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Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang - Finished pics page 5
« on: June 21, 2019, 06:38:00 am »
Tophe produced this for the 2017 1WGB.  I fell in love with the look of it and saved it to my hard drive.
Tophe - P82-51C5_ae cropped by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

It is a twin engined Mustang bizprop.  It carries one passenger in the glazed first class cabin mounted in the nose.

I shall be building it from these two kits...
Mitsuberican KP5146 Start 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mitsuberican KP5146 Start 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...but not until July 1st obviously.

I did get the fuselages out today to compare widths and to try to work out where to cut.   But no actual building.

<edit> it has just struck me that if I cut neatly I can also build a single engined KI-46.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 06:42:55 am »
<edit> it has just struck me that if I cut neatly I can also build a single engined KI-46.

Packard Merlin engined? ;)
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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 10:07:34 am »

<edit> it has just struck me that if I cut neatly I can also build a single engined KI-46.


Two entries at once, what's not to like?  ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 03:46:28 pm »
Glorious and the secondary idea is a handy side effect. This is a very cool project, I love seeing drawings and profiles and the like turned 3D. It's fine team work and both people get to have fun working in their preferred realm whilst enjoying seeing it come to life in the other.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 02:33:06 am »
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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 02:32:13 am »
And we're off.
Fuselages assembled before cutting.
Bitang WIP 01-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 07:58:36 am »
This is great if you succeed in building it! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 01:53:34 am »
Girded my loins, crossed my fingers, took a deep breath and cut into the fuselages today.
I think this is going to look great.  All down to the designer (Tophe) of course.
Bistang WIP 02-07-2019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
You will notice that while Tophe's drawing shows the standard length Bitang I am building the extended fuselage long range version.
This is was really done so I could match the width of the two fuselages at the ventral joint and hopefully reduce the amount of PSR.

As far as building a single engined Ki-46 from the remains goes I think it's just got too much Mustang DNA...
Bistang WIP 02-07-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 04:05:53 am »
Wow! Congratulations! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 04:10:04 am »
LOL, wait until I start posting my first submission to this GB. Tophe-inspired Mustangs seem to be this summer's rage!  ;)

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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 04:37:41 am »
Tophe produced this for the 2017 1WGB.  I fell in love with the look of it and saved it to my hard drive.
Tophe - P82-51C5_ae cropped by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

It is a twin engined Mustang bizprop.  It carries one passenger in the glazed first class cabin mounted in the nose.

I shall be building it from these two kits...
Mitsuberican KP5146 Start 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mitsuberican KP5146 Start 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...but not until July 1st obviously.

I did get the fuselages out today to compare widths and to try to work out where to cut.   But no actual building.

<edit> it has just struck me that if I cut neatly I can also build a single engined KI-46.

In a strange way, it almost reminds me of an Me 262....

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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 05:16:12 am »
Thanks folks.

....In a strange way, it almost reminds me of an Me 262...

In Tophes drawing?  Maybe the nose shape and canopy.

Looking at my mockup has me thinking Russian.  There's something Shturmovik about it.  Maybe in the shape of the wings?
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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 05:28:55 am »


Build up the rear fuselage & add Hurricane or (early) Spitfire canopy & wings. ;)

It will, at worst, look odd. At best it'll look weird! ;D


(A Muricah or Mutfinah? Possibly Hurtangah or Spitangah? :unsure:)


PS: I always read "Bintang" when I see "Bitang" ... & I've never been to Bali! :o
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Re: Mitsuberican KP5146 Bitang
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2019, 06:55:20 am »
Tophe-inspired Mustangs seem to be this summer's rage!  ;)

they might make a good topic for a special GB  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2019, 06:56:49 am »
Thanks folks.

....In a strange way, it almost reminds me of an Me 262...

In Tophes drawing?  Maybe the nose shape and canopy.

Looking at my mockup has me thinking Russian.  There's something Shturmovik about it.  Maybe in the shape of the wings?

the Me262 with a glass nose?