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What? A Real World subject?!
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:28:52 pm »
yes, I have temporarily gone to The Dark Side. had this old kit laying around for years, shuddering at the thought of fighting with my first Limited Run offering.



Rough in many areas, and the sprue gates would better be described as "gates large enough for a barbarian invasion force to breach the castle walls".



Basic glueing puttying sanding swearing has begun. With the gear main position I don't think this would be a tailsitter, but I put  weight in the nose just in case.



Glued the two halves together over the last couple of days. Yes, you read that correctly; couple of days. The gaps were so huge that I did it in stages; glue nose, clamp overnight. Glue tail, clamp overnight. Glue centre fuselage; clamp overnight.

I didn't add detail to the cockpit, just wanted to get something done.

I have a love for the unloved, and the Vought Pirate certainly fills that billing.
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 11:45:00 pm »
If I have understood the project is a Vought Pirate in Navy service, mass produced, this is more what-if than RW, no? :unsure:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 05:48:19 am »
That kits not much younger than me Ratty  ;)

I like the translucent nature of some of the plastic in particular.
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 07:44:22 am »
I finished one (Special Hibby, IIRC) in Argentinian Navy colors a while ago:

Yep, saw the pics when I was looking for details. Damned fine job!
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 11:20:17 am »
Meikraft made some very odd, yet finely moulded kits, apart from the HUMUNGUOUS sprue gates!

I have their Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak and it looks great, I'll just need band saw to cut the parts off the sprues!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 11:47:00 am »
That kits not much younger than me Ratty  ;)

? They only started up in the 80s. :o
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 12:56:16 pm »
I finished one (Special Hibby, IIRC) in Argentinian Navy colors a while ago:


1:72 Chance Vought F6U-1 'Pirate', aircraft '3-A-103'/1224, Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina, (COAN), Fuerza Aeronaval 2; ARA Independencia, summer 1960
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It looks a bit like an A-10 nose on Seahawk wings and it's own messed up tail ... 
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 02:53:50 pm »
Looking forward to  seeing what you  do with this,  I have not  paid  much  attention  to this aircraft, but I  quite  like it.
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 02:55:51 am »
The F6U is a pretty and compact aircraft. I could imagine one in RN markings, too.

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 06:29:36 am »
That kits not much younger than me Ratty  ;)

? They only started up in the 80s. :o

You sure ? I could have sworn they went back to the 60's in their origional guise ?  :unsure:

Just checked, and 80's it is. No idea what I was thinking of.....Keilkraft ???  :unsure:
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 11:23:41 am »
Working on the fiddly bits. I started out with the determination to do this straight from the box, no after-market parts, nothing from the spares box. Might make some oleo scissors for these landing gear parts, shouldn't be too hard. (He says optimistically...)

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 01:57:13 pm »
The F6U is a pretty and compact aircraft. I could imagine one in RN markings, too.
My thoughts  exactly,  I  want one  now.... :angel:
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 02:17:35 am »
The F6U is a pretty and compact aircraft. I could imagine one in RN markings, too.
My thoughts  exactly,  I  want one  now.... :angel:
Chris

Me, too, though I'll probably just slap an A-10 nose on a Seahawk ...  ;) Which would be a Whif, and much better armed, too!  :)  Though I dunno if the Seahawk had the horsepower to get that gun aloft ...
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Re: What? A Real World subject?!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2019, 06:35:13 pm »
Scratch built some oleo scissors for the Pirate gear, not perfect but close enough for me.

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