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Double Pancake
« on: March 10, 2020, 08:49:57 am »
As a backup model for this 'In the Navy' GB I looked out a Pegasus Vought XF5U-1 Flying pancake kit that I had stashed away in The Loft. While this is a kit of the same aeroplane as the famous Hasegawa/Tamiya Pancake kit, it's nowhere near the same quality, or so I'm told as I've never even set eyes upon an unbuilt Hasegawa kit!  :o

While the Pegasus Pancake has the most exquisite engraved panel line detail the outline is pretty darn crude, with LOTS of flash and thick sprue gates abounding. It's also moulded in four main parts, the top and bottom sections are split along the centre chord line, which makes assembly somewhat difficult to say the least. In addition there are NO assembly instructions whatsoever! Apparently the builder is expected to know the aeroplane well enough to be able to figure out where all the parts go. Luckily I've spent some time studying the thing so I did know where most went, but it's a bit disconcerting.

My backstory for this build has the US Navy realising that such an unorthodox aircraft would take some difficulty in learning to fly the service examples and so they contracted Vought to develop a two-seat trainer version and that's what I'm modelling.  ;)

To this end I needed a suitable canopy of course, as well as chopping out space for a second seat behind the trainees seat, and so I started to carve the forward upper quarter of the main mouldings apart.

Instant disaster!  :banghead:

Pegasus' styrene has always been a bit on the heavy-duty side and this was no different. So much so that the moulding shattered into three parts when I started to saw it! A similar thing happened to the forward lower moulding when I tried to file off the extensive sprue gates, and so I've reluctantly abandoned this build as a dead loss. It would have been difficult building it stock, let alone with giving it an extra seat.

I'm not giving up the idea though, and I'll be looking out for a Hasegawa pancake kit as soon as I can get an internet link.

Oh, you want to know what I'm using for the canopy?  ;D

After looking at two-seat versions of the Jaguar, the Mirage III, the F-104, the F-100 and the Javelin I finally settled on the one for the F-89H Scorpion that had donated its wing tip missile pods for my Canberra F10 conversion.

[Later] I found a Hase Pancake kit on eBay and I bought it, so this build will be continuing in the near future hopefully.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 10:59:36 am »
I'll be interested to see how this turns out, given my (Single) Pancake drawn efforts a while ago... ;D

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 12:45:13 pm »
I've got a 60% built Hasegawa one in the stash, I had started it years ago before our house move, but it's the usually story, got packed up and it's still there. I've also got the Sword earlier pancake, V-173 IIRC.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 01:50:55 pm »
Here's my Hasegawa one Kit. Built for the 2016 In The Navy GB

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42440.30

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 03:55:05 pm »
When Tophe sees the title "Double pancake", I am sure he will get ideas...  ;D
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 05:25:59 pm »
Don't know about Tophe, but when I read "Double Pancake", I thought of a biplane.  :blink:
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 06:10:39 pm »
When you said "Double Pancake", I though for a moment that you were doing a model of the little-known EF5U-1 AWACS version of the flying pancake... ;)
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 12:31:21 am »
 ;D

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 12:41:14 am »
Plenty of good ideas on this thread already!

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 09:07:33 am »
I saw 'Double Pancake' and thought of butter and syrup dripping over the sides....  ;D

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 09:09:18 am »
I saw 'Double Pancake' and thought of butter and syrup dripping over the sides....  ;D

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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 09:20:47 am »
When Tophe sees the title "Double pancake", I am sure he will get ideas...  ;D
Ahem, I already drew a double-tail pancake:

But also I made a double-pancake fake photograph if I remember well, I am looking for it.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2020, 11:16:24 am »
But also I made a double-pancake fake photograph if I remember well, I am looking for it.
I have not found it, so I made the picture again, from my asymmetric pancake model of the past:

(double pancake in a double plate) ;)
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 08:36:33 am »
I've got the Hasegawa kit now, and it's a ZINGER compared too the Pegasus version.

Construction will commence as soon as I get home after piggybacking on my friend's wifi.
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Re: Double Pancake
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 12:19:40 pm »
Here's the basic Pancake kit in all it's wonderful weirdness.




And inside the box it's equally weird, how nice.   ;D




Luckily all the steps I'd planned for the Pegasus version will work for this one too.

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