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Old 02-12-2020, 09:37 AM
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Thanks rifleman and Rata. It is a really complicated one, hope that my next scratchbuild will have a round fuselage.

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Old 02-14-2020, 02:45 PM
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Fantastic work!
I am constantly amazed at the skills of you scratch builders.
Its what makes this hobby so much more than other scale model building that I have tried - it really crosses the boundaries between art and assembly.
I'm in awe!
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:45 AM
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Thanks nickthefix for yours very encouraging commets.

Works on the cockpit is almost complete, rear machine gun and gunner seat are done and bonded. Have a few more detailing...









Next are the landing gear and torpedo rack.

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Old 02-17-2020, 10:50 AM
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amazing work all round
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:26 AM
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Interesting that in the reference photo on the first page the gunner is clearly facing forward - presumably he was expected to turn around in the seat to do navigation, radios or other duties when not engaged in defense. Another interesting feature (thanks Wikipedia) is that the bomb aimer would slide himself underneath the pilot in order to aim the torpedo through a window, hence the speaking tube visible in the cockpit photo and why the torpedo is carried at an odd drooping angle. That can't have been great for aerodynamics.


This is a lovely model of an elegant-looking aircraft and having dabbled in scratchbuilds I'm impressed by how neat this has turned out. Excited to see how you make the canopy...hoping for it to be fully glazed and retracted.
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:43 AM
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Thanks Siwi. Aiming the torpedo as was in this one is very interesting. May be it can provide better aiming, but it is a penalty for aerodynamics, and drag is higher. In British and Japanese torpedo aircrafts the torpedo is parallel to the fuselage.



Regarding the cockpit, I am still debating both opttions.





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Old 02-18-2020, 11:57 AM
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Shalom

Regarding the "green house" canopy, I am of the opinion to close it all.

My reasoning is that it looks kind of stupid the way the canopies slide past each other and stacked up like they were hit by some sort of a wind storm.


Normally, I like all the canopies open, but in this case, the plane looks elegant with it all closed up.


My opinion.



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Old 02-19-2020, 09:55 AM
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Isaac, I am planing to do a closed canopy, It will be from 6 sigments, starting from the rear (gunner position).

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Old 02-19-2020, 12:42 PM
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Isaac, I am planing to do a closed canopy, It will be from 6 sigments, starting from the rear (gunner position).

Shalom Mor

I think that would be sensible from the point of view of getting the sections to stay glued in place. With the open position you'd have very thin edges attached by tiny lengths of material at this scale. Besides, it shows off the lines of the aircraft better too.
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