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Old 05-05-2010, 12:17 AM
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Thaipaperwork XP-59 Airacomet

I searched and did not find...a build thread on this model subject which holds a very unique marker in history as the very first jet fighter for the US but met an unfortunate contract cancellation as most aircraft do.

Anyhow, on to the photos which I am sure you all want to see.

Started off with the cockpit area and put it together rather easily.
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Then I got to work on the forward fuselage and front wheel well.
Thaipaperwork XP-59 Airacomet-img_9297.jpg

After they were all ready, I glued them together and then dry fit the completed cockpit area.
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That's all for tonight.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:32 AM
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This is a really nice build and I was considering doing it myself but it lost out to my current project. Good work Looks really clean. I'm actually starting to really like the Nobi kits.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:17 AM
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Hi Robert
I did a build-thread over at Zealot, 2 years ago;
Xp- 54 - Zealot Hobby Forum
It's a nice (big)model, I scratchbuild the "ejection-seat" and the cockpit
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:24 AM
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Hi Robert,
Edit; Oops, I posted a link to Nobi's XP 54, wrong plane, but also nice.
I have the XP 59 somewhere in my stash, I'll follow your build :D
BTW, did anybody hear from Nobi lately? I know his country is in quite a mess..
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:26 AM
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I chatted with him about a week ago - he is doing well looking really good so far! keep the pics coming
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:09 AM
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This is another build that I'm glad to see. You sure are off to a great start with the forward fuselage.

I also look forward to seeing Billy's P-59.

Noting the discussion in another thread of the possibility of an Airacuda model, wouldn't it be nice to see a line up of the Airacuda, Airabonita, and Airacomet?

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:14 AM
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Noting the discussion in another thread of the possibility of an Airacuda model, wouldn't it be nice to see a line up of the Airacuda, Airabonita, and Airacomet?
Next to an Airacobra?

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:25 AM
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Next to an Airacobra?

Well, only if it were in pre-war natural aluminum finish - although I guess if the P-59 were in the line up, it would put us in an alternate universe.

Meanwhile, I will be happy to see the next phase of Robert's OD and gray P-59.

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Old 05-05-2010, 07:25 AM
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Coming along nicely!

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Old 05-05-2010, 11:12 AM
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A very interesting project, Robert. I'm not so much for the X planes, but this looks promising.
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