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Author:  yukonjohn [ Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49 pm ]
Post subject:  P-39 RAF

Doing a test build of the green/brown P-39 in RAF scheme. AH621 was the lone P-39 taken into the RCAF for evaluation.

Regards,
John

Attachments:
File comment: Filler piece under the wing fairings added to the kit
p-39 sm lower rear qtr.jpg
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File comment: In progress
p-39 sm upper frnt qtr.jpg
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Author:  Burning Beard [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Looks really good. I take it that this is a total repaint, you did a great job. I really like the wheel well treatment.

Beard

Author:  yukonjohn [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Thanks Beard. It is a repaint of the Wahl-Eye II green-brown version in the P-39 package. Appreciate your comments and any other hints people have before I call the kit done.

Regards,
John

Author:  willygoat [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

The looks really good! Nice repaint work.

Author:  Burning Beard [ Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

I like that you lightened the panel lines on the fuselage to match those on the wings. They really shouldn't be too visible, the only thing that should show up as a hard line is of course the inspection plates and control surfaces. You handled that very nicely.

Are you going to make the landing gear tubes or leave them flat?

Beard

Author:  yukonjohn [ Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Thanks Beard. I am trying to not make too many changes to the kit, but I usually insert some wire between the folded gear legs to round them out a bit. I also like to make my tyres in layers of cardboard with the edges rounded a bit. I will see if I can get the rest of the pieces on by this weekend.

Regards,
John

Author:  yukonjohn [ Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

I bury floral wire (the green painted stuff that takes glue and marker colouring) to give a rounded shape and more strength. The main gear tyres are also glued to the landing gear covers to take most of the load.

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File comment: P-39 gear legs
gear legs.jpg
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Author:  Wad_Cutter [ Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

This is a great looking re-paint. I like to coloration much better for some reason. I hope this will be posted for D/L and that any special notes passed along too. I just might get off my lazy butt and do something. Thank you for taking the time. Outstanding work. Thank you. wc

Author:  yukonjohn [ Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Thanks Wad Cutter. Just to clarify, the very nice brown-green scheme is already in the P-39 package. I have only changed it from US markings to RAF markings and have revised and added a few parts. For the nose gear, I have added the strut scissor (torque link) to the kit. Now to get it sitting on its gear.

Regards,
John

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gear finished.JPG
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Author:  Burning Beard [ Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

The upgraded gear will make a lot of difference in the looks of the finished model.

Beard

Author:  willygoat [ Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Nice work on the gear. I usually do the same thing with bits of straightened paper clips

Author:  yukonjohn [ Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Thanks willygoat. Test build done - a few adjustments made to the repaint. It was a fun build. Compliments to the original designer.

John

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Finished under.JPG
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Finished front.JPG
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Author:  willygoat [ Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

That came together really well. Nice job! I really need to build this one. I've had it in my mind to print and build it numerous times, but something always catches my fancy.

Thanks for sharing your build with us! :mrgreen:

Author:  caddmann05 [ Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

The landing gear definitely makes it first class. Nice job overall.

caddmann05

Author:  yukonjohn [ Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-39 RAF

Thanks for your kind comments. Credit to the designer.

Regards,
John

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