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Orso

Ford 8-AT

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I have had plans for a transport variant of the Airfix Ford Trimotor, a Ford 8-AT for a very long time. I bought this kit 2005 and I finally I got around to do something with it. But as usual I have to convert it a bit.

 

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I started by cutting along the recess for the windows on the inside of the fuselage  to cut out away the windows. I also cut thin slivers of a plastic tube 

 

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I filled the hole from the old windows with corrugate plastic card and drilled out new windows.

 

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The thin plastic rings was used for the port holes to get a nicer look. I also needed to make a new door without a window.

 

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I learned that three of the small windows later was closed on this plane so I had to do the same.

 

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The cargo bays under the wings has to go to. More plastic card to the rescue, but the biggest problem probably is that the canopy is to wide.

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Nice start Orso, interesting project.  Got one of these kits myself, planning on trying to make the float plane version.

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I cut a part from the nose and added some Northrop Gamma parts instead. It gives me a basic shape to work from.

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You are a very brave (skilled) modeller attempting to match corrugated parts in 1/72! I have no experience of this trimotor variant. Can you tell us more about it?

 

Will

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I cut a part from the nose and added some Northrop Gamma parts instead. It gives me a base shape to work from.

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The 8-AT is actually a single engine version of the trimotor.

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It flew with six different engines. I would love to have a Hisso engine version but I settle for this.

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I'm always facinated by models that are far off the beaten track and yours surely is! :D

I couldn't do that as I simply don't have the knowledge to do such an undertaking, so I'm glad that somebody is! :winkgrin:

 

Looking forward to seeing the finished model! :)

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J

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Its a very long time since I saw anyone doing anything with this kit. Very interested to see how you get on with this build.

 

Martian

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Excellent start on a challenging project, Sir.

 

Looking forward to more.

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I started to dress up the nose.

 

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I have to improvise as I don't have to many pictures. But I build for fun and besides not many persons will know how it really looked like.

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On ‎18‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 14:56, Orso said:

 I build for fun

The very best reason for doing it!

 

Martian

 

 

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