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  1. I still have the spare wing, however if you want it…postage costs may not be cheap from NZ
  2. Hi Alex, the striatum’s on the 3D parts really aren’t that daunting to manage. I’ve previously built 4 of his HS.748 / Andover kits without any real hassle…you just need to devote time to just chill out and do a couple nights wet & dry sanding in front of the TV etc (working through various grades of sandpaper in process). The clear parts are mine, I use old CD case poly plastic shaped and then just glued in (carefully) with model poly cement. The worst part (by far) was having patience to sand down and fill the props using brushed on coats of Mr Surfacer 500 between sanding. I understand that OneManModel can now sell you 3D resin prop blades that solve this issue! In terms of the parts fit for the Electra build, OneManModels components fit almost exactly to the hasegawa components, it would seem that he possibly based his original on the hasegawa . I used CA glue to attach the major 3D components and used milliput filler to take up any poorly fitting joints. in terms of the cut and reshaped hasegawa parts, they were reinforced internally with strips of the curved fuselage section from the sacrificed p3 model. I hope this all helps, all in all it was a straightforward build.
  3. From components of 2 Hasegawa P3 kits and OneManModel components, here is the finished model The build detail is here if anyone is interested Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  4. I had 2 incomplete P3 orion kits sitting unwanted n the shelf (they had already donated their engines and a few other components to 4 Convair 580 conversions I've previously built). Fortunately Toshihiko Shimizu decided to do both the L-188 and the P3 as 3D printed models last year. This probably saved these kits from a trip to the dump! I purchased a set of engines, props and new cockpit and tail sections from Toshihiko Shimizu in January & put everything aside for future contemplation. Heres all the bits with the original fuselage (not lengthened yet). l188 by Harry Follas, on Flickr he conversion involved taking a portion of the barrel part of the rear fuselage from one kit and adding this to the forward section of the other. The Weapons Bay then needed to be removed and replaced with sections of the roof of the other kit (to make it a perfect cylinder. The bits were assembled in May. Sections fit together quite well, I was even able to use the P-3's cockpit interior inside OneManModel's Electra nose section thumbnail_image0 by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Paint masks removed in early June (I had decided to do the cabin windows as Authentic Airliners decals at an early stage). Definitely looking a bit more like an Electra Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Now Complete, decalled as ZK-TEA "Aotearoa" with Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. The Authentic Airliners window decals are awesome! They really give depth of field. Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr With one of TEAL's earlier DC-6s Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  5. Something a bit different, A Cessna 182! Lars has given me drawings of the early Cessna 182 series...which after all were essentially just '180s with tricycle gear! So I decided to build one of his 180s as a 182A, so I built 'BRI which as it turns out was the first Cessna 182 registered in NZ. It Looks about right IMG_6478 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_6474 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_6480 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_6471 by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  6. Thanks all, talking to the ex Air New Zealand pilot who flew the D model, he reckons it’s the best (most stable) IFR platform he’s ever flown. He also says the Air NZ aircraft never had autopilots, they always manually flew them. So all those bits (that made a stretched and heightened kingair fuselage flyable) must work the kit is typically Amodel, it’s nice but bits frustratingly have injection gates in the wrong place (or too large gates for small pieces) and parts fit regularly needing adjustment…otherwise it was a good build, it has a small P.E. Fret for vents/ducts but nothing overwhelming. Nice engraved panel detail and fairly good transparencies
  7. Fairly easy builds (for Amodel kits) they seem to represent the lines of the 1900C & 1900D OK & make interesting comparisons. Both are being built as commissions IMG_7157 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_7145 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_7134 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_7169 by Harry Follas, on Flickr IMG_7176 by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  8. I've built the simple but visually appealing AVI DH Puss moth kit. With a bit of research and a couple of paintings in a book "Flying By Bradshaw" I was able to reproduce Southland Airways Puss Moth ZK-ACX from New Zealand in 1930s. Apparently the original is under a slow-rebuild to airworthiness at Manderville Aerodrome near Gore in Southland, NZ My only complaint about the build would be that the multi-piece cockpit glazing is prone to pipette effects and paint bleeds...It was a close call at one stage whether the model was going to be junked! Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  9. ‘TAI was air Chathams first aircraft back during the early ‘80s. In fact Craig Emeny (CEO) purchased it from Air Rarotonga (now Air Raro), it was their first aircraft also. Craig used TAI to ferry fresh crayfish from Pitt Island to Main Chatham Island and then to the mainland. It’s how Air Chathams began, passengers have always been secondary on that service. TAI came to grief at some stage in the Chatham Islands during 1980s early 90s.
  10. Here's my build of a 'classic' 1968 1/72 Aurora Cessna 337 SkyMaster... I used vac-form windscreen and props from spares box (Khee-Kha C185 leftovers) & replaced the rest of the cabin glazing. Apart from the scratch-built pannier the rest is original Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  11. Cessna 185, ZK-NRC, is virtually wearing K2 (Alaska) markings Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  12. I see it has the early RNZAF scheme & decals (with silver fern roundels) as a 2nd option https://www.aviationmegastore.com/img/prod/max/3/1/186796_1.jpg
  13. needs to do the Pacer tail-dragger too, just a simple reversal of the mains and a tailwheel
  14. Another couple of Cessnas Now 30 built! ZK-CKU a '185 floatplane operated in Rotorua N.Z. with Geyserland Airways during the 1970s and an early Cessna 180 (STOL converted) now based in Blenheim. Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
  15. LoL tht's my beast, a late Australian WW2 production DH.84 converted from the Heller Rapide kit, 2 Airfix Tigermoths and spare Amodel DH.60 wing sections (+ some scratchbuilding) . Much of the fuselage is pretty much the same, window apertures need changing, the nose section needs to be broadened and 'blunted' the cockpit and glazing isn't quite wide enough for the DH.84 (tapers a little too much) so there is a bit of a compromise there but it doesn't look too bad. You can re-use the center-section of the wings out to the inner struts (from the Heller DH.89 kit), however the tapered outer section of the dh.89 wings need to be removed from there and the DH.60 wings substituted. DH.60 struts can be used for outer wings too . Tail feathers are exactly the same, except the cut-out in the vicinity of the tail wheel. Rear Engine cowls were re contoured to match the Tigermoth Gypsy Majors and tapered to match drawings of the DH.84. The landing gear was totally scratch built using the wheels from the original Heller kit. Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr Untitled by Harry Follas, on Flickr
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