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Hi guys,

 

Here is my build of the 1/48 P-63C King Cobra from MPM. This is already a started build, but not beyond the 25% mark.

I started to build this I think 8 years ago, so it was a shelf queen.  After the opening I saw why, the vac canopie is yellowed. But I will still build it as it is a great opportunity to do now.

Here are the pictures. There is no box art, as I have lost the box long time ago and the kit is in another easier box to use.

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the started cockpit.

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the yellowed canopies

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The decals and the instructions

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As you can see there is also a decal sheet and instructions for a F version in the box. This also has a resin tail for it.

 

Cheers,

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8 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Good luck with this one Arnold.

Are you going to build the French version from Indochina?

No, I think I am going with the Russian version. I am not fond of metal coats and all the polishing etc to get the model up to that standard. I want to finish it now, so that I have a shelf queen less. But maybee I will change my mind during the build.

 

Cheers,

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Welcome again Arnold with what I think may be the first Kingcobra of the build.

 

When you first mentioned this model to me I thought you 'd decided to join me on the dark side with a resin beast, but I forgot they plastic as well.

 

Gosh "Shelf Queens"...... I think we all have a few of those...:whistle:

 

It'll be interesting to see what you do with her, Begemot have a nice set of decals for her which look to cover just about every P-63 that was built!

 

Good luck with the build, it'll be great to see what you do with her and for her to be finally finished.

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Those decals do look interesting. I might get me some. 

I was yesterday at the aviationstore at Schiphol. Bought some things for the P-39, And what did I forgot to look for. The vac form canopy for this one. duh:wall:

I think I will do it with this one.

I was also at a meeting of the IPMS near there and found a 1/96 Saturn V rocket from Revell.:D

 

Cheers,

 

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I have started to put some more stuff in the cockpit. It is now nearly ready to get a coat of paint. 

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I will also use a resin seat with seatbelts from a P-39. This isn't totally correct, but much better than the seat that is in the box.

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I have also been working on the exhausts. As the ones in the kit have very little detail have I drilled out the plates for the exhausts and I blanked these of from the back, so the left over ones from a Eduard kit will fit.

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after cleaning up I placed the Eduard ones. That looks a lot better.

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I also made the gunports for the .50's in the nose. There is nothing in the kit for this.

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I also replaced the cannon tube. This was on most Russian cobra's with a extension, where there could be placed  a starter on a truck for cold weather. I tried to make that and it isn't perfect.

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Here are also some pictures of the wings. I already had made some interior for the wheelbays, as there is nothing in the kit.

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That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

Edited by Arniec

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gee you have been busy! There's some nice detail in the cockpit area, will look good painted up. 

 

Lucky you had replacement exhausts, the kit ones looked pretty poor.

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I have done some more work. The wings and stabilizers are now on. Still need to paint the cockpit, but first I still need to clean up the seam on the fuselage.

Here are some pictures.

The fuselage closed up with some extra help to keep it together.

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Here is the wing on. There was some small difficulties with putting it on, but I managed.

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Here I made some holes in the stabilizers and fuselage, so I could put a plastic rod thrue and get a better joint. 

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I forgot to take a picture with the rod in. :doh:

Here is the result and how far she is now.

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That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

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hmmm won't the cockpit be harder to paint like this?

 

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One of the guys in my local club does it this way.  He figures if you can see it, you can reach it with a brush.  I don't know...

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On 31 augustus 2018 at 5:24 AM, trickyrich said:

hmmm won't the cockpit be harder to paint like this?

 

Yes it does, but I will manage as the doors aren't placed jet.  I will do black first and try to get it everywhere and then I will five it the green interior color. 

 

Cheers,

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Very nice indeed,..... you are putting a lot more effort into yours than I am with mine!!

 

Cheers

          Tony

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Very nice build, a lot of resin parts. NICE Tony. I'm looking forward to see more of it. 

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I have done some painting on the P-39, so it was easy to give this one a coat of paint as well. 

Here are some pictures.

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Now it needs to be detail painted. 

 

Cheers,

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actually that came out really well, I though having it all closed up would have caused more painting issues, but obviously it didn't....very clever! :thumbsup:

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Well that worked well. Looking very nice already. Always intrigues me how MPM and many others can get some beautiful parts in a kit and yet others are very poor....

 

Adds to the fun I suppose.

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Hi guys,

 

It took me some time to do something at the model.But I have done some work this morning. I cleaned up the seams and also placed the vac form canopie.

It wasn't a perfect fit, but good enough. There were some small gaps and I filled that with wood glue. Now it needs to dry, before I can go further.

Here is a picture.

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That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

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I don't know if I will finish this one on time. I have lost a bit of my mojo at the moment.

I also go at the end of the week to England and don't have any model time.This also counts for my other build here.

Maybee as I come back from Telford that I am reloaded and want to model.

I have also started a new build in the B-17 GB to get it back with a easy build.

Sorry Guys. 

 

Cheers,

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that's ok, I know the feeling well!

 

I'm currently struggling with my duo and doubt I'll actually finish them for this GB....I maybe able to finish them in the KUTA GB.

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