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1/32 Kitty Hawk T-6 Texan. Cockpit progressed

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Hi Guys.

This is my entry, and should be arriving shortly.

Found a review of the kit, here. on britmodeller. 



Going to try:


If my skills allow



See below, but if used, probably the brazillian red/white/blue scheme



New thing to try.


I'm not certain on the colour scheme yet, as I've just seen a download of the instructions, and one in particular is sparking a interest

This will be my second aircraft in many, many years. First was a 1/48 helo, so be gentle with me.

I'm sure to have many questions to ask, and will take much knowledge from the other builds.


Good luck to everyone




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O wow, I look forward to this! I have the kittyhawk kit as well and am awaiting Freightdog to release a Harvard MkIIb conversion kit due out soon.

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Welcome to the GB.


Such a fantastic choice of subject, that would make up into a mighty impressive and attractive model, looking forward to seeing how this one comes out.


Good luck with your build.

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This will be very cool indeed.  Big too!  Lots of room for detail.  Those markings are very snazzy too.

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Well still no kit, so started on the PE flaps, fiddly blighters.

Lots of supporting ribs that require careful handling while aligning them, still working on a good way to fix them, and may even try soldering (on a spares box item).

I'll post a few pic's tomorrow, as there are 6 pieces to make up.


Wish me Luck


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Hi Guys.

Well my Kits finally arrived, and looks impressive at first look.



Standard box top






Usual sprue shots, and a bottle of tamiya paint for size comparison. Canopy came in its own box to protect it.

Last sprue shot is the weapons provided. Looks like it can take a fairly large load.



This is the paint scheme I'm tempted to go for, hadn't seen the underside until recently, and quite like it.

But that may change depending if I load her up with many weapons



For the wife to say thanks, hehe


Any requests for close ups, or other kit details can be sorted.

Well, Better get started


Cheers for looking



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Started yesterday, not much progress to show, but its a start.



Cockpit floor. I decided on the round control column (standard style is provided in the box), as I think it makes it more interesting.

So thats the first 5 pieces assembled,



The seats. I've seen different styles on some of the other kits, but this is what KH provide.

First problem encountered, the Bar along the rear frame has been replaced with brass rod, as the kit parts snapped while trying to remove from the sprue. no problem but annoying all the same.

Second problem, and really annoying. No instructions for the seat harness securing points, not even a locating point.

So guess work has been employed, as these seats appear to have been for a pilot worn parachute, I've placed them where I think they should go.

They have a nice finish to them (detail wise), and bent around the seat body nicely.


I'll progress the cockpit more today, and may even start splashing paint around, although I'm torn between which cockpit green to use.


Cheers for looking


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On 4/4/2021 at 11:36 PM, diases said:

may even try soldering

That's tricky from what I hear, but do-able.  Ask @Heather Kay about that.  She has lots fo experience.

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Interesting to see the sprues, I see it has the correct gun pods and T-10 rockets for a version Française...   ...interesting.  :hmmm:

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On 4/11/2021 at 8:09 AM, Wez said:

I see it has the correct gun pods and T-10 rockets for a version Française...   ...interesting.

 Very interesting :) 

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Hi Guys.

Well, work trip over, and next one is approx middle of June.

Time to crack on with this. Hoping to get the cockpit assembly sorted this week.

Good to see everybody else's progress, and even some complete models.




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Back to modelling..  Woohoo, so much better than a day job.


Cracked on with the cockpit.






Pretty straight forward so far. Everything seems to fit together well and quite robust.

Still have a few bits to add from the kit, but enormous potential to add detail if so desired.


Improvements over Kit Parts.

A nice IP upgrade over the Kits decal/raised detail option. In fact, all switch panels are finely detailed, but as I have brush painted, most is lost, or very faint. But a more skilful modeller would make a better job of them.

Kit instructions give little paint colour detail, so google is really your friend for the many controls.

Seat belts are OK, but a more detailed after market set could make a big impression.


Planning to add plenty of wear to the seat edge's and rub points, and some subtle weathering once everything's together.


Next stage will be the engine, with it's many paint stages.

Wish me luck

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