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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:37pm

Answer Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) 1:33 / finished

Hi all,
during another break from my thunderbolt (seems like it's an endless work ;)), I've decided to build something which would be quick and not too complicated - a shortrun, simply said. My choice was a model from Lukasz Fuczek, published by Answer - japanese Nakajima Ki 43 Hayabusa, flown by Maj. Tateo Kato, leader of 64th Sentai of JAAF in east Asia war until he was shot down by british Blenheim gunner sgt. McLuckie on May 22, 1942.

I've started on beginning of March; you can see my progress so far below.
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:39pm

RE: Answer Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) 1:33

standard beginning - the cockpit. Although I have decided to build the model "as-is", I couldn't resist detailing the cockpit a little bit, rebuilding the seat etc. Pictures will tell more than words.
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:40pm

RE: Answer Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) 1:33

some more from the cockpit before closing it into the fuselage...
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:44pm

RE: Answer Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) 1:33

the fuselage - the chipping will need to be repainted a little bit in later stage; it was printed in metallic colour, which turned gray after varnishing, so I've highlighted it with a mix of silver aluminum paint and glossy varnish (both acrylic), but I will have to do it at least once more during finishing touch-ups.
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:45pm

RE: Answer Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) 1:33

the tail - the sheetmetal parts between horizontal and vertical stabilizers still missing, will be done later. On the second image you can see bottom part of horizontal stabilizers; I've tried to raise the middle parts of panels with a mix of silver and varnish again...
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:51pm

now I'm working on the engine, it has 14 cylinders, which I find to be a little too much; front ones are done already anyway (except for the valve rods, wiring and several more details, which will be done when the cylinders are on their place on engine)...
so this is it so far, I'd like to finish it in another three or four weeks, so we will see...
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 6:27pm

hi pawell,
nice to see,that you start a new build :)! love your work! the cockpit looks very real,great,clean work =D> =D>!! can't wait to follow your report... best wishes for your build!
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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 6:55pm

Hi Pawell,

another great built from you! Awesome!!!

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Thursday, March 27th 2008, 11:43pm

ok, 3 more to go! :yahoo:
I hope I haven't overdone the weathering - it's not so contrasting in real as on the photos...

and by the way, if someone of you builds this model someday - a warning for you: if I'm not absolutely wrong, 7 pieces of parts for cylinder heads are missing (parts 53a, 53b and 53c); it's not a real problem, it can be photocopied easily (which I did), but it's better to notice BEFORE you cut all these tiny parts... ;)
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Friday, March 28th 2008, 3:05pm

Very nice, Pawell :super:
I just love those radial engines. Will it be possible to remove (and put back...) the cowling on the completed model, to see the big amount of work inside?

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Friday, March 28th 2008, 3:46pm

I am thinking about making the panel on the left side of cowling open like it was on real plane - I can send some pictures when I get home.
I want to avoid removing the whole cowling, because there's nothing behind the firewall or whatever the partition just behind the engine is and I don't want to scratchbuild everything behind it...
Well we will see, I need to doublecheck the construction of the cowling...

Edit: promised image attached...
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 12:11pm

the engine is finished, except for the radial oil cooler and some finishing touches - mostly painting of "cables" in places where the paint peeled off or where I've touched them with CA...
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 3:47pm

Amazing!

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

It would be a real shame to hide this little gem under the cowling - you MUST make the panels removable
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 5:01pm

I agree. I think it will be a great loss if the panels hide all the pistons.

Please, think about a removable cowling.

Thank you for such a well done build.

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 5:23pm

Fantastic detail work.......... :prost: :prost:
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 9:53pm

a short update - wheel wells. Hayabusa's wheel wells are quite simple, so here they are. I decided to add quite heavy weathering - according to the chipping, the plane has already seen some service, so it would be strange if the wells were clean and shining. I also added the brake cable and that round hatches - they were printed on the wall, but the print was almost invisible.
Since the wall of the well follows the wing profile, it was a little tricky to shape it, so time will show if I did it right - when placing them into the wing ;) I'm quite curious about the result, the wells look really ugly alone.
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Friday, April 4th 2008, 11:52am

hi sparrowhawk,
what an idea! :)
how many do you know of so far? and if the same type of airplane was published several times by different publishers, do you want to have all of them or just one kit for one plane?
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Friday, April 4th 2008, 2:57pm

Let me chip in :D
Nakajima Ki-27 Nate by Modele Kartonowego Fana
Nakajima Ki-43 Ic Hayabusa by Answer
Nakajima Ki-43 IIc Hayabusa by Halinski (two camo schemes)
Nakajima Ki-44 IIc by GPM
Kawasaki K-61 Hien by Halinski
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate by Halinski
Kawasaki Ki-100 Goshikisen by GPM
Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude by Skyline Models (PDF format)
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero by MM, Kartonowa Kolekcja, Halinski
Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero by Orlik
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero by Fly/Gomix
Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden by GPM
Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden by MM

I think that's all the single engine Japanese fighters.
There were also older issues of Hien, Hayabusa, Shoki by MM, ModelCard and ModelFan. There were also few planes in 1:50 scale.
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Friday, April 4th 2008, 3:24pm

impressive, michael :)
I have one more - Kyushu J7W1 Shinden by Orlik - I just don't know if this one counts, since it's overal flight time by the end of war was less than an hour... ;)
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Friday, April 4th 2008, 4:11pm

I was going from memory since I'm stuck at work away from my records and I forgot about this one :(

There was also Hien and A6M5 Zero from Betexa plus another A6M2 Zero from Tri Krapki.
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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 12:48am

Rufe was published by Nowe Modele
There is also N1K2-J Shiden Kai published by Kojinsha.
Kancho Iliev designed N1K1 Kyofu, Ki-100 Goshikisen and Nakajima Ki-87 - all thre are available as PDF in 1:48 scale.
P-Model has electronic Shinden, Rufe, Zero 21 and Zero 52, all in 1:32 scale
List is rather large but we are stealing the show from beautiful Hayabusa :rotwerd:
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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 5:45pm

Hi Pawell-san,

Adequate added cockpit detail, silver painting on fuselage and revovable cowling - everything really nice!!!

Banzai Kato Hayabusa Sentotai!!!
(In English above means Hot dog Kato Hayabusa fighter aviation)
I'm not sure if my translation is correct :rotwerd:

I forgot what the word of song was but during the war there was a song praising Kato Hayabusa fighter aviation :rotwerd:

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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 5:54pm

I like how it is going, please keep posting.

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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 8:19pm

Hi Yu-san,
I've already found these videos, but thank you for posting them - they're really interesting. As far as I know, most of footage comes from wartime propaganda movie about 64th sentai (parts of which can be found e.g. on dailymotion.com, searching for kato hayabusa, but they're not subtitled), but it still shows very nice in-flight scenes. And the song is kinda catchy, too ;)

As for the model, I'm working on the wings now, so I suppose I will post some shots tomorrow when I have something to show except for cut parts ;)
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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 11:58pm

"Airbrakes engaged, prepare to disembark! Aliens, mutants, heretics, purge them all! Praise the emperor!"

Um, wrong universe... ;) But it still looks like gigantic airbrakes.
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Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 12:15am

Hi all,
let's continue with promised shots with the wings on their place - there's still a lot of work to do; so far I've done wing-fuselage sheets on the right side only, especially the front part is tricky like hell - but applause to Lukasz Fuczek, designed flawlessly for such a complicated shape. The white-blue strip is a little bit off, which is definitely my fault, but I noticed it too late - maybe I'll try to fix it somehow later.
And by the way, the wheel wells look much better when placed into the wing imho... :)
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Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 12:29am

and now for something completely different :)
after shaping huge parts of wings' skin, I needed some rest, so i did some detail work - landing light and the carburettor intake.
The light was done in the same manner as on my Sturmovik (bubble from the wrapping foil), so not much to say.
As for the intake, I wanted to test an idea which I got some time ago for modelling various protective meshes and here's the result - I think it's quite satisfactory. So - the chequered paper from the inside of cigarette pack does the trick - it's the silver one with embossed pattern of small squares. All I did was drybrushing it from the silver side with black paint, so that only the recessed lines remained silver - voila, that's it. Then I just CA-ed the protective bars from thin lead wire and drybrushed with silver. If you have any comments about the result, please share them.
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Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 3:52am

=D> =D> =D>
Excellent result for the grill - I will have to make friends with somebody who smokes ;)
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Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 7:22am

I like very much your work. The airplane is going very well and all those little details are going to make it look very completed when finished.

Thank you for sharing.

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Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 12:48am

a small update for today - a scratchbuild of rear part of telescopic gunsight - front side (lens cover + front pivot) will have to be done after assembly into canopy. Original gunsight (one is from Nate, but it's the same type) can be seen e.g. here:
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Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 1:23am

a real pleasure to follow your progress pawell ! What a lovely build !!!! Cudos !!!!

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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 12:41am

oh well.
some more progress: the dirty job on cowling is finished, now it waits for varnishing, highligting the chiping with mix of glossy varnish and silver paint and overall cleaning and finishing.
I needed to modify the fuselage-engine section because of my intention to build the cowling with the cover removed. As you can see on my primitive sketch, the problem is that either the partition which is placed right behind the engine would be visible in the opening or the gap between fuselage and cowling would be too big. After some thinking and some tests, raw power was used to change the shape of the whole fillet dramatically, thus gaining about 5 mm needed. The cowling itself is reinforced by a wire ring just in front of the partition - it even corresponds with original plane, where some kind of pipe was used. The segments of the cowling were glued edge-to-edge (without glue tabs) using a chloroprene glue - it's easy to work with, but it probably wasn't optimal choice for this case; I failed to make the inside smooth because of blobs of glue and since the chloroprene glue remains elastic a little bit, it's impossible to sand - well, nevermind.
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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 12:49am

and by the way:
@everyone: thanks for comments and kind words.
@Martin: I'm afraid that my english is far from being perfect, but thanks for appreciation. My most important teacher was probably my ZX Speccy some 20 years ago... :D Left, right, jump and fire was enough for most of them, but I started to like more complicated ones and there my interest for english language begun...
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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 11:07am

Hi pawell-san,

Super cowling =D> =D> =D>
You painted and used varnish but still remains texture of paper so well
Suuuuuuuuupeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr

BTW I thought you and Martin-san are native English speaker so I was learning English from the writing of both of you!

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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 2:02pm

I was so curious about the result that I couldn't resist making a small composition - it's all a dry fit, the white oil cooler is a "placeholder" (I needed to know how much will I need to shift the engine forward) and the spinner is considered an alpha build :)
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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 2:49pm

Excellent result!
=D> =D> =D>

Even with the white parts the model looks amazing and what do you mean that the engine is an alpha build????
There is one even more detailed coming????
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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 3:09pm

Hi Michael,
the engine is complete by now; by the alpha, I was thinking about the spinner of propeller, which needs to be rebuilt or improved dramatically...
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Sunday, April 13th 2008, 7:45pm

last update for today (it's time for some :prost: ) - rebuilt oil cooler.
It's made of 0.3 mm lead wire glued onto a cigarette paper, painted with revell 92 and washed dark with a mix of acrylic varnish and the brown-black-orange "dirt" from my watercolours. I really hate that revell brass paint - it's a synthetic enamel and it's not very good for brush (euphemism ;))...
nothing is glued together yet, so it might be a little crooked...

next to the engine, you can see selection of various paper rings and cylinders that I used as helpers. :)
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