Trojan fun - part I

Trojan fun - part I

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

October 11th, 2017, 9:44 pm #1

Greetings everybody

My next piece of plastic fun is the new MiniWing T-28



So far 3 erm... bags... have been released

I got the USAF one

(the other releases are a Mexican and a Chinese Nationalist version)



Removing the cardboard

... reveals a zip bag



Decals



One injected canopy

... in it's own little bag



Instructions

Only one page

Frontside :



The backside is empty

I guess here you can write poems when you get delirious about the kit

... or desperate



One sprue



Very prominent panel lines

... also note the two types of propellers



Soft plastic + soft details = a typical limited run kit



The engine... representation

I think it's good enough for the scale



No interior details



Pretty soon I had the interior assembled

Only 5 parts...



With painted Tamiya tape seat belts

... and using drawing ink for the instruments



The cockpit floor had to be "trapped" in small holes



And this worked out much better then I expected



The fit was very decent







Putting the very clear canopy on

The fit was really amazing



I am not a big fan of panel lins on 144 scale kits

... so these had to go





But I was too lazy to fill them on the undersides



Nose weight was needed



I used Liquid Gravity + some cut up fishing lead



I secured it all with Maskol



Putting the engine on the fuselage



And adding the wings



The fit was again very reasonable







Adding the rear stabs



With some careful fitting



... the fit was again very reasonable



Primer followed pretty soon



I am 4 evenings into this build now

... and it is a real pleasure working on this kit

One of the more enjoyable 144 scale kits I have worked on recently

I hope to paint it over the coming weekend

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a good day



* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: April 21st, 2008, 7:38 pm

October 11th, 2017, 9:44 pm #2

Did (does) anyone make a resin 3-blade replacement prop for the Tamiya 1/48 Corsair kit? My web research is coming up short, but I coulda sworn I saw someone like Quickboost or Ultracast come out with one. Any help would be appreciated.

Thx-
KA
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Joined: April 21st, 2008, 7:38 pm

October 11th, 2017, 9:46 pm #3

I found one. Thanks anyway....
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:49 pm

October 11th, 2017, 10:25 pm #4

Greetings everybody

My next piece of plastic fun is the new MiniWing T-28



So far 3 erm... bags... have been released

I got the USAF one

(the other releases are a Mexican and a Chinese Nationalist version)



Removing the cardboard

... reveals a zip bag



Decals



One injected canopy

... in it's own little bag



Instructions

Only one page

Frontside :



The backside is empty

I guess here you can write poems when you get delirious about the kit

... or desperate



One sprue



Very prominent panel lines

... also note the two types of propellers



Soft plastic + soft details = a typical limited run kit



The engine... representation

I think it's good enough for the scale



No interior details



Pretty soon I had the interior assembled

Only 5 parts...



With painted Tamiya tape seat belts

... and using drawing ink for the instruments



The cockpit floor had to be "trapped" in small holes



And this worked out much better then I expected



The fit was very decent







Putting the very clear canopy on

The fit was really amazing



I am not a big fan of panel lins on 144 scale kits

... so these had to go





But I was too lazy to fill them on the undersides



Nose weight was needed



I used Liquid Gravity + some cut up fishing lead



I secured it all with Maskol



Putting the engine on the fuselage



And adding the wings



The fit was again very reasonable







Adding the rear stabs



With some careful fitting



... the fit was again very reasonable



Primer followed pretty soon



I am 4 evenings into this build now

... and it is a real pleasure working on this kit

One of the more enjoyable 144 scale kits I have worked on recently

I hope to paint it over the coming weekend

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a good day



* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
The Trojan is looking very good. Glad you're not having fit problems.

Your build convinces me that I have to have this kit. Maybe two.
My reserve (ANG) unit flew Trojans between the P-51s and the F-84s.
And they were training Vietnamese pilots on T-28s while I was going
through airborne radio school at Keesler AFB (back in 1967).

So they're in my unit history, and I've seen them fly.

Can't wait til next week when we see the painted version.
I am waiting to see how the decals work too.

And IF I can get off dead center, I may have something next week too.

Jim
Not everything had changed, only the important stuff. - Charles Stross
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Joined: April 13th, 2015, 3:43 am

October 12th, 2017, 6:31 am #5

Greetings everybody

My next piece of plastic fun is the new MiniWing T-28



So far 3 erm... bags... have been released

I got the USAF one

(the other releases are a Mexican and a Chinese Nationalist version)



Removing the cardboard

... reveals a zip bag



Decals



One injected canopy

... in it's own little bag



Instructions

Only one page

Frontside :



The backside is empty

I guess here you can write poems when you get delirious about the kit

... or desperate



One sprue



Very prominent panel lines

... also note the two types of propellers



Soft plastic + soft details = a typical limited run kit



The engine... representation

I think it's good enough for the scale



No interior details



Pretty soon I had the interior assembled

Only 5 parts...



With painted Tamiya tape seat belts

... and using drawing ink for the instruments



The cockpit floor had to be "trapped" in small holes



And this worked out much better then I expected



The fit was very decent







Putting the very clear canopy on

The fit was really amazing



I am not a big fan of panel lins on 144 scale kits

... so these had to go





But I was too lazy to fill them on the undersides



Nose weight was needed



I used Liquid Gravity + some cut up fishing lead



I secured it all with Maskol



Putting the engine on the fuselage



And adding the wings



The fit was again very reasonable







Adding the rear stabs



With some careful fitting



... the fit was again very reasonable



Primer followed pretty soon



I am 4 evenings into this build now

... and it is a real pleasure working on this kit

One of the more enjoyable 144 scale kits I have worked on recently

I hope to paint it over the coming weekend

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a good day



* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
I'll be following this build with great interest. Several T-28's are still flying here in the States on the warbird circit. I got to see one 3 years ago at an airshow in Houston, Texas.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:12 pm

October 14th, 2017, 3:17 pm #6

Greetings everybody

My next piece of plastic fun is the new MiniWing T-28



So far 3 erm... bags... have been released

I got the USAF one

(the other releases are a Mexican and a Chinese Nationalist version)



Removing the cardboard

... reveals a zip bag



Decals



One injected canopy

... in it's own little bag



Instructions

Only one page

Frontside :



The backside is empty

I guess here you can write poems when you get delirious about the kit

... or desperate



One sprue



Very prominent panel lines

... also note the two types of propellers



Soft plastic + soft details = a typical limited run kit



The engine... representation

I think it's good enough for the scale



No interior details



Pretty soon I had the interior assembled

Only 5 parts...



With painted Tamiya tape seat belts

... and using drawing ink for the instruments



The cockpit floor had to be "trapped" in small holes



And this worked out much better then I expected



The fit was very decent







Putting the very clear canopy on

The fit was really amazing



I am not a big fan of panel lins on 144 scale kits

... so these had to go





But I was too lazy to fill them on the undersides



Nose weight was needed



I used Liquid Gravity + some cut up fishing lead



I secured it all with Maskol



Putting the engine on the fuselage



And adding the wings



The fit was again very reasonable







Adding the rear stabs



With some careful fitting



... the fit was again very reasonable



Primer followed pretty soon



I am 4 evenings into this build now

... and it is a real pleasure working on this kit

One of the more enjoyable 144 scale kits I have worked on recently

I hope to paint it over the coming weekend

Thanks all for your attention and support

Have a good day



* * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
Sorry, but I couldn't resist. It looks interesting, but like many 1/144 kits has those "Matchbox trenchlines". No panel lines would be much better.
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

October 15th, 2017, 3:00 pm #7

I couldn't agree more

I think the companies add them to brig some visual interest - or some refinement to a kit... otherwise it might look rather blunt

Luckily in this small scale filling and sanding doesn't take eternity

I would hate to fill and sand panel Matchbox trenchlines on a 1/32 scale kit !

Thanks Ed



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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

October 15th, 2017, 3:31 pm #8

I'll be following this build with great interest. Several T-28's are still flying here in the States on the warbird circit. I got to see one 3 years ago at an airshow in Houston, Texas.
It's a pretty cool subject - a little bit off the beaten track

We also have one flying here in Belgium, 138354 - but so far I haven't seen it yet

I will do this build out of the box - but I'm tempted to get another one and do it in a more colorful scheme... and to make life easy, I really hope MiniWings will release more colorful options

Thanks Douglas



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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

October 15th, 2017, 3:36 pm #9

The Trojan is looking very good. Glad you're not having fit problems.

Your build convinces me that I have to have this kit. Maybe two.
My reserve (ANG) unit flew Trojans between the P-51s and the F-84s.
And they were training Vietnamese pilots on T-28s while I was going
through airborne radio school at Keesler AFB (back in 1967).

So they're in my unit history, and I've seen them fly.

Can't wait til next week when we see the painted version.
I am waiting to see how the decals work too.

And IF I can get off dead center, I may have something next week too.

Jim
I hope you managed to get off dead center

I see the kit is on eBay... and prices are reasonable

With your custom decal skills and equipment - I don't think it's a big challenge for you to produce something from your unit history... I will be looking forward to this

I am a bit stuck in the painting stage - the light grey wouldn't dry - and after a week it was still sticky... so I am having some delays, but I still really hope to finish it soon

Thanks Jim



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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories / Plastic Gatherings

1/72 - Choroszy Modelbud - LWS 4 Zubr : Part I - Part II - Part III (incl. Scale World 2016 show report)
1/72 - Kora Models - Curtiss Wright CW-19R : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV (incl. Modellbrno 2017 show report) - Part V (incl. Pilsenkit 2017 show report)
1/72 - Airfix - TBD-1 Devastator : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
1/72 - Airfix - Fieseler Storch (What If) : Part I
1/72 - Academy - P-51D Mustang : Part I
1/144 - Mark I Models - DH Vampire FB.5/FB.52 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV /End

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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