True Details 1/48 F-86 Cockpit set

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True Details 1/48 F-86 Cockpit set

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:12 pm

April 9th, 2012, 2:09 pm #1

States that it is for the Hasegawa kit,will it fit the Academy kit,or is there another one that is a better fit for the Academy?
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 9:36 pm

April 9th, 2012, 2:31 pm #2

I don't know about the TD cockpit (I have never tried to fit it into the Academy F-86) but I do know that the Legend 'pit will fit and it looks great. It's not a drop fit, some cutting and sanding are required, but it will fit.

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Joined: December 4th, 2006, 2:42 am

April 9th, 2012, 3:02 pm #3

States that it is for the Hasegawa kit,will it fit the Academy kit,or is there another one that is a better fit for the Academy?
I used the TD cockpit to dress up the ESCI/Italeri F-86 and had no real problems adapting it to that kit. The beauty of resin is that it can be sanded to the shape and thickness required quite easily to make it fit. The trick is to know when enough is enough. Might be worth a try in my opinion.
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Joined: November 23rd, 2008, 4:27 am

April 9th, 2012, 6:58 pm #4

States that it is for the Hasegawa kit,will it fit the Academy kit,or is there another one that is a better fit for the Academy?
I'm working on an Academy f-86 right now and I did stick a TD cockpit in it, but it was anything but a drop fit. If I recall, the gun bays have to be cut out of the fuselage halves, and the top of the intake trunking needs to be significantly reduced in height. There are gaps between the back edge of the sidewalls and the rear cockpit bulkhead that I blanked off with styrene. I think there was even more to it. I sort of enjoy that sort of modelling, so I'm not complaining. But if you want easy, this is not a good way to go.

Mike
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Joined: June 27th, 2008, 1:19 pm

April 9th, 2012, 10:17 pm #5

States that it is for the Hasegawa kit,will it fit the Academy kit,or is there another one that is a better fit for the Academy?
It was a no brainer. Definitely the choice to go with.

Mark
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:12 pm

April 9th, 2012, 10:34 pm #6

States that it is for the Hasegawa kit,will it fit the Academy kit,or is there another one that is a better fit for the Academy?
Thanks everyone, Legends it is.
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