Italeri Flying Banana

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01 Mar 2018 06:19 #1

I purchased this kit some time ago, when it was first released in Japan. Fortunately, I ordered the Eduard PE at the same time. Italeri offers four options for markings. I have immediately ruled out two. So, it will either Canada, or the US of A.





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Simon G
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01 Mar 2018 07:28 #2

:pop An odd looking machine but should be eyecatching in either of the schemes you are considering.
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01 Mar 2018 09:24 #3

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01 Mar 2018 09:39 #4

Canada without a doubt and a change from the norm.
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02 Mar 2018 06:30 #5

I cannot disagree with your reasoning Del.
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02 Mar 2018 08:49 #6

The Canadian scheme has my vote, just for the colours!

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(And we don't see many Canadian schemes on MMM)
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02 Mar 2018 23:06 #7

"Oh Canada, you're cold and way up North!!!" I really like the Canadian option. I have a Becher Bits sheet for Canadian Helo's that calls to me often - then work intercedes. Damn!!! Go for the Canadian.
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02 Mar 2018 23:15 #8

Canadian gets my vote
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03 Mar 2018 04:45 #9

Well gents, if that is how you feel about it, Canada it shall be! Should prove easier than an all metal finish.
Homer Simpson: What's the Canadian national anthem?
Bart: O Canada, duh!
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03 Mar 2018 09:20 #10

Glad we were able to persuade you to do the Canuck version, now get on with it.
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03 Mar 2018 11:39 #11

Nice subject Blaine :cool Personally I would have gone for one of the two schemes you dismissed at the beginning, but the Canuck scheme is cool too :grin:
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07 Mar 2018 08:43 #12

Mac; I understand. The French version did not appeal to me at all. And I have many Japanese military subjects.

Getting started on the interior.



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09 Mar 2018 08:40 #13

The interior is finished for the time being. Things went more quickly than I had expected. I will move on to the fuselage interior. The paint call out us for Light Ghost Grey. But I think Zinc Chromate might look better. Some research will be in order.



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09 Mar 2018 12:07 #14

Some photos show the interior Chromate Green and others show Grey but not both and as you have a grey cockpit I personally would stick with grey. I think the early ones may have been Green.
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09 Mar 2018 22:01 #15

Nicely detailed interior, Blaine. :cool
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13 Mar 2018 05:13 #16

This is the initial application of PE to the fuselage exterior. As always, Eduard has done a fine job. This will be repeated on the port side. A test fit of the interior to the fuselage reveals that interior color won't be critical. So it will be Light Ghost Grey for the personnel spaces, and Zinc Chromate aft.



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13 Mar 2018 08:06 #17

This will be about it for the power plant.

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13 Mar 2018 08:29 #18

Nice progress.

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13 Mar 2018 17:11 #19

The PE looks great.
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14 Mar 2018 09:44 #20

Just a thought but what do you stick your PE down with, I have used ordinary liquid cement on flat bits and Gorilla white cap compression glue where I can clamp like the cockpit interior and sidewalls. I very rarely use CA as it goes everywhere except where I want it leaving the object stuck to my fingers.
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