Author Topic: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter  (Read 3032 times)

Offline Acree

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Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« on: November 03, 2015, 11:05:45 AM »
I've always had a soft spot for the old P-26 'Peashooter,' but never built a model of one.  I recently got the old Revell Germany P-26 in 1/72 scale.  I pondered for a long time whether to build it OOB (but with Guatemalan markings), or to WHIF it up (as it were).  I finally decided on the latter.  I was quite surprised at how modern the Super Peashooter looked when finished.  Mods were few and simple: replaced the engine and cowling with the heavily modified cowling and prop from a 1/72 Airfix Kingfisher.  The engine inside it is a heavily modified resin R-2600 (with reduced stroke [diameter decreased by sanding] and the rear bank of cylinder removed).  The only other mod was the addition of a canopy (from a 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-44 'Tojo').  Of course the rigging was left off to indicate structural mods, making the wing and landing gear fully cantilever (yes, I know, but this is WHIFworld!).  The Decals are from an Aztec set (72-045).

She came out very well, I think, although the finish could be better.  Hope you like her.

Chuck


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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 11:26:03 AM »
Very cool!  :)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 11:42:40 AM »
Agreed, very cool indeed!!  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 01:44:16 PM »
 :)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 02:25:33 PM »
Agreed, very cool indeed!!  8) 8) 8) 8)


Yep,,, fur sure  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 04:18:19 PM »
Nice work Chuck!  Always liked the P-26 and never built one either so thank you for doing yours up not out of the box (= NOOB) :)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2015, 10:07:54 PM »
Wow what a stunner! Great thinking finishing it up in Guatemalan markings! The mods are so plausible I wonder why Boeing never offered something like this at least for the export market.

I envy your incredible talent for inter-war aircraft, Chuck!

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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 03:16:33 AM »
It really looks good! Like a spatted P-35!

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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2015, 03:23:31 AM »
This one reminds me a little of the Curtiss XP-31 Swift:

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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2015, 07:41:14 AM »
Thanks, guys.  I always liked the XP-31, too, but the inline version looked way better to me:
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 03:52:24 AM »
Nice work on the Super-Peashooter! The Ki-44 canopy was a great choice  :)
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 04:50:50 AM »
Nice work on the Super-Peashooter! The Ki-44 canopy was a great choice  :)
Ditto  :)

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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2015, 08:18:40 AM »
There was the Boeing XP-29 that there was a couple of prototypes of:



Wow what a stunner! Great thinking finishing it up in Guatemalan markings! The mods are so plausible I wonder why Boeing never offered something like this at least for the export market.

I envy your incredible talent for inter-war aircraft, Chuck!

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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2015, 09:06:15 AM »
Spat-a-lishes!!! Nice build Chuck.
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Re: Boeing P-26D Super-Peashooter
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 11:51:06 PM »
Wonderful improvement of the P-26, congratulations!