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Offline finsrin

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RP-26
« on: December 24, 2018, 07:34:31 AM »
Been long time fan of P-26 (built one early 70s) and now is Snot-a-maula swept wing variant.  Inspired me to stop other models to build RP-26 high altitude recon version.
Magister wings are perfect fit to P-26 fuselage.  Painting, gluing, minor styrene surgery are well started.  Should have progress pictures soon.
Something simpler for a change !

see attached

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 08:02:38 AM »
Like a miniature Vickers Wellesley then ----    :smiley:

Offline finsrin

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 04:24:01 PM »
Quick picture.  Wings not glued.  Front ones not quite straight.  Good for general concept.
Having usual paint problems.  Will fix.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 11:44:45 PM »
Few things delight me more than Peashooter whiffs and it looks like you're well on the way to making a real stunner!

Those Magister wings fit like a glove. Makes me think of a faster, U.S. competitor to the Bristol Type 138.



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Offline finsrin

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2018, 06:53:34 AM »
Obvious resemblance with Wellesley and Type 138.

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 07:08:57 AM »
Ooo, this looks very cool!  :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 08:28:18 PM »
Back at building.  In final phase.
To be truly high altitude cut turbosupercharger off underside of B-17 and installed in belly of RP-26.  Found scoopy scoop for supercharger intake and intercooler for under right wing.  Extended nose a pinch for supercharger plumbing room.  Propeller storage bin yielded 3-blader with wider & longer blades than stock P-26.  Good for grabbing high altitude air.  Recon camera to be under left wing.  Typhoon/Tempest vacuform Squadron canopy looks to work.
Then,,, what USAAC decal version to use ?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 09:31:25 PM by finsrin »

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 05:58:50 AM »
I'm thinking mid-1943 U.S. markings with the red outline. Should work nicely with those loooonnggg wings.

But then again, I'm always a sucker for oddball markings.

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Offline finsrin

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 07:03:12 PM »
After week out of town and various life's duties, made progress.
Paint issues to address.  Always fighting the paint demons.  Decals to do.  Briefing page to finish (do one for each build).
Paint only gets soooo good and declare it finished.  In high school and college paints were more agreeable. 
See attached pictures.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 03:18:46 AM by finsrin »

Offline kitnut617

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »
That looks extremely good Bill   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 12:52:55 AM »
Really like this  :P

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 03:31:53 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: RP-26
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 07:37:08 AM »
Wow already looks like a million bucks and the markings aren't even on yet!

Great stuff!

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Offline finsrin

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 08:37:04 AM »
Thanks.
Am pleased how concept-configuration turned out.
Some paint attention and decals will do it.

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Re: RP-26
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 11:00:24 AM »
It looks good - the canopy gives it a (single engine) Curtis AT-9 look. The supercharger looks great!