Author Topic: Kilpikonna Skyfire  (Read 758 times)

Offline Twiddle

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Kilpikonna Skyfire
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:58:13 AM »
Need a distraction from my Norsu Heavy APC build

Here's the distraction :

Bash of the following two kits:
1) 1/48 Academy Spitfire FR.XIVe
2) 1/48 Italeri AD-4 Skyraider

Here is the proposed layout as seen from above



Me thinks the FR.XIVe  fuselage must be
1) Widened
2) Lengthened

How I am going to do 1) and 2) is beyond me  :o

PS - Thanks for making BtS so great !
PPS - Apologies for the glorious mess on my hobby desk  ;D
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 02:18:28 AM »
Curious to see where this goes.  The "Skyfire" name is a winner though. :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 04:06:51 AM »
Curious to see where this goes.  The "Skyfire" name is a winner though. :smiley:
Agree on all points.

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 12:11:45 PM »
Predict lot of PSR is ahead.

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 12:21:33 PM »
Lengthening the fuselage is going to be a challenge.  If 'twere me, I'd cut just behind the cockpit so that the aft section had the back fairing on the wing and move that back enough to line up with the Skyraider trailing edge and build up the fuselage from there with a lot of cut sprue stringers covered with either small sections of plastic card or formed larger pieces and then putty over that.

Just my $0.02.

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 12:39:16 PM »
Lengthening the fuselage is doable as elmayerle stated. Widening is another matter. The engine and cockpit area could be done with plastic strips added between the fuselage halves but then you would have to taper the rest of the way back to the tail. Either taper some plastic strips or use epoxy putty.
This will be interesting to watch.

Offline Twiddle

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Re: Kilpikonna Skyfire
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 10:14:55 PM »
Need to do this whiff faster than my Heavy APC  ;D

Wingtips removed as per below photo :



Thinking of adding either 1) Wingtip fueltanks (ala B-26K) or 2) Missile launch rails.

Wing roots will be blended in with existing Spitfire FR Mk XIVe fuselage.

Also thinking of adding 7.62mm M134 Miniguns blended into wings.

Decided not going to lengthen the Spitfire fuselage .... My whiff has an early form of AFCS which will augment stabilization in flight.

Thanks for making BtS so great  :smiley:

PS - AFCS stands for Aicraft Flight Control System
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 10:17:04 PM by Twiddle »
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !