Builds Tamiya 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 KYOFU Type 11

Daz

LE
Ok. quick recap since we've got a new section to play with, its the build log for the Tamiya 148 Kawanishi N1K1 KYOFU Type 11 as part of the group build, this is a (more or less) OOB build with the only AM parts being used are some seatbelts, all other mods will be knocked up out of whatever is lying around.

Box and contents, typically old school Tamiya

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This builds choice of paints
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Daz

LE
Start of the mods

Seats and underside of the main float drilled out
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work on all the hatches, drilled and scribed
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First couple of coats of paint
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Starting work on the rather 1d engine block

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Daz

LE
Engine and float sorted
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Needs some sie frames, plastic coat and a drill required
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The missing frame and radio set needs to be mocked up
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All knocked up from …..well, scrap to be honest
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Test fit.... drilled the frame at the same time
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set should past muster, its not like you can see a lot of it, but I know its there :)
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Blind coating after the mods
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Daz

LE
Under coating done
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Top coat after fitted the missing top rails
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Daz

LE
Started on the dials & instruments at last
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Daz

LE
Bit of a sod, no dial markings, no outlines on the dials either , arh well, time to burn the Mk 1 eyeballs out and try and paint the bloody things

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Daz

LE
Gun sight next job
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Daz

LE
Refs
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Daz

LE
While I'm deciding what to do with the shagged canopy, a bit of faffing around


Exhausts drilled out

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Wing shimmed...… leave for 24 hours to dry

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@SPROCKET321 ….. that's a small drill, not the monster one you're using :)
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petetheplane

LE
Book Reviewer
Yip, you're right. However, when I get on the outside of a couple of Friday night G&Ts, logic goes out of the window. However, it still not a Kawanishi build.
 

Daz

LE
I think that the top one is a Mitsubishi Zeke on floats, rather than the Kawanishi, but it's Friday night and I've got a couple of G&Ts under my belt.
Nakajima "Rufe" version of the Zero, I think.
Yip, you're right. However, when I get on the outside of a couple of Friday night G&Ts, logic goes out of the window. However, it still not a Kawanishi build.

It is the Rufe, however it forms part of the boxart colour scheme page for a 3 kit boxing showing the colour schemes for the kits in the box
 

Daz

LE
You can hardly see the join, took some packing out and shimming

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Daz

LE
Undercoating done

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Time for some aluminium, engine covers just tacked on, for a change somethings not dropping off :)

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Lights will be taped and cleaned off after the painting
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Daz

LE
Bit more work on the launching frame

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Daz

LE

Daz

LE
Needs a rub down and another coat
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Daz

LE
slight technical problem

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Start of the top coat
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