My FIRST WORKBENCH : NAKAJIMA A6M2-N type 2 Hidrofighter (RUFE) 1/48 Tamiya

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    #1 SANCER, Sep 6, 2014
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    With much excitement and suspense, I share my FIRST WORKBENCH.

    I've noticed that I have a formidable artists of modeling and knowledgeable aviation and WWII especially in this forum.

    I really look forward to learning from your contributions, reviews, tips and suggestions, which will make this a fun and so much knowledge.


    NAKAJIMA A6M2-N type 2 Hidrofighter (RUFE) 1/48 Tamiya



    Doing a bit of history and Cultural Breviary, I talk you about it "Interceptor / Hunting-bomber" (totally unknown to me before buying) ...

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    This floatplane was developed from the Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" ( my first plane in 1/48 8) ) with the purpose of developing amphibious operations and defending remote bases. It was based on a fuselage of the A6M-2 Model 11, with a modified tail, which floats were added. This device was a design Shinobu Mitsutake, chief engineer Nakajima (the manufacturer), and Atsushi Tajima, company engineer. A total of 327 devices were built, including the original prototype.

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    The aircraft was introduced in 1942, with designation Suisen 2, although it was only used in defensive actions in operations on the Aleutian Islands and the Solomon Islands. These devices were effective detecting PT torpedo boats during the night, and these vessels very difficult to detect, even for primitive radar of the time. The A6M2-N strafed these ships or illuminated with flares that were destroyed by Japanese artillery ships.

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    I do not want to extend deeper into the subject, but is a wonderful hydroplane, and will do my best ...

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    I´ll be back soon with the starting photos....:arrow:
    ...see you :lol:
     
  2. Lucky13

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    Looking forward to this mate! :thumbright:
     
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    Great choice.
     
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    Bring it! Welcome to the joy. I've found this a fine site with very supportive and well-informed people.
     
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    Nice Sancer, always been tempted to get one of those.

    Geo
     
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    As Arte Johnson used to say " Very Interesting".

    Cheers,

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    Thanks all for your Good vibes. :arrow: 8)

    Let me start showing some parts as the kit brings.

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    Some improvements and details to make them more complete and real. I would really enjoy working in the cockpits ... you tell?

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    ...the left side:

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    ...seat, cockpit floor, front and back:

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    The front came very "rustic", so I tried with my Dremel to closer to reality (the left side is worked)

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    Well !!... after some tests ... we have the closest tone for the cabin...

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    and the results ... :mrgreen: ...

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    I appreciate your views and participation.

    Un fuerte abrazo y hasta pronto!! :hello2:
     
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    Beautiful work Sancer! :thumbright:
     
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    Excellent mods Sancer. I sure like those micro drills in the 6th photo. Very fragile though, I've broken two .80 ones in a month.

    Geo
     
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    lovely work
     
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    Glad you liked it Lucky13 :D

    Gracias Geo 8) I'm about to buy a new set of drill bits ... and took less than six months with them !!! #-o :cry:
    But the most I broke in my first attempts !! (the price of learning) :shockingzap:

    Hahahahaha:dontknow:
     
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    Nothing wrong with what you've done so far. Nice work.
     
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    Gracias Parsifal

    You say well Crimea_River, are "part of the job" ... nothing happens except keep enjoying.

    Gracias amigos. :lol:
     
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    Impressive detailing Sancer!
     
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    You're giving that old kit a new lease on life. Well done.
     
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    A fine job sir!
     
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    Thanks for the fine compliments colleagues.

    Now with the next photos, I await your feedback.
    Happy Sunday. :occasion5:
     
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    Some Nice work there Sancer :thumbright:
     
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    Lovely work so far!
     
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    Continue a bit ... but first I'm flattered with your messages :shock: :lol:

    Wings were united, joined, sanded and detail some parts more ...

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    We introduced cold to verify proper assembly of the wings to the main pontoon (or float)

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    we do the same cold for regarding the fuselage and cockpit ...

    I note until after he had a hazy effect on the camera ... are not clear as I would like the photos.

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    Thanks for joining me and your suggestions and knowledge is welcome.
     
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