New nose for Dewoitine 520, Tamiya 1/48

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  1. waroff

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    #1 waroff, Apr 10, 2011
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    Hi,
    ....I beg your pardon for my very bad english ...
    The Tamiya's kit is an Dewoitine 520 "late"(serial number>351). This version had Chauviere propeller and spinner(in the kit the spinner is too long for Chauviere, and too short for Ratier.)
    The engine cowling have 3 airscoop on each side.

    One of original plan
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    and the drawing (Qcad)
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    The early version "tête de série"(n°1 to 39, except 25) had, two airscoop+1 adjustable shutter on each side, and Ratier propeller but not the airduct compressor

    The D520 Série (serial number 25, 39 to 350) two airscoop+1 adjustable shutter on each side, and Ratier propeller and the airduct compressor


    Below: Tamiya, "Early" and "Late"
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    Tamiya "Early version" with Ratier propeller
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    the pieces for three set
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    Very nice. Are you making those new pieces yourself? If so, how?
     
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    In the first time i molded the nose of Tamiya to obtain a base in resin F23.
    I cut several checking jig from my drawing, and I sand or I coat with putty.


    Below, for exemple the work D520 1/32
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    cut all section in plasticard, the Azur kit isn't good,
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    use plastilin to fill between each section
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    molding for obtain a piece in resin

    control the piece with checking jig
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    work in progress here
     
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    Cool! some Nice work there Waroff.I know when I saw your name I seen some other work on the net you had done and was impressed.Cheers
     
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    Holy crap! Very interesting technique!
     
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