OTAKI 1/48 CURTISS

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    #1 gijive, Jan 27, 2010
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    Anyone built one, what are Otaki kits like?
     
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    Odd that did't come up when i looked on google, he made a nice job of it, maybe I wil try one? Thanks Wurner
     
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    I have one in the stash, don't know fitting, mold is nice and instructions are easy to follow. Also, it SEEMS pretty accurate, most P-40's don't have the correct wheel bays this one does.
     
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    Arrii/Otaki kits are pretty reasonable starter kits, basic and not too hard to build...
     
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    Built their ki 100. Definately a good beginning kit
     
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    With a little work this can be a real winner. a few years ago "finescale modeler" had a "how to" article on it. I followed their advice and added a few odds and ends and won a "best of show" with it
     
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    Here are some photos during construction, the front of the wing is wrong, it should run straight across. I did some major surgery on it, turned out very well

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    Nice one. But the original contributor hasn't been around for three years.
     
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    I used one for a GB as a Russian two seater............ it was an experience.
     
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    Stay way from the 1/72 Arrii/Otaki Fw 189. IIRC Should not be considered in the modern era!
     
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