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Author Topic: Converting Tamiya's 1/32 Mk IXc to a RAAF Mk VIII  (Read 2852 times)
balalaebetty
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« on: March 28, 2010, 01:52:16 PM »

Hi all, my first post here, and it's a really basic question I'm afraid - what do I need to do to convert Tamiya's 1/32 IXc to a Mk VIII (apart using the pointed rudder and installing a retractable tailwheel)?  Are there any other major/minor airframe differences?  And what variant of Mk IX cockpit should I go for - early, late or something in between?  My guess is late-ish - I have some good reference photos, but a second (or third!) opinion is always good.

thanks in advance, Brad
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GregW
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 09:25:48 AM »

Other external differences would be shorter span ailerons and the Coffman starter blister on the starboard side. Not entirely sure about the cockpit I'm afraid.
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ejasonk
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 06:32:30 PM »

You should wait a bit.
Tamiya is releasing the VIII very soon






Evgenij
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 01:48:22 PM »

Internally Frame 11,the one the pilots seat mounts too has a different internal shape.Frame 10,the one under the seat has some Lightening holes deleted and the strangthening gussets enlaged.Think rest of frames and structure ok.
 
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