1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 16 Sep 2022 06:54

A couple quick shots to give a lil idea of how the vert fins will look.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 19 Sep 2022 21:57

Adding material to vert fins, 3 layers of thin styrene.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 02 Oct 2022 00:20

More slow progress on vert fins, sheet styrene added to fill-out airfoil shape.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 07 Oct 2022 05:14

Vert fins getting further along...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 10 Oct 2022 08:24

Shaping the lower portions of the vert fins, inspired by the tips of the main wings...gotta have design continuity. Next step, do the same to the top of the fins and maybe adjust trailing edges...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 16 Oct 2022 21:19

The bottom edge of the vert fins extends roughly 9” below the wing’s underside, as it is, the tips and center of the belly are the only things that touch, as shown. Considering trimming off 3”...but I like them as they are...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 24 Oct 2022 22:48

More work done on MLG wheel wells...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 27 Nov 2022 10:23

I picked up a Diels Engineering 1/24 J7W1 Free-flight Rubber-powered balsa model. Resized the plans down to 1/48 to make a profile-scale chuck-glider (hand-thrown) to get better a idea of the proper size to make the canard fore-plane and the sizing/positioning of the vert stabs...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 19 Dec 2022 01:02

Some work on the second J7W2, a bubble-top conversion...
What Model would that make it? It'll also have larger Canard fore-planes... Model 22?

Enlarged & swept Canard
Shortened gear
Modified Vert Stabs & Rudders
Bubble-top...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 04 Jan 2023 01:55

-Delayed because I thought I had ordered .17mm diamond wire-saw, turns out I hadn't... So, it's been ordered should arrive next wk. -Tired of the tedious scoring used to carefully remove sections, figured I try something else.

-Considering making a "high-aspect ratio" wing (high-altitude) Shinden Kai as well...

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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by JonOlsen234 » 08 Jan 2023 20:38

Very impressive work, and well researched. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress of your builds.

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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 10 Jan 2023 01:38

JonOlsen234 wrote:
08 Jan 2023 20:38
Very impressive work, and well researched. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress of your builds.
Thank you for your kind words.

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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 10 Jan 2023 04:42

.17mm Diamond wire saw arrived today. It's magical! Like a hot wire through butter!

Still need to section rear most portion of fuselage...

*Bottom pic: the removed sections have also had 2+mm strip removed from the bottom edge to bring the spine/top of the fuselage down.*
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 10 Jan 2023 08:59

Really crankin' it out today, the major adjustments to the rear fuselage have been completed. Final shape refinement is next.

A7M2 Reppu canopy actually looks pretty good...

But I have a different canopy in mind...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 17 Jan 2023 19:35

More work done on fuselage...
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