1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

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ShindenKai
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1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 13 May 2022 07:10

Converting two of Hasegawa's 1/72 J7W1 Shinden's into J7W2 Shinden-Kai Jets..

Filling the intakes for the oil-coolers + vents for exhaust ejectors, in the fuselage halfs..
J7W2_FuselageHalfs.jpg
One of the two will have the gear up (easier to fly around the room in mock dogfights, of course!) I removed the insides of the wheel-wells to allow easier install/positioning of the gear doors, very quick and easy work with a Dremel :)
J7W2_GearUpInside.jpg
The gear doors had be to cut-apart to fit the wheel-wells, as can be seen Hasegawa accounted for the squat of the aircraft..3" of it may be a bit much..
J7W2_GearUpGap.jpg
This just shows how well the stock length gear fits in unmod'd wheel-wells.
J7W2_LongMLGinWell.jpg
The length of main landing gear (MLG), stock.
J7W2_LongMLG_Ruler.jpg
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 13 May 2022 07:33

MLG, shortened.
J7W2_ShortMLG_Ruler.jpg
Nose-gear, stock.
J7W2_LongNoseGearRuler.jpg
Shortened nose-gear. FYI: The Real Shinden's (all two of them) used the MLG from the Nakajima C6N1 Saiun
J7W2_ShortNoseGearRuler.jpg
Long vs short gear.
J7W2_MLGvsShortMLG.jpg
To reinforce the gear I drilled them out, through the oleo and approx the same length of oleo into main struts.
J7W2_ShortenedNoseGearAsmbly.jpg
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 13 May 2022 08:09

For those paying attention, the torque-link has been rotated 90* from the first shortened set, not sure which type I'll use yet, depends on what I decide for wheel-wells.
J7W2_MainGearTorque90.jpg
J7W2_MainGearTorque90_2.jpg
Shortened nose-gear well+MLG well progress.
J7W2_ShortenedNoseGearWell.jpg
More nose-gear well detail.
J7W2_NoseGearWell.jpg
More progress on MLG wells.
J7W2_MainWingsUnderside2.jpg
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