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Oct 31, 2010, 05:34 PM
Warbird E-Pilot / Hack Builder

Kit bashed Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (pics)

Here is my latest project. I converted a GWS Me-109 into a Ki-61 Hien. After all the foam surgery was done, I covered it 1/2 oz cloth and WBPU.
All markings are painted on. Obviously not a true scale rendition, but close enough to attract ParkZone Corsairs and Wildcats. Wingspan is 39", AUW about 25 oz.

Full build thread in the GWS forum:

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Oct 31, 2010, 06:12 PM
Oh no, not again!
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Wow, nice job Larry. Difficult to believe that Tony was hiding under the 109 foam.

Nov 01, 2010, 09:40 AM
Warbird E-Pilot / Hack Builder
Originally Posted by jhspring
Wow, nice job Larry. Difficult to believe that Tony was hiding under the 109 foam.


Main mods were extend the nose a bit and slim it down, add rounded wing tips,make the rudder taller and narrower, lower the horizontal stab and reshape, add the radiator. I also added foam to the rear fuselage bottom, as the 109 was pretty slim there. Making a plug and vac forming the canopy was probably was the hardest part.

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