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Nov 15, 2018, 10:13 AM
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Zapata Warbirds Ki-43 Oscar

Been working on this 1/4 scale Ki-43 from Zapata Warbirds. He is a new guy on the block but has been doing work for other kitmakers for quite awhile. Very nice design work and the laser cut parts fit perfect. You do not build over plans but everything interlocks and self aligns. Here are a few pictures of the build so far.
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Nov 15, 2018, 10:21 AM
Build a scale plane already!!!
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Very cool,, will be among the lurking
Nov 15, 2018, 12:21 PM
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Very good looking kit. Looks well thought out..
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Nov 24, 2018, 07:34 PM
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I laid up some layers of cloth and epoxy before I cut out the gear wells. Now cutting out the gear doors and fitting to the landing gear. Tedious but looks good when done and the doors fit great.
Jul 18, 2019, 09:20 AM
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The last post in this thread was Nov 24, 2018, 07:34 PM. It is now 9:17 AM 7/18/2019.
Was this model ever completed? If not, what was the difficulty in it being completed? I
am interested in what the completed, ready to fly model weighed...the AUW.

Looking forward to your reply.

Jul 24, 2019, 07:12 PM
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Ed,Just been busy with other things and can't find the time to work on the Oscar. It is glassed and ready for primer, all the control surfaces hinged and ready to fabric and playing around with the cockpit. I build full scale airplanes and I'm working on a Supercub that I need to finish up and want to get my Nanchang flying in the next couple of months. When that is done I'll have some model time. I'm curious about how the Flitemetal is going to work out.

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