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Using dedicated detail sets for other models

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Using dedicated detail sets for other models
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:38 AM
Has anyone tried using a dedicated detail set, say a cockpit that is supposed to be used for Hasegawa model, in another kit, such as a Revell?
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:08 AM
Yeah, that's a fairly common concern. Most aftermarket stuff is designed to fit into a specific kit. On several occasions, I've been able to take something for one kit and apply it to another. Most times this takes patience, and nothing more, in order to cut, sand or trim something to fit.

Right now I have a True Details 48th P-51 Cockpit set designed for the Tamiya kit which I've managed to incorporate into a Hasegawa kit. In this case, however, I did alotta cutting to get stuff to fit and used components rather than the full pieces. It was definately not a case of simply dropping in some resin, I had to cut the sidewalls apart and do alotta trimming to get them in there.

Sometimes this is the case even with a kit for which the resin was designed to fit! Tongue [:P]

If you play around enuff, you'll eventually get things the way you want them. Don't be afraid to jump in. I used to analyze everything and never got anything done. Now I "just do it"! LOL

Fade to Black...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:40 AM
Thanks for the info, that's more reassuring!!!
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Posted by DAVEY5 on Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:28 PM
As long as you stay in the scale designated.I have also used decals totaly out of wack. I build for my satisfaction not for perfect accuracy.One time I built Revell's
1/32 phatom and I did not want to use the German Decales so I had a A-4 decal
sheet and I used it , Guess what ,the model was on display at a hobby shop and a modeler from up north asked the shop worker for pictures of it,I took sum and mailed them to him.There wasn't one F-4 decal on iit and no placement instruction.

To fly is great To hover is divine ...........
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Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, March 30, 2003 7:07 AM
I've placed the True Details P-51 cockpit in the old Revell 1/48 kit (not the reissued Monogram kit!) with some success. Like blackwolfscd said, it takes patience and purpose. Hang in there! - Ed
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 30, 2003 7:13 AM
Yes, I have just ended 1-72 hasegawa apache with photo etched detail set designed for academy apache. It was not at all easy, because some parts didn t fit well. I takes some work, but the result is woth it
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Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:22 PM
I used the Aires (? - don't remember if it was Aires or Blackbox) a-4 cockpit and wheel well detail set in an old ertl a-4e as well as a verliden f-15c detail set in a monogram f-15c. Neither of which were designed for those kits. As blackwolfscd said: patience is the key.
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
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Posted by Butz on Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:38 PM
Basically I fall into what everyone else has said. Patience, patience and more patience. Thats all you need. You'll never know until you try.
Just remember one thing, if at any point you feel overwhelmed, just walk away for a breather because you can always go back to it later. You dont want your project to turn into a lawn dart now do ya???Tongue [:P]
Blackwolf you know who I'm talking about right...!!!!!!
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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Posted by upnorth on Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:15 PM
So far you've just been talking about resin and photoetch, don't forget aftermarket vac form canopies.

I had a 1/72 Hawker Hurricane (AIrfix I think) and the kit canopy was a lost cause. I found a Squadron Vac form canopy in 1/72 and decided it would do. The canopy didn't fit at all, it was too wide. I don't know if the canopy was slightly overscale or the kit was slightly underscale, either way, there was no way I could get it to work.

I got the above mentioned True Details P-51D Cockpit set to fit quite well, without a whole lot of extra tailoring into a Fujimi Mustang kit a few years back.
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Posted by nzgunnie on Sunday, March 30, 2003 9:36 PM
I've used a Hawk T. Mk 1 cockpit set on a Macchi MB 339 C/B in 1/72. Not exactly the correct instrument panel, but in 1/72, pretty close, and certainly better than the featureless panel that comes with the kit. Also both types have Martin Baker Mk 10L ejection seats, so the seat details were applicable to both.

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