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Add-on accessories for models

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Add-on accessories for models
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:25 PM

I'm preparing to build an aircraft (don't know which of the 15 kits in my closet I'll start with; what a terrible dilemmaWink [;)]) using accessories for the first time (i.e. cockpit add-ons).

My question is this: Example -- say I'm building a F4U-1A in 1/48 scale from Tamiya. I want to use a more detailed cockpit add-on, but all I could find was a cockpit for a 1/48 scale F4U-1A made for Hasagawa (or Revell, Monogram, etc). Would it still work???

Bottom line: if the scale and model of aircraft matches, but the manufacturer the add-on was designed for is different, can I use that??

Thanks for the assistance,

AFIntel (TSgt USAF)
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:40 PM
With a bit of trial-and-error fitting and sanding, it should work just fine. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:51 PM
Excellent!! (In my best Montgomery Burns voiceSmile [:)])
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:56 PM

Go for it, I have lotsa resin and brass that's intended to go into kit "x" but which I have slated for use on kit "y". I echo Keyworth; you may have a bit of work ahead of you in order to get something designed for a Hasegagme kit to fit into a Tamiya kit, but it usually can be done with little real fuss.

Hell, often times a hunk-o resin designed to fit in a specific kit has to be sanded, trimmed and otherwise doctored just to fit that kit. (Wow, I was a poet and wasn't aware of the fact! Tongue [:P])

Fade to Black...


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