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    February 2020
Hasegawa landing gear options
Posted by PC-12 Fan on Monday, March 2, 2020 7:19 PM

Greetings all! First time post here. Big Smile

Getting the courage to get back into the game after a long hiatus. Juices started flowing again after I acquired a Hasegawa combo 747 (SCA) and space shuttle model. I have several other Hasegawa kits that have been waiting in the wings for years. (pun intended) 

My question is, is there a work around for a gear up option for Hasegawa airliners? I've looked around but have found no alternatives. I'm not nearly experienced enough to fabricate my own version for this so I wanted to reach out to those in the know to see if thre is any possibility of an accessory if you will.

Any reply is welcome. 

Many thinks!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 2, 2020 9:00 PM

Poking around a bit seems filling might be the way to go

 

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/227642-1200-hasegawa-747-sca-shuttle-build/

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 2, 2020 9:37 PM

PC-12 Fan

... for a gear up option for Hasegawa airliners? I've looked around but have found no alternatives. I'm not nearly experienced enough to fabricate my own version for this...

Well brother, if you find anyone who is, I'll buy them dinner. You can do it.

Since when the doors are closed they are a part of the airframe surface, try getting the kit doors to fit in as well as you can. Then lightly putty over the whole thing. Sand it all smooth.

If your inner bad friend really needs the gear door joints, draw them on with a pencil.

You'll succeed.

 

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:48 AM

I have not built that many Hasagawa kits, so I cannot ensure this method will work well for them, but what I do for wheels-up build, as to tape each main door set together on a piece of masking tape.  For kits were the wings are in upper and lower pieces, I put tape on back side of doors, put the pieces in place from top side, go to bottom side and run CA around the seams.  For nose gear doors that are split, I glue doors in each half.  If it is a single door I glue to whichever side is easiest.  If there is a big gap anywhere, I cut a piece of styrene and glue it in place.  Then I use putty to fill seams (most gear doors fit pretty tight. If the putty completely fills seam, after painting I scratch in slight lines.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by PC-12 Fan on Friday, March 6, 2020 6:47 PM
Gentlemen, Thanks very much for your input, and keavdog, thanks for that link! Seems as though the decal issue that was discussed has been dealt with. I have only have "small filling putty" experience so i guess I'll need some practice. So i think I know what that means! More kits to practice on!! :) Again, unfortunately it still may be some time before I get to this but in the mean time I'll be visiting this site more frequently to learn more. Many thanks again guys!
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:50 AM

Keep in mind doors do show some lines at the edge, so you may not need much filling.  Doors should show lines, just no gaps.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:44 PM

Hi; 

 I built that kit and what I did was thin down the doors till they sat in there fairly smooth.Then I just putty the edges in small amounts till the contours are right, rescribe Very lightly and then Paint or Foil,

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