Building the Kinetic DJ

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Unread post13 Jan 2009, 21:37

Any updates pop?
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Unread post18 Jan 2009, 02:15

proudpop wrote:Lets look at the upper/lower fuselage.

Upper:
I attached the forward to the aft "just like" the Tamiya kit. Don't forget to remove to alignment pins from the front connector seam, they are not on the rear. The gap appeared after I removed the tape, glad I have some "Tamiya" putty. The rear panels are too thick and shaped wrong. I over worked the lower.

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The Ventrals appear to be at the correct angle, I don't know what all the fuss was about!

One little thing- The Panther on the right side should be a mirror image of the left side, they are both the same on the decal sheet. The paw should be forward on both sides. Maybe I'm to picky! :?



Actually, Eldrige can go either way....it splits about 50-50....samw way with the side of the samurai the sword is on for the 14th.

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Unread post18 Jan 2009, 02:27

Hey! Who let you in here? :-P
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Unread post20 Jan 2009, 03:42

I've been busy making 2 Hasegawa's and 4 Tamiya's for our heroes in the desert.

I did assemble the intake for the DJ. The attached pic shows the gap in the front.

The DJ is a hard build after all these Tamiya's.

I'm ready to finish the DJ cockpit and glue the halves together,

Yes, that's the Lost in Space Pod in the background- a little change once in a while keeps me sane!
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DJ intake with a good size gap in the front
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Assembly line, 2 Hasegawa's in the front, followed by 4 Tamiya's with the Kinetic DJ in the front
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Unread post20 Jan 2009, 06:40

Dude that looks like LM's assembly line!
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Unread post21 Jan 2009, 18:48

Any progress? Can't wait to see the nose of the kinetic kit, is it true that the nose comes out funny, like a Mitsubishi F-2?

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Unread post25 Jan 2009, 13:58

You like Vipers, don't you? LOL
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Unread post25 Jan 2009, 20:30

JochemP wrote:Any progress? Can't wait to see the nose of the kinetic kit, is it true that the nose comes out funny, like a Mitsubishi F-2?

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The nose is funny, but not like an F-2. The F-2 just has a broader nose. The Kinetic sticks up awkwardly and does not have the right profile.
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Unread post26 Jan 2009, 18:53

Habu wrote:
JochemP wrote:Any progress? Can't wait to see the nose of the kinetic kit, is it true that the nose comes out funny, like a Mitsubishi F-2?

Cheers Bro'


The nose is funny, but not like an F-2. The F-2 just has a broader nose. The Kinetic sticks up awkwardly and does not have the right profile.


So, it does not have the right profile, I'll wait to see it complete, anybody here knows of a built kit or other forums w/ that topic? just point me somewhere.
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Unread post26 Jan 2009, 19:02

A test fit of the nose doesn't look bad (I'll add a pic later). Upon assembling the Harms, the seperate front fins that attach to the missile aren't molded all the way. The leading edges at the root are curved, they should look like the cranked arrow shape of the -XL (I'll take a pic of this too, later)
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Unread post26 Jan 2009, 19:13

How's it coming now, pop? At leas, how's the other air force doing, if you haven't gotten to work on the DJ?
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Unread post27 Jan 2009, 03:03

Here's some pics to support(?) the previous few threads. I'm almost ready to weather the Samurai's.
When they are finished, I'll finish the Kinetic DJ and the Polish Block 52.
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Kinetic F-16DJ vs. Hasegawa F-2B nose (Looks like I lost the Pitot tube on the F-2B)
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Kinetic F-16DJ vs. Tamiya CJ nose
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Check out the profile on the front fins on the HARM
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Unread post27 Jan 2009, 04:36

Lovely! Good work!

But could the panel lines on those HARMs BE any more trenchy? Looks like it was made of Legos.
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Unread post07 Feb 2009, 19:09

Good Job, thnx for sharing, this thread has been really helpful to clear any doubts I had 'bout this kit.
I'm gonna get a DJ/DG.

I saw a kinetic DJ + CMK conversion + CFT as HAF F-16D blk 52 in an Greek scale model site, (but can't find it anymore) Can somebody who speaks greek give me vectors?

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Unread post07 Feb 2009, 19:17

Somebody did all that to make a HAF Viper? Why not just get the Hasegawa kit?
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