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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #52 - Jun 14th, 2022 at 12:05pm
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I like your "collages" for lack of a better word, of the pictures you put together. Nice work on the Pete!  What's next?

By the way, I like the history and back story of each of your projects!!! Smiley
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #51 - Jun 14th, 2022 at 10:53am
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Neat build Neal - I really enjoyed following along.

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #50 - Jun 14th, 2022 at 7:39am
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Well, after sleeping on it...I've decided that I've butchered this project enough (thank goodness, right?  Lips Sealed).  What little else I'd do (canopies, control surface lines, friend-foe yellow wing leading edges) wouldn't change (better) what I've already fumbled away...so...done it is.  I've always wanted to construct this model, from the first time I saw Mr. Brunig's plan...and in spite of my effort...still think it's an intriguing airplane.  Learning something of its story was worth the project...for myself, at least.  Sorry if my methods and effort disappointed anyone out there.... Cry  I know that we all have our expectations.

I've always assembled a "scrapbook" page of pics over the years at least throughout the latter half of my building journey...this is Plate 135.

I posted this pic of "Emily in the background" earlier...just wanted to correct things...that's MAVIS back there...maximum range of nearly 5,000 miles!  Would be a great electric project.

One last personal story...during the Vietnam conflict I had occasion to spend a day with a Japanese family...they invited me to share their lunch.  I recall being so impressed with their graciousness and dignity, and I, a complete stranger.  More than fifty years later that day is burned into my memory.  Whenever I've heard stories of the brutality of WW2 in the Pacific...I'm struck by the stark contradictions of my own experience.  Clash of cultures in the extreme is an understatement.

Thank you one and all.

Neal
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #49 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 4:46pm
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Model looks great.  Almost fini! Did you do those water color paintings?  Outstanding!
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #48 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 3:45pm
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really close
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #47 - Jun 12th, 2022 at 7:05pm
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Sounds like you have plenty of strength under that pylon to fuselage joint!!!

With two wing you have lots of wing area too!  You've shown your craftsmanship once more! A real beauty!
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #46 - Jun 12th, 2022 at 4:23pm
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To answer your question, Tom...no in-filling on fuselage underside to receive the pontoon pylon.  Model is very heavy as it for a peanut.  Rear of pylon  rests upon lots of wood...wing center rib as well as two stringers on the sides...wing leading edge underside, as well as the forward end resting upon former F-1 which is actually doubled...lots of wood...over-built.  Things are currently weighing in at 20.5 oz.

Of course...if this model is constructed larger...say 27" ws...then one may have to incorporate some wire for support...especially in the wingtip float struts.  That's where the design is weakest...imo.  Smiley

Applied a single thinned coat of "dope" on Pete...dried very quickly outside...97F.

Neal
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #45 - Jun 12th, 2022 at 9:23am
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This model is nearing completion...and it's story as well....

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai.

From the Samurai point of view...an opponent was expected to likewise comply with the Bushido Code as well...and any failure to do so rendered said "enemy of Japan" dishonored.

Obviously, all of this quickly became blurred by unscrupulous individuals on both sides...a brutal struggle amongst cultural extremes.  The last photo is of children in the besieged City of Manila, 1945.  They undoubtedly know the what and where of the equation...but have little or no concept at all of why.  Yamashita ordered the city to be "open," but isolated from his actual command, the Japanese forces holding Manila made the decision to refuse surrender or retreat...to die to a man...bushido.

Neal
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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #44 - Jun 11th, 2022 at 1:49pm
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sticks n' stuff
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #43 - Jun 10th, 2022 at 4:27pm
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I don't remember, did you sheet between the stringers under fuselage where the pylon mounts to the fuselage.  This is looking seriously great!  I will definitely have to build one but it's gotta be bigger than a peanut!
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #42 - Jun 10th, 2022 at 11:58am
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Down to construction of those wing-floats (sponsons?)...I hate to hang those out on those little wings...which are flimsy enough as it is.

and all things have a beginning...and an end.  Note the surrendered Pete in this photo, battered and bruised, but still alive...minus prop per terms...and the differing wing-floats...all proof of hard use...like myself.

I believe this model will be my swan-song...eventually.

Neal
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #41 - Jun 10th, 2022 at 7:21am
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upper wing went on fairly well....
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #40 - Jun 9th, 2022 at 11:05am
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more pics...Pete was indeed used for kamikaze missions at war's end....

Here's a disassembled Indonesian Pete...continued on fighting against Dutch during revolution after war's end.  Royal Thai Air Force also utilized some F1M's.

Neal
  

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #39 - Jun 9th, 2022 at 8:42am
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I don't know...is very green...don't know if there is anything in nature that's quite that green.  But...it is what it is...too late to turn back now.  I've decided what it is that attracts me to models of Japanese aircraft from WW2...it's as if the Japanese...especially the IJAAF (but the IJN too...white Zero's  Shocked) up to 1944 were flaunting their aircraft color schemes...VERY colorful with very little effort to camouflage.  It was about that time that "supply chain" issues began to influence how well things like paint schemes were kept up.  As for PETE...lots of different schemes...not merely green were used...some even mixed as cannibalized parts were passed around.  Pretty hard to hide that big red hinomaru (literal meaning "circle of the sun").  That's what one sees first...so I won't fret about the green.  Smiley

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Re: Reikan...Mitsubishi F1M2
Reply #38 - Jun 9th, 2022 at 2:48am
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WoW looks great so far!  That green tissue is very nice!
  

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