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Raymond

1/72 Airfix Tucano

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Hiya!

I'm working on an Angolan emb-312 Tucano converted from the Airfix 1/72 shorts tucano kit:

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the first two mods needed were the removed of the canopy frame and the lengthening of the forward fuselage:

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G'day Raymond,

Is the extension required from the short comings of the kit, or is there a difference between the British/ Embraer built tucano's?

Brendon

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hiya!

the nose on the shorts Tucano is slightly different in shape than the embrear, though i think the airfix kit nose is a bit short anyway!

still working on getting the correct intake shape, though the length seems better:

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so far looking like this:

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Very nice so far. I'll be interested in seeing how you do the contouring to the nose.

I think everyone that gets this kit ends up doing it in something besides the box scheme because the kit is fine but the decals are incredibly awful.

One thing - this model is an incredible tail-sitter. Did you put in weights in the front?

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some final cutting, sanding and spraying, and im declaring the nose done....its not perfect, but i think ill go insane if i keep trying :

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Looks like you've got that nose contour pretty close. Looks pretty convincing to me.

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The Tucano is looking really good mate. :cheers:

Looking forward to the next update.

Deacon

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Fantastic choice, great job so far Raymond.

Any updates?

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