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Got this, looks good, but the wings seem very undersized compared to plans I have. Anyone got definitive info. on this?

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Hi Guy!

I am coming along with mine and I tend to agree that the top wing panels are too short. I have gaps along the root that are impossible to fill by working the dihedral as best as I could. My plan is to cover the filled-in gaps with decal wingwalks that I think the actual line birds had during active service.

Jim

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I have the 1/72 plans that were published in the French magazine Air Fan many years ago. I am not sure how accurate they are, but they seem to match the dimensions in record. I will scale them up to 1/48 tonight and check how the kit parts look in comparison.

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No problem noted here, Cleaver usually isn't shy about calling out issues:

https://modelingmadness.com/review/korean/cleaver/usaf/tmc94.htm

 

Michael Benolkin did have the same wingroot issues you've had:

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/builds/kh/build_kh_80101.shtml

 

There are more reviews out there, I'm sure.

HTH

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