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Zhou Kun

1/48 Short Tucano Converted from Hobbyboss EMB-312

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1/48 Short Tucano converted from hobbyboss EMB-312. 

The following parts are modified:

1\ the original three blade is converted into a four blade propeller

2\ jet pipes are moved to lower front fuselage

3\ the nose section is slightly modified to represent a smoother cross section on the Short Tucano rather than Embraer Tucano

4\ I am going to add a frame to the original canopy

 

 

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Nice work! :thumbsup:

 

Very clean cockpit and good reshaping the nose.

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Cool. How well is this building up for you? I'm really considering picking up one and a Afghanistan Air Force conversation kit. Something about those up-armored Tucanos just makes me warm and fuzzy.

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2 hours ago, Whiskey said:

Cool. How well is this building up for you? I'm really considering picking up one and a Afghanistan Air Force conversation kit. Something about those up-armored Tucanos just makes me warm and fuzzy.

As far as I know, there are two major versions of Brazilian Tucano: the EMB-312 Tucano basic trainer and EMB-314 Super Tucano(which is actually a light attack aircraft). Hobbyboss has released both versions.

 

Brazilian EMB-314 Super Tucano (Hobby Boss - Nr. 81727 - 1:48)

The conversion set you mentioned above would be suitable for this version

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hobby-boss-81727-brazilian-emb-314-super-tucano--227138

 

Brazilian EMB-312 Tucano  (Hobby Boss - Nr. 81763 - 1:48)

This is released in 2017, a new tooled injection kit for the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano in 1/48th scale. And this is the exact kit that I am working on.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hobby-boss-81763-brazilian-emb-312-tucano--1021562

 

Short Tucano is licensed version of EMB-312 Tucano, which is bulit by Short Brothers. This type features a more powerful turboprop and a four bladed propeller. Unfortunately, there's perhaps no injection kit in 1/48th scale now....(Airfix has released decent kits for 1/72 modellers)

 

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Probably too late now, but the Shorts Tucano also has an air brake on the c/l at the rear of the wing. Not sure if the Hobbyboss kit has it. It's a fair bit from representing a Shorts built version.

 

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40 minutes ago, barkin mad said:

Probably too late now, but the Shorts Tucano also has an air brake on the c/l at the rear of the wing. Not sure if the Hobbyboss kit has it. It's a fair bit from representing a Shorts built version.

 

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Really pleased to draw attention of those who know Short Tucano well. I did noticed that the ventral brakes are one of the difference between Short Tucano and Embraer Tucano. Unfortunately Hobbyboss kits represents the EMB-312 Tucano only, so there is no ventral brake on the kit. I simply decided to omit this airbrake, cuz I would like to build a Tucano with clean configuration (suppose it in  closed position). 

 

Regards.

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A little update: canopy painted, decals applied. Detonation cords are made of  some spare decals from other kits

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Finally realized that the airbrake is hung below lower fuselage rather than being integrated in to fuselage skin....so i made one out of placard

 

Now it is finished

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