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#3524744 - 02/23/12 02:53 PM Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin  
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Hi gang,
my first completed one for a while. Got this new for 12 quid at Scale Model World in 2010. Lots of fun for the price. This is my first Hasegawa kit in years, and I was looking forward to the legendary fit, but they must have left it out of this kit. Nothing that couldn't be handled though. To the box contents I added the Eduard cockpit set that dresses up the seats and surroundings. It's s lot dirtier than any of my references show due to needing to have to blend in the terrible staining Micro-set and sol were producing round the decals. I also chopped the instrument panel decals up to apply each instrument individually. Took a while but a good effect I think.

Thanks for looking!















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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.
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#3524972 - 02/23/12 10:22 PM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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That looks great, thanks for sharing goon



#3525048 - 02/24/12 12:50 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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Awesome model.



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#3525050 - 02/24/12 12:58 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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That looks awesome, except I think it's missing the "dolphin" paint scheme (I like it better without that anyway Smile2 )

Did the mirrors on the canopy come with the kit, or were they scratch built?

EDIT: Apparently it's nicknamed the "dolphin"....I had to look that up on a Japanese site--did not know that. My local shop has one of these (can't remember if it's 1/48 or 1/72) but it has a dolphin-inspired paint scheme on it.

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#3525191 - 02/24/12 08:54 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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Thanks everyone.

Jinro > The mirrors are part of the small Eduard set I added to the kit parts. I know the scheme you are talking about, it's one of my favourites. Looking at the nose and horizontal stabilisers you can clearly see how it got it's nickname.


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Gareth

UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.
#3525328 - 02/24/12 03:43 PM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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I didn't know there were aftermarket sets for the T-4. I need to find some for my F-1 and F-2 that need to be built.

Also, how did you get such clean lines on the inside of the intakes where the gray changes to white? I could never figure out how to do that.

#3526925 - 02/27/12 10:41 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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The demarcation lines are where the trunking joins the intake surrounds. I deviated from the prescribed construction sequence and made sure I got a perfect fit of the trunking to the surrounds before fitting to the airframe. Both parts were pre-painted and I joined with Gator's Grip white glue.


cheers
Gareth

UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.
#3531675 - 03/04/12 01:41 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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Great looking model, it's awesome that so many little-known planes are being put out there now. Back when I used to build them 25+ years ago it seemed everyone made the same 2 dozen or so common planes, but if you wanted anything out of the ordinary you had to either scratchbuild or go with vacu-formed or cast resin kits that were usually devoid of details.


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#3552731 - 04/08/12 03:05 PM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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Lovely build, clear panels lines and subtle weathering. Pit looks fantastic! Thumbs up!

I've got the Eduard L39 in my stash, 1/72 with a load of cockpit PE... I've never seen such small pieces before!

#3556438 - 04/15/12 06:14 AM Re: Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki T-4 Dolphin [Re: goon]  
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Great job - especially on the pit.


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