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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mitsubishi MS-1 civil seaplane conversion from K3M AZ kit

The transformation, including modified Khee-Kha Art Product resin floats and an Arctic Decals set is completed.
This plane operated on both, wheels and floats for the Tokyo Koku KK, transporting passengers.
 The step-by-step construction article can be seen here:
https://wingsofintent.blogspot.com/2018/02/civil-mitsubishi-k3m-ms-1-az-model.html
This seaplane civil version implies a number of modifications described in the construction article, that include -but are not limited to- reshaping and reposition of windows, deletion of military features, correction of kit's defects, addition of floats and involved struts, new home-modified engine and propeller, slight correction of elevators and ailerons, new interior, new set of civil marks and many small additional details (radiator, top nose louvers, Pitots, etc.)

As explained in the construction posting, the inspiration came from the Arawasi blog (link in the same const. posting). Thanks to George Eleftheriou and his contacts for providing needed material to build a more accurate model.































6 comments:

  1. Perfectly executed once again- it is striking how the character of the aircraft is changed by the addition of the floats- another great,
    inspired choice of subject!

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    1. Thanks, Keith, you are generously kind.

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  2. Beyond the super detailed fabulous airplane, I like how the concrete apron is looking more and more authentic, and how did you make the prop look like it is moving in a few of the flyover shots? Nice.

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    1. Hi
      Thanks for your kind words.
      I used a "blur" function on an image-processing program that came free with my Canon camera.

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  3. No necesitas inspiración, la llevas dentro del corazón. Armando Gil.

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    1. Un inmerecido gran cumplido, Armando, gracias.

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