How about this for a 1/32 Boeing-Stearman or NAF N3N?
April 7 2012 at 9:08 PM
Joe McDonald (Login Northwest48) HyperScale Forums from IP address 188.8.131.52
I now realize that nobody makes a 1/32 kit for a Boeing-Stearman or NAF N3N trainer. But, what about modifying (extensively modifying I admit) a 1/32 Hasegawa F4B-4? It's out of production, but the kit can still be found on the internet.
I'd have to modify the upper wing, add a second cockpit and trim down the rear fuselage. For the N3N, the engine cowl could be removed. The vertical stabilizer would also have to be reshaped. But, maybe just maybe it could be done.
I think I really need to do an NAF N3N since that's the type of plane that was used as a trainer at NAS Pasco during the war.
Michael (Login sanmigmike) HyperScale Forums 184.108.40.206
Years ago the old FBO at Santa Paula CA...
April 7 2012, 10:13 PM
Did just the opposite. Made a P-12 F4B-4 (never saw it finished so I don't know what they decided, I pushed for a Marine F4B-4 but the last time I looked at it...it was looking pretty darn good for what they started with!
If a kinda/sorta approximation of a PT-17/N2S/N3N in 1/32 would be acceptable, then ...
April 7 2012, 11:02 PM
... it might be easier to build one:
by converting the old Tomy/Swallow//Doyusha K5Y1 "Willow" kit:
The latter seems to be be out of production now, but it's by no means a rare kit and should be easy to find on eBay -- or at HobbyLink Japan, if you're willing to wait 4-6 weeks: http://www.hlj.com/product/DYS32-AKA
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This message has been edited by Charles_Metz from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Apr 7, 2012 11:07 PM
than trying to beat an F4B4 into looking like an N3N. Only similarity is both had radials and were biplanes.
Seriously, not trying to be a a wise guy here, it would be easier. You could knock out the basic shapes from some bass wood in maybe a day or two, converting the F4B4 might take three times as long if at all.
Steve N (Login bcnewsdude) HyperScale Forums 18.104.22.168
About the only usable F4B part might be the top wing
April 8 2012, 5:50 AM
and even that would need extensive modification to get close to the correct span. The bottom wing is much too short in span and narrow in chord for a Stearman or an N3N. And niether has a fuselage even remotely similar to the F4B in shape or size. Honestly, as the others have said, it would probably be easier in the long run to scratchbuilt. If you need a donor kit for some wings, the old Monogram F3F might prove more useful (although again you'd probably need to butcher a couple kits to get the wings long enough.
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