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      Post #68121, posted on 09-11-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Welcome to one of my most esoteric questions yet ;)

      I'm trying to *accurately* model a Reeve YS-11 (BTW, history sidebar: Anyone here know the YS-11 was the only aircraft in Reeve's entire 80-odd year history to be bought new? and am having problems with the Bandai/et al. kit, which for those unaware has notoriously wrong cockpit glazing. I don't know if I should shave from the fuselage crown or reprofile the nose/radome area to get the requisite main pane height--or, for that matter, what the glazing dimensions even are.

      I've tried scaling up and pulling dimensions from the LU Hasegawa 1:144 sheets, but I' still coming up short...So any help here would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks!

      Rob in AK

      "In building any model, I capture the essence of a moment in time. All models tell a story, not unlike a photograph or painting; but with tangible depth, not merely a flat view that leaves much to the imagination." --Me, at my 2016 KCAE Nats seminars

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      Post #68122, posted on 09-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I used to have a thorough set of YS-11 station diagrams and extracts from the illustrated parts breakdown. I used it to do my YS drawings for the Hasegawa kit and LU decals. Unfortunately they all went up in the fire.

      Did you ever re-send the package??

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      Post #68125, posted on 09-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I used to have a thorough set of YS-11 station diagrams and extracts from the illustrated parts breakdown. I used it to do my YS drawings for the Hasegawa kit and LU decals. Unfortunately they all went up in the fire.



      Ah, crud. I figured if anyone would have that info you'd be the one...Alas. Moving on to Plan B-- a/k/a "Faking It"(tm) ;)

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      Did you ever re-send the package??



      No, not yet, for which I apologize; I realized that somewhere in my archives I have all the FTD pics you sent, including the photos of the Tu-154 (sans suffix) and was wanting to send the whole smash intact. I'll get what I've got out the door before I head to KSEA this weekend, and when I excavate the rest I'll pass it along.

      BTW: The Metallic Details set for the Zvezda Tu-154M blows pretty much everything else out of the water...But I'd heartily suggest buying two, as it's detailed to the point that you'll inevitably mess up some part so badly you'll want/need a replacement. I'm guessing the VC-10 set will be much the same. Just FYI...

      Rob in AK

      "In building any model, I capture the essence of a moment in time. All models tell a story, not unlike a photograph or painting; but with tangible depth, not merely a flat view that leaves much to the imagination." --Me, at my 2016 KCAE Nats seminars