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Monogram's 1/48 scale
Vought Kingfisher Mk.I

by Randy Lutz


Vought-Sikorsky Kingfisher Mk.I
107 Sqn RAAF,
Rathmines, New South Wales, Australia
November, 1943



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Description

 

Here is my old 1/48 scale Monogram Kingfisher.

After rescribing, the following modifications were performed on the model:

Fuselage

  • kit cockpits were replaced with the Cutting Edge resin cockpit sets
    and a Waldron photo-etched ring sight was installed

  • front panel of windscreen replaced to eliminate opening for telescopic gun sight

  • all kit canopies thinned to improve appearance

  • hand hold added to bottom of engine cowl

  • kit engine replaced with Engines and Things resin engine

  • ignition wires and pushrods added to resin engine

  • propellor blades reshaped to correct profile

  • kit engine cowl replaced with Cutting Edge resin cowl

  • exhaust pipes drilled out

  • stretched sprue antenna wire

  • rear deck light made from clear sprue

  • tie down ring added

  • sliding canopy stops added

 

 

Floats

  • main and outrigger floats replaced with Cutting Edge resin floats

  • correct style Australian water rudder linkage added

  • tie down points and assist handles added to outrigger floats

  • main float support wires made from guitar strings


Wings

  • kit pitot tube replaced with hypodermic needles

  • landing light replaced with MV Products lens

  • elevator and rudder trim tab linkage added

 

 

Paint and Decals

  • airframe painted with Xtracolor X5 Extra Dark Sea Grey BS640, X25 Dark Slate Grey and X602 SU 27 Pale Blue

  • national insignia from Red Roo sheet RRD4845, while the squadron codes are painted on

  • aircraft weathered with chalk pastels


References

  • Kingfisher in the Antipodes by Barry Pattison

  • Squadron In Action No. 119 OS2U Kingfisher

  • Aero Publications No. 3 Aero Pictorials,The RAAF & the RNZAF in the
    Pacific

A complete build article is scheduled to appear in an forthcoming issue of Model Aircraft Monthly.

 

  • Monogram 1/48 scale Kingfisher Mk. I by Randy Lutz: Image
  • Monogram 1/48 scale Kingfisher Mk. I by Randy Lutz: Image
  • Monogram 1/48 scale Kingfisher Mk. I by Randy Lutz: Image
  • Monogram 1/48 scale Kingfisher Mk. I by Randy Lutz: Image
  • Monogram 1/48 scale Kingfisher Mk. I by Randy Lutz: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2009 by Randy Lutz
Page Created 17 April, 2009
Last Updated 17 April, 2009

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