DJG's Zero

The Japanese WW2 fighter. This kit is virtually all metal and available from DeAgostini at http://www.model-space.com

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Postby baby_astons » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:16 pm

and I'm almost sure morrigan will come up with a perfect and original solution for both the skin and the air control surfaces :D
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:55 pm

chill wrote:I'm having great fun looking on the interweb for various materials that could be used . I don't suppose anyone can provide the gauge of the metal skin yet ? As I have found lots of metal on a roll but I suspect that it is way too thick for the scale of the zeros the guys ( and girl ) are building .


I'd guess that a scale thickness would be too flimsy to handle. I'd guess it would be 1.5mm to 2mm thick ? That's a pure guess of course, but that would make the scale thickness around 0.1mm which sounds a bit too thin to be practical on a model. (Or have I misunderstood your comment :oops: )
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby baby_astons » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 pm

0,1 is almost kitchen foil mark indeed, that would be a pain - especially if they do it from alloy,
I'm still on the wing ribs with the stuka but as soon as the first panel arrives I'll report about the thickness there...
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby snapdragon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:10 am

what about the metal skin that came with the Lancaster

The control surfaces on the Zero were covered in fabric and stiffened with dope, the rest of the aircraft would have been aluminium skin. Has anyone asked on the DP forum?

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I found this website of this build in Japan. If you all scroll down to near the bottom you can see that there are metal panels. I will read the DP forum and see what is being said

http://www.geocities.jp/tw_1108/index.html
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby chill » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:33 am

Some interesting disscussion points. But just to clarify on Cap'ns point. The metal I have found is Zinc, Aluminiuim etc on rolls. Not your common or garden cooking foil. Bit more substantial.
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby baby_astons » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:30 pm

I love the panels in that link james, not perfectly smooth, just as one would imagine the real thing which was far from perfection...
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby steve131 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:13 pm

Thats a nice model :drool:
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby chill » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:07 pm

It is . We are very jealous of those lucky enough to be building it. I'm just here to offer a bit of help here and there and assist .
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby baby_astons » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 pm

chief assistant chill :D
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby snapdragon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:34 am

To: The Chief Assistant

From: The Assistant Chief to the Chief Assistant

Aluminium skin Panels Included They even have rivets stanped on them Asked the question on the DP forum and got a photo in reply!

:D :dance:

Now, If only someone could make a working miniature Nakajima NK1 C Engine with power to weight ratio for this build and figure out working flight controls etc........
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby chill » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am

Thats good to know that the skin will be aluminium.

But i dont think Im anywhere near being a Chief Assistant. I just try and help out where I can, such as the Super Glue issue on the build.

My modelling skills are no where near some of you guys.
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby chill » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:13 am

snapdragon wrote:To: The Chief Assistant

From: The Assistant Chief to the Chief Assistant

Aluminium skin Panels Included They even have rivets stanped on them Asked the question on the DP forum and got a photo in reply!

:D :dance:

Now, If only someone could make a working miniature Nakajima NK1 C Engine with power to weight ratio for this build and figure out working flight controls etc........



Is there a chance of a reproduction of this photo for the guys (and lady) building this kit? So they - and me for that matter- can drool over it. If, of course, the photo is not copyrighted.
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby baby_astons » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:06 pm

:laughing-rolling: for some reason james has attached the following link on the gaz pobeda 1:8 russian car thread:
http://forum.model-space.co.uk/default. ... sts&t=6229
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby snapdragon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:14 pm

I'm sure that I posted to this thread!

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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:01 pm

chill wrote:
snapdragon wrote:To: The Chief Assistant

From: The Assistant Chief to the Chief Assistant

Aluminium skin Panels Included They even have rivets stanped on them Asked the question on the DP forum and got a photo in reply!

:D :dance:

Now, If only someone could make a working miniature Nakajima NK1 C Engine with power to weight ratio for this build and figure out working flight controls etc........



Is there a chance of a reproduction of this photo for the guys (and lady) building this kit? So they - and me for that matter- can drool over it. If, of course, the photo is not copyrighted.


Better still, post a link to the page/post with the photo. That avoids any copyright concerns completely.
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Re: DJG's Zero

Postby baby_astons » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:20 pm

that is what has happened - I hope :shifty: as it's the modelspace page...
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