1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

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1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by vmf214 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:47 am

I started making these back in 2008, have sold nothing but completed planes in every livery imaginable to date but am currently drawing up new floats and ancillary pieces via CAD and plan to do them on a 3D printer. I'm shooting to have a complete modification kit to turn the standard BBi A6M2 to a Rufe and hope to have a price point around the $150 mark. All the prospective buyer will have to do is drill some holes, fare over the gear, chop out the headrest, cut the tail cone off for the new rudder, etc. If anyone is interested then drop me a pm.

Here's some of my Rufe's with cast resin mod parts:

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:48 am

those are freakin sweet
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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by 456THBG » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:15 pm

Brilliant...I have all four BBI Zeros, and would love to convert one (have it converted, I mean), to a Rufe...

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:27 pm

Light.Inf.Scout wrote:those are freakin sweet
Not as sweet as they'd be in 1/32!

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by MG-42 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 pm

.......... that's pretty nice there "vmf214" + offering it as a future kit to boot 8)



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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by vmf214 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:
Light.Inf.Scout wrote:those are freakin sweet
Not as sweet as they'd be in 1/32!
Actually I have a 1/32 in the early stage that plan to offer built from the kit version 21st did and also just the mod parts for the modeling guys. No prices set in stone yet.
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 am

^^^ WOO HOO!!!

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by jlspec » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:46 pm

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Actually I have a 1/32 in the early stage that plan to offer built from the kit version 21st did and also just the mod parts for the modeling guys. No prices set in stone yet.[/quote]

Definitely interested in the 1/32 kit parts

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Post by plasticboy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:41 am

Wow......... They look pretty!!!
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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by aae83 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:09 am

Looks great, vmf214!

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by tko211 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:43 am

I would take a set!

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:24 am

Very nice and would be really cool to see on my 1:32 a6m5
A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by Doomsayer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:19 pm

The_Helicopter_Pilot wrote:Very nice and would be really cool to see on my 1:32 a6m5
Hiiiii Derek.

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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

I am not Derek!
A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it

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Post by Doomsayer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 pm

The_Helicopter_Pilot wrote:I am not Derek!
Sure you are, Derek.

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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by Jay » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:44 pm

Doomsayer. Are you here to discuss models or what?
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Re: 1/18 A6M2-N Rufe

Post by snake » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:47 pm

They all look great, VMF214.

Sounds like a few would be interested in the Rufe conversion.

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