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Author Topic: WARHAWK PRODUCTIONS - homemade custom vac canopies  (Read 19247 times)
warhawk
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« on: February 28, 2013, 11:48:47 AM »



Here's a series of canopies I made for my own use, but came out far better than anyone had imagined
Also, I already received some requests for selling some, so I thought someone might find them interesting
You can see the canopies, prices and contact info at my Website
Some more will be done in the future, mostly for various 1/72 WWII aircraft.

Please note!:

  • They are made from somewhat thinner plastic. This way the detail is much finer and the cutting is easier (at least for me)
  • They are made as accurate as possible
  • Fit is checked on the model which it was made for (as stated on the package)
  • Canopies marked with a star (*) require some modification of the model to fit.
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warhawk
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 11:54:00 AM »

This is a list of canopies made so far:

  • V72001* - Rogo?arski IK-3: currently the ONLY accurate IK-3 canopy (no kit does it justice)
  • V72003   - Me-262A: Direct replacement for the poorly molded Revell part
  • V72004   - Fiat CR.25: Direct replacement for Special Hobby part
  • V72005   - PZL.37 Łoś: Direct replacement for the poorly molded ZTS parts
  • V72006   - I-16 (series 10-29): Direct replacement for the inaccurate ICM part
  • V72009   - B5N Kate: Direct replacement for Hasegawa (Mania) part
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 02:31:54 PM »

Hi Warhawk,
the idea of producing canopies is interesting. How about the possibility to produce replacements for the early style canopies for I-16 type 5, I-17 and other of the earliest kits of Amodel?
Regards
Massimo
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warhawk
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 03:33:42 PM »

Good Idea, but I make canopies as I go (for the kit that I'm working on right now)...
When the next soviet kit comes along on the bench, it will get the attention it needs.
Can't say exactly when or what will it be, but you'll get the updates regularly  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 08:50:40 PM »

Hi Warhawk! I like the idea of a replacement for the ICM I-16 canopy. ICM did make a correction to this part in later releases of these kits, but the early releases were pretty bad. I bought a few of the early release kits for a cheap price, and replacement canopies will be useful!

John
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B_Realistic
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 08:47:15 AM »

And what about in 1/48th scale? Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 10:16:18 PM »

I received my I-16 canopies a couple of days ago. I haven't had a chance to use one yet, but as received, they look like top quality products. I'm also grateful that I don't have to beg ICM for any more replacements for the incorrect canopy that was included in the early releases of their I-16 kits. For whatever my opinion may be worth, I recommend Warhawk's canopies highly!

John
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 04:06:08 PM »

Thanks for the positive feedback, John!
I hope they will fit just as good too!

Regards,
Aleksandar
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 06:35:34 PM »

Thinner plastic is good.  I have some old Squadron ones, but I find I never ended up using them because the plastic is so thick that it's hard to cut it out without slipping and damaging it.  So I end up trying to make the kit part work.  I wonder why they use such thick plastic.  Is there a problem with using thinner material?  Anyway, I don't do 1/72, so I guess I will never know.   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 02:20:44 PM »

Got my I-16, PZL P.37 and RWD-8 canopies a few days ago (via Profa). They look great.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 09:27:14 PM »

Thank you for your comment.  Smiley

I have added some more to the catalogue, all concerning aircraft used by the Sovit aviation:

  • V72011   Yak-3 - replacement for the poorly molded Zvezda 1/72 kit part
  • V72012   MOSQUITO FB - replacement for Airfix 1/72 kit part
  • V72013   MOSQUITO FB (Late) - replacement for Airfix 1/72 kit part
  • V72101   MIG-21 R/SMT/BIS - replacement for the poorly molded  CONDOR, KOPRO (KP), or ZVEZDA 1/72 kit parts
  • V72102   MIG-21 BIS - replacement for the poorly molded CONDOR, KOPRO (KP), or ZVEZDA 1/72 kit parts
  • V72103   MIG-21 UM - replacement for the poorly molded CONDOR, KOPRO (KP), or TOGA 1/72 kit parts

Regards,
Aleksandar
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 07:28:11 AM »


Hi Aleksandar
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V72101   MIG-21 R/SMT/BIS - replacement for the poorly molded  CONDOR, KOPRO (KP), ili ZVEZDA 1/72 kit parts
V72102   MIG-21 BIS - replacement for the poorly molded CONDOR, KOPRO (KP), ili ZVEZDA 1/72 kit parts
Are both types for MiG-21bis, and none for MF and PFM?
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Massimo
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warhawk
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 09:39:17 AM »

Can you please tell me what are the differences in these variants?
My canopy sets depict late-type Migs with two-part, side opening canopy, and with a rear view mirror on the top.
Only difference between these two sets is in the side windows on the windscreen - one having a rounded front edge, the other one rectangular.

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Aleksandar
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 06:51:26 PM »

It is clear now, but it would be better to include this in the description.
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Massimo
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2014, 01:08:49 PM »

The cover pictures in the catalogue on my webpage always clearly depict the canopy produced, to avoid any confusion.

Regards,
Aleksandar
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