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#1 scott_t

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:33 PM

Hi All,

 

As an ex-USAF weapons loader, I just can't resist jumping in on this group build ...... load up the jet !

 

My subject is circa late 1970's ..... Israeli F-4E as seen in a photo in the AirDOC Israeli Phantoms book, Volume 1.

 

Jet will be loaded as per the photo ..... 6 Mk-20 Rockeyes on a MER on the centerline station, each inboard pylon will have 3 CBU-58s on a TER.

An AVG-23 Pave Spike pod in the left forward sparrow bay .....and 2 wing tanks. 

 

I made a start on this kit about a year ago before I got side-tracked by buying/selling/moving homes. Got as far as installing an Avionix cockpit, minus the front instrument panel and forward glare shield and the seats. I also installed a set of Rhino Model intakes and the base of an external refueling probe from Isracast.

 

A few pics attached to get started....

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Scott


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

Great job on the cockpit! Always liked a loaded up Israeli Phantom.

 

Mike


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#3 scott_t

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:03 AM

Great job on the cockpit! Always liked a loaded up Israeli Phantom.

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike ....... hope to get some bench time to work the remaining cockpit area and will probably start up on weapons and racks.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:31 AM

Nice work on the cockpit

Current project: Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito FB VI


#5 Daniel Leduc

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Wow......that's my kind of pit..

was out for a while but will defenitly follow your progress for this one.

 

Dan.


Not bad for a Cabochon....

 

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:43 PM

What a nice subject!!!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:51 AM

Great looking cockpit Scott. I'm also building an F-4E at the moment so nice to see another one on here.

Carl

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:56 AM

Few more pics ...... seats are just temp dropped in 

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:37 AM

Got the lower wing attached and the nose .......fit of the lower wing looks great ....small gap on the underside to fill on each side where the left & right intakes meet the wing joint.

 

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That's it for now.

Thanks for looking!

 

-Scott


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:52 AM

Great job Scott! You're really motoring along nicely.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

Thank you Carl ......hope to get the main wings buttoned up and the weapons load started over the weekend !



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

Hi Scott, I'm looking for next pics :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:!!!!!!

Any problems with Avionix cockpit? I read about some fitting problems.

Ciao

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

Hi Filippo,

 

Avionix cockpit fits ......need some persuasion ...... and a lot of sanding .....the bottoms of the front and aft cockpit sections needed a lot of sanding .....the front cockpit floor ended up being pretty thin in the end. I also had to sand the nose gear floor pretty thin to give everything clearance to fit. Sides of the front and rear cockpits were actually not too bad ...... anded them back a bit and had to repeatedly check the fit and then more fit checks and adjustments for the sidewall consoles.

 

Took a few hours of work but I am happy with the fit.

 

-Scott



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

Few more pics ...... seats are just temp dropped in 
 
EwveId.jpg
 
r0tWl6.jpg
 
WxtR0C.jpg


Great detail in that cockpit. Is that wiring between the crew seats scratch built or really well painted resin? Have the Tamiya F4 j in the stash so will follow this one with interest.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

Wow, what a job you're doing.

 

I was gonna say you're probably past the cut off point for % completed to start a GB, but then I remembered all the iron you're hanging underneath that'll take half as long as the rest of the airplane to finish... (joke)

 

Awesome work so far. That pit looks bloody real, and so does that Vulcan


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