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#1 Bill_S

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

I'm in. Not sure I'll be able to complete this one in time, but I'm willing to give it a whirl.

 

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The only aftermarket I foresee is the Waldron cockpit set that I've had in the stash for years.

 

New ground for me:

 

Separated control surfaces

Complete rescribe

Some scratch building in the bombardier area

 

I probably won't get started until my Phantom hits the paint shop.


Edited by Bill_S, 20 October 2014 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:11 PM

You'll need to order this from Grey Matter Figures, the Norden Bombsite.

 

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#3 Jack

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

yeah, good choice, i'll be following this one closely, but you'd do good to juice up the interior especially for the "one up front", but i think you'll have lots of fun building.

 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:54 PM

wow here we go!!!!!!



#5 Bill_S

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:38 AM

yeah, good choice, i'll be following this one closely, but you'd do good to juice up the interior especially for the "one up front", but i think you'll have lots of fun building.

 

Jack.

I couldn't agree more, Jack. I had a few minutes tonight, the exterior detail on the crew pod is gone. Prepping for the interior of the snoot...

 

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:30 AM

Great choice! :popcorn:



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 08:46 PM

Bill, i see you filled up the nose section, and i'm really curious what this is going to turn out into, are you planning to have a complete new nose section to work from?


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:12 PM

Bill, i see you filled up the nose section, and i'm really curious what this is going to turn out into, are you planning to have a complete new nose section to work from?

Jack, It's plaster of paris - a technique I picked up here. I cast a couple of them as I'm bound to screw something up down the line.

 

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I trimmed one down; it's not fully set yet, so I didn't go as far as I want.

 

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View inside the pod...

 

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The end face is then used as a contour gage for cutting formers...

 

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As long as I can keep cutting outside the lines, it should be a nice fit to the pod...

 

When I get a good fit, I'll cut the plaster back to the next location and repeat the process.


Edited by Bill_S, 09 September 2014 - 10:14 PM.

I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

good thinking, go on........


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:23 PM

Well, the plaster was WAY too tedious. I need to see progress!

 

I opted for Evergreen strip instead...

 

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Still some minor framing to do; I'm patiently waiting for the HGW line rivets I ordered to arrive...


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

Nice ribbing ;)


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#12 Bill_S

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

Nice ribbing ;)

Thanks, Loic. It's my first attempt at scratch building anything. While I'm sure that the imperfections will show under close scrutiny, I'm hoping that it turns out well when all is buttoned up...


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 03:30 PM

I am sure it will look great


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#14 Bill_S

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:51 AM

Some progress.

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There's no way I'll be able to eliminate that ejector pin mark. I cut it out.

 

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Some instruments for the bombardier. By no means finished, but it's a start...

 

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It's been a while since I've built one of these old Revell kits; I've been spoiled by Tamiya, Z-M, and the later issue Hasegawa cockpits.

 

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That's it for tonight.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:59 AM

You may be "spoiled", but it doesn't look like you've lost any skills because of it. Looking great!

 

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