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#31 Bill Cross

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

Thanks, Stoner!


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

As with most things in my life, going at this now somewhat obsessively.

 

The landing gear:

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The screws will be covered by the weapons pylons.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

The weapons pylons:

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:22 PM

Now time for painting with pre-shading:

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

Dam Bill, your a building machine ! Everything looks great. Seats turned out phantastic........Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:57 PM

Go Bill go!! I call this handling it!!!! Great job Bill.

Go Phantoms!!

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:26 PM

Thanks, Gents.

 

I have run into a major **** up, though: the decals are old (both the kit ones and the CAM ones).

 

Tamiya will replace their old ones for free, but I didn't want to wait 3 weeks, so I purchased a replacement set.

 

A member is sending me the ID codes that got messed up. The carrier film is MICROSCOPIC and so the codes folded in on one another. Seems they need to literally float off the paper. That's tricky on a curved surface like the fuselage.

 

Another sold me some code stencils for a very reasonable price. CAM may have an extra set and a friend is checking the LHS which has put all the CAM series on sale for $5. When I called the store and asked if he'd check to see if they had 32-030, he cursed me out, even when I said I'd pay full price. What happened to politeness with customers?

 

Anyway, looking at options, including a member who's sending me extra codes.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:28 PM

It looks really great so far Bill! :)

 Can we see the aircraft in its raw state with paint and no decals?  I wish you all the luck in getting your decals on successfully!

 

 Paul 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

It looks really great so far Bill! :)

 Can we see the aircraft in its raw state with paint and no decals?  I wish you all the luck in getting your decals on successfully!

 

 Paul 

Thanks.

 

Er, I started the decals, but I'll take a photo of it half-naked, LOL.

 

Sorry, I got carried away.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:42 PM

Thanks Bill it helps other modelers see what the process should look like.  :)

 Paul

 

PS what are you going to do for your next group build project? Any ideas?  :)

 Paul



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Bill it helps other modelers see what the process should look like.  :)

 Paul

 

PS what are you going to do for your next group build project? Any ideas?  :)

 Paul

You are right, Paul. I was just having so much fun, I couldn't stop.

 

I have some armor projects I need to finish for Armorama. If Derek will get his F-4B resin conversion to me this Summer, I want to do a Navy B from the late 60s.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:40 PM

Apologies for not photographing the thing before starting on the decals. Since they started shredding, I guess it was the LSP gods punishing me, haha!

 

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The nose wheels keep coming off, so I am holding off attaching them again until closer to the finish. There is no weathering yet, no jet exhaust. I Futured the whole thing before putting on the decals of course. Also, some of the PE antennas have broken off with the handling, so I will have to recreate them at the end.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

looks really good man, keep it up, can't wait to see the finished build, I also like you, have some armor builds that need to get done for armorama and some of the campaigns that I have enlisted in.Oddly enough, one of them also was a vietnam group build. 



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:11 AM

Not waisting any time with it! Super paint job Bill. She's getting closer to bein done. Great job.

Go Phantoms!!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:11 AM

Jimminy Chricket Bill. she looks phantastic my friend ! I hope I can finish somewhere near your league . Keep it real Bill.....Harv :popcorn:  :popcorn:


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