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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Thank you very much, gents! Willco!
     
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Thanks guys!  The gluing up of the nacelles is really critical, so I've GOT to make sure they go on correctly aligned, as I plan on using JB Weld. Having quite a bit of experience with JBW, I can say with confidence, get the parts exactly where you need them before the epoxy dries, as once JBW is dry, there is NO getting it unstuck without severe damage to both parts you were gluing. I always use it where ever the need for critical strength applies. In this case, a large percentage of the models weight is rested on the MLG which in turn are only supported by a block (also glued with JBW) that is glued to the nacelles.  
     
    Cheers! 
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Confusionreigns178 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    DACO have produced the best photographic reference book on European Starfighters.... ever. I don't see how anyone could better it. You will not be disappointed.
     
    Chris. 
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to MARU5137 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Trainer.
     
    Derek's  suggestion  is the best book.

    this link shows what you can see on the pages.
    Detailed  thumbnail  photos   ie : photos etc.
    Great. book.
     
    Uncovering the Lockheed (T)F-104G Starfighter Book Review by David Couche http://www.hyperscale.com/2020/reviews/books/uncoveringstarfighterbookreviewdc_1.htm
     
     
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from MARU5137 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Thanks a lot, Derek. I'll see if I can get hold of a copy.
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from MARU5137 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Dear fellow modellers,
     
    which book out there (printed or e-book) covers the TF-104G in GAF service best in terms of details? Any hint very much appreciated.
     
     
    Thanks in advance!
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Great! So the Daco book it will be!
     
    Thanks a bunch, Chuck!
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from LSP_K2 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Thanks a lot, Derek. I'll see if I can get hold of a copy.
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Delta Dart   
    The Dart (and the Dagger) are both iconic airplanes. I'm looking forward to your build, Dan.
     
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Dandiego in Delta Dart   
    The Dart (and the Dagger) are both iconic airplanes. I'm looking forward to your build, Dan.
     
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Very nice, Brian. That attention to detail is astounding. I like those cables very much. Great work!
     
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in Delta Dart   
    The Dart (and the Dagger) are both iconic airplanes. I'm looking forward to your build, Dan.
     
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Once again, thanks all. The nacelles and upper roof of the nacelles (bottom of the wing effectively) are as complete as I can get them without fully attaching them to the airframe, as the oil tanks and piping and rear roof of the nacelles cannot be added until the nacelle itself is glued down.
     
    Nothing has been glued in yet, as I still need to fully re-scribe and rivet both nacelles before gluing them in:
     

     

     
     
     
     
    Upper nacelle roof/bottom of the wings are about as done as they are getting prior to gluing things down as well:
     

     
     

     

     
     
     
     
    Nacelles just setting in place atm:
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    You will have to excuse all the hairs, I attempted to clear a wash out from the sides of the well interior and the Q-tip/cotton swab, and have not had a chance to clear out the remnants.
     
    Now that things are where they are, its now down to actually gluing down the nacelles. Its a bit of a nervous time, as getting the placement of these is absolutely critical, as their position dictates where the PE upper section of the wings that crosses over into the rear of the nacelles goes, as well as giving the MGL their final positions.
     
    Im hoping to be able to get these re-scribed and glued down tonight.
     
    Cheers! 
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to chuck540z3 in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Ditto what Derek said.  Almost every photo is an F-104G in the GAF and it has a section dedicated to the TF version!
     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Me too ... having missed this build, that is.
     
    Great stuff, Brian.
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Sepp in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Me too ... having missed this build, that is.
     
    Great stuff, Brian.
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    The rear engine faces are now glued into the surrounding engine bearers. There are brass pins and consecutive fitting brass tubes in the engine and rear faces, and fit fairly precisely together, so I just stuck the rears on the engines, got the engines where I needed them, then super glued the rear engine faces to the bearers. Once that was set, I utilized some JB Weld to make sure they stayed put. I left the engines on the bearers attached to the rear sections until the next day when the JB Weld was cured enough to do some heavy lifting to secure the rear engine faces.
     
    In progress:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    Engines now fit exactly where they need to fit in order to get the surrounding nacelles and cowls to fit where they need to be:
     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    The nacelles still fit really nicely, and the engines fit well with or without the nacelles and with or without the cowls:
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    The cowls seem to fit decently at this stage, and seem like they might only need a bit of fettling to get them to fit very nicely:
     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    Hopefully to be back on the big girl more this week/weekend.
     
    Cheers
     
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Thanks all, and happy 2021 to you all!!    I know it wont automatically fix everything, but I feel better with this hellscape of a year behind me. 
     
    Just a minor update, with some progress on the MLG well detailing, which includes the water/alcohol and oil tanks.
     
    Work is progressing on the two types of tanks that will reside in the MLG wells. I added some connections (not done painting or detailing them yet) for the piping to them, yet to be completed.
     
    Strapping completed and some Airscale placards added. I still have to finish the detail painting and weathering as well as the connections for the piping. 
    Oil on the left, and water/alcohol on the right. 
     

     

     

     
     
     
    I also have a small start on the piping and continued detailing of the wells with some lead wire, and some detailing for the engine bearers.
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    All for tonight, as Im headed down to spray some gloss black on my Lament Configuration. 
     
    Cheers all! 
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Thanks a lot, Derek. I'll see if I can get hold of a copy.
     
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in TF-104G in GAF Service: Best book for detail images?   
    Dear fellow modellers,
     
    which book out there (printed or e-book) covers the TF-104G in GAF service best in terms of details? Any hint very much appreciated.
     
     
    Thanks in advance!
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Couldnt see what I was doing with the white plastic card, so shot Mr Surfacer and....whoa, there goes a whole pile of areas that now need sorting out...

     
    In case you are wondering...most of those openings are different sizes

     
    Cheers Anthony
     
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Thanks, and that's a good idea Rick!  Might have to drink a few in case I make mistakes 
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    Rainer Hoffmann reacted to Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Well I will probably use fine plastic card as I can MEK it in nice and cleanly.  I am going to black base the whole airframe before topcoat so I will be careful when spraying around here so the black base acts as a deep layer so as to simulate the depth without washes.  
     
    But as I say, I am making it us as I go really
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Derek B in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Cheers
    Rainer
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    Rainer Hoffmann got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Cheers
    Rainer
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