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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Tony T in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from F-4Phanwell in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Peter Gregor in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    AND SOME MORE










    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Mel in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
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    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Durangokid in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Daniel Leduc in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
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    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Tony T in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    AND SOME MORE










    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Memir in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from F-4Phanwell in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    AND SOME MORE










    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from scvrobeson in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Durangokid in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
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    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Uncarina in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
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    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Bill Cross in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from RBrown in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
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    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Bill Cross in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    AND SOME MORE










    Thanks for looking!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from thierry laurent in F4 PHANTOM 2, 107 Sq IAF, YOM KIPPUR   
    I built this one a while back and have just had the opportunity to attend Eric G's lair where Eric and I spent a day photographing models (well Eric did while I watched!!).
    The kit is the Tamiya E which had the usual mods, removal of raised panels, re-scribing etc.
    I used Aires seats, Eduard interior etch, slime lights, engine internals, Sparrow missiles and wheels, GT cans (not as detailed as Aires or Eduard but the only available that are the correct diameter), Sierra Hotel seamless intakes, Zacto sidewinders, resin cluster bombs (can't remember who by) and Master pitot and AOA probes.
    The kit was painted freehand with MRP paints which are excellent.
    I spent around 12 months to complete her enough of my drivel, lets let the pictures do the talking!
    ENJOY!









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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Martinnfb in Iconicair Supermarine Attacker FINISHED.   
    Looking forward to seeing this one come together!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Martinnfb in Iconicair Supermarine Attacker FINISHED.   
    Wow!! Great progress!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Martinnfb in Iconicair Supermarine Attacker FINISHED.   
    Awesome work mate
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Martinnfb in Iconicair Supermarine Attacker FINISHED.   
    Fugly...But really nice mate!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Kagemusha in Iconicair Supermarine Attacker FINISHED.   
    Fugly...But really nice mate!!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Model_Monkey in B17G "D Day Doll"   
    So Here is my entry to the great 20th anniversary group build!
    I picked up the HK Models kit last June at a swap and sell for a mere $150 Aussie dollars, the seller even included the Zotzs Heavenly bodies decal set!!
    Then came the aftermarket! Oh well I saved on the kit so no worries!
    All motivated I began construction and completed a wheel bay (figured that if the build got shelved then it could go back in the box and not get damaged).
    Well shift work returned and I started on my HpH macchi M5 so the wheel bay is as far as I got, well under 25%.
    With the Wingnut lanc on the horizon and no cash for the HK version I figured that if the Doll didn't get done then there was a risk of her never comming out of the stash, so when this GB was announced I figured that now was her time!

    Here are all of the bits and bobs!

    Progress so far, I intend to complete the wings first rather than the interior as this will remove large swaths of plastic from the sprues which= motivation!!
    Good luck everybody!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Model_Monkey in B17G "D Day Doll"   
    Since I had completed one wheel bay I figured that I would re-start the build by finishing the other.
    Then I figured that I would complete the wings as doing this would remove a large swath of plastic from the sprues and at least give me the impression that I am making good progress!!
    The bays were painted MRP black followed by various shades of Alclad, I applied a wash using Flory dark dirt, I went with Flory as being clay based this wash negated the need to seal the Alclad with clear (I would have used Tamiya X22 not floor cleaner!)
    Fitting the bays required much thinning of plastic both on the completed bays and the inside of the wings, this may have been my fault as the fit tolerences are tight and any slight fit issues on the bays caused by errant paint on mating surfaces causes issues with joining the wing halves.
    I eventually got the wings together however the engine nacels required much shimming up and filling.

    I just need to re-scribe and rivet some lost detail and the wings are done.

    More soon, thanks for stopping in!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Model_Monkey in B17G "D Day Doll"   
    More progress.
    I went ahead and completed most of the woodgraining. my method for this is to airbrush a coat of MRP clear doped linen over the parts to recieve the treatment, any tan colour will do but  the shade chosen will effect the final result, I was going for a light ply effect so chose the CDL.
    Next stage is to slap on a coat of raw umber oil paint, lay it on and make sure all of the underlying colour is covered.
    Now take your significat others large make up brush and stroking with the intended direction of the grain remove most of the oil paint.
    allow to dry thoroughly!
    Here is the result.

    Here are the radio room and front section floors, the front floor was scribed to reflect the wood panels and demarcation between the wood and aluminium areas.

    The cockpit with eduard enhancements and Master control columns

    Cockpit side walls, The OD sections were coated with Mr Surfacer to represent the padding used in this area, I uset kabuki tape to represent the straps around the oxygen bottles rather than the Eduard items as this method was far easier and the area will be difficult to see once the fusalage is buttoned up

    Seats with HGW cushions and belts, these are worthwile as they can be easily seen and make a huge difference to the kit supplied items.

    Eduards panel, Eduards colour panels look much nicer if you spray a coat of flat clear over them then pick out the dials with clear, this removes the pixalation sometimes evident in these sets.

    The other side, enhanced by Eduard.

    All together


    I am moving house next week so next post might be a while, see yuo then, thanks for following!
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    Simmo.b got a reaction from Model_Monkey in B17G "D Day Doll"   
    More progress, after a house move I have my work space set up again and the Doll is now ready to have her fusalage sides closed up.
    I went with the excellent eduard Brassin guns but didn't like the barrels so added Master barrels darkened with Uschi blackening fluid. I really wanted to leave the barrels off until the end of the build but when adding rge Eduard guns and mounts the attachment was kind of weak so I added the barrels to assist with the connection, it remains to be seen how many times I break them off!!

    The front end, very crowded!!

    Another view, fabric belts and Master flexible ammo belts look pretty good

    The radio room with raised step eliminated and belts added to seat.

    Left waist, not worried about the ejector pin marks as they will never be seen

    Right waist.

    Right front, scratchbuilt oxy bottle, will be fun tetrising the ammo belt to the gun once the fuse is joined!


    Test fit, should be OK.
    Thanks for looking in.
    Cheers
    Brent
     
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