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SapperSix

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  1. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Lots and lots of detail work. Wiring has certainly been the focus. I have been looking at everything wiring. And when it comes to the phantom it has a few wires. The cockpit wiring has been created and some installed. Some wiring from the pictures below will be ripped out and replaced as information has presented other, more realistic, options. I am waiting on getting a smaller drill set. Much of the wiring on the back deck comes in from the fuselage. The design of the GT Resin Cockpit requires that after I install it in to the fuselage then run the wiring coming in from the vertical portion of the back deck. Also the WSO instrument panel will have to be permanently affixed prior to additional wiring. So it will be a multi stage process to complete the cockpit as a whole. I started making harnesses and installing as sets and ran in to some problems. I eventually stared running each wire individually. I have made plans for all of the landing gear bays and of course the landing gear. Below is where I am now. Actually its time to take a break from the cockpit detail work and move back to the camera's. I plan to do some wiring and install the cameras in to their cradles in the coming week. Once I have done that I can think about installing them in to the fuselage along with the cockpit. I will need to work out the cockpit side panels as they dont seem to fit the cockpit in a intuitive way. I have been trying to make sense of the cockpit side panels by dry fitting them with little luck to this point. I have yet to install some detail on the ejection seats and in the cockpit in the interest of simplifying future construction. And hopefully increasing the survival probability of the more fragile bits. As usual I appreciate any and all input. I do need to make note to the many that have offered me information during this build. I do very much appreciate it!!
  2. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Awesome! Good to know. I will be revisiting those items shortly.
  3. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Barry et all, I am trying to get the wiring configuration for the whole of the Cockpit for an RF-4C. I know some of it wont be seen, but I am using the whole of the operation to practice wiring as discipline. This a close up of some of the wiring I have been doing. All of it can be replaced/rerouted upon verification of the real thing. Or, I can leave it depending on whats discovered. Any Wiring information will be much appreciated. -Frank
  4. Fantastic Model!! Job well done.
  5. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Barry, I have been all over your thread. I literally did a search on this site and paged through anything that was associated with the Phantom. Your work is a goal of mine that I am walking towards as we speak. Very detailed and precise work. I was able to get a fair amount of information from your thread. I was able to identify and solve some of the rear bulkhead issues I was having through your work. I will post some pictures in the future to show you what I did. Have you considered finishing that build? It sure was a great start! I very much appreciate your help. Both directly and indirectly!!! -Frank
  6. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Thank you Marcel. I have seen some of your work. I am just a beginner compared to your work. I have made a purchase so that I can do things to scale in the future. The correct fine wiring, smaller drills, and some measuring devices. This kit is a great first step in the right direction and I have learned a ton. With sooooo much more to learn.
  7. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    I hope everyone had a awesome Christmas. My wife bought me an Iwata HP-CS as my Passache's are getting pretty old but still reliable. I cant wait to give this baby a go. I am talking about the airbrush. I have been very focused on the MK7 Ejection Seats. Paging through the referenced and versions I finally settled on these: I have been spending the last week or so making extra bits out of copper wire, fishing line (10LB), extra photo etched sprues, and some parts from ReedOak. My eyes are blurry and I have literally been dreaming about Martin Baker ejection seat variants. I am still not done but am eager to show you my progress. The seat on the left is the "stock" seat prior to all my custom bits provided as a comparison. I do need a real camera as my phone camera is failing to catch the detail. I have been learning a I go. I have found that knowing what medium to use at a given time is commonsense only once a few mistakes are made. Copper and or lead wire doesn't take to curves as natural as monofilament does, but monfilament doesn't like tight curves an creates a great amount of tension when trying to make tight turns. Therefore compromise must be achieved as progress is made. The picture below is supposed to be the same wire that goes across the back of the seat. I used two different materials as I discovered fishing line more pliable. Off to eat some Prime Rib.....
  8. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    I was looking for more detail in terms of what is in the cockpit behind the seats, extra gear, and so on. I believe I have many versions of what the whole thing is supposed to look like but nothing that says this is a RF-4C for sure. The camera's I started are getting an overhaul shortly. I will use some of your pictures to help out. Thank you.
  9. SapperSix

    Custom Wiring

    I dont recall where I had read that and actually got some of that from Bass Pro. I used it at length on my A-10. Which was my first ever attempt at wiring. I am in much, much deeper with my RF-4C build...Man I have started having RF-4C dreams.....
  10. SapperSix

    Custom Wiring

    Kev, Thanks for he reply. I have been avoiding lead wire as all I have for a proper glue for wiring is CA. I am tracking CA reacts poorly over time with lead, although I personally have never seen it. I have lead, copper and silvered copper wire at varying dimensions. Much of it cut from old wiring harnesses and scavenged from computer stuff. Some from a hobby store. In order to straighten it I have been laying it on the work area and using a roller to flatten it out. This has been ok. I am hoping my brute force techniques will give way to something more technical and accurate. -Frank
  11. Gents, When working with copper wire, etc., how do you make sure you have proper arches, straight lines and so forth? What do you use to properly straighten and smoothly shape your wire? -Frank
  12. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Thanks for the advice. I have the detail and scale reference but its severely lacking in what I am attempting. I am woefully lacking in reference material and have been on the internet filling in gaps. Would you happen to have any material to help make this more accurate?
  13. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Well work has me going crazy with earthquake issues. Prior to all the fun the wife and I planned on replacing the whole of the flooring up stairs. Its been rough to find time. The hallway is the old flooring as the front room had been finished a day prior. My son is hard at work removing doors in the other rooms in preparation of the coming new floor and paint. Below is my incomplete MK7. Its the GT resin seat with eduard updates. I also have been making costum bits to fill in he parts missing from the real thing. Copper wire (yellow wiring) and other parts are being added and created to make as a complete MK7 as possible. Belt fittings and some belts are temporary placed to see how the over seat will look. Its been hard to find a matching reference. I will be leaving for a bit during Christmas but have a whole week planned right after. Looking forward to really making some progress. Have a great Christmas to all of you.
  14. SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Had to spend some time doing a little earthquake recovery work around the house and of course work had me going pretty good. It was a relief to get home for some plastic therapy. I finally spent some time to plan and execute cutting the holes in the fuselage for the photo flash dispensers. It helped that my early Christmas present got to me. I ordered a new micro saw and made a flexible ruler to scribe and cut. I made a few mistakes as I got impatient after a few light cuts. Otherwise, it was a decent go. I will have to re-scribe proper panels in the area around the dispensers. I will have to also add the additional panel hiding the antenna in the vertical stabilizer. A lot of time was spent working on the cockpit minutia making minor advances over time. I worked on studying the seats while working on the cockpit area as I started making the seats come to life.
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