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  1. I'm following along how you go about that... I'm probably going crazy, but I'm actually considering getting an A-6E for a similar setup...
  2. Scribing perfection! I've use the (somewhat) same technique on a 1/72 RF-101C (still need to finish that...) as some parts were inaccesible with normal tempates. Sometimes I also use a tape rectangle-ish shape (depends on what it should be), but you can't get rounded corners easily that way. I'm still working on my A-6, the cockpit is ready for final varnish (just finished making the throttle yesterday), and now working on the metal gear legs. A real PITA to clean up and fill the pin-marks for sure, but slowly getting there. Hopefully an update on my part soon Je
  3. Thanks Peter -with photo's to boot! Now that I kind of know what to look for it's visible! Neat stuff That landing gear is indeed quite solid; it's also the reason for a lack of updates on my build, it's a real PITA to clean up the mould seams and ejector pin marks... I don't know if there is anything else available, unless you'd cast copies in resin or so? A more unconventional idea would be to separate the oleo part (which I assume you need to do anyway?) and use drills to drill out the inside of the legs to make them hollow... that white metal isn't all [i]that[/i] toug
  4. Looking great! I like the way the intake tubing with fan connects to the intake, much more snugly then I can get them so far. I might borrow Rich' idea from his EA-6A and splice it up, even though the parts are all painted up and ready for installation... :-S I read early A-6's didn't have the armour plating as well -do you (or anyone els). Does anyone know if a 1966 A-6A would or would not have the armour installed? I haven't installed anything yet so if it would not be applicable I'm stealing Ben's idea I have some photo's of VA-65 A-6As from the era but just can't make it out..
  5. I just spent a considerable amount of time reading through this -wow, that's really awesome work so far! Honestly, IMHO, it doesn't matter how long it takes, as longs as the process is enjoyable. Happy that my build did a little bit to inspire Some really clever and cool ideas in there Jeroen
  6. Awesome, the more I look at this picture, the more (subtle) details I spot. Really nice!
  7. I use these 3: -detail parts that fit well: Tamiya Extra Thin or Mr Cement S, depending on what my LHS has in stock -less-fitting parts or stuff that needs some "fill": Revell Contacta with the needle -(old Roden WW1) parts that that are somewhat near to fitting and can't be made to fit better, yet still need strength: Revell tube glue (it seems to contain clear sprue I've read somewhere). -> I put a blob of tube glue on a piece of tape and apply it with an old brush or cocktail stick, when TET does not work I do the same with my kids when building a model.
  8. Yes, probably is, the picture in the Britmodeller thread is slightly larger and appears to show the XIII's rocker covers. I would not mind a XII at all, but there were very few built so probably won't be a money maker for Roden. I do like oddballs, but I'm happy it's a XIII, much more schemes for that. Hence I wondered about the similarities -when taking a quick look in that big French Aircraft of WWI book I have and comparing the three drawings, the shapes of the XII and XIII appear a lot closer (other than the front part from the cockpit onwards) to each other than the VII and XI
  9. Definately true! As I was unable to find a Hobbycraft SPAD XIII, I'm already happy that a XIII is coming. Who knows, Roden did the rather obscure Fokker D.VI, Siemens-Schuckert D.III and Albatros D.I as well, so if there is enough re-usable, parts-wise it just might happen. I've built my share of Roden kits (1/72 so if it's going to be better than their 1/72 Fokker D.VII I'm happy already
  10. I'm not an expert either, but as far as I've picked up here and there: 160hp (D.III) -very early D.III engine -> valve actuator boxes centered on the valves, water pump on a different position, water pipe next to the engine, small air pump on the rear of the engine near the decompression lever -early D.III engine -> very much the same but with the air pump on the front as appears on your engine, as well as the picture of the orginal on page 1 180hp (D.IIIa) water pipe through the cilinders as on Roden engine, but the boxes next to the valve actuator
  11. That looks awsome, Kent! One thing you could add, if this was a 160hp Mercedes engine, is the water pipe between the cilinder, though I'm not sure if it's worthwile. As in, if you can actually still see it once you close up the cowlings. The WNW engine came with that part, if you like or need it I have one left over from my Fokker D.VII.
  12. And if a XII is feasable, @kkarlsen can stretch the wings, make his own floats, and do the XIV
  13. The picture on Britmodeller is a bit larger and appears to show the rocker covers of the XIII. I do wonder how much the XII and XIII have in common, other than the different engine, control system, and "fatter" front end of the XII. The XII sure looks a lot more like the XIII than it does to the VII. Either way, I'm getting one
  14. Looking great, Marcel! Sorry to read about the MiG-29 :-/
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