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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in P-51D Dixie Boy   
    That is an amazing build - really impressive. I have to try foiling at some point.
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from mpk in Tamiya will never offer the following aircraft as LSP. Your choices.   
    Not so sure - the way the MkIX rudder has the antenna wire attachment point and the wing fillet is in two parts are curious. 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Tamiya F-4J Phantom VMFA-232 Red Devils *Finished*   
    Note how the main wing box is relatively clean. It is the bit the inside pylons attach to.
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from AlbertD in Tamiya F-4J Phantom VMFA-232 Red Devils *Finished*   
    Note how the main wing box is relatively clean. It is the bit the inside pylons attach to.
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from MARU5137 in P-47D 406FG Ashford, Kent **FINISHED**   
    Very nice
     
    Drove past the site of the Airfield this morning.
     
    There is a housing estate now on that hill in the background
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". January 14/21 New eBook!   
    There is a very slight reduction in thickness. The wing is elliptical and the reduction inboard to maintain t/c is very small. The top is definitely flat.
     
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    scimitarf1 reacted to chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". January 14/21 New eBook!   
    Thank you everyone.  Sorry I don't respond to each and every comment, because I find that doing so clutters up the thread and I'd be sure to miss somebody in the process.  Rest assured that I read every one and my "Thanks or Like" to your comments confirms that- and they are much appreciated!
     
     
    I suppose it could be done, but not with my skills.  The upper wings are shaped wrong to begin with, mostly to clear the landing gear wells, so you would need to make the wells shorter top to bottom.  No easy task, since just getting them to fit together properly is difficult already.  If you could do that, the upper wings could be flattened, but then they wouldn't mesh properly with the fuselage, which would also need to be heavily altered downward.  Last, the upper wings are too long to begin with as noted above, so making them shallower (flatter) would make them even longer at the back and none of the panel line and rivet detail would be accurate.
     
    Of course the main reason not to bother is that 95% of the people that look at your model in the future have no idea that the top of the wings should be flat to begin with.  I've been looking at hundreds of photos of Tempests for months now and I only figured that out for myself a few days ago! 
     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
     
     
     
     
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". January 14/21 New eBook!   
    Great work on the dihedral - I have not seen another build that has fixed it.
     
    Can I ask what it would take to get the upper skins horizontal?
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 reacted to Jan_G in Special Hobby Westland Whirlwind Mk 1   
    Boxart

     
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    scimitarf1 reacted to CharmyDown in Special Hobby Westland Whirlwind Mk 1   
    Drool!
    Love it. 
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in 1/32 Revell-Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1a "K9906"..... Finished.!!   
    Good to see this. I am making slow progress utilising the fuselage from a Tamiya Mk IX and this kit.
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    scimitarf1 reacted to red Dog in Fisher Sea Fury - Iraq   
    Hello gents,
     
    My name is Olivier from Belgium. I'm a long time lurker on LSP as I do mainly 1/32 models but never actually posted a model.
     
    I decided to post my first after completing my first Fisher model: the Sea Fury.
    I read a lot of topics on this very forum while building this so many thanks to all previous LSP Sea fury builders, it was very helpful.
     
    The model is mostly OOB save for minor modifications around the Hook bump and scrath of the engine innards as some cover behind the exhaust plates were omitted and I wanted to detail the inside.
    Paints used were acrylic gunze H71&H72 for the top surfaces and Vallejo azure blue for the undersurfaces.
    I traded the fisher decals for some hobbycraft's desert fighter.
     

     

     
     
     


     
     
     

     
     
    Thanks for looking, any critic more than welcome.
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Royboy in ICM Wish List   
    How about these
     
    Lysander
    Allison Mustang
    Seahawk
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Tony T in Trumpeter F-100F out   
    On the wing thickness I really would not worry. I have just finished wrestling a Mono F-100 I to submission and comparing it with the Trumpy Hun I cannot tell the difference. The deployed slats, tanks etc obscure the lack of thickness.

    I too had thoughts of performing surgery but not worth the effort in my opinion
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter F-100F out   
    On the wing thickness I really would not worry. I have just finished wrestling a Mono F-100 I to submission and comparing it with the Trumpy Hun I cannot tell the difference. The deployed slats, tanks etc obscure the lack of thickness.

    I too had thoughts of performing surgery but not worth the effort in my opinion
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Trumpeter F-100F out   
    On the wing thickness I really would not worry. I have just finished wrestling a Mono F-100 I to submission and comparing it with the Trumpy Hun I cannot tell the difference. The deployed slats, tanks etc obscure the lack of thickness.

    I too had thoughts of performing surgery but not worth the effort in my opinion
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Great stuff - I hope that this could be productionised!
     
    Love your Tempest nose - have a couple of those ready to go.
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    scimitarf1 reacted to Anthony in NZ in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". January 14/21 New eBook!   
    Sensational Chuck!
    As the guy who did the nose and radiator correction (Roy replaced the surface detail and Kerry did the prop and spinner) it warms my heart to see you using it.  Not sure why the spinner and cowl aren't a perfect match...sorry about that .
     
    The only thing correct about the kit nose was the thrust line.  The correction was done with original factory lofts.  There was a lot of changes to correct that part, some easily seen , others probably never noticed.  But  looking at the comparison photo of the front it is quite noticeable. It literally took months of obsession until I was happy with the shapes. You cant just make the opening and spinner dia smaller and 'presto'.  That completely changed the 'look and feel' of all the contours behind it (I called them the cheeks behind the mouth). Then the rest looked terrible, so everything back needed completely reworking
     
    Great work!  Loving each update
     
    Cheers Anthony
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Lothar in Question re correct weapons for F-4S Phantom   
    I am building one at the mo of a 1981 period airframe. The -7M was tested in 1982 so have gone for  -9Ls and -7E2s
     
    The Two Bobs sheet is very nice
     
    Will
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    And hopefully the announcement will be before we have all passed on!
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Tony T in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    And hopefully the announcement will be before we have all passed on!
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from AlbertD in Planning my Tamiya F-4J build. Have a question.   
    Spirit in the Sky is excellent but you may need something else for details. The Verlinden Lock on features the RAF F-4 including the J and I found that very useful
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from Dragon in 1/32 F-105   
    the problem is the issue with the nose starts basically mid-cockpit rather then being just the radome.
     
    The F-105 is so iconic it is a shame that there is no decent kit of it
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from scvrobeson in 1/32 F-105   
    the problem is the issue with the nose starts basically mid-cockpit rather then being just the radome.
     
    The F-105 is so iconic it is a shame that there is no decent kit of it
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    scimitarf1 got a reaction from thierry laurent in The antique BoB Revell Spitfire Mk.I   
    Good for you Thierry. Will be interesting to see how you get on with it. 
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