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rebuilding the 1:18 F-104G as a TF-104G

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Folks, you'll call me crazy...but well yes I'am !! http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/laugh.gif

 

I started again rebuilding the next huge 1:18 F-104G kit... this time as the double seater TF-104G...

 

well there's a huge amount of world to be done... wish me luck...

 

I first compare the TF palns scaled up to the 1:18 with the one seater and the kits fuselage...

 

 

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then I opened the room for the second cockpit:

 

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The landing gear retracts backwards and its bay sits much backwards in relation to the fighter Version (glue the bay inverse)

The blue region have to be closed and the red one opened

 

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Another great project, Menelaos. I love your work with these 1/18th prebuilts. Are you ever going to tackle a WWII aircraft?

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You want to do jets? We got jets! The 21st Me-262A has been out for awhile and the 262B Just got to dealers last week. I hope to have mine in a few days. <_<

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OK, I understand. ;)

 

Modern jets are much more of a detailing challenge as you have clearly shown. Your cockpit work is amazing! I've taken on the task of improving the 1/18 262 from Admiral. Not as good as the 21st plane, but I got it first and it needs the most work. Finished the pit awhile ago and posted pics on this forum. Started work on the fuselage but still have a long way to go. Real life keeps intruding. Your projects have been an inspiration.

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HI Very interesting build you have going. You are doing a nice job on the old bird. Keep the photos coming and show us how it's dun.

 

Texas :blink: ;) :rolleyes:

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