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Um, well, ok...ish. I taped it up and test fit everything to make sure I'd be able to get them on after the airframe was put together. It's tight, as the aires pipes are a hair too close set to each other. A little bit of prying, and they should go on just fine. I should have shimmed them apart a little.... .010" would have been plenty, but everything was already CA'ed together and I didn't want to crack the pipes prying them apart.

 

Chris

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Um, well, ok...ish. I taped it up and test fit everything to make sure I'd be able to get them on after the airframe was put together. It's tight, as the aires pipes are a hair too close set to each other. A little bit of prying, and they should go on just fine. I should have shimmed them apart a little.... .010" would have been plenty, but everything was already CA'ed together and I didn't want to crack the pipes prying them apart.

 

Chris

 

It's funny you should say that chris, as i had to do the same on my F-4E. I used 0.010" on each side to push the nozzles out to fill the fuse.

 

I also sliced the rear of the fuse, under the nozzles and pulled the fuselage in to get rid of the gaps at the outer lower extremes of that joint.

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Yeah, the exhaust tubes needed to be shimmed. Just not a good design on how the exhaust goes in altogether, and the Aires center piece being too narrow didn't help things. I ended up breaking off one side and re-gluing it in shimmed. It tooks some wrestling, but the nozzles are on. I would have left them until later, but I'm not taking them back off.

 

 

C

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Not to make anyone jealous, but I'm sitting in the cafe at the big Swiss air museum near Zurich having breakfast overlooking a Mustang, Fokker D.VII and others.

 

I will be back at it on the Phantom next week when I get home.

 

I did manage to pick up a Tamiya J kit for a song on eBay as well as some Yellow Hammer decals at a local German shop to do the Marine Mig killer, so I will likely have 2 builds in the GB.

 

As I also mentioned, when I get home, I'll post lots of good pics of some C and J model birds from here in Germany and Peterson AFB in CO.

 

Chris

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Not to make anyone jealous, but I'm sitting in the cafe at the big Swiss air museum near Zurich having breakfast overlooking a Mustang, Fokker D.VII and others.

 

I will be back at it on the Phantom next week when I get home.

 

I did manage to pick up a Tamiya J kit for a song on eBay as well as some Yellow Hammer decals at a local German shop to do the Marine Mig killer, so I will likely have 2 builds in the GB.

 

As I also mentioned, when I get home, I'll post lots of good pics of some C and J model birds from here in Germany and Peterson AFB in CO.

 

Chris

I've been there and I'm still jealous!

:m0152:

Looking forward to the pictures.

 

Barry

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Thanks, guys.

 

Harold, I have a pair of your MB 5 seats I got at Sprue Bros starting to get paint on them :thumbsup: .....

 

 

Chris

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