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German F-104G in-flight JaboG 34 ' Allgau'

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Hi Guy's,

 

time to reveal my projects regarding next years upcoming events. Like i said in my Tamiya F-4J topic, this project would be put next aside for some time. This regarding a dead line i have to make to finish some in-flight projects.

 

Next year here in Belgium there will be a very big militarily exposition held on the reserve NATO airstrip in Ursel, Belgium. Most of this event exists of armor related millitaria, and a minor part of one collector who's collect Flight gear clothing and helmets. Next year, this will be expands to a whole different level of experience regarding the age of military flight gear. We are in full progress of organizing the biggest exposition of millitary flight gear in Europe together with our beloved modeling hobby. The biggest collection of unique flight gear will be show to the public together with lot's of models that will show the hardware where these pilots had flown in.

 

Lot's of collectors have all ready signed in, same with lot's of modelers and club's and we are still contacting people to sign in. Iff you guy's are interested, please go take a look at our facebook page and sign in.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1825721271073391/

 

Ok, now for my own project. I will attend this show with some of my flight helmets and models. One of them will be a HGU-2A/P with MBU-5/P oxygen mask and a in flight German Starfighter from JaboG 34 'Allgau'.

 

I got this helmet a couple of months ago, and i still don't know which pilot or unit this belonged to. So my idea was to paint it in the colors of JaboG 34. This unit was one of the only unit's to paint frequently their helmets in Red or Blue colors. They used the city shield of Memmingen, the city where their base was situated.

 

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Only the visor covers where painted with red (1th Staffel) or Blue (2th Staffel) like this example, 3th from left

 

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I will used the well know Italeri kit whiteout any aftermarket, except for DACO decals.

 

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And some reference

 

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Basic cockpit lay-out

 

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and basic Martin baker ejection seat

 

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Pilot is a Tamiya example, and this is the end result

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

 

 

 

 

 

 

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nice start

 

Mark

Thank's Mark. :speak_cool:

 

 

 

I love your projects Danny. This one will be great fun to watch. 

Nice to hear mate, thank's for hopping onto the wagon. :thumbsup:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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It's bin a long time since i worked  on this beauty from the sixties and seventy's, but i'm back to finish this until the end.

 

Reason it took some time is the led lightning set. Richard from Magic Scale Modeling designed a whole plug & play set specially for the Starfighter guy's. To configure all the different light systems takes some time to do so. Last weekend the set was finished and the set was handed to me from Richard in person.

 

Yesterday i did a test run to look iff everything worked fine, and yes it do's the job perfect.

 

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Here's a link to a video i made with the light's working.

 

https://i.imgur.com/l1lEm6ah.mp4

 

The engine will be used as a extra support for the clear acrylic rod that will be used to put the model in flight.

 

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The inside of the exhaust got some paint. Not much will be seen afterwards but hey, it is the personal mind that has to be pleasured. :mental:

 

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All of this will be firmly bound to the landing gear wheelbay with epoxy glue so it has enough strength.

 

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Next ting to do was the test fit of the IP panel inside the fuselage. This will be no problem, there will be enough space.

 

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Fuselage navigation lights are painted in red and green colors, as well also for the wing tip fuel tanks navigation light. The area around the light's are painted black to prevent that light will come true the outside of the surface later on.

 

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Every light system is written inside the fuselage half's and wing tip tank half's so i can make no mistake's once i glue them in place.

 

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I have just one question for you Starfighter specialists :

 

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Are those beacons that are constantly on, do they burn steady or to they flickering or fading?? I got two steady led light's in reserve, so i can use them for this.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Back on the bench to get my F-104 ready for flight. :piliot:

 

Today i made some further progress on the wiring for the led lights. Tip tank's navigation lights where installed and tank's glued onto the wings. 

 

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Also fuselage lights where prepared for the led lights. For this i use some plastic tube's which i glue inside the fuselage onto the clear glass with uv-glue.

 

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Afterwards this tube is painted black to prevent that light can be seen in places where it not should be seen.

 

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The led light's are glued into the plastic tube and secured with uv-glue, afterwards all is painted black.

 

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All connectors have a different color, according to connect to the right wire on the IP board. To make it easy i paint a little dot onto the connector in the color of use.

 

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Next thing to do is a test run of the led lights.

 

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To make sure all is working fine i made a test run of the led lightning system.

 

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Everything works just fine. :speak_cool:

 

Next, the afterburner led light system.  No need to say more i think, just glue the led light into the exhaust tube.

 

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I use the engine for a sturdy and strong connection for the clear rod which i will use to put the Starfighter into flight modus. The whole weight of the model will be carried by this clear rod and the engine. From here on i use epoxy glue for a strong bound.

 

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All wire's are glued in their place with again, uv-glue

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Ah that's a shame Danny. Any particular reason or just loss of motivation? 

I won't stop the build, but just for a week or two. I need to start another project for a commission build.

 

The Starfighter need's to be ready in august, so i will work on it between the commission build's i have.

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