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10 hours ago, Starfighter said:

VFP-206 is a great choice! I have built 146860 back in 2013, long before the Fisher conversion was available. https://largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=1051

 

Thanks :D

 

You made an outstanding model. Honestly your RF-8 has always inspired me for a long time. Compare to the Fisher model it was a such challenging project to do it from scratch.

I had some inspiring pics for a low viz finish but the stencils are an obstacle for me.

So it will be the overall shinny grey.

 

Cheers

 

Eric

 

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There aren't many stencils on the late TPS aircraft, Eric. If you have some photos showing what you mean, let me have a look a them - I may be able to help you.

 

By the way, no idea how far you want to go on your Crusaders, but the forward landing gear leg and fork is way oversized on the Trumpeter kit. You may want to shorten the leg by 5mm and make a new fork - I should have a drawing somewhere if you want. 

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13 hours ago, Starfighter said:

There aren't many stencils on the late TPS aircraft, Eric. If you have some photos showing what you mean, let me have a look a them - I may be able to help you.

 

By the way, no idea how far you want to go on your Crusaders, but the forward landing gear leg and fork is way oversized on the Trumpeter kit. You may want to shorten the leg by 5mm and make a new fork - I should have a drawing somewhere if you want. 

 

Thanks for your support.

 

Some stencils are missing on the regular decal sheets such as " BEWARE OF HOT AIR BLAST" ans the 604 As I wrote you, I will try for the first time home made decals with a laser printer. 

 

We we keep in touch by messages

 

Cheers

 

Eric

 

 

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Some basic work on the wing.

I started to correct the upper side wing profile with putty for car. It does not retract even in thick layer.

Anorher thing, The dorsal spine si too long by 1.5 mm 

Do not correct the fuselage which is good. The Trumpeter wing is drop and fit on the Fisher fuselage.

The reduction in length of the dorsal spine takes into account the depth of the photo etched bulkhead.

I will sand the fuselage just enough to insert the other photo etched bulkhead on.

 

 

 

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I obtained a first outline 

 

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A perfect surface will obtained later with Mr Surface 500 then 1000.

Here below The front bulkhead sanded at 99.2 mm from the back 

 

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See you soon

 

Eric

 

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Hey Eric, for what its worth, if you're fixing issues with the wing, bear in mind that the upper surface of the wing at the wing fold hinge point is perfectly flat; it is not a raised fairing like on some other types. This is an error that runs like a theme thru all of the F8U kits i've encountered.

 

-d-

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1 hour ago, David Hansen said:

Hey Eric, for what its worth, if you're fixing issues with the wing, bear in mind that the upper surface of the wing at the wing fold hinge point is perfectly flat; it is not a raised fairing like on some other types. This is an error that runs like a theme thru all of the F8U kits i've encountered.

 

-d-

 

Hi David,

I agree with you, but  I'm talking about the profile of the wing at the wing chord. On the fuselage, from leading edge to trailing edge, even at the spine we still have the wing profile.

I may be wrong, but this is what I analyze on the pics here below 

Note that the upper surface is perfectly smooth (no appearing rivets or panel lines)

 

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Pics reference: Jet aircraft walk around

http://nabe3saviation.web.fc2.com/wajete.html 

 

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I'm talking about something entirely different, that you may want to address in your build, since its on the upper surface of the wing.

 

-d-

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13 hours ago, David Hansen said:

I'm talking about something entirely different, that you may want to address in your build, since its on the upper surface of the wing.

 

-d-

 

I get it Pfffff .... It took me a long time to understand that  :mental: 

Of course you are right. I've found a pic of the aircraft with unfolded wing and the wing fold hinge is actually flat. 

Thank you for your input I will correct it 

 

Eric 

 

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I've painted the three new exhausts.

They are now correct for a P&W J57 P20 

 

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On the left the P4 that we found on the f-8A/B and on the right the P20 on the next versions

 

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Below the P20 

 

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Compared to the P4

 

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Et voilà 

 

Thanks for watching 

 

Eric

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As rightfully pointed out  by David Hansen, the wing upper surface is flat at the wing fold hinge point.

The kit as it is here below

 

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And now after correction. The depth is enough to able to sand the bulge without affecting the hinge.

 

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Eric

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I'm still working on the wing The spine needs particular attention in adjusting the shapes.

 

 

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I used the fore bulkhead as a template to correct the asymmetry hilighted in black on the right hand side

The photo etched part is included in the kit.

 

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After correction

 

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A view of the underside The white part is an Evergreen profile to fill a gap

 

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And finally after a first cost of Alclad Primer

 

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Some imperfections are revealed that will easily be corrected.

 

Bye for now

 

Eric

 

 

 

 

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