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hi John

that looks great !!!! do you plan to glue the ........fairings !!?, or as you said " the aileron control horn " to the wing , I think   it would it more convenient !!! ( except if it complicates the cast ), or it will be  a separated part , charge to the modeler to glue them at the right place ................!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?????????????

Alain

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Hi Guys,

 

I haven't posted in a while, due to studying and writing exams.

Some work did get done in between, like successfully removing the starboard wing combat flaps, slats, flaps and aileron for their deployed positions. Also made some vents for underneath the belly. The standard ventral fins as well as the SAAF mod with CHAFF/Flare dispensers. The two underwing CLB30 and Alkan 915/916 pylons (still working on getting the rough shape right) are currently in progress.

 

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Cheers,

John

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Hi Guys,

 

MATRA RLF-4 rocket pod master in progress. Removed the tail cone and cut out the lower portion of a Type 155 rocket pod. A disc from plastic card attached for material lost during cutting, in which the corresponding holes were also drilled. Inner blast pipe shaped from a piece of scrap resin. The rough work looks the part, and will now be refined.

Thanks to all for popping in to see the progress :)

 

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Cheers,

John

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14 hours ago, Renegade said:

Hi Guys,

 

MATRA RLF-4 rocket pod master in progress. Removed the tail cone and cut out the lower portion of a Type 155 rocket pod. A disc from plastic card attached for material lost during cutting, in which the corresponding holes were also drilled. Inner blast pipe shaped from a piece of scrap resin. The rough work looks the part, and will now be refined.

Thanks to all for popping in to see the progress :)

 

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Hi John

Just a heads up on the Matra RLF-4 Pod. Due to the higher speed and normally 4 pods being carried open ended pods caused more drag.  Therefore the  pods almost always had the frangible fibre glass covers fitted. You can find the right pod or part in the Mirage 2000 kit from Kittyhawk.

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Cheers

Nick

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Thanks guys :)

 

On 8/31/2022 at 4:14 PM, Cheetah11 said:

Just a heads up on the Matra RLF-4 Pod. Due to the higher speed and normally 4 pods being carried open ended pods caused more drag.  Therefore the  pods almost always had the frangible fibre glass covers fitted. You can find the right pod or part in the Mirage 2000 kit from Kittyhawk.

Nick, you are right, that is the norm. I have tried to fill and make those darn covers and failed miserably. Don't want to buy the Kitty Hawk kit just for RLF-4 cones either. I don't think that this is a deal breaker though.

 

 

The time has come to make the parts that are probably the most challenging on an F.1, the Main landing gear! ... :frantic:

The complexity of it is not too bad once broken up into individual components. The main strut of the leg is the key, and tricky to find the correct angles outward and forward. A mold will be made of it to assure the same on both sides. After that, most of the other parts can be used for either, with minor little mirrored details added.

 

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Cheers, and thanks for looking.

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Hi

thank you Raphael for the photos , we can clearly see how complex are the main gear legs with  "curves "  and "leaves" ( ???) a very challenging job !!!!!! 

moreover , these parts ask questions : due to their inclination and stance , will they be  strong enough  , to support the weight of the kit ??, the resin , is a brittle material ........:hmmm:

Alain 

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