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RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion


Anthony in NZ

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Best thing to do is look at all available 1/32 MBA Type 7A/H7 AM resin ejection seats and decide which one has most of the features that you would find on an RAF Phantom seat. I expect that most or all of them will have the US type seat harness moulded into them, so hopefully, this is the only main thing that you would have to change in order to have a reasonably accurate ejection seat - good luck Anthony!

 

Derek

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18 hours ago, Anthony in NZ said:

Thanks Rick, yup she'll be in 43 sqn colours with the checkered fin only.

 

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Thank you sir!  I will take that compliment to heart as I really dislike doing cockpits..... I thought this might help me to like them, but it didnt :blink:

 

So I squeezed a bit of time in at the bench today and added some details to the centre cockpit/canopy section.  I found the structure and front seals were a but off so I re-did them.  Excuse the fit as it is only just dropped on top.

 

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I poked a bright light in there to help see what was done with the shapes etc

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But you get the idea

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Thanks for tuning in as always gents

 

Cheers Anthony

 

 

 

18 hours ago, Anthony in NZ said:

A question for Anthony and all those following this incredible build:

I'm building the Hase 1/48 kit.  It calls for the center section as shown above to be solid, not clear.  Which is correct?  Fortunately (or not), my dog ate this center section after I painted it and I am blessed with a redo.  (HONESTLY, he ate it as I watched!)

 

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19 hours ago, amurray said:

A question for Anthony and all those following this incredible build:

I'm building the Hase 1/48 kit.  It calls for the center section as shown above to be solid, not clear.  Which is correct?  Fortunately (or not), my dog ate this center section after I painted it and I am blessed with a redo.  (HONESTLY, he ate it as I watched!)

Oh no I feel your pain, many years ago I watched my Mini Schnauzer puppy chew some model parts then spit them out...totally unrecoverable LOL!  And teachers never believed us when we said our dogs ate our homework back at school :lol:

 

So there is a window on the other side still.  Brit Tooms only had them blanked off on the port side you can see in the pics I just took that only one window is masked

 

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Cheers Anthony

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12 hours ago, Squizzy 78 said:

Looking awesome Anthony, the level of detail on your Phantom is insane, and the finish is so sharp! Like everyone else I can’t wait to see more!!! :bow:

Thank you sir!  Getting there...you want more???

 

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More detail going in under the centre cockpit section with still more to go, but not too much. The 'curly cord for the hand held Grimes lamp on the left side and the bomb timer on the right side , again with placards to match photos.

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I'm quite proud of my 'curly' cord lol

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Yeeesh that's a bit close 

 

The rear cockpit still needs a few more placards on the sides of the sills and the radar stick controller and canopy lock levers need to go on.  I even have a white placard decal (inside the clear part above the periscope hole) that is present on the actual plane, I didnt take a pic sorry, next time

 

Anyway, back to it I suppose!

Cheers Anthony

 

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14 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Wow, Anthony. Wow.

 

Kev

Thanks Kev…..getting there slowly mate!

 

12 hours ago, MikeMaben said:

:speak_cool::popcorn:

lol nice to see you in the front row!

 

8 hours ago, spyrosjzmichos said:

Exquisite work and detailing Anthony! Very impressive!

Thank you sir!! Guy’s like you spur me on a lot!

 

6 hours ago, John1 said:

Fantastic work (as is usual for your builds).  I had no idea the WSO's IP was that different from the US versions.     

Thanks, yeah I knew they were different before I went into it but thought they must be pretty close…..the deeper I dug the more I realised I was in trouble Lol

 

2 hours ago, Rockie Yarwood said:

Really looking great, Anthony!

Thanks buddy, I’ll be pleased when these cockpits are out of my way though! 
 

cheers guys! I have the periscope detailed and now fitted. Must do that hand controller before I forget 

 

Thanks again for all your support 

Anthony

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23 hours ago, scvrobeson said:

Alright, we're going to need to see the shrink ray that you've manufactured at home to make such an exquisite replica

 

 

Matt 

Hahaha, well I can hire it out at special LSP rates LOL

Thanks Matt!

 

17 hours ago, Starfighter said:

That'S absolutely stunning to say the least, my friend! 

Thanks Ben, I am going to take that compliment from you as I have seen your cockpit skills...thank you sir!!

Oh and I am really enjoying your latest project, super ambitious but super cool all at once....

 

So I made some good progress today, before my eyes clapped out!

Pretty much done except 2 red stencils and a yellow/black canopy locking leaver.  Then it's on to the front tub, phew

 

Inside details of the placards and periscope (In the Black Box set oddly)

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You can see the scratchbuilt radar hand controller but most of it is hidden and you cant really see the placards and wear.

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Cheers Anthony

 

 

 

 

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