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Already Sunday...well here is the update.

 

There is a RAT in da house!


The good work continues...

I put on the last decals...

 

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Noticed that the canopy ram rod I found was for the closed position.....the open position...

 

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It's somewhere around there......

 

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So I glued on a bit :P

 

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Next is the wing tip position lights....bleeding small things...

 

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Had to carve out a notch at the tip.

 

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And glued them into place....will have to sand a bit to make them flush.

 

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Then we have these small lights that goes to the end of  flaps actuator housings, could use a few more, there are a couple at each side of the exhaust too.

 

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Broke off the pitot tube too :P

 

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I use a toothpick with  a bit of tac-it at the end to move around those tiny lights.

 

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Got them into place at least.

 

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Back to the wingtip lights.

Sanded them a bit.

 

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Then I painted the light colours ...blue on the right and red on the left... 

 

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painted silver at the rear end

 

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and a dab of thick CA glue as a lens.


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Now for the wheelbay doors... flat coated and ready to be glued into place.

 

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First the nose gear doors....

 

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Then the main gear doors.

 

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Now for the RAT.... cut the parts free of the printblock.

 

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Painted the outside and inside of the RAT housing door.

 

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And the generator in black...I managed to break a propeller blade but it was easy to glue back into place.

 

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Glueed the generator into the door....


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Then a wash and a flat coat.

 

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Glued the canopy opening ram into place...I will shorten the ram rod a bit, no worries

 

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And the RAT is glued in place.

 

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And that´s it for this session :D

 

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Cheers!

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Time for the Friday update!


More small stuff...


Well models doesn't build themself you know, so on to the building!

 

Today's first action was to drill a small hole on the port side close to the nosegear.

 

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And it's for this little thing that pretty much every model are built without.

 

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It is what it looks like, a small pitottube wich function escapes me at the moment but I bet I will be told soon :D

 

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Next it's time to detail the inside of the canopy. Did a little painting and drybrushing first.

 

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Then a little green wire was added...its other end will be attached at the ejection seat.

 

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Then I made this little thingy that goes into the top rear of the frame....I have no clue what it is. The cable will be gray and the contact black.

 

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And this thingy, I will cut it to shape but it's a box that fits inside the rear frame with a thick white cable running from it.

 

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The pieces painted and glued into place.

 

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Then I handpainted the ladder....no worries it'll be worn :P

 

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Then it was time for the Eduard goodies.... I'll use the Sparrow as a Skyflash, as they are pretty much indistinguishable from each other.

The Sidewinders are as is...

 

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First I added the fins.

 

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Then I had to clean the Jetmads launchers.

 

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First with THE DREMEL, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

 

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And then the scraper to get rid of the printlines!

 

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Done

 

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I ended today's session with impailing the launchers and missiles.... ready for primer

 

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CHeers!

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Wow, Sunday AGAIN?! Time flies...


Weponisation


Today I continued with the weapons...

 

First I primed all in alclad flat black primer/microfiller.

 

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THen I used white primer on top of that for everything that will be painted gloss white.

 

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Then on with the gloss white....hmm doesn't show that well but they are painted :P

 

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On to the Sidewinders, I put down gloss black on the forward section.

 

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And painted it in Alclad steel.

 

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Next I masked the border between the metal and the rest of the missile body.

 

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I painted the body in FS36375 light ghost gray

 

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Then I brush painted the band and tip in aluminium.

 

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I used my chrome pensil and decanted some paint and brush painted the small bands and the very tip of the 'winder

 

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I finished the painting on the 'winders with Citadel Ironhand steel on the rollerons.

 

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Back to the skyflashes, I masked off the tip.

 

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THen painted the tips in FS36622, a very light gray, almost off white.

 

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I finished the session with gloss varnish over all.... next the decals!

 

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Cheers!

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A Bonus!!!

The Loadout


All about the ordnance today. I begin with all the pesky decals.....tho the Eduard decals are really  nice for decals.

 

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Oh, but first the seeker heads for the 'winders before I forget them again.

 

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Looks really nice in place.

 

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Yeah, the decals.....they are finally on, there was like a gazillion of them but I sort of forgot the smallest.....

 

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And next the Skyflash...I may have put  a "AIM-7 Sparrow" mariking on them but I dare the model judge to spot it :P

 

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After the decals were on I sealed them with another coat of gloss varnish and then I set out to dirty them up a bit.

 

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After the wash had dried I wiped it off....don't want them too dirty I just want the details to pop a bit.

 

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Unfortunately I didn't get launchers with the Eduard missiles so I have to use the Jetmads launchers...and they don't match the Eduard missiles.

 

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I had to do a bit of "crafting" with the Dremel both on the launchers and on the missiles.

 

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To make the missiles grip the launchers I drilled holes in the missiles and launchers and glued piano wire in them

 

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With that the 'winders are done...

 

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I did the same thing on the Skyflashes...

 

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So here is the Viggen cold war fighter loadout.. 4x AIM-9M Sidewinder (Rb74) and 2x Skyflash (Rb71), a drop tank and that wicked 30mm KCA gun

 

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Cheers!

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13 hours ago, Phartycr0c said:

The loadout detail work is superb. This is a real head turner. 

 

 

Thanks Phartycr0c :D

The Eduard missiles are gems! 

 

9 hours ago, MARU5137 said:

Jan, 

Exceptional work on the weaponry. 

:clap2:

Smart job done on it.

Thanks Maru :D

1/32nd scale is way more forgiving on the eyes than 1/48th scale :P yeah I'm getting old

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It's Friday and you know what time it is! UPDATEY TIME!

 

 

The teeth are sharp on this one...


Well then...not much to say really.

Not a big update but it took a while of trimming and positioning before I was happy. 

I even had to remove a wheelbay door to make room for the Skyflash.

Well that's an importan obseration btw. The supports for the main wheelbay doors may be a bit long so you need to take a off a bit to get the doors in the right position, so be aware of this part!

well anyways I got the weapons loaded and the Giagant Viggen just got meaner!

 

I started with the Skyflashes because it was the most work to get into place.

 

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Next the drop tank....some smal fit issues because I hade puttied over the holes for the fastening luggs. I got that Dremeled real fast.


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The 'winders were the easiest to fit, just be avare that the luggs my need a bit of shortening as to fit in the holes in the pylons.

First the belly 'winders.

 

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Then the wing 'winders.

 

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There you have it.....armed to bear! I got really tired in my left arm from holding that big resin lump, almost dropped it once :P


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Cheers!

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And here is the Sunday update!


This is it.

 

With this update I can do  no more until I have the turned brass pitot tubes. When that happens I don't know and have no control over, all I can tell you is that Maestro have them in the works and that they will be available before the summer.

until then you hav e to make do with this update and perhaps I´ll do the boarding ladder some day but for now this is it!

 

Looking good with the weapons on...

 

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Now for the canopy attachement...it wen't on without a hitch

 

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NOw I just have to arrange them cables and cords from the canopy.

 

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The two goes behind the seat, in fact the green should be connected to the seat but I think this is good enough.

 

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I drilled a 0.6mm hole for the alfa probe and glued it in place.

 

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Then this poor little antenna on the spine...I hope it stays :P

 

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Hmm...I lost the picture of the temp probe but it's in place under the right canard.

what else is there.... I have a nagging feeling I've forgotten something.

Here's some pics while I ponder.

 

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Ahhhh...the saftey handle for the bang seat!!!


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There you have it my friends, thank you for patiently following this build for 6 months or so!
A few more things has been forgotten or will be changes as new facts has been recieved but I will not make an update of those.
You will see in the Finish Pictures later this spring.

 

See you in the next project! 

 

Cheers!

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