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Academy F/A 18C Chippy Ho- Finished


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I finally decided to pull this one out of the stash for a go. It was given to me as his parting gift from my long time friend who's passing (now as far back as 2014) left a large vacancy in my small group of friends. "Uncle" Rick Chin of Uncle Bills Models in Calgary Alberta. He had included a set of "A" tails a Blackbox cockpit and Leading Edge Models decals (in case I wanted to do something different) I used the aftermarket stuff on a previous build but may try to add Dmold intakes Rescast exhausts and Aires gear bays...I seem to have used up all my carefully hoarded resin cockpits so, I may use the kit part or, order more resin Aires cockpits for the 3 remaining kits in the stash.

I may, depending on my ability to stay focused,  put this build aside for a spell when an order for the F-35 arrives from Hannants...

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Thanks men

puttering well under way on the bug, I've taken the initiative of filling the sink marks inherent on all these kits as a place to start.

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I'm thinking (after a bit of web searching etc.) to go with the kit gear bays and just add a bit of fluff here and there.

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added some "fittings' in the way of super glue and tape strips.

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and some vents added from aluminum tube bent and filed to shape

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The fun continues

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I've added a few wires to the main gear to represent the mass of plumbing in the area. The last time I did one of these I made the mistake of painting first and plumbing later, super glue pulls paint off quite efficiently when trying to bend wires super glued to the paint.

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The good times continue

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Nice work, Chris. And you made the correct choice in terms of the order of applying the wires. Like you, I'd much rather deal with the hassle of painting the wires once they're already installed, than ruining existing paintwork trying to glue them on later.

 

Kev

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Thanks for the encouragement

some fun building and fitting some of the smaller bits to the bigger bits. A bit of paint splashed on as well.

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I added some decals and a bit of color to the gear bay, not that it'll ever be seen once it's sitting on it's wheels.

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and front 1/2 closed up

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