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#1 Menelaos

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

Folks, you'll call me crazy...but well yes I'am !! http://forum.largesc..._DIR#/laugh.gif

I started again rebuilding the next huge 1:18 F-104G kit... this time as the double seater TF-104G...

well there's a huge amount of world to be done... wish me luck...

I first compare the TF palns scaled up to the 1:18 with the one seater and the kits fuselage...


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:08 PM

then I opened the room for the second cockpit:

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The landing gear retracts backwards and its bay sits much backwards in relation to the fighter Version (glue the bay inverse)
The blue region have to be closed and the red one opened

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

I also start closing some panel lines that are too big and also wrong.....

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more progress to come....

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

Another great project, Menelaos. I love your work with these 1/18th prebuilts. Are you ever going to tackle a WWII aircraft?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:23 PM

john hmm I don't know... you know I'm a jet maniac.... <_<

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:40 PM

You want to do jets? We got jets! The 21st Me-262A has been out for awhile and the 262B Just got to dealers last week. I hope to have mine in a few days. <_<

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

yes but I like the modern ones more John... ;)

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

OK, I understand. ;)

Modern jets are much more of a detailing challenge as you have clearly shown. Your cockpit work is amazing! I've taken on the task of improving the 1/18 262 from Admiral. Not as good as the 21st plane, but I got it first and it needs the most work. Finished the pit awhile ago and posted pics on this forum. Started work on the fuselage but still have a long way to go. Real life keeps intruding. Your projects have been an inspiration.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:47 PM

My Goodness Menelaos!! What a great project mate! I liked the last one you did.. so this should also be a stunner! Good luck and happy modeling!
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 10:13 PM

Hallchen Alan!

Danke... I need more guts I think... the TF is a real challenge!

I hope it will be something like that..:

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:23 PM

some upadate, I build the back cockpit and started building the instruments.... The front wheel as well...

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

some progress: I start building the front and back panel... There are some handels missing in the pic...
hope you like them...

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:11 AM

Interesting project! Looking good so far, Menelaos!

Cheers,

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:52 AM

HI Very interesting build you have going. You are doing a nice job on the old bird. Keep the photos coming and show us how it's dun.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:51 PM

tnx folks

I'working very slowly at the moment...but I want to finish it in the next months....

I'll keep sending pics no problem...

cheers

M.

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