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#31 FunkyZeit

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

Changed my mind again, doing a 60's bird. Does anyone know if the gear doors were bulged or not on a cf-104 in the 60's

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

I don't think they ever were bulged. If you're doing a 60's aircraft, your pilot needs a different type of helmet which didn't have the visor cover and twin visor knobs. It was this helmet, but with the visor from this one.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:24 AM

I think Jessie is right. CF-104s always had the narrow main gear wheels and tyres AFAIK, so bulged doors weren't necessary. Be careful with the main wheel hubs on the narrow wheels included in the kit, they cannot be used for a CF-104...



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:40 PM

Sounds good guys, thanks! The reason I ask is there are bulged gear doors in the kit.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

CF-104s only used the narrow tires, flat gear doors, and Lockheed seat while in Canadian service.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

Update..

Doing some trials with foil. Out2getcha has been helping me along.

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More to come!
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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:48 PM

Your build looks great!! Happy to see a Canadian NMF bird. What foil are you using? kitchen foil, Baremetal Foil....



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:59 PM

This is kitchen foil. That's not glued down either just holding it in place. I have a sheet of bare metal ill probably throw in randomly. Foil is much beyond my newbie skills but I really want to try!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

Looks great for kitchen foil. Years ago I wanted to try NMF using candy bar inner wrappers or cigarette pack foil because they were so thin. Now, candy bars are in plastic, don't know about cigarette packs. How do you glue down the foil?

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:06 PM

Micro scale Foil Adhesive. Don't quote me as I still need to go pick some up today!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Looks killer!

 

Actually for anything but long or vast expanses of foil say on wings, or fuselages were you want a lot of detail or rivets to show through, the thicker the foil the better.  If you burnish things right even the thickest and strongest kitchen foils will show all the detail necessary, but I like to use the thinner stuff like candy and wine wrapper foils on large wing and fuse areas.............

 

This not only gets you the max amount of detail showing on those larger flat open areas, but it also gets you some tonal variety in foil panels, in contrast to the sheen/tone of the thicker stronger panels.

 

Looking forward to more!    :popcorn:


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:45 PM

A FOILED Starfighter..................................AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

 

  Drooling.......... :punk:  :punk: :yahoo:  :yahoo:  

  Nothing Looks Like Metal Than Metal

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:02 AM

Got some new stuff for the build. Thank goodness for payday! But don't get too excited cause a Beech 1900 driver doesn't make that much so these items aren't that cool!

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I looked for Reynolds everywhere and I can't find it. If anyone knows where you can buy Reynolds wrap in Canada, please let me know. But really I figure a Canadian plane should be covered in Canadian Tin foil :) hope to get some trial runs down later tonight or tomorrow! I also got a sheet of flat aluminum by BMF just to see what all the fuss was about. 8 dollars for a 6x10 sheet.... Could buy 400 feet of foil for that!

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Edited by FunkyZeit, 18 January 2014 - 01:05 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

Did some panels not perfect, but I started on the bottom to get the feel for it. I used steel wools, 2000 grit sand paper to try some different graining. Some I did in a straight line some on circles.

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Here's an old cargo metro at work I used for some inspiration

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:22 AM

Justin

Very impressive - the NMF sure is starting to look mighty good

Keep 'em coming

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