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#61 monthebiff

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:54 PM

Just caught up with this Andy, my you're a brave man being first in and showing the rest of us the pitfalls to watch out for!!  I'll be bookmarking your build and keeping a regular eye on developments.  I have to say the E that I'm building is really enjoyable, I'm expecting the G-4 to be even more so!

Max

 

Thankd for following along Max, I couldnt wait to get started on this one and find out how it all goes together! Not had to much bench time lately and working through getting the whole FuG rack, pilots roll hoop fully intergrated with the upper cockpit panel to aid the build sequence further along in the build. Slow pregress now but wiil pay me back later in the whole aasembly sequence later.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:38 AM

Andy,

Very inspiring work! I didn’t know about this conversion...I will check it out!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Andy,

Very inspiring work! I didn’t know about this conversion...I will check it out!

Cheers, Tom

 

Thanks for looking in Tom, John has put together a fantastic conversion set and definately worth checking out!!

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:36 PM

Had a really good day at the bench today and finally finished the upper cockpit panel, this has been pretty tricky getting everything built into place including pilots roll hoop, radio racks etc so I can paint this as one sub assembly and drop it onto the completed cockpit for a much tidier finish in the long run! I used a mix of styrene and brass rod, a few archer resin rivets and a revi gunsight from quickboost. I probably spent more time looking at pictures and waiting for glue to dry properly rather than rushing the build than actually building but I think my patience payed of in the end.

 

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And dry fitted to the cockpit tub.

 

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Very happy to get this sub assembly finished and achieve a good fit with all in alignment. There may be sme better ways of building this area up which I'm sure we will see on some other builds of this conversion but after lots and lots of thought I felt this was the best way to tackle this area and achive a nice clean paint finish. Johns unpainted show model is a great starting point when working on this conversion but you do need to think ahead a little when building certain area's on this one as you have to build a bit of strength into the sub assembly as you go rather than having lots of small painted sub assemblies which could well ping apart under paint!!

 

As ever thanks for checking by.

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

That looks marvellous Andy, incredibly and accurately detailed. Painting that frame assembly is surely going to be a challenge though you've obviously given a lot of thought to what you think is the best method for you.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

Beautiful work Andy, some lovely extra detail going into this one. Lovely stuff!

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:07 PM

That looks marvellous Andy, incredibly and accurately detailed. Painting that frame assembly is surely going to be a challenge though you've obviously given a lot of thought to what you think is the best method for you.
Max

 

Thank you Max and yes as you mention the painting will surely be a challenge but I do believe this is the better way to bring this area together rather than bringing two or three painted sub assemblies togethet to make this one..........but also I will probably be proves wrong and someone come up with a much cleaner working of this area.V ery much looking foward to see how everyone tackles this area as we see more WIP's of this conversion appearing.

 

Regards. Andy



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

great work Andy!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:13 PM

Beautiful work Andy, some lovely extra detail going into this one. Lovely stuff!

 

Torben

 

Thank you Torben, Would love to have gone further in this area but a mixture of minimal clear pictures and lack of space as I kept adding detail made sure I kept in the back of my mind that I do have to paint this area as one sub assembly made me stop where I did.

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

Your patience paid off big-time Andy!  That upper cockpit looks amazing.  I love the small touches like the wire ties and the mix of braided and plain wires.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

That tubing, really adds some depth and realism to the space.

 

Great stuff!

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:58 AM

Really great stuff Andy!  :thumbsup:

 

Hope I can get some time to get back to my build..... :hmmm:

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:01 AM

Fantastic!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Really nice work so far mate!

Cheers

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Your patience paid off big-time Andy!  That upper cockpit looks amazing.  I love the small touches like the wire ties and the mix of braided and plain wires.

 

Thank you John, I spent quite a bit of time deciding how to add as much interesting detail as possible as well as using a few differnet materials mainly for ease of assembly more than anything.

 

Regards. Andy


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