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#1 Coors 54

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:10 PM

Well, it's been a long haul but I'm finally calling this done, Tamiya's 1/32 F-4J finished as ZE352 74 Squadron RAF 1988. I bought the kit originally to do an FG1 conversion but with a kit being announced shortly after receipt decided I didn't need the pain of all that cutting and filling.

As we all know the UK J's were delivered in a funny colour so I wanted to emulate that but also wanted to do a scheme that was a bit out of the ordinary, ZE352 in 1988 seemed to offer this, she was bit worn and tired, had a replacement panel in RAF Barley grey and some zap graffiti.

So this is what I was aiming to achieve:

 

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I added some aftermarket - GT Resins F-4J cockpit and seamless intakes, Eduard exhausts, Yellowhammer decals and used some old Reheat ejection seats that I have had for ages as I wasn't so happy with the GT ones (detail was a bit muzzy). Painted in Xtracolour X127 for the Flint Grey and some assorted greys from the paintbox for the rest.

I apologise for naff pictures, I'll try for some better ones if the sun ever comes out again.

 

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These are from earlier in the build;

 

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The hot section was painted with AK Interactive True Metal paste and some Baremetal foil. The red lines are to simulate the RTV106 sealant commonly seen.

 

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All comments good and bad welcome

 

Dave


Edited by Coors 54, 24 November 2016 - 10:00 PM.

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#2 F`s are my favs

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:40 PM

Absolute Beauty! Congrats! Some more photos should be very good. I think that that sight to the engines through the nozzles is just amazing. Btw the trailing edges of the nozzles look normally thick/thin, very very good! Bravo.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:33 PM

nice beast sir!

what do you mean with "Eduard exhausts"? Are they the kit parts w/Eduard photoetched inner petals or Eduard Brassin resin ones? thanks.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

Exactly as I remember them... Regular visitors (circuits & bumps) when I was at Coltishall. Superb model, Dave.

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:42 PM

Terrific model, Dave! I agree with F's - more photos would be great! May I publish it on the website?

 

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#6 Coors 54

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:11 PM

Hi all, thanks for your kind comments.
In answer to the question on the exhausts, they are the resin ones and Kev, of course you can, I am honoured but maybe wait until tomorrow as I will do some more pictures?

Dave
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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:24 PM

Hi all, thanks for your kind comments.
In answer to the question on the exhausts, they are the resin ones and Kev, of course you can, I am honoured but maybe wait until tomorrow as I will do some more pictures?

Dave

 

No problem, Dave.

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 09:37 PM

Nice F-4J(UK), and lucky you living in Padstow.

All the best

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 03:12 AM

Got to love those RAF Js. Very  nice model.


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:03 AM

Dave

Super F4 ... some terrific work

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 10:09 PM

Thanks to all for their positive responses and the request for more pictures, the sun shone for an hour or so this morning so I took some more pictures and taking advantage of the new 15 photos per mail I shall now proceed to bore you silly,

 

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Again, speak up if you see any foobars, I have another to build as an F-4S so it will help get that right.

 

Dave


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 11:39 PM

Hi Coors:

 

Lovely result! The hot end just looks real. I''m no kerosene burner expert but it's always seemed the hardest part of a Rhino build to get right - yours is one of the best I've seen and the rest of the build is similarly great.

 

I picked up the Tamiya 1/32 F-4E at Telford - looks like a fun build.

 

 

Take it easy.

 

 

Steve 


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 09:13 AM

Lovely! :goodjob:


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 12:38 PM

very nice


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:25 PM

Hi Dave, superb as always.... So what's next on the work bench?

All the best bud

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