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OFFICIAL: 2nd Gen. Jet Fighters Campaign
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: March 30, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC
Update time again.


In addition to opening up the intakes a bit and drilling out the cannon ports, I also added guide vanes / supports (someone which ones are they exactly?) made from thing styrene sheet.


The four maintenance hatches on the upper fuselage lacked the recessed line on that side that face the spine, so those were scribed in to avoid an incomplete look.


Moving along, engine intakes and nose cone in place. In the process of trying to get the nose cone attached with as little gaps as possible, I glued in a piece of thin styrene sheet to the top half of the nose (pointed by arrow), which made for a gapless joint, but turned out to be a mistake...

...because the added material made the nose point down just a little bit too much.



Being dryfitted after being cut off and fit readjusted. Looking much better now! Some gap filling will be needed, though.


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 05:40 PM UTC
Yak-28P's cockpit done:



So far trouble free build. I think next step (engines) will tell how good the fit is in larger parts.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:35 AM UTC
Hi all,
The second Skyray in this campaign, but in 1/72nd, after Lakota's.


Regards,
K.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 07:59 AM UTC

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It's 1/144 is small, it's easy, it'll be fun I told my self....

OK, the fuselage mismatch behind the cockpit is all me. But the fuselage sides being offset to the wing is all ARII's fault.

And once I get the wing centered on the fuselage, there's gonna be gaps to fill fore, aft and side.



you can pose the wing in the "up" position, and do no filling.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:04 AM UTC
@ Mr.K, Very nice choice for a build. Every time I try to obtain a kit of the FORD the price scares me off. Cant wait to see your progress and finish photos.

@ Jonathan, I could only hope for an airplane with no putty

Bob
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 08:44 AM UTC
Getting closer to priming stage.



The stabilizers fit quite well on the upper side.


...but less well on the underside. Oh well, nothing a little filling won't fix. Seems like spots where stretched sprue will work nicely.


Some of the very few ejector pin marks in need of filling on the landing gear bay doors: one on nose gear door (puttied) and one on each main gear door (sanded). The two on each of the fuselage side main gear bay doors don't need attention since those will be in the closed position when the gear is extended and the inside surfaces won't be visible.

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC
It's starting to look like an F-8.

Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:37 AM UTC
Looking like an F-8 indeed!

Ready for primer with my Gnat too:

Well, not totally 100%, as I still need to mask up the cockpit openings and gear bays on the airframe. And decide whether to glue the pitot tube in place now or paint it separately, though I'm pretty sure I'll paint that on its own and attach it during final assembly, to ease masking and painting. (as there's already the wing pylons in the way)

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 01:04 PM UTC
Mark, it does look line an F8 now. What color scheme are you thinking of?

Eetu , your Gnat is looking real good.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:43 PM UTC
Plain old gull gray over white.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC
Beautiful work in this campaign, guys!

Mark: Very good progress on your F-8.
Eetu: great build and engeneering so far - looks very good despite the issues you have.

While my Fw190 for ETO is coming to an end I decided to join here with a well known kit from Heller: Dassault Mirage III/5BA.



Thomas
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 06:17 AM UTC
Okay, no more pics!?
Photobucket sucks!!!
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:18 AM UTC

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Eetu: great build and engeneering so far - looks very good despite the issues you have.


Thanks! And yeah, I feel the nose cone fit issue was more cause by my ham-fisted parts trimming rather than the kit itself.


Quoted Text

Okay, no more pics!?
Photobucket sucks!!!


Oh, Photobucket has sucked for ages already. It's just that now they've seemed to have really exceeded themselves in apparently dropping hotlinking for free accounts and lower tiered paid accounts alike. I have NO idea what they're smoking. And actually, I'm not sure if I even want to know...
And even weirder, your new picture shows that "3rd party hosting temporarily disabled" error message, while my new newest ones don't.


Edit: alright, it appeared they rolled out this change to users' account gradually. Happened for mine eventually too.
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:59 PM UTC
Update, sorry for the dark pics,





Still filling and sanding.
This weekend I'm hoping on getting the air scoops and other small details before a 1st Primer Coat.

Some self-inflicted errors during the build.. but it still looks like a ColdWar bird
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 03:52 AM UTC
What the heck!!
Looks like all my posted pics from f*** Photobucket in all thresds were gone...

Now first try with another host and again the entry pic:



Thomas
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 06:16 AM UTC
Same as Thomas I am reposting:












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Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
I needed to use some putty, sanding and cleaning..



One wing fitted perfectly, no prblems at all.
The other one needed some work.

Adding all the bits and small pieces to the fuselage,




Fuel tanks, missiles and wheels are next.
Masking canopy and Primer soon. Hopefully
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 01:57 AM UTC
John, nice touch on the sanding of the putty. I usually need to repair the detail afterwards. I also tried to obtain a kit for this a/c here, but they were out of the price range I wanted to spend. Cant wait to see the finished product.

Bob
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:36 AM UTC
Bob, I usually use some Tamyia masking tape on both sides of the gap before applying the putty, leaving the details intact.

For the Su-9, I only found Trumpeter's with this scale and A-Model for 1:72 .
betheyn
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 08:01 AM UTC
Well I had planned on playing WoT all day, but as that's down I thought I would start my 1/48th Tamiya Skyray build.
Boy am I glad I did, I had forgotten what a joy putting together a Tamiya kit is.
Obligatory start pic

Got carried away and before I knew it, I had got this far.

Ordered some different decals and some masks, so there wont be any more updates for a couple of days until they arrive.
Andy
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 08:23 AM UTC
Landing gear bays painted, now it's just masking them up and I'm ready for the exterior colors.
madnursegaz
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 02:05 AM UTC
I've made a start on this. Revell have you start (surprise, surprise) with the cockpit(!)so that's what I've done. A little inspiration from the late Ted Taylor's build of a different boxing of this kit (http://tedtaylor.hobbyvista.com/89-revell-hunter-mk-6/page-89.html)led to a 'pit like this:

More has been done, but I haven't photographed it yet, so that will follow shortly!