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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 16, 2010
KitMaker: 612 posts
AeroScale: 472 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 10:18 PM UTC
Hi Damien,

Sprue-Goo! Of course! I'd let it slip my mind but it's a great suggestion. One evening this week will be spent slicing old sprues into a partially used bottle of Tamiya Super Thin. Et voila - Sprue-Goo.

Thank for dropping in and for the reminder too.

Have a great day.

Steve.
timvkampen
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: July 02, 2005
KitMaker: 10 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Hi Steve, I took the plunge and started my TF-104G in earnest...First time I actually decided to fully dryfit the kit after having read the trials and tribulations you went through...
I値l be posting a first building report here today. But as much as I am a fan of the 104 this kit has many many areas to improve...and to fill with putty. So, your efforts here are not in vain...it is the engineering / design of the kit that causes issues that will require patience, patience and patience to get it right. I find the tail fit the most awkward and the cockpit is really too spartan for this scale...
I値l keep following your build for sure!!
SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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KitMaker: 612 posts
AeroScale: 472 posts
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hey Tim,

Great, its a sort of buddy build. I've been filling and sanding, mucking it up then re-filling and re-sanding, so not much to show except dust. Watch out for the fit between the fuselage and the air intake parts - not so good!

Good luck with the build.

SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:36 PM UTC
Hello chaps,

Remember me? Well you could be forgiven for forgetting. It has been three months since I last posted. The truth is that I lost faith in this project. For a while all I could see where my mistakes and the problems ahead with the build. I'm happy to say that some time away has put things in perspective and now I'm ready and eager to get going again.

So, if you're still interested the build will resume, and thanks for being patient.

Happy modelling,

Steve.

Stickframe
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2013
KitMaker: 1,353 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Steve,

I知 not an aircraft guy (not anti, just not my thing), instead, I just enjoy watching a good build come together whatever it is - and I知 sort of a scratch building, detailing enthusiast - the more ridiculous the better. Hence, I drop by to see your progress which is always a pleasure to look at. So, when the mood strikes you, hope you値l start posting - just once you feel like it. It痴 a hobby, not a job! Or, that痴 my story and I知 sticking with it.

Cheers
Nick
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,128 posts
AeroScale: 1,783 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Hello chaps,

Remember me? Well you could be forgiven for forgetting. It has been three months since I last posted. The truth is that I lost faith in this project. For a while all I could see where my mistakes and the problems ahead with the build. I'm happy to say that some time away has put things in perspective and now I'm ready and eager to get going again.

So, if you're still interested the build will resume, and thanks for being patient.

Happy modelling,

Steve.




Glad to hear you're back at it, Steve!
Joel_W
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AUTOMODELER
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 9,756 posts
AeroScale: 7,319 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
Steve,
Even this car guy is glad that your Mojo tank is full once again. Looking forward to your next update.

Joel
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 2,765 posts
AeroScale: 659 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
Steve,
Absolutely interested! Just today I was wondering what happened-- I thought to myself "Steve must be onto the paint by now, I wonder what he ended up doing about that?" And it must be deja vu-- because here you are! I'm looking forward to your continued work. Believe me, I know what it is to have a project "hang fire" for a while (my oldest "hung fire" project is going on 41 years now!--it's a a full rigged wood model ship).
VR, Russ
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 1,238 posts
AeroScale: 184 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 01:06 PM UTC
Glad to see this back Steve. I did wonder if you had hit the eject button as I agree complex builds can do that to you. I think sometimes it is useful to have a simple build on the side to allow for less energy while you recharge.

cheers

Michael
SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 16, 2010
KitMaker: 612 posts
AeroScale: 472 posts
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Thanks for the warm welcome back. I'm still at the controls after eyeing the eject handle for a while.

To ease myself back in I chose a simple job - building the sidewinders. Italeri's aren't bad but in keeping with the theme of the build I want to sharpen the details an add some photo etch. I started by sanding off most of the details and replacing them with scribed detail or strips of thin plastic sheet or metal foil. Here's progress so far. It's not much to see really, but it feels good to be posting again.

Thanks a million for the encouragement. I feel it, and really appreciate it. You guys are a good bunch.

Happy modelling,

Steve.




GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:05 PM UTC
Hey Steve,
Do you have any of that UV light-hardened plastic stuff? It works great for making the seeker head.

Gaz