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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #150 on: July 15, 2014, 07:05:29 am »
The link works mate but any other comments are beyond me as I know nothing about Phantoms at all
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #151 on: July 15, 2014, 10:06:44 am »
The link works mate but any other comments are beyond me as I know nothing about Phantoms at all

That's at least that problem sorted out then.

Maybe I should write up a thread saying how to do what I did with the link so that others can share information in the same way if necessary.

Next is to increase the detail about each sprue probably to component level saying exactly which versions each part can be used on.  :blink:

Gluten for punishment would be appropriate probably.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #152 on: July 16, 2014, 10:54:02 am »
Sorry to hear that flyer

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #153 on: July 16, 2014, 03:22:52 pm »
Connected with my file on the F-4's and a bit of a plea for help at the same time, can anyone help with some PW1120 exhausts. I would like to get hold of eight for various projects I have in mind. Obviously unless I win the lottery I would not be able to buy enough Anigrand Lavi kits to satisfy my needs so this would probably mean someone casting some for me. Any takers?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #154 on: July 20, 2014, 04:18:03 am »
Following up on my list of F-4 builds I have compiled a list of my F-111 builds. The list is not as extensive as for the F-4, mainly due to there being less versions and operators of the type but we will see how that goes  ;D

The link has been updated for the F-4 list. I have modified the previous posting with the link and also included it above.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #155 on: July 24, 2014, 11:05:27 am »
Another whiff idea for an F-4 from Thorvic which I am looking at building. I am also keeping an eye out for any or the more modern versions of Hasegawa's F-4F so I can turn them into F-4E's and swap the tail fins with F-4B's which have the slotted fins where as the F did not.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #156 on: August 02, 2014, 12:09:26 pm »
Parts arrived a while ago for the F-4F (ICE +) or I might call if (ICE II) which is a re-engined upgrade along with the original  ICE upgrade for the German F-4F Phantom. However I decided to look at one of my Revell Typhoon kits to see if it would be better to simply use engine parts from that rather than using a resin upgrade set designed for a Typhoon.
The result is that the Typhoon upgrade set is now in the box of the Typhoon and the engine parts from that kit are now in the F-4F Revell kit waiting for me to get my ass in gear and start work on the darn thing!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #157 on: August 02, 2014, 03:14:53 pm »
Just a passing suggestion in a chat and now he's sourced the kits and bits to do it ! :thumbsup:

Should be a good one to alongside the Kurnas 2000  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #158 on: August 03, 2014, 02:37:05 am »
Just a passing suggestion in a chat and now he's sourced the kits and bits to do it ! :thumbsup:

Should be a good one to alongside the Kurnas 2000  ;D

It was a good idea which will work wonders and also is a logical development of the ICE program. The German F-4F ICE program also old enough that most people will not remember the details about it so throwing in a proposed engine upgrade aircraft will work. I can blame the politicians and bean counters for not implementing the engine upgrade just as what happened with the Kurnas 2000.

The Kurnas 2000 will only work if I can get the engines. I have emailed Anigrand asking about the cost for a dozen P&W 1120 and not got any reply so far.

The EJ200 engine nozzles look to have a smaller diameter where they meet the fuselage, I have a cunning plan to solve the difference in diameter though so it will not be much of a hindrance.

Also found out that the sight doesn't like the word ass because it changes the word to donkey  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #159 on: August 04, 2014, 02:24:10 pm »
Had Monday off work as the TV aerial needed fixing and the access to the roof space is from my flat.

While moving several boxes so that I could plug the engineers test equipment into an aerial socket in my modelling/computer room I found the kit I intend to build as the RF-4X from. I had wondered where than had gone to a couple of months ago!

Result  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #160 on: August 04, 2014, 04:16:43 pm »
......I found the kit I intend to build as the RF-4X from. .....

An RF-4X?  :thumbsup:

Are you planning to go the whole hog with the conformal tanks and enlarged intakes? I've got the 12 Sqared nose conversion for it and have had an F-4E(S), the IDF semi-F-4X, part built for YEARS now. I really should get on with it.......   :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #161 on: August 05, 2014, 11:51:40 am »
......I found the kit I intend to build as the RF-4X from. .....

An RF-4X?  :thumbsup:

Are you planning to go the whole hog with the conformal tanks and enlarged intakes? I've got the 12 Sqared nose conversion for it and have had an F-4E(S), the IDF semi-F-4X, part built for YEARS now. I really should get on with it.......   :banghead:

Yes Kit, that is the intention to go the whole hog as it were. Eagle Designs F-4E(S) nose with a few spares to improve the rather old Hasegawa C2/00332 F-4E Phantom II kit. I also have a copy of the 12 Squared conversion set to make the operational F-4E(S).

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #162 on: August 07, 2014, 12:50:10 pm »
Just had to wash my new Meng 1/72 G.91 kit. You could have done an oil change on a car with what was on some of the parts! Worse case of thhis I have ever come across  :angry:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #163 on: August 08, 2014, 12:41:18 am »
I've had a couple of Trumpeter kits almost as bad as that mate
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #164 on: August 11, 2014, 08:30:49 am »
Well I found out what the mysterious package was that was costing me money and lining the pockets of HM Revenue & Customs......

A Kitty Hawk 1/48 MiG-25 PD/PDS Foxbat. Probably the most expensive model I have ever bought due to all the "added extras" that I have had to pay for. Now I know 1/48 is not my normal scale but the MiG-25 is an aircraft I have a soft spot for as I remember the aircraft landing in Japan all those years ago. I will be using this kit to "reverse engineer" some components in 1/72 for a couple of kits I have. Defiantly going to have to re read the book I have on the MiG-25 before I start any kind of work though so defiantly staying in the stash for a while.

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