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« on: September 01, 2007, 06:36:30 pm »
Ok, for those of you who have not read James Huston's Flash Point, you owe it to yourself to go have a look. The book basically boils down to a ancient Islamic assassin order taking on the US, which results in alot of action being flown by VF-103 out in the Med, concluding with an attack on the ancient fortress of Alamut in western Iran. The initial assessment saids that the Navy's GBU-16 or 24's wont penetrate the 100ft thick stone covering, but a -103 pilot gets the idea to mount the Deep Throat (GBU-28) on the F-14s. 2 bombs are rushed to NAF Signonella, built & then loaded onto a COD for the Carrier, then mounted to a pair of F-14s.

This idea hit me when I was considering what exactly to do with this kit, now I have my work cut-out for me: take this kit, convert it into a passable B, add a GBU-28 and then do-up in VF-103 garb  :rolleyes:. Thank God for Labor day wkend!



So, I started earlier this evening while waiting for the paint to dry on the F-20, got one of the F-16 nozzles cut down & mounted, and the aft fuselage together. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have the whole thing together & will only have to worry about the weapon.


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 07:26:43 pm »
Exciting!!! :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

How exactly are you gonna build the -28?

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 08:09:18 am »
And you ask a valid question mi amigo (hope I got that right, I took french instead of spanish in highschool), as to my knowledge there is no GBU-28 in this scale. We'll come back to that, here's the contents of the box. I thought I would have to scratch the chinpod, but the kit stock will work for me.



And here's the "aftermarket" stuff. Most of this stuff was robbed from my stash of Testors' 1/100 diecast kit accessories, with exception to a few items.



Close up, I'm not sure which LGB will be sacrificed to get the look right, but the body of the Deep Throat will be provided by a 1/32 Isracast Python-3 missile body (cut to scale of course).



The LANTERN pod will be scratched from a 48th Hellfire


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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 02:43:40 pm »
In an effort to speed things up a bit, I've decided that this kit will be one of my infamous "blue canopy of death" builds.

Got the other nozzle cut & glued on, should kick this thing into gear later on this evening.


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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 04:23:53 pm »
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this kit will be one of my infamous "blue canopy of death" builds.

 
Aw just admit it....you can't glue a canopy on w/o getting it all covered in gluey finger prints !

 :P

For such a wee bird, just paint the insides all grey, and nobody will know the diference.

Looks like she's gonna be an interesting build, Ves. Looks like a nice little kit as well !

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 09:07:36 pm »
The GBU-28, fresh off the COD from Signonella.



The construction process can be found
here


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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 12:23:36 am »
Nice work on the Deep Throat  :thumbsup:  
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 02:20:34 pm »
Looks like this one's gonna be kinda close, I've got everything into sub-assemblies at this point, waiting on the 2nd coat of future on the fins to dry before I "bone" em  :lol: . Also got the "blue canopy of death" © painted, as well as the burnercans, and the shoulder pylons together. Next is to take care or the filler around the doors, get the intakes & droptanks on, paint & decal.



I think I'm gonna need a vacation after this is all finished  :huh:



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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 02:42:14 pm »
Shas, you devil!!!!

You givin' me ideas.... :ph34r:

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 05:27:46 pm »
What are compadres for eh? ;)

Ok, Verts are all boned up (had to use a little artistic license on the CVW tailcodes):



And here she is mocked up, note the glove pylons at the bottom of the pic.



Unless one of my nuggets calls me for a chow run, this baby should be done before the deadline tonight.




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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 05:49:37 pm »
Lookin' good, Shas! I really like the squadron markings on the tail.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 08:47:50 pm »
Decals goin on.

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 09:46:30 pm »
almost there. . .

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007, 10:02:47 pm »
Done! Well almost, droptanks still need to be added, but other than that she's goo to go:



Underside shot w/ GBU-28 on a jury-rigged shackle:



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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2007, 07:28:23 am »
Yowsa Shas that's some fast work! Dr. Pepper must have more caffeine than I realized.
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