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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #450 on: August 24, 2015, 02:46:27 pm »
Seeing that several people like F-4 Phantoms, I have been tempted to re-open one of my build threads, as while I was checking and sorting out parts for the F-4L I also had to make sure that I had all the right parts for the RF-4M as well. It is very tempting to put the fuselage halfs of the Matchbox fuselage together, saw off its nose and add the RF nose instead. Not going to right away as I have to look and check and work out what I am doing to improve the exhausts on the Matchbox kit. Besides, other matters have a greater priority.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #451 on: August 24, 2015, 03:39:58 pm »
Oh do it....love 'em and you actually had me at my LHS today looking ! I'm going to London tomorrow and maybe coming home with one  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #452 on: August 25, 2015, 11:48:24 pm »
Oh do it....love 'em and you actually had me at my LHS today looking ! I'm going to London tomorrow and maybe coming home with one  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #453 on: August 25, 2015, 11:49:31 pm »
Seeing that several people like F-4 Phantoms, I have been tempted to re-open one of my build threads, as while I was checking and sorting out parts for the F-4L I also had to make sure that I had all the right parts for the RF-4M as well. It is very tempting to put the fuselage halfs of the Matchbox fuselage together, saw off its nose and add the RF nose instead. Not going to right away as I have to look and check and work out what I am doing to improve the exhausts on the Matchbox kit. Besides, other matters have a greater priority.

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Nah you should look to do the F-4HL or F-4FVS  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #454 on: August 26, 2015, 02:52:35 am »
Seeing that several people like F-4 Phantoms, I have been tempted to re-open one of my build threads, as while I was checking and sorting out parts for the F-4L I also had to make sure that I had all the right parts for the RF-4M as well. It is very tempting to put the fuselage halfs of the Matchbox fuselage together, saw off its nose and add the RF nose instead. Not going to right away as I have to look and check and work out what I am doing to improve the exhausts on the Matchbox kit. Besides, other matters have a greater priority.

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Nah you should look to do the F-4HL or F-4FVS  :thumbsup:

I plan on making those Thorvic but I need to get hold of more Matchbox F-4 Phantoms before I build those. Do you mean the F-4M(FV)S rather than the F-4J(FV)S?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #455 on: August 26, 2015, 04:05:01 am »
Seeing that several people like F-4 Phantoms, I have been tempted to re-open one of my build threads, as while I was checking and sorting out parts for the F-4L I also had to make sure that I had all the right parts for the RF-4M as well. It is very tempting to put the fuselage halfs of the Matchbox fuselage together, saw off its nose and add the RF nose instead. Not going to right away as I have to look and check and work out what I am doing to improve the exhausts on the Matchbox kit. Besides, other matters have a greater priority.

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Was leaving that open to you as there appears to be an F-4E(FVS) in USSP Fighters, but the matchbox kit is ideal for the F4M(FVS)

Nah you should look to do the F-4HL or F-4FVS  :thumbsup:

I plan on making those Thorvic but I need to get hold of more Matchbox F-4 Phantoms before I build those. Do you mean the F-4M(FV)S rather than the F-4J(FV)S?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #456 on: August 26, 2015, 05:28:28 am »
And ?

My daughter drove me up to London, and with whatever has happened inside my head, we drove past the place twice and then ran out of time for my appointment ! It was a strange feeling of deja vu....I knew I'd been there before, but got caught up on this notion that I was just there and I went a different way etc. Really strange. Oh well, time heals all I hope !  :unsure:

Any road, I think I'll have a look online and see what I can find  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #457 on: August 26, 2015, 03:20:47 pm »
Captain, Thorvic appears not to have mastered the art of editing a Quote as his post should have said:

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Seeing that several people like F-4 Phantoms, I have been tempted to re-open one of my build threads, as while I was checking and sorting out parts for the F-4L I also had to make sure that I had all the right parts for the RF-4M as well. It is very tempting to put the fuselage halfs of the Matchbox fuselage together, saw off its nose and add the RF nose instead. Not going to right away as I have to look and check and work out what I am doing to improve the exhausts on the Matchbox kit. Besides, other matters have a greater priority.

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Was leaving that open to you as there appears to be an F-4E(FVS) in USSP Fighters, but the matchbox kit is ideal for the F4M(FVS)

Nah you should look to do the F-4HL or F-4FVS  :thumbsup:

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Anyway, odds and ends done today. I was going to prime the joints between the two fuselage halfs of the F-4L but found that I still had some PSR to do. Work is progressing on another two builds! I did say I was not going to start any new builds but the C-16B was too tempting and I have enjoyed cutting up the donor kit  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #458 on: August 29, 2015, 01:56:49 am »
Today I received three sets of decals from Kit's DeKals, a subsidiary of Spackman Enterprises which is the sole source of Unobtainaum I believe.

These will allow me to a detail to three kits in the build pile at the moment. The Fairey Duster, The F-4L and the C-16B.

Thank you very much Kit  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #459 on: August 29, 2015, 02:10:59 am »
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished articles  Alastair.  ;D

I'm afraid we were unable to dispatch the decals in our usual Unobtanium envelopes though. The Unobtanium motherlode is currently proving difficult to locate, dodging back and forth between the islands of Novia Zemla as it is....  ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #460 on: August 29, 2015, 02:59:34 pm »
Found an interesting problem earlier while putting the halfs of under wing tanks together for my F-4L build. With the base kit being a Fujimi UK Phantom I was going to use the tanks supplied with the kit. However I found that for one tank the half which does not have the pylon on it was for the wrong side as the Fujimi tanks have the full pylon mounded to one side and a recess for the pylon on the other side. The parts I have consist of two recessed halfs exactly the same while the halfs with the pylons each have their tank halfs on opposite sides so the no pylon tank parts should have their recesses on opposite end of the tank!  :blink:
Fortunately I have some spare Hasegawa fuel tanks which I will use instead.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #461 on: August 30, 2015, 06:20:32 am »
That's a good point to remember !  :cheers:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #462 on: September 02, 2015, 10:07:22 am »
Some painting done today. Not sure though if it was a step forward or not though as using a spray can gives variable results when it's near the end of the can and its windy.

Hoping to finish a few kits for Glasgow, this is obviously the kiss of death to achieving this goal, but who knows, I might manage it. The four are P.1121, F-4EM, F-4L and a G.91.

The G.91 is in the paint shop as is the F-4L with the F-4EM about to enter the paint shop. I will be getting advice of closing up the fuselage of the P.1121 this weekend at Scale Scotland then that will get lots of attention while the other aircraft are between coats of paint. Sounds as if it should all go well as I should be able to swap about between the builds thus keeping productivity high. Well that's the plan....

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #463 on: September 03, 2015, 05:52:12 am »
Hoping to finish a few kits for Glasgow, this is obviously the kiss of death to achieving this goal

lol then why did you hope/ say it ?  :thumbsup:

But good luck with that and hope to see them soon !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #464 on: September 03, 2015, 06:02:17 am »
Hoping to finish a few kits for Glasgow, this is obviously the kiss of death to achieving this goal

lol then why did you hope/ say it ?  :thumbsup:

But good luck with that and hope to see them soon !

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