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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1245 on: September 07, 2017, 03:18:52 am »
Thanks Chris.
After the grief the decals on the Kittyhawk have been giving me this is almost easier.
Grief? Yes.  In attempting to trim the dried decals to fit large chunks came off (despite a brand new blade) and so i've been touching in the missing parts.
To add to that fun I dropped an instruction sheet onto it and broke an undercarriage leg.  Doesn't sound possible does it but it dropped edgeways so had speed and enough momentum to do damage.
I think all the problems with this one are payback for my comments about not liking P-40s.

Wirraway has had a coat of gloss clear over the decals and now awaits fiddly bits and a wash.  I have to attach the cowling which sort of floats vaguely around the engine and then fit an intake at the 6 o'clock pozzy. which will need painting to match the underside.

F100 is now in one lump (fuselage closed, wings and stabs on).  I am impressed with the fit of the one piece lower wing part but less so with the sink (or mould wear?) marks along the fuselage join.  Still, not bad for what were nearly 20 year old moulds when it was made in the early eighties as there is minimal flash.  I really don't like the brittle plastic through.
Flying it round my bench i'm taken with the look of the Super Sabre.  Not an aircraft i've really taken much notice of previously but from certain angles it has something.  I do like the oval intake.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1246 on: September 07, 2017, 04:37:48 am »

Flying it round my bench i'm taken with the look of the Super Sabre.  Not an aircraft i've really taken much notice of previously but from certain angles it has something.  I do like the oval intake.


I'm with you 100% there Fred. That loooong nose and the oval intake almost give you the impression it's about to EAT the enemy after shooting it!  ;D

I've got a two seater F-100 somewhere (Italeri?) that I really out to get around to building sometime soon.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1247 on: September 08, 2017, 04:18:00 am »
While i'm on a sharks mouth kick I was toying with putting one on the Super Sabre.

Not sure though as it looks kinda goofy.

First coat of sky blue on the underside of the 'phoon today.

I had to repair the broken UC leg on the Kittyhawk again today.  I picked it up and poked it with one of my big clumsy fingers and it broke again.  I think the issue was I used Contacta glue which didn't get into the break.  So this time I used Extra Thin Glue. We'll see.



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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1248 on: September 08, 2017, 04:41:25 am »
Shark mouth on the Typhoon looks great. :thumbsup:
What kit of the F-100 are you building?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1249 on: September 08, 2017, 04:50:41 am »
While i'm on a sharks mouth kick I was toying with putting one on the Super Sabre.

Not sure though as it looks kinda goofy.

Not quite as goofy as the pilot's (?) 505/1505 suntan shorts with black oxfords... :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1250 on: September 08, 2017, 05:17:53 am »
DFZ - Hasegawa.  Moulds date from 1965 according to Scalemates.

Scooter - I believe the gentleman in question is French.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1251 on: September 08, 2017, 06:01:27 am »
Thanks. :thumbsup: That's one jet i don't have in my stash and i'm trying to choose which kit to buy, either Trumpeter or Italeri's kit. Just cause they're more recent kits with engraved panel lines.
Looking forward to seeing yours finished.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1252 on: September 08, 2017, 06:24:47 am »
If that's the same Super Sabre both on the ground and in the air then the shark's mouth looks as though it's a silly grin on the ground but quite mean in the air ? Angle of shot I suppose.


Scooter - I believe the gentleman in question is French.


My first thoughts were "he's not American". Forgot the French had F.100's  :banghead:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1253 on: September 08, 2017, 08:48:48 am »

My first thoughts were "he's not American". Forgot the French had F.100's  :banghead:


I knew they had them, but didn't know they were camo'd, every pic I'd seen in the past were in NMF. And very smart they were too.

Of course the typical F-100s in Europe were the Danish ones with the amazing heat treatment on the aft fuselage. For some reason it showed up much more on the Danish ones than anyone elses.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1254 on: September 08, 2017, 09:16:06 am »
While i'm on a sharks mouth kick I was toying with putting one on the Super Sabre.


Looking at this, I wonder if putting the shark's mouth markings around the air intake would work?......or would it just look silly?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1255 on: September 08, 2017, 12:13:13 pm »

Looking at this, I wonder if putting the shark's mouth markings around the air intake would work?......or would it just look silly?


No, it'd look ferocious!  ;D

I think I've seen a pic of a Hun with a sharkmouth like that somewhere, goodness knows where though.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1256 on: September 09, 2017, 02:36:07 am »
Don't know if you would call it heat treatment but if you look at the in flight pic of the French Hun you can see that the paint appears to have burnt off around the jet pipe.
Other pics on the interweb show this and I will be attempting to replicate it.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1257 on: September 09, 2017, 03:02:21 am »
You could always try paint schemes like these for the Super Sabre:




(This one's even Aussie!)

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1258 on: September 09, 2017, 04:20:36 am »
Trumpetfish eh.  I can see the resemblance.  Not what I was planning but i'll bear in mind your suggestion.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1259 on: September 09, 2017, 02:13:03 pm »

Don't know if you would call it heat treatment but if you look at the in flight pic of the French Hun you can see that the paint appears to have burnt off around the jet pipe.
Other pics on the interweb show this and I will be attempting to replicate it.


Yes, that's pretty much the same effect as the Danish ones, but it just seemed to stand out more from the overall green finish that they had.

[Later] Hmmm, actually it's much more obvious on MODELS of Danish F-100s than it is on the real thing.  :banghead:
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