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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #510 on: December 25, 2017, 11:18:15 am »
Goodness, there's at least four XLs you have there, the only 16 I really like.  :o :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #511 on: December 25, 2017, 12:03:31 pm »
The Struggle is real!  ;D ;D ;D


Glorious collection!  :lol:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #512 on: December 26, 2017, 02:58:16 am »
Yup, quite a bunch, isn't it? :wacko:
Some will be real world builds but most are to be whif or parts donors for other projects. One of the 1/72 F-16E kits has already been started but i put on the pile for posterity... :rolleyes:
The XL kits were a priority and are in my Holy grail section of the stash... but i love all my Vipers! :wub:

F-35 is almost done, just have to glue on the left main gear bay door, give it coat of XF-86 matte coat and remove masks.
I'll probably finish it tonight... :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #513 on: December 26, 2017, 03:03:07 am »
Must admit I'm not a great Viper fan, although it's quite elegant, but the XL is another matter  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #514 on: December 27, 2017, 04:00:38 pm »
Must admit I'm not a great Viper fan, although it's quite elegant, but the XL is another matter  :thumbsup:

The XL is gorgeous indeed. :thumbsup:

Well, the F-35 is finished! :mellow: Can't be bothered to take pics today, will do it tomorrow. Next, finishing the Raptor and begin work on the F-16E's cockpit PE parts.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #515 on: December 27, 2017, 04:24:40 pm »
Cool!!  Just in time, too.  That's funny... I'm on eBay this very moment looking for one of them Lightning IIs.   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #516 on: December 28, 2017, 04:22:08 am »
Cool!!  Just in time, too.  That's funny... I'm on eBay this very moment looking for one of them Lightning IIs.   ;D ;D ;D

Go with the Academy kit, much better. :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #517 on: January 01, 2018, 02:04:07 am »
So, we're now in 2018... Happy new year, everyone!  :drink:

Having finished the F-35 just a few days ago, it's time to have the bench reorganized for the 2 projects that were put on hold and get back at it!
The Raptor is next, been waiting for too long so, it's time has come. Gotta finish rescribing the panel lines lost during PSR and just add a couple of details before painting. It will follow on the F-35's idea of a new version or refurbished older airframes. If you put the F-35's software and EOTS sensor on the Raptor... Then you'd really have the F/A-22, right? Well, that's my excuse, anyway... :wacko:

Then, there's the F-16E... It's ready to go, all cockpit parts are painted so i can start on the PE bits for the interior...

Now, i've been thinking of pulling something else out of the stash... will have a look today, nothing better than beginning a new year with a new kit. :mellow: ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #518 on: January 01, 2018, 01:30:06 pm »
So, going through the stash, i found a couple of Revell kits which have left me divided... a Tornado ECR and the F-4F PhantomII...
I remember building(i.e:destroying) the Italeri F-4S back when i was a kid and i have fun memories of that kit but i've never built a Tornado... then, if i choose the Tonka, should i build the Revell ECR, or the Hasegawa F.3? :rolleyes: After some thought, i realized that the Revell kit is cheaper and easier to find so, Revell it will be... but it is a SEAD variant so i'll be deviating from my interceptor/air superiority fighters but i do like the Tonka in any of it's variants so, can't go wrong with any of them... now, will it be real world or another whif? The Revell kit has a very cool German Tigermeet scheme and by coincidence, today on a Portuguese modelling group on facebook, a commemorative scheme GB has been suggested... it's been, at least, over 2 years since i've built a real world model...  :o ;D anyway, i'll leave the decisions for tomorrow, wanna dedicate my full attention to the Raptor tonight, will try to rescribe some lines...

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #519 on: January 01, 2018, 01:53:04 pm »
Tigermeet.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:      ;D

Can't wait to get a load of these PE parts!  ^  I have some here and there in kits and a bunch I bought for my Tomcat. I've heard hints and tips online, one of which is to snag a jewelers pencil to pick them up with. I'm going to try it. Some of the PE parts I noticed in my set are things like levers!  :o :o   Long story short, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #520 on: January 02, 2018, 06:54:18 am »
PE parts can be frustrating, the first set i've used was on the Monogram Bearcat and i can't recommend those sets. Whoever took measurements for the parts got it way wrong, the finished tub would fit inside the fuselage without creating a big gap between both halves, the PE seat wouldn't even fit inside the tub itself...i ended up only using the IP and side panels and a couple of other bits on the exterior. Nothing like the Eduard cockpit sets, excellent stuff, i used the set for the Hasegawa Sufa and loved it.
I chose to use a Dream model set for the hasegawa F-16E mixed with some leftovers from the Sufa set, the DM sets aren't self adhesive and don't have as many details as the Eduard sets normally have.
I've got some picker pencils that i've won in a UMP goodie bag on a live show a few months ago, haven't used them yet so this is perfect to try them out. :thumbsup:
So, re the Tornado, haven't made up my mind yet... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #521 on: January 03, 2018, 01:01:17 am »
PE parts can be frustrating, the first set i've used was on the Monogram Bearcat and i can't recommend those sets. Whoever took measurements for the parts got it way wrong, the finished tub would fit inside the fuselage

I've had similar problems with resin cockpit tubs. Got a few when I got back into the hobby, most by very reputable companies, and none of them fitted without a serious amount of work  :banghead: So I gave up with them. It was as though the designer hadn't allowed for the thickness of the resin ???  :unsure:

Anyway virtually the only after market cockpit stuff I use now are Eduard seat belts, occasionally, and Yahu instrument panels which are thoroughly recommended  :bow:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #522 on: January 03, 2018, 01:26:14 am »
IMO most 1/72 PE is more hassle than its worth.  The exception being control panels (provided they fit) and seatbelts.  Seatbelts can look amazing - so much better than strips of tape but only if the clear parts are either open or clear enough to see through.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #523 on: January 03, 2018, 01:27:51 am »
The exception being control panels (provided they fit) and seatbelts. 
If you haven't already look at the Yahu ones Fred. Superb and no assembly  :thumbsup: All the ones I've used have been really good fits.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #524 on: January 03, 2018, 02:01:24 am »
I'll have a look Chris.  Are there the pre-painted ones?  Being bone idle they appeal to me.
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