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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2017, 01:01:36 pm »
This one is what made me fall in love with the Marauder.

Yeah, me too.  Unfortunately mine isn't going to turn out that cool.  I thought the drawings I was basing my build on were from an AvPro CD, but apparently they're from a fan and I don't think they're accurate.  My Marauder is going to be too narrow :banghead: but at this point I don't feel like starting over so I'm keeping it as is.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2017, 11:22:59 pm »
I immediately move that jalles’ Marauder be disqualified and removed from the competitive aspect of this GB on the grounds that it is grossly inaccurate!

<heh, heh, heh... that ought to thin the field considerably...   :wacko:>
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2017, 10:48:25 am »
This one is what made me fall in love with the Marauder.

Yeah, me too.  Unfortunately mine isn't going to turn out that cool.  I thought the drawings I was basing my build on were from an AvPro CD, but apparently they're from a fan and I don't think they're accurate.  My Marauder is going to be too narrow :banghead: but at this point I don't feel like starting over so I'm keeping it as is.

As the real thing was vapourware, and had numerous variations, I don't beleive there is such a thing
as accuracy with the subject.
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2017, 11:33:09 am »
I immediately move that jalles’ Marauder be disqualified and removed from the competitive aspect of this GB on the grounds that it is grossly inaccurate!

I guess I'll have to go with plan B, a 1/32 Blohm & Voss BV 222 powered by 12 Jumo 004s  :angry:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2017, 01:41:47 pm »
HEhehehhehe  ^^^^




Lookin good so far! Pretty choice work, if I say so......
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2017, 01:53:36 pm »
I immediately move that jalles’ Marauder be disqualified and removed from the competitive aspect of this GB on the grounds that it is grossly inaccurate!

I guess I'll have to go with plan B, a 1/32 Blohm & Voss BV 222 powered by 12 Jumo 004s  :angry:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2017, 03:17:31 pm »
Heh, well it was worth a shot...  :mellow:

Althouh I have to say, Plan B has a certain panache to it... ;)
Thanks!

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 09:35:21 am »
Despite working a fair bit on the Marauder, I don't have much to show for it.

The engine nacelles are coming together. I used putty to fill in the interior.  I'm still not sure if I'll fit compressors faces in them since they can't really be seen down the intake without a flashlight.  The one on the right has been shaped to fit onto the fuselage (notice the notches in the front).





Here's how it will integrate onto the top of the fuselage, there's going to be a lot of PSR to do.



Finally, the cockpit is slowly shaping up.


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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2017, 10:54:11 am »
That's looking pretty darned amazing.  :o :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2017, 02:37:50 pm »
Thanks Kit! I'm really hoping it comes together.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2017, 02:42:52 am »
That's looking pretty darned amazing.  :o :thumbsup:

Second that!! :thumbsup:
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2017, 04:00:13 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2017, 05:21:48 am »
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Quote from: DogfighterZen on Today at 02:42:52 am
Quote from: PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 10:54:11 am
That's looking pretty darned amazing.  :o :thumbsup:

Second that!! :thumbsup:

Third it  :thumbsup:

Fourth that!  :wub:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2018, 03:07:48 pm »
A little more progress.

The cockpit has been painted. The closeups certainly highlight all of the flaws, I think it looks better in person.



There's a custom decal in there for the cockpit displays.  I found a picture of the the Eduard F-15E photo-etch set on the internet.  I cut it up in Photoshop and rearranged it in Illustrator.  Then I printed it out on decal sheet, flat coated it and applied it to the cockpit. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.





It's now glued into the top half of the fuselage, but no pics yet.

Here's the bottom, mostly finished with the landing gear wells installed.





A lot of work yet to do.  Hopefully I'll seal up the fuselage and install the engine nacelles tomorrow.


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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2018, 01:16:45 am »
That’s amazing! And scratch built. More superlatives required!
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