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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30)
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2019, 09:17:27 am »

Yes indeed! It’s pedigree is not lost on me, so I’m hoping to make you proud. ;)


You already did, I'm glad to be associated with such a project, albeit at a thumping great distance!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30)
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2019, 04:01:48 pm »
Magnificent!!! The Douglas Commercial lives!
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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2019, 08:19:13 pm »
Ok... so it's about time I gave this thread an update. The DC-10 was rolling right along...

After finally getting the wiring in place I was able to close her up again. The last few panel lines were rescribed, and the major sanding done, so it was time to attach the windscreen and the engines/underwing fins.



Which, of course, meant more putty... more sanding...



Then I decided to get clever and add some colour to the wing tip lighting.... which was its own just reward. I had some clear red plastic sprue, but for the green I broke the clip off a highlighter pen.



Just needed an itty little bit...



And then... disaster! I had to use CA glue of affix the green plastic, but in the process ended up yanking out one of the tiny LED leads.



Luckily I was able to chop out a symmetrical (and hopefully easy-to-fix) chunk of the wing tip to retriever the broken wires.  Now waiting for proper red/green lights to arrive via eBay... stay tuned.

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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 08:31:32 pm »
So, instead of just sitting on my hands while I awaited the eBay package, I got to work on the other half of this build project - the upside down Kfirs!

Had this box just waiting to get called up for a while now...



The sprues look quite clean and well detailed.



Let?s start at the bottom. Main pieces cut, wheel doors in place and the engine LED is wired.



A bit of ?aircraft grey? for the cockpit and ?dark iron? for the tail.



Luckily the electronics still fit. Feels strange drilling into the top of a plane...



Major pieces assembled, and lights work... winning!



Got the small (C2) canards on, but the holes were much too big for the slots, so a shim was required. Then I pulled them off and used the C7 as they looks more like what's depicted in the manga.



Welcome Shin and Mickey...



The cockpit is a bit snug, but luckily I have an extreme weight loss program... who needs legs?



The canopies both cracked during application, so I'll try to sand them smooth again.  I'm glad this is an upside down build...



After a bit of putty and sanding, the underside is painted "Israeli eggshell blue" - it's a home-brew mix, so hopefully close enough.



Masking almost everything...



And the first layer of camouflage is on.  FS34227... or something close enough.



Second layer of camouflage is on... starting to look like a proper Kfir now, innit?



Taping up some masks for the recognition triangles.



And... we have black and yellow recognition triangles. Man that?s yellow!



They look fairly different with a panel wash.



Since the bottom is up this time, I took more care to get the panel wash done well... I think it works.



Dry fit the chase to get the placement right... and to take a moment to remember what we're here for...



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Greg

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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2019, 08:33:47 pm »
Damn!! Tense... the whole way. So close.. then..........  SNAFU.  :angry: 
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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 09:45:20 pm »
Yes indeed... I said a few bad words... but after sleeping on it, I figured it was probably for the best.  In the final stretch I'll be glad I re-did it I think.
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Re: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2019, 12:09:17 am »
That big 'ole Ten is looking pretty good there Greg, and the Kfirs are AMAZING!  :thumbsup:
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: Area 88 1/144: The Upside Down Bomb (DC-10-30 + Kfir)
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2019, 05:50:01 am »
and the Kfirs are AMAZING!  :thumbsup:

Very much so  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!