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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #105 on: June 01, 2020, 09:34:27 am »
Thanks!! And wonder of wonders... No lawns today!  :o  I AM going to go pick up garbage then I need to do a lil shopping then clean my truck and do house chores but I'll be on top of this today. If I'm lucky, I'll be throwing transfers on it by evening.

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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #106 on: June 01, 2020, 07:40:47 pm »
Getting closer.   <_<

I'm trying to find a shark mouth but if not, I have ONE little bit of touch up painting left (that would otherwise be covered by the shark mouth) needing done prior to clearing. For now, I've finished detail painting and all the masking is removed.

I've since been attaching more things that can go on before transfers. I want to glue on the tail planes to "finish building" this but I need to dry run the transfers that go on the tail and see how they'll work out.... it might be easier to still leave these tail-planes off until after but if not... I'll glue them on before I clear coat.

As far as gluing stuff goes I've put a "comms dome" (or what the hell ever, who cares... it looks neat  ;D) on top of the fuselage and put little stabilizer fins at the empannage. Also glued on the tail hook and nose cone.

Going to be adjusting the gear bays when I get to putting on the gear.





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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2020, 02:09:39 am »
Looking sharper by the minute!  :thumbsup:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2020, 03:59:56 am »
Yeah, Brad! Coming along nicely! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2020, 10:24:22 am »
Thanks!! Going for the gusto today....  time to get this sucker cleared. I'm going to go ahead and fix that little black speck near the nose and just hope I still find a shark mouth but if not at least it won't look so goofy then it's off to clear then I'll be in some reference pictures and my pile of transfers to get a scheme together.

I had my doubts this thing would ever get done let alone be worked on in the first place so it's pretty sweet to be nearly finished with it.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2020, 10:33:57 am »
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #111 on: June 02, 2020, 07:53:53 pm »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks, bruh!! 


Damn near got chills earlier! So I'm now going through the pile of transfers I have from the spares box and looking for a good tail code to use without having to do individual letters/numbers from my Navy sheet. I'd pretty much given up because things were either Marine corps, trainers, etc but the last one I had was "RA" (from an Antonov An-12 of all things....)    I looked it up not expecting much only to find that ........   "RA" is for "RCVG-51, Replacement Carrier Antisubmarine Warfare Air Group 51."     HA! What luck!!  It boils down to "VS-41."  Time period is right on, too.... 1960-1970 so.... there we have it!  :wub:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VS-41

So at least with the markings there's a bit of plausibility!

I have all the transfers I need aside from a couple little things like the little yellow "rescue" arrows... I might have to do without those.


Should have some pics here in a little while of the completed aircraft sans markings. I can go ahead and put the tailplanes on now... only other parts to go on will be little antennas at the end and the gear stuff.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #112 on: June 03, 2020, 12:25:18 am »
That's a good idea.....    Being what it is...I wonder who else could benefit? You mentioned the obvious, RN, but hmmmmm.......     my affinity for trying to rectify the lack of stuff in South American markings has me leaning in that direction but then one has to wonder which of those nations would benefit from a long-range ASW patrol aircraft.

Oh... wait.. JAPAN... perhaps an IDF version!  (Imperial Defense Force...  perhaps JSDF would be more appropriate....  ;D )


Anyway.... the aircraft itself is now complete!












Tomorrow or whenever I guess I'll start putting the transfers on. I still have a lot of "prep" work with those. I need to trim them better and take a closer look at some to see if they need decal fix first. I feel like I'm missing something.... but I hope not.

Also, I want to make a final list of parts and scales. At last count there were ~10 kits and 4 different scales wrapped up in this thing.

Hell, I suppose I could try right now...

Parts:
Italeri B-58 pod and fins
Hasegawa F-15 vertical stabalizer
F-rsin ATR-72 spinner cones
Heller P-51 canopy
Polar Lights Star Trek 1701 nacelle tips used as...... well.... nacelle tips!  ;D  I want mine to represent possibly the face of some sore of sensor array(s).
Airfix F-4 Phantom wheels external tanks used as gear bay pieces, tailhook
Nitto Boeing 707 engines and gear struts
Amodle Antonov An-12 sensor dome used as such
Airfix Sud caravelle main wings and tailplanes
Airfix T.11 Vampire control stick used as such

That's all I can remember right now. Other parts I'm not sure about are things like the cockpit floor, seat, and control panel. Also, the wing tip tanks....  There's at least one more or two more kits in those.

As far as scales....

1/1000
1/100
1/144
1/72

All this rounded out with putty and sheet styrene.  ;D    Hopefully I remember this list the next time I think about it all and also hopefully I can recall where the interior parts and those tip tanks came from.



EDIT: And... it's kind of weird seeing it with a pointy nose after all this time.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2020, 12:45:06 am »
That's a good idea.....    Being what it is...I wonder who else could benefit? You mentioned the obvious, RN, but hmmmmm.......     my affinity for trying to rectify the lack of stuff in South American markings has me leaning in that direction but then one has to wonder which of those nations would benefit from a long-range ASW patrol aircraft.

Oh... wait.. JAPAN... perhaps an IDF version!

RAN or RAAF  :mellow:

Awesome work there Brad, the proportions look spot on all round. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mellow:

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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2020, 02:50:46 am »
RNZN*? :unsure:


She's looking stunning, mate! :thumbsup:




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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2020, 03:29:15 am »
International Rescue? WASP?  Spectrum?

Looking really good BradC.  I can't wait for it to get it's makeup on.
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #116 on: June 03, 2020, 09:37:38 am »
Great mix! :thumbsup:
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #117 on: June 03, 2020, 11:58:33 am »

*: No, the RNZN doesn't have any fixed-wing aircraft.....


Isn't that a VERY good reason why Brad should give them one?  ;) ;D
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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #118 on: June 03, 2020, 12:03:45 pm »
RNZN*? :unsure:


She's looking stunning, mate! :thumbsup:




*: No, the RNZN doesn't have any fixed-wing aircraft, just 8 x Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters operated by a mixed RNZN/RNZAF squadron.

They did in the 60's/70's though didn't they? :unsure:

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Re: USN P-4 Pluto
« Reply #119 on: June 03, 2020, 03:53:11 pm »
I do love them Kiwi roundels. lol


Working on it! Into transfers now. And.... looky what I found!  :wub: 

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