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After seeing SimonD's thread for his Tomcat and his comments about a buddy build, I have decided to ressurect my build, I started this about 5 years ago when I got back into the hobby, but due to lack of experience it got the better of me, I tried to run before I could walk lol.

It's in pretty good shape other than the dust, a good wash will sort that out
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As Simon has mentioned in his build, the panel lines on the main fuselage are raised, Simon is rescribing his, but I'm going to leave them as is on my one
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Ithe cockpit as supplied in the kit is pretty basic, so I used an Aires resin one, it's been painted and fitted but there are still a few parts to be added, I just hope nothing is missing
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My paintwork back then was a little rough lol, but the detail in this set is superb
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Front and rear cowls are base painted, the rear one needs one side painting in a reddish shade as this fading is very obvious on the real thing
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The IP looks a bit rough close up, but it's not too bad to the eye
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The rear IP, is the same
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Im going to redo the seats completely as the "ribbing" on the cushions needs to be sorted out
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I don't remember doing it, but I added some wire and plumbing to the nose gear bay
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Ahh all my questions answered! Looks ok from here Pete, might take me a month or two (or six) to catch up, not that I need to, I'll just follow and pinch your tips naturally. lol I'll try and make mine with a little bit of the "Simon" touch though. Is this the Black Knights version too? Or another one? (is there another one? lol) Edit: Far out! The box is in the pic Simon, wakey, wakey. lol
The Aries pit and your paintwork looks great too, can't wait to get one here.

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I used the Eduard etched parts inside the exhausts
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I used the Eduard etched parts inside the exhausts
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It looks like a Tomcat already
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It's mahoosive beast !
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So that's the state of play at the moment, I have still got a lot to do to finish it, but will first need to figure out where I am in the instructions.
I've still go a fair bit to do down in the new cave but I will post more progress on this as soon as I make some

Cheers for looking in guys

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Edited: to correect mi pore speeling !
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Ahh all my questions answered! Looks ok from here Pete, might take me a month or two (or six) to catch up, not that I need to, I'll just follow and pinch your tips naturally. lol I'll try and make mine with a little bit of the "Simon" touch though. Is this the Black Knights version too? Or another one? (is there another one? lol) Edit: Far out! The box is in the pic Simon, wakey, wakey. lol
The Aries pit and your paintwork looks great too, can't wait to get one here.


Cheers mate, it doesn't look too bad, just a little refining should be all it needs.
Yeah this is the same boxing as yours, I'm not sure if I will use the kit decals or try and bag some aftermarket
My experiences with these kind of decals are not good lol ! But I'll see nearer the time

The Aires pit is a work of art and really sets the kit off, when you start yours be careful where you cut the canopy frame from the pour stub, Its really confusing and has caught out a lot of modellers (me included lol) there is a line on the part that makes it look like the cut needs to go there, but if you cut it at this point it will end up too short

I will post a pic in a minute to explain what I mean

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ahh ok, yeah that'll be great thanks mate. No point in re-inventing the wheel hey? [smile]
Yeah I'm going to have a think about the decals, I kinda think I have to use them so I can experience Tamiya's infamous decals.
I have Mr Mark Softer and Setter so that's supposed to work for them. So maybe I'll use them and go the Top hatters, rather than the biggish decals of the Black Knights.

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ahh ok, yeah that'll be great thanks mate. No point in re-inventing the wheel hey? [smile]
Yeah I'm going to have a think about the decals, I kinda think I have to use them so I can experience Tamiya's infamous decals.
I have Mr Mark Softer and Setter so that's supposed to work for them. So maybe I'll use them and go the Top hatters, rather than the biggish decals of the Black Knights.


I've got some Gunze softner too, but it had no effect on the decals on my F-15, although im pretty sure the issues were down to damp getting to them when the kits were in storage

Pics are uploading I'll post them in a bit

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This is the part

When it's still attached to the pour stub there is a mark that looks like a cut line
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But if you make the cut at that mark it ends up way too short
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I will have to either cut the kit frame about and graft the piece on to the resin or just go with the kit part, the resin is better if the canopy is going to be left open as it has detail underneath and all the locking hooks

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Okie, dokie. So don't cut it where it looks like it should be cut. Roger! [tongue]


Is that piece broken? or is that where you cut it off? It looks like there should be two long lengths, no?

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Okie, dokie. So don't cut it where it looks like it should be cut. Roger! [tongue]


That's pretty much what you have to do lol ! Don't cut it at the obvious line, when you recieve your set, it will become a lot clearer, if I remember correctly the pour stub made it difficult to do a test fit.
As long as you are cautious when you come to make the cut you will be fine

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Lol no worries, and just looked at the landing gear bay detail and weathering, that's really cool you were on the money in your early stages too. I missed those pics somehow.
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Lol no worries, and just looked at the landing gear bay detail and weathering, that's really cool you were on the money in your early stages too. I missed those pics somehow.


I do vaguely remember being quite proud of myself for that bit looking back now, however I have just been reading through the instructions and it looks like the nose gear strut should have gone in before the halves were joined so I might have caused myself a problem now lol

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