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Right yeah ok, that would be something to consider. lol I'll be on the bench tomorrow and have a look at the kit and instructions a bit more during my scribing breaks, unless my new airbrush turns up of course, I'll be testing her out instead. Can you cut and shut it in? I'm sure if you can build a bionic bike you can come up with something. lol
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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?


Sorry Simon I missed the question regarding the broken bit

It is broken, it arrived with the 2 long pieces snapped off, this part is moulded in a really brittle cream resin, the seats and rest of the cockpit are cast In the usual grey resin and seem much more robust, it's an easy fix though as the parts fit back together fine, it's only like this because I only ever got around to glueing 1bit back on before I realised i had cut it in the wrong place lol

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Right yeah ok, that would be something to consider. lol I'll be on the bench tomorrow and have a look at the kit and instructions a bit more during my scribing breaks, unless my new airbrush turns up of course, I'll be testing her out instead. Can you cut and shut it in? I'm sure if you can build a bionic bike you can come up with something. lol


I haven't looked to see what I need to make it fit yet (the landing gear parts are still on the sprues) looks like the younger me didn't like to get the boring parts out of the way first lol !

I'm sure it will be a reasonably easy fix, probably just a tab or 2 to remove to make it fit

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Ps, make sure to post some pics of the new brush and let us k ow your thoughts on it

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Edited again due to my poor grasp of the English language, still it's better than my written Welsh
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Armchair pulled up mug of tea and pack of digestives all ready for a good old build watch, that cockpit looks damn good Pete,  will be watching with great interest.
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Right yeah ok, that would be something to consider. lol I'll be on the bench tomorrow and have a look at the kit and instructions a bit more during my scribing breaks, unless my new airbrush turns up of course, I'll be testing her out instead. Can you cut and shut it in? I'm sure if you can build a bionic bike you can come up with something. lol
I haven't looked to see what I need to make it fit yet (the landing gear parts are still on the sprues) looks like the younger me didn't like to get the boring parts out of the way first lol ! I'm sure it will be a reasonably easy fix, probably just a tab or 2 to remove to make it fit Pete Ps, make sure to post some pics of the new brush and let us k ow your thoughts on it Pete Edited again due to my poor grasp of the English language, still it's better than my written Welsh


Lol yeah no worries. I've got both the Dakota and the APC at painting stages, so I thought what a great way to break in the new brush, but it left me twiddling my thumbs, not for long. lol
English? Wot English? [wink]

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Armchair pulled up mug of tea and pack of digestives all ready for a good old build watch, that cockpit looks damn good Pete,  will be watching with great interest.
Good luck
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Cheers Gary, I was surprised that the cockpit looked as good as it does, I hadn't been building for very long when I did it, I'm not planning to add anymore details anywhere, I will just try and get it ready for paint as quick as I can, and try and concentrate on a highly weathered finish, I'm going to get the salt out for this one

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Right yeah ok, that would be something to consider. lol I'll be on the bench tomorrow and have a look at the kit and instructions a bit more during my scribing breaks, unless my new airbrush turns up of course, I'll be testing her out instead. Can you cut and shut it in? I'm sure if you can build a bionic bike you can come up with something. lol
I haven't looked to see what I need to make it fit yet (the landing gear parts are still on the sprues) looks like the younger me didn't like to get the boring parts out of the way first lol ! I'm sure it will be a reasonably easy fix, probably just a tab or 2 to remove to make it fit Pete Ps, make sure to post some pics of the new brush and let us k ow your thoughts on it Pete Edited again due to my poor grasp of the English language, still it's better than my written Welsh


Lol yeah no worries. I've got both the Dakota and the APC at painting stages, so I thought what a great way to break in the new brush, but it left me twiddling my thumbs, not for long. lol
English? Wot English? [wink]


I hope the new brush turns up soon, I can't wait to see what you think of it, it will feel luxury after the chinese one

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Armchair pulled up mug of tea and pack of digestives all ready for a good old build watch, that cockpit looks damn good Pete,  will be watching with great interest.
Good luck
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Cheers Gary, I was surprised that the cockpit looked as good as it does, I hadn't been building for very long when I did it, I'm not planning to add anymore details anywhere, I will just try and get it ready for paint as quick as I can, and try and concentrate on a highly weathered finish, I'm going to get the salt out for this one Pete


Nice, I was going (am going?) to try the salt method too, I think at this scale it'll look wicked if executed correctly.

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Armchair pulled up mug of tea and pack of digestives all ready for a good old build watch, that cockpit looks damn good Pete,  will be watching with great interest.
Good luck
Gary
Cheers Gary, I was surprised that the cockpit looked as good as it does, I hadn't been building for very long when I did it, I'm not planning to add anymore details anywhere, I will just try and get it ready for paint as quick as I can, and try and concentrate on a highly weathered finish, I'm going to get the salt out for this one Pete


Nice, I was going (am going?) to try the salt method too, I think at this scale it'll look wicked if executed correctly.


Yeah, using salt really does help replicate that heavily worn finish that some of these birds had, it's not difficult to do, I'm going to paint it in the base colour then use a darker and lighter mix over the salt a couple of times, fingers crossed it will all wo k out in the end

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Hey mate, just jumping ahead a little, with your display base for the GB Phantom, did you scratch build your JBD? If so, do you have specs for it?
I'd like to give it a bash and I've been searching the net for a drawing or something and can get plenty of reference pictures, just not specs.

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Hey mate, just jumping ahead a little, with your display base for the GB Phantom, did you scratch build your JBD? If so, do you have specs for it?
I'd like to give it a bash and I've been searching the net for a drawing or something and can get plenty of reference pictures, just not specs.


I did scratchbuild the JBD, I couldn't find any specs either, so just worked from pictures, but I did manage to find out the size of the blast plates and from that I scaled it down to 1/32, depending on which catapult you want to build they are either 4 or 6 panels wide (there might be larger ones but I only found pics of these)

I will find the sizes of the plates and post them here

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The overall size of the JBD IS 36 feet x 14 feet with a raised height of 10.7 feet at a 50 degree angle, each section is independent and is 6 feet wide

In 1/32 the sizes are 343mm x 133mm , raised height at 50 degrees 102mm

Each panel 57mm wide

I started by cutting a piece of styrene sheet to the above dimensions, but it looked too high compared to a picture I had of a JBD with an F-4 set for launch (the sizes above are for a modern deflector, and the pic was from the 70s)

Sorry for the blurry pic, but you can see that the deflector has horizontal lines scribed into it, a modern one has 6 segments, I reduced mine to 5 this kept the look of a modern one, but also matched mine more closely in size to the picture I had

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If you need anymore pics of the JBD let me know, it's not too hard to build, the hardest part for me was trying to make all of the components for the actuator arms 12 times and keep them the same size lol, if I knew how to cast in resin, I would only have had to make one

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Oh fantastic, no that'll do me for now I reckon, just needed a starting point for scale. Champion, thanks. [smile]
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Oh fantastic, no that'll do me for now I reckon, just needed a starting point for scale. Champion, thanks. [smile]


No worries mate ! I remember feeling a little overwhelmed when I started the base, but once I got going it wasn't too bad, but those 12 arms will haunt me forever lol

If you need any help when you start yours, I'm more than happy to help out if I can

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Thanks mate I will, I think I'll just build the JBD as more of a symbolic thing with some tarmac out the front, rather than a full-blown Carrier deck replica. Because it's a retired plane now. Still nutting it out.
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