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wimve1960

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Very neat work!! PE can be hell.

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Great start !

The cockpit is coming along nicely, although I have to agree with everyone that photo etch is a pain to work with (it does add nice detail though)

Good luck mate

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Looking great.  This should be an amazing build.
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And here is my report of a quite successful Sundy:

The burner cans are done! I was a little frightened of the fragile PE-parts, because you dont't get many attemts to find the right angle of a bend before the brass is breaking. The fit of the PE with th resin is very tight, so I had to re-sand on the places they were cut off the fret several times. But in the end things went together quite nice. After a short re-spray I did a very relaxing preparation of the parts for the nose wheel well. Very easy job.

[001_zpsssnwnnm0]  [003_zpsngqywahd] 

And yes, I should wear gloves while airbrushing. [biggrin]

In the last days I also build the intakes. The fit is very nice. just a little bit of putty and a brushstroke of Mr. Surfacer 1000 was needed to get them seemless. Unfortunatly my airbrush started to spit little chunks like hell! Maybe I was a bit lazy with the cleaning after using the Extreme Metal paint (which seems to be laquer based) and a reaction with the acrylic paint happened. I don't know but sh.. happens and I had to sand away all the bits in and spray them once more. And this it it with the dryfitted intake fan.

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Next challenge are the fabric covers in the cockpit. I'm not shure about the best way to replicate them, so I wil meditate about problem this in front of a nice, cool WeiƟbier (sorry but I don't know the english word for this type of beer)! [idea]

See you soon.

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Those intakes truly are seamless, very nice job and well earned Weissbier = witbier (NL). If I remember correctly I saw Bobby using Tamiya tape for the cover in his Tomcat build... but not entirely sure about that.
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Yes, he did the job with Tamiya tape on his Super Tomcat.. I,ll do a test tomorrow.. As an altenative iI might do a test with Citadel Green Stuff.

By the way: Does F-14s tend to be a tail- sitter? In the instructions is no callout for putting extra weight into,the nose.

That beer was very good at 31 degrees here in germany. :-)

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I don't know, but there is plenty of room in the nose, why not putting in some weight just to be sure...
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Very nice work.
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It looks like very nice kit. A lot extra goodies inside. I really like how the cockpit turn out. The intakes looks fantastic. Keep up good work. [thumb]
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That's picking up really nicely. Looks great!

Oh, and it is actually simply white beer or wheat beer, both are used.

Wim.

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Great progress and loveLy work on the intake tunnels

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OK, after 3 attempts I finally got the "Fabric-Cover-Problem" solved. 1. Tamiya tape: Didn't manage to put it down the way it should. 2. GW Green Stuff: Total disaster! It took me half an hour to clean up the Part from this stuff. It's sticky like hell. 3. I put a wet tissue over the part and modeled it until it conforms well. Then I applied thinned PVA-glue on the areas were the cover should be and let it dry. Took a fresh blade and cleaned all up, then applied a coat of Mr. Surfacer. Finally I brushpainted th cover with VMC "Canvas" and two layers of GW "Agrax Earthshade. An here we are! At thi point I want to thank my Kindergarden nanny for teaching me this technic (with exeption of th Mr. Surfacer of corse [wink]). I've only dryfittet it on the cockpit, because this will be one af the last parts to be installted on the kit. [001_zpsr6sebaqz] 

And here are the painted parts for the nose wheel bay. Nothing to write home about it. I only added some of this black cable securing strips. I doubt that there will be much visibility aftger the nose landinggear is intalled.

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Last but not least the radar. I just put the parts together without many clean-up and painting as the it will be hidden under the nosecone anyway. I built it just for fun and the little bit of extra weight in the nose. The same will happen with the Vulcan gattling gun.

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That's for now. Stay tuned for the next episode: "Will all this things fit into the fuselage?"[confused]

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Looks Great Kai!

So did u use the tissue on both the Inst Panel combing and the LH Pilots Console?

Thanks

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Also, I built this kit a few years back when it 1st came out... There is a trick I did on the nose wheel strut that allowed me to keep the bulk of the strut off the plane until after painting and weathering. A little surgery is required, but its not hard....

Here is a link to the build I did on Zone-Five... Have a look!

http://zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=12120


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Thanks for the link Dave. Should be very helpfull for the ongoing build. [thumb] I used the tissue technic only on the RIOs panel combing ( an will it use on the pilots as well). The cover on the pilots left console was molded in place so there was no need to apply it. And with the side walls are glued into place and the ejector-seat installed, this part of the cockpit should be quite hidden, while the instument panel combing is very prominent.
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