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I studying all the intake techniques here and hopefully get some good insight.
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OK Gents, I have FINALLY got a few minutes to upload and update....

When I was last posting I was going to set about those pesky air intakes. Well with the heads up provided by the other members of the GB I had the opportunity to sand down the unsightly inner edges to smooth out the transition from outer to inner air intakes. Whilst it worked great trying to photograph this is next to impossible but here are some attempts...







I decided to join the two parts of the air intake together as part of the process of cleaning up the edges even though the instructions wanted them put in at different times.





Then I needed to get the engine exhausts sorted. Out with the Mr Metal paints (first time of using these which I got from Japan). I was using a reference photo which seemed to show the inner half of the exhaust tubes as a brown colour and the outer half as green. After a bit of fiddling I got these results...



...and with the photo etch sprayed with Dark Iron...



Then I added some Flory Dark Dirt wash...very pleased with the end results..I am going to leave the black, white and brown pigments until nearer the end of the build...





It was then time to turn my attention to the crew. One thing I was determined to do was to get their helmets done in the Sundowners traditional helmet style. I was happy with the hand painted result...



And I also wanted to get their arm patch authentic so this was the closest I could get to a red sun rising over a black sea into a yellow sky....you may have to look really close as I needed a magnifying glass to paint them!! The brown trousers are G-suits which I think maybe look a bit too like WWII pilot colours / clothes but oh well...! [they still need a matt coat over them]...





With all of that done I worked on the PE around the cockpit edges making sure to only use the pieces which would not [hopefully!!] interfere with the fit of the cockpit glass. Again thanks to all of those GB members who pointed this out as a potential problem...



And then I fitted the front half of the fuselage bottom to the rear half....great fit again...



So that is where I have photographed so far, but today I have managed to glue on the air intakes, glue the top and bottom fuselage pieces together, install the exhausts, spray all of the PE around the cockpit and glue on the [weighted] nose cone!! All that preparation work certainly comes together fast when you get going on joining all of it together. So I have now started thinking about the drogue chute mechanism etc....I will get some more photos up when I get a chance but back to work tomorrow.....[bawl]!!!!


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Between the lot of us we have cost the aftermarket intake makers a few quid with our efforts ! Joking aside they came out really nice, the pilot helmets look fantastic as do the pilot themselves. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to paint the details to such a high standard in such a small size, I'm loving the hot bits and the exhaust can internal colours look exactly like images of the real ones ! I really fancy trying out the mr metal paints, are they the buffable ones ? I reckon some good effects can be achieved with those. you've made a whole chunk of progress Andy it will be in paint before you know it !

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Thanks Pete. Yes they are the buffable ones. I got the whole set from Japan with a couple of extra bottles of the dark iron as I thought I would use that one the most.

I am enjoying seeing her coming to completion but still have a ways to go yet on all of the little bits plus finishing the seats. I also have a few gaps to use Vallejo putty on and a couple of small steps to sand out. I intend to be very very careful sanding as I do not want to lose any detail.

I have also started making an addition of a styrene block in the rear section where the chute is stored so I can drill a hole into which I am going to install a wire peg. It is unto this peg that the chute's main cable (made from styrene rod) is going to be fixed to allow it to be added and removed for display purposes.

Yes painting at this small size can be hard work but the Games Workshop figures work I have done helps....BUT... After 46 years my eyesight finally seems to be going bad on me which is a real bitch. I need to book an eyesight test cause things are getting blurry up close. Looks like glasses here I come!!!!

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Stunning work there Andy those cans and intakes look great, and the detail work on the crew is just plain awesome,looking forward to seeing this develop mate,
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I hear you on the eyesight thing ! I'm in my late forties and my sight is not what it once was, I have perfect distance vision with my glasses, but close up they are shot to bits lol
I got my first new pair in about 5 years a few months ago and the eye test showed a marked deterioration from the previous one. The optician told me it's perfectly normal to be short sighted at my age, at my age the cheeky young scamp ! How we both laughed about it as he picked his teeth up from the floor lol ! Anyway I got a pair of varifocals cost a bomb too but at least I could see to write out the check for the bill lol ! My wife walked in on me the other day when I was painting the red lines on the landing gear doors (I had my optivisor on, it's the first time I've really used it as I couldn't see what I was doing) my eyes were magnified and she said I looked like Gollum ! I don't want to get any older lol !

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Pete--you HAVE to snap a selfie with the visor on! If you do it, I will too!

Andy--that paint work is fantastic. The exhausts have a very nice coloration to them, inside and out also. congratulations!

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Thanks Guys.

Pete - change your surname to Pan and you should be fine for ever!!

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Pete--you HAVE to snap a selfie with the visor on! If you do it, I will too!

Andy--that paint work is fantastic. The exhausts have a very nice coloration to them, inside and out also. congratulations!


Lol I will do, bagsy I'm Geordi laforge

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Thanks Guys.

Pete - change your surname to Pan and you should be fine for ever!!


If only it was that easy lol ! At least my mind is still as sharp as a ummmm errrrrr oh bugger !

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Hi guys...just thought I would let you know I am still alive!

I have been so so busy that I have just been slowly catching a few minutes here and there but with no time to post pics. I have been taking a few as I go so when I get a few minutes I will be able to do a catch up session of photos.

I have finished and painted the bombs / missiles....ready for weathering.

I have got the fuselage ready for putting in the finished ejection seats and pilots. Then I am ready for canopy work and primer.

All of the bay doors etc have been primed and some parts varnished ready for decals / weathering.

I will get some pictures up soon guys....work, work work.....


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Good to hear Andy. Looking forward to your pictures. Hopefully not to much work in the near future but relaxing bench time for you :-)
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Good to hear Andy. Looking forward to your pictures. Hopefully not to much work in the near future but relaxing bench time for you :-)


I wish!!! LOL

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always good to see a note and pictures when you can. life gets in the way! I just reviewed your entire WIP again so far and I wish wish wish I had used your idea on the intakes. oh well--next time? or resin?

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On this particular model kit it's the only way I can see to get those intakes done. I will know myself tomorrow with luck on my side.
Excellent job Andy.
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