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Well done Gary, it is fiddly but great when you get it together isn't it?

Your cockpit looks great but I notice one thing you may have missed (I nearly did myself). Did you notice how the panels on the left of the weapons officer did not fit correctly? The instructions did not make it obvious but I read them that you should install the plastic (sanded) panel and then mount the PE Panels on top. I think I mentioned the error on my thread.

Careful because some of the Eduard instructions need studying as they have not made some things obvious.

Just saying as your cockpit still looks great and when installed in the fuselage the tub is quite low down so not very visible.

Be careful when cutting the resin fans off of their mounting blocks because the blades are Really really fragile (I lost one) and be careful installing the PE flame holders - one goes on the rear blade hub itself and one gets installed down the tube I believe.

Keep going....

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Thanks Andy that explains why when I mocked it up in the fuselage there is about a 3mm gap thought it looked odd with the step in the cockpit side where the control panel goes because it leaves a visible gap, will have to de bond it and get it corrected, I appreciate you noticed my cock up thanks. And I will take heed of your comments on the exhaust cans.
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And we see how a group build benefits everyone. More eyes looking at everything and assisting each other along the way. Nice front office!
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Had most of the day at the work bench, and managed to get a little bit more done on the Phantom, painted and assembled the rear intakes and the resin exhaust cans and the fans etc, painted the resin cans with Mr Hobby M Dark Iron, and the part that seperates the cans with Mr Hobby M Aluminium. Then onto  the dreaded intakes, filled and smoothed the ejector pin marks on the inside cowl, and painted the other intake parts in the White as required, having seen on pretty well every ones threads the nightmare filling and sanding sessions I looked for a different route, and hopefully came up with a reasonable solution, the idea is to create a sleave that fits inside the intakes, and covers the nasties inside, for this I decided aluminium foil would be possibly the best way, so using foil pie tins , the sort you get on Xmas mince pies, I cut the bottoms out of 2,then cut the bases roughly to shape, then rolled the foil into a U shape and slid inside the intake then by putting a small paint brush handle into the intake using a rolling motion formed it into the intake side,  when happy that it was what I wanted slipped the foil out and the coated the one side with foil glue, then slipped back into place and just pushed back into the sides with the paint brush handle. Repeated the same for the other intake, I have tried to show the method in the photos.The small gaps then given a coat of thinned Tamiya surface filler primer. Also added some of the cockpit framing, and filled some of the small gaps on wing roots and around the intake trunking, next will be some more p/e work and some assembly before moving onto the primer stage.
Here are today's photos.

























Thanks for looking any comments or observation welcome and good luck to all fellow Phantom builders
Gary

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Great progress mate ! I remember you mentioning the foil idea on my phantom thread you have made it work a treat ! Very tidy way of hiding the seams, I will definitely try it on my next jet. Those cans look really nice too, the colour looks spot on, I will have to pick some gunze metallics at Telford. Will you be there this year Gary ? It would be great to be able to say hello in person

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Thanks Pete will be at Telford for certain I will be with the Les Garagistes guys with loads of F1 Bikes and Sports and Rally and Gt cars on the table, every year for 18 years now, apart from last year because my Mum was terminally ill. Would love to catch up with you there mate.
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PS great show at Thornbury Avon this Sunday 10th August we will be there as well.
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I have to give the pie tin technique a TEN [tin]! nice work all round. exhaust looking good. thanks for sharing your intake solution!
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Looks good Gary.

Reminder - remember to put weight in the nose cone as the resin exhausts may be heavier than the styrene intended for the kit...don't want a tail sitter!!

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Thanks Pete will be at Telford for certain I will be with the Les Garagistes guys with loads of F1 Bikes and Sports and Rally and Gt cars on the table, every year for 18 years now, apart from last year because my Mum was terminally ill. Would love to catch up with you there mate.
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PS great show at Thornbury Avon this Sunday 10th August we will be there as well  


I am going to try and get there on Sunday, just got to convince the missus lol ! It's not too long a drive from here, about 1hr 40mins

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Would be great to see youn there if you can make it we do from the Friday set up day right through to Sunday we have a great crack we even have our own gourmet banquet on the Saturday lunch time as 3 of the group are all qualified chefs myself included, and there is always a welcoming glass or 3 of a decent vino.
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Would be great to see youn there if you can make it we do from the Friday set up day right through to Sunday we have a great crack we even have our own gourmet banquet on the Saturday lunch time as 3 of the group are all qualified chefs myself included, and there is always a welcoming glass or 3 of a decent vino.
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I am going to the show on Sunday Gary bringing the whole tribe with me lol and where will I find you when I get there ? I had a quick look at the ipms website and it looks like there will be a few traders there too, I need to stock up with Tamiya tape and I'm getting low on a few alclad paints that i need for my phantom so will be able to get them there, looking forward to meeting you in person mate

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Pete we are in hall 3 by the catering outlets, must think we are greedy b******s or something.
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Great show Gary ! And some stunning models on display, it was really nice to meet you face to face and have a chat too ! How did your 109 do in the competition ? It looks even better in person than in the pictures mate.

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Been a Phantom day today some progress on the Da Nang kit as well as the Revell one










Next stage to get some primer on could not resist the last 2 photos comparison of the Revell 1/72 and the Eduard kit.
Thanks
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Great work again Gary, do you find it strange going from one scale to the other?

Like the photo of the two together...Piggyback Phantoms ! [thumb]

Make sure Richard Branson doesn't see those photos, it might give him ideas [wink]
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