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TedUSA

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good idea, you don't want fit problems when you go to put the fuselage and/or  interior cowling piece on.
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Ted
I had already checked, and found things fit as I had them originally. It was my OCD that made me do it "right". Maybe we can get a discount on some medication for the both of us? [wink]

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Ted I had already checked, and found things fit as I had them originally. It was my OCD that made me do it "right". Maybe we can get a discount on some medication for the both of us? [wink]


thank god for OCD. I already take about 14 pills a day and insulin 2x a day! LOL. its like adding detail that no one will ever see--but YOU KNOW IT IS THERE! good job, very good job.

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Thanks Ted
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Boy was I wrong!!!
I am doing an in-flight model, so I thought I would save a lot of time since I did not have to mess with landing gear, wheel bays etc.
Then I started to try to fit the wheel bay doors into their openings and figure a way to secure them. I found that the center panels for the main gear doors fit in pretty well and had decent glueing areas. Then I added some styrene tabs to the back of these doors to start to build support for the two other doors. I had to shim these with several different thicknesses of styrene until I got to a level where the doors were relatively flush with the rest of wing. Fortunately I knew they didn't have to be perfect as apparently these doors don't close perfectly in real life. I did the same with the front gear bay as well.



Here are the shims and the two smaller panels for the port main wheel bays.



Now the shims glued in, ready for the outermost door.



The door installed. Had to fill the gap with styrene, seen here as well as on the other side of the center panel. I only needed to fill one gap on the starboard side. A little bit of Vallejo putty in some small areas finished things off.




I put several pieces of styrene to span the gap on the front gear bay. I did this after installing the gear bay to the inside of the fuselage so I wouldn't change the height of the cockpit as the tub attaches to the top of the gear bay.



Here is the result. I haven't checked it with paint yet, but I think that the majority will end up looking pretty good.
This ended up taking so much longer than making the gear, weathering etc. So much for moving quickly along.







Up next, the dreaded intakes. Another "quick" step to work through.[eek]

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Steve,
I am also building my Phantom in flight. you did a MUCH better job of closing the doors than i did. Its in my thread but I don't remember exactly what I did to put them in place! I would encourage you to follow the other modelers for the intakes, or at least look at their techniques for assembling the inner intake trunk and outer fuselage/intake parts to make it a dream to get smooth intakes without going crazy. best wishes!

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A belated welcome Steve...sorry been away from the forum for a bit. Looks like you are making a great build of a great kit. Looks like you will finish with time to spare at this rate...!


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Thanks Ted and Andy. Learning a lot from following everyones great builds.
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Nice work on shimming those doors Steve ! It funny how a lot of kits these days make it so difficult to show in flight. Be nice if they put a set of closed up doors on the sprue, it's not like these kits are pocket money prices anymore

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That would male a lot of sense Pete
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Nice work on shimming those doors Steve ! It funny how a lot of kits these days make it so difficult to show in flight. Be nice if they put a set of closed up doors on the sprue, it's not like these kits are pocket money prices anymore Pete


are you insane Pete? too much LOGIC. you must be "out of your Vulcan mind!"

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Pete for the price you must have paid for that 1/32 kit I would have thought an entire carrier deck with blast shield would have come on the sprue....oh yes I just remembered you don't need such things, you just rustle one of your own up from a few scraps!!!!!!

I assume you have just been down to B&Q to buy some wood ready to build along with Bob when he starts his model of the Victory????? Life size presumably ??

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Nice work on shimming those doors Steve ! It funny how a lot of kits these days make it so difficult to show in flight. Be nice if they put a set of closed up doors on the sprue, it's not like these kits are pocket money prices anymore Pete


are you insane Pete? too much LOGIC. you must be "out of your Vulcan mind!"


I don't know what happened to me for a minute, I must have snapped back into reality, I'm going to put the hat back on and get the binoculars out and start scanning the skies for UFOs, no where did that unicorn put the darn things
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Pete for the price you must have paid for that 1/32 kit I would have thought an entire carrier deck with blast shield would have come on the sprue....oh yes I just remembered you don't need such things, you just rustle one of your own up from a few scraps!!!!!!

I assume you have just been down to B&Q to buy some wood ready to build along with Bob when he starts his model of the Victory????? Life size presumably ??


I'm going to whittle a 1/2 scale Nelson's column after lunch

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Why not male it out of cocktail sticks
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