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Exquisite work--very nice all round--pictures? we love them. more please!!! LOL
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Thanks Ted. I will work to keep them coming. I have made some good progress and should be ready to share soon.
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I have made my decision for mounting my plane in flight. I decided I wanted something different than a rod up my exhaust. It may have had something to do with the fact I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in a few weeks. [eek]

I will be inserting a piece of Styrene hollow square tubing into the fuselage through a hole in the bottom. I chose to use the location of one of the mounting holes for the centerline tank as I am not using it in my model. I enlarged the hole with larger drill bits until I got close to the size of the tubing. I then used some files to square up the opening until the tubing fit with the orientation that I wanted. I will be displaying it with a slight bank and climb. Later on I can change the angles as I will discuss shortly.



Here the stryene has been glued to the bottom of the fuselage as well as to the underside of the top of the fuselage as there is still access through the back because the tail assembly has not been added yet.



You can just see inside the fuselage where the styrene is angled and glued onto the undersurface of the top of the fuselage.


The styrene has been trimmed and sanded to be flush with the bottom of the plane.


With the styrene hollow tube in place we can see how this system works. The key is having a brass square tube the same size as the internal opening of the styrene. In this case a 1/8 inch brass tube will fit perfectly inside 3/16 inch styrene hollow tube.



Now all I have to do is make a square hole in my base that will fit the brass tubing. I can angle the hole in the base to accommodate a different angle slightly, or I can put some bends into the brass if I need. The styrene is very secure welded in place so it is very solid.  The plane can be taken on or off the brass tubing for transport etc.
I think it is a pretty slick system.

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Reply with quote  #49 
Nice idea. Must remember that one.

Steve, are you just using a plain base, or are you going to adorn it with scenic material ?
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Nigel
I found this idea while surfing the web looking for mounting ideas.
I am planning on a simple base at this time.
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That's a really great idea to mount the model, and I like how it's easily removable too, i like in flight displays they show the plane in it's natural habitat, having the whelks down is a necessary evil, but it does spoil the lines of a plane, I guess that's why most box art shows them in flight

That's a great tutorial on how to do it Steve, thanks for sharing it

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Edit : wheels not whelks, whelks are seafood like cockles and mussels lol , curse you Apple auto correct
And why would the software engineers at Apple put whelks in anyway ? We truly live in a strange reality

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I am glad to have contributed to the collective knowledge of our group.
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Steve,
excellent solution to the "inflight" mounting problem. very nice work! thanks for detailing that--nice photos too!

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Glad you like it.
I found some small o-rings yesterday that I will try to use to mask the bombs for the yellow bands. I will let you know how that goes.
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I am now to the stage where I am ready to do some painting. I have gone over all the seams with black paint, sanded, filled, re-painted until everything looked good. Didn't have a whole to fix as we all know that the kit fits pretty well over all. 
I have primed the entire bird with Vallejo poly urethane grey primer mixed with  future per Bobby's technique. It initially was a little grainy. I let it dry then used a buffing sponge to smooth it out and recoated with lower air pressure. This gave me a smoother finish.





Lots of preshading with thinned down Tamiya XF-1 Flat black.




Next, I painted the bottom of the fuselage, the Ailerons and flaps, Elevators, Stabilzer and rudder with Tamiya XF-2. The rest of the plane other than the areas for metalizers with Model Masters Flat Gull Gray 4763 FS36440. Again the first coat came out grainy even though I was mixing it 50/50 with thinners. I thought about it and figured that it was drying before or as it was hitting the plastic. I brought the air pressure down and then it layed out nice and smooth. The gull gray looks maybe a little creamy to me but I think it will end up nice after weathering and a flat coat.








In these pictures you can see the pre-shading coming through easier through the white paint. I also included a pic of how the brass tube fits in nicely into the styrene.





Next the metal work in the rear. Before long it will be decal time. [crazy]

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Loads of great progress Steve ! The paintwork looks really nice and smooth, it's really bringing it to life now, can't wait to see it with the decals on

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Glad you like it. I found some small o-rings yesterday that I will try to use to mask the bombs for the yellow bands. I will let you know how that goes. Steve


another great idea! "O" rings--yes! thanks for sharing.

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Looks great Steve, very neat. A inflight Phantom is a great addition to al the amazing work in this GB! Good luck with the decals, can't wait to see them on!
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that is looking great.
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Thanks everybody for the encouragement. I am looking forward to having the decals on so I can finish up the weathering and final details.
I used some parafilm to mask some of the canopy for the first time, I'm anxiously awaiting taking them off to see how it looks.
Steve

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