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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Ricky, Oct 12, 2004.

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Should I be that foolhardy?

  1. Yes, I need a good laugh

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  2. No, don't do it!!!

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  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    And, of course, produce a full-colour model from a black & white photo...
    :grin:
     
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    Carved out of a single piece of wood! Better start working!
     
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    Nice picture, Jens... What's your point?
     
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    The suggestive name of the F-16 is 'Fighting Falcon'...
     
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    That picture is a danish F-16AM Fighting Falcon, a Mid-Life Updated (MLU) F-16, you can see that on the rib-like things in front of the cockpit
     
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    OK, so what is that improvement? Are you the one F-16 man up here? just curious. I only know that it's a very old fighterplane that saw a lot of improvements during service. Can you tell me more?
     
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    Update -

    I haven't had much time to do any work on the Hind.
    I have the cockpit & Cabin built and half-painted, and a few bits & bobs (like the winglets) under construction. I would like to repeat that this is a nasty kit - the pieces fit badly... :evil:

    When I get something worthwhile together I'll post some more pics.
    :wink:
     
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    ok, keep them coming ricky!
     
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    Well, it isn't much, but here are a few componants...
    The winglets, underside shown, with basecoat on (just needing the feathers adding), the cockpit (not finished yet) the cabin interior (not finished yet). My problem is lack of time & opportunity.

    [​IMG]

    My big problem now is scale. The winglets are 4cm long, I have to fit 15 feathers in that. No way could I do that with a brush. My options are:
    1) use a pencil or fine felt-tip
    2) do less feathers

    I'll probably opt for 1).
     
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    Way cool! You're actually going to do it the hard way! :grin:

    Seriously, I respect that. With the scale being so darn fiddly and all...
     
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    Ok, 3 more pics for you.

    Inside of half the Hind, showing installed cockpit and completed cabin & exhaust pipes.
    [​IMG]

    Other inside half, showing quite how much PVA glue I needed to use to fill up the gaping holes where the cabin doors do not fill the hole in the fuselage! Also note the complete lack of any means of securing the internal features (cabin & cockpit) to the inside of the model. :roll:
    [​IMG]

    Fuselage glued together! It looks like a Hind now...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, after spending 2 days simply filling & sanding, then sticking on a few bits, then more filling & sanding, the model is not much more advanced!

    I would like to repeat - this is not the best model out... the fuselage halves needed almost as much filler as the Airfix Blenhiem! :eek:

    2 problems I have now met:

    1) I managed to leave outside the fuselage the piece that the main rotor assembly is anchored to. :oops: It did not have anything to anchor it to, so I left it out, planning to slide it in after the fuselage was together. sadly this was not possible - I had forgot the presence of the exhausts...

    2) The feathers. experiments have shown that fibre-tip pens do not work well on enamel paints. They do draw ok, but the ink dries looking all faded & manky. I'm off to buy a coloured pencil.
     
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    Gunze Sangyo produces something called Gundam Markers, intended for panel lines. They might do the trick for you. You´ll find them at HobbyLink Japan.
     
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    Thanks! I'll have a look.
    So far, experiments with a coloured pencil have gone ok, except you have to keep it sharp, and I have the wrong colour...
     
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    Wow, better get a bucket then! :eek:

    Is anything going to go right with this model?
     
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    Well, the main rotor assembly was very easy to assemble and paint - I still have nightmares after doing an Airfix Lynx, but this was a doddle.
    I'm currently doing all the little bits & bobs that I can (front gun turret, undercarriage, rotors, painting the canopy, anything really) in an effort to avoid having to do those darn feathers! :evil:

    Whose idea was this, anyway? :kill:
     
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    Yours, but Christian pushed you. :grin:
     
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    Well, I see you get along nicely, without any problems :lol: :wink: . Good to hear so...
    just joking. you're doing a mighty nice job there, Ricky. Keep staggering on! :grin:
     

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