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vesthepes

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  1. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Uhh, the time is running out and I have loads still to do... Been waiting for Gunze colors for the beast to arrive... I still have strong hope I will pull it through While waiting on that I did all the other stuff like wheels and undercarriage... thanks for looking in, cherers
  2. 1/48 Hobby Boss F-111F Aardvark **FINISHED**

    Wow!! Fantastic. I love it.
  3. "A" vark

    Great looking Vark. Impressive painting!! great work so far!
  4. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    OK, the back and front part are together... One of the parked F-111 configuration was with the wings swept back at 54°... so that's what I did. So huge! What did I get myself into... The join looks like a battlefield. The plastic block didn't work as I thought it would. But at least I could sand and press it without worries as it is of structural use...
  5. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Thanks, I hope the solution helps... but I can't take the credit for the idea. I saw it somewhere way back when I was collecting all the info regarding the build...
  6. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Thanks chaps. It's been a pleasant build so far, but there a huge flaw on the Academy kit. I don't know if someone mentioned it before. The seam line between the capsule and the fuselage!! I have no idea what step should be first to get this airframe closed up without the troubles on its hump... Here's what I thought could help out. Took me an hour to make it, but it should make things easier later on... The decision was made: No clanky wings! No loose pylons swinging with fully loaded MERs! Off with the mechanism! Static it is! The resin exhaust are a nice substitute. They are an F version which had unique ones, but the differences aren't that noticable IMO.. cheers
  7. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Back with a little update. The front windshield had some problems with alignment, so putty was needed for some gaps. The center piece canopy rib was placed with its resin part. Makes the office even more busy... Whats worse than constructing with curved and roundly bent PE. Well, attaching it to a clear part I guess... There was quite an easy solution for this and it works ok so far. First I dipped the canopy parts into the floor polish (different brand, depands where you live), next step was masking. The PE comes in to layers, no problems with gluing that. I recommend removing the rearview mirrors prior to bending. To attach the framwork onto the clear parts I used two sided scotch tape cut into tiny strips. So far, so good cheers
  8. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Truly a big plane... I have heard about that, but it's an unoffical kill for the EF-111 and was never confirmed and Iraqis never acknowledged that. The kill was given to an F-15 which was on the F1's tail... On the other hand, there's a confirmed EF-111 kill, that crashed into the ground, trying to escape a missile fired by the Iraqi...
  9. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Thanks, still haven't decided whether to ditch the wing linkage and close it up in static position. I took some time to cut up the canopy. Scary at first but actually quite simple. A thin saw and some patience... cheers
  10. 1/48 FB-111A

    Great comparison of the fuel tanks. We can see now how the kit offering in both cases is way off in length...
  11. 1/48 Hobby Boss F-111F Aardvark **FINISHED**

    Great job on the vac canopy, my personal nightmare. Two thumbs up!
  12. F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    A little update... Added some detials on the IP "cover", to be more precise "nuclear blast shield"... No instructions by Verlinden for the HUD, but the part wan't hard to find... The capsule went together quite OK. I was surprised by the instructions to insert a 60g weight into the nose... 60g!! way too much IMO, so I ended up inserting 15g which should be enough Removed the resin parts from the stubbs and cleaned up... The movable wings mechanism make this kit quite a clanker.... is that a correct term? Too much Lego for me... it does work, but not quite like it should... thanks for looking in... cheers
  13. 1/48 Hobby Boss F-111F Aardvark **FINISHED**

    Very nice. Great job with the wash, looks very convincing!
  14. "A" vark

    Nice start, following with big interest!
  15. RF-111C 6 Sqn. RAAF Base Amberley 88 - completed

    Excellent job Rich, awesome scratchbuilding!
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