EDIT: Credit where it's due our very own chris57 sold me this at a knockdown price at IPMS Farnborough's Modelfest show, bless him!
The seminal Jay Miller book on the left appears courtesy of Andy (general melchett from these very boards) who has very kindly lent it to me for the duration of this build. It has proved indispensable.
The obligatory aftermarket bits!
That's the Aires nozzles on the left and the Fisher Model & Pattern intakes on the right.
The Aires set appears to be two lots of the usual J79 jetpipes and nozzles from the Phantom version, and is of the usual excellent quality.
The Fisher set is equally detailed and crisply cast with two minor problems:
One grungy bit of casting in the red square, not hard to sort out
The indicated bit shows the pylon fairing on the parts which will be removed - this part is only present on the inboard intakes, the outboard ones should be completely clean. Not a particularly scary problem to fix though!
WIP so far is to sand down and re-scribe all the panel lines, including a few missing from the aft part of the wings - i have also removed the elevons and extra crew cockpit covers ready for scratchbuilding two new cockpits.
I haven't decided whether i will finish it in Alclads or foil - i will try the alclad first and if it goes its usual way with me, i'll just foil over it!
Cheers for looking,
Edited by PHaTNesS, 19 November 2008 - 07:40 PM.