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Ettore

USN F-4J 'VF-84 Jolly Rogers Academy 1/72 " Some Upgrades "

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Goodmorning

For this nice GB I chose this Phantom F-4J USN F-4J 'VF-84 'Jolly Rogers' USS Franklin D.Roosvelt  1970 in Mediterranean sea.

The Academy kit is very good, I get better with some photo-etched, but not all I think.

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I'll start in two weeks, I have two kit on workbench to finish !

byeeeee

:bye: Ettore

 

 

 

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Nice colourful subject and a great array of extras there Ettore. I suspect this will prove a popular thread ;) 

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I've just been looking at Phantom builds for reference material and have spotted this scheme is the same as mine :coolio:

 

I went for 1:48 and didn't realise how large it was until the box turned up in the post :S 

 

I'll be watching this with extra interest!! 

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I really rate this kit- it is unfortunate it got a bit of bad press for being 'snap together'.

 

However, the one-piece canopy is a very valid criticism. It rather negates the addition of lots of lovely photo-etched stuff to the cockpit! I think good resin seats and a bit of careful painting would be more than enough in there!

 

Good luck with the build!

 

Will

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good evening everyone

It’s  strange to start from exhausts, but they were on the workbench and then I did it! The sequence of color was simple: first a nice bottom of gun metal externally and internally, then I sprayed, again internally, a sandy color to simulate the heat oxidation, then again I sprayed a bit of black on outer petals, immediately followed by washing with black oil colors; a very light dry silver brushing was done on the edges and finally very light brown pigments have completed the work.

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About cockpit I did only test after positioned and glued photoetched, now the problem will be masked all and to spray the grey; the  seats  will be in resin by Quickboost.

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Byeeeeeee

 

:bye: Ettore

 

 

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Very nice. Notes taken re. the exhausts :coolio: 

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Good Sunday to All

I completed the cockpit, but let's go with order !
First I made the anterior wheel bay with much photoetched, the work was  long,  busy and boring, with much use of cyanoalit glue.

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About cockpit, last thing to do were the resin seat, the base color in a nato black  with a little drybrushing grey; the main pillow is olive drab,  the back cushion is medium green, and at end another drybrushing silver.  The abitacle was also glued on place

 

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The gunsight received a tiny upgrade : the lens

 

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Now the fuselages are ready to closure.

 

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Wow - This is looking superb!! :thumbsup: 

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Great work Ettore :thumbsup: 

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Very good job Ettore

Patrice

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Thanks guys and Merci bien Patrice !

 

Ettore

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I'll be watching this, some good tips so far about exhaust & cockpit, maybe wheel well too much for me but it looks good all the same. I just bought the early boxing of this, I'm keen to do one in F-4J(UK) scheme, maybe another one for Jolly Rogers plane too, I've got plenty of JR decals. :)

Steve.

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Good ! Then wait I for your to make a tandem flight ?
 
:bye: Ettore

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Very nice, Ettore! 

 

What did you use to paint the small black stripes on top of the yellow ejection handle loops? 

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You might wait a longish while Ettore, my rate of building is very slow just now, I try & move this one up the list though. :)

Steve.

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For SoftScience : I use a nato black Tamiya XF68 and a common yellow, but with a brush n° 00000 ( 5 Zero)......
Then I throw my eyes into the garbage :D
 
:bye: Ettore
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Hi All !

Finally I can show you a lot of little jobs
I closed the fuselage and I filled with putty many places too visible to the eye, of course also  all the areas between wing and fuselage

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To glue wings and fuselage has asked many wolfcraft pliers, better to be safe !

 

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Now we see a bit of color, first the black nose with radar cone that I filled with vinilic glue and a 15 gr. fishing lead

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the coloring of exhaust area was more laborious, I masked the outlet pipes of gas, then I sprayed the gun metal , darkened with black and then  blacks and brown pigments

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The upper part of this zone was colored in polished aluminum, using even here various pigments; The exhaust pipes were taken with black, a silver dry brushing on edges and internal sand color, to simulate the burning of hot gas.

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and this is all !

:bye: Ettore

 

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Looks all good to me Ettore :speak_cool:

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You are doing beautiful work. I'm curious how the kit parts look in comparison to the things you replaced them with.

 

I am thinking of getting this kit, but it is pricey in America. In your opinion, is the cockpit in the box usable? The exhausts?

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Hello SoftScience

When I'll have a little time, 'll glue the pieces of the box apart and put them next to the kit
modeling magazine and then remained to me, I was lucky !
 
Ettore

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