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exdraken

F-111C Aardvark RAAF swing wing fighter bomber 1/48

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F-111C Aardvark 

RAAF 

Academy upgrade boxing 1/48

 -Cutting Edge seamless Tripple Plow I intakes :)

- Eduard seatbelts

- Eduard detail for the nozzle shrouds (for the HB kit actually)

- Montex masks :)

- Academy BRU rack with Mk-82 bombs (from the E model kit )

Eduard Mk.82 bombs


here: work in progress

 

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I made the swing wings work, against the general opinion here that model kits should not be toys.... that is alright, but the F-111 looks fantastic with wings spread , in comabt postion and swept back, especially the long wing C, G and FB models ... so... 

 

I have top say, that due to the long time it took me to build, inproper storage and repeated swinging, the inner pylons do not move any longer :( the outer ones do, but coold do with a bit more movement on their own.... I have to align them, especially when moving the wing totally back ...

whatever, the wing moves nicely and the pylons do not wobble around, so I am quite content! :);)

 

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frontal view

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Some silvering unfortunately, depending on light...I guess more clear coats befor decaling would have helped :~)

 

some rear angle:

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incl bomb load in bomb tail-configuration "+"

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cockpit windows are quite big, so visibility to the inside is astonishingly good!

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and yes she is big! in her new home:

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and some flying ;)

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sunset:

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hope you like it! 

thanks for comments!!

cheers, Werner

Edited by exdraken

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very nice.

I specially liked to spot a Brazilian Mirage (commemorative scheme) in your display cabinet.

 

Cheers mate

Edited by ArmouredSprue
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Very nice indeed. Considering it's overall grey the tonal difference breaks it up nicely. Have fond memories of theF111E out of Upper Heyford. Real rugged looking beast

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A fine build and praiseworthy finish on this aeroplane - one of the few whose lines (to my mind) are suited to the toned-down schemes.

 

Great work.

 

Michael

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Good job werner, she's turned out very well, looks good on the shelf, just about as big as an su 27 is it there?    Just been to have alook at mine from the same gb, and the +- bomb configuration seems to be something else, "sorry boss" got arong, and me too :huh:

 

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Nice model! The view from the rear shows off the jet exhaust detailing really well too, you don't often get to see that aspect.

 

Oh, and I insist on moving wings!

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Thanks everybody!

Was an enjoyable build!

On the next I 'd do some small things different, or build one with flaps and slats out ;)

LN maybe?

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