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  1. Well done Paul, you have been nominated for the job of explaining to SWMBO the reasons for me carrying on with my plastic welding. Now where did I put my tin hat.
  2. Fabulous job buddy. That orange really pops out.
  3. I'm sure that the superglue will sort things out Craig, the shallow cuts should give the 'Wafferr Thin' tip enough flex to straighten it. The other option, one that I am hoping to avoid, is to make a replacement from plastic sheet, which won't be easy now that I have glued the wings in place. I won't be rushing to get it finished now though mate, if I get the tip sorted I may get some primer on tomorrow, but that will be about it. I'll just sit back and watch for the other great builds to make it into one of the galleries. John
  4. The second Thud is ticking along but it is looking as though it will not be finished before the deadline now. Work on our bathroom starts on Monday and Mrs N has one or two things for me to sort out before they come. The major part of the assembly work is done, though the wing tip of the starboard wing seems to want to curl upwards. I have tried repositioning it after dipping in hot water but an hour or so later it returns to the previous state. My final effort to try and resolve the issue will be add to add some relief cuts on the opposite side with a scribing tool and fill the grooves with super glue, hopefully that will hold it. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Cheers for now. John
  5. Starfighters in Japan - Part 2 Lockheed F-104DJ Starfighter 018/36-5018, No.202 FIS, 5 Air Wing, JASDF Niyutabaru Air Base, Miyazaki during ACM training, November 1980 1/144 - Mark 1 Models by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Link to build
  6. Having come across photos of other Japanese single seat 104's displayed as gate guardians, I decided to see if I could do something similar with this build. so I scratch built a pedestal, formed some eyelets for anchor points around the shank of a small drill and fixed everything to a based covered with some static grass. As I said in the build thread, I have no evidence that this aiframe was a gate guardian but thought that it would be a nice way to display this little model. Starfighters in Japan - Part 1 Lockheed (Mitsubishi-built) F-104J Starfighter 700/76-8700, No.207 FIS, 83 Air Wing, JASDF Naha Air Base, Okinawa 1/144 Mark 1 Models by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Build thread here
  7. I finished the last couple of jobs this afternoon to wrap up the two seater and complete my two Japanese Starfighter builds. I am not too happy with canopy framing, but I can neaten things up with some thin silver decal if it bothers me too much. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks to all for checking in and taking the time to comment. John
  8. @modelling minion, @Dansk, @Enzo Matrix Hey guys, I don't know if you have noticed that the F-104 Gallery has locked. I have a couple of builds to pop in over the weekend if someone could arrange for it to be opened up. Cheers, John
  9. Splendid looking pitot H - even through the blurry specs.
  10. Cheers chaps. I did a bit of prep on the second kit this afternoon, assembly should be easy but with a complex camo scheme for 'Memphis Belle II' lets hope that I can get it over the line. by John L, on Flickr
  11. Thanks Craig. I finished most of the last bits of painting earlier today and then put the decals on in a single session this afternoon. A final session and it should be job done. by John L, on Flickr John.
  12. Thanks Paul. I have almost finished the painting, last job being the masking of the nose for the dark green that runs over the top of the nose and just under the canopy along the sides, a second coat of that colour along with the painting of the canopy, and some tiny areas of touch up, should see it done. I will have it finished before the deadline now. John by John L, on Flickr
  13. Thanks Steve, glad that you like the first one. The second is well on the way but will be displayed in a more conventional way. Cheers Bertie. The compliment is well recieved - for reference the small squares on my cutting mat are 0.5 ins. Thanks good buddy. Copy away sir.
  14. Come on Craig, I've met H and he doesn't look anything like Rick Moranis. This is looking good buddy and I see that you still haven't run out of that pink primer.
  15. Thanks a lot Craig. There were only a couple of slight gaps that needed attention, one at the base of the fin and the other along the strake on the underside, both run along the join line and were easily sealed with some Microscale Kristal Klear. I'll see how things look when get some primer on. Cheers John
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