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Christer A

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  1. Work on the bang seats has actually continued! The plan is still working, of sorts... It seems that Eduard is including a few more stencils than what Tamiya offers. I can't complain to that! I still have all the belt bits left to do. [/url] One of these days it will be done!
  2. A HB kit from a FEA engineer? Nice! Will look forward to this, just go get some variation from Tamiya
  3. All that etch is surely making the wells look more interesting!
  4. Brassin sets are for sure the simplest and best fitting resin sets I've ever used. The detail level is gorgeous as well, even if they don't get every little thing correct 100% of the time (or so I've heard) but that doesn't bother me all since it looks and handles almost effortlessly. Right now I'm pondering if and how much plumbing to doo in the wheel wells and undercarriage. It's usually fun to do, but it tends to drain quite a bit of enthusiasm in the end.
  5. Yeah, we'll see how this project goes with all the upcoming chaos. The house is still not ours, but we're exactly 1 week away from getting the keys and finishing off all inspections. Then comes 3 weeks of interior work (painting, putting up wall papers and install the floor) before we can actually move in there. Perfect timing to build a Tomcat! On the other hand, I will get a permanent modelling den in the end!
  6. Seems like a surprisingly light load? No matter, you're off to a good start in any case.
  7. Well, it's no more innuendo than the regular Ced thread... It has a tendency to roll in the air, and always end up flying on it's back. This will very much be an interesting topic! I must say that the resin pieces looks quite good?
  8. It is a great plan to do those bits first but : I just wanted to experience that legendary Tamiya-fit. Honest! I'm not at all diving deeper into subassemblies, oh no sir!
  9. Plan of attack was Weapons, landing gear and ejection seats. How did I fare? Best laid plans and all that...but _I made a start with the landing gear. Lots of lovely cast plastic pieces fitting together like they're meant to. Very strange sensation! I did find a little hole in the expansion tank/thingie on the nose gear that was filled. Strange to find that little hole there though. Did I do something wrong? Probably... Time to study all references on how all brake lines and hoses are routed. Just having the metal parts looks a bit bare. Eduards Brassin wheels looks really good though! Ok, so while the glue is setting over there, let's make some missiles! I'm going for a balanced load of 2 of everything, since that appears to have been more common ? Not totally convinced by the cleverness in the 2 piece Sidewinder bodies, quite tricky to get a decent join. At least with my clumsy hands. The Sparrows was also not impressive, where you have to glue some long pieces to the outside of the main body without any guidance as to where it should go. The Phoenixes looks lovely though! The whole lot was painted and then got the first set of decals. Once again I ran into problems with the Sparrows. The yellow markings appear to be too short? Has anyone else experienced this? The tanks gave me a start too! Nasty join line all the way round. That might've been my fault though. Well, a nice little sanding should take care of that. Last up for today's update,the bang seats. The plastic one looks great, but the Brassin bits are at another level completely. Should be fun to paint all of them just to see how it turns out.
  10. Looking at the list of kits to be started here I can but wonder where all the AMK F-14D are? Did the sheer build-joy from Tamiyas D led them to a quiet retirement as loft insulation?
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