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Pappy last won the day on October 1 2015

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  1. G'day Vulture, Thanks very much, I am really enjoying this build. The Hasegawa F-111 family of kits are great and although they don't exactly fall together like a Tamiya kit, they are pretty viceless as long as you are careful and have a modicum of skill. It also helps that this is my fifth Hasegawa F-111 build! cheers, Pappy
  2. G'day people, The fuselage is now complete I couldn't resist some last minute additions such as the nuclear anti-flash blinds And the RBF streamers for the twin ejection initiation handles as well as a representation of the seat buckles. These small additions add a few colour accents and a lot more interest IMO Anti-flash curtains and the three RBF streamers were also added to the cockpit overhead console The canopy was then offered up to the fuselage, no fit iss
  3. Can you not use the Airfix rudder pedals with the resin tub? I assume the NM resin tub is based on the kit part anyway? cheers, Pappy
  4. G'day people, As the thread title suggest, I need to know what colour the inside of the air intakes were painted. I believe that the deeper portions of the intake ducts were a zinc chromate colour (often stained) but I think the first few feet had the external colour continue inside, ie the green and grey colours. I know that the 'pink' camo was sprayed directly over the green and grey scheme, did this include the intake externals or were these left in their original colour. Pictures of restored examples seem to show the pink inside the intakes but I tend to be a little
  5. G'day people, So a good deal of progress made. The pylon locating holes were cleaned up and the underside sprayed in a lightened version of FS36495. the underside colour should actually be FS36492 but that is not readily available so I opted to mix up a batch of FS36495 with 'a few' drops of white. Unlike the F-14s TPS, there is a marked contrast between the upper and lower colours so I think i should be okay. Anyhoo, onto the pics I also painted up the speedbrake/ forward main gear door These often had pain
  6. No depleted uranium on hand then? (TVFIC) Pappy
  7. G'day people, I have started to fill the holes for the wing pylons. To make this as painless as possible, I start by adding some plugs using the kit sprues I use CA for speed and because it doesn't have a tendency to shrink later and leave 'ghost' seams. By using the kit sprue material, the plugs should sand at the same rate as the wing plastic. The excess sprue material is simply cut away, leaving about .5mm protruding and this is then filled and sanded, again for speed I used CA mixed with baking soda cheers,
  8. Lovely start Craig, looking forward to seeing some more cheers, Pappy
  9. G'day DF, it is a great kit and in many ways it is better details (and certainly more accurate) than its 48 scale counterparts. It also goes together really well, one of Hasegawa's finest IMO. The Ravens were used extensively to clear an electronic path through to the target for the other aircraft they were escorting. Due to the highly sophisticated aand classified nature of their equipment, these types of aircraft tend to avoid publicity. I dunno about sinister, but the big 'football' on the tail certainly and the 'canoe' on the belly makes it look
  10. G'day people, There is a lot that needs to be trapped inside the fuselage before the halves can be closed. I have made a start on the main gear bay. The main structure is comprised of three main parts with an additional rear bulkhead onto which the main gear 'beam' is built up. Notice the curved sidewalls to accommodate the intake trunking This is accurate and was missed by both the 1/48 kits. In addition there is a representation of the engine compressor faces as well a
  11. Well, the kick off date has passed so it was time to crack the bags on this one. This is not my first 1/72 Hasegawa F-111, or even my second or third so I think I have a reasonable familiarity with this family of kits. The Hasegawa F-111s are the most accurate F-111 kits in any scale. The re-tooled Academy kit still retains many mistakes and omissions and the less said about the unspeakable monstrosity that is the HB kit the better. I have decided to start with the ABs, I don't know why but it seems to be a habit with me when I build this kit that the donks are the logical place to
  12. The F-111G was the USAF designation given to the FB-111As following their avionics update program. Theses G's were no longer in the nuke deliver business (but could still deliver conventional weapons) and this gear was removed when the RAAF took delivery of the Gs, although they retained their astrotracker, nuclear flash blind curtains and the CBs for the SRAMs. The astrotracker 'hump' was still there, but the glass section of the astrotracker was faired over. They also retained their cockpit ashtrays, apparently some of the USAF 'good ól boys' enjoyed a stogey in-flight! The Gs w
  13. G'day people, This will be a placeholder for my WIP Pappy
  14. No problem Mario, The F-16XL were modified F-16s but the air brake area was unchanged, so it is basically the same colour as a standard F-16 Pappy
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