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Joeltc last won the day on July 18 2017

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  1. Joeltc

    Gulf war RAF Tornado

    So after seeing all the recent photos being posted on the Mach Loop Facebook page I’ve decided to pull the trigger on a 1/48 Revell GR.4. I also ordered some decals for some jets in desert pink including the infamous Foxy Killer. Since I’m no expert on the type my question is what’s out there as far as walkaround/ photo reference books and online. Also I’m thinking of getting the CMK cockpit but it’s designed for the IDS. I would like to know if there’s any deference’s between the IDS and GR.4 cockpits? And I’m also thinking about getting the Eduard wheels since I’ve read the kits ones aren’t that great. But the wheels are also meant for the IDS too. Any info and links are greatly appreciated. Cheers..
  2. Joeltc

    Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    Try Luckymodel. Kinetic is pretty much the same business. It’s the best price I could find mine.
  3. Joeltc

    Harrier T.8 cockpit reference

    Thats the sort of input I was hoping for Nick. Thanks mate! I've been busying myself with other parts of the build in the hope that someone will post what I was looking for. Also was it the same colour behind the blow in doors on the outside of the intakes too?
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    Harrier T.8 cockpit reference

    Thanks for your help. I was originally going to build a T.4. So I painted the cockpit from reference photos of that. I only decided to change it to a T.8 because I followed the instructions and painted the air intake white. But then after gluing the fuselage together I realised that white was wrong for a comoflaged T.4. So now in light of what the cockpit is supposed to be I think I’ll go back to plan A and make it a T.4. Just one more question though. What would be a good colour to repaint the air intake on a camouflaged T.4? It looks like a olive green or metallic grey of some sort?
  5. Joeltc

    Harrier T.8 cockpit reference

    Actually that has an MFD on the left which the kit doesn’t have in the box at all.
  6. Joeltc

    Harrier T.8 cockpit reference

    G’day all. I have a question for the Harrier experts out there. As the tittle says I am currently working on the kinetic T Harrier kit and I intend to make a T.8 in the black scheme. My question is wether this aircraft had a digital cockpit from the beginning or was it something that was added later on. The kit instructions only specify an analog cockpit but it being a kinetic kit you can’t always trust the instructions. I’ve alread closed the fuselage halves so if I have to add the digital cockpit parts I am going to have to do some surgery on the kit. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  7. Oh wow that is pretty! Ive been wanting to build this airplane in this livery for a while now. But there is now way I can free up enough shelf space for it. Think I might try the 1/200 Hasegawa kit instead.
  8. I'm patiently waiting for someone who is willing to take the F-111 serious enough to do some actual research when designing a new kit. Manufacturers like AMK are starting to become more commonplace nowadays so There is some hope.
  9. Haha me too! I can't really bring myself to actually build a model of any 5th generation fighters. The stealthiness just seems to take a lot away from an aircrafts aesthetics. Yep both this model and all of the aftermarket I used on it I bought off Ebay. I can't remember how much it cost but Im pretty sure it more than doubled the kits retail price.
  10. That looks good! We had one of those fly into Adelaide last week and yours looks like a great representation of the real thing.
  11. Here is my 1/72nd Hasegawa F-111F. I usually only build in 1/48 but the amount of work required to update and correct either the Academy or Hobbyboss kits is way to expensive and time consuming for my liking. Hopefully one day someone will give us a Tamiya/ Hasegawa/ AMK etc etc standard kit one day. This is an older build I completed in around 08-09. For aftermarket I added Verlindens cockpit update, Master Model pitot and various weapons from Hasegawa 1/72 weapons sets. Decals are a mixture of Superscale, Xtradecal and the kit decals. Painting was done with the long out of production Aeromaster Warbird acrylics and Tamiya acrylics.
  12. Enjoy the experience mate. I know I did. Tackling that paint job definitely has lifted my paint game since thats for sure! Yep Ive only seen them in more specialised hobby shops plus they are a pretty expensive kit too. I guess I just wanted a Viggen on my shelf pretty badly.
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    1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC

    It was an interesting experience. I remember thinking the quality of the moulding and the type of plastic on the Eduard kit to be nicer. Also in the box it has coloured etch and masks too. I found the instructions in the Eduard kit to be excellent while the Kinetic ones to be less than average. Both kits were a bit tricky around the intake area but with a bit of modelling skill its nothing too daunting. Once completed It is apparent the Kinetic kit is the more accurate of the two. Still I wouldn't hesitate to do either kit again if I waned to do that Variant of the Mirage III. I do plan to get the Kinetic two seater at some stage also. Cant say I know any history on this particular aircraft as it was just an option in the box and that I was working from about 2 or 3 reference photos I had found on google. However it is nice hearing about the history of the aircraft being modelled though. Nice one. You'll love it! Which boxing do you get?
  14. Joeltc

    1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO

    Yep and on their replacement the F/A-18A too.
  15. Joeltc

    1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO

    Thanks mate! Thats where the pic was taken that I was using for reference on this build. After that this aircraft ended up here in South Oz but it ended up crashing into the ocean. Thanks! Yes the Kinetic kit did require a bit of extra attention especially with the fitment of the intakes, cockpit and wheel wells when closing the fuselage. Ive also read about at least one person getting it to work without trimming parts but not me. When closing the canopy I had to shim it on one side in order for it to be seamless too. Also the instructions caught me out on a couple occasions so I would recommend doing some thorough research on the specific variant you are going to build. In the end its still a very accurate kit of the Mirage III so I still highly recommend it.