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vesthepes

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  1. Thanks The wire is made by a heated and stretched sprue piece of plastic. Takes a little practice to get the desired width. But once you figure it out it's easy. Harder part is mounting it, precision glue helps at that... The wire tighteners were done by pouring small drops of glue onto the wire... cheers
  2. Thanks chaps, I am glad you like the way it looks.
  3. Hi chaps Back after a while, it's always nice to post something finally done!! 1:48 Hasegawa Bf109G-2 Black four, Kroat JG52 from the eastern front 41-45 It's not straight out of box, it includes a resin cockpit and Aeromaster decals. I did some riveting too, which is quite easy on a 109. It was a fun and quite quick build, the plan is to make room for the other newer 109s from Eduard and Tamiya, Hasegawa being a bit obsolete... but still in my opinion it still is a nice little kit. Feel free to comment
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    F-86F-40 type of nose wheel spokes in 1/48 scale?

    Just change the wheel, like they did... don't overkill that, it's just a wheel
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    Chengdu J-7 color

    I did the J-8II in white, each panel a different tone, but still white
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    F-86F-40 type of nose wheel spokes in 1/48 scale?

    There are five different nose wheel types on the F-86. Same wheels can be used on the T-33. Sabers and T-33s in the Yugoslav AF switched wheels often, that means you could see the same plane with different type front wheel. If you don't have the full rim one just use another one...
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    SAC White Metal Legs - Quality Control Anyone?

    I used the kit legs on my Academy Hunter without any issues. I don't know how they go with the Aires wheel bay... But the plane itself even with resin cockpit and other stuff isn't heavy enough to pressure the legs...
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    Hawker Hunter F6.

    Hehe, I am more of a wine person, but I feel you ... and the whiskey guy I still have one Academy in the stash with some AM leftovers and to be honest I don't know if I would do it all over again... but it is not because of the fixes, I believe it just isn't the easiest kit to build. As I recollect the most annoying thing was the construction and the fit of the intakes with or without the correction (basically just sanding the intake edge to make it appear larger/wider). The same goes for the nose parts, it's quite a challenge. As for the fixes, IMO you can easily skip the dog tooth fix. Positioning of the speed brake and the tailplanes is quite easy, you shouldn't worry there, just move it to a different position or let it be, as it is not something major to notice. Sanding of the too pointy edges and the bullet on the tail is easy. The nose is a hard fix to correct so I didn't bother. But it bothers me the most. I also have some regrets of not fixing (or buying) a vacu canopy, which is too short when you cut the back frame. I thought it would be okay if I pose it in open position, but the canopy is too narrow, to slide back down the spine... Funny thing is the cockpit is barely visible in its all black color and not that important, but the seat really pops out. I don't remember having any issues with the fitting of the wings to the fuselage, but it might be I have just forgotten that part. Just make sure the trunking of the intakes is done correctly. As mentioned the kit wheels are way too small. Anyway, just go for it and enjoy the build. When done, with or without corrections it still looks like a Hunter, which is very beautiful. cheers
  9. Ooh, 36,8 € to my place. I really like the kit, but that's just ridiculous...
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    Hawker Hunter F6.

    here's a WIP on a F6 Hunter I did some time ago, including a resin cockpit and Aeroclub add ons... for me the biggest issue are the ill shaped intakes... Hope you find some tips here. cheers
  11. Just got mine. Looks very nice, no bubbles etc..., quality decals, tons of G4 pdf material on a CD, masks...
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    F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    Uhh, the time is running out and I have loads still to do... Been waiting for Gunze colors for the beast to arrive... I still have strong hope I will pull it through While waiting on that I did all the other stuff like wheels and undercarriage... thanks for looking in, cherers
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    1/48 Hobby Boss F-111F Aardvark **FINISHED**

    Wow!! Fantastic. I love it.
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    "A" vark

    Great looking Vark. Impressive painting!! great work so far!
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    F-111E, 68-020 "My Lucky Blonde"

    OK, the back and front part are together... One of the parked F-111 configuration was with the wings swept back at 54°... so that's what I did. So huge! What did I get myself into... The join looks like a battlefield. The plastic block didn't work as I thought it would. But at least I could sand and press it without worries as it is of structural use...
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