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Andre B

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  1. Only far more expensive at Rebell Hobby compared to Fantasyprintshop in UK I am afraid (#4)... Cheers / André
  2. Hi Giorgio, Yes, that's what I remember to. But it was that long time since I was in Germany that I had to get it confirmed... Cheers / André
  3. Maybe it's just about cutting those two moulded "Revell Goblin Fans" away and put a picture of a single fan just behind the engine front that can be seen thru the opened holes? Cheers / André
  4. There is these decals... https://www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk/shop/euro-decals-swedish-air-force-fluorescent-squares-ed48110/ And these... https://archivmw.modelforum.cz/view.php?cisloclanku=2008040009 Cheers / André
  5. I also found this... https://www.kitsforcash.com/1-72-resin-goblin-engine-unknown-make-i11594.htm Cheers / André
  6. Funny, that photo is for an Goblin engine fitted to an Swedish J-21R from the Swedish Flygvapen Museum. One can se the J-21R behind the engine. I think there is also an engine at Svedino's car and aircraft museum in Halland, Sweden. I also found some pictures (one taken from the front) of the Goblin engine. It made me thinking of the Airfix Hawker Harrier kit with the engine fan... http://www.sa-transport.co.za/aircraft/de_havilland/vampire.html Cheers / André
  7. You where not the only one to make this notice on an for most parts rather nice engineered 1/72 scale Vampire kit. I almost wanted to build one as an Swedish Vampire. Does the Airfix Vampire Trainer have any parts concerning this? Cheers / André
  8. I took a second look at the Revell instructions and the sprues. Both Sidewinder missiles and hardpoints are within the sprue parts. But the Sidewinders and rails (but not the hardpoints) are "blackened" out of the instructions as "Parts not used". And they are not mentioned further on in the instructions. The ventral fin is on the aircraft 7304 (26+44) pictured on the box but not in the painting instructions concerning the same aircraft or F-104G 8102 (23+92). Thera are hardpoints and rails within the Hasegawa kit. But as usually concerning Hasegawa kits no missiles. The mentioned ventral fin is not provided with the Hasegawa kit. Cheers / André
  9. Well, it seems more likely that the holes are intended for a pair of Sidewinder hardpoints. The mentioned ventral fin goes in between them. Cheers / André
  10. I've found the article by Pat Hawkley about building Chuck Yeager's NF-104A in 1/48 scale in the March 2004 issue. It's about model the rocket-assisted near-space Starfighter with the Hasegawa kit and the Cutting Edge conversion set. I havn't found my own issue with that article yet. But what I remember is that it had an (1/72 scale?) drawing of the needed changes to build an NF-104A. The reason why I remembered that article for future builds... https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/product/fsm040301 Cheers / André
  11. My starfighter builds goes forward. For the moment most job are done painting the cockpits an ejector seats. After som dryfitting I can se some problems coming up. The Revell cockpit sits much deeper into the fuselage compared to the Hasegawa cockpit. The ejector seats are more or less the same size. Maybe the Hasegawa seat half a mm higher. But in the end this means short of place for the canopy when it comes to the Hasegawa kit. As I havn't heard anything of this its maybe not a problem and more of an notice. I also discovered some other things concerning the Revell kit... There are four holes behind the nosewheel gearbay on the Revell kit that are suposed to be opened/drilled (step 4 and 5 in the instructions). Are these vents of some sort or... ? Well maybe not. Probably holes for hardpoints for two AIM-9 sidewinder missiles that comes within the kit. But the instructions doesn't say anything about the hardpoints and missiles within the kit. There is also an strange "fin" to fit on the same spot under the fuselage (part 56 in step 25). I havn't seen that fin on any German Starfighters... Cheers / André
  12. Wasn't such an conversion made in Fine Scale Modeller article with an 1/72 scale Starfighter some years ago? I remember a drawing concerning the wings (bigger?) and tail. And using a pair of fueltanks as rocketengines... Cheers / André
  13. Havn't found my half built kit in the stash yet. Wonder little how the bangseats looked like and if they could be "reengineered" to look like an F-106 ejector seat? Cheers / André
  14. Ok, some progress with the Starfighter builds albeit slow... The Revell and Hasegawa "cockpit fuselages". The Revell parts fits after some work on the cockpit. Concerning the Hasegawa fuselage there is for sure some work to get the cockpit narrow enough to fit inside the fuselage parts. Checking the Hasegawa instructions "Step 1" they tells you to change the angle of the side panels of the cockpit tube to get an more narrow cockpit tube with correct angles of the side panels as on the real aircraft. But nothing of this is said in the Revell instructions. The Esci/Italer kit has the cockpit tube moulded with the side panels in the correct angles (albeit with decals as "instrument panels). The aft fuselage parts with the afterburner and nozzle. I am not that pleased with the Hasegawa solution that neds an bulkhead and had to be glued to the fuselage parts before painting. The Revell kit albeit more fuselage parts allows to fit the afterburner with nozzle from behind after painting (as do the Esci/Italeri kit). Concerning those airbrakes... ...what was normal procedure? Where they opened or closed on parked aircrafts? The Hasegawa (upper) and Revell (below) landing gear and intake cone parts. The Revell parts are som more finer detailed but the Revell kit has more detail. Concerning the intake cones the painting instructions are rather unclear. The Hasegawa instructions says flat black and the Revell instructions says flat black cones but matt blue grey (Revell 79) plates. I would say "aluminium" whit black cones but I don't knew whats accurate... Cheers / André
  15. I've got that kit to. I used a pair of Evergreen plasticard tubes for the intakes and all the way back to the "nozzle's" making them to "engines" as well. But the biggest problem was the not so cymetrical shape of the fuselage and the much too long engine nozzle's. So it was put back in the box after hours of cutting, filling, fairing and sanding. But I didn't completely gave up and following your build with interest! Cheers / André
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