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Antti_K

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  1. Hej Flarpen, I converted the Tarangus A32A into a "Störlansen". I scratch built the intakes, new ailerons, airbrakes, wing pods and re-heat. Your model inspires me so at least I will try to build my next Lansen closer to your level. Hälsningar, Antti
  2. This is brilliant! What a Masterpiece! This is not the easiest kit to build but you have done a superb job. Can't get my eyes of the scratch built details. Kind Regards, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Thank you John I have the Royal Navy FG.1 painting guide as a PDF as well; just can't remember where I found it originally. It most certainly makes an interesting reading. Cheers, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Compare the kit shape against the photo Darren just posted. There is a very visible difference. Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Hello John, Thank you for the pictures The first drawing comes from the "Plane Captains' Handbook - F-4K/M". I'm confused about the wing Buttock Line measurement as it says 51.92 at the root. The measurement is exactly the same in F-4B and F-4J manuals and yet the British Phantom's fuselage is wider at this point. The other copy you posted earlier in another topic (from Phantom's AP) gives different and even more confusing measurements. Or am I missing something? Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Thank you Darren, that's exactly what I tried to explain. In the upper picture you can also see how the intake slopes slightly down after the highest point. The shape is correct in the Airfix FG.1 kit but unfortunately Hasegawa kits got it wrong. Cheers, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    I've noted this also. When viewed from the side the top of the intake is too straight. It looks like an F-4J or F-4E intake. The intake in British Phantoms has it's highest point at FS 249.65 and the line should slope all the way up to this station. After that it should also slope slightly down again toward the rear fuselage. Also the intake opening in Hasegawa kit is too wide. As you all know there has been a lot of conversation about the British Phantom's engine air intakes. Quite many modellers seem to believe that because the Spey as a turbofan required some 20 % more air than the G.E. turbojet engine, the intakes of British Phantoms were 20 % wider. Well yes and no. If you are designing a subsonic aircraft this rule is somewhat true concerning the size of the the intake opening. But when designing a Mach 2+ capable aircraft you have to deal with the so called "oblique shock waves". The interior dimensions of the British Phantom are bigger because of this shock wave control. This in turn can be seen as different fuselage shape and dimensions. The intake openings are almost the same size in British and American Phantoms. The compressor inlets have almost the same diameter in RR Spey and General Electric. As I mentioned earlier it seems that the Hasegawa fuselage is also some three millimeters too narrow when compared against manufacturer's data (see post #36). Kind Regards, Antti
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    Soviet cockpit colour

    Fantastic stuff Serge! Thank you for sharing Cheers, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Got my camera up and running again. Here is Frame E from Hasegawa boxing And a detail shot showing the main wheels together with Aires resin parts. And finally; my current project. I scaled up the Airfix Phantom "Stencils Placement Guide" and started to compare it's dimensions against those published in "Plane Captain's Handbook" and in A.P.101B-0900-6A2. My findings so far: - the scaled up Airfix drawing matches exactly with the data published in A.P.s and in manufacturer's data - the Hasegawa kit's nose is slightly out of shape otherwise the front fuselage matches the drawing nicely up to FS 249.65 - the kit's fuselage is some three millimeters too narrow between air intake lip and FS 355,38 (1,5 mm to be added on fuselage sides) - the kit's intakes are slightly too wide - the kit has the fuselage side door sizes wrong Antti
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    Soviet cockpit colour

    Here is a photo of my NCS colour chart showing the three turquoise shades observed in MiG-21's cockpit. Cheers, Antti
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    Soviet cockpit colour

    Hello Rob, is it that sample in the upper left hand corner? It looks good. What did you use as a reference? Antti
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    TP52 - Canberra T.Mk.11

    Hello Daniel, your Canberra (Blyertspennan) looks great! Waiting for more. Cheers, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    Thanks James I was remembering that only 43 Squadron had FG.1s... Cheers, Antti
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    Phantom FG1

    I begin to think that Revell received the wrong Frame E from Hasegawa. My Hasegawa examples carry the correct main wheels, parts for the Sargent Flecther tanks and "Turkey Feathers" for the General Electric engines (F-4J). Troffa: I'll post some pictures when my camera battery is charged. Antti
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    Soviet cockpit colour

    Hello all, my experience on the subject is based on the MiG-21s at Finnish Air Force service. The turquoise colour is rather "blueish" when fresh and not exposed to Sun light. Over time and sun exposure the colour lightens considerably and turns toward a greenish hue. I haven't found any information about the colours used reading these; the original Soviet MiG-21 BIS technical manuals and drawings. I made colour comparisons using the Swedish NCS (Natural Colour System) standard. The following hues were observed in the cockpit of MG-114: S 3060-B70G S 2555-B80G S 4050-B70G There were no exact matches using the FS or RAL -systems. Kind Regards, Antti
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