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mirageiv

Vikings, F-104G x 2

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Thank you guys for the kind words, I think I've finished them now.I took a quick pic in between showers with my phone.

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I'm still waiting for my decent camera to be fixed so when it is ready I'll take some proper photos for the gallery, hopefully won't be too long! In the meantime I might knock up a step ladder provided in the Italeri kit for the open jet for a little more life to the model.

The Eduard fabric RBF tags were easily the best ones I've ever used, very realistic and highly recommended!

One issue I had an idea might be the case is that the models seem to sit too high. The wheels are certainly oversized by 2mm or so, but I think also the landing gear legs are modelled as if very little weight is applied from the jet. Comparing it to my Hasegawa 1/32 model they are about 3-4 or more mm taller which is quite noticeable side by side, not that I can do anything about it now however (I'll take pics of this issue in a RFI thread). Another point if anyone wants to have a crack at this kit, the plastic is soft and hence the landing gear legs do not seem to be the strongest especially the front one. I thought I could get away with it being clean airframes but if I wanted to make a tooled up one with resin Kormorans, tanks and Aim-9s I'd probably opt for some white metal legs available as that would make a relatively heavy model once built to which I wouldn't be confident of the front leg being up to the task. Just my thoughts on the kit, hopefully not coming across as moans! :)

I do have a question for the mods however. Should I enter them as a pair or as individual models? They are the same thing really but some difference between them. Not sure which one adheres to the rules better :)

Thanks for looking and as always very grateful for the comments and support you guys give, much appreciated.

David.

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What an atmospheric picture David, looks great.

I look forward to seeing more pictures of the finished models once your camera is fixed as like a lot of others I have really enjoyed this build (as I do all your builds) from start to finish, your attention to detail and scratchbuilding are fantastic and I really like your painting and weathering effects, very effective.

Great work David, very well done mate.

Craig.

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With that single photo all your effort and skill has come to a zenith of realism most of us can only dream of :goodjob: That comment, by the way, applies to both your model-making and photography.

If you wish to add each model as a separate entry I'd be happy to see that. Only problem I can foresee is how we are going to pick a favourite from the two!

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:ditto:

Col has summed things up beautifully. Two fantastic models and an incredible photograph.

Cliff

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Craig, Col and Cliff, all way too kind! Thank you very much and glad you like them!

Col-I don't mind either way but if two separte entires is the way to go I'll do it that way, not the easiest to take photos of two 1/32 models anyways :winkgrin:

Cheers,

David.

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Quite simply the two best models I've ever seen of my favourite airplane ! Thanks for sharing the photos and build info with us, David. :wow::thumbsup:

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With that single photo all your effort and skill has come to a zenith of realism most of us can only dream of :goodjob: That comment, by the way, applies to both your model-making and photography.

Exactly what Col said.

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Thank you guys very much!

I added some pics to the gallery this eve. Still from my phone so not the best and I'm not happy with them tbh but its all I can do before the GB deadline. When I get my camera back I'll take some decent photos and do a proper RFI thread and link here, probably with my Tornado too, one big Marineflieger post! :)

Thank you all for the kind comments and encouragement throughout the build, always greatly appreciated and makes building things on here such a pleasure. Also a big thank you to the mods for organising and running the GB, was probably my favourite one yet, bring on the 70's, 60's GBs too! :D

Thanks all,

David.

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Glad to hear you've had fun in this one David. It's been a pleasure to watch your progress. Hopefully we'll be doing it all again soon in the 70s edition :D

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awesome job on them they are they look incredible!!!

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Your builds are stunning, you should do a normal RFI incase people miss them in the gallery!

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Thank you guys, I will do a RFI thread with these and the Tornado as soon as my camera is fixed :)

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Not bad. Not bad at all. :)

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