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AdrianMF

Airfix F-4 Phantom II - FAIL

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No worries Dave, I'll have my hand up for a couple of the new ones, no good for one of these though, but I think I'll stick with a Hasegawa F-4B & some microscale decals rather than try to replicate what Adrian is doing, I know my limitations. :)

Steve.

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Well, ''tis Sunday and the devil waits for no man so off we go!

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After widespread disapproval of the catering yesterday, and also because the shopping fairy left some bread, breakfast today consists of toast with home-made plum jam, sliced white peach and a cuppa. Hope this is more acceptable.

 

Now let's finish that damned cockpit and stick something together!

 

Thanks for looking,

Adrian

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Finally! Cockpit finished, fuselage together. 

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Tail hook needs sink marks removed before fitting so won't be a working feature :(
 

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Thanks for looking,

Adrian

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Fabulous work Adrian, the cockpit detailing looks superb and shows what can be made of these older kits with a bit of care and patience.

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Wow that's great cockpit work. Breakfast is very fancy, enjoy 

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Good work adrian, nice cockpit, looks like your asking for an ulcer too by the looks of your diet:P rennies and paint at the ready

Glynn

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Airframe complete and rubbed down. What, you wanted it painted in 24 hours too?

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We are Not Done with that top seam...

 

Thanks for looking,

Adrian

 

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Failed! I've got an hour to go but I'm not going to get there:

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So, what went wrong?

- bad kit choice - scratching a cockpit and dealing with a 60s Airfix technology was fun, but too much to do.

- wrong grey on top - thought I could get away with Revell 76 (which is lovely paint BTW) but that era scheme needs Hu 127, which is lighter.

- the upper seam! I think I've got it now but it took four fill-sand-paint-repeat cycles.

- poor research - it was only *after* finishing the underside that I realised that the cheek pouches on the nose were not a feature of the F-4B. Thank goodness the plastic was thick.

 

So I'm out, hanging my head in shame...

 

Thanks for all the support and it's been fun playing along with the *real* superheroes! This build will continue at a slower pace in WIP.

 

Regards,

Adrian

 

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29 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

So I'm out, hanging my head in shame...

 

I don't see anything shameful about it!

 

Could you maybe finish before the end of the GB? 

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I know exactly how you feel Adrian. Come on Chap you've got all day Monday if I read Enzo's post right. You know you want to....B&Q, IKEA, ASDA, Sainsbury's are all open do you really want that????

 

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44 minutes ago, SleeperService said:

B&Q, IKEA, ASDA, Sainsbury's are all open do you really want that????

:rofl: 

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@AdrianMF

Only a fail in time, not quality or effort. Your cockpit is fantastic. Top notch work, looking forward to seeing the rest of your build. 

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I just caught up with it Adrian.

To echo the others, there's not much fail about what you've done here. I zoomed in on that cockpit; amazing scratch built detail :worthy: !

 

I did think breakfast number one was a little unusual. Trying to imagine a world where, after a night on the tiles with mates, we all go to a 'Cornflake House' and ask for the 'coldest milk' they've got and seven pints of fresh orange juice :confused: .

 

A great transformation of an old kit as always Adrian

:goodjob: 

 

TonyT

 

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Getting as much done as you did is impressive.

 

I think I had 3 attempts at building this kit over four or five years and never got one finished.

 

Dave.

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Can I just point out to all you philistines that breakfast curry is the best thing EVER!!!!  :D 

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4 minutes ago, Enzo Matrix said:

Can I just point out to all you philistines that breakfast curry is the best thing EVER!!!!  :D 

It is. When Britannia ruled the waves, children worked to buy their own luxuries (food, clothes, milk, possibly shoes), and everywhere that mattered was pink, a stout Englishman had kedgeree (or kippers, or both) for breakfast to steel himself for the day ahead.

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I'm not seeing a fail either. Great work. I was going to attempt an OOB Matchbox Phantom but bottled it when my Saturday was taken over by events beyond my control, leaving me nowhere near enough free time to finish it- no Bank Holiday here today.

 

That cockpit is very nice indeed, here's hoping that you finish the whole thing off in a WiP, and soon.

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On 26/08/2017 at 23:30, Dave_R said:

How did you do the seat straps?

They are made from wine bottle foil. Normally when there are just two shoulder and two lap straps I pre-paint them but this time I added them all so I could get the hang right, then undercoated everything in black. I then painted up the seat cushions with shades of green and brown, then painted up the belts in dark, mid and light grey. So it's very much a case of painting what I could see. Hope that makes sense...

 

Regards,

Adrian

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13 hours ago, SleeperService said:

B&Q, IKEA, ASDA, Sainsbury's are all open do you really want that????

Sadly the deal was that I got an uninterrupted weekend in return for my soul on Monday! No shopping today but there's fixin' things to do!

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Very nice - looking forward to seeing the finished product.
Is it just me or does anyone else find the F-4 the most painful model to handle, especially those pointy bits on the leading edge ?

I've just broken out a barely started Hasegawa F-4E 1/72 from decades ago, and as I try to handle it while painting, my fingers are skewered by those leading edges

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