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Jb65rams

F-104 Cockpit ##Finished##

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My entry will be ESCI's 1/12 F-104 Cockpit.

It has been sitting in the stash for a while, this GB seems the perfect opportunity to build it.

Won't be starting until after Telford. 

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 01 Box Shot

 

 

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Getting close to starting.  Looking to change the black plastic display base with a wooden one.

 

Sprue shoots.

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 02

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 04

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 05

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 06

 

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Made a small start on this one today. Started work on the seat.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 09

 

One minor set back, knocked the box onto the floor, then heard that dreaded sound of plastic cracking as I knelt down to pick the bits up. The clear helmet visor is now in two pieces!

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Start made on the first of the panels.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 11

 

Fixed to the cockpit tub. Like the way this is beginning to look.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 12

 

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Progress has been a bit one step forward / two steps back.

Tried to dry fit the instrument panel, it didn't. Looks like the has warped.

In attempt to make it fit, I made a couple of saw cuts (shown below) and is gently persuading the tub to fit the panel. 

 

F-104_Cockpit_012_Esci_15.jpg

 

Last update until after Christmas, my modelling room needs to revert to being bedroom for the holidays.

Happy Christmas

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Haven't forgotten about this one, progress has been slow due a Christmas shutdown and making a start on my build for the M3/M4 groupbuild.

 

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 17

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 18

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 19

 

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I've got this one in the attic somewhere as well as the F16 one. I managed to get the heads up display working on the F16 one.

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I've got this one in the attic somewhere as well as the F16 one. I managed to get the heads up display working on the F16 one.

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A couple of hours at the bench has seen me progress the tub and instrument panel. The HUD is also complete but forgot to take a photo of that.

The seat has been assembled, leaving just the harness and  helmet to finished,

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 21

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 22

 

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 23

 

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Lookind great!

Probably have to try to find one!

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Continued the work on the seat & harness. Having cut the harness out of the material, I used a brown sharpie to colour the edges.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 24

 

Just after this photo, the carpet monster struck, the victim, one of the shoulder fittings with a small length of harness attached. SO had to manufacture a replacement out of a bit of scrap.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 26

 

A slightly out of focus photo, shows the completed seat and harness.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 27

 

Completed helmet, the broken clear viso was repaired using klear to join the two halves. Looks ok to me.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 29

 

Completed cockpit tub & seat.

F-104 Cockpit 012 Esci 33

 

Look to take some better photos next weekend for the gallery.

 

Really enjoyed this one, nice to do something a bit different. 

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Very nice piece of work 👌

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