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Completely missed the STGB, oops, but seems reasonable to post it here.

 

Started this over the last couple of days, and finally got to the point where there's something to show

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I also have the full Brassin set - consisting of Seat, Nozzle and wheels

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Work unsurprisingly starts in the cockpit, the first stage with the Brassin is replacing the seat rails with the resin replacement, complete with a couple of PE spacers

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Then primed with Black Styrenex primer, followed by Mr Hobby Aircraft Grey as a base

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Then started painting and weathering the seat and cockpit floor - not started on the actual cockpit yet, and the seat is simply slotted in the rails for the moment

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Peter

 

Today's work on the Missile with a Man in it - Added the final PE parts to the Seat

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Then finished off the cockpit - the moulding on the parts is a little soft in places but still effective

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Peter

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Nice work Peter.

 

Looking forward to seeing more.

 

James

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Today's work - first finished off the U/C Bay. Detail is pretty soft here

 

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Assembled the engine - only bothered with the ends that will show

 

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Then fought the fuselage sides together

 

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Peter

 

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Today's work - the Nose gear and the wheel well, and adding and blending in all of the inserts in the underside. Feels like Italeri are trying to do a Hasegawa kit with the inserts, but with less precision. It's not terrible, but it all needs some fiddling to get a decent fit.

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Peter

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Peter..

 

 

AMAZING  NEAT and Super looking Cockpit.

 

I think you did an OUTSTANDING JOB On it et al.

 

looking exciting... seeing the exacting interior wiring.  :clap:

 

:heart::clap2:

 

:worthy:

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Very good job til now, love what you've done. Have to say that watching this and other Italeri 1/32 kits here is tempting me into buying one myself

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Today's work - finishing off the cockpit area - More inserts that need some filling, and still has some PE to add later

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As to final scheme - this one

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Peter

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This weekend's work - first the M61 

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Then added the panels and the intakes / nose cone. Fit itsn't great on these

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So out with some plastic strip, and Mr Surfacer to clean it up

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By which time it was snowing a lot so I stopped to go back up to the house

Peter

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Ah that typical Italeri engineering, where parts kind of fit with some fettling... :D

Ok, I'm maybe a bit too harsh with Italeri, but this kind of fit issues are unfortunately quite common on their kits. Nothing that a good modeller can't sort of course, as you're showing here, but a bit annoying nonetheless.

I've been told that their Mirage III is better than the F-104, hopefully their 1/32 kits are improving. Detail looks good though, very good !

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Some more done today, even though i've got a cold - Added the wings and rear fuselage section. Once again the parts will need a bit of filler - i wish Italeri paid a little more care

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Peter

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That's looking good despite the build problems, I knew very little of the F104's history in Vietnam, this thread made me look it up on the internet for more information and was surprised at the sortie numbers. The Vietnam camouflage has always looked very attractive to me but I'm a prop man, maybe one day I will make the leap and build one. Keep up the good work.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Today's work - cut a bit short due to the fact that i was getting a bit sick of fighting this kit - the port tip tank took 3 hours of work as it was quite badly warped, and the starboard one is similar. Also the clear part's aren't a great fit either.

 

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Still need to do some more sanding back around the clear parts.

 

Peter

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Today's work - first started by assembling the Mk 117's - still need to be weathered and the fuses painted. I added casting texture with Mr Surfacer

 

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Then another red letter day for Italeri - I spend an hour making the twin sidewinder rack and the sidewinders only to find it won't fit the holes in the bottom of the fuselage. Refer back to the instructions, and the two variants are reversed in the instructions. So it's now going to have an empty centerline mount.

 

Masked off the fueslage

 

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Then on with a coat of Styrnex black primer - it's not too bad, which surprises me

 

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Peter

 

 

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Today's work - trying full black basing for the first time - start with the grey, first the 'marble' coat

 

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Then a thin blend coat over the top

 

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Repeat for the middle green and dark green

 

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Finally a gloss coat over the top

 

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Peter

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Today's work - started with doing some weathering on the the Mk117's.

Dot oil filtering, and some washes

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Then on with the decals, followed by another clear coat

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Peter

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Today's work pushing through - added the resin wheels, gear doors and finished off the bombs. Something on the decals for the bombs sums up this kit for me - the stencilling for the bombs says they are 1000lb's, but Mk 117s are 750lb - it's a little thing, on a little stencil but it's wrong. Lots of little niggles on this kit.

Anyway nearly finished now, matt coat sprayed and the resin jet nozzle added - only some more unmasking and the pitot and some interior parts inside the canopy left.

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Peter

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That is an absolutely cracking piece of work

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