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TME3

Super, Super Etendard

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Not sure yet exactly where this is going... just having fun with it.  Academy 1/72 Super Etendard, aftermarket Harrier FA.2 Blue Vixen radar, Hobbyboss Rafale tail, Revell F-16 parabrake, Revell Typhoon nozzle....

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The interior of the Academy kit is sparse, and the color of the real cockpit is black. I added some generic detailing just for interest... the only thing that will draw any attention anyway will be the still TBD ejection seat...

 

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Slow progress, but finally managed to squeak out a little work on this one... Got the tail attached, along with some card filler to start shaping and blending in the parabrake housing and the small ram air vent I'm putting on the front edge of the tail....

 

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Working on a set of wings now.... These are re-worked Hasegawa F-18A wings... reduced the chord, removed the wingtip missile rails (for now anyway), removed and shortened the flaps, and sanded away the wingfold and flap hinges.  Also working to add just a bit more sweep to them....

 

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Nice! Can I just suggest "Iraqi markings, dark blue over white, centreline Exocet"..?  😉

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Thanks Andre...! This is only my second crack at a WHIF design, and I kind of made a set of rules for myself.  I can only use paints I've already opened, unused spare weapons, and only decals that are leftover or spare.  I dont have the colors you mentioned, Iraqi decals or an Exocet missile.  I'm leaning toward a multi-color camouflage,  and markings from a country that didn't operate the Etendard. (The Netherlands is a possibility by the way!) But thanks for your input.... it's helpful and motivating  to have the encouragement! 

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any more happening coz i'm intreagued

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On 08/01/2019 at 22:04, charlie_c67 said:

Could also Whif the country operating it and come up with your own markings... 😉

Mind if I pinch this idea? Have to ask with this being intellectual property. Loving the progress.

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The whif country idea. Already got too many whif planes on the go to add another one.

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Heck yeah... pinch that idea... It would be great to see some imaginative markings...! 

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Agreed, pick a country and go for it! I’ve a whole back story for an independent Hanover and there’s plenty of points in history where things could’ve diverged ever so slightly and have very different results. Just try not to include politics in any discussions as it can cause trouble 🙄

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Have no fear! Any whif politics I include will be of the monty python order. I was thinking of the 'People's Republic of Fenlandia' as the Lincolnshire flag would look great as the national flag on an airliners tail.

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OK... so I wasn't happy with the cockpit... and took a step backward.  I cut off the forward fuselage, gutted the cockpit with my Dremel tool, and dug through the spares box.  I found an old Airwaves instrument panel for a BAe Hawk, cockpit tub from an Academy T-50 ( which I separated from the rear tub, and modified to fit), a seat persuaded to fit from a Hasegawa F-104, and some strip detailing... Its ready for paint again now...

 

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