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I did a fair bit of research into the ILS aerial colours (i.e. looked at a lot of pictures!) and convinced myself that they were camo.  I have seen close ups of a lot of special schemed fins (e.g. black 74 sqn, red 56 sqn) and in those cases the ILS aerials match the colour of the fin (black/red in those instances).  I have yet to see a picture of a camo bird where the ILS aerials look white.  They often appear to be 'dark' cos they're in shadow - not incredibly conclusive.

 

Al.

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Thanks Al, I agree, I'm going to go with the dark green. 

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Probably about enough for weathering.

 

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And the seats dropped in now. 

 

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Looking good @Lord Riot - how did you do that weathering underneath? Seen so many pictures of them absolutely filthy under there that I don't think I can leave mine clean!

 

Al

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Thanks @alhenderson. I use this, either brushed on then rub over with a kitchen towel or a dry brush, or in this case I dabbed some of the dirt wash directly onto a kitchen towel, let it soak in a minute then rub it onto the model. If it looks too dark it's water soluble so you can wash it off or just rub it more for a subtler effect.

 

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Love those Flory washes. Their Dark Dirt is exactly what I used to create a suitably dirty underside for my current Zoukei-Mura Phantom build.

 

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Of course, unlike me it's best to do the weathering after the decals! Oh well, I'll probably need to give it a quick brush over again after all those Phantom stencils are on.

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I think the yellow decals look a bit too bright, might try and tone them down with the dirt wash.

 

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The famous 43 Squadron checkerboards are on! 

 

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Just needs some tidying up now, a few bits of dark sea grey to add, then canopies and sorting out a serial number. Then I just need to decide what to do about that tailplane.

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Great build! I love this kit ……. although I prefer the EDSG over white Fleet Air Arm version!😁 …. really looks the part.

Bob

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Thanks Bob! I do have a FAA one, though in 1/72. 

 

It's certainly a nice kit, generally fits together nicely for the most part too. Kudos to Revell for releasing it, I'm glad I never succumbed to the temptation last year of spending about £60 on a Hasegawa one!

 

Having said that, I've now bitten the bullet and shelled out about £15 for two slotted tailplanes. 🙄

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Looks like a really nice clean build.  Good work, don't remind me of the DSG and EDSG, I had a right laugh with this with my Sea Harrier.

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1 hour ago, Lord Riot said:

Thanks Bob! I do have a FAA one, though in 1/72. 

 

It's certainly a nice kit, generally fits together nicely for the most part too. Kudos to Revell for releasing it, I'm glad I never succumbed to the temptation last year of spending about £60 on a Hasegawa one!

 

Having said that, I've now bitten the bullet and shelled out about £15 for two slotted tailplanes. 🙄

the Revell kit is a re-box of the Hasegawa for half the price! so you've still saved £15, that's my theory anyway and the way I'll explain it to she who must be obeyed 😉

 

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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More progress on the Phantom, thanks to the generous donation of suitable serial numbers by @iainpeden

 

She's starting to look more like it now, just waiting for the tailplanes to be delivered.

 

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Excellent work. 

Edited by Greg B
removed pointlessly quoted pictures

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Shes coming along nicely, great stuff!

Bob

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Wow, she's looking fantastic! Great work.

 

Al

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@Lord Riot out of interest, do you have a code on the nose wheel door? If so, do you know how big it should be in real life? Need to add one to my 1:72 machine..

 

Thanks,

Al

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David - that was quick work seeing as how the decals only arrived yesterday! Usually takes me months.

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The decals were just the job Iain, thanks! I ordered the tailplanes from 48ers.com last week but they still haven't arrived.

 

@alhenderson, to be honest I just best guessed at the nosedoor code, I had a spare letter J in what looked a similar size to the code in the photo below of 43 sqn's 'M':

 

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And this is mine. 

 

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@Lord Riot thanks for the pictures.  I can't quite work out if the Fujimi 1:72nd nose wheel door is that accurate.  Doesn't seem to be much space for a code letter.   Maybe I'm overthinking, I'll just see what I can fit on there.

 

Al.

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I handmade the tiny mirror for the top of the nav's canopy. In case he wants to check his hair while the pilot is working 😉 Apologies to any navigators out there! *banter*

 

Anyway, here's the little mirror that wasn't included in the kit.

 

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And the pylons with AIM-9 rails fitted:

 

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@alhenderson the nosewheel door detail is probably just down to scale, those three small lights probably hardly show up in 1/72?

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The layout of the Fujimi door is spot on - however, all the detail is slightly oversized. aerial and lights, and so leaves insufficient room for the code letter. Basically down to what you can do in moulding I guess, as the detail to true 1/72 scale would be tiny.

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39 minutes ago, iainpeden said:

The layout of the Fujimi door is spot on - however, all the detail is slightly oversized. aerial and lights, and so leaves insufficient room for the code letter. Basically down to what you can do in moulding I guess, as the detail to true 1/72 scale would be tiny.

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm seeing, which is why I was trying to work out the size of the code letter on the door as I was thinking of trying to sand down the detail of the light and the 3 dots next to it (what are they?).  Then I can put the code letter on and paint a little silver dot for the light.  Or something along those lines...

 

Al.

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WOW!!

 

she's coming together really well!

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