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Hi, and thank reini. :D 


This weekend I worked mostly on my Netz II, but I got some work done on the Norwegian F-16 as well.
By work I mean filling gaps. 
I've now built three Kinetic F-16's and I'd these gaps on all of them.


A very thin gap on the front of the air intake.
51696733726_56728e030b_k.jpg070 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


A slightly bigger gap where the air intake meets the rest of the fuselage.
51697010938_f48f05c671_k.jpg071 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
The gaps is on both sides of the intake. 


And I didn't get the panels in the nose completely right, so I had to use some putty on one of them. 
51695941122_835956b713_k.jpg072 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Then it became Saturday evening and this evening we had lots of shrimps, lots of nice chilled Riesling and bread, cheeses etc was on the menu. :tasty: :eat: 
51697011103_ac9729ea3e_k.jpg073 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr

To be continued.....
/Bosse 

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Ahoy Vikings. :viking: 


Last weekend we celebrated "Fake Christmas" at the cottage. :santa: 
51707663634_e1cff1b07a_k.jpg074 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Fake Christmas is a Holiday my youngest son invented in 2011. 
We celebrated the Christmas Days at the cottage in 2010, but nobody liked it because that winter we'd more than a meter of snow there. And all we could do was to melt snow on the wood stove so we had water for washing and for the toilet.
So I said never again. And that started Axel thinking. 
He said, but we can celebrate Christmas at the cottage earlier than the real Christmas. Said and done. 
So for the last ten years we celebrate the Friday before the 1st of Advent just like it was Christmas. :santa: 
I think the real reason Axel invented it was so that he could get one more Christmas present, and not for the Christmas food. :D


And since I really like Christmas, we always go all in for it. 
So Friday morning started with a traditional Christmas breakfast.
51707669184_fa23c73eca_k.jpg075 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
Rice porridge with sugar and cinnamon, a ham sandwich, coffe and orange juice.


This year I found a new mustard. 
51702923370_3361a73e77_k.jpg076 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
One of the makers here does a special one every year, this year it was seasoned with Gin and Orange. 
It was perfect on the ham sandwich. :eat: 


We had nice, but cold, weather on Friday.
51707293613_9a2851f047_k.jpg078 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 
No snow yet, but cold. The temperature didn't raise above -4C the whole weekend.


A Fake Christmas isn't complete if you don't have a "Glögg-fika".
51707014026_a4ac083845_k.jpg077 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
Glögg is Swedish for moulded wine, red wine infused with sugar and spices, much like the German Glühwine but stronger. 

 

When the sun set, around 2:30pm this time of the year. 
51706320127_12f017ffa1_k.jpg080 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
 

I lit some lights in the garden. 
51707108181_c18b232cca_k.jpg079 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And then it was time for the traditional Christmas smörgåsbord. :eat: :tasty:
First a cold plate  
51707819834_7c456f0c7a_k.jpg081 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And followed by a hot plate.
51706358842_be98373de0_k.jpg082 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


After this feast we were all very full and just relaxed in the livingroom watching Christmas movies. 
Axel did go out to look at the stars and took some pictures of them. 
51707869690_b9e2c4f2b2_k.jpg084 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


On Saturday we hung up an old quilt to stop the heat going out the door.
51715688706_c87661564d_k.jpg083 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I'd ordered a cubic meter of wood from my local farmer that we put on the patio. 
51716351734_f64b274558_k.jpg085 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I also Christmas decorated the pylon I've put up to support the roof on the patio. 
The real column is rotten and will have to be replaced. The pylon is only temporary, i.e it's been there the last five years I think. :D 
51714892132_7fa7d3ee12_k.jpg086 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And Saturday was still Fake Christmas, so on with the Christmas smörgåsbord again. :eat: :tasty: 
51715952413_638ccd6ca6_k.jpg087 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51715952438_2979d42d90_k.jpg088 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


We had of course bought too much food as usual, so I got leftovers from the Christmas smörgåsbord for dinner on Sunday as well. :santa: 


And since then I've been continuing with my Norwegian F-16
It's time to glue the landing gears in place, first the main gear. 
51714894792_a0cd13bf1b_k.jpg090 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And then the nose gear. 
51716559565_0d3f0de084_k.jpg091 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll be working on the landing gears the coming days.
To be continued.....
/Bosse :viking: :santa: 

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Bosse, 2 Christmasses each year, you live life to the max don't you 🙂 .. Eating all that nice food, presents. What's not to like!

 

I like your temporary pilon too.

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Thanks Jeroen. :D 

This year I actually  will get 3 Christmases :yahoo:, :santa: 

We celebrated Midsummers Eve, as Christmas Eve this summer. 

My wifes brother is fond of Christmas Turkey, and we usually celebrate Christmas together.

But because of Covid-19 and some other family illness we wasn't able to do so in 2019 and 2020. 

So this Midsummers Eve we invited him and his wife to the cottage for a Midsummers Eve Christmas dinner with all the Christmas trimmings. 

They even got a Christmas present each. 

It was a rather fun and nice way to surprise them.

/Bosse

 

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Thanks Pat. 

Actually, the Christmas Tree at the cottage has now been in the same place, with it's decorations, for three years now. :rofl: :santa:

I've nowhere else to put it at the moment.

/Bosse

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Ahoy Vikings. :viking: 


I've got almost all pieces for the landing gears in place. 
51719214180_a2e6d671e1_k.jpg092 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51720725490_641ae7d967_k.jpg093 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51719001779_a0d17a7dc0_k.jpg094 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll be painting all parts white a few times, and as the paint dries I'll be working on the exhausts.
51720102448_049b3a2e02_k.jpg095 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


To be continued.....
/Bosse :viking: :santa: 

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Thanks Jeroen. :D 

Yes, they're quite detailed, I only wish that the instructions were as detailed.

You really don't have exact instructions on where the connecting points for each piece goes. 

And some parts have a pin, but there's no corresponding hole where the pin is supposed to go. :wall:

 

/Bosse

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Ahoy Vikings. :viking:

 

Thanks for the information @Boman, I've yet to visit Gardemoen Air Force Museum., but I'll try to make an effort to tick that one of my list. :D 


I've got a ton of small thing I'll have to fix on my Norwegian F-16.
As usual I had some troubles with the air intake. 
Which resulted in a gap, which also show when the covering part between the landing gear bays was glued in place.
51722702460_4104c877ef_k.jpg097 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I actually had to enlarge the gap a bit so a suitable piece of plasticard could fill the gap.
When I get home from work later today I'll trim and sand off the excess plastic. 
51721018397_87e7b7868c_k.jpg098 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've also completed half of the exhaust package.
51721018222_c7bdbe1ca0_k.jpg096 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I plane to have the exhaust package done by this evening, and remove some AM specific antennas, and perhaps I can prime it late this evening.


To be continued.....
/Bosse :viking: :santa:

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Ahoy Vikings. :viking: 


This weekend I had some time to do some serious work on my Norwegian F-16
I've got the exhaust package in place. 
51727206595_2960b02b3a_k.jpg099 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I've sanded, puttied, sanded again the gap between the landing gear bays, and glued the front part of the air intake in place.
51726572788_928c65e480_k.jpg100 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The instructions don't mentions a nose weight, but I always put in some just in case.
51726572883_97152f50ce_k.jpg101 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And glued in place.
51725515732_d122522990_k.jpg102 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I did get a step where the exhaust package meets the fuselage, so out with the putty.
51726978404_6e5c53ec65_k.jpg103 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've covered the search light with some Tamiya tape, hopefully I'll not have any paint leakage here.
51725516157_7dc3e7a11e_k.jpg104 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I've also primed the topside. 
I use Humbrol 140 as primer so that the acrylics from AKAN have something to bite in to. 
51726573603_43f63970da_k.jpg105 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
This evening I'll tend to the seam at the exhaust and put some primer on the underside as well.


And just so you don't think I've forgotten about the Lansen, I've made a new effort to glue the fuselage halves together again. 
51725516767_560b2fe86e_k.jpg517 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I just have to remember to put in the exhaust in before I get carried away and glue the rest of the fuselage together. 


To be continued.....
/Bosse :viking: :santa: 

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Ahoy Vikings. :viking: 


I you skip watching TV one evening you can do magic at the work table instead. 
The primer on my Norwegian F-16 did show that I wasn't done with the sanding and polishing. 


The seam at the donut ring on the tail needs to be more blended.
51730801527_e86dfbf872_k.jpg106 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I also had the seam at the nose cone to attend to, more putty. 
51730801942_1079111cbf_k.jpg107 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


But on the topside everything looks great, so on with some paint. 
The Norwegian F-16's are painted in a single all over colour of FS36270 Neutral Grey. 
I'm using AKAN acrylics and a sable hair brush.
51732509490_4452250783_k.jpg108 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I've done two coats so far, and I'll do at least one more. 


And when all that was done I did some more work on my Lansen.
I must get the exhaust nozzle done so I can glue the fuselage halves together. 
So first I glued some PE into the exhaust tube.
51728794966_c8edef7813_k.jpg518 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51727988277_49b6804b31_k.jpg519 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The Tarangus plastic has a lot of flash that needs to be cleaned off.
51731616526_1f53f9ae67_k.jpg520 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


In with the burner ring.
51731862173_2a4b50826b_k.jpg521 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The I glued the exhaust package to one side of the fuselage. 
51732271469_3b0d1060ff_k.jpg522 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And when that had set I could continue to glue the fuselage together.
51730802522_5be29ca7ea_k.jpg523 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr

 
And I'll do it in stages, this time the underside of the aft fuselage.
51730802337_25cda301a9_k.jpg524 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've noticed that Tamiya Extra Thin Quickdry works very well on Tarangus plastic.
I'll be continuing to glue the fuselage together this evening, and perhaps also glue the aft cockpit in place.
To be continued.....
/Bosse :viking:  :santa: 

 

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On 12/8/2021 at 9:02 AM, Marlin said:

Thanks @Vingtor:D 

Are all pylons in FS36375 ? 🤔

If that's so I will repaint the pylons carrying the Penguins' :penguin:

And is the penguin adapter also in FS36375, or FS36270?

 

/Bosse

 

 

Well, as pylons, fuel tanks and weapons are manufactured by LM (or their subcontractors) they are finished in "standard colours". Some fuel tanks might have been repaired in Norway and thus (partly) repainted, using FS36270. You can e.g. see some fuel tanks with darker front section than the rest of the tank.

The Penguins and adapters are manufactured in Norway, and thus painted FS36270.

Best to study photos carefully. 🤓

 

Nils

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Great progress Bosse. TV is bad for the brains ...... and also for modelling it seems. 🤭

Keep it on like that.

 

PS Me, even without TV, it's still just two (finished) builds a year. I'm a lost cause, I know.

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