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Front end, things are shaping up a bit more, static probes and pitot by Cross Delta added.

Also some blister type antenna with the Cross Delta RAM panels - I might replace these with plastic card yet 

as they are too proud?

 

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Stolen ideas .. @Rich F Take a bow mate and I hope you dont mind me plagerising your build.

 

Archer decals for the rivets, Nice resin rivets printed onto clear decal film.

 

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To be added to the rear of the cockpit, still more to add but these will get sealed in with some Kleer before priming as they are fragile. Just adds a bit more interest to the area 

and its on the real deal. 

 

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Next is the intake, not as good as i wanted it to be as the plastic is Uber brittle, it just shattered when I fitted the front gear bay but its close enough.

masking was a bit tricky but I gth there in the end - Just took time. More tricky masking for the top coat but should be worth it.  MRP paints BTW, the Dutch vipers 

look like the lip is exposed metal of a grey colour so I went with duraluminium  ;)

 

The Hasegawa kit of the F-16 is a right mare to get a good intake, it will never be perfect due to the design of the thing. 

 

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For all of its failings you've done a good job on the intake.

I'd have those  probes and pitot knocked off before you could say boo to a goose

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Working to your usual standard. :like:

I'm in total agree with @Hewy, intake looks rather good from here and those probes are just begging to go for a burton. 

 

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Cheers Guys :thumbsup:

 

The pitot tube is not glued in yet so is removable and the static probes go into the radome by about 5-6mm so are really in well, the down side 

is that they are like two needles poking out the side :o

 

So tonight, not much movement as the bits done were more time consuming than I thought.

Behind the cockpit is a small vent, it had a grill so i tried to make this from plastic card and failed badly.

In the end I used one of the empty flare buckets cut down and shaped up to make the grill.  

 

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Next up were the fuselage protector plates for the arrester hook, I also added what i think is the fuel dump tube? 

 

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VHF blade antenna got a new base at the same time. 

 

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And the intake vane got painted and fitted. Thats about it really - Not much to show tonight plus the CnC home front is back home from a 10 day work trip tomorrow

my time on build duty will be reduced.   :o

 

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On 10/11/2021 at 10:54 PM, Dads203 said:

Stolen ideas .. @Rich F Take a bow mate and I hope you dont mind me plagerising your build.

 

Not at all mate, glad i can be of use :D  

 

Didn't think you would see the light and move over from targets to wingy thingy's. lol!

 

Great work BTW, looks like this is going to be a stunner as per usual ;)

 

 

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Tonight we tackle the ECM pod from Brassin.  The Klu Vipers seem to carry these quite alot, some all grey and some green.

 

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We are going for a green one as the jet is grey so I used MRP RAF Green, looked to be a good match.

First up after priming is painting the radome band a metallic colour. So again out came the MRP white aluminium 

over tamiya gloss black laquer. It was then masked up and the green applied.

 

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Then more masking 

 

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And the radome covers were painted in MRP tyre black - masking removed 

 

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Decals and then a varnish followed by a wash to make the details pop.

 

 

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A bit of further detailing on the pod, noticed that most of the fastners had the paint warn away or the fastners were just bare metal.

They were very prominent from the photo's that I have found so I had a crack at getting looking right.

 

Applied Vallejo Natural Steel with... dare I say it a toothpick sharpened up :frantic:

 

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Messed about with the burner can, highlighting with some Mig amo Bluish Titanium. Not applied with a toothpick ! :o

 

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If you are going to mount the ALQ-131 at the centerline pylon, it might probably not fit. The Dutch used the shallow version of the ECM pod. The one you have is the deep version.... 

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12 minutes ago, ice315 said:

If you are going to mount the ALQ-131 at the centerline pylon, it might probably not fit. The Dutch used the shallow version of the ECM pod. The one you have is the deep version.... 

 

 

Pylon is modified to take the deep version.. Oh well - looks like I bought the wrong one :o

 

Ignore the ECM pod and just use it as a guide chaps on a how too 

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Still awaiting the new shallow 131 pod but cracking on, some bits done and I've roughed out the RWR 

for the tail of the aircraft, these still need blending in and contouring up a bit more. 

 

You can see that I've been blending in the resin tail extension a bit more and totally obliterated the panel lines, next will a job with a scriber I think? 

 

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Also painted up the rear of the cockpit area so I can fix the rear canopy at some point.

A tad of overspray but noting too serious but a bit more detail painting and hghlighting yet. 

 

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Anyone got a late Hasegawa Gun Port? The one I have is an early and incorrect - The one I'm after is the two gill version. 

I could probably alter the version that I have but I thinking I might screw it up. 

 

The wrong one :- Now Sorted out 🙂 

 

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Just checked what I have spare in my two long-standing WIPs and I can help you with that. If you pm me your address I can pop it in the post.

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6 minutes ago, Filler said:

Just checked what I have spare in my two long-standing WIPs and I can help you with that. If you pm me your address I can pop it in the post.

PM sent :thumbsup:

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Scab plates going onto the fuselage, some Klu vipers have them where as I have seen photo's with none,

I can only presume that the airframes with none are low hour or brand new (ish). Did the MLU upgrade 

remove these? 

 

The Daco book doesnt give much away about them apart from all versions have some but doesnt mention the MLU or later blocks, I presume that the 

later block 50's onwards were re-enforced during build so they dont require them? 

 

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New AN/ALQ Shallow pod arrived today along with the gun port. 

 

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The RAM plates on the nose were not looking great from the Cross Delta set, my doing as I creased one of them so I ripped them off and made new plastic ones.

They will get fettled in better.

 

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The rest of the scab plates fitted on the spine.

 

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Quick test fit of the canopy, now I think i read that the MLU update fleet are doing away with the yellow tinted canopies and going back to clear? 

Is this correct - I have seen a few pictures with Vipers showing a clear front canopy with the yellow tinted rear ? 

Canopy needs polishing up yet, its full of scratches at this point in time.  

 

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So a long list of things to do yet before primer, 

Sand - Scribe- Rivet - not in that order :frantic:

 

 

 

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Just now, Lord Riot said:

Brilliant! Makes mine look average at best.

 

Is that an aftermarket jet pipe, it looks amazing.


 

Aires fella, lovely bit of kit and well worth the coin :thumbsup:

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Glad the gun port arrived safe and sound. I'll keep following your build and hopefully it'll help push me to finally finish my two. They won't be up to your standard though. You're doing great work whereas I got into a life or death struggle with an Aires exhaust and it won.

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Cheers chaps for all the likes and comments.

 

So i have started cleaning up the AN/ALQ131 pod (again) but this time the right version. Pylon has been modified 

and sway braces added. ELGTR round is above the 131 pod. Lovely bit of 3D printing :frantic:

 

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More on the ELGTR round. 

 

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The bomb is encased in a protective sprue with separate seeker head and pyro charge. 

 

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Seams removed and canopies polished up, I used this ? 

 

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