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30 minutes ago, Col. said:

You know I know I want at least one but Stash Swell is becoming a major issue due to my slow building pace. Yet here I am on eBay and various model shop websites...

I feel the pain...:lol:

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Hi.
I'm slowly returing from the Land of The Plague, aka Covid-19. :D 
The fever is gone, and on Friday I think I can go outside for a walk for the first time in a fortnight.


I've managed to get some more things done on my builds.
I've more or less finished the airintake for the F-16, and here I've found a better way to get the airintake in place.


So I deviate from the instructions and don't mount the forward bulkhead (C46) to the wheelbay.
51857769311_1cbb60c6dd_k.jpg055 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I glue it to the airintake instead, and that way the whole air intake assembly fits the airframe much easier.
51856813537_0e2337657f_k.jpg056 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've also got a new tool from my youngest son Axel.
51858428460_6d7b32ea8c_k.jpg057 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


He's also into Diamond Painting, and the stylus that you pick the diamonds to make your painting i a superb tool for glueing small plastic and PE parts.
51858428275_1149f1079b_k.jpg058 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've got the airintake in place on the F-16, but I still got that annoying 1,5mm gap where the inlet meets the landing gear bay.
51857853658_21bcf60e1c_k.jpg059 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've also done the exhaust for the F-2.
51857852668_00d61212bd_k.jpg060 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51857770246_166a3c8704_k.jpg061 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51858101929_de9ab4ff67_k.jpg062 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51856815132_cc4691c0a0_k.jpg063 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
The DXM decal sheet also included carbon fibre decals for the petals.


When that was done I deceided to get the stenciling of the ordnance done right away instead of having that boring chore remaining at the end of the build. 


51856814032_c206eb367e_k.jpg064 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AIM-9 Sidewinder.


51857769766_edbff87d7f_k.jpg065 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AIM-120C Amraam.


51856814432_80ce894651_k.jpg066 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AAQ-14 Lantirn.


51857854078_45e774f185_k.jpg067 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AGM-84 Harpoon.


51857770051_bc44144ed2_k.jpg068 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
ASM-3.


51856814697_d55d628781_k.jpg069 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
F-16 370 gallon tanks.


51856815237_4573c7e986_k.jpg070 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
F-2 600 gallon & 300 gallon tanks.


All in all around a 100 stencils that took me a day to do.
I'll seal the stencils with a gloss coat and then matt and put them in storage until the aircrafts are done. 
To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi.
I'm slowly returing from the Land of The Plague, aka Covid-19. :D 
The fever is gone, and on Friday I think I can go outside for a walk for the first time in a fortnight.


I've managed to get some more things done on my builds.
I've more or less finished the airintake for the F-16, and here I've found a better way to get the airintake in place.


So I deviate from the instructions and don't mount the forward bulkhead (C46) to the wheelbay.
51857769311_1cbb60c6dd_k.jpg055 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I glue it to the airintake instead, and that way the whole air intake assembly fits the airframe much easier.
51856813537_0e2337657f_k.jpg056 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've also got a new tool from my youngest son Axel.
51858428460_6d7b32ea8c_k.jpg057 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


He's also into Diamond Painting, and the stylus that you pick the diamonds to make your painting i a superb tool for glueing small plastic and PE parts.
51858428275_1149f1079b_k.jpg058 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've got the airintake in place on the F-16, but I still got that annoying 1,5mm gap where the inlet meets the landing gear bay.
51857853658_21bcf60e1c_k.jpg059 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've also done the exhaust for the F-2.
51857852668_00d61212bd_k.jpg060 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51857770246_166a3c8704_k.jpg061 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51858101929_de9ab4ff67_k.jpg062 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51856815132_cc4691c0a0_k.jpg063 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
The DXM decal sheet also included carbon fibre decals for the petals.


When that was done I deceided to get the stenciling of the ordnance done right away instead of having that boring chore remaining at the end of the build. 


51856814032_c206eb367e_k.jpg064 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AIM-9 Sidewinder.


51857769766_edbff87d7f_k.jpg065 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AIM-120C Amraam.


51856814432_80ce894651_k.jpg066 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AAQ-14 Lantirn.


51857854078_45e774f185_k.jpg067 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
AGM-84 Harpoon.


51857770051_bc44144ed2_k.jpg068 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
ASM-3.


51856814697_d55d628781_k.jpg069 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
F-16 370 gallon tanks.


51856815237_4573c7e986_k.jpg070 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
F-2 600 gallon & 300 gallon tanks.


All in all around a 100 stencils that took me a day to do.
I'll seal the stencils with a gloss coat and then matt and put them in storage until the aircrafts are done. 
To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi. :D 


The first week of my Olympic vaccation is coming to an end.
I've almost recovered from Covid-19, but not fully.
I'm feeling a bit weak and don't have the same strenght as before.
So I guess it was a blessing in disguise that I contracted it two weeks before my vaccation.


I've been doing some more works on my builds. 
The Taiwanese F-16 has showed some new issues with Kinetics F-16 kits.
On my earlier builds has the "donut panel" been slightly to large, and I've had to sand it down to the right diameter but not this time.
51874793591_1e8f6bbe23_k.jpg071 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


This time the diameter was spot on, but I did get a hairline gap on the topside.
51874793611_3c8c6ae160_k.jpg072 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
It was easy filled with slices of the thinnest Plasticard strips I had.


But the trouble spot in the nose section with the too short side panels is the same on this kit as the rest I've built.
51873832242_a33e5239cd_k.jpg073 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The short nose panels also makes the nose section a bit small, so you get a gap where the nose section meets the nose cone. 
On my earlier builds I've just puttied this section, but I've now tried to clue a plasticard strip to the nosepanels and then blend in the plasticard to get the right nose profile. 
51875111334_e8c55a12be_k.jpg074 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The F-2 has been fully painted and gloss coated, and I think I'll put some decals on it during the day.
51873832637_339dac76e2_k.jpg075 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Thanks Alan. :D

I'm having a wonderful Olympics. 

Our long-distance skater Nils van der Pohl just beat his own World record at 10.000m and took, what's indicated, his second Gold medal. :yahoo:.

 

/Bosse 

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Hi. :D 


It's the start of the second week of the Olympics and the last week of my vacction.
During the weekend have I been putting on some decals on the F-2.


I initially had planned to use the light coloured Grim Reaper, but when I opened the decals I discovered that the darker one was in gold I changed my mind.
51877825135_7054f57c27_k.jpg077 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I really like the Japanese stencils for their high visibilty look.
51876219507_5f2af00598_k.jpg078 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51877260513_b369669837_k.jpg079 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Why have only one walkway line when you can have two, and in contrasting colours as well. :D 
51878314055_204ce7d129_k.jpg080 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


There are about a gazillion stencils on the F-2 and they're very hard to see against the wet decal paper which makes them a bit of a chore to place on the aircraft.
51878314095_2e513df36b_k.jpg081 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51879662676_ed742fda1a_k.jpg082 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And since they're are so hard to see makes me only managed a few at the time. 
My neck and eyes only manages for about an hour at the time.
So think I'll be putting stencils to the F-2 during the next coming days.


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi. :D 


My vaccation is soon over and on Monday it's time to get back to work.
I've been watching the Olympics too muh this week and have neglected my builds some what. 
But some small things have been made. 


I've done the decals on one side on the F-2.
51887063328_2aca59b54e_k.jpg083 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51886980136_a7d39d4acb_k.jpg084 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51886980291_fe5538f3ec_k.jpg085 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And when I was doing that I saw that I would have one wing station empty, and that's a thing I don't like.
The JASDF has it's own medium range A2A missile, the AAM-4.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAM-4
AAM-4.jpg


But they're not included in my kit.
They can be found in Hasegawa's weapon set; J.A.S.D.F Weapon set A x48-10, which of course isn't avaliable at any online store I use.
But the Kinetic F-16 Taiwanese box has a pair of Sparrows, which according to Wikipedia has the same diameter and length as the AAM-4's
So I'll make my own AAM-4 using the Sparrows and a pair of AMRAAM's.
51887308034_c1481ed5d3_k.jpg086 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


So I've cut down the aft Sparrow fins and changed the profile on them.
51890430761_5470b99ccc_k.jpg087 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
And I've used the front fins from the AMRAAM's 


With a little paint and some stencils I think I can get these to look like two live Japanese AAM-4's
51890767289_fac92dfe34_k.jpg088 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
1920px-JASDF_AAM-4B_20131124.JPG


To be continued.....
/Bosse
 

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Hi, and thank you Gents. :D 


Even the best Olympics comes to an end. 
Sweden did their best results ever during a Winter Olympics with 18 medals, 8 Gold and 5 Silver and Bronze medals. 
I'm really pleased with our results and I had a terrific time watching it, but now I'm back at work after being at home with Covid-19 for two weeks, and two weeks vaccation.


Some more stenciling on the F-2 has been made.
I tried to finish them yesterday after Finland won the Olympic Gold in Icehockey.
51893500925_bf0d620e2e_k.jpg089 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51891892017_14a04d8a32_k.jpg090 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51891892087_41d6ac0052_k.jpg091 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51892850086_2e626205b1_k.jpg092 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51892850141_9cf9f2552c_k.jpg093 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51892850311_c69d29d2d2_k.jpg094 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I estimate that I've done around 80% and I only has one wing left to do, and some that are going on to the canopy.
DXM's decals have been great to work with. 
I only have got some light silvering in some places, but nothing a dash of Micro Sol couldn't handle. 


I've also painted the Taiwanese F-16.
51893426923_b8e2228a7c_k.jpg095 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
The underside and the forward nose sections are painted and I've just started to put on Gun Ship Grey on the aft fuselage.
Now that I'm back at work and don't have full days to work on my kits I guess I can paint the F-16 fully during the coming week and have it ready for decals the coming weekend. :D 


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi, 
Just wanted you to know that my builds will be on hold for a while. 
Last week I got the notice that my mother suffers from cancer in the pancreas and that it has spread to the liver. 
Unfortunately no treatment will help. 

/Bosse :crying:

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I'm sorry to hear of your sad news Bosse. I can only hope your mother does not suffer too much indignity or pain from this horrible disease and rest assured you are not alone if you need to chat.

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