Dave W's 1/48 Greek F4E

Discussion in 'Rick's Phantom GB: Jan - June 2017' started by Dave W, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Builder

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    Looking good so far Dave
     
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    The last 5 weeks ive been working away from home on a new contract in Hampshire. I havent got a very good modelling set up. I just have a small table and sit on the bed. But ive managed to glue the PE straps onto the Aires resin seats.Thought i would glue them on first then paint the seats. I superglued the seats to a base to make them easier to work on. The seats are a mixed bag. Good resin detail and PE straps that were a pain to stick on.And Aires have missed out the quick release buckle and the crotch strap its attached to.I wont be buying anymore of these. IMG_3604.JPG IMG_3605.JPG IMG_3606.JPG
     
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    Might not include all the quick release buckles etc but that does look good Dave.
     
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    Thanks Joe. They are a big improvement on the kit seats anyway.
     
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    I saw this and thought of you Joe!
     
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    So where did you get my job application from Dave? :p
     
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    Nice, the truth is out, keep it on the low though please ;-)
     
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    Ha - rumbled.
     
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    I finally got some primer on this. Which revealed yet more filling was needed. Ive done yet more filling and scribing . Its not perfect.But ive had enough. Cant believe Hannants are selling the latest boxing of this kit for£35!. I paid £2 as part of a job lot. About what its worth i reckon!. Unfortunately if you want a 1/48 F4E with the slatted wing, this is the only kit out there.Im working in Glasgow the next 5 days. So i hope to start painting it when im home next week. IMG_3779.JPG IMG_3783.JPG
     
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    Battling on Dave, looks good in the pics. Look forward to seeing the paint job. I'm pretty much at the same stage on mine.
     
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    Thanks Joe. Unfortunately work is getting in the way of my modelling these days.Started building this whilst working in Scotland. Then i went down to the south of England to work on 737cl & ng. Now im back at British Airways in Glasgow on A320. If im lucky i might get a few hours to start painting this next week.
     
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    You sound very busy Dave, but the Phantom is coming along nicely.
     
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    All the hard work and frustration will be worth it in the end. I've had the house to myself for a few days and was looking forward to some quality bench time but of course work got in the way.
     
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    That makes at least three of us including Rick. Aviation gets in the way of modelling.
     
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