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  1. Hi again. Some more pics to follow.


    Here you can see the oval exhaust that I have added behind the left main landing gear bay:




    You can also notice from the previous pics that I have cut both the front and rear flaps, with the intention of depict them on extende position. Also I have drilled those little holes on the engine bays as I have found the on some walkarouns...

    Some more tiny details added from the photoetched set and from scratch on the rear fuselage:




    And also, some detail instaled on the inetrior of the intake trunks:




    I installed the Quickboost resin nose cone and masked and dryfitted the canopy:




    In the area just in front of the gun nozzle I engarved some tiny rivet. As this area will be finished in metalic colour thgis will add some more interest. Also replaced the plastic casted 

    gun nozzle for a brass rod.




    Also some riverts were engarved on the dielectric area of the right vertical fin, and a distinctive antena were made from scratch on the top of the fin:




    And here is it, ready to be primed:




    That,s all for now. As always coments and suggestins are welcome.






  2. hi again. Well, more than a mounth has passed since I said that I was going to post some update the next week... I, m really sorry for this long delay, again.

    So it,s time for a new update. 

    After the work on the bays and intakes I painted the cockpit:






    Here the instruments panel of the front cokpit in place:




    And the rear atached to the bathtube:




    With this I was able to close the fuselage:







    Pics of this area are some blurry, but it looks much bette in person...


    With all the previous work done  I was able to install the intake trunks:







    Here a closer look:




    As you can see, I have added some tiny altought evident details more from scratch.

    More to follow...


  3. Some detail were added to the external side walls of the intake trunks, since these are part of the main wells:










    Next step was the detail painting of these areas, in anticipation of installing the air intakes:















    Also painted the front wheel bay:






    And that,s all for now. As always comments and sugestions are welcome.








  4. Hi again and Happy New Year all! After the Christmas season I was able to resume the work on this kit.

    I started by  detailing the main landing gear wells. Removed the casted detail on the upper fuselaje that conform the roof of the bay,  and I replaced it with these photoetched  parts from a set of Wolfpack-d.





    As you can see,  in the lower of the pic  I began to add some detail made of copper wire and plastic card and strips. Here some more:






    And this is other section of the right wheel well fully detailed:









    Finished and primed:







    Here, the rear part  of the left well almost in its original appearance, for comparison.






    And the same right well finished and primed:





    I also detailed the front wheel well:












    More to follow...



  5. On 12/18/2018 at 3:56 AM, dsahling said:

    Thats very nice of you, but lets just say after countless hours scouring the internet and tracking down contacts I eventually hit the "mother load" of reference photos for Blue 38 and a few others from this squadron, I've got every angle! I'm working on a massive 1/32 diorama, with 3 su-27 flankers, an Mi-8 hip, ground vehicles, and lots of other little details and goodies.   It'll take a while because I'm having to go very slow with these to get the paint job just right.  Its been a lot of fun, but also TONS of work to airbrush such a massive plane (and I haven't even finished the first flanker)  


    hi Dan! I am a bit embarrased, as I, ve checked those instructions I said and no top view of the said aircraft appears...

    i have also been saerching around the web and found this web LINK. Is this the "mother Load" you say?


    20 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:


    Juan I love those Viggens!



    Hi Matt! many thanks for your compliments!







  6. Hi again! With my  Phantom conveniently stored and put on hold for some time I quickly was able to start with a new project.




    This kit has been on my stash for some time and I always have a feeling for this aircraft and I really like those twin seat versions of some fighters. The kit itself is well know and has its detractors and bad reviews, but I think you can get a good result from it... I will be using some aftermarket: Dream Model photoetched set for cockpit and exterior details, Master pitot:




    Aires buener cans, quickboost ejection seats and nose cone:




    As you can see on  a previous pic, some PE parts (from the Dream Model set) were added to the seats.




    Here they are primmed:




    work quickly started by the cockpit, with the help of the photo etched parts, and I also added some details from scratch:




    I removed the floor from the original cockpit and lowered it as I feel that it was too high as it was.




    Sorry for this poor pic.


    Some details were also reproduced on the interior side walls of the cockpit:







    Also the instruments panel cover was improved, although this part is not yet finished...




    Some photoetched parts were added around the fuselage, following the instructions:








    All for now! Hope you like this new project. Comments are welcome.















  7. I also opened the IFR door:




    And scratchbuilt it:






    The tailhook also needs some maintenance, right? So I cut it apart :




    And built its ineterior from scratch as well as the cover that has been removed:




    Also the opened area on the front fuselage has been rebuiltas I was not very happy with my  previous atempt:




    And tha,s all for now and for some time... Sadly I have to admit that I have been overwhelmed by the complication that I have imposed on myself with the model and this has caused me to lose the motivation to continue with the project, so it has been put on hold for some time...

    I have started another kit, triying to recover the "mojo" but I will return over this Phantom as soon as possible. This is a promise!


    As always comments and suggestions are welcome





  8. Hi again! I must say sorry one more time for all the delays with the updates on this project. I have involved myself on a very demanding project that includes a lot of scrachtbuilding and have been suffering some frustration with the slow progress that i am achieving...

    Anyway, here you have some more pics. As you can see in this photo I had opened a record on the left side of the fuselage:





    Although it already had the two parts (front and rear) of the fuselage assembled, during the work with the kit these were accidentally separated. This allowed me to open one more cover on the right side, showing one more section of the pipes along the fuselage and the air intake:





    The interior was made from scratch:





    Here is it dryfitted in place:





    Then, the front and rear fuselga halves were reunited again, and the resin air intakes installed:




    The frames of these openings were made from small photoetched strips from Eduard.




    Not very happy with the result, as those strips are very delicate and they have finished slightly curved, but they will have to serve.


    My crazyness to open panels and registers led me to open the compartment that houses the liquid oxigen reservoir   in the lower part of the fuselage, just behind the front landing gear bay:




    The colver will be displayed in open position:




    Missing is the spherical bottle that I have made from scratch but don,t have a pic of it. 


    More to follow...











  9. Hi all! First of all sorry for all this time without any updates on this thread. Summer, life, job and a lot of procrastination are the culprits of this delay...

    Sorry again and I promisse that I will try to be more constant with this...


    Last pics that I posted were of the wheels. Here you can see also the landing gear legs and undercarriage doors painted and weathered:




    I still nedd to paint some details.

    And here we have the airbrakes made out from Eduard PE parts. Painted, weathered and with some left over decals to add some interest to them




    And these are the underbelly auxiliary intake doors that I have shown previously. Here painted and with some decals added:





    Sorry for the poor pic...










  10. Hi all. I am looking for a part of the sheet: 1/72 microscale #AC72-0047 USAF PHANTOMS F-4E sharkmouth. Specifically I,m  looking for the option for the 3rd TFW, that with the PN tail code and the "Bataan" nose art.

    This option is also present on the decal sheet of the old 1/72 esci F-4E/F kit (ref #9027), so it would be welcome too.


    I have a lot of 1/72 spares for swap if you are interested or would pay for those decals.

    I,m in Spain.


    Thanks in advance.



  11. Hi! Many thanks for your kind words Giovanni, Giemme and Sernak.


    On 7/4/2018 at 10:01 AM, SERNAK said:


    What a fantastic job you have done there!


    Just a couple of things I would like to ask/notice.


    Would it be possible to take some close-ups on the details you have made on the wings? I'm preparing to make a Davis-Monthan Phantom and these details are quite obvious.


    Apart from this, I have the feeling that the rear cockpit cables (left side, as wee see it from behind) are a bit too much/thick for the scale. What do you think?


    Again, great job!!!👍

    Sernak, about the close up pics you ask me for, I would suggest you to take a look a this thread:




    And also, to this article on ARCAIR:




    Those are from where I am getting a lot of inspiration.





  12. Hi again! First of all, sorry for this days without any update. I have been some lazy about this...

    Many thanks Joel and gene for your comments. In fact initially the painting/ weathering technique is quite scaring, but I feel that the result is good enought and the process allows me to control enough the final result, though its some laborious. And about the final appearance of the drop tanks, on Spanish Phantoms they used to be pretty dirty and weathered, even more than mines... But as Gene says Spanish Phantoms used to be kept in acceptable condition unlike Greeks ones.


    well, I am being quite chaotic on my building, as I am shifting fro ano part of the kit to another without being able to finish none of them. This in part is due to the fact that I am adding as much detail as I am able and this makes each step long and boring sometimes, so I'm allowing myself this license to not get tired of the project...This of course is reflected in this thread that becomes somewhat messy too...


    Enough talking and here we go with some more progress. I added a couple of aftermarket itemsto the inventory of the project:


    Eduard TERs. My aircreft will be displayed as in mainteinace condition, hence unarmed, but I will be hanging a couple of this under the inner wing pylons.




    This items are a little gem in themselves, consisting on one main resin part and some photoetched pieces and decals allowing a good level of detail:









    Aside of that, I added those hanging wires (initializer fuses?). And here we have the couple of TER once painted, decaled a weathered:




    The second aftermarket item added was the Northstar wheels set:




    This set consist also on few resin parts and one photoetched piece:




    The reason for adding this set in particular was that I found this pic some time ago, and thought it could represent one of the wheels disassembled:




    The Northstar set wil allow to do this without further scraftHere are the wheels painted and weathered:







    I will be scrtachbuilding a hydraulic jack later...

    That,s alll for now. As always, comments and suggetsions are welcome.





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