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JFVicente

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  1. Hi again! Many thanks for your interest and sorry for this days without an update. Here we go with new pics. I needed a little break from scratch, so I decided to assemble and paint the underwing tanks. I added that thin strip on the side of them and modified the scribbed panels by adding stretched sprue to better resembance of the real ones... Here you can see both drop thanks primed: Some time ago, I found a paint technique on the Facebook page of a guy named Bera Karoly, and decided to give it a try. Process is as follows. First we apply a thin coat
  2. hi there! Thanks everybody again for your interest! Pillippe, your beautiful diorama remembers me those of an iranian guy that had built almost an entirely IRIAF in scale. Great work there! And Giorgio, I followed your thread on Britmodeller and I was inspired to reasume this project again... Well, I finished that door that was pending in the last update and created three new doors: The two door on the rigjht side, which are symmetrical, are the auxiliar intake doors that I have shoiwn previously painted in red. I rebuilt them and ad
  3. Hi again! Many thanks Janne, Giorgio, crackerjazz and philippe for your comments! Janne, yes, I am still around working with minuscule detail in the real manscale! 😁 I have been following your excelent work with the Intruder too. Let,s go with some update. I have added a couple of tubes to my fuel lines installation and created an aditional part that will de installed after painting it: Also I have glued those little stripes of bare metal foil, instead of paint them. I still have to complete this part. A few pics to give som
  4. Hi again! Many thanks Captain, Jackman, kurnass, jmel and Gene for your interest. Gianni, being spanish, build it on I must spanish markings. Well, here we have some more progress. As I said I rebuilt the fuel lines on the top of the fuselage. I went pregresively adding painted tubes of diferent calibers and shapes: More and more: This is how is this part by now. I still hav
  5. Hi there! After lot of time without contributing in this forum, I am going to open a new topic. This time is a project that was started some years ago and was latter abandoned and put on waiting. Recently I reopened the box and decided that it was the time to resume it. The basis is the well know 1/72 Hasegawa F-4C and it will be finished in spanish markings: And here is how the kit was when I resumed the work on it: Instigated for some post that I found on the forums I decided to add as much as detail as I were able, s
  6. Many thanks Joerg for your info. I was not aware about that sheet... Cheers Juan
  7. Hi there! I'm looking for a sheet of decals for the ES-3A Shadow. Preferably from CAM decals but would accept them from the Hassegawa kit. Would pay por swap for spare decals and postage. I'm in Spain. Thanks un advance. Juan
  8. hi Glynn! Here is Juan, from Spain. I,m trying to send you a PM, but looks loke your inbox is full... Take care, friend Juan
  9. Hi Markus! Nice build, and as others said very good attention to details. I am building at present another Flanker on Britmodeller and will take some of your ideas for it. BTW, you are invited to pass by there: My Flanker Keep us posted, please Juan. P.s. I have sent you a PM
  10. Outstanding work, as always, friend. The only downside that I could point is that the bird is not on splinter scheme... ;) Nicely done! What,s next? rgds Juan
  11. Nice! It,s finally done and it looks gorgeous as always!!! Will be waiting for those pics... Rgds Juan
  12. Hi Janne! Nice to see how you are dealing with all the innacuracies of the kit! I have a head up for you about the underbelly airscoop, altough you are not taking any action about it. I think that you are wrong about it. The scoop on the kit is correct as you can see on this pic: My link The airscoop as you are describing it is present on the AJ, SF and SH versions, as you can see here: My link So that vertical plate that you have added on your kit is not present on the JA intake. HTH Keep that good work friend! Juan
  13. Hi! Nice progress friend and great attention to details. I specially like the drybrushing on the cockpit. It brings that prepainted PE to live. And good painting too! ;-) Rgds Juan
  14. Included on the kit are a number of little clear parts to depict navigation/position lights, like this two that you can see on the belly close to the gun pod and at the rear of the front landing gear bay, although they are not related to this version of the Viggen. They are to be glued on little recesses on the plastic that must be filled if you are not using said lights: And here is it, complete with the canopy parts and standing on its legs: An important warning: not that this kit is strictly a tail sitter, but on mine, once standing on its legs, the front gear was not in contact
  15. In all the assembly is a nice rendition of the original, although they have missed a little almost triangular box that goes attached on the apex formed by the horizontal arm and the diagonal strut, but this can be easily reproduced by scratch. And with some wiring and careful painting you will end with a nice landing gear. The main wheels are also a nice rendition of the originals, tough the detail is slightly soft. They consist of two halves plus a little part that depicts a little hub and the axis of the wheel. In my opinion this wheels, once assembled are quite thin. This can be easily sol
  16. Time to work on the main landing gear, and I must say that for this time fortunately I had received a preliminary copy of the instructions and I was able to undertake such assembly. As know, the undercarriage on the real aircraft is a quite complicated issue and it has been so good reproduced on the kit that one find a good lot of tiny parts for each main leg. Here you can see the layout of the parts for one single leg. It comprises no less than twelve parts: Some of them are really thiny rod shaped, so you must take good care to remove and clean excess plastic on them. Lets see how the ge
  17. Tailfin installed. As seen, the root of pitot is quite inaccurate and the pitot itself is crude representation, so some resahaping will be necessary and the tube could be replaced by a turned one. Now, one can install on the left side that little hinged door that opens when the tailfin is folded, to complete the airframe. A couple of little details must be installed on the rear fuselage: the blade aerial which is absurdly thick and that must be thinned and those little tubes just beneath the rudder, protruding forward: Underbelly fuel tank on place.
  18. Wings attached to the fuselage. If pressing the fuselage sides against the wings and use any extra thin cement will not be necessary the use of any filler. A couple of close ups where you can see the fit of that parts and the filler that I have had to use to fill the gap around the airbrakes and on the shink marks of the spine And attached are the canards planes. Also if you take some care with them no filler wil be necessary: And the same goes for the nose cone: At this point one can install the underbelly cannon: And the various vents around the fuselage. This parts will
  19. Hi again! No Erik. That ejection seat arming lever is not present on the kit. I suppouse the is such a tiny part that is not easy to be reprroduced on injected plastic. Anyhow it can be easily reproduced by scratch... You are right again, Jennings. I meant bays or wells, don,t know why I wrote vane... Continuing. Here we have both canards. Is evident at a glance that are incorrect, as the separation line between the fixed part and the elevons should be more forward and at different angle. More or less like the line drawn by pencil on the right one: Aside of that The canards of the
  20. I also find that the panel lines of the avionic and equipment vanes are strangely represented. The lower demarcation should be parallel to the upper, giving a rectangular door, instead of being diagonal. Also some more hatches and details, like navigation light are missing. One must be rescribing this details… That squared holes that you can see are the alignment point for the canards. As seen on previous pic I installed the intake vent of the lower fuselage: Looking closely to the next picture you can see the extension plug for the JA version installed on place: On the front end of
  21. The cockpit tube, with the control stick, the throttle and another little stick (that commands the radar antenna, if I am correct) on the left console. Also attached are the control pedals. As said with the seat, this cockpit is a good representation from the box and a good basis for enhancement. On the downside, the rear of the cockpit is a plain bulkhead that could benefit from some detail. Close pic of the controlpedals to show the beatifull detail: The ejection seat fits on place without problem: Attached the front instrument panel on its place: Yes, mistakenly I used the A
  22. In all that sprues look very promising, altough one would have expected a better level of suface detail, wich on some parts is slightly innacurate too. I feel that this kit is really well engineered, as preliminary dry-fittting test promised a very straight forward buildind and looks like the need of filling products will be minimal. Ok. Now I am going to make a “fake build”, i.e. I will assemble the kit not in the usual way, but will attach the parts only with little drops of glue and/or other materials like blue tack or masking tape to be able to disassemble later and work on it more caref
  23. Hi Jennings. You are right. In fact this kit is far better than the old Esci. Rgds. Juan
  24. Good morning,everybody! I received this kit from one of the co-owners of Tarangus few weeks ago with the task of preparing a review of it and a kind of “quick build”. First of all and to be honest I must say that I have been for some time now related with this guy collaborating with him on some prejects. Anyhow, I will try to be as neutral as possible with my opinions on this review. What arrived to me was not a definitive production example, but a development test shot, in which one can find some defects. As has been said to me they have been working to correct them. Hence the delays that ha
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