Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Sign in to follow this  
Gene K

F-4 Intakes

Recommended Posts

Kim,

An item that is needed for the F-4 is a representation of the many holes in the variable ramp of the F-4. Without too much tech talk -- these holes bleed off boundary layer air (which is then dumped). For some reason, these are usually very poorly represented on kits - for example, the Hasegawa 1/72 ramps have raised lines which are nothing at all like the real thing.

So, what's the chance of you including "some holes" in your forthcoming 1/72 sheets?

Gene K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And Kim,

Make sure you include all 9,674 holes or Gene will call you on it! :blink:

Cheers!

John

John,

Well......notice I said a "representation" of the holes. Is there anything out there now in AfterMarket Land to do that?

Gene K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I agree with ya Gene

Not taking a shot at you so please don't take it that way

I just said that because I know that you are a phormer Phantom phyler and that you would want accuracy.

I think (next to the Hasegawa F-4's in 1/48th) that the only company that tried to simulate those holes was Monogram with their high tech kit (again in 1/48th)

Cheers!

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well good idea to represent with Dry decals.

As you know even real holes are too small, I should draw some more large holes with reduced numbers.

Well I will try to the 72nd for the next Phantom items.

Good Luck!

Keumho Kim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rather than try to add the dots one by one to your design, can you use "half-tone" dots arranged in rectangles? I don't know what art programs use for shading, but, rectangles of half tone in a light shading would probably do the trick. The holes are very small, less than 2mm in real life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...