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Time for my next project!


I´ll be staying on the topic of US Navy bombtrucks :D The Intruder!!
My choice is the much fuzzed about Kinetic kit.

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It contains sprues.....lots of sprues, infact I was never really able to but the sprues back into the box in a way that they fit again after I had open ed the lid and had a look :P
The sprues are hard and thick... bit of old Airfix feel to them and the plastic in the fuselage halves are really thick.
But it comes with loads of weapons....snakes and rock.

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weapon sprues 2x
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I have a bit of aftermarket for it as well...

Seamless suckers from DMold, bang seats from Wolfpack and a Quickboost IFR probe
 
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And a choice of decals from Furball :D

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More aftermarket stuff are on their way...perhaps a resin cockpit as well :D

That´s all for now

Cheers!

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Wow, Aigore, now I want to build an Intruder, too!   What's happening here?  You cast a mean magic spell.   Everything you build I hanker for.   Looking forward to your sweet updates.

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3 hours ago, crackerjazz said:

Wow, Aigore, now I want to build an Intruder, too!   What's happening here?  You cast a mean magic spell.   Everything you build I hanker for.   Looking forward to your sweet updates.

LoL

Enticing isn't it :D

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I'm looking forward to this! Especially this build, as it will be amazing!

 

I'm hoping HB eventually add Prowlers to their outstanding Intruders.

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3 hours ago, dnl42 said:

I'm looking forward to this! Especially this build, as it will be amazing!

 

I'm hoping HB eventually add Prowlers to their outstanding Intruders.

High hopes? :P

I heard the HB intruder was good....I'm making do with the kinetics one, it will take some work, I can tell you that :/

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9 minutes ago, Aigore said:

High hopes? :P

I heard the HB intruder was good....I'm making do with the kinetics one, it will take some work, I can tell you that :/

I built my first, last, and only Kinetics kit, an F-16D Block 52+ in Polish markings. Other people do great things with Kinetic kits--so I'm sure you'll do fine. I used Caracal's wonderful Polish Tiger Meet decals for all but the refueling door and wing walkway lines. Far better than the Kinetic decals...

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5 hours ago, dnl42 said:

I built my first, last, and only Kinetics kit, an F-16D Block 52+ in Polish markings. Other people do great things with Kinetic kits--so I'm sure you'll do fine. I used Caracal's wonderful Polish Tiger Meet decals for all but the refueling door and wing walkway lines. Far better than the Kinetic decals...

Early kinetics kits are a bit tricky but their newer kits are quite alright. It's their quality control that is most annoying at times.

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4 hours ago, my favs are F`s said:

Awesome plane! Awesome choice! Happy modelling! :)

Thanx :D

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13 minutes ago, kike said:

Great choice! I'll be following for sure!!

You're very welcome to :D

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25 minutes ago, Aigore said:

Early kinetics kits are a bit tricky but their newer kits are quite alright. It's their quality control that is most annoying at times.

Hm, the ones I'm interested in are the Prowler, Hawkeye, and Tracker... I think those all qualify as early. 

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40 minutes ago, dnl42 said:

Hm, the ones I'm interested in are the Prowler, Hawkeye, and Tracker... I think those all qualify as early. 

ROFLMAO

I got the Prowler......might even build it someday.....far far in the future!

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Well then, let´s get this build rollin´!


I sort of begun this build at the other end because I´m waiting for stuff to arrive, so I started with the landing gears!

First I cleaned the parts and compared them to refs, I´m kind if I say that the struts are rudimentary..to make theese pop I need to do dress them up a bit.

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I drilled out lightening holes in the scissor links...not sure of exactly how they look but they usually goes like this with two holes.

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Adedd some thin tape strips to give some depth.

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Filled a sinkmark in the nose gear strut.

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A couple of pushing rods where missing from the main gears so I scratched them from evergreen rods of 1mm and 0.6mm

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Added a draining holw in each main gear support.

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Then some hydralics...

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Now for the main struts, first some thin copper wire...

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Then some 0.5mm lead wire for the hydralics.

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For the nose gear strut I needed to scratch some details that were missing, think this is the wheel turning mechanism....very rudimentary gears.

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Then somne wireing and tubing...
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Ready for primer.

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Added some wireing to the lights in the nose gear door.

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First black primer.

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Then white primer (it covers so well that I don´t need to use so much gloss white when I paint)

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Next I´ll paint the oleos with alclads, mask and then paint gloss white and details.

cheers!

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4 hours ago, A-10 LOADER said:

Great start so far.

 

Steve

Thanx Steve :D

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1 hour ago, Sebastijan said:

No rest for the wicked, ey?

Are you going for TPS or earlier white/gull grey scheme?

I feel in da zone! :D

Nah, going with gull grey over white....but weathered, not near as clean as the Tomcat I did earlier this year.

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Looking good so far - nice added details to the gear!

 

You decide on what scheme yet? lotsa good ones on that Furball set

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52 minutes ago, Petrov27 said:

Looking good so far - nice added details to the gear!

 

You decide on what scheme yet? lotsa good ones on that Furball set

Thanx bro :D

Nope, not yet....so many choices....well I have time to ponder on it :)

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Really nice job! do you use something to fix those tape strips? or you just rely on its glue?

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2 hours ago, kike said:

Really nice job! do you use something to fix those tape strips? or you just rely on its glue?

Thanx :D

I think paint and varnish should be enough to make them part of the surface.

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9 minutes ago, Mr.Happy said:

This gonna be awesome 🤗👍

 

Mr.Happy(In name only)

Thanx Mr.Happy :D

No preassure, eh? :P

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Fight  threw it lad 💪 and pace yourself,  your going to build another great looking Naval attack jet . 

 

Cheers and and best of luck 👍

 

Mr.Happy (In name only)

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