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  Juan,

    your weathering technique for the tank was scary looking till the final pictures, which look certainly look the part of well used and weathered tanks. 

Joel

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49 minutes ago, Joel_W said:

...   your weathering technique for the tank was scary looking till the final pictures, which look certainly look the part of well used and weathered tanks. 

 

I agree about the scary part, but think the final is somewhat overdone, and not really befitting of Juan's superior construction talents. I say that with trepidation since I don't want to appear negative as concerns this great build. :kissing2:

 

As concerns the drop tank "weathering", I think the "spilled gas" effect running down from the fuel caps should not be there since  those were not common refueling points (and the seals didn't/shouldn't leak. Maybe Spanish tanks were refueled this way???. A crew chief could provide some clarification here. Of course there were usually plenty of scuff marks from boots where the crews used the tanks as steps to get down from the wings.

 

Thanksfully  Spanish Phantoms are better kept, appearance wise, than the Greeks'.  

 

Gene K

 

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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.

 

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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:

 

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

 

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The second aftermarket item added was the Northstar wheels set:

 

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

 

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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:

 

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

 

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I will be scrtachbuilding a hydraulic jack later...

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

 

Rgds

 

Juan

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Hello,

 

these personalized ter's are excellent!

 

The north star wheels brilliantly projected and here also you did an excellent job.

 

Even if I'm used to work on tiny details I'm really impressed! 

 

Bye

 

Giovanni

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Yes, impressed is the word for me too! :worship: 

Taking notes for those AM parts ... 😄

 

Giorgio

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WOW!!!

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!!!👍

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

 

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

WOW!!!

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:

 

http://www.modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=39647&start=45

 

And also, to this article on ARCAIR:

 

http://www.arcair.com/Fea1/601-700/Fea656-F-4-Greutert/00.shtm

 

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

 

RGDS

 

Juan

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Hi Juan,

 

Great references!!! The level of detail is amazing!!! My Phantom is in 1/72 so, hopefully I will be able to make most of them, especially when you consider the fact that these airplanes were exposed to mother-nature and all sorts of things have grown inside and around them, therefore minimizing to a point my effort.

 

Again, many thanks.

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Juan,

Those Ters are simply amazing, as is the level of detail possible with the wheels and tires. 

Joel

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On 7/5/2018 at 12:52 PM, JFVicente said:

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

 

http://www.modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=39647&start=45

 

And also, to this article on ARCAIR:

 

http://www.arcair.com/Fea1/601-700/Fea656-F-4-Greutert/00.shtm

 

 

JFVicente, the links are taking me to http://link/, a site for a simulation training business. They work if I copy their text and paste into the address field.

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3 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

JFVicente, the links are taking me to http://link/, a site for a simulation training business. They work if I copy their text and paste into the address field.

That's exactly what I have done to open the websites. Copy//paste the links instead of clicking them.

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Just a quick notice to anyone interested to visit the following website/forum: http://www.modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=39647&start=45 

 

While browsing the site's webpages I noticed a build for the Revell 1/72 F-16. In one of the build's pages it has a photo probably from a magazine that explains the differences between the two air intakes the F-16 uses.

 

PLEASE, MIND THIS AND DONT CLICK ON IT OR TRY TO SAVE THE PHOTO, because it will open a window informing you that your computer has been affected by a virus and that you need to call immediately the number that is being displayed. Close from the Task Manager your web browser and if you have installed an antivirus software run it to check if something malicious  has been downloaded to your computer.

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Hello Juan,

 

Any progress on the a/c?

 

Regards,Laz

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Hi Laz and everyone! Sorry for all this time without any update. I have been working on the kit on an on /off basis, due to nthe summer and other things of the day by day. I have managed to achieve some progress, but I have no  taken pics...I will try to post any kind of update this next week, I promise.

 

RGDS

 

Juan

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