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RVHP RF-8G Conversion

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I got the RF-8G masked, painted, and up on it's landing gear--a very productive weekend! 

 

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Oooooooo yeah! 

 

That's come up really good! Nice job in sorting out all the sanding etc.

 

Just noticed the ES-335 in your pic too... damn nice guitars! 😄 

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I had to modify the main gear a little to accurately represent an RF-8G. I also got the exhaust done. The kit part protrudes from the rear by just a bit (1/8" or so). I just sanded the end down so it wouldn't protrude. ALCLAD and a few washes later ..and voila!

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Finished up the gear doors, air brake, and Wolfpack bang seat tonight.

 

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I had decals made for the unit-specific markings (VFP-63 Det. 2) but I messed up the left side tail decal so I masked and painted the tail markings instead using a photocopy of the decals as a template.

 

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NIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!

Great build and your posts make it tougher and tougher for me to resist spending 80€ for the set 😉 Found one on the net, but 80€ plus the donor kit...plus a loooot of effort. And I don't know if I can make that beauty justice.

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8 minutes ago, coneheadff said:

NIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!

Great build and your posts make it tougher and tougher for me to resist spending 80€ for the set 😉 Found one on the net, but 80€ plus the donor kit...plus a loooot of effort. And I don't know if I can make that beauty justice.

Thanks! This has definitely been a lot of work but worth it. It has challenged me in a lot of ways and it's a subject matter that I've wanted to cover for awhile.

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Excellent recovery on you painted tail!

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Decals are on!  I used Furball's data set along with a few custom jobs.

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I'm hitting the final stretch...some light weathering and a panel line wash with oils. Now it will sit for a few days to dry out before final clear coat. I'll give it another eyeball between now and then to add/remove weathering, if needed.

 

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3 hours ago, Rocketdrvr said:

Does the kit/conversion come with all the correct strengthening plates on the fuselage?

No. I had to scratch build the strengthening plates at the fire and aft corners of the main gear bays. Not that big of a deal. It does have the strengthening plate underneath, though.

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Hi

Great job.

 

I have one RF-8G in production with C&H conversion.

 

SPang

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