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Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (Revell 1:144)

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Here are a few photos of the model presently at my bench.

I am building a Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, using Revell's kit (1:144).

This is the photo that provided the inspiration for this build:
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The model is almost trouble free and is being built using a few bits from the spare box and scratch built items.
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The main camouflage colour was applied, trying to get a subtle shading around some details (control surfaces and some panels)
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I hope to post more soon.

All the best for 2020.
Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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Happy New Year!

 

Here's a quick update!

There are lots of small decals on this one!
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I still have to apply a few decals. Some of the already applied ones show some silvering; I'll solve it using the same trick I've used on the F-16C Barack, using Tamiya extra thin glue (you can check it on my blog).
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Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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Oh, very very nice. Gotta love these 1:144 Revell's

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This small model slowly progresses. My attention was called to the fact that UK does not use GBU-16! Their 1000lbs Paveway II is slightly different and I decided to convert the ones I have to UK's standard.  Using Eduard's 1:48 scale drawings (from their Paveway II Mk.13/18 kit) as reference, the dimensions of the center section of the bomb were established and a part could be turned out of brass rod.

Here is the first converted bomb.

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Cheers

Marco Preto

http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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On 1/18/2020 at 6:37 AM, boxsoul said:

thats such an adorable little lathe

I have it for a little more than a year ( I am a novice regarding lathes or mills) and has been used more and more on my modelling projects. It is the simplest model on Proxxon's range, the FD150/E (very limited in what can be done, but useful for small and simple parts).

 

Quick update, with the work I manage to do this weekend.

All decals are applied to the airframe.
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After turning the 6 bomb center sections, two attachment points were drilled.
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And after gluing them to the plastic parts, the bombs were completed.
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Dry-fitting them to the airframe.
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Next step will be to replace the AIM-120B (the ones in the kit are not that great) and scratch build 2 ASRAAMs.

 

Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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A quick update (this time on scratch building two ASRAAMs).

 

Eduard drawings were used as reference for the ASRAAMs and simple calculations were done to figure out the 1:144 scale dimensions. The body of the missiles was made out of 1mm plastic rod (Evergreen), using files and fine emery paper to shape them.

To glue to wings in place (I still need to make them), I've made a jig, using a scrap piece of balsa wood, cutting a 1mm slot (almost 0.5 mm deep). This will allow me to rest the missile body in the slot and two wings can be glued at a perfect 180º without much trouble.

 

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I hope to complete them this evening.

 

Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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Quick update with this weekend's work.

While I was painting the ordnance, a member of another forum called my attention to the fact that the bombs were very long.
Indeed, while I took all measurements from Eduard drawings while turning the brass body, I cut the plastic bomb parts along panel lines (a bit mistake as it resulted in a very long tail section). So after snapping all the tail section, I cut around 1.5mm and reattach them.

 

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Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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