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Academy 1/48 F-111F Lakenheath


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Hi all,

after having finished my 1/48 Prowler VAQ-141, I will now start with this Aardvark in Libya Raider livery.

 

this kit will be updated with Verlinden F-111F modification set, Microscale Decals and some more updates like new exhausts.

 

pics to follow soon of the first start.

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Started with constructing the kit’s standard landing gear. The description shows differences with the real thing, especially with the panels attached to it. Will correct that later on.

 

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Hi bud 🙂 just one quick for inspiration... I can't miss the chance to share this video of Mitko:

 

 

This brings me so much memories 🙂 Hope you like it. Have a nice build! This should make for a very nice model and the landing gear is reaaaaly overwhelming... unique and interesting.

 

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

Hi bud 🙂 just one quick for inspiration... I can't miss the chance to share this video of Mitko:

 

 

This brings me so much memories 🙂 Hope you like it. Have a nice build! This should make for a very nice model and the landing gear is reaaaaly overwhelming... unique and interesting.

 

That’s great, thanks!

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Can't wait to see this finished. I grew up just down the road from Lakenheath and they were the planes of my childhood flying over in the 70s & 80s. I remember the roar in the middle of the night when they went on that raid!

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I live in the east of Holland close to the German border, and quite frequently a pair of Varks passed from south to the north of Holland on patrol, and returned to the UK via the North Sea.

Impressive machines which can show their teeth.

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Started to work on the cockpit, with reference to Verlinden Lock On No5 detail pictures and many more from internet.

Also sprayed and washed the photo etched side panels.

Not finished yet, but it starts to look like it.

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Glad to see you back at it. I have many of the same updates and someday will head back to the bench to work on it. Back in the 1994-96 days, I actually completed the same project with the same updates. Unfortunately, I used Xtracolor paints which spray on gloss and need extensive drying time. Although I did a beautiful job spraying the pattern, I was victim of lack of patience and tried to use a lamp and bulb to heat the paint "gently". So much for that idea...the heat warped one of the intakes beyond repair. Alas.....it found the trash bin.

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Some work in progress on the cockpit:

I added the Attack Radar Tracking controller for the WSO, had to re-shape a part of the Academy kit for it.

 

Also worked in making the opening for the DMold intakes.

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