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Your build is coming along nicely!  I'm also working on this kit, and will be following your build.  One item I found helpful is adding the "vent grills" to the top of the fuselage.  I found a modeling item on E-Bay (Steel Spirit AW-130 Detail Up Metal Parts Photo-Etch Vent) that is made for Gundam (sp) robot models.  There's multiple sizes in the set, and after trimming they give at least a representation of the vents (see photo).  Some of the small vent indentations in the plastic need to be slightly widened to fit the photo-etch.   Hope this helps!

 

 

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19 hours ago, arg said:

BastionD -

 

Your build is coming along nicely!  I'm also working on this kit, and will be following your build.  One item I found helpful is adding the "vent grills" to the top of the fuselage.  I found a modeling item on E-Bay (Steel Spirit AW-130 Detail Up Metal Parts Photo-Etch Vent) that is made for Gundam (sp) robot models.  There's multiple sizes in the set, and after trimming they give at least a representation of the vents (see photo).  Some of the small vent indentations in the plastic need to be slightly widened to fit the photo-etch.   Hope this helps!

 

 

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Thanks, they look great indeed!

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On 3/8/2021 at 9:44 PM, arg said:

BastionD -

 

Your build is coming along nicely!  I'm also working on this kit, and will be following your build.  One item I found helpful is adding the "vent grills" to the top of the fuselage.  I found a modeling item on E-Bay (Steel Spirit AW-130 Detail Up Metal Parts Photo-Etch Vent) that is made for Gundam (sp) robot models.  There's multiple sizes in the set, and after trimming they give at least a representation of the vents (see photo).  Some of the small vent indentations in the plastic need to be slightly widened to fit the photo-etch.   Hope this helps!

 

 

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Been working on your advice, although not with metal etched but very thin plastic:

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10 hours ago, Night Owl Models said:

Those annoying panel line scribe skips can be easily removed with 3M glazing and spotting putty it's ultra thin great open time and sands glass smooth.

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Again some progress made with preparation of filling sanding and some parts already airbrushing.

also prepared the canopy in future and taped and covered it.

prepared the engines inside and ready to be sprayed outside.

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1 hour ago, BastianD said:

Not yet, will try it later on.

 

Things are looking good. I don't know if you're aware but there is a resin "Trophy" tail for the F-111F as well. I ordered one from BNA Model World along with some other resin goodies for the F-111. Also, are you using the kit canopy? There is a vacform canopy which corrects the shape.

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3 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

Things are looking good. I don't know if you're aware but there is a resin "Trophy" tail for the F-111F as well. I ordered one from BNA Model World along with some other resin goodies for the F-111. Also, are you using the kit canopy? There is a vacform canopy which corrects the shape.

Thanks, I already saw one from OzMod, just need to see how the tail comes out after heating and attempting to correct.

the standard canopy fits really well luckily so I continue with that one.

I even have two, so I think it try to use the 2nd to make an open canopy too.

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