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  1. Hi all. I have always admired the RAF Phantoms in dark green/ocean grey camouflage since I was a boy. They looked powerful and brutish not to mention much more different from the other Phantom oprators. In I /32 scale there are a few options. Wait for the upcoming HK Models kit, get a second mortgage to buy the Wild Hare conversion or....make your own conversion. I do not want to wait that long, a second mortgage is out of the question so option three would be it. Luckily I am not the only one with this desire. Master modeller Frank Mitchell did just that and with his articles on LSP for reference it was time to wield my trusty saw. Based on Tamiya's F-4J kit the differences are mostly in the intakes and rear fuselage/exhausts as te Spey was larger than the standard engines. The intakes need to be widened and the exhaust cans have a larger diameter and are shorter. With the articles to hand work began on the intakes. I let the pics do the talking. Cees
  2. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Thanks Ivan, this will be very useful when I get to the engraving part. Cheers Cees
  3. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Ok. A small update. On the British Phantoms the fuel dump valves were shortened to fit the smaller aurcrafr carriers. The RAF ones had them too. Just cutting off the J-type valve, filing shorter and put the valves at a short dihedral stance. Quick and easy. Cees
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    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Thanks chaps. But it is no masterclass, just plodding along until something familiar emerges. Such as the basic shape of the fintop. Still needs details such as engraving of access panels and fairing it in with mr surfacer. The shorter fueldumping pipes to follow. Cees
  5. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    By your command....... The plastic inner rings of the Revell tape rolls are 3 cm in diameter and perfect for the exhaust cans although they need to 1.5 cm long but that is no problem. We come to that later. First to see how to make the deeper rear section. Having Frank's article doesn't mean it's easy. Cees
  6. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Gaz, it is supposed to look very much different from the US Phantoms.
  7. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Got me some goodies for the cockpit. And the intakes have been cemented in place. I feel a sanding and Milliput session coming up. Cees
  8. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    It takes a lot of cutting, adding plastic and sanding to get a reasonable fit. But this is as good as it gets. Milliput will be used to smooth things out. Hope you like. Cheers Cees
  9. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Getting there. Cees
  10. Wingco57

    Takom 1/35 V2 Rocket

    How about oilcanning on the figure or is that too overstated? Cees
  11. Wingco57

    The Force is strong with this one...

    The force is extremely strong in you. Me likey! Cees
  12. It's difficult to stay on topic eh? What a cat-astrophy! Cees
  13. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    That makes 2 of us Anthony Cees
  14. Wingco57

    Takom 1/35 V2 Rocket

    You are right Jeroen, compared to that figure the rocket is huge. Cees
  15. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Hang on...this might actually work. Cees
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    Short Sunderland MkII

    Very nice tom. Cees
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    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Some more work done. The flaps were sawed in to enable the underside to be bent downwards later. Further work on the intake trunks. The top fillerpieces have been glued in. The flat pieces have a purpose and prevent the filler pieces from sitting too low. You see them cut away later. My take on the inner intake pieces. I assembled the cut off pieces and inserted a piece of plasticard in the join forcing it outwards. Later the missing pieces will be added from card and the insides smoothed with miliput. At least that is the plan. If it fails I will use the easy way....intake covers. Cheers Cees
  18. Wingco57

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Haha, nobody can blame me for not making the most accurate FGR then. I like that. Cees
  19. Wingco57

    Takom 1/35 V2 Rocket

    Very nice Jeroen, I may warn you. Once you start scratchbuilding there is no way back! Cees
  20. Wingco57

    1/32 Lancaster build and improvements

    I agree, better to check wartime period photo's. I remember seeing some AVRO drawings that showed the table to be of wooden construction. The Mk X (Canadian) differed in many details, the table being probable one of them. Cees
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    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Thanks chaps for the info. I think a lot of people are not aware of the many changes regarding the Spey-powered Phantoms. By the way, can anyone point me into the direction of some usable scale drawings? Cees
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    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Thanks for thinking of me Carl. Some more sawing was in order. I seperated the front of the bottomsection in order to fit the cockpit after the wing and fuselage have been assembled. In that way the cockpit will not be damaged during the cutting and sanding proce and the parts can be cemented together. I made a straight cut across and the joint looks to be perfect. Also very pleased with the wing to fuselage join where the widened section fits nicely on top. That will save some filling. Very pleased with the progress so far. Cees
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    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Thanks Nige, That (razor)saw I have since 1988 and it has made many casualties over the years. It still is quite sharp. If a kit is released before I finish my conversion I don't care and would buy it anyway as there are plenty of interesting liveries to model. Cees
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