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On 8/18/2020 at 9:24 AM, Anthony in NZ said:

Yes, that's about what you thought it was?  The photo I have with the tape across it shows exactly 39in

 According to the RR Spey 201 course notes the Afterburner dia is 37" so im guessing the cans would be about right at 39"

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18 hours ago, Maybach_Man said:

 According to the RR Spey 201 course notes the Afterburner dia is 37" so im guessing the cans would be about right at 39"

Saying that.. i would love to see the photo you have of the can and tape measure... the 'offset dia' shown in the notes ( this is the section that joins the main engine to the afterburner is approx 44" that would make the end of the can nearest the engine larger than the 39" outlet as can be seen when looking at the cans... im trying to get accurate dims....

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18 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

Thanks chaps,

I am waiting for the new canopy set. When it arrives I will perform the last push to finish this satisfying (and sometimes demanding) project. Hopefully before Anthony finished his:D

Hahaha....shouldnt be too difficult mate!

I have seen snails overtake me on my builds!  I have some canopies coming too, so pleased he Ali did them!

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21 hours ago, Maybach_Man said:

Saying that.. i would love to see the photo you have of the can and tape measure... the 'offset dia' shown in the notes ( this is the section that joins the main engine to the afterburner is approx 44" that would make the end of the can nearest the engine larger than the 39" outlet as can be seen when looking at the cans... im trying to get accurate dims....

Here you go

 

Photo is Derek Bradshaw's

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  • 9 months later...

Been a while, time flies like bananas.

As my only new years resolution I will finish the Toom. I started with cutting out the wonderful aftermarket clear resin canopies. After some nervecwracking work they came out fine. The model will have open canopies.

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The sidewinder pylons have been temporarily fitted with some plastic rod. The HUD display is also done. Front and middle transparencies have been masked and the ejection seats and Vulcan cannon prepared for airbrushing.

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middle canopy section fitted, windscreen just dryfitted. And adding more decals. This time the Sparrows take their turn. These are little Models by themselves with all the black and yellow striping. I decided not to mask them off but use strips of decal instead. Sidewinders next.

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Some more progress. The underwing fueltanks have been finished and fitted. The ventral doors refitted and anything that had come adrift due to the repeated handling of the model. This also caused the starboard stabilizer to break off. But a metal rod soon fixed that.

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