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RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

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

^_^

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Cees

My jaw dropped right along with Ernie's but I haven't found it yet.

Simply stellar work

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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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

 

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Cees, wow and wow, that takes some real modelling skill to take the razor saw out like this. Just bought my first F4J - ZM. Probably will not be cutting this first one up......

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Love it :)

 

I am not a huge jet guy, but I know this is one of the Holy Grail's of modelling and I can recognise & enjoy seeing real modelling skill on display..

 

Excellent job Cees :)

 

Peter

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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

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

Cheers

Cees

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Despite the Frank Mitchell articles to hand enlarging the rear fuselage it not so easy. Slowly but surely...

Cees

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Good progress, Cees.

One suggestion involving some extra work for you: saw along the inner edges of the Sparrow bays too.

If you don't, I've seen one conversion result in bent missile bays which was not a good look. It'll probably help with the spreading as well.

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Thanks Check,

I was thinking the same thing. sometimes I wonder how Frank managed his conversion as the angles are sometimes

quite square and difficult to correct.

Cheers,

Cees

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Meticulous work, it seems so easy on the picture , I can only imagine how challenging is to line up all together. Get show Cees.

Cheers

Martin

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Wow, impressive  work my friend !....harv:popcorn:

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Time for an update. I thought I messed it up as I had to correct the previous sawcuts. But when I widend the gap it made sense. The triangular wedges have been glued in and the deeper FGR2 rear fuselage profile begins to emerge. The insides will be reinforced with Miliput as the seams are fragile.

Looks like I got it. I'm happy.

Cees

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On 3/2/2019 at 1:14 PM, Martinnfb said:

Meticulous work, it seems so easy on the picture , I can only imagine how challenging is to line up all together. Get show Cees.

Cheers

Martin

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Man that thing looks angry!

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Lovely stuff! Probably be done before HK gets theirs out :lol:

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Hi Cees - another pic of the aud door interior for you.

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