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Picking up where I left off. Getting the rear end circular is not very easy. Also broke up the intakes as they were too wide and looked comical. This time inserting narrow strips.  Destroying the nice smooth intakes in the process. So this one will have FOD-covers. The 1/48 Revell kit is for reference and will be built simultaneously.

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Now, that's what we're talking about!  Great update Cees and those intakes look MUCH better!  Nice ti see you moved those Aux doors in the belly forward too.

One thing that might help is that that back end around the cans is quite rounded as you note.  Here is the WH and kit to compare.....HTH

 

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Thanks chaps,

@Anthony, I am aware that the Spey Toom has more bulk in the rear (hmm) but I have read that the diameter of the can is between 3 and 3,3 mm. I do not want have my cans to look too large. I am in doubt as to whether I should pack out the sides or collapse the "shoulder" near the grille. On pics I have seen that the sides slope down more than the J-version. 

What do you think?

Cheers

Cees

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29 minutes ago, Wingco57 said:

Thanks chaps,

@Anthony, I am aware that the Spey Toom has more bulk in the rear (hmm) but I have read that the diameter of the can is between 3 and 3,3 mm. I do not want have my cans to look too large. I am in doubt as to whether I should pack out the sides or collapse the "shoulder" near the grille. On pics I have seen that the sides slope down more than the J-version. 

What do you think?

Cheers

Cees

Hi Cees

I agree, collapse that shoulder down.  The WH conversion appears (on the inside) to have had that done as well as bulked out at the sides.

I have some measurements of the cans somewhere....I will look into it for you

Cheers Anthony

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Plan C

I got me a Revell F-4F for a nice price and it seems that the bum of this kit (nineties vintage, not the current tool) lends itself very well for a conversion into a FGR2. this is of course the long nose version And not compatible to the Tamiya kit. Perhaps I can mate the two.......somewhere. The rings are 3 mm so a bit too small but you get the idea.

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