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Thanks chaps, I am not after the most accurate result but something that is close and resembles the intended model.

And thinking about a problem, how to tackle it and solve it is part of the fun. And the sharing of experiences and information

greatly adds to that.

And I plan to use the Revell wings. In fact crosskitting will be the best option using the strongpoints from both kits.

@Barry, will you continue on your magnificent work? Looks strange with one modified bum:D.

Cheers

Cees

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21 minutes ago, Wingco57 said:

Thanks chaps, I am not after the most accurate result but something that is close and resembles the intended model.

And thinking about a problem, how to tackle it and solve it is part of the fun. And the sharing of experiences and information

greatly adds to that.

And I plan to use the Revell wings. In fact crosskitting will be the best option using the strongpoints from both kits.

@Barry, will you continue on your magnificent work? Looks strange with one modified bum:D.

Cheers

Cees

Me too Cees, probably why I have so many half finished projects:D 

I like the challenge of solutions and bouncing ideas off others....really enjoying this thread.

Cheers

Anthony

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Thanks Tom, but I swapped the Tamiya kit for something I had laying around for quite some time and the Revell kit was on discount.

What happend to your 1/24 Combat vac build by the way?

In the meantime one side has been glued with the other to follow. I have cut away the top part as that was impairing the fit. Easier to 

fit the loose panel later. I want to make sure the join is as clean as possible. Both kits are quite close in that area.

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Well, it fits pretty good and in fact better than the Tamiya lower wing especially at the front near the intakes. The two halves have been firmly glued together and I am very happy how it has turned out. Minimal sanding requited by the looks of it and most of the Revell panellines can be retained.

Will post pics later today.

Cheers

Cees

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Thanks chaps.

@Anthony, if you ask me the Revell is a better option than the Tamiya kit. But it would have to be a C/D or a J obviously. The E I am using has the hose-nose. That is why I use the Tamiya fuselage. Strangely enough it seems the Revell lower wing fits the converted Tamiya intakes better than the original wing.

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I'll be interested to see what this turns into.  I was in a USMC F4 squadron for a few months, but have never had more than a casual interest in Phantoms.  I even built a 1/72 scale kit of one back in the 80's.  But I couldn't definitively tell one variant from another.

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