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3 years 6 months ago #2 by Nosferatu
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This will be cool!!!! :woohoo:

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3 years 6 months ago #3 by Flying_Kiwi
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i nearly wee'd when it showed up..... its been a while since i got so jazzed about a build!!

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3 years 6 months ago #4 by grover
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There isn't a LIKE big enough for this build mate. So looking forward to it, and now I so wan't one. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
subscribed. And you we're joking about rescibing were't you? :huh:

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3 years 6 months ago #5 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice score! Shame if you're going to be rescribing it after spending so much on it!

Very big though, nice.

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3 years 6 months ago #6 by CyNaKyL
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Very nice! That seam between the engines is going to be a nightmare to sort out. Looks fantastic though. Must be pretty big I presume?

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3 years 6 months ago #7 by Grant
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grover wrote: And you we're joking about rescibing were't you? :huh:


I suspect so. :whistle:

This looks like it's going to be an interesting build. Good luck buddy! :cheer:

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3 years 6 months ago #8 by Bishop
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I'm in love!!! Watching watching.....

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #9 by Flying_Kiwi
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Yep i was very much joking about the panel lines! i mean its a fictional jet how could they be wrong!!! :lol: ... plus they are pretty deep!

It was a gentle gibe to the rescribers out there, i really only re-scribe if A: i destroyed panel lines with putty/sanding or B: there are none. I really don't bother rescribing for accuracy. I am impressed with those who take the time to do it tho... plus i'm truly crap at it.

and I've just had a look and that seam..... yeah...ehh bugger... thats tight.

its 40cm's long and about 30ish cms wingspan and heavy ! lucky the gear is done in hard plastic.

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3 years 6 months ago #10 by Gary
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CA and baking powder will soon fill that gap.
Fantastic kit, I want one now :D



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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #11 by Flying_Kiwi
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Cheers for the tip mate! you sprinkle the baking soda on just after setting the part? what about slow dry CA scared stiff i will set something too early, i like to get the seams aligned which is why i like the plastic glue, gives you time.

The kit is just fantastic, even the way the parts feel in you hand is amazing,.. but the price... bloody eye watering

however saw this today, its either a 1:48 FireFox or a 1:24th mossie.





i know what your thinking.... why choose get em both....

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3 years 6 months ago #12 by Gary
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Nah I'm thinking "I got the Mossie get the Firefox" :P



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3 years 6 months ago #13 by Bishop
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I would so like them both. Oh boy!!!

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3 years 6 months ago #14 by johnsnz
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Very nice... When you build it you must only think in Russian...

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3 years 6 months ago #15 by grover
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johnsnz wrote: Very nice... When you build it you must only think in Russian...

lol John.

Im tempted to get one too G1.

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3 years 6 months ago #16 by Flying_Kiwi
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Огонь назад ракет - fire rearward missiles

thinking in Russian!!!! i actually work with a Russian lady she has never heard of firefox!!

so started cleaning up the parts , getting the flash off,... working what to cut (and not to cut). I've thrown my back out so its only standing work at the mo.

Anyhoo i noticed the parts still felt a bit slick like i'd not got all the mold lube off in the first bath sooo without further ado... a bit of model porn for you.... fire fox getting warm and soapy...again... :woohoo: :lol:




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3 years 6 months ago #17 by Xtr3meNZer
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mmm... the look of that coffee machine looks far more delicious mate... ;)

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3 years 6 months ago #18 by Flying_Kiwi
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I've had it for years, not flash but its makes a nice coffee!!!!!

A coffee a day keeps the stabbings at bay!!!

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #19 by Gary
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: A coffee a day keeps the stabbings at bay!!!


So does Kevlar............. and a Colt .45



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3 years 6 months ago #20 by grover
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: A coffee a day keeps the stabbings at bay!!!

:lol:

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3 years 6 months ago #21 by Flying_Kiwi
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Gary wrote:

Flying_Kiwi wrote: A coffee a day keeps the stabbings at bay!!!


So does Kevlar............. and a Colt .45


that's more directed at my co-workers, i.e. as my coffee mug at work says " I drink coffee for your protection"

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3 years 6 months ago #22 by Andrew
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Cool B)

I'm not even tempted to ever try a full resin kit :whistle: :lol:

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3 years 6 months ago #23 by Bishop
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You can see how good the detail is from the bath shots. Ahhhhhhhh COFFEE. My birth stone is a coffee bean.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #24 by Flying_Kiwi
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After completing two of my Group builds (- yet to be photographed) i thought i start on this bad boy.

cleaning up the pit and the missiles (very passable Atols) plus a few other things.

The annoying thing about resin No#1 the bits all have something attached to them you have to razor saw off and sand...

The details a pretty good it has a pretty passable version the K-36 ejection seat, and for some strange reason gives me 2 of them , Firefox was not a 2 seater!

The pit detail is nice and i have lots of levers etc and a good decal of that looks very much like the movie Instrument panel

The annoying thing about resin No#2 the ca glue i have does f-all in the way of gluing part a to part b arrggggg

Pit painting begins tonight!





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3 years 4 months ago #25 by grover
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Nice FK. Could you use PVA for gluing the resin?

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #26 by 1/35th Battalion
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A brave lad here . . . Am watching. :P

As for glue, go for two part epoxy, but get your mixtures right or it Will set on you straight away. I use the Araldite Two part tubes from any good hardware store.
CA's tend, over time, to dry out and become brittle or loose their adhesion and some types of plastics and resins don't like them at all.
I'd experiment some before starting on this bird though. Oh yes, some of the more common putties we use may not adhere to resin either. Be sure to create roughened surfaces for joins and areas that you intend to use filler. ZAP Slo Zap Thick CA is an effective filler by the way but as you have found, the particular Resin of the kit may be one of those that will not bond using CA's.
Good luck . . .

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #27 by 1/35th Battalion
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Now that is weird - an edit became a quote. Clicked the wrong icon I guess. Anyone working with larger amounts of resin should read this though . . .

1/35th Battalion wrote: A brave lad here . . . Am watching. :P

As for glue, go for two part epoxy, but get your mixtures right or it Will set on you straight away. I use the Araldite Two part tubes from any good hardware store. One downside of epoxies is the smell; I tend to use a P2V Carbon filter mask which meets AS/NZS 1716 Dust/Mist/Fumes standards. You should be wearing something of this ilk even when sanding resins and cleaning up the dust too.
Good luck . . .


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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #28 by Flying_Kiwi
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Mr Battalion you 100% right and i will be going to the hardware store before i continue, having used nearly 1/2 a tube of CA glue last night i can attest to its uselessness, there needs to be some bonding rather than sticking The resin is heavy and will not survive much handling if glued with CA.

The resin is also brittle Adding weight to the nose last night broke the nose piece at the nose gear bay (its thinnest point) you can see below i have added a brass rod to reinforce this as the nose fuse is long and acts as a fulcrum, i had to add quite a lot of weight to the nose as the rear of the plane is nearly solid resin and is very heavy.

So pit done to as far as i can see in the movie... as accurate as i can be,... there are very few stills The seat they use in the film looks very much like a martin baker seat rather than a K36 but hey! its Russian so it should be a Russian seat!

Had to shave about 2 mil on either side of the bottom half of the nose so it aligns with the top without a massive lip! No#1 thing i like about resin is its really easy to carve panel lines!

Anyway progress so far, will be using the araldite/epoxy stuff to glue the main fuse as this requires significant bonding.













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3 years 4 months ago #29 by grover
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The Pit looks awesome mate. Very nicely done. I hope you have the movie playing in the background while you work . :)

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3 years 4 months ago #30 by Flying_Kiwi
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seen it 3 times in the last week grover, still awesome!!!!!!!

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #31 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice work on that cockpit dude, it really looks nice. Those screens look quite good, are they painted?
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