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The Indochina Wars were a series of wars fought in Southeast Asia from 1946 until 1989, between communist Indochinese forces against mainly French, South Vietnamese, American, Cambodian, Laotian and Chinese forces. The term "Indochina" originally referred to French Indochina, which included the current states of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
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"Showtime 100" 3 weeks 16 hours ago #31

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ok so lots of progress.

Weathering, so these bad boys were DIRTY underneath, so I've tried to be dirty ...but subtle.... which I don't do very well...but here you go.






Made some starts on the TER needs weathering but mated the TER to the pylon and stuck it on the wing, again the Rockeye's are really close to the AIM 9's





And have stolen some good ideas from you guys again, and you can see this quite well in the cockpit,.... the wiring for the RIO station

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More progress, decals.... was up till 1am doing this and the rockeye's

need to get the gear doors on and do their decals and then this is close to done.

Start...


Finish....



Mirco sol is the bomb for getting the decal soft and down on the curves here!

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I've also just realised I've made a painting error....bugger.... bugger... bugger.

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"Showtime 100" 3 weeks 6 hours ago #34

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Luvvin' this build. Painting error - rudder needs to be white, right ?


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Hah I knew you guys would spot it, thanks Ian! - your P47 and Super Sabre are excellent examples of what can be done with metal paints !!!

Now what to do about it Gloss coat the hell out of it so the decal doesn't rip when masked...... or leave it...

HMMMMMM

KitmodellerNZ do you happen the have the spare decals for the flacon in your spares box just in case???? I realise you did one of the other 3 options???

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so bit of progress last night not much.... gear doors on, still need to add more bits of gear and the airbrakes, lights,m aerial's etc. Sparrows on and the Mk20 Rockeyes on

Have come up with an issue on the spacing between the rockeyes and the Aim 9's its closer than I would like... but probably still in scale?? will tackle that tonight.

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The paint finish on this is excellent, you must be really happy with that. I'd be tempted to leave the rudder. Ripping off that decal could be a really annoying finish to a really nice build. :pinch: Although you could possibly avoid the masking touching the decal itself by holding or masking a bit of thick paper against the edge of the decal and spraying it that way.

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cheers Grant, thank you. yeah pretty pleased with this. good idea on the paper or card ... I think I will give that ago! I really don't want to mask the decal...had nothing but pain and swearing with that.

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"Showtime 100" 2 weeks 3 days ago #39

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That is one super looking bird.
Paint and weathering is outstanding
Well done. :woohoo:

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Thanks for all the nice words chaps, I have a good feeling about this one which is unusual, usually I clear coat it, try and ignore the mistakes and put it away...start another one.

So I realise I'm actually finishing this one a bit early, I still have the seats and pilots to do on the F4,... plus my 3 models at once rule is in play so I thought I'd build a mate for the Vietnam GB and put them together.

So here is the other side of the fight.... the Mig 17!



Quite a detailed engine so I may pose this with the rear fuselage split...





The size is interesting its easy to see why the mig was far more manoeuvrable than the F4 and why the lack of a gun really hampered the Phantom drivers.



This is the scheme I'm going for... or variation of.

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something to add the kit is really good for creating 3 versions of the Mig 17, from nose intake, intake splitter and cockpit IP. As I said it has three different noses, so I'm going for the old legacy flat nose, rather than the "radar nose" nose shown on the box lid. Nice work Trumpeter so far this is a really good kit the dry fit shows no problems.

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: KitmodellerNZ do you happen the have the spare decals for the flacon in your spares box just in case???? I realise you did one of the other 3 options???


I've kept all of the decals from my build, so let me know if you need any replacements.

That F-4 is looking stunning! :whistle: Looking forward to seeing the Mig-17 progress

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Oh mate thank you!!!! your build has been my inspiration/cheat sheet :-).

If I f-up those decals I would like to get those replacements off you, really appreciate that mate!!!!

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Just amazing work, that Phantom looks awesome

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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

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Thanks Bishop, that's nice of you to say!

... so I have zero patience when it comes to modelling so to stop from putting fingers into wet paint of gluing stuff to wet paint or other things that the glue hasn't dried on etc... I usually build a "minor' build to keep me busy while things are drying or setting. I try and stay in my 3 builds at once limit,.. doesn't always work, anybody else do the same...or am I the weirdo?

Anyway I finished my minor build last night, funny enough a Vietnam era A6 "wild weasel" monogram 1:48, bit of fun, really enjoyed the build.


more on the MIG tomorrow.
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Nice job on the filler build, if you are a weirdo you aren't the only one here.
I've generally got upwards of 10 builds on the go at any one time and as many again that are part started in the boxes that "I'll get around to completing" as anyone who's looked through my stash will attest to. :blush:

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Thanks Gary, I didn't go all out on this as its raised panel lines and not terribly detailed (could not be arsed rescribing), although I must say the fit was pretty good for and old monogram kit going back to the late 80's. In its day it would have been up there...

Man I can't have 10 on the go....I'd run out of bench space and end up loosing bits,... I do that now with only 3 or 4.

But I'm glad its not just me :-)

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"Showtime 100" 2 weeks 1 day ago #48

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Nice fill in build.
Nearly every one here has more than 1 build on at once, I can only cope with 1 project at a time.
Seems building 1 at a time is the weird thing to do :silly: :whistle: :P

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Hey KitmodellerNZ just sent you a PM mate, could i get those Falcon decals off you???

I was SOOOO careful .....

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Ok did the pilots and seats, tried to be cleaver with the helmets and put Stars and little Migs on them as well as VF-96 on the white stripe.

Here's the seat and pilots before wash



I use Alclad black primer to get the helmets super glossy, but I found it doesn't handle well so had to re-apply once I got the pilots seated

I used a bit of black wire I'd stripped from an old power supply for the oxygen hoses.

will have the canopy open and the RIO resting his hand on the sill, sorry about the rubbish photo's once this is 100% I will get some proper photos done for the final thread.

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Looking good.

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Nice work on the pilots, they look great.

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Hey KitmodellerNZ just sent you a PM mate, could i get those Falcon decals off you???

I was SOOOO careful .....

FK


In the post today mate :)

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So more progress on the MIG, cockpit was a bit sparse so a scratch built some appropriate wires (with solder) and some ever green strips for pipes or control runs. The yellow strips are pushrods for the manual controls joystick and rudder! bloody bullet proof
I will display this in maintenance with the fuselage broken and the engine on display. never done that before, will be cool.

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