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Quadruple Jet Threat.....Finished
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:24 PM

 

Hasegawa F/A-18F...Eduard PE, Aires cans & seats, and Wolfpack wingfold.

 

Hasegawa F-14A...Aires pit & cans.

 

Fujimi A-6A...Eduard PE, Wolfpack wingfold, Kora bombs, Aires seats, XMM intakes.

 

Gettin started!!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:38 PM

Looks like a nice one man group build

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:39 AM
Have built the A-6....great kit

 

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Posted by mobiusone on Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:22 AM
Ooooooo!!! What squadrons are you going for on the F-18 and the Tomcat?
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Posted by 7474 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:04 PM
Would be awesome if you do these if they were on the same ship at the same time. I always thought that the FA-18 would be the baby if the A-6 and F-14 had matted lol. Looking forward to this
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:11 PM

Nice selection. Looks like the multi kit thread is catching on Big Smile

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Revenant on Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:05 PM

Stick out tongueThis is gonna be good!!!

 

If only you had some Brassin ordnance you'd have it made!

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Posted by Revenant on Friday, March 10, 2017 12:21 PM

What schemes?

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Posted by Bossman on Friday, March 10, 2017 5:16 PM

Hi Fermis,

Cool !   I'll definitely be watching your artistry on this one.

Can I ask a favor of you ?   I have a Hasegawa Prowler that is about a 3rd completed.  She's been a shelf queen for a few years.  I cut the port wing at the seam and planned to scratch build the wing fold.  If you think of it as you're in process - any photos of the fold area would be greatly appreciated.

Chris  

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Posted by Revenant on Friday, March 10, 2017 8:11 PM

Bossman

Hi Fermis,

Cool !   I'll definitely be watching your artistry on this one.

Can I ask a favor of you ?   I have a Hasegawa Prowler that is about a 3rd completed.  She's been a shelf queen for a few years.  I cut the port wing at the seam and planned to scratch build the wing fold.  If you think of it as you're in process - any photos of the fold area would be greatly appreciated.

Chris  

 

Fermis, didn't you do a Prowler w wingfold awhile back?  

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Posted by fermis on Friday, March 10, 2017 9:40 PM

Got some progress on the 18...should say 18's! As well as the 14. When I get the 6 caught up, I'll get some pics posted...within the next day or so.

In the mean time...

Changing this to a Quadruple jet threat!

 

Markings chosen...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Friday, March 10, 2017 9:45 PM

Bish

Nice selection. Looks like the multi kit thread is catching on Big Smile

 

Been doin it for years now....usually multiples of the same kit though.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 PM

Bossman

Hi Fermis,

Cool !   I'll definitely be watching your artistry on this one.

Can I ask a favor of you ?   I have a Hasegawa Prowler that is about a 3rd completed.  She's been a shelf queen for a few years.  I cut the port wing at the seam and planned to scratch build the wing fold.  If you think of it as you're in process - any photos of the fold area would be greatly appreciated.

Chris  

 

I did this one last year...

That's the Wolfpack wing fold set...it's a "plug-n-play" deal...perfect trade off to the kit parts.

There's a LOT going on in there!!!!

I've got a "cop-out" for ya though, if you decide you need it! I do have the extra kit wings, if you need em.

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Posted by Revenant on Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:34 PM

Update please.

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Posted by Bossman on Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:27 PM

Thanks Fermis - much appreciated . . .

fermis
That's the Wolfpack wing fold set...it's a "plug-n-play" deal...perfect trade off to the kit parts. There's a LOT going on in there!!!!

That'll be a challenge.

Chris

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:13 PM

Started with the 18's.

Not a whole special going on with these.

The bad thing about these kits is that there's no intake trunk...just half a wall(where the gear bays are) not very far back in there.

 

 

So...FOD covers to negate that issue!

Heated up some sheet styrene over a candle and pressed it over the intakes...

 

 

Those have been cut to the proper size and set aside for now...we'll see those again later.

 

On to the 14.

For the nav lights and tail beacon, the kit provides these in clear parts...but Those parts never seem to fit nicely, so I didn't even bother trying. I heated some clear sprue, dabbed a bit of CA, and smashed the heated end into the slot.

 

 

I used a grinding bit to grind em down close, finished off the rest with sand paper.

 

 

Tail beacon got the same treatment.

 

And...the A-6.

Again, not a whole lot of special treatment.

The rear deck of the pit, however...is a bit simple.

(started cutting out the detail, then thought I should do a before/after shot!)

 

Kit part..

 

 

After modification...

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:18 PM

As they sit right now...

 

 

 

18F...(color PE)

 

 

14...(brush painted)(this Aires pit was a NIGHTMARE to make fit!)

 

 

 

A-6...(brush painted)

 

 

I'll do the seats later.

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 13, 2017 7:39 AM

Some great work there, love all the detailing. And thansk for the how to on the nav lights. Going to try that on my Fujimi Stuka's.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:22 AM
Sweet!!!!

 

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Posted by seasick on Monday, March 13, 2017 5:31 PM

Wow!!!  

A project of mt own: VFA-2 flies F/A-18F riight now, and VF-2 flew F-14A back in the 1980s.

VA-115 flew A-6E in the 1980s, and as VFA-115 F/A-18E.

Chasing the ultimate build.

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Posted by Revenant on Monday, March 13, 2017 10:22 PM

Ditto

Revenant

Update please.

 

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:06 AM

Not a lot to show...but everybody got there wings!

 

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Posted by Revenant on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:15 AM

fermis

Not a lot to show...but everybody got there wings!

 

 

I'm swept away at how good the Tomcat wings look.

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Posted by knox on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:28 AM

Bells were ringing.  I'm really enjoying your great wip thread!  Thanks.                      gk

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:34 AM

As always with your W.I.P's I'm learning much .  TY for all this.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by Revenant on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:31 AM

Jay Jay

As always with your W.I.P's I'm learning much .  TY for all this.

 

Ditto

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:54 AM

Amazing fermis!  I love your builds!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:23 AM

Thanks dudes!Toast

Bench time is slowing down, as I'm getting revved up for the impending work season...hopefully I can get these wrapped up before then!

 

A-6 is painted up....

 

 

 

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Posted by Revenant on Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:41 AM

fermis

Thanks dudes!Toast

Bench time is slowing down, as I'm getting revved up for the impending work season...hopefully I can get these wrapped up before then!

 

A-6 is painted up....

 

 

 

 

You mean you teased us with this WiP and not you're not gonna finish em!?!  

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Posted by Bossman on Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:09 PM

The A6 is Looking great Fermis - and thanks for the detail shot of the inside wing fold !

Chris 

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