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First ever WIP
Posted by learmech on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:07 PM

This will be my first WIP. I am not the fastest of builders, so this may take a while to complete. Any comments, suggestion, and critiques are welcome. How else will I learn from my mistakes. 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:22 PM

Good choice of a kit!

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Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:50 PM

Will it be the night fighter?

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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:53 PM

GREAT choice of a kit.
Post lots of pics. Look up previous build blogs for tips and hints.
And remember...If you have ANY questions...there are A LOT of awesome people here willing to help!
Remember....there is NO SUCH THING as a stupid question. If you don't know, someone out here will be MORE than willing to help.
ROCK ON! And have fun!!!
We're all looking forward to your build, mate.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:53 PM

learmech
This will be my first WIP.

Good for you! Yes

I look forward to following along.

-Greg

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Posted by learmech on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:01 PM
Sea Stallion No I will not be doing the night fighter
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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:42 PM

Don't out that ugly radome on the wing really ruins the lines of an iconic aircraft!.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:02 AM

Nice! Looking forward to lots of pics!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:22 AM

Great kit.  Look forward to the WIP!  Share your victories and (forbid) your failure .  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:52 AM

That's a great kit choice. Here's your first tip. if you plan to display the wings down, reinforce the joint from inside with plasticard so you have a positive spot to glue for strength. You'll thank me later. I look forward to your progress. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:17 AM

Awwww thats a little ripper, looking forward to your build log.

Have fun!

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Posted by learmech on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:27 PM

Cockpit is finished. I used a small Edward photo etch set to add a bit of detail. It reminded me of how much I dislike useing photo etch.

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Posted by learmech on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:29 PM

Here is one of the IP

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:43 PM

learmech
Cockpit is finished. I used a small Edward photo etch set to add a bit of detail. It reminded me of how much I dislike useing photo etch.

You might not like it, but you sure did it proud.

-Greg

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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:08 PM

Nice! That PE can be a pain, but adds GREAT detail...especially for the IP and the belts. Worth the effort.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:11 PM

Very, very nice!!!! Just a few suggestions: take a lot of photos and discuss how you solved build issues (all kits have problems). If you have any tips and tricks that are special to you, mention those also.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:19 PM

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