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Academy 1/48 F-4b

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Academy 1/48 F-4b
Posted by Theuns on Friday, May 22, 2020 7:00 AM

This kit had nice detail but I dont like the tri-colour plastic. There are also some fiddly assembly in the wheelwells.

 

I dont kno why academy dint mold in throttles or suply a decal for the IP but in this size I think the painting wil be by\usy enough to look OK.

The seats are nice but I added the belts and chute harnass.

 IMG_20200522_115557 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20200522_115715 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:20 AM

 

The office is looking very good. Excellent work on the seats which do lack details but you took care of that issue really well. Beer I used resin seats on mine otherwise it's OOB.

I've built a couple of these and they are a lot better and detailed than the Hasegawas.The underwing weapons included in this kit will outfit several different builds. I specially like how Academy runs the seam along the panel line on the fuselage side doing away with the the spine seam eliminating lots of sanding.

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:35 AM

I'm Sorry!

      That space is so cluttered I couldn't find anything so---I love it!

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:39 AM

Nice, I just got these kit yesterday and I don't like the three color either but I'm watching this.. great looking cockpit btw!

Nick.

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, May 22, 2020 9:25 AM

My funds for AM parts is Nil at this stage and with work being so scarce I cant afford it anyway.

PJ, did you add any nose balast?

 

Theuns

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, May 22, 2020 9:54 AM

Theuns

PJ, did you add any nose balast?

 

Theuns

 

I added a small sinker to be on the safe side but they sit ok without.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Nice work on the office.

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:00 AM

That looks great! Looking forward to more pictures of your build progress

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:34 AM

Theuns
did you add any nose balast?

I have one of these as well, you will not need any nose weight. They sit perfect without it and are not in the least tail heavy.

Your pit looks fantastic.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Ish47guy on Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:03 AM

What are the final markings going to be?

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:22 AM

kit supplies onlt one decal option, CAG of sundowners on Corral sea

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:52 AM

Just to let you know the kit decals are amazing and of EXCELLENT quality. They go down very well and look like paint and not decals. I used Solvaset as an added punch to melt them down into every surface detail.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:10 AM

Good to hear, a mate did the same kit and reported that his decals dint conform well or react to solution , maybe he got a dud sheet.

 

Theuns

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:04 AM

I got the basic airframe assembled. The intakes are going to give me hassles I see it now, the front and rear sections do not line up and I hve to either sand the front down or fill up and sand the rer section to match front, eiterway I will loose rivet and pannel detail so I will have to see what section will rescribe easiest.

 IMG_20200527_071104 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20200527_072209 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The bottom joints also had gaps that I needed to fill with sprue. Hopefully this will result in a nice smooth joint after loads of sanding.

 

I cant figure out how all the other guys are building this model so easly without anny issues.....must be me that are causing issues then by trying to get the seams to perfect.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:46 AM

That‘s odd, I built two of these and can’t recall having a fit issue. I also don’t recall using any putty on either one.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:24 AM

It is very possible that I have no clue how to build models LOL

 

Theuns

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:07 AM

Theuns

It is very possible that I have no clue how to build models LOL

 

Theuns

 

Give yourself credit. I have seen some of your builds and they are very good. Once in a while this crap happens and could be a goof of the molds or one on our side as something so simple as missing a part from properly fiting which throws off the alignment of others.  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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