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    F-105G Thunderchief - Revell 1:48

    Post  AdriaN on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 pm

    Got this kit on me stash for almost 2 years. I couldnt help thinking about this beautiful aircraft, so i decided to start!
    Its a BIG kit. 44.7 length & 22.8 Wing span.
    A monogram rebox... unfortunately.
    Detail is pretty good...wheels, tyres, gear doors, seats, engine, petals. Just there are no throttle leavers.  Crying or Very sad  
    *Im planning on turning this into a diaorama with the Italeri ground crew set.














    Too many nice markings to choose from (5 in all)  Crying or Very sad   Question  Exclamation   Question  Idea




    Good decals as always..


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    Post  AdriaN on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 pm

    A fine brush, steady hand, slow heart rate, deep concentration, some acyrlic retarder, drybrushing, light wash and.... :wub:








    Seats gave most 'trouble'


    Note the joysticks



    Easiest part (pin marks will be covered by the pit) Wink



    All done (around 3 weeks in all)

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:18 pm

    Yes go go Adrian , this is a very legendary aircraft...

    one thing I could go for some more detail on the seats ... cheers
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:50 pm

    Lovely work Adrian, what a beautiful plane, you're doing a great job.

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    Post  ascomt on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:13 pm

    Hi Adrian

    those IP's are simply BEEEutifull

    Please keep us posted.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:57 pm

    Nice!!. Really like the cockpit.
    I agree with Marco on the seats, at least try to change the seat belts.

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    Post  Ray on Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:39 am

    AdriAn, very nice work indeed on a legendary bird's cockpit Twisted Evil

    Allow me to post these pics here, as this cockpit was done some 20 odd years ago when I was still not a traitor yet (according to Marco)

    I don't know why, or rather I forgot why I never assembled the bird & ended up with the cockpit sitting in my showcase Suspect























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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:33 pm

    Too late the seats are stuck lol! +they will be covered by the pilots since i am planning on making a diorama

    Ray, is it the same kit/molding as mine? How did you scratch build the throttles? that is troubling me scratch

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    Post  Ray on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:06 pm

    AdriAn, yes it is the same Monogram kit that you have What a Face

    Re asking me how I scratchbuilt something after 20+ years pale I think you are squeezing my brain cells a bit TOO DRY pale

    Sorry I did not shoot in progress pics at that time Suspect

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    Post  Guest on Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:38 am

    AdriaN, you lucky trickster! Your 'pit has a floor -had to fill mine in with bits of card; will have to speak to the landlord! Strange, mine was the Revellogram kit also... scratch
    The throttles are easily fabricated from plastic rod, just melt the top end a bit with a hot blade to get the 'lip'.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished article!

    Here's my effort, backdated to an F in the Georgia ANG; a bit of Eduard p/e was added:


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    Post  AdriaN on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:03 pm

    Very nice cheers I see you scribed the panel lines? the parts fit together like crap Evil or Very Mad what did you use (colour) for the exhaust petals?

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    Post  Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:25 am

    Actually this one went together without much grief...toughest bit was modifying the p/e bits for the GIB's instrument panel!
    The exhaust/speedbrake petals were painted Alclad II Steel with a thin spray of Xtracolor Exhaust around the hinges to give a 'high miles' look.

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:57 pm

    Cant understand how so many people are saying it goes together like a dream Evil or Very Mad all what im getting are gaps and parts not fitting properly.
    is it the same kit?



    Well done on the petals and the rest. I have Model Master steel but its blueish scratch

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    Post  Guest on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:48 am

    Well, I can only call it like it happened...it didn't exactly fall together, but I can honestly say I had more 'hours of modelling fun' with a Tamiya F-16C!
    There is something going on though: my kit definitely had nothing where the cockpit floor should have been, but I'm not sure I buy the idea of Revell having two different (presumably near-contemporary) toolings of the same thing -I'll do some research.



    (The freebie 'Century Series' book by Bert Kinzey was well worth having the kit for!)

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    Post  AdriaN on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:57 pm

    This may go againts most modellers way of thinking. Twisted Evil Even though the model doesnt need any weights, since its not tail heavy, i still like putting in weights to make it feel heavy. I like my models weighing as much as a die cast model. OCD? scratch

    So i decided to pile on some "lead caviar" (lead pellets mixed with pva) in strategic areas of the plane. To secure them even more, i slopped on some mr.surfacer 500 and painted them to prevent them from rusting or coming loose when its washed before painting:











    The cockpit components are all ready and stuck together.
    Just one problem. The back seaters floor is limited & ends just under the panel, leaving a huge hole!
    So i built a box shaped replacement out of plasti card.










    MUCH BETTER!





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    Scratch built throttles (yes i know one is fatter than the other)


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    Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:33 am

    Ah, got it! Your 'pit floor is missing some too -in the first pic (on sprue), you can't see the gap. I thought the missing area was larger, but my memory is definitely failing...
    Anyhoo, I seriously recommend SAC or Aeroclub metal legs for this one, Sir -the basic kit is hefty enough to get wobbly knees with the stock items, if you're weighting yours up she's gonna struggle to stand!

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:46 am

    only a small piece of the navigators floor was missing cheers what made you think yours didnt have a floor? Suspect

    Ive gotten alot of suggestions to buy metal gear because the kits are TOO WOBBLY Evil or Very Mad

    http://scaleaircraftconversions.com/moreinfo.cfm?FROM=search&KIT=102

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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:55 pm

    The wings wheel bay's perimiter for some reason had a huge chunk missing! To big to leave alone. So i decided to try some scratch building with plasticard and with some effort (thought it would be quite challenging) it all worked out well!

    Arrows point it out


    both in place


    Thats more like it!


    The empty part will be covered by plastic that passes through the fuselage into both wing bays

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:09 pm

    Well this model isnt exactly an easy 'glue & move on kit'. Where ever 2 pieces of plastic met, need filling and sanding (the entire model basically)
    I will be rescribing the model and this model has enough panel lines to go around the world! Its my first time scribing and i recently experimented on the elevators.


    Some force to keep this beast together


    Something seriously wrong here Evil or Very Mad









    Ladies and gentlemen, we have what looks like a Thud! cheers The elevators and nose are dry fitted..



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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:26 pm

    Great work Adrian looking good.

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    Post  slingshot392 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 am

    Great work on your 105 so far! With all of the weight you added, metal landing gear would pretty much be a must as I have read that the landing gear is pretty wobbly built as is. I have the D and I was thinking of putting it on a pylon fully loaded just for that reason.

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    Post  AdriaN on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:00 am

    I will be rescribing the model. pale ive been experimenting on the elevators. but i need dymo tape to continue with the rest of the model. Its my first time rescribing! Yes ive been told that it is VERY wobbly.

    i think i will be doing this model on a clean loadout, maybe with just a fuel tank on the centre line.

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    Post  AdriaN on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:40 am

    bcauchi wrote:Great work Adrian looking good.

    Brian, I tried Inkspot & 2 other places in san gwann... No one has Dymo tape (some dont even know what it is) Evil or Very Mad pale

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:13 pm

    GUESS WHO'S BACK?? lol!

    After sitting on the side of my desk for 3 years and gathering dust and an occasional handle... i decided to finish this model after the success of my Bird Dog!

    The model was re-scribed... and i hated it all. Mad Evil or Very Mad  around 80% of panel lines were actually scribed and most were scribed free hand without dymo tape.


    I messed up a lot and quite a few panel lines came anything but straight.  Evil or Very Mad  The scriber often ended up scribing gashes on the plastic because it exceeded beyond the panel that needed scribing. These mistakes were filled with mr surfacer and sanded. I had A LOT of these gashes to fill and i didnt  even get a all of them.





    After hours of scribing, the model was sprayed with vallejo primer and this really brought out the new engraved panel lines cheers









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    Re: F-105G Thunderchief - Revell 1:48

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:56 pm

    I don;t think its bad at all for a first scribing exercise, you did not exactly choose an easy subject. Also you are taking really close up shots, that will make any mistake look huge.

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