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buccfan

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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2012, 01:22:40 PM »
Buccaneer looking great Lou, I like your landing gear, I feel a bit of a fraud now using mine from the spares box! The Centennial F18 colour scheme look great as well.. Regards Paul J.
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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2012, 07:29:02 AM »
Hi Lou,Could you tell me what length the fusilage should be so I can print the sheet to the correct size, also your engine temp has a stepped flat on it but in your photo it doesn't, did you find a different method for assembly. I am not starting to make this yet but I thought I would get the templates done.

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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2012, 08:26:37 AM »
I modified the template after having made the original model.  It is a better method of ensuring a solid fit between the wing and the fuselage. I now have 5 sets of rough cut blocks for the F-18 fleet.

Lou

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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2012, 08:39:18 AM »
The image should be inserted into a word doc and streched so that the image lines up with the edge of the page. This should give you a fuselage lenght of 11.8cm plus whatever you will be using for engine nozzles. I used some 1/48 scale plastic exhaust from an F-4. Revell always added 2 different sets for each kit. The template has the nozzle added but a additional piece needs to be added to the inside area if you are using this block to complete your F-18. The templates are for the Centennial size bird while the picture are from my first attempt at making a CF-188. I will do a tutorial on this new batch of F-18s.

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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2012, 11:42:40 AM »
Thanks Lou, I look forward to the tutorial. Regards Paul J.

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« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2012, 03:20:35 PM »
The F-18 tutorial will be placed in the group build section and the Bucc will be completed here. So far I have painted the Dark Green and Ocean as well as the reddish radome. The undercarriage is glued to avoid placing the new paint job on the bench. I found my 12 Sqn decals from the Airfix Bucc I made some time ago and it looks like things will work out.
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2012, 01:10:58 PM »
The decals from the kit were all dried up so I made my own except for the 12 Squadron Crest. I want to thank Paul for his help. I enjoyed building with another member. More pictures will be posted to the group build area.

Lou
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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2012, 01:13:02 PM »
It looks chunky and cheeky,the Buccaneer lends itself well to the Air-Toons treatment.
Barry.

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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »
I'me loving that Lou, it turned excellent. i'll have to make my own U/C when I do another one. Fantastic work. Regards Paul.

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« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2012, 01:35:07 PM »
Thank you Barry and Paul. This is my first AirToon with undercarriage. It beat having to make a stand. I will look further into retrofitting my fleet.

Lou

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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2012, 01:46:56 PM »
An F-4J on the bench. This is the prototype for the Phantom so things may change before the final cut.

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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2012, 12:23:48 AM »
I like that Lou, looking good.Regards Paul J.

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« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2012, 04:18:31 AM »
The Phantom looks good as a Toon,well done.
Barry.

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« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2012, 01:33:03 PM »
Thanks you both. It is a challenge to get it to look right. I feel the wings are a bit off but then it is an AirToon and anything goes.

Lou

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« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2012, 08:16:37 AM »
The post in Cook-Up mentioned 480 parts, I was wrong, in forgetting the 10 flow fence and 10 boundary fences which brings things up to 500 pieces.

Lou