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Skypirate's Airfix-Plastyk 1/72 blended Hunter
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Great work so far and looking forward to seeing it in that scheme

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It would be boring if we all built the Revell kit.

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I am away from home on hols for the next week or so, but I brought some model work with me, and am happy to report that I have fitted a spare cockpit tub in the Plastyk Hunter, after much hacking. Can't do photos from here; will catch up later.

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Catch-up photos:

'Foreign' cockpit tub inserted and fitted. I have decided to use the Airfix canopy which requires the Plastyk cockpit aperture to be extended rearwards. The Plastyk canopy has a 90-degrees vertical windscreen frame.

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And here is the nosewheel well scratchbuilt.

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Hopefully I can make some better progress now that I am back home (but not rested! I need a rest!)

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Some good bodging going on there

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Glad you had good holiday. Nice job on the cockpit. The nose of that ZTS mould looks a bit bulbous.

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dwomby wrote:
The nose of that ZTS mould looks a bit bulbous.David

Yes, the middle section of the nose will require some delicate slimming.

And here we are approaching the moment of truth.

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This is turning out to be epic. Great work.

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Gregers wrote:
This is turning out to be epic. Greg

You are not wrong!
Good grief! I have finally joined the fuselage fore and aft ends and filed them into submission, then I find that the wing slats are far too long, and the panel lines on each wing (apart from spurious ones) do not match!

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You can see one wing slat shortened, various panel line corrections in progress, the nose has been slimmed, and I have tried to improve the cannon blast troughs. Not much scope there.
I bet the pylon positioning is wrong too!

Aaarrgh! Avoid the Plastyk kit like the plague!

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Curiosity killed the modeller's mojo. I admire your effort but I'll be staying far away from this and it's Javelin stable mate.

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I admire your perseverance David!

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I admire your perseverance David!

Me too!


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skypirate wrote:
iggie wrote:
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Me too!


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Oh dear. One of those things that seemed a great idea. The Afx rear fuselage is a massive improvement and the nose contours look much better. Pity the wings are so problematic but I'm glad you're still plugging away at it.

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