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Old December 31st, 2016, 08:56 PM
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Hey Everyone,
Thought I'd share my next project now that the F-16D is almost done........
It will be a 1/48 scale Trumpeter F-106 with a lot of added stuff.
I'm going to fix the intakes with the XMM resin set, Royal Resin Wheels, some Quickboost antennas, Aries cockpit and wheel wells, Master Model pitot, G-Factor metal landing gear, True Details ejection seat, a gun pod from Roll Models and Caracal Models decals for the Montana Air National Guard's 186th FIS.......should be fun!

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Looks like a great ptoject for the new year. I, too, have a couple of Trump F-106's in the stack to build, however, the intakes are a big issue for me. I like the look of the XMM intakes, but haven't been able to source them. Do you know where to buy the XMM intakes?
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:38 AM
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Brad,
Looks like a great project! I'm hesitant to get the trumpy kit because I have a handful of old Monogram kits. Cape Cod is my first favorite 106 unit. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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Good luck, Brad...sure it will turn out great.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 12:53 PM
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Looks like a great ptoject for the new year. I, too, have a couple of Trump F-106's in the stack to build, however, the intakes are a big issue for me. I like the look of the XMM intakes, but haven't been able to source them. Do you know where to buy the XMM intakes?
Hi F111A,
If you go to xmold-models.com , you can order direct. I'll have some pictures up sometime today of how they look! Not bad overall and really does the job of correcting the shape issues that Trumpy pooched!

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Looks like a great project! I'm hesitant to get the trumpy kit because I have a handful of old Monogram kits. Cape Cod is my first favorite 106 unit. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jeff
Thanks Jeff, I almost went with the Mass Air Guard unit, but after I found out that Montana painted their cockpits blue I had to go that direction! Now to find the correct color of blue!


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Good luck, Brad...sure it will turn out great.
Thanks Duane!
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Several people have asked me about the XMM intakes......well here you go! They are not drop in, but they are pretty close. The one thing that you'll need to do is to make sure that line up on the inside of the fuselage. There is a tube that connects to both sides of the intakes, left and right, and if they aren't together on the inside the tube wont fit properly. These intakes fixed the "to rounded intakes" that Trumpy missed.






This is where I was referencing that the two halfs need to come together, right and left, so that the tube that holds the fan blades connects correctly. Take your time and fit them so that they come together.



And after some primer........not bad and it really looks better than the stock intake.

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Looks good!

XXM should give you a commission cause you just sold a set!

Can't wait to see more, keep it up
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Sold me on the intakes. Makes a big difference. Love the 106 and will be watching this one closely. Thanks for sharing.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:03 PM
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Looks good!

XXM should give you a commission cause you just sold a set!

Can't wait to see more, keep it up
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Sold me on the intakes. Makes a big difference. Love the 106 and will be watching this one closely. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Guys,
Just be careful and take your time fitting them and I think you'all get a great result. When you see them side by side with the Trumpy parts you'll know how bad they screwed them up!
More to follow!
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:21 AM
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Intakes looking good - I have a set in the stash, and if you only buy one aftermarket product (except decals) for this kit, it has to be intakes. BTW, how far down the intake does the ADC gray go, and are the intake ducts white or bare metal?

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Intakes looking good - I have a set in the stash, and if you only buy one aftermarket product (except decals) for this kit, it has to be intakes. BTW, how far down the intake does the ADC gray go, and are the intake ducts white or bare metal?

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Hey Jens,
It looks like the ADC gray goes down the intake a couple of feet, but that doesn't seem to be consistent.....I have a couple of images that I'll be using that as my reference. It also shows that the rest of the intake is white.
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Thanks Brad - that is consistent with Meng's instructions for the 1:72 kit.

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Thanks Brad - that is consistent with Meng's instructions for the 1:72 kit.

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Hey Jens,
I can shoot you a couple of the images if you need them, but I'd prefer to keep them off the board as Idont have the photographers permission!
Let me know
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Old January 7th, 2017, 03:55 PM
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Small update for today.....started working on the landing gear and I noticed something that didn't match the walk around photos that I have. In the kit instructions, Trumpeter has you place the primary actuator for the mains on the same side of the MLG.....but that doesn't match the real jet. The primary actuators are on the opposite side right versus left on the real thing. I hope that these pictures show what I'm talking about.

This is the right MLG. The G Factor gear is on the left and the kit MLG is on the right. There is no mod needed for the right side.



This is the Left MLG and you can see that the mounting points for the actuators are different, this is after I modified the piece. Again the G Factor MLG in on the left and the kit MLG is on the right



The nice thing is that all of the pieces that you need to have to correct either the kit gear or aftermarket gear are included in the Aries Landing Gear Bays.

I also started to fit the Aires pit for this jet, and it was pretty straight forward. I decided to use the True Details seat for the build as I think it's a little more detailed.
I have the blue paint on the pit, seat, side consoles and some of the canopy parts. I know it's hard to see the blue color, but I had a former Crew Chief check the color for me and he says it's real close. It looks robin's egg blue to me!



That's it for now, I'll start to detail the cockpit and the engine nozzle so I can start to button up the main fuselage.
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Do you have an approximate FS595 match to that blue colour? The Detail and Scale book from eons ago describe the colour as "Foxbat blue", and from the colour pics in that book (always a risky venture) , I'd hazard a guess that Air Superiority Blue 35450 wouldn't be far off...?

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Do you have an approximate FS595 match to that blue colour? The Detail and Scale book from eons ago describe the colour as "Foxbat blue", and from the colour pics in that book (always a risky venture) , I'd hazard a guess that Air Superiority Blue 35450 wouldn't be far off...?

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Hi Jens,
FS 35450 was the color that I was going for.....even though the former crew chief didn't remember any standard color in the Air Force inventory that they specifically used. But because Testors Model Master enamels don't product FS 35450, I started with Flanker Blue/Grey and darkened it a bit and got as close to FS 35450 as I could.
Hope that helps.
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Brad,
The couple of decent pics I have of a Montana bird, its seems like the pit gives off more of a baby blue color than the gray blue you painted. If you PM me, I can forward you the pics I have, photobucket is sucking balls lately..

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Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the offer, but I couldn't get the lighting right for my pictures....the color is MM FlankerBlue/gray and I darkened it just a little to come as close as FS35450, but it is baby bluish for sure! Sorry about the pictures.....I'll try to get my lighting right.
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Ah...I see what you guys mean about blue cockpits. Again, probably not the right shade but I get the idea



Was this a Montana thing or all F-106s were this color? Never imagined a US fast jet WASN'T 36231
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Ah...I see what you guys mean about blue cockpits. Again, probably not the right shade but I get the idea



Was this a Montana thing or all F-106s were this color? Never imagined a US fast jet WASN'T 36231
It was definitely a Montana Air Guard thing!
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