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Old May 4th, 2017, 07:43 PM
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A couple more decal pictures.......




Decal for the Pilot and DCC's was computer made and turned out pretty good! Had a hard time finding a font that was close to the real thing. My crew chief contact couldn't remember the name of the font they used, but he thought it was close too!




Next up is building a boarding ladder for this beast and then put it all together! More to follow

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Old May 7th, 2017, 12:58 PM
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I am so sorry for not getting a couple of shots down the throat of this thing, I'am having a problem getting my camera to focus on the compressors. But I promise I'll try to get some posted!
---> Just kidding, Brad. I've ordered my own resin trunks, which I'll be trying to graft onto the Monogram kit, incidentally. Think I'm heading for trouble there?

Say, is there any picture of how the wing pylons look like when the tanks are unattached or are the pylons fixed to the tanks?
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Old May 7th, 2017, 07:45 PM
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---> Just kidding, Brad. I've ordered my own resin trunks, which I'll be trying to graft onto the Monogram kit, incidentally. Think I'm heading for trouble there?

Say, is there any picture of how the wing pylons look like when the tanks are unattached or are the pylons fixed to the tanks?
Thanks Brad!

Vinnie
Hey Vinnie,
I've tried three times to get a shot down the throat of these intakes and they just aren't turning out at all. But you can see all the way down to the compressor!



Here are a couple shots of the pylons for the drop tanks. The pylons are separate and not attached to the tanks on this specific kit. If you didn't want to attached the tanks and just have the pylons on the aircraft, you would have to remove the attachment pins for the tanks and then remove the sway braces that are molded into the tanks. I don't think it would be that hard to do it that's what your going for.


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Old November 11th, 2018, 03:50 PM
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Ok fellas......I thought this bird was going to reside on the shelf of doom forever. I was in the process of completing the final assembly when I noticed that the nose cone had cracked. Not knowing why, I repaired it and stuck it back on and left it for a couple of days and went back to it, only to observe that the crack was back and bigger!




The only thing that I could figure was that the resin that I filled the nose cone with was expanding.....so I decided to make a resin replacement nose cone! Started by making a RTV mold of the nose cone after I repaired the original piece.



Then I sourced a resin that is UV and shrink resistant that my nephew sells along with some black and white resin tint, because this resin dries crystal clear and I wanted it to be gray. I have to tell you guys, this resin was extremely easy to work with. Has a working time of 45 minutes to 1 hour and dries really hard. Very easy to work with as far as removing the pouring block and accepts primer and paint really well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resin to anyone who is interested in making their own resin pieces.



Came out of the mold perfect. Here it is with some paint and the pitot installed.....




I should have it all done this afternoon and will post some pictures in the gallery.
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Good save!

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Old November 14th, 2018, 11:08 PM
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Thanks Jeff,
I was so pissed about this nose cone issue. I've got so much aftermarket invested in this Six Shooter and to have something like that ruin the whole thing! Glad I found this resin and was able to get the project back on track. I hope to have it on the flight line soon!
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That is killer nice, brah! Keep showing us those pics, please!
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Old November 19th, 2018, 10:05 PM
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That is killer nice, brah! Keep showing us those pics, please!
Will do Gunny. Thanks for following the build!
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