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Old January 21st, 2017, 08:15 PM
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Short update on the "Six Shooter"
I ran into a couple of issues that I wanted to pass on. The first was the exhaust nozzle. The kit nozzle is in two pieces and when I glued them together there was an ugly seam inside and out. The outside seam was no problem, but the one inside was a PITA. I tried to replace the detail that was sanded away, but I wasn't happy with the result.




Then I noticed a new resin exhaust nozzle set from Wolfpack and problem fixed.



But this fix led to another potential problem......the resin nozzle was very heavy and I didn't want a tail setter, so I added some weight to the nose cone, in the form of resin.



My second issue was the Royal Resin wheels and G Factor landing gear. The resin wheels were designed for the Monogram kit and the main mounting hole was too large for the G Factor MLG's. So I had to come up with a creative solution......I filled the wholes with some of the resin that I used for the nose cone weight. But before I did that, I drilled two smaller holes next to the primary mounting hole so that when I filled it with resin it didn't turn. Now all I have to do is to drill the proper size hole for the MLG's and we're good to go.



Last thing.....I wasn't happy with the Montana Air Guard blue that I had on the interior, so I started over. As a base, I used Model Master Flanker Blue/Gray and lightened it. Looks much closer to me now.



That's it for now.....more to come.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 02:57 PM
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need more 106 photos!!
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Old January 30th, 2017, 09:29 AM
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Brad,
If you are not planning on using the FANG markings, I would gladly buy them off of you.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 07:07 PM
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need more 106 photos!!
Hey MM,
Should have some pictures up soon....have the exhaust done and painted ready to install. Finished the intake fan section for the intake trunking and that's ready to install. Working on detailing the cockpit and wheel wells!

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If you are not planning on using the FANG markings, I would gladly buy them off of you.

Andy
Hey Andy they are yours. PM me your address and I'll forward them to you....just be warned that I take along time to build.....this one may take me 6 months, is that OK or do you need them right away.
Let me know.
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Old February 1st, 2017, 07:49 AM
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Hey MM,
Should have some pictures up soon....have the exhaust done and painted ready to install. Finished the intake fan section for the intake trunking and that's ready to install. Working on detailing the cockpit and wheel wells!



Hey Andy they are yours. PM me your address and I'll forward them to you....just be warned that I take along time to build.....this one may take me 6 months, is that OK or do you need them right away.
Let me know.
Brad thanks man. Ill take a look and i can send you the Montana Air Guard off my sheet if you want.

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:34 PM
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I heard a story at the "6 out" at McClellan AFB that the blue interior was the result of Belenko's defection in the MiG-25 back in the '70s. There was no color photos of the interior of the MiG but there was a description of this 'neat' blue color the Russian had come up with that was supposed to have a calming effect on aircrews. Probably from the Pavlov institute. I can neither confirm nor deny the truth of this but it was a Montana bird that was used for the air demo and it was definitely baby blue. I even have an old recruiting pamphlet from the USAF ANG with pictures of various aircraft including a cockpit photo of a Montana F-106B in the blue in question. It couldn't be anything else. Good luck with the project. I really dig Big Sky blue birds!
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Old February 4th, 2017, 12:35 PM
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Hey thanks Grayhawk.....the blue cockpit is why i chose the Montana Air Guard bird, although it's been a chore to come up with the right color. It's definitely baby blue!. I was able to find a retired Crew Chief from the MANG that crewed the 106 and he was really helpful in helping with the color, but my picture in the build thread dosent do it justice. I will post some pictures using my real camera instead of a smart phone to show the difference.
Again thanks for the comments.
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Old February 5th, 2017, 09:37 AM
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Please do Brad, all that's out there is off axis photos...that are 30 years old...

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Old February 5th, 2017, 02:18 PM
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Well here is the cockpit and the ejection seat ready to go......





Pictures still don't do justice to the color, but trust me it's baby blue for sure! More to follow. Getting the Aires wheel wells into the wings and should have the fuselage sealed up sometime today!
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Old February 5th, 2017, 05:34 PM
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Another quick update on the Six Shooter.....
Cockpit is in as well as the IP. This Aires pit fit very well, but took some planning to make sure that it was thin enough on the bottom to accept the Aires nose wheel well.





As part of closing up the fuselage, I had to finish installing the intake trunking and the exhaust nozzle. I also shored up the mounting points on the nozzle. The Wolfpack set is really heavy and is only held in place by 4 tiny pins. So I built up some scrap evergreen plastic and used epoxy to secure them so it provides some more stability




That's it for now, more to come.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 09:36 AM
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As part of closing up the fuselage, I had to finish installing the intake trunking .

Awesome build, Brad!
How far can it be seen inside of the intake trunks? Do you think the XMM intakes would fit the Monogram kit with a little elbow grease?
The intake trunks are a great addition to the Delta Dart kit.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 06:22 PM
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Awesome build, Brad!
How far can it be seen inside of the intake trunks? Do you think the XMM intakes would fit the Monogram kit with a little elbow grease?
The intake trunks are a great addition to the Delta Dart kit.
Cheers,

Vinnie
Thanks Vinnie,
You can see all the way down the intake trunking to the fan blades! It's a really good set to correct a real problem with the kit. As for the set fitting the Monogram 106......not sure at all. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I will try to post a picture looking down the intakes if that will.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 09:30 AM
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I will try to post a picture looking down the intakes if that will.
That will be highly appreciated, of course! Thanks a lot.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:40 PM
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Finally got back to the Six Shooter......everything is buttoned up. Wings, nose cone, gun pod and front windscreen are on and she's been primed and ready for the ADC gray paint. That will probably come next weekend. It will give me some time to prep the rudder, flaps, gear covers and drop tanks.





That's it for now, more to come as soon as I get this beast painted!
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Old March 12th, 2017, 09:21 PM
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I like that blue Brad!

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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:30 PM
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Thank Jeff!
That blue was a total bitch to try to match using photos as the only reference. Then I was really thankful that a Buddy of mine from Montana was next door neighbors with a retired Crew Chief from the MANG. So he hooked me up with the guys name and number and I shot him a color card with the color that I was making and he steered me in the right direction and I finally think the color looks right and so did he. Started out with Model Master Flanker Blue and lightened it a bit with white!
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Old March 13th, 2017, 12:36 AM
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Your build is FANTASTIC!

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Old March 13th, 2017, 04:54 PM
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Looking good. For consistency, I'd add those disappearing rivets on the windshield frame though.

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Old March 13th, 2017, 07:45 PM
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Your build is FANTASTIC!

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Thanks Mike!

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Looking good. For consistency, I'd add those disappearing rivets on the windshield frame though.

Jens
Thanks Jens, I've got some rivet detail to replace on the port side too! It'll all be done before the paint goes on though....thanks for the catch.
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 07:43 PM
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A little more work complete on the "Six Shooter". Paint is on and I'm starting to do some of the detail work and then put a wash on it before I start the decals.




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