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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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Default 1/32 Tamiya F-4E IAF Knights of the Orange tail #122

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I have never done a WIP online so here goes. This is my project for the 2010 Nats in my home town of Phoenix so I thought lets go big. I picked this particular F-4 for a few reasons, One I dig IAF camo, two the Yom Kuppur War started on my 9th Birthday and this A/C claimed 3 kills on the opening day and finished with 5.
As with most of my projects it's loaded with aftermarket and yes "My name is Jim and I have a problem", (welcome Jim to our 12 step AM program) . So the first order of business was getting rid of the flak patch thats modled on the fuseslage. Second step was painting and installing the D-Mold intakes.






These were painted/coated 3 times with latex gloss house paint. It never really came out to my liking BUT I feel thats due to the Latex not wanting to stick to the smooth resin. I had heard here about "Kilz" brand latex primer and tried that. I was much happier with the result but it left a falt finish that I can live with but have since been advised "Thanks Craig" thats not quite accurate. Next time I will coat with Kilz and then coat with the latex and see how it comes out.

The next step was painting the Black Box/Avonics/Combat Series cockpit. The pic's you see have the pit still gloss coated after the grey wash. I have yet to flat them and drybrush some of the raised detail.







I think 6 pic's per post is the limit so stay tuned for more.

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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Default A few more Pic's

Here are the rest of the cockpit pic's











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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Looks great Jim. Nice!

Did any reading up on Spector? In my mind he's the Israeli Robin Olds.

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Kights of the Orange ???
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Damn noobs...

Nice work Jim. Hopefully I'll get to see it in the flesh.
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Looks great Jim! B)

Got a pic of the jet you're modeling?
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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:49 PM
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That's a good start and I do look forward to seeing more of your build.

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Kights of the Orange ???

Damn typos, could have been Kaaanigets though

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Damn typos, could have been Kaaanigets though

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Or Knights who say NI!



Looking good so far Jim. The cockpit looks suitably busy and if the rest of the model is detailed to the same standard it will be "one to watch".

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really nice job!
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Thatīs right click save for me - I have F-4 in da stash - NICE one!
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Thanks guys
I put the nose together last night along with the gun and fairing undernieth. The clear plastic I found to to be a pain to work with. I had to prime the parts to get a better look to see if all the seams were takin care of. I got the muzzle of the gun installed and the whole nose rescribed. The clear plastic was more brittle to scribe on then the grey stuff but not impossible. I'll post some pictures of the nose when I get home tomorrow.

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Here is the gun muzzle, I painted the muzzle flat black and I coated the inner surface just incase one would be able to see back in there once it's done.



Here are the two nose halves, now one would think this is no big deal but after my second priming session I still have a seam down the top of the nose, so now I'm onto round 3 of sanding seams. I really do't like clear plastic parts!! well except for canopies.







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Looks great Jim! B)

Got a pic of the jet you're modeling?
Well most IAF F-4's looked allot alike but the only pic of 122 during the war that I have is in the Isra F-4 book that came out last year. I;m using a typical YKW load out of 8 Mk 117's 2 tanks and 2 Aim'9 with an ECM pod in the forward port Aim7 bay.

Here is the pastest pic of the nose. After two more priming session and the addition of the Eduard Gun vent on top of the nose and the Fine mold Pitot tide and side antenna I can call it finished for now.

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Looks awesome!! I'll be following this one myself also as I have a 'D' model that I'm going to start soon.
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Oh, this is looking sweet. I love IDF/AF stuff. I just got the Isradecal book on F-4. If you don't have it pick it up cause it got a lot of good photos in it.

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I have been working on the tail section. Much to my surprise after I joined thew two halves together I had a warp to the port side so a dip in very hot water was needed. I also cut out the rudder for repositioning and added the fine molds pitot tube on the LE of the tail. After I get it primed and finished to my satisfaction I'll post pic's.
I have also been playng and experimenting with mouting Eduard interior parts IE printed dials to the back of my Avionics brand cockpit, I;m still in the prosess of thinning the resin so the dials don't look too deep and thus render them unviewable. Hopefully I can have some pic's up tonight and then tomorrow you'll all see the progress, which isn't much LOL.

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that looks amazing, Jim! I'm having the same problem with the clear nose. It is very challenging to workwith.

It is a shame that for all the detail Black Box added in the 1/32 cockpit sets, they couldn't make an actual F-4E cockpit.
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I agree with ya Jake, Since this will be an IAF bird I had to go take a closer look at the Isra book and I just finished lopping of the big radar box that sits atop the RIO consol that comes with the BB pit. That and I just desided to sand off some of the detail on the BB panals and installed the eduard panals with the dial backings, this way thay had the proper depth. I didn't do this with the larger ones on the main panel. Now I have to repair the step that was left after I cut off the box on the RIO panel and apply anohter Eduard bit that I will cut from the insturment panel. This is really turing into a mix match of BB and Eduard parts. Hopfully tonight I'll get pic's posted of the mess I'm into ;-0

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Did Eduard get the F-4E's unique armament control panel and pedestal panel correct? That may be an option for me for my ARN-101 build I'm working on.
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