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Offline kitnut617

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #105 on: February 23, 2013, 11:38:16 PM »
It's beginning to grow on me too ttc, I might extend the darker grey further forward along the fuselage a tad though, but not right up to the canopy

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2013, 03:48:13 AM »



Cheers,

Logan


I liked Logan's idea, I've got some decals coming of this. They will go on the outside of the fins. It will be just the head though ---

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2013, 04:06:16 AM »
This just gets better and better...
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2013, 04:33:20 AM »
This just gets better and better...

I couldn't agree more! Here's wishing you the best of luck on the canopy issues, kitnut!

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2013, 04:40:50 AM »
Thanks guys --

I think I'll stick with this canopy Brian for this project, but what I'm going to do with the other GR.5/7's that are now missing a canopy I don't know just yet.  I do think there's a market for an aftermarket alternative though.  I've found that Heritage Aviation do a very nice 1/72 T.10 conversion for the new Airfix GR.9 kit, and Ian has been very obliging in the past when I've asked for various bits he produces so there's a possibility for replacement canopies for the Airfix/Heller T.10's that I have.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2013, 06:29:16 AM »
I dug out my F-15E model and here's a couple of pics comparing the F-15E, TAV-8B (actually a T.10) and the AV-19A for size.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2013, 06:30:07 AM »
Oooo..I do like that F-15E.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #112 on: February 24, 2013, 06:37:39 AM »
Thanks Greg, IIRC it's the Monogram F-15B to E prototype kit.  It came with some pretty crumby weapons so I added a bunch of Hasegawa iron 500 lb'ers to the MER and a target designator and 2000 lb guided bombs.  The kit came with the 30mm rotary cannon pod so that stayed where it was on the center pylon.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 06:48:20 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #113 on: February 24, 2013, 09:33:58 AM »
This is looking great.  Very natural!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-19A
« Reply #114 on: March 20, 2013, 04:59:34 AM »
Would it be better to use the existing canopy as a modl to make some Vacuform/smash form canopies?

I think that's what I'm going to do Greg, only I've got to buy another Airfix GR.7.  Maybe I'll get the new GR.9 kit and see what I can do with that. I think though, I'll make a resin mould and vacuform it correctly, I've been studying the moulds I have for the Victoria Products 1/72 Avro Arrow and that's what they did there.

I've just had a good look at the new tool Airfix GR.9 Harrier kit, it looks like Airfix has addressed the canopy problem their previous GR.5/7 had because it's moulded quite differently. I think I'll try using this one to make a bunch of others ---