USS MIDWAY group build

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  1. F-104nut

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    Since i got the Skyraider done in USS MIDWAY markings i deciced to build a F-4B and A-6A from the USS MIDWAY. I will be using the Eduard ( Academy ) F-4B and Hobby Boss A-6A.There is a reason for the white plastic between pilot and RIO. When dry fitting tub with instrument panel and ejection seats. You could not get the tub all the way up inframe because of interference of the plastic in middle of the airframe . Problem solved just cut the center section out and use plastic stock glued to front cockpit bulk head. The pilots are glued to the seat. If you decide to put figures in the cockpit you have to glue figures and seat to cockpit before installingin airframe. Pilots wont go in from the top. The hobby boss A-6A fit is was better then the crappy kinetic kit.

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    Looking great!
     
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    Nice start Brian. I've always been curious about the Academy family of F-4s.




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    Interesting, I am building a series from the USS Constlation CVA 64 from 1972 CVW 9. I'm half way through my first A-7E for VA-147 (Hasegawa) and an using the Kinetic A-6A/E, Trumpter RA-5C and most likely Revell F-4J.
     
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    I've got a few set aside for USS Coral Sea CVA-43....
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    great stuff so far Brian.
     
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    Finally somemore progress on the F-4B and A6-6A I really ike the Academy F-4 cockpit beter then the Hasegawa kit. Academy kit offers more detail and lots of weapons. The Treumpeter A-6A is allot better then the Kinetic kit. I had the kit once and did not like it. Fit was horriable and so was detail. The intruder will be built in landing mode and after it just landed. Still lots of detal to be painted on F-4B Pilot and RIO. So stayed tuned my friends :)

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    Very nice looking innards.




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    Looking great so far.
    Not sure if the green on the seat is being used as a primer, but the main structure of the MB Mk4 seat was semi-matt (satin) black.
    Here's a couple of pics of the Martin Baker seat as used in American Phantoms (RAF harness seat was different), and a pic of the pilot's instrument panel, showing the colours.
     

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    Its green pilot color primer.It was easier to paint everything green as the pilot uniform color. I will use black indian ink for ejection seat .

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    Nice work so far Brian!
     
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    So far, my Coral Maru list look like this....

    1: A-1H, BuNo 135300, VA-25, NL 405. The Skyraider that flew the final USN mission of the type over Vietnam in '68.
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    Really like the IP work. Looks terrific
     
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    #19 F-104nut, Jan 2, 2016
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    Well i got allot done onn both kits in the last few days. The Academy F-4 pilot and RIO are really nice. Lot more detailed then the hasegawa crew. Time to start major glue of various parts .

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    Pretty amazed ith the Hobby Boss Intruder intruder. Simple dry brushing really pops out the detail.

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