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Academy 1/72 F-117A Stealth Fighter 5 years 9 months ago #1

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This is my next project...Trade me buy complete with Resin...added photo etch to give it a go...A little damage on the nose and wing tips..should be able to sort it tho...








I have actually started and am now wondering if my first experiance with photo etch shoulda been in 1/72nd scale... :huh: . Will keep ya posted....
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Jump in with both feet Corran and have some fun. Looking forward to seeing the progress!

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That's a lot of detail parts for a 72nd.
I have a 48th on the go with no extra bits so wil watching to see that all come together

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It looks like you have more aftermarket parts than kit parts to put together :)

How do you intend to tackle the damaged sections? You'd think Academy would've moulded some kind of sprue protection around such a delicate part :unsure:

Look forward to more progress

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WOW! Some fiddly stuff! After some playing and investigation...I have found that there is no way in hell that the Pe Control panel is going to fit into the cockpit...so am going to use the PE tub and the kit control...the seat is nearly done...will post pics...the bonus is that some of the parts have been doubled up with the resin and the PE...so I have back ups! If I remember rightly I got the kit and resin for $18 and the Pe for $13...I would love to do the 1/48 so this may end up being a test run....Will try post pics soon....Ant tips for painting Resin? and Glueing? Preferred products?

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Quick update...No time at the desk! :unsure: Cockpit in...resin wheel wells and bomb bay base coloured and ready for detailing...have built the photoetch trapeize wiil get pics soon.... This 1/72 stuff is fiddley!!












Will try and get some time in this weekend!

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Whenever I have resin extras I usually wash them first with water and detergent... if there's any release agent on the resin it should clean it off. After drying I ALWAYS shoot a base-coat of either Tamiya Plastic Primer or a light grey acrylic, then let it dry/cure for six hours minimum. Gluing - I use supermarket CA, nothing special !!

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Thanks Ian...gave em a good wash and used some thinned mr surfacer 1000 to prime...seems to have worked ok...

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Got a little time at the desk yesterday...Thought I would have a crack at adding some detail to the bomb bay.. Never done anything like this before but I used some lead wire and some coloured (black and Red) Beading wire which I picked up from Spotlight..its good stuff! Oh...and I used the wax pick up pencil the other day too...they work great ...especially with 1/72 photo etch!!
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For 1/72, that detailing is pretty good cause I know first hand how small this is!
Good job!

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Looking good but wow that just looks painful for the eyes lol

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Wow cool! Must have been hard for such a small scale? Nice job

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Wasnt too bad..these are what I used..Great purchase! Bout $8 each for the bead wire...lead wire from local hunting and fishing store




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Also excellent for ignition wires for your car builds !!

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Wow, fantastic detail work there, makes me ashamed that I didn't put the effort into my 48th :-( then again, the Revell kit is a bit of a pig and you know what they about make up on a pig.

Good tip on the lead wire

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Thanks Webby.... I'm sorta using this as a test run...Ideally I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 at some stage....

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ooo must get some of that .2 lead wire for my i/43 car projects. Very cool. :)

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WOW what hunting store, been looking for lead wire like this for ages ... mostly for hydraulic lines.... can you be more specific where you got them from???

PLEEEEEEASE

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Same here I just went in to a fishing store and they wanted $79 for a real of lead wire I nearly choked when I looked at the price. I'm after some if anyone knows where to get some online or can buy and send me some at my cost.

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I too would be keen to know where from.
And for those who are wondering, .030" is about .76mm and .020" is around .5mm. Hopefully they also do .010" for the really leetle stuff.
Any chance you can fill us in on price per roll please Nos?

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A quick google and I found this www.flyshop.co.nz/product/tleads.html looks like the right stuff and only $6.50 a roll much more realistic or this www.rodandreel.co.nz/index.cfm/PageID/6/...Round-Soft-Lead-Wire

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The Local "Hunting and Fishing" store here in Whakatane... It was in the fly tieing section...I dont remember there being any .010 mm that doesnt mean its not available...as to price I cant really remember but im going to say Maybe $16-18... I will try and do a recce later and find out....

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That looks like a better option G1....

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I just ordered some .10 .20 some bright red and bright blue, will let you know how good it was, at $6.50 a roll for the lead and $4.50 for the coloured was too good to not try it.

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Both well cheaper than I got em for...site bookmarked for future purchases!

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Ok...heres what NOT to do ...DO NOT leave your WIP on the bench in the sun while you go to work...especially if its in the direct line of your helping hands with magnifier!!!






Bugger!! :S
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Nooooo, that won't do, can you cut it out and replace it with a bit of sheet plastic?

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that would be the best option...I thought about reheating it but its now rock hard and brittle!..There is also a motivational issue as this was a practice build for when I buy the Tamiya 1/48, and I would like to start my D-Day build. In saying that...I hate feckin being beaten by a pit of plastic!! :pinch: ...

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The other reason is I also have a 1/72 SR-71 and 1/72 B2 Bomber...they would make a nice group....I can pick up a 1/72 Tamiya F-117 for $25..... decisions..decisions...
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I've decided to try and recover it and make a new nose....... :dry:

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