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One Day Phantom
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:00 AM UTC
Go Andy, you can do it.
I agree with Nige your mad.

Luciano
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:16 AM UTC

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Imagine if that kit had serious fit problems......



If it did i wouldn't be doing it, bur it's a Revell boxing of a hasegawa kit, so the fit is good, and there aren't too many problems.

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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:22 AM UTC
Yep you are Mad
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:33 AM UTC
Well Andy. It's blue allright, but I had to scroll too far between the photo and the model to really see the differ.... ehum, similarity.

You're on the right track anyway. I just hope the clear varnish dries in your cold garage.

We have it cold anyway, and got 20 cm (4") of snow now. So we took an old bike frame and some seriously overprized suspension and did some 1:1 modelling in the workshop today. It took a bit less than your Phantom, since finish is not an issue. If I don't cheer your success tomorrow, send a lily to my nearest hospital Tomorrow is sleding time!

Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:50 AM UTC

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Well Andy. It's blue allright, but I had to scroll too far between the photo and the model to really see the differ.... ehum, similarity.



I've got about 20 shots of this plane, all look different, so i'll pick the one that looks closest to my paint job!!!

Have a good time seldding, i'll be asleep.

Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 09:29 AM UTC
Keep going mate, and your not mad, its a perfect way to reduce the stash .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 09:31 AM UTC

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I've got about 20 shots of this plane, all look different, so i'll pick the one that looks closest to my paint job!!!

Andy



hahahahahahahahaha

Now, thats the FUNNIEST thing I have heard in days.........fantastic.............hahahahahaha....

allright, i almost fell out of my chair at work.........lets keep the comedy down a bit so that we dont get fired today......hahahahahahahahahaha

Tony, a white Lily is on the way.......
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:13 AM UTC
It would take me more than 24 hours to just mask the thing. Great work.
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:28 AM UTC
Agent Jack Bauer from TV series 24 cannot finish this 24 hour project in 24 hours......neither Chuck Norris......ONLY YOU....KEEP GOING
Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:43 AM UTC
Hold on to your hats - It's decal time.



Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 12:06 PM UTC
well it's now tomorrow, but progress is good, not giving up on this yet, it'll be less than 24 hours.



I now have even more admiration for Andy B doing the 'cat in 12.

Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 12:27 PM UTC

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it'll be less than 24 hours


Well done mate, glad too see your going to keep at it.
BTW, if my build is anything to go by, you won't touch plastic for about a week afterwards .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 01:36 PM UTC
Final decals done, undercarriage done, needs final coat of future and then unmasking canopy.

Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 01:58 PM UTC
It's done.

I'm off to bed.

Never Again.





Actually it's been a great day's modelling. Not perfec,but very quick.

Thanks for the comments and support during the day.

Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 02:28 PM UTC
Well done Andy

Get some sleep, then get some pic's up

Luciano
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 02:56 PM UTC
I found that amazingly fun to watch...... !!!!
If you had cats, you could have cut time off the build, instead of all those dog walkings.
Turned out looking great.
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:58 PM UTC
Yess! I knew you'd make it. A brave challenge, but very entertaining. And a nice Phantom it is.

Now I know all the things to avoid when I try this myself. Good fit, little amount of decals, simple paintjob and I guess you've built this one before huh?

Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 11:03 PM UTC

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Yess! I knew you'd make it. A brave challenge, but very entertaining. And a nice Phantom it is.

Now I know all the things to avoid when I try this myself. Good fit, little amount of decals, simple paintjob and I guess you've built this one before huh?




Yes i have throw a Hasegawa F4 together before, an F4E, not the FGR2, but the kit is very similar.

Other suggestions if you want to do it - make sure camera batteries are charged before you start D'oh, and be sure you have enough coffee in the house.

Andy.
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 11:24 PM UTC
well done Andy

I hope your not planning that type of challenge with the buffalo

cheers

keith
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 12:24 AM UTC

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well done Andy

I hope your not planning that type of challenge with the buffalo

cheers

keith



I'm not THAT mad!!

It'd take that long to get the pour plugs off!!

Bigskip
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 12:57 AM UTC
Proper Finished Photos. Best that i can do given the weather.








No modelling for me today

Andy
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 06:52 AM UTC
Andy thats brilliant.
No way I would even consider attempting anything like that.
Totally MAD.
Well done
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 07:09 AM UTC
Great build Andy, what you got planned next

Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 07:38 AM UTC
Great build Andy, and well done for not giving in.
So what is next, speed build some armour maybe .
Andy
Bigskip
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 07:51 AM UTC
Next????

Dunno - not a phantom that's for sure. I have a couple of long term things to finish, Classic Airframes Meteor Trainer - i've spent more time filling and sanding on that so far than on the whole phantom....

I've got a 72 scale sherman, could do that in 12 hours i think, just need to get the right day to do it.