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#21 Posted : 03 February 2016 13:22:43

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Issue 3: Installing the seats



We receive the front and back cockpit halves, parts for the front seat, steps, a screwdriver and unmarked screws. Great. I hate this.

The cockpits are beautifully painted in my opinion. I'd never be able to get results like this.





They're also fragile as Fabergé Eggs, what with one of the halves parting with its side wall when I tried to remove them from the blister. Easily mended with a bit of CA glue.

Installation of the seats in the cockpit halves. One of the seats needed a bit of filing to get it to sit correctly, but nothing too wild.


Installation of the steps. These are falling right out again right now, so I secured them with some tape.
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#22 Posted : 03 February 2016 13:40:20

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Hi Greyhawk, BigGrin

The detailing looks good, it`s a shame that parts seem to be a bit fragile.

Hope it strengthens up as you progress.

Keep up the good work.

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#23 Posted : 03 February 2016 13:52:41

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delboy271155 wrote:
Hi Greyhawk, BigGrin

The detailing looks good, it`s a shame that parts seem to be a bit fragile.

Hope it strengthens up as you progress.



Shouldn't be a big deal, the cockpit parts go into the hull part together with the IR receiver and lighting next issue and they'll be safe then.
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#24 Posted : 03 February 2016 15:59:47

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The question is does it come with a free Tom Cruise figure? or maybe Val kilmer?

If it came with a kelly McGillis I would be a subscriber!!Love Love
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#25 Posted : 03 February 2016 16:29:22

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Looking very nice.

With such detail parts and the scale there are bound to be sone delicate parts but sure you will manage to work with them.
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#26 Posted : 03 February 2016 16:46:42

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darbyvet wrote:
The question is does it come with a free Tom Cruise figure? or maybe Val kilmer?

If it came with a kelly McGillis I would be a subscriber!!Love Love


Someone has already tried jamming figures in there, didn't go too well, ended up cutting off their feet to get them to fit. Not me though, I don't do figures.

On the other hand, 80s Kelly McGillis Love




On the other other hand, whaaaaaaat? Blink Crying

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#27 Posted : 03 February 2016 17:42:48

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She still looks better than Val Kilmer does now!!

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#28 Posted : 03 February 2016 19:21:52

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BigGrin looking good that's the model not kellyBigGrin LOL Laugh Cool
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#29 Posted : 03 February 2016 21:22:51

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I really like how the cockpit tub looks, its actually all looking better that I thought it would BigGrin
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#30 Posted : 03 February 2016 21:44:27

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Cockpit is looking good. Does it all light up?BigGrin
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#31 Posted : 03 February 2016 23:32:25

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Nemesis wrote:
Cockpit is looking good. Does it all light up?BigGrin


The radar screens/MFDs will. There are however no individual blinkenlights like some do with the Falcon cockpit. Laugh
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#32 Posted : 03 February 2016 23:57:01

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Looking good, great work to date.....Cool Cool

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Making nice progress on this Greyhawk, a very clean and tidy build so far and I'm looking forward to seeing the radar screen all lit up - should look very cool?!! Drool Cool ThumpUp

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#34 Posted : 04 February 2016 17:28:55

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#35 Posted : 10 February 2016 14:25:34

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Issue 4



We receive the radar nose, IR receiver and some more instrument panels and covers



IR and LED boards fitted to the front cockpit half



The parts require quite a bit of filing ("schleifen") work to make them actually fit as intended. The radar bulkhead especially I have not yet been able to sit squarely where it should be. I suspect it is achtually impossible to straighten until the lower front frame is delivered some time in 2017.



Doesn't matter, still looks gorgeous.
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#36 Posted : 10 February 2016 17:06:32

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2017? Sounds like a very involved build with this one then.

Looks really good though with what you have assembled so far.
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#37 Posted : 10 February 2016 17:52:40

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birdaj2 wrote:
2017? Sounds like a very involved build with this one then.

Looks really good though with what you have assembled so far.


Yeah, it's 120 issues, so the build will take until Spring 2018.
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#38 Posted : 10 February 2016 18:45:18

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That looks fantastic!!!Love Drool BigGrin
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#39 Posted : 10 February 2016 21:53:47

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That cockpit looks really nice

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#40 Posted : 17 February 2016 11:55:05

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Today I SHOULD have received the central aluminum frame on which the rest of the plane is built. Only my newsstand wasn't supplied. Nice going, Hachette. Cursing

There wouldn't have been anything to build today anyway, instead the magazine would have talked about how to age the cockpit. I already did that, so at least we have that


Pictured: me not being all that good at weathering, but it DOES look better in real life.
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