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Trumpeter 1/32nd scale F-105G


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          Last time I built a F-105G, I was in the 7th/8th grade. No paint, or decal, just good old Testors tube glue. Had a blast. Decided to add lights and sound. Went on YouTube, and found “F-105D startup”. I’m using a Bose Soundlink for a speaker. Going to build a jet blast wall to put it in,

          The lighting is the same kind I used to light up the inside of the Sherman. Hobby Lobby carries these mini LED light sets. They have a portion of a row devoted to different sets of these. Easy to use, and really cheap.

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               Finally got the fuselage closed up. I tested all the lights SEVERAL times, prior to glueing the halves together. I have two controllers for the lights. The small one lights the anti-collision lights, One on top of the fuselage, and one on the bottom. These are the only two that flash. The larger controller controls the nose gear landing lights, the cockpit dials , the navigation lights, and the engine lights. 
 

Chris

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     I just started putting on the decals today. The decals that came with the kit are from TwoBobs.  They went on without any issues. My first time using them. Amazing! Just to make sure they were nice and flat, I used Walters Solvaset.
       Took me a while to airbrush this beast. I used Tamiya paints, thinned with Mr. Color Leveling thinner. A friend of mine in our club recommended it to me. So glad I took his advice. To produce the faded section of each panel, I added a few drops of white. 
         Tomorrow, I finish the decals, and start the weathering process. I checked all the lights once again to make sure everything was still operational. If you have this kit, I highly suggest you build some sort of gig to hold it. I got the idea from a YouTuber by name of Primedmodelworks. He Used insulating foam board to make his. This jig has made every aspect of the build so much better. When I’m done with mine, I’m mailing it to a buddy who has the exact same kit. 
 

Chris

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            Well, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Decals on, and sealed. I did a pin wash on all the panel lines, and rivets. I used Tamiya accent wash. After it dried, I took a clean cotton cloth, dampened with mineral spirits, and wiped the excess wash off in the direction of the airflow. I’m gonna let everything dry really good tonight, then start with some small chipping of the panels, and oil and hydraulic streaks.

              I picked up an Air Force aircraft tractor from Aero bonus. After it complete, then I will start on the base.

chris

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Hey Chris, Did you rifle bore those LG struts or run the wire down it simulating a brake hose? hard to tell when I look at the pics. If you bored them can you share how? Very cool.

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Chris,

        I had a total of four lines to run down the strut. They were so thin, I was able to tuck them between the strut itself, and the gear door. I painted what you could see black. I drilled a small hole on the outer hub, where you could not see it once the gear door was installed. After that, I drilled a hole in the very bottom of the tire. I hope this helps.

chris

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