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Airfix Challenge 2 4.0 kit SEPECAT Panther F4

155k RamboJutter  8 days ago
Auto Credit Based on Falkenwut's Airfix Challenge

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Introduction

Following on from my previous kit build i thought it was apt that the second build be a jet. Now as always this jet leans heavily on some aircraft I like while adding / altering them to suit what i think would be advantageous alterations. So during the era of the 60s/70s the Mig 25 Foxbat was flying about the SEPECAT Jaguar appeared and loads of other similarly proportioned aircraft went into front line service. So i took the basic layout of the Jag, added much larger engines as the RR Turbomeca engines always looked a bit feable. This alteration combined with a fin from a Crusader (well why not) led to this design.

Stand features

Use VTOL and TRIM to tilt the model about, as per the real one, dont do it too much or crash bang wallop goes your nice model.

Instructions

You will need to used your scalpel (attachments detacher), glue (hopefully the parts should click into place for you and stay that way), your fingers to nudge the pieces into place (its handy for complicated pieces if you use the nudge tool to nudge the proposed connecting parts up out of the way before multiselecting the part into place)

Step1

Remove the seat, control panel and cockpit floor from the sprue and attach them together

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Step2

Remove a cockpit side and attach cockpit into it

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Step3

Remove the other cockpit side from the sprue and attach to the first cockpit side
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Step4

Remove the engine exhausts from the sprue and install

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Step5

Remove the nose from the sprue and install
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Step6

Remove the jet engines and their ducts from the sprue and assemble
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Step7

Remove intakes from the sprue and attach to engine/duct subassembly
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Step8

Remove the remainder of the engine ductwork/fuselage from the sprue and attach to previous subassembly then attach to the fuselage (note nudging highly recomended for this bit)
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Step9

Remove wing sections from the sprue and assemble
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Step10

Remove the fin from the sprue and attach to the rear of the wing section
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Step11

Attach wing to fuselage (again nudging is v helpful here)
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Step12

Remove tailplanes from the sprue and attach to the model
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Step13

Remove undercarriage bays from the sprue and insert into model (nudgy nudgy)
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Step14

Remove undercarriage legs from the sprue and install
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Step15

Pitot tube next, dont snap it!
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Step16

Remove pylons from the sprue and install onto the nice ready made matching protrusions on the underside of the wing (yeah you heard that SEPECAT, the UNDERSIDE)
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Step17

Remove and install the weapons
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Step18

Remove and install the droptank

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Step19

Remove the completely clear, hard, brittle canopy from its equally hard brittle mold without cutting it (it goes frosted) or snapping it or even just cracking it... and install with minimal amounts of glue (or it goes frosted) dont varnish it (or it goes frosted) careful with maskol as it might not cover what it looks to have covered and it will get painted (which can only be removed with care and attention, dont use turps or it goes frosted, pattern emerging here eh.) I use the same connection as it used to connect it to the sprue to attach to the thin middle panel on the fus, after nudging it up of course..
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Step20

Assemble the stand

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Step21

Fit stand and aircraft together

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All doneski, now time for pictures before paint and transfers

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Step22

Apply paint in a colour you think is remotely similar (note this doesnt necessarily mean use the supplied humbrol paint that bears only a passing resemblance to the colours on the real thing) and apply transfers as shown in these pretty pictures

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All done, feel free to make your own whooshing noise as you tilt the plane about on the stand.

Colours

The "Guttersloh" green is as per the below image, i dont think the rest need much explanation. PS any other interesting schemes people may want to paint it in are all acceptable =)

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Built model here

And yes it was meant to say PANTHER, my dyslexic fingers however made me type it as if Mike Tyson was saying it...

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Airfix Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 90.1ft (27.5m)
  • Length 70.9ft (21.6m)
  • Height 6.4ft (1.9m)
  • Empty Weight 10,435lbs (4,733kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,439lbs (4,735kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 355.2lbs/ft2 (1,734.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 29.4ft2 (2.7m2)
  • Drag Points 1185

Parts

  • Number of Parts 652
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @TheKraken3 most of it, think the engine nacelles clip a bit.

    4 days ago
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    2,331 TheKraken3

    Do you think it'll work if you 3D printed it and made it irl?

    4 days ago
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    90 Dude32

    Thanks!

    6 days ago
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    @Dude32 if you click the bit that says "built model here" specifically the "here" bit, it links to the built model

    6 days ago
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    90 Dude32

    Will someone post the finished project pls?

    6 days ago
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    2,750 RaendyLeBeau

    this is a very very interesting new approach to this game ! its a great amazing work mate!

    6 days ago
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    39.5k Tang0five

    I think you can put that down to a different RJ ltd consortium - after all I didn’t notice until you mentioned it. I’m not dyslexic (never been tested though :)) but you eyes read what they expect to see most the time anyway. @RamboJutter

    7 days ago
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    @Tang0five thanks 😊 would have been even better if I could type...

    7 days ago
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    39.5k Tang0five

    Thought you had the challenge in the bag with your first entry, now you’re just showing off :) that airfix box art is awesome, nice touch!

    7 days ago
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    @Lazer22 I do half and half to make most use of the space but thats a bit besides the point, the challenge required a stand or my entry would have been void :)

    7 days ago
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    Tbh I never put my models on a stand irl...
    It kinda ruins the realism. I usually just place it on its gear on top of my display table. Love the build keep up the good work:)

    7 days ago
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    23.1k Falkenwut

    Just built the model, it's a fantastic build!! Keep up the good work!

    8 days ago
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    135 Spider

    Ur the goat

    +1 8 days ago
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    25.3k ChiChiWerx

    This is fantastically well done, just like the dozens of Airfix kits I assembled IRL!

    8 days ago
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    very cool would be cool if there was a f14 model build or the p40 and the Zero

    8 days ago
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    52.5k Hedero

    Unbelievable. A lot of quality work here. Good job!

    8 days ago
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    23.1k Falkenwut

    Once again, another Excellent Model!!! I will build it up as soon as possible and will score it :)
    I will reveal the score once the challenge ends.

    8 days ago
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    9,899 ChrisPy

    This plane is quite beautiful!

    8 days ago