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F-4 Phantom 1/8 scale Scratch Built

Old 07-21-2020, 01:45 PM
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Wou, amazing work!
Regards Martin
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Many thanks,
Old 07-21-2020, 02:00 PM
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Javid, superb work my friend. It may be a good idea to make a mold of this superb aircraft so it can be duplicated. In my opinion it is the perfect size. That is an interesting hand warmer, how cold does it get in London?
Hello Mark 5,

Thank you for your message,
I agree, not too small, not too big, it was my idea from first day, though it looks larger than my initial imagination. Well, maybe good idea to be able to have a mold of this F-4, but it needs to be flown as there are 100 questions need to be answered such as if the angle of attach is correct, before even thinking to have a second one :-)),

In London it is not too cold in general, but in winter when it is windy, you feel cold, Typically London winter is 4-9° centigrade (about 40-50 Fahrenheit)

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Old 07-28-2020, 10:42 AM
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Hi Javad,
Sorry for being too late on this thread, you know that I was very busy lately.

Fantastic! at last you did what you were dreaming of for such a long time and the way it looks right now,
for sure it will be a great flyer! I suggest that you buy a heavy anchor for the windy days to keep the model on the ground!! I think Dave can help you find a good one!

Keep up good work and stay well.
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:59 PM
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Hamid...he’ll just make a light weight Anchor! The man is obsessed with weight saving 😉
Old 11-01-2020, 09:35 AM
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Hello Guys,

I trust you all doing well and safe in four corner of the world,

Having some chats with different friends around me I decided to take their advise and make the F-4 project as a "Competition Object". So I searched and I found my favourite colour scheme in Palm Springs Air museum. I contacted to the museum and they kindly supported me for documentation and sending me more than enough photos etc.

I thought I would be a good practice and off course more challenge, but I think it worth it, below some photos:
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Old 11-01-2020, 11:55 AM
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A Beautiful Wooden Build. Luv Me Some F-4s. Chic
Old 11-10-2020, 11:27 AM
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Javad, it‘s a pleasure to see this outstanding built, there is so much love and work on it, incredible...
And I’m sure, people like You will find a new job soon.
Stay healthy
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Old 11-10-2020, 01:30 PM
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Hello Guys,

Thank you to Chic and Andy, hope you are doing well, too,

After a long time I'm back to work shop. I did two quotes of primer (1k) and almost sand them off. Then started to make & add some details. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll start panel lines,











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Simply Beautiful All Wood Build. Paying close attention to learn what I can. Chic
Old 11-11-2020, 08:25 AM
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Javad,

with regard to post 14: you have acquired all your great skills by reading RCM & E ?

Mmmm... in rcscalebuilder forum there is also an excellent model builder

Hello CHIC, with a beautiful phantom.
https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum...TID=30443&PN=1

Since I have very little time to build, both f4 are exactly my size, i would be so

happy if one of you produces a kit
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Hello Chic and Andy,

Thank you for your nice words,

I just logged in to Rc Scale Builders, yes, beautiful building. I think he is a head of me :-)),

I don't have any plan to make a kit, to complex & needs huge effort to make a High Quality kit, Still I need to wait and find any possible error on design, hop not much ;-)),

Keep Safe,

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Hi Javad,
Looks like you've been very active since my last visit here!! very nice, keep up good work and send some new pics and updates

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Hamid...he’ll just make a light weight Anchor! The man is obsessed with weight saving 😉
Hi Dave, sorry for my late response. Yes, you're quite right, because I located him searching for a very light anchor around the Port of London !!
Cheers,
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Dear Hamid,

Little progress but not much, as I was dealing with other things, Including looking for a new F3A model. I'm very keen to join 2021 F3A in USA, It will be in beautiful site: The International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) is located in Muncie, Indiana https: www.modelaircraft.org/about-ama/visit-ama/about-international-aeromodeling-center-iac

My car including a set of wings of
​​​my F3A model stolen, so little busy to think, search & approach to get a new model for 2021.

Back in F-4, I added more detail and used over 35 meters of panel lines only for Fuselage, and did primer on top to shape the lines. I'm waiting for panel line delivery to work on wing.

This is for now, I might need to hold the project for 2 weeks to sort out the F3A model, as I'm keen by end of Lockdown (2nd of December) start F3A practice,










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Dear Javad,
Nice to hear about your decision for taking part in that contest in the States and I wish you good luck. At the same time sorry to hear about your car being stolen, though I believe the wings were more important for you than the car itself !
Nice job on the F-4 , I am sure it will look fantastic when finished with all those panel lines and details which I am sure will be added.

Take care and keep up good work!
Cheers,
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Superb craftsmanship.
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:09 PM
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Superb craftsmanship.
Avi
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Hello guys,

I finally got some time for little progress,

Wings and elevator panel lines finished and I managed to cut landing gear doors, which was little challenging, but everything went well. Followed by primer,

It was my first practice to make panel lines, so I was too worry and applied many layers of primers. So I ended to add about 275 grams of weight not sue if it is too much for a model in this size!!!!!,

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Old 12-25-2020, 04:18 AM
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Superb craftsmanship.

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Superb craftsmanship.

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Hello guys,

Merry Christmas & wish you all the best in 2021,

Little progress and Landing Gears are now finished, though I need to paint them white,

On main landing gear I needed to little grind the low part of the leg to be fit.

Nose leg, I wanted to have the option to extend the leg on take of as real one have, so I needed to use 20mm Aluminium rods as piston I used is a 15mm piston, taken out from an old C36 Behotec.

Once airplane finished & everything loaded, I might need to play with springs tensions and strength to make them work, trough try and error











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Hi Again,

It was my first experience to make a mold so made little mistake:

I used the build up balsa canopy as plug, and used normal primer to cover it. But I mad a mistake: I used a chemical release agent on top of plug, but the chemical reales agent has acetone and it washed the primer and melted into primer. So, when I applied gelcoat followed glass and epoxy etc, they eventually almost sticked together.

Luckily, as plug was made of 1.5mm balsa, I managed to remove them gently and sanding made the mold ready.

So, I made two Canopy, one will be filled in completely to become a plug for clear canopy to be make by vacuum. And second one will be a frame on top of clear canopy, photos as below:








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Javad, it is looking superb.

All the best for 2021

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Javad,
I enjoy this thread so much, such a great work.Panel Lines are perfect 👌
The only little thing you have to do is to make 4232 or was it 4233 rivets
stay healthy and all the best for 2021 ( or was it 2022)
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Javad, it is looking superb.

All the best for 2021

Alistair
Hello Alistair,

Many thanks and hope to see you soon in 2021

Stay safe,

Javad,

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