Israeli A4N beta build from papermodels.co.il

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  1. cmdrted

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    Mostley assembled waiting for the fwd and aft sections to be mated then the hump will be fit up. I left the 301 section loose as I may have to manipulate/fit up that section with the rear rudder section.

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    The rudder with flying surface added. The next step is mating up all the fuselage parts, which will have to wait on that 4 letter word looming in the not so distance..... F-ing WORK!

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    Looking beautiful! Are you allowed to use a four letter word like work on this forum??? Thanks for the update!

    Chris
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    As Oscar Wilde said, "Work is the curse of the drinking class."
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    The openning on top of the hump, is a vent, wether to let cold air in or hot air out, that I never bothered to ask, because those days, there wasn't any equipment installed up there, only some wiring.

    Moshe
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    Thanks for the info Moshe, resumed some build, here is the fwd and aft sections fuzed and drying...

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    This shot gives some idea of the scooter's size...

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    Top view, next on the list will be putting all the previously built details... Coming "soon".

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    After the fuzion process, the intakes were next to be installed, the stb went 1st...

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    Followed by port...

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    I have to say, the fit of these intakes, joined to 2 separate fuselage sections and one irregularly shaped fairing piece had me a little worried. But due to the design process they fit like a proverbial glove! The only itty bitty tiny seam at the bottoms of the intakes have a miniscule gap shown here in SFFMM! And this misfit had to be me! Well designed Dr. Zarkov!

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    Overview of the intakes, now on to the hump!

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    Canopy comes from the vacuform elv-is, thank you, thank you verra much!
    The next little goodie to afix to the fuselage is the rudder assembly. It has a pretty robust structure, a piece of the former that sticks down thru and aligns the part to thefuse. I cut the slot a little big fore and aft incase it needed a little jiggery pokery to fit just right.

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    Starboard overall view.

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    One hump or two?

    The next part caused me the most "angst" so far, and I guess from Moshe's instructions and coaching, him too. I cut the formers a little short off the bottoms and dry fit the darn thing @ 5-6 times. It all lines up very nicely...

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    There is a very tiny gap up front bottom of the fwd fairing, which I think is just the card thickness, so I can call this a great fit. I did squeeze the centre aft part a tiny bit too much but it still looks good!

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    Like this one Ted
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    Fwd view, so far the very hard parts have come together without much of a hitch. Any misfit must be attributed to me, not the design. There are a few parts that have to have the most attention to detail for a perfect fit, the fwd intakes, the transition between fwd fuselage and aft,, the rudder assembly, and of course the hump. Now on to a little fiddley bit on the fuselage, then the next step called for is the Wing!

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    Thanks Barry, this goes together with the perfect fit of a Halinski, it's just my shakey hands that sometimes throw the build off. You did well with your frigate sir, sometime soon I'll have to build up a ship for a change! Here's a closeup of the stb hump to show Carl that I do make some visible mistakes. I make alot of mistakes actually but fortunately they are below the SMFFM scope!

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    The next bits were added on as per the instructions, the 1st pic is the underchin sensor, ? IR detector...

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