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Old 01-06-2018, 10:14 AM
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Cool Let's get it together

For the joining of the forward to the aft fuselage sections, as usual, I had to reinforce that joint. The problem is that with the added nose weight and the gear bay, the glue tabs are just too weak at this point.

My solution ( same for the Mirage 3C ) is to insert a wood dowel ( chop stick ) into the mating sections and applying glue to both sides and then mate.
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The yellow Tamiya tape is low tack and is removed after 5 minutes while the sections dry.
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Nothing to it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:43 AM
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I like using bamboo skewers for support like this...........very cheap and strong. Being rounded also helps with the hole alignment.

Great work as always Isaac!
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:31 PM
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Venus looks great...
Part of the Kfir C7 planes in the Israeli Air Force received names of planets.
The names were on both sides of the nose.
This plane #539 got the name Venus (נגה).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus

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Old 01-06-2018, 09:25 PM
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Venus looks great...
Part of the Kfir C7 planes in the Israeli Air Force received names of planets.
The names were on both sides of the nose.
This plane #539 got the name Venus (נגה).
Yaron


Thanks for the comment.


The Romanized Hebrew name for נגה is " Noga ". I always liked the sound of that name.

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Old 01-06-2018, 09:35 PM
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Cool Vertical fin

The vertical fin is similar to the Mirage 3C. However, there is the addition of an intake at the base used for cooling with the J-79 engine. It is a distinguishing feature of all Kfirs.


Here is the frame
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6170.jpg

added sides to smooth the surfaces
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6176.jpg

here is the fin insides
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6171.jpg

and before gluing
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6175.jpg


glue on the vertical fin
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6177.jpg


here is the air scoop
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6179.jpg


and glue on
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lastly, add the brake parachute housing and fairing. Same as the Mirage. I used a wood dowel for the rear dome and painted grey color.
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6183.jpg


Here is the assembly. Later on the small fairing for the rudder will be added.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:30 AM
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Great stuff Isaac, you are very resourceful. Where would the world be without chopsticks. My wife is of Chinese Singaporean descent and she gives you a thumbs up !

Interesting note by Yaron, by the way, regarding the name of the aircraft. I suddenly remember a Hebrew phrase I learned by head once in a hotel in Tel Aviv: Ani rotze maim beva kashar (I would like to have some water, please).

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Old 01-07-2018, 01:39 PM
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I suddenly remember a Hebrew phrase I learned by head once in a hotel in Tel Aviv: Ani rotze maim beva kashar (I would like to have some water, please).

Cheers,
Erik
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You always need those basic language skills.

Here are some that I know personally ( all wanting water )

Watashi wa mizu onegashimasu ( Japanese, polite )

Mul chuseo ( Korean )

Waser bitte ( German )

prosze woda ( Polish )
....

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Exclamation Ejection seat

here is the seat completed
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and the cockpit tub in place. Notice the small cutout at the rear bottom to accommodate the nose gear bay.
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6192.jpg


Here is the seat position as shown in a cross sectional cut of a Mirage 3 which is similar in the angle to the Kfir.
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-seat-cut-out-side.jpg


The reason it is shown is to show that the ejection seat does not need the bottom surgery I and other performed on the Mirage or Kfir with the gear down. However, I did trim just a bit to get the seat to clear the gear bay structure a bit more.

Here is the seat in place
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:08 PM
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Cool Canopy on

here is the vacufomed canopy and the framing including the aft fairing.
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6196.jpg

glue on to the clear plastic
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6201.jpg


trim the plastic
Kfir C7- Yaron repaint of Yoav Kfir C2-img_6202.jpg


and a look at the cockpit with the addition before closing
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I would have liked to see more detail in the cockpit in addition to the great rendering.



canopy is glued on using conventional glue.
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I am hesitant using super glue as Yoav recommends because of bad experience I had that ruined a model ( but that is me ).


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Very nice work I'm really enjoying the coloring of the model, pretty.
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