Block 1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2005, 21:51
by Jester25
Hello everyone!

I`m about to finish my tiny model, however, I still lack info (photos) on the following:

#1 Do NWS and BUC Test buttons have black panels around them?
#2 Are those 3 black things on the secure voice panel dials or buttons?

Photos would be the best help (block1 preferably) but any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Regards

Paul

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 09:17
by Habu
Oy...obesess much? :P

What scale is this? Personally, I say just guess on this one. No one will be the wiser really.

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 21:20
by Jester25
What scale is this? Personally, I say just guess on this one. No one will be the wiser really.


It`s 1\12. I guess you`re right. After months of super detailing I probably exaggerate a little bit. :roll:

:cheers:

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 21:33
by Habu
Oh, this is the Esci/Ertl kit innit? Yeah, I wouldn't even fret over it, just paint it up and be done! ;)

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 21:56
by Jester25
Actually it`s Italeri...I`m working on the rudder pedals so it`ll take some time (short time preferably :) )

Regards

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 22:00
by Habu
The Taleri kit is the Esci. They bought many of their molds when they went out of business. Revell bought most of the rest.

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 22:17
by Jester25
Didn`t know. It`s a shame they (Italeri) are unable to make it more popular in Europe. It`s a great kit.

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 22:25
by Habu
Well, the problem with Italeri kits....is that they're Italeri kits :lol:
They do have a few gems though, some of their own making. But a lot of their current stuff are old Esci molds, which for the most part are exquisite despite their age. Esci had a good thing going, it's a shame they went under.

RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2005, 23:38
by Gus
I think the FCNP is on the wrong side...Not sure exactly when it was moved (guessing w/ block 10 or late block 5). Gums would know best.

Gus

Re: RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 21 Jun 2005, 17:12
by Jester25
Gus wrote:I think the FCNP is on the wrong side...Not sure exactly when it was moved (guessing w/ block 10 or late block 5). Gums would know best.


It is supposed to be block 1 so it`s all right. If you find any discrepancies let me know.

Regards

RE: Re: RE: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 21 Jun 2005, 18:36
by Habu
Btw...habout some pics of the whole project?

Unread postPosted: 21 Jun 2005, 20:07
by Jester25
I don`t want to reveal the project until it`s done. It`s almost finished (except for the throttle, the stick, some wiring and hoses...).

Maybe some teasers... :roll:

Unread postPosted: 22 Jun 2005, 23:22
by Jester25
Aces 2 months ago...

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2005, 00:46
by Habu
Ahhhh...so it's lighted I see. Someday....I will do one of these, but mod it and make it either a C or MLU cockpit :D

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2005, 04:48
by Ender_Wiggin
Man, it's been a while since I'e seen the inside of a Block 1 cockpit (was back at Sheppard, about a year ago)

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2005, 07:34
by Jester25
Habu wrote:Ahhhh...so it's lighted I see. Someday....I will do one of these, but mod it and make it either a C or MLU cockpit :D


That will be nice. You`ll need a lot of sanding, an entirely new front panel, new ...and ...(the list is long :) So, when are you starting? :cheers:


Ender_Wiggin wrote:man, its been a while since ive seen the inside of a Block 1 cockpit (was back at Sheppard, about a year ago)


She`s beauty, isn`t she? I have a weakness for earlier blocks.

Regards

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2005, 21:35
by Habu
Jester25 wrote:That will be nice. You`ll need a lot of sanding, an entirely new front panel, new ...and ...(the list is long :) So, when are you starting? :cheers:


You ain't kidding! Basically, I'll have a tub shell and a front shroud to start with. The front panel isn't too difficult to do, since it's basically two big MFD's and some ancillary gauges. The side panels will need some modding of course, that will be the PITA part. The UCP for the HUD will need some modding too. The ACES II will need some different color paint, but that's about it. It can be done, it's just a matter of how long....
With all the other stuff I have on the bench right now, it's a looooong way from now.

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2005, 21:56
by falconfixer860261
This might help some: http://gra.midco.net/mlgould/Jet%20Figh ... k%2010.JPG

This isn't color but will help with what should be where: http://www.habu2.net/vipers/viperpits/

This might help too: http://www.xflight.de/f16/

Re: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2005, 22:03
by falconfixer860261
Jester25 wrote:I`m about to finish my tiny model, however, I still lack info (photos) on the following:

#1 Do NWS and BUC Test buttons have black panels around them?
#2 Are those 3 black things on the secure voice panel dials or buttons?


I'm working from memory here so I may be wrong - but it's what I remember.

#1 Yes
#2 Dials

Re: Block1 cockpit

Unread postPosted: 28 Jun 2005, 13:32
by Jester25
falconfixer860261 wrote:I'm working from memory here so I may be wrong - but it's what I remember.

#1 Yes
#2 Dials


Thanks

Unread postPosted: 28 Jun 2005, 13:34
by Jester25
Habu wrote:You ain't kidding! Basically, I'll have a tub shell and a front shroud to start with. The front panel isn't too difficult to do, since it's basically two big MFD's and some ancillary gauges. The side panels will need some modding of course, that will be the PITA part. The UCP for the HUD will need some modding too. The ACES II will need some different color paint, but that's about it. It can be done, it's just a matter of how long....
With all the other stuff I have on the bench right now, it's a looooong way from now.


Yeah, that`s the problem - so much to do so little time... :)

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2005, 22:00
by Jester25
Well, back to work...

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2005, 18:09
by boness
I did theeir F-104 pit, sweet kit, I like what your doing with this one.

jim

Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2005, 21:51
by Jester25
I'm glad that you like it. Hopefully I'll get round to finishing it up.

Regards :cheers:

Unread postPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 13:02
by Mad_Viper
Looking damn fine. Can't wait to see the end result.

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2006, 18:37
by Habu
Any updates?

Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2006, 23:35
by Jester25
I've been busy recently, however...

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2006, 01:05
by Habu
Ooooh puuurty! Green LED?

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2006, 22:25
by Jester25
Habu wrote:Ooooh puuurty! Green LED?



Yep! 8) Just had that funny feeling that something was missing, so there it is.

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2006, 23:34
by Habu
Now if you could jusr figure out a way to project a HUD image up there, that would rock!

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2006, 10:02
by Jester25
I'll think about that. The glow is a little bit too diffuse to get a sharp image. I'll look for differemt LEDs or some lens to get that fixed.

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2006, 12:24
by Arctus
Gents,
A quick note about ACESII seats
The parachute container fabric starts out black and fades to green/gray with time. Your clue is if the metal portion of the container is black so should the fabric be, however if you are building a replica of a particular jet from photos, especially one currently in service, a black chute container with faded fabric would be very realistic.
Also, if the scale is large enough and you are making modifications...consider adding an actual pocket to the left side, on the fabric. Your kit is probably already molded with it. On the actual chute this pocket holds the parachute inspection log (AFTO Form 391)

Seat cushions are either sage green high-temp nylon or black shearling wool (at least US versions are)

I have no experience on A models so if the pic is historically accurate my apologies. Otherwise, beautiful detail.

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2006, 22:47
by Habu
Thanks for that. I strive to get as many photos of the individual jet I'm doing at the time I'm replicating. This usually tells me what color to paint the seat.

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2008, 23:50
by magnum4469
Jester,
Sweet Job!! Any updated Pics of the finished project? Would you be interested in doing a Blk 15 ADF for me? Let me know how much you would change if you would be interested.
Thanks
Magnum

Unread postPosted: 20 Oct 2008, 23:52
by Habu
Whoa! Resurrected thread!

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2010, 01:45
by vegasdave901
Whoa! Super-Resurrected thread!
I'm working on my Esci Blk 1 cocpit so I'm looking up pics on the web.
Always nice to see good model work.

Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2010, 17:49
by bk974
L-O-V-E-L-Y......I take my hat right off....this is the kind of modelling that makes me gape in awe...

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2010, 19:35
by Habu
Well, since it's resurrected, where's the update?

Question about about your lettering on your cockpit

Unread postPosted: 17 Sep 2010, 16:47
by tshanahans
Jester25,

How did you do the lettering around the instruments, especially the FCNP panel?

That is much finer than what is included with the kit. I'm doing the kit for my Dad, he helped create the the FCNP, and I would love to do that part of the cockpit as nice as possible.

Thanks,

Tom

RE: Question about about your lettering on your cockpit

Unread postPosted: 05 Jul 2013, 11:39
by Jester25
Hi everyone!

I'm sorry for not replying all that time :( The thing is I was really busy and couldn't go on with the project.
The cockpit needs a throttle (a hard nut) and some overall finishing. I'll try to find some time this summer. I miss modelling :)

As for the lettering that's just a fine brush and scribble production really :)

I wish you all the best! Keep working!