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Bart Goesaert (Silenoz)

F6F-5 stripdown


Holger Kranich
Gsus! Now thats looking awesome, Bart!
22 February 2017, 08:22
Bart Goesaert
so far only the items for destruction
22 February 2017, 08:24
That looks like a fascinating kit Bart. I had a look at a build review, and it looks amazingly complex. Good luck with your build, I'll be watching with interest.
22 February 2017, 17:43
Adam Farnsworth
Have been playing around with those little Metal Earth kits, but this looks a load of levels above!
22 February 2017, 17:47
Bart Goesaert
making a bit of a study, seems like a lot of soldering/glueing and looking out for parts... hope it will turn out good...
23 February 2017, 10:45
Lex Jassies
This looks like a real challence! Wish you lots of luck with this kit.
23 February 2017, 11:49
This is just the madness 👍 👍 👍
A problem is taken from you,

NAVY colors will not be a reason for discusion at the F6F 😄 😄 😄
23 February 2017, 12:35
Bart Goesaert
darn, I tended to use the right interior colors etc....
23 February 2017, 13:14
Ohhh, then it becomes a real task, so naked you rarely see an original 🙂
23 February 2017, 14:45
OMG, this will be a stunner.... and huge pile of work! i am certainly in.
1 March 2017, 14:33
Gary Brantley
That's a very ambitious project Bart! It should look marvelous when done.
1 March 2017, 15:39
Nice project! One question: Are the PE brass, Ni or steel? I ask, because until now I have all my stripdowns (see projects) soldered. But the Eduard stripdowns are made from brass and this here looks different.
1 March 2017, 17:47
Bart Goesaert
I think it's stainless steel, very solid, but a pain to solder...
1 March 2017, 17:59
Kees Kleijwegt
Count me in! 👍
Very curious about the build of a Jasmine strip down kit
1 March 2017, 18:03
i have seen in other forum that somebody assured it was stainless steel. there was a picture were it was completely scratched to show that it is not brass underneath. i remember also something about not being magnetic (to show that it was stainless steel, if i remember properly). sorry i do not have the link to that forum, sorry. i found it by accident.
1 March 2017, 19:03
Thank you, a link it not necessary - I trust you for sure!
1 March 2017, 19:23
Maciej Bellos
Ok! I am in! It will be a stunning sight when finished!
1 March 2017, 19:29
Urban Gardini
Sweet, where's the popcorn?
1 March 2017, 19:32
Erik Leijdens
Interesting Bart, good to see that you have posted it here too 👍
1 March 2017, 19:38
thanks bughunter 🙂
1 March 2017, 21:55
Bart Goesaert
Just did a quick test, and the material is magnetic. maybe just a very thick layer of Nikkel on top of it, or some low grade stainless steel (No 18/10, but a lower combination, it qualifies as "chinese" stainless steel, but it is magnetic, and not so corrosion resistant)
2 March 2017, 07:16
Holger Kranich
Absolutely a lovely build, Bart. Do you solder everything or do you glue small parts, too?
2 March 2017, 13:36
Bart Goesaert
I intend to try to solder as much as possible... like the tip of the wing consists of 4 pieces soldered together just to obtain some form of rigidness... everything is positioned with small teeth, but these only serve as a positioning guide...
2 March 2017, 13:46
Alec K
Very cool and interesting. I will follow this one with great interest.
2 March 2017, 14:00
ok, i probably misread the article. sorry.
2 March 2017, 18:32
Bart Goesaert
Or the writer was wrong. Some say this kit has white metal parts too
2 March 2017, 18:38
Gary Brantley
Bart, aren't the parts you speak of actually resin, impregnated with metallic "powder", instead of white metal?
2 March 2017, 19:21
Dave Flitton
Watching this with interest
2 March 2017, 19:33
Bart Goesaert
Yes they are Gary, but some reviewers said that it were white metal parts... I want to say that not everything that you read is correct
2 March 2017, 20:19
Gary Brantley
"... I want to say that not everything that you read is correct".
Well said Bart, and quite true. 🙂
2 March 2017, 20:24
Indeed 🙂
2 March 2017, 21:01
arne vd burg
watching !
2 March 2017, 21:19
Holger Kranich
Looking great so far Bart!
29 October 2018, 12:06
Björn Svedberg
This looks interesting! 👍 Following.
29 October 2018, 14:04
Christian Bruer
I have never seen a strip down kit in quarter scale so far. That looks very promising Bart. I'll take a seat and follow this!
29 October 2018, 17:19
Bart Goesaert
Thx for the interest
31 October 2018, 09:30
Bart, what is the state here? I hope you haven't given up!
10 January, 07:27
Bart Goesaert
Not given up, but it went a bit to the background... For the moment a serious lack of time to build and I still have to move everything around every evening, which isn't helpfull...
10 January, 07:48
Robert Podkoński
Of course I am watching! 😉 I purchased this kit some time ago, but I am not sure if I will ever have enough skill to tackle it...
10 January, 08:55
You can send it to me and I will do it for you 😉
10 January, 08:56
Robert Podkoński
Thanks for offer, bughunter, very appreciated ...but I love assembling kits much more than keeping the finished ones 😉
10 January, 08:59


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