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  2. Steven H. McLain

    Westland Lysander Question

    Does anyone know what the panel on the fuselage was in front of the vertical tailfin was for? Was it open? Was it a clear plastic? What was it for? Thank You in advance Steven H. McLain shmlmm68@frontier.com
  3. RichardL

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    The Tamiya F-14D is now in stock at Scalehobbyist in the states: Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat
  4. Trojan Thunder

    Revell 1/426 USS Arizona

    Nice start Don, I have the Ashey book as well. Might have to revisit it.
  5. I'm going to give it a shot between the following 1/48 Monogram A-37 Dragonfly. Just ordered the Aires cockpit as it was on sale (uber cheap right now) at SprueBrothers. Does anyone now if this can be used to depict an OA-37B? I'd really like to do it in Euro 1. Unfortunately that means I'll have to track down the Super Scale decal set. 1/48 Monogram AV-8A. I believe I have everything I need for it except the Caracal decals. If I have time I'll do the Revell 1/48 F/A-18E. Have lots of goodies for it to make it look sharp but still need to get Furball Decals CVW-8 decals so I make the SU-22 killer. Going to wait until I have those to start that one. I'd like to build a lot more but with kids and university I would just like to set a realistic goal.
  6. john53

    GEMINI 9A - 1/24

    Nice kit! I think I did this when I was in 8th grade, about 1967, it was new and I am old! Really going to keep an eye on this, I built the 1/48 Revell- Mercury-Gemini kit last year.---John BTW I remember the Gemini "space walks".---John
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  8. Hoops

    Early F-16A horizontal tails

    Came as extras in most Revell kits if somebody has spares. Failing that Quickboost has them in resin, 72196. Barring both of the above, cut off the aft portion and resand to profile. Cheers, Hoops
  9. Hoops

    RAF Mildenhall photo thread

    Maintain models released a conversion in the early 90s, but it has been out of production for decades. Quality is so so, and represents the configuration as the masters were made. This means shorter cheeks (don't make it all the way to the crew access door) and different antennas than currently mounted. I can't claim to know all the details, but as I understand the different sensor configurations are referred to as "Baselines." I also have read that there has been an attempt to bring some commonality, so that even different aircraft (S/U/V/W) will all be able to execute a core mission set, but with some advanced missions based on the specific air frame. As sensor develop, new antennas are added and others removed to constantly stay on top of the threat. One thing to note there is no radar in the cheeks, so they are not SLARs, but other types of antenna arrays. Also, there seems to be an across the board update to the cooling vents, early 2000s just had an open vent on the top, somewhere early teens p, they all got the scalloped trailing edge cover on them. Otherwise the antenna config on the cheeks varies with model and timeframe! Have to pick a time and hope you have enough references to model it accurately! Hoops
  10. Metodi Metodiev

    Eduard 1/72 MiG-21 MF Video build series

    Thanks mate!
  11. RKic

    F-5F

    I base coated the cockpit. I got to figure out what color all of the details are. Right here is why I love Monogram kits. This detail was incredible back when these kits were released. Even today it is nice.
  12. I seem to remember seeing replacement early F-16A horizontal tails for sale, but I'm not having any luck finding them. I need them in 1/72nd scale. Do they exist?
  13. Vaildog

    Meng 1/48 F-35 and AFV F-CK-1

    No one likes the F-35😔
  14. Ripaman

    Willys Jeep 1:24 scale

    Thanks for you comments Memphis and Ian Got the Willy painted and decals on and started on the weathering Until next time Regards Richard
  15. Very nice to see it in progress. I have Mike Ashley's old How To Build Ship Kits (or whatever the title) book. He builds the Arizona kit within, and has a few photos of things along the way. I can look through it for you to see if there are any useful answers to questions that might come up.
  16. RKic

    GEMINI 9A - 1/24

    Holy crap! This is entirely new to me! PS. Did Gemini astronauts ever space walk?
  17. I just love that paint scheme. It isn't even the yellow stripes (which are cool, no doubt). I think its the white nose with the tan radome. I have a Tamiya Tomcat inbound, I'll need to find similar decalage for it. And seeing your cockpit photos is reminding me of 8th grade, which was the last time I had one of these kits.
  18. Tornado was hard as hell! Almost as hard as tweaking the boot files to get it running. ahh, c:\\config.sys, those were the days.
  19. goondman

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    EXACTLY!!!! Well said
  20. UpperDeck

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    The comparison is perfectly valid IMHO : AMK wants to compete with Tamiya or Hasegawa or even exceed them in terms of molding quality, ease of assembly, part detailing, etc. Why should modelers feel free to compare AMK and Tamiya's Tomcat but refrain from comparing development time or methods or PR stuff, because "AMK is a much smaller company with much less development resources" ? It is like saying "my Lamborghini Countach is so much more powerful, so much louder, so much faster, so much more colourful than your Porsche. It is however built like a s**t and took forever to be delivered but it is entirely forgiven because it is a Lambo". AMK wants to be a big player and probably exceed the big brands, so I feel it is natural that everything be compared. Wether it suits AMK (price, detailing level, etc) or not (rubbish PR stuff, lengthy development time, etc).
  21. David Fifer

    CD72021: 1/72 EC-121 Warning Star

    I agree! That's been discussed in this thread if you read back to the posts of a couple of years ago. A third EC-121 sheet, potentially including 552nd decals, was reportedly in the planning stages back then. Obviously it was shelved in favor of other projects. Maybe we'll see it one day. I'd love to see decals for "Triple Nickel" (now in the USAF Museum), "Camellia City 49er," and the EC-121Q--all 552nd aircraft.
  22. chuck540z3

    Tamiya 1/49 F-14 A Tomcat

    Wow Peter, I just love that retro look to your Cat. The engines are particularly well done and realistic looking, just like the rest of the model. Just beautiful! ARC Chuck
  23. UpperDeck

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    As far as I remember, all we got from Trumpeter was a leaflet with stuff like "Intruder coming soon" enclosed in other kits, for years, that is all. No raving about how incredible their kit would be, no other advert with difficult to respect timelines, no pre-ordering or "fund-raising" rubbish, no social media "we listen to modelers and we love you" bs stuff. From AMK, we had all this. Now again it is going to be weeks since they provided photos about new sprues...
  24. flanker27

    Meng 1/48 F-35 and AFV F-CK-1

    They are on clearance at Spruebrothers with extra 40% off incase anyone is interested. Not associated with them but just thought it might be a good deal for some people
  25. john53

    1/48 Monogram F-14A Tomcat

    Thanks, I have some detail painting of the cockpit done.---John
  26. Brilliant work all this small work will just pop out once painted Regards Richard
  27. I forgot all about that one. Good pick. Lots of good blasts from the past. EAW was a good WW2 sim; probably my favorite was Tornado. Very old school but was a wonderful sim. Mission planning was a blast, lofting a full load of dumb bombs on some godless commie airbase while dodging SAMs and AAA was great fun. Not as much fun was having to use an MS-DOS boot disk to get max performance from my ancient 386 PC.
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