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  1. Wolfpack-Design announced they were working on a T-38N in late 2017. SC
  2. The green is actually an outline I pulled from a photo of L-39 taken from the side. The first image I posted is that outline compared with the MPM fuselage, and the second one is over the Trumpeter. Unfortunately the scan of the Trumpeter fuselage is fuzzy around the vertical tail, but the taller vertical fin and higher rear of the fin root is what I noticed, by probably 2-3mm. See the extent of the rudder cutout on the Trumpeter tail as compared to the L-39.cz drawing.
  3. The second image shows the comparison with the Trumpeter 1/48 kit scan to the photo-extracted outline in green. The vertical tail is a little fuzzy in the scan, but is a little taller and swept back, the area behind the tail is a little high, the bottom of the front fuselage is a little high, and the nose does also seem a little longer and pointier.
  4. Disclaimer, I am no L-39 expert, and was doing this olnly as part of making my own custom decals. This is based on my comparison with the profile only. I tried to match scans of both MPM and Trumpeter fuselage to an outline I extracted from a L-39 photo I found online (green) scaled to similar size visually in photoshop, trying to match most of the spine, and overall shape. The first image shows the comparison with the MPM 1/48 kit to the photo-extracted outline in green. The vertical tail is a very good match. The bottom of the rear fuselage is a little low in outline, and the front of the fuselage is a little high.
  5. I have both the MPM and Trumpeter 1/48 L-39 kits (and Eduard 1/72 kits too). The Trumpeter kit has nice surface details and are more clearly defined than the MPM kit. Haven't taken the parts out of the bags for test fitting so can't comment on fitting issues. Accuracy wise, I've only compared the profile shape with photos of the real plane and the MPM kit. The Trumpeter vertical tail seems a bit too tall and swept back (not much, maybe 2-3mm), and the area behind the vertical tail seems a little too high. In comparison, the MPM L-39 vertical tail looks like a good match to the photos, but the bottom of the rear fuselage seems a little low. The wings of the two kits are similar in size, though the Trumpeter wings have separate flaps like the CMK resin parts. I was a little disappointed that the Trumpeter kit didn't come with intake trunking and jet engine intake face. I suppose the intakes are really small and narrow and it would be hard to see into the intakes, but Eduard provides it in their 1/72 L-39 kits.
  6. Here's a blog comparing both kits: http://lstfazz.blogspot.tw
  7. According to this review on Cybermodeler, https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/gwh/kit_gwh_s4805.shtml, this ROCAF boxing contains parts for a Block 15. You can see instructions and photos of the resin pitot and antenna parts on this page: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10423477. Earlier in this thread, Jennings said the "late" variety would contain new pitots, gun-bay doors, NACA intake scoops and exhaust grills, new wheel hubs, and under wing pylons. This ROCAF edition has some of those changes, but not all of them (no gun bay doors, new wheels, pylons, etc.). My guess is there will be a new "late" boxing in the future. This photo shows both "early" and the ROCAF/late forward fuselage.
  8. PM Sent for Academy USN F-4J with Aires Cockpit $45.00 Academy T-33A "Shooting Star" $15.00
  9. GWH released a ROCAF (Taiwan) Shooting Star Special Edition S4805 at the end of 2016. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10423477 The foward fuselage is different from the "early" boxing. NACA intake scoops, trapezoidal exhaust grills, and small antennas above and below were added. The L-shaped pitot under the nose has been removed. Four resin parts are included for the L-pitot, two left/right larger pitots, and a long blade behind the NLG wheel bay. Instruction sheet has been updated, but the wheels and other parts appears to be the same.
  10. Awesome build! Can you share more information about the 3d printed and Hasegawa parts for the A backdate? I have been planning a similar project. Thanks!
  11. I tried to PM you but it said you cannot receive any messages. Please PM me. Thanks!
  12. scjh

    P-3 Orion AEW

    I just saw on eBay somebody selling P-3 Rotodomes in 1/72 and 1/144. I am not associated with the seller and I don't know anything about the parts, but thought I would point it out. Search for "P-3 Rotodome"
  13. Hello, did you just post a Cutting Edge U-2R/S Dragon Lady decal set CED48026 on eBay? Can I PM you with a question? Thanks!
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