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About hooter

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  • Birthday 04/28/1950

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    Essex, UK
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    Century Series fighters, Esp. F-100s and F-104s, and USAFE in the 60s

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  1. Thanks for all your help, guys. Unless someone comes up with a period colour photo we're not really going to know for sure, but t did'nt know that they used patched over the gun ports. It does make sense , as the RAF used them on their Hurricanes and Spitfires. Once again, thanks for your help
  2. There does seem to be some variations on what the colour scheme was on this airplane. I have the Osprey publication " Mustang Aces Of the Eighth AF", which is supposed to be well researched and it mentions the red colours for the canopy and wing tips, (but there's no colour on the gun panel on the profile ) I guess it's up to the individual as to what colour they're meant to be.
  3. Hi guys, I'm building the Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D as the well known " Detroit Miss " flown by Lt. Urban Drew, and have a question regarding the colour of the wing leading edge gun access panels. I have the Aeromaster decal sheet and they advise that the panels should be red or black ? Looking at photos of the actual airplane the panels are a dark colour, so they could be either. I've seen photos of completed models with red panels, along with the wingtips, but given the sort of wear they would have had it seems odd that the would be painted red ? I would be most grateful for any inf
  4. Many thanks for your kind comments . . . It's much appreciated. This is probably my favourite model, and one of my favourite airplanes, along with the F-104 Starfighter. I do have a soft spot for the F-100, as I live not far from the 20th. TFW's former home at Wethersfield. and spent many a day during the school holidays at the end of the runway watching their activities. They would stop about 200yards from us while doing their last minute checks before turning on to the runway ( After a wave from us ) and then blasting off down the runway . . . happy days. Sadly, that's all gone now, but this
  5. Oops ! Here are the pics. Please excuse me, I'm new to this posting thingy ! 😂.
  6. Hi guys, Here is my recently finished F-100D Super Sabre, which was assigned to the 20th. TFW in the 1960's.. here is a list of adds. and mods. I made to thr model : New wheels of the correct diameter Replacement pitot probe with scratch built mounting ( The kit one looked more like a drain pipe ! ) AMS resin ejection seat Eduard instrument panels Video Aviation MN 1 practice bomb carrier Decals were a mix of Eagle Strike, Campro and kit decals ( The wing badge was home made, as the one on the sheet was not really correct ) All comments ( good or bad ) gra
  7. That's a superb pic, ovikingo . . . One of my favourite Century Series airplanes 🙂
  8. I have the F 40 book on German F-104's of JG 71 & JG 74, and the pictures show the missiles as white with two bands behind the forward fins, although the photos are black & white, and don't say if they are live or practice rounds, The best thing to do is go to the website "916 Starfighter " which has photos of almost every F/TF-104G that served in Germany. Even if you don't find the answer you can spend ages just enjoying photos of F-104's ! Hope this helps . 😀
  9. There are photos on the Wethersfield Museum facebook page of F-100's in the victor alert barns which show the weapon on the centreline pylon and 275gal. tanks under the wings. these tanks were later upgraded to 335 gal. tanks HTH
  10. The wing walkway lines are correct, but all the photos I've seen of F-100's have no "Walkway " or "No Step " markings. Here's a pic of the upper wing of F-100D 56-3000, the famous "Triple Zilch " of the 20th. TFW to show you the walkway line. By the way, if you are doing a USAF airplane the silver aircraft were actually painted aluminium, and not natural metal, apart from the early versions HTH 🙂
  11. Thanks for that, Wolf . . . I'll have to get some of that
  12. VERY nice indeed ! How did you do the tinted windshield ?
  13. That light graey was Humbrol 28, and went on like a dream. It was just different enough from white , so that it covered nicely, as dud the other colours, so was a pleasure to paint.
  14. Thanks for the kind words, guys . I usually mix my paints 50 / 50 with thinners, and give a slight rub down between coats, and this helps to remove any brush marks. The final matt, gloss or satin finish is sprayed on with my trusty Badger 200. I don't use acrylics ( I tried once and spent an hour cleaning out the gunge that had formed inside ! ) I do use a spray coat if it's one colour, or an aluminium finish required, and that system has worked well for me over the years. 🙂.
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