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  1. That's handy . . .I've just started my 1/32 scale F-104G, and have ordered a set of the new Astradecals F-104 Luftwaffe / Bundesmarine markings, so if all goes well I may enter my "Baby" when I've finished!
  2. I don't know of any resin seats, but Eduard do a photo etched set [ pre-painted ] to enable you to detail up the kit seats. I've just ordered a set for my TF-104G . . .Hope this helps! <_<
  3. I've just finished building the Airfix Saturn V, and here is another website that has LOADS of info on the booster and CSM/ LM : http://apollomaniacs.web.infoseek.co.jp/apollo/indexe.htm PS: I used the space model systems decals, and they were very comprehensive and excellent quality
  4. I'm not sure about part G8, but G4 is definitely the centreline pylon, usually carrying a practice bomb dispenser but primarily used for special weapon carriage. I actually scratch built one of these for my Monogram Hun that I built some years ago. you should be able to find good photos of the pylon in any of the F-100 books that are about. hope this helps. :)
  5. I'm not sure about part G8, but G4 is definitely the centreline pylon, usually carrying a practice bomb dispenser but primarily used for special weapon carriage. I actually scratch built one of these for my Monogram Hun that I built some years ago. you should be able to find good photos of the pylon in any of the F-100 books that are about. hope this helps. :)
  6. F-100, Monogram 1/48 scale and my favourite airplanr of all time : the F-104G Starfighter, both Hasegawa 1/48 and 1/32 scale
  7. Many thanks for the info and links, guys . . .interior green it is then!
  8. I wonder if anyone can help me with a colour question, namely the colour of the wheelbays and doors on the F-102 Delta Dagger/ I've just bought the kit, but the usual Revell paint instructions are a bit vague, and I have some ambiguous photo info in colour and black and white, which does'nt help! In the colour pics the inside of the nosewheel door appears chromate yellow, but the B & W pics of the wheelbays seem to indicate a darker colour, possibly interior green? If anyone can shed any light on this topic I would be most grateful.
  9. I've just bought this kit {No. 04586] from the Midland Air Museum at Coventry, and it definitely has the caseX wing, with markings for the 525th. FIS commander's aircraft [Which is why I bought it ! ] :blink:
  10. I have a set of Carpena decals, which feature both a USAFE F-100D [The reason I bought the sheet] and a French AF machine in the color scheme shown in your post. it also has a rather fetching sharkmouth on the nose as well! if you PM me, I will send you the French decals Free of charge, as I won't need them, and it's always good to help out a fellow "Hun" fan!
  11. hooter


    I have just checked, and yes, it is the F-84F.
  12. hooter


    I have a cutaway of the F-84, which is roughly A3 size, so I could e-mail it as two pics, which you can then join together. just e-mail me and I'll see what I can do
  13. Just a quick bit of info for you. The dayglo orange panels were introduced from about 1968 onwards, so if you build an earlier machine you won't need to paint your wing tanks. But I think they look better with orange anyway. I've even seen a picture of an F-104 with a dayglo section on a underwing tank, but that's probably a one - off.Hope this helps.
  14. I agree with PeepingBear. While serving in the RAF during the seventies I got to see many German F-104s, and as far as I recall they were all Weissaluminium underneath. I even have some close-up photos of aircraft from JaboG 32 to confirm this. I guess the confusion comes from the fact that in certain photos the underside can look like light grey, but I'm pretty sure that RAL 9006 is the correct colour, possibly 'toned down' for scale effect.
  15. I agree with Harold . . . modern jets are fine, provided you like grey paint! the older aircraft have more character, in my opinion. i particularly have a fondness for the F-100 as i live not far from their old base at Wethersfield, in fact the first photo [56-3979] is an ex 20th. TFW machine. :P
  16. Another thing that might be of interest is that certain FGR 2's had the facility to enable a second control column to be fitted in the rear cockpit as and when required. When I worked on 17 squadron Phantoms in Germany [1971-74] we had two or three with this capability. XT901 was one, and if memory serves then XV397 was another. Hope this is of interest to you.
  17. Another book you might consider is the Airdoc publication No. 8 which details the RF-4E in Bundesluftwaffe service. I know it's about German RF-4s, but it has some excellent photos and markings details.
  18. Will do . . .Just waiting for the decals! ;)
  19. Here are some pics of my 1/32 scale Hasegawa F-104G, which I made some time ago. I was particularly pleased with the way it turned out, as apart from the "Rescue" arrows, ejection seat triangles, fuel filler point and fin flash all the markings were made by me. The ejection seat is a white metal seat from the German firm Peddinghaus, which I bought about fifteen years ago! Now, of course I have a new resin seat from AMS, and I'm just waiting for the Astra decals set to make another one! By the way, did I say I LOVE F-104s? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. :cheers http://i248.pho
  20. I've recently bought the walkaround book, and I can recommend it. The photos are worth having, plus it does have some nice drawings of various weapons that were carried by the "Hun". Also, there are some good colour profiles towards the back of the book. If, like me you are a big fan of the F-100 this book is worth buying.
  21. hooter

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    Hi Richard, As far as I can recall I used Xtracolor for the rear end, but I'm not sure about the aluminium colour . . .I built this model about ten years ago so the old memory fails me sometimes! I found the Xtracolor with various shades of brown and copper, coupled with pastels for shading gave me the desired effect on the rear fuselage. When the F-100's of the 20th. TFW were based at Wethersfield the rear panels had not dis-coloured to the extent seen on later F-100's, and that's how I remember them when I watched from the perimeter fence during school holidays. . .Ah . .Happy days!
  22. Here are some photos of my Monogram 1/48 F-100D in the markings of the 20th.TFW. This is one of my favourite models, as I made the small stencilling and unit flash and wing emblem myself, as there were not any accurate decals available at the time. comparing this kit with the new Trumpeter model I think the Monogram kit is the more accurate, although I've only seen the Trumpeter kit in photos. I'd be interested to hear what other modellers think. http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...ls/F-100D-1.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...ls/F-100D-2.jpg http://i248.photobuc
  23. Thanks geedubelyer, I think I've got the hang of this posting thing at last! Here are my pics . . please let me know what you think [good or bad!] http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...dels/F-102A.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...84F19-45-51.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...100D50thTFW.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...4439SqdnCAF.jpg http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/P...s/KLuF-104G.jpg ;)
  24. I think I've got the uploading procedure right this time! /Users/patmiller/Desktop/CF-104439SqdnCAF.jpg /Users/patmiller/Desktop/F-84F.jpg /Users/patmiller/Desktop/F-100D50thTFW.jpg /Users/patmiller/Desktop/F-102A.jpg /Users/patmiller/Desktop/KLuF-104G.jpg
  25. hooter

    My models

    OOps! I seem to have cocked up here! I'll try a re-post later, when I've worked out the correct procedure . . .sorry about that! :)
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