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  1. https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/81569-warning-not-lsp-related-got-the-tamiya-p-38fg-today/&do=findComment&comment=1158883
  2. From over on Bullseyes FB Page. Going to print now, will be available though Sprue Brothers when ready
  3. Shoot never did find IA ANG
  4. Interesting read https://sobchak.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/article-why-the-u-s-air-force-did-not-use-the-f-47-thunderbolt-in-the-korean-war/ “Years of lean budgets and the neglect of tactical air power meant that by 1950 there were simply not enough Thunderbolts and associated spare parts left to support long-term combat operations. During World War II, 15,683 Thunderbolts were produced–more than any other American fighter. Of this total, an estimated one third were destroyed in combat, a third were scrapped after the war, and the remaining third went into storage, served with the Air National Guard, or were sold to foreign governments. Late-model F-47Ds and F-47Ns remained in service with a few active-duty Air Force units until the late 1940s, and the Air National Guard did not retire its last Thunderbolts until 1955. When the Korean War began, there were 1,167 F-47s on hand, but most of these were in storage–only 265 Thunderbolts were active in ANG units and they were all considered second-line aircraft. (24) Additionally, the rapid demobilization after World War II affected the supply system and the availability of spares for the Thunderbolts throughout the post-war years. For instance, the 23rd Fighter Group stationed on Guam in 1947 had pilots who had not accumulated the required night time flying hours because their Jugs lacked functioning flight instruments. The group’s historian noted “the installation of these instruments is contemplated in the near future, depending of course, upon Tech Supply.” (25) Historian Kenneth P. Werrell was told the F-47 was not used in Korea primarily because of the lack of spare parts. (26)”
  5. Course now I think I know who sleepy is. Next time I see him I’ll have to ask what the fuss about daco is
  6. Yeah I don’t follow them enough to know if the Su-25 is 32 or 48 For whatever reason they both look 32 to me
  7. No confirmation that I could find on scale. Nice how they don’t include any other objects so you get a sense of size. They included in a FB post with 3 other pics of an Su-25. Makes me wonder if it wasn’t an oops
  8. I’d argue that you can still spot trends... x2 35th Zulu Cobra sheets? Hmmm Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove had a stack of Tamiya 14As just after it dropped. I swear I haven’t seen that many boxes of the same kit in the same space since the 80s Omaha NATS. Everybody had a Meng F-35 under one arm and an Eduard Bf under the other. Abrams. It’s the Bf/51/Spit of of the Armored world. Something else that really on fire 50 years after? Moon landing. Mercury Redstone Atlas Gemini Titan Apollo Saturn LEM is all coming out of the woodwork. You see multiple companies doing the same subject...That’s not Socialism (everyone gets the same thing), that’s capitalism at its popularism best. Any threads that starts with “What subject would you like to see a new tool kit of?” You’ll get 51 responses with 68 different subjects (always a cadre that expects instructions are for others and list multiple subjects)....Unpopular, unpopular unpopular x66. If it had any shred of possibility of being at least liked...yup, somebody would tool it. Last hint. Any thread that has a post “why’d they tool that, we have so many already! We really needed a whatever.” Yup, you guessed it again .. the whatever is joykill. The subject we have too many off, wait for it...popular.
  9. Coming from Darren? Now there’s a shocker!
  10. I take that back. AS blue F-15As had an external stffner on the large speed brake https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/f-15-differences-t236442.html i think you can see it in this photo https://static.thisdayinaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/tdia//2012/11/McDonnell-Douglas-F-15A-8-MC-Eagle-73-0090-Air-Superiority-Blue-.jpg
  11. Everything I’ve read is that the small brake/square wingtips/strait (no dog tooth) H Stab would be pre production aircraft only.. (now watch someone throw down a 1st TFW pic of an F-15 with a small speed brake)
  12. Interesting blog site by a former McAir engineer Speed brakes http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2014/12/f-15-speed-brake-development.html Wing Tips http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-saga-of-f-15-wing-tips-to-clip-or.html http://aviationarchives.net/The%20Saga%20of%20the%20F-15%20Wing%20Tips_Revised%201_.pdf Since production As are externally identical to the C, you’ve got the same amount of work to get to a pre production A from either an ancient F-15A kit or a newer tool C. Wheels, seat, cockpit, and exhausts are the telling differences between non MISP As and C models. Most of that should be covered by AM. Have I missed anything?
  13. Nice work so far. Been thinking about doing this kit. Following with interest
  14. Nice work! Are the hubs the same color as the struts?
  15. United States Naval History and Heritage Command info on Gedunk: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/g/gedunk.html
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