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  1. Cool Hand

    Jagdgeschwader Identification Band Colors

    Yes. That would work for Jg 1. Have a look at Heinz Bär's Fw 190A-8.
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    Jagdgeschwader Identification Band Colors

    I imagine that the red Jg 1 used is close to the shade that Jg 301 had on their tail bands. I would try to get close to that.
  3. Cool Hand

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Tamiya 1/48

    Great model and brilliant display stand.
  4. Cool Hand

    1/18th scale JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Superb build. Excellent work.
  5. Cool Hand

    Building a Bf 109G-10 cockpit armor plate

    It should be the armored glass unit. Unless I'm very mistaken, the frame and mounts will be painted RLM 66 like the rest of the cockpit. Couple of pics via google:
  6. Cool Hand

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Wait, there's an A/B model TCS pod is in the D kit as well?
  7. Cool Hand

    Bf 109F and G differences

    There are plenty of great schemes for the F. I'm sure you'll find more than a couple that will merit a build.
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    Bf 109F and G differences

    Yes, but some F's also had glass only on the left side. More importantly, the canopy frames changed from the F to the G. G models have thick frames on the windscreen and tilting portion. Armored windscreen glass was added to the outside on the F and was mounted inside the frame on the G. Other key differences between the F models and the G-2. The position of the fuel filler hatch is under the canopy on the F and on the left side of the upper fuselage aft of the canopy on the G. There is a round hatch on the left fuselage of the F, just aft of the supercharger intake. Most F models had a shorter oil cooler fairing under the nose. The F-4(Trop) and F-4Z had oil coolers which became the standard on the G. The same applies to wider chord prop blades - G standard on F-4(Trop) and F-4Z. Wheel wells are perfectly round on the F-4 but the F-2 and all G models had strait outboard edges for doors which were never used. Supercharger intake is thinner on the 109F-2. G models had 4 small scoops on the nose aft of the spinner, 2 per side. Some F models have a thin scoop on the right cowling aft of the engine crank access hole. Many F models have external strengthening plates(2 per side) over the join between the tail and rear fuselage.
  9. Cool Hand

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I have to completely disagree with you. An F-111 or F-100 may be of more interest to you, but even if Tamiya were to develop kits of both of the same quality as their F-14. The F-14 line would sell more than the F-111 and F100 lines combined. The Tomcat is iconic to the level that the Aardvark and Super Sabre cannot even come close to. The F-14 is the license to print money, the others - not so much.
  10. Cool Hand

    1/48 Hobbyboss A-4E Skyhawk

    Very nice build, Darren. How easily do you think it would be to close the gear bays for an in-flight build? I had a Hasegawa build going a few years ago, but I was not happy with my attempt to close the gear, slats and air brake.
  11. Cool Hand

    Wolfpak December 2017 Release

    I'd love to see an A-6A from VA 196.
  12. Cool Hand

    2017 MLB World Series

    I'm rooting for the Dodger because Dave Roberts is the manager. For those who don't remember Roberts' contribution to the 2004 Red Sox:
  13. Cool Hand

    Fw-190... converting an A-5 to A-6?

    The main difference is that the A-6 uses a re-designed wing to allow for a pair of MG 151/20 cannons in the outer bays, unlike the earlier wing which could only house the Mg FF cannon in the outboard bays. The rest of the guns were not changed. Check here for more details: http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/11/stuff_eng_fw190_01.htm As for the kit, make sure you use the lower wing with the flat hatches under the outer wing cannon and open ejection ports in the hatches. Otherwise follow the instructions for an A-5. If using the decals for Walter Nowotny's aircraft, do not use any cannon in the outer bays - he had them removed to save weight and maximize performance. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234997435-fw-190a-5-profipack-172-eduard/
  14. Cool Hand

    USN Legacy Squadrons Group Build

    I do not recall this being mentioned as one of the criteria before now.