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    R/C flying, music and recording. P/C sims. Licensed Aircraft Mechanic currently working on the B757-200, B767-300ER, Airbus A300/A310 and have 10+ years Herk experience. Also worked on the B727, B737, CT-114, CT-133 and CF-104.

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  1. It also has no relevance to the new kit. Bringing it up in this discussion is just muddying an already murky pond. Regards, John
  2. I totally forgot about the Armycast decal sheet. I also forgot I had it in my stash. I ordered the Tauro low vis stencil set and am going to try to track down the Sky Models sheet as it looks like it has some good content. Cheers, John
  3. Hi All, As the title states, I'm looking for options in 1/48 scale for the ITAF F-104S ASA-M low vis markings. I have the Kinetic F-104S kit and am doing a bit of preplanning and research before I start the build. I like the looks of the weathered low vis grey so this is where I'm headed. The kit markings are a bit limited so I've been doing some google searching and have come across a few sheets by Tauro (TM 48-569 and 570), Xtradecal (X48208) and EagleStrike (48-057 OOP and expensive). For those in the know, am I missing anything that's a jewel out there? Any and all
  4. Both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have translating tools. They're located in the right side of the address bar. Here's 2 links to help. Translate in Google Translate in Microsoft Edge Cheers, John
  5. CF104

    SAAB J29

    Apparently the slats were only extended along with the flaps. You'd have to search for J-29 photos prior to the E model with the flaps extended. So far I can't find any. Cheers, John
  6. Kind of defeats the purpose of scale modeling. I wouldn't understand why someone would want stencils 33% smaller than they're supposed to be. "More in scale" is really the scale they're supposed to be. There's scale effect in colors but markings themselves have a defined 1:1 size so I can't see any benefit or argument for it. Cheers, John
  7. As stated earlier, only the A and B had the C-1. The RNLAF jets had the C-2 seat through their entire service life. The following link will help with determining visually which seat is in the jet you are looking to build. http://www.ejectionsite.com/f104seat.htm Cheers, John
  8. Only the F-104A and B with the C-1 seat were downward ejecting. The C-2 and MB seats were upward. Cheers, John
  9. The 9-12 is the initial Mig-29 production variant and is known as the Fulcrum-A. It has the small original dorsal spine. The 9-13 is the Mig-29S and is known as the Fulcrum-C which has the fatback dorsal spine. Cheers, John
  10. Is this the decal set? Looks like a tan color to me but there isn't anything out there for colour photos with a quick search to confirm. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dekls-da48049-f-51-mustang-169-fighter-squadron--1305583 I would say this F-51 has the cuffs due to the darker areas at the roots. Compare with this photo. The UTAH and CALIF birds are uncuffed while the NEV is. https://laststandonzombieisland.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/f-51d-mustangs-of-the-utah-california-and-nevada-angs-in-1948-144thfightergroup.jpg Cheers, John
  11. The circled antenna is one of two lower ICMS (Internal Counter Measures System) Band 2 antennas. The angled antenna is an improved UHF/VHF antenna which I believe was part of MSIP II. Cheers, John
  12. There's photo evidence indicating that the "turkey feathers" were removed as early as 1992. B-1B no "turkey feathers" 1992 If you're concerned about uber accuracy then use photo references to build a B-1B with the turkey feathers and you'll be okay. Cheers, John
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