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  1. As we were able to finalize the research work on the "Pharaos' Ghosts" sheet, we will release it as first one in 2020, followed by the ANG Phantoms and Hawker Hunter sheets. The project will go to the printer in February. Here are the final contents: HD48033 & HD72063 : F-4E Phantom II "Pharaoh's ghosts" - "7813" in disruptive "Compass Ghost Grey" camouflage, 1980, - "7827" in "modified South East Asia" camouflage with orange & black quick ID panels, 1983, - "7817" in "Egypt One" scheme, with orange & black quick ID panels, 1985 - a former USAF MiG-Killer, credited with a VPAF MiG-21 shot down during the Vietnam war. Greetings Diego
  2. Dear ARCers, We are proud to announce our next release: Our long awaited sheet, covering several short nose F-4C/D Phantoms serving with Air National Guard units and wearing the early Hill One and late Hill Two schemes, as well as an experimental F-4C in an attractive splinter camouflage, is now scheduled for release in January 2020. A very long research time period was unfortunately necessary to complete the required data, but now we are finally able to propose you a collection of unique Phantoms, never previously covered in decal form: HD48030 & HD72060 : F-4C/D Phantom II "Grey Guardians" - F-4C 114th TFTS, Oregon ANG , MiG-killer with eagle tail art - Hill One scheme - F-4D 194th FIS, California ANG, with a king-size griffin tail art - Hill Two scheme - F-4D 136th TFS, New York ANG, with rhino nose art and some other very attractive special markings - Hill Two scheme - F-4D 170th TFS, Illinois ANG, with an exotic artwork and a sharkmouthed SUU-23 gun pod - Hill Two scheme - F-4C 58th TFTW, in an experimental splintered scheme including a false canopy under the fuselage Please stay tuned - more details will be posted soon... Greetings Diego More ANG/AFRES F-4Ds from Hi-Decal on HD48025 & HD72055: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/RjQAAOSwKb5dOMp3/s-l1600.jpg https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTEzMFgxNjAw/z/hPwAAOSwR-9dyB7Q/$/NEW-132-Techmod-Decals-32033-McDonnell-F-4D-Phantom-_57.jpg https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTEzMFgxNjAw/z/AfUAAOSwA75dyB7O/$/NEW-132-Techmod-Decals-32033-McDonnell-F-4D-Phantom-_57.jpg
  3. Well, indeed, the date should be "1973"...sorry! I based the artwork on some shots from private collections supplied to me some years ago...then, these were the only detailed photos of the 193 available. Only years later, a photo of the Mascot wearing with a standardized code 193 was published. Interestingly, you will find a profile, I assume based on the same shots I used, in the book "Flugzeuge der DDR" (Tomes I & IV). Anyway, as far as the LSK/NVA codes are concerned, there were some interesting "exceptions from the rule", the best known being - MiG-19PM "red 335" that hat Soviet style red, black outlined codes applied during her service life ( the bird received a fake camo and "standard" codes first at the " Traditionslinie Bautzen" museum) - there were also a MiG-19S Farmer and a MiG-17(glatt) Fresco A that flew with Soviet style blue, black outlined codes, - Il-28U Mascot "black193" with codes applied using the non standard "squared" font , - Il-28 Beagle "black 190" that used a similar font as the a.m. black 193, and maybe, a few more...
  4. Well , this may be only guesswork, but, as the Bobcat kit has the nacelles as separate sprue, maybe there will be a future R with thicker nacelles and tip tanks released...hopefully, as resin nacelles could be a big expensive. Also , Bobcat's solution with the separate belly radome would allow to make a separate forward fuselage for the Il-28U Mascot without the need of a major surgery to delete the radome, but also to build some of the Elint versions that hadn't this device installed. Anyway, a new "Mascot" plug-in forward fuselage would need less resin material than the nacelles, and would also work as weight...of course, only in case Bobcat doesn't plan to release the trainer in the future.
  5. Our new T-33 sheets in 1/72 and 1/48 scales are now available from our distributors in Europe and Hong Kong, and will be available in the U.S. in few days... ...and they are already becoming real hot sellers - many thanks! color notes: - T-33A "2-161", IIAF - international orange upper surfaces with NMF underside; - T-33A "2-8002", IRIAF - very pale grey upper surfaces with light grey underside; - T-33A "2-8005", IRIAF - light blue and dark blue upper surfaces with light grey underside; - T-33A "UB-531",UBAF - NMF , nose and entire rear fuselage & tail in day-glo orange, red wingtip tanks; - T-33A "703", FAR - dark green and grass green camouflage with pale blue underside.
  6. The new HDL Il-28 decal sheets are already available in Europe and Hong Kong, and will be also available in the U.S. in few days. As far as the target tug equipment is concerned, as the beautiful Bobcat kit finally arrived to Europe, I think we will shortly see a plethora of components coming from CMK, Eduard and others resin / metal aftermarket specialists :) greetings Diego
  7. The Terminator sheet is another, separate project. The 3 EAF birds will cover a full sheet, including the black stripes for the hi-viz panels.
  8. FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey overall FS 36320 Dark Compass Ghost Grey disruptive camo pattern with FS 37038 Black radome nose tip and gun muzzle each EAF F-4E in this scheme having an individual pattern BTW - as the T-33A decals are now released, the EAF F-4E sheets will be released as next (September-October) and will include a.o. the stencilling specific for EAF F-4Es in Hill One scheme.
  9. Indeed - thank you! The contents have been updated with the color descriptions
  10. Dear ARCers, Our newest decals HD48032 and HD72062, with markings for 5 colorful T-33s never before covered in decal form, are ready and will be available in few days. Greetings Diego
  11. Hi Janne, Cool Can't wait to see the results...make it heavily weatered, pleease greetings Diego
  12. Hello Janne, Wow! - There is another masterpiece coming from you May I ask if you did already planned what kind of scheme your Flanker will wear? Could I suggest an Angolan ( jungle camo), Eritrean ( splinter camo ) or an Ethiopian (standard, very weathered scheme - MiG killer) bird? Greetings Diego
  13. The shipping process has already started. The Il-28 decals will be available in UK on May16th. Other locations could need some more time... Of course, in case of need, the new sheets can also be ordered directly from Hi-Decal.eu Greetings Diego
  14. Two decal sheets for the Beagle have also been just released by Hi-Decal: HD48035 IL-28 Beagle: Color notes: - Polish AF - Natural Metal /aluminium varnish - Egyptian AF - Sand and Olive Green camouflage with light blue grey belly - Finnish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish & fluorescent orange - East German AF - Dark Green and Brown camouflage with light blue grey belly HD48036 IL-28 RT/U Beagle/Mascot: color notes: - North Vietnamese AF - Dark Green camouflage with Natural Metal /aluminium varnish belly - Nigerian AF - overall Sand, Grey Green and Olive Green camouflage - Hungarian AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish - Polish AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish - East German AF - Natural Metal / aluminum varnish Greetings Diego
  15. Having in mind the upcoming Bobcat Il-28, we will release two decal sheets covering some interesting and colorful Beagles - both sheets are scheduled for late March: Hi-Decal HD48035 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle (4) - "red 40", 7th Bomber Brigade, Polish Air Force 1963. On 10 April 1964, "red 40", acting as an "agressor" during an international exercise, was accidentally rammed by the intercepting Czechoslovak AF MiG-19PM "1002", both aircraft crashing as result of the collision. - "black 1733", Egyptian Air Force, in sand/green camouflage, Kom Awshim AB, 1973. - "black NH-1/01", Target Tug, Finnish Air Force, in aluminum/dayglo scheme, Utti AB, 1968. - "red 208", Target Towing Wing 33, East German Air Force, in brown/green camouflage, Peenemünde AB, 1980. as well as: Hi-Decal HD48036 Ilyushin Il-28 RT/U Beagle/Mascot (5) - "red 2088", 929th Bomber Battalion, North Vietnamese Air Force,in green/aluminium scheme,1972. On 9 October 1972, two VPAF Beagles, Il-28 "2088" and Il-28R "2184", successfully bombed the LS32 CIA/Air America base and runway at Bouam Long in Laos with cluster bombs and OFAB-250 fragmentation bombs, causing severe damage to the installations. - "black NAF 802", Nigerian Air Force, in sand/green/grey-green camouflage during the Biafran Civil War, 1969. - "red 19", Il-28RT ELINT version with double belly radome, Hungarian Air Force,1965. - "red S3", Il-28U Mascot, Polish Navy, Siemirowice AB, 1970 - "black 193", Il-28U Mascot, Target Towing Wing 33, East German Air Force, Peenemünde AB,1965. Greetings Diego www.hi-decal.eu
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