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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Indeed - thank you! The contents have been updated with the color descriptions
  8. 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
  9. Hi Janne, Cool Can't wait to see the results...make it heavily weatered, pleease greetings Diego
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Dear ARCers, I am currently working on a decal sheet dedicated to T-6G/LT-6G Texans used in the post war period. Many of them were armed with two "M2" .30 cal (single) gun pods, that were also used on the T-28 Troyans. It seems that this weapons were highly popular among the crews of these aircraft and were widely used, but, unfortunately, I was not able to find any plans or drawings showing these pods. It would be a big help, if you could provide some drawings or scale plans, or a good profile picture, so I could make a scale drawing. Many thanks in advance Diego Hi-Decal
  15. During 2019, Hi-Decal will release some decal sheets covering the legendary T-6G Texan, in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. It is also possible that a 1/32nd version will be done if there is enough interest. Currently, it is planned to include markings for several really colorful birds that have never been previously available in decal form: Imperial Iranian Air Force : - a yellow and orange T-6G target tug, - an armed NMF LT-6G , FAC/COIN aircraft, South Vietnamese Air Force: - a yellow T-6G of the 1st/514th Fighter Squadron, in 1963, Royal Moroccan Air Force: - a T-6G in sand and light blue scheme in early 1970s Royal Hellenic Air force: - an armed LT-6G in black green and grey camouflage, in 1965 More details will be available soon Greetings Diego
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