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  1. 6 hours ago, Joe Hegedus said:

    Yes, kit load charts are iffy and in many cases, flat-out wrong.  

     

    What I was referring to, though , is that there are different limits for airspeed/Mach no./g-loading for the various underwing weapon configurations based on whether there is a single wingtip missile loaded, one or each wingtip, or no wingtip missiles.  

     

    I see, thought there it was room for something never seen before 🙂

     

    Thanks ^^

     

    Luigi

  2. On 10/9/2021 at 3:59 PM, Joe Hegedus said:

    Methinks you misread his statment.  They flew a missile shoot that launched AIM-7s (expended the missiles) while carrying CATM-9 on the wingips.  Which, for a Hornet, isn't really unusual as they tend to want to have the Sidewinder on the tip (live or inert) as it helps with aeroelastic response of the wing.  Baby Hornets have a convoluted matrix of limitations that varies with what is under the wing, and also with whether or not there are missiles on the wingtips.  Also, an expended missile doesn't have an inert motor, it has an expended (burned) motor; it has nothing inside anymore.  An inert motor won't burn - that's the whole point of it being inert.

     

    you got me with a matrix of limitations, if you don't mind please explain cause kits loadout charts are iffy

     

    Luigi

  3. On 8/15/2021 at 7:49 PM, habu2 said:

    Reviewing underside pics of the early / pre-production airframes shows the aft fairing has always been there.  HobbyBooboo missed this on the 1/72 kits just like how they omitted the tail hook on their 1/72 Hornet kits. 

     

    that's accurate, everynyan knows they use magnets now instead of hooks

     

    Luigi

  4. 5 hours ago, ESzczesniak said:

    I am wanting to make a 1/72 Aggressor F-16 which are the block 25's and 32's.  I see the general recommendation is the Revell kit, but a lot of these threads predate the Tamiya kit.  I know this is a big mouth, but is there any reasonable kit bash or after market to get a small mouth intake on this kit?  I'd love to mostly build Tamiya for hassle free life, but my Googling isn't turning up much.  

     

    All Revell F-16C have big and small intakes, the first boxing 04633 has small stabilizers and other gigs for early Block 5/10 variants, I don't remember if its missing the parts for the short tail fairing of the A or has both.

    After that Tigermeet and Turkish reboxes do not come with small stabs and gigs for earlier variants.

    Cons are the need to rescribe or inscribe C specific panels around the IFR door, lack of bulged MLG doors not sure about wheels, also depending on the batch you will find it bundled with a good amount of flash.

     

    With some modelling trickery you can fit Revell small intake and P&W exhaust on Tamiya F-16s and also convert it into a twoseater cause I really doubt Tamiya will ever care about making other F-16 variants in 72

     

    Luigi

  5. 2 hours ago, ulvdemon said:

    This is purely random but I am putting out there to see if anyone has any info regarding F-16's, CFT's, and the avionic spines.  Looking over some images, I see that there are single seat F-16's with CFT's installed.  Yet has anyone seen any single seat F-16's with the avionics spine or is that strictly a 2 seater option?

    Like I said, random question that got me thinking after reading The Scale Viper again.

     

    F-16 AFTI had a spine extension that started around IFR door area and extended itself all the way to the tail

    F-16E from UAE has a fat tail base

    F-16Vgina will probably have something something bumpy in an artistic manner concept that will probably never see the light ala F-15 Silent Eagle

     

    For all I know from my experience of watching people flying F-16s in flight sims, no single seat F-16 ever used the long avionic spine, it's probably a 2 seat option only and be aware that there are around 4 variations of it:

    One should be EU users with chute extension -> Polish F-16D 52+ and Greek F-16D some have what I think are RWR/plume detector receivers similars to the ones used on Argentinian A-4s, some others do not have those RWR or plume pods

    IDF F-16 also had two sets of spines one with extension I think earlier ones, then latter variants do not come with chute extension, differences are mostly inside but you can easily spot what they have installed or what they not.

    UAE F-16s should also have country specific hardware, also some CFT have an IFR probe that pops from the right tank

    Other export versions are probably filled with chaff/flare launchers and maybe ECM devices but I never researched them

     

    Luigi

  6. I did not complain about their camouflage, Jan_Cz did 😛

     

    Caracal released A-E and EF decals, I don't know if they have all the stencils as I still have to order them, I do have various SS decal sets but most important I have four stencils sets plus a set Aussie Decal (?) for a complete F-111C/G, I gave up on the camouflage war due decal companies going always for the wrong scale, my builds are Ace Combat centered so outside some plain and gray ones I can vary with whatever camouflage theme I want and keep the THAT GUY crowd out as I only respect weight and clearance limits and mission specif weaponry & pods configuration, wild cards are only for experimental aircrafts and planes that never were such the F-20, CF-105 a TSR2 and few others

     

    Luigi

  7. 7 hours ago, Paul Boyer said:

    Wish they would do the F-111A in Vietnam service. I think Hasegawa issued that version only once at the beginning of the series. I need one now.

     

    If you have a spare F-111C/G as it comes with two types of bottom fuselages parts, take the sprue D and use those parts in place of the fuselage parts contained inside the F-111E

     

    Luigi

  8. 5 hours ago, f5guy said:

     

    Hi Luigi,

         I compared the DM kit to the scale plans in the Detail & Scale book, and it scales out pretty accurate against those plans, with just the wing span being just slightly long. The fuselage scaled out nicely too. However, I do see what you mean when compared to the Italeri kit. The DM fuselage and spine are a little fatter, and the canopy is longer and flatter. However, which is correct, and which is not, I couldn't tell you. I do know that most people aren't going to notice it. I sure hope that Wolpack is still planning on doing their kit, because the DM kit is a real let down. Fred K.

     

    Thanks Fred ;D

     

    Luigi

  9. 10 hours ago, arnobiz said:

    It looks like we're not talking about the same one: The left aircraft is an F-15EX, the right one a regular F-15E with some additional test equipment (orange areas) 🙂

     

     

    I was talking about the prototype with Eglin(?) markings 😄

     

    this one cause they both have Eglin markings

     

    Luigi

  10. 15 hours ago, arnobiz said:

    I don’t think so, it has regular F-15E tail fainrings and engines

     

    What I see is

    GE engines

    Longer ECM/RWR antennas sandwiching them

    Left stab has sleek fairing instead of normal torpedo one

    Fairings besides the canopy

     

    Nearly everything present on SA and SG variants

     

    Luigi

  11. On 12/21/2020 at 5:54 PM, jmel said:

    I totally forgot about the Italian jets, Tom.  Those were all ex-ANG Vipers repurposed after sitting at AMARC for many years, and flying combat 10+ years later.  How cool is that?

     

    Sadly, most of them have now been re-re-purposed into QF-16s.  Maybe they'll send you down to Tyndall for a Combat Archer one of these days.  🙂

     

    Remember that AMI F-16ADF like most of the upgraded F-16A do have C style gun vents, also check MLG wheels and spine panels for other sneaky changes

     

    Luigi

  12. In 1/72 you have the original Esci kit which was then partially fixed and reboxed by Italeri, by Revell which either had the original Esci or the Italeri revision and then by Tamiya.

     

    AMT/Ertl possibly did the F-100F cause I don't remember seeing any F-100F box by Esci, also most if not all AMT kits have the soft plastic filled with flash disease and supernova-gloss decal film

     

    Trumpeter F-100F is too long

    Trumpeter F-100D you need at least to fix the nose/intake area by stealing parts from Esci kit, someone, somewhere on Britmodeller forums did extensive fixes on Trumpeter kits because they are wacky.

     

    As for now like the A-7 and many others in 1/72 you just have kits resembling the real aircraft until you start to notice obvious things that many others do ignore

     

    Luigi

  13. I suggest dropping by and ask the question on Garage Kit modelling forums or your favorite social media website, for what I know all the resin do tend to yellow, if they are exposed to UV light you should try to add a thin UV protective coat on it, otherwise put UV screen on your detolf

     

    Luigi

  14. Probably google being more n a z i as probably someone told them that they are too soft applying everything is racist agenda rules, which are getting forced everywhere by many brands because whatever reasons being posted through twitter hashtags.

     

    Couple of years ago they went after a scale model builder YT channel because he was building only german stuff

    I've lost track of some bearded British man forging huge fantasy swords and I fear his channel is lost or got hidden by search logarithmic

    YT search is a mess, I remember being able to find stuff we regulars recorded on a OFP server and now it seems to be lost

    More than 10 years ago I usually played on a CoD UO server which mostly run  LoTR maps and admins were always streaming and recording through Youtube and everything seems to be lost, only one video survives

    Steam/Valve from time to time accidentally bans people because their avatar is taken from the folder of official avatars available from Red Orchestra game which guess what? It has a Wehrmacht soldier on it, yet there are no double S nor shows any kind of "oppression" symbols, but, but an avatar of a soldier of the Soviet Union it's fine.

    Back on YT months ago a channel hosting lots and lots of folklore songs got nuked because "hate and oppression" reasons

    Sooner or later Google will start to auto correct stuff like Blizzard does because modern players can't withstand a mere GG-EZ

     

    If the clown world wants it's own hugbox they should start to build one and not force people to adapt to their rules

     

    Luigi

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