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  1. I'm ignoring the buddy pod just concentrating on the two tanks 😄 Thanks GW, and yes, just the tanks, why I picked this picture is because I went through a good chunk of A-6 pictures from Vietnam conflict and Desert Storm because it was said in the past that AV-8B tanks were different than 300gal tanks, it was probably on a Arma Hobby/Attack Squadron discussion or I missread something in the middle while scrolling, fact was people said 1/72 Hasegawa and Airfix Harrier drop tanks were off, more longer than what they should be etc... I then started to go through tons of pict
  2. I'm now starting to wonder about OV-1, Bronco and A-37 drop tanks now, specially if they fell on the 150 gal range but since I don't want to steer the direction to another topic, can I ask if there were differences between standard Aero D drop tanks BECAUSE I do see some difference between the two tanks in this picture Luigi https://imgur.com/lElLmRV https://imgur.com/lElLmRV
  3. Thunderbirds F-4E kits have hard wings, they tend to be cheaper especially the first release, combo is more pricey All Hasegawa F-4EJ, RF-4EJ and F-4EJ Kai have hard wing parts, the latter two RF-4EJ reboxes do also come with Kai parts Luigi
  4. I have packages sitting on Japan Post offices since the mid of March, a couple of them were returned back to Tenso something like a couple of days ago, others that were shipped through airmail are bouncing back and forth, I managed to get just one package shipped by combining items I had on my tab, but they could only ship them to me through DHL or Seamail, I picked up DHL and ended up paying two times the original investment I did Hyperbolic trend extension will last till the 31th of May, after that there are chances that Japan Post will resume accepting packages
  5. once found a missing vacuform canopy in some package wrapping I had stored inside "that room" and it's not something you can miss so easily, I'm still wondering how in the F ended there Luigi
  6. decreasing interest, 10 years ago my LHS in Viareggio mostly had people in their 20s like me picking RC models over static models, I was one of the few young people who could talk about panzers, modern aircrafts and mottled ones with modellers older than me as many others could not discern an F-16 from a Tomcat. Also since the modern society is more shitter than the society we had 30 years ago, I suppose than even if you have in a group of 50 people, 10 people interested in military equipment, out of those 10 people only a couple of them will probably join the Fill The Shelf Squad while t
  7. I'm into classics and I would rather miss match 930 and 964 parts ala Mid Night Racing Club TBK Porsche and make something worth crashing into a wall with than wasting money on a modern hover 😛 Luigi
  8. Most of pictures I saw always showed either earlier or later variants with P&W engine, barely saw any GE engined picture, I suppose those squadrons are kinda shy? 😛 Luigi
  9. those are F-16C Block 52, to convert the Tamiya kit you need either to sacrifice a Revell or Kinetic kit to steal the small intake and the P&W engine bits, be aware that some also have extra ECM equipment installed on the extension which can be found only on the Kinetic kit and in the overlypriced Hasegawa boxes which sadly contain only one antenna per kit Luigi
  10. I don't know, I once owned the revised F-111C box I think it just had a correction or a extra pamphlet for white belly AB-132 R&D aircraft but nothing in regards of the RF-111. Hasegawa limited edition kits released during the '90s were F-111G which is just a rebox of the FB-111A with markings for a gunship gray F-111D/F F-111E NASA which should at least guard the modeller about modifications made on its wings yet it just says you were to place decals and what colors use EF-111A Electric Fox prototype which contained the decals from past kit release and a white metal pr
  11. No F-111 made by Hasegawa had recce packs, the only extra bits you could find were white metal pitot tube on the EF-111A box O parts contained on both F-111C and F-111D/F are just the ones needed for the Pave Tack pod Common sprue layout for Hasegawa F-111 is A/B/G/Q J parts are for FB-111A & F-111C/G extra pylons P parts are for Durandal bombs and not present on EF-111A box C parts are for bottom fuselage section and intakes of the F-111E/D/F/G & FB-111A D parts are for bottom fuselage section and intakes of the F-111A & F-111C Parts for t
  12. Welp F-111E happened 7 years ago F-111C happened 9 years ago Before that their C/G was released 11 years ago Finally their EF-111A was 16 years ago When I was in Viareggio by the end of 2001 I remember ordering from my LHS around 8+ F-111D/F (2 kits every 3 months) as it was on their catalogue, never received one, Sticktoy then sent warehouse in-stock manifest to the store and not a single F-111 was there I wish someone takes over their rare as crap toolings and starts to release them, kinda funny that their FS-X prototype was released once 30? years
  13. It was probably on FineScaleModeller and probably there it was also something on Habu's website. I do have these but I don't know if I'm allowed to post them here or not https://i.imgur.com/G9od7tC.png https://imgur.com/G9od7tChttps://imgur.com/G9od7tC Luigi
  14. You welcome 😄 http://www.videoaviation.com/accessories/132-mk83-bombs-slick-body/ if you are planning to build something related to Desert Storm be aware that AMI Tornado also used standard body Mk83 with (possibly) a different tail and a different fuse.Check dstorm.eu for pictures and loadout charts, fuse and tail references were possibly posted here in the jet section forums, if pictures are dead due photobucket apocalypse I'll try to scavenge some from my unfriendly to searches hard drive Greetings Luigi
  15. I don't know about 1/32, in 1/72 the pylons of Revell kit are those for Luftwaffe variants with extra bits to disguise them as RAF pylons https://www.tornadosig.com/variants.html Luigi
  16. also be aware that british belly pylons are different than german and whatever ones as they adopted different braces Luigi
  17. I think markings were done by Fox One Decals (good luck finding one) and possibly by Superscale/Microscale even though earlier sheet used wrong fonts, outside that the ifs are Cam Decals, Aeromaster and Eagle Strike again OOP plus Print Scale decals but you better buy a extra set with stencils from a different brand as theirs are crappy and really I don't know how accurate they are. For the kit your choice is between Academy kinda toyish due their bright decision of making it a quick assembly kit, Fujimi/Esci which are OOP, kinda pricey and very basic, lastly Hasegawa or if you don
  18. if you accept paypal and ship to Italy I'm calling dibs on 1/72 Twobobs F-16 Tigermeet sheet Luigi
  19. It was said in the past not by me, but from another user which name's escapes me: Monogram as they got the nose right, engine pods kinda wrong, weapon stores unknown and wheels not be replaced Italeri as they got they nose wrong, engine pods kinda right, turbine fans to be replaced, ditto for wheels and weapon stores, also antenna job is needed cause they forgot some on the OA-10A box and some other more on the A-10C box Hasegawa, fetch it for C parts to be added on Italeri kit, dual rail launcher was approved by him, Academy I remember reading that they at first nai
  20. I will only speak (badly) about the only kit in town which is the Hasegawa kit...so you need to either scratch built or buy a newer cockpit tub, fix the intake trunking by adding FOD covers or purchase a dedicated AM set for it, same applies for the engine exhausts, wheel wells need some love and you probably have to swap the wheels with a latter set. Prowlers went through various update stages, Hasegawa (as per usual) mostly ignored all of them BUT from time to time and ALWAYS on limited edition boxes added an extra pamphlet telling the modeller to cut, replace and scratch-built various
  21. I don't know about 1/48 but in 1/72 their F/A-18E from the catalogue still comes with earlier ECS style, on the other hand the Growler comes with later ones.It seems they are pulling another F-4EJ Kai or something alike as all 1/72 Kai kits were limited edition ones till they decided to put box KX-4/SL-12 or 00384 on the catalogue around 10 years ago. They pretty much did the same for F-14A with NACA gunvents as everything was limited edtion and also some two seater kits like the EF-2000B, probably the Jaguar or something else like a certain Osprey version (USAF one) which was once again relea
  22. This is a big IF, but if you match Hasegawa F-2A with Hasegawa F-16 something comes short, ok those two are different machines but if they kept basic F-16 fuselage and added the extra stuff required for the enlarged wing and equipment you will notice that the bottom fuselage section comes short, yet if you match Revell and Tamiya parts with Hasegawa F-2A the lower section is nearly a spot on. Hasegawa only released the F-16A/B versions I messed it up cause of course they are just F-16A/B Block 15 dressed up as whatever Hasegawa decides them to be. Italeri revised their kit dif
  23. See JackMan post I will have to buy some Academy kits anyway just to clone or steal the countermeasures installed on wing Aim-120 launchers as Modern Hobbies seems to be gone and no one tackled that subject. Problems with that kit are not only in the nose area, intake lip points upward and the rear fuselage section funnels way too much, those problems can be fixed with some work, but the nose section requires replacement or a big boobie job and for me it's not worth the hassle Fujimi also has some other gold mines in form of model kit cars, it's too bad t
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