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Spook498

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  1. Something that needs to be remembered, is this is at least in part, the CONA paint scheme. It may very well have had touch ups of one color or another. Also, this is one of their original Lot 25s that they have had since 2003. I don't think it has ever had a complete repaint. In the 11 years I have been at Lemoore, this jet is on its 5th color scheme. I think all they ever do is a sand, dust and touch up. In order for it to get a complete respray, I believe FRC would have to do it. YMMV.
  2. I too had a curtain that went around my doors and windows. I used to idle the truck, but once I bought it, if I didn't need to, I didn't. I was lucky that I had a factory installed fan under the upper cabinet, so I could turn that on and have fan noise all night, if a reefer didn't grace me with his presence. (I hauled a chemical tank) I also had a satellite dish (the manual, hang on a pole outside the truck, kind) a play station 2 that doubled as a dvd player, and satellite radio. Also a laptop and an aircard. (if that tells you how long ago it was) A good mattress, carpet in the sleeper, some nice sheets, and good pillows. Also, try to air the truck out, regularly take out your trash, don't keep any night time bottles in the truck longer than needed (and dispose of them properly!) and don't let your dirty laundry pile up. These things go a long way to keeping the inside of the truck smelling good, along with some febreeze, ozium spray and a nice air freshner or 2....
  3. Thomas, if you order it, you can use my address in the US, and I will forward it to you. You just have to pay for the extra shipping from me to you. If you like...
  4. If it doesn't have a tail hook, who cares?? :p Actually, I have seen a list of codes, on paper I think, that still shows ownership by location, for some units. For example, our SAR unit here is coded 7S, which is the code for Lemoore. I think this is a hold over from the late 40s or 50s designation system
  5. Yes, NavAirLant or NavAirPac. Here at Lemoore, we have several squadrons tail coded A* and are attached to East Coast air wings. Whenever their respective CVW goes sailing, they fly to the east coast and go with them. And, on the east coast, there is at least 1 west coast squadron that comes out here to fly with their Pacific CVW.
  6. Codes that start with N are attached to Pacific Fleet Air Wings. Codes that start with A are assigned to the Atlantic. Then the second letter is specific to an Air Wing. For example, NE is CVW-2, assigned to the Pacific Fleet. AB is CVW 1, attached to the Atlantic Fleet.
  7. Would you be interested in trading something for it? I have 48th scale US Navy jets.
  8. Super Scale did these a number of years back, 48-362. Its the VF-14 70th Anniversary, and VF-111 Miss Molly. Fightertown also did the 80th Anniversary on 48-035, (along with the 90th on the Super Hornet)
  9. This one was kind of easy, as I am familiar with the recent history of the squadron. However, on the tail, there are 2 letters, NK. N stands for squadrons that sail on Pacific Fleet Carriers, and the K refers to the Air Wing the squadron is attached to. Combined, they are CVW-14. A little internet searching shows that VFA 113 did their last CVW-14 cruise in 2009. In regards to other photos of other planes, you may need to take into account a ship name or any other secondary info you can find. As for more pics of 303, I may have one or two...
  10. 300 had the bird slicers as well. That pic that you posted is an older one. I am not sure of the time frame, but it is 2009 or earlier.
  11. 113/AC303 did have the bird slicers. As far as the IFR probe, a friend of mine used one from a Hasegawa Skyhawk kit that I had laying around. He boxed the opening in the fuselage with styrene, and a small piece for the probe cover, and went that way.
  12. Spook498

    VFA-146

    Im not sure of the time frames, but they are different between the cat shot pic and hangar bay pic. Check the length of the flames and the alignment of the red and white stripes. On the hangar shot, the "line" where they differ is at the end of the radome, as if the radome and the rest of the plane were painted separate and don't quite line up. The cat shot shows better contours. In the cat shot pic, it shows the McClusky award, which was issued in 1998 for the 1997 surge cruise. I think Superscale may have done this sheet as well, but I don't know which number if they did.
  13. Hello all, I am still looking if you have a partial kit that you want to get rid of. Thanks!
  14. As the title says. Im looking to buy partial kits that are missing a few, or missing alot of parts. I dont care which boxings, or which model. (As in A,B or D) Again, 1/48 Hasegawa Tomcats and 1/48 Revell Super Hornets. PM me with what you have. Thanks!
  15. I think CAM released those decals on the aftermarket. The tan camo and the VA 72 bird.
  16. Two Bobs released a set for the -16 in 48th. I don't know if they did it in 72nd or not.
  17. I have used his Electric Intruder sheet, and they went down flawlessly.
  18. Yes, the Hasegawa tanks are shorter than the Monogram but keep in mind the overall dimensions of the aircraft itself. Will the longer Mono tank fit the pylon with enough clearance behind the nose gear strut, while still clearing the inner main gear doors at the back end of the tank.
  19. I am not an official spokesperson for FT decals, but Brian posted some things on his FB page which indicated that he will personally be unavailable for a few weeks. However, he was setting things in motion to have someone package and ship the orders this week. Who that person is, how fast they work, and when they plan to ship is unknown to me. Apparently, the reason for Brian's absence was extremely short notice. Have patience... I know he received all of the decals from the printers.
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