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    St Cloud, MN
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    Modern Military Aircraft, mostly US, primarily aggressors. Additionally airshow photography.

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  1. Thanks. Looks like I've got all those, it just #3 that Kinetic neglected to include 2 of, or address in the instructions. The antennas under the intakes seem to be only on the original version,( I hope) as I have now removed them. Also, on the insides of the vertical stabilizers, Kinetic has molded several plates. All the photos I see show smooth surfaces, so I've removed those.
  2. Sinking into this kit is learning a whole new routine. I may be a little too focused on F-16s, whether it’s Tamiya, Hasegawa, or Kinetic, I can pretty much put them together while half asleep. This is a whole new step by step process. Starting off, I thought Viper intakes were difficult, but the size and shape of these is something else. They didn’t turn out as well as I hoped, but next time I’ll take a bit more time to smooth out the interiors. As for fit, it was a struggle to keep them at just the right adjustment while drying. First note to self: Next time, contrary to instructions, I
  3. Hello all, As I try to get up to speed on Legacy Hornet advancements in the last 35 years while I build VFC-12 07 (164647), I'm trying to figure out all the added-on lumps and bumps. Does anyone know what the sensors are which are located under the cockpit windscreen and leading-edges, above the front gear door? Also, does anyone know if these are included in the Kinetic kit? I believe everything else is in the kit, but I don't see those. Thanks for any help. Edit: Looking at my copy of Uncovering the F-18, they appear to be extra RWRs. If not included, would they appear t
  4. OK, here's my first F-18 project in 35 years. I think I'll go with VFC-12's 3-tone scheme from around 2008.
  5. OK, calling this one done. A simple decal job, followed by a lot of fixing this-and-that. It could have been a little better, especially if I was more careful with masking (a good lesson), but I definitely like the way this one looks. I think this now one of my favorite Viper schemes. Photos are pretty rare, and I find it's place in the evolution interesting, as this was the first variation of the original F-16N aggressor scheme, but is somewhat similar to the current USAF splinter scheme. Now, I'm hoping to clean some stuff of the bench by tomorrow so I can look at the F-18 build, and anoth
  6. It looks like he last signed in on March 13th. I do hope the hosting remains intact long enough for us to figure out some ways of distributing administration.
  7. You're right about 35237. When I first sprayed in on my N, over 36495, it looked green more than gray, but then when I added the blue 35109 to the scheme, it turned into dark gray. Lots of strange effect going on with that one.
  8. Well, the honest straight answer is that it is a copyright violation. Some of us might copy a particular marking or two, but a whole sheet? (especially asking someone else to copy their own sheet does seem a little over the line). Other than the tail art, I'm sure you piece the rest of the markings from other sheets. But, I'm not sure how well that tail art would turn out from an ink jet printer anyway. I would think your best plan would be to make a post in the buy/sell forum, or the decal swap group on Facebook. I'm sure there's somebody who just used the other option, and has it remaining
  9. So, after my compressor decided to give up and I had to run to Home Depot... Touch-ups are almost done. Some things that I had painted with Hataka and AK pulled up under the masking and had to be completely redone. So, now it's time to move on the final assembly stage.
  10. Yes, those are all in the Hataka set (FS numbers are listed on the back) , as well as all the other companies mentioned.
  11. I'm in. I haven't built an F-18 since 1987, although I've had one on the top of my list for twenty years. It will give me motivation to try out one of these Kinetic kits.
  12. Got some color on it - all Model Master. This is the first kit I've actually worked on in 18 months and I'm realizing how out of practice I am. A lot of touch-up is needed to get it where I want it. But, I'm hopeful that I can permanently relearn from my mistakes here, and maybe work out a whole line of F-16Ns for this build.
  13. A coat of primer done. My first attempt at using Mr Surfacer, I probably should have tested it on something else. I don't normally use much primer, but I'm trying to make my Model Master stash last, some I'm looking at ways to conserve paint.
  14. I'm in with another attempt (third try has to be the one to be finished). So, I'll keep it simple : Hasegawa F-16N in the Sukhoi blue scheme.
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