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About Camus272

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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. That's what I'm doing. I like to use the acrylics for brushing details, so things like black & white and common grays I'm constantly using (although I'll probably go back to Tamiya, and try Lifecolor (if I can get that)). But, if they discontinue the clears I'm in real trouble, as I can't get anything else to work as well. So, I'm stocking up and I will probably vacuum seal them to get another decade of acryl.
  2. I believe they close at 6. I try to get there once a year to resupply, the last time was February. Still a great store, and good for supplies, although they haven't added any newer paint lines. As for the kits, there are many, but I don't think I 've ever bought one there. Not many new ones, and the stock seems to be the same ones they have had for 10-20 years, although if it's what someone is looking for it's a great find. You do have to climb past people doing crack in the parking lot, but as I far as I know they are still there. Just to clarify -you did go to St Paul, not Minneapolis, right?
  3. I ordered in April. Still waiting.
  4. After getting back into the hobby, I quickly found out that kits only get more expensive, if you can find them again. It's even worse for aftermarket parts and decals that usually only get one print run. So, I just buy everything that I know I will want as soon as I can. I have a lot of kits that have been raided for parts - mostly ordnance, but some have swapped parts to do different blocks, etc. Sometimes I find kits are not up to a certain standard and get superseded by newer ones, leaving the originals for what-ifs , or some test project. So, having a large amount of resources, is I think, a good thing.
  5. That's interesting, I don't think I've seen an F-16A in the two-color scheme. They went to the F-16C in 1995, so I'm surprised the new repaint was being done before that.
  6. While the photo above is most definitely not a Sniper, the 18th in Alaska uses Sniper pods, and the 64th used Litening for one Red Flag. Just as F-15Cs now carry them for air intercepts, it is useful in identification. I was talking to the 64th a few weeks ago and they said they could really use them to go against 5th generation opponents, and it may be possible now that they are getting block 42 jets .
  7. Any chance anyone has the clear sprue (J) from the Hasegawa 1/48 F-15E? At the least, I need the front windscreen Part J1. Thanks, Brian
  8. I haven't seen the sheet, but since they are arctic I assume its for the 18th Aggressor squadron in Alaska - in which case they are block 30 (big mouth ) version.
  9. Very low, considering the crash happened below the parking lot. Does anyone know if these flights are part of a mandatory training syllabus, or just free flight time that the pilots electively get to fly?
  10. I know Bullseye has talked about doing another F-16 Aggressor sheet. I think they are just waiting for a few more new schemes.
  11. I imagine it would look something like this:
  12. I guess we'll find out when the 65th Aggressor Squadron gets theirs. If anyone will do something different, it will be them.
  13. Those were the markings for the temporary 18th AS F-16, not the new Nellis one that will have full markings. Of course, I just finished 86-295, but the Nellis one looks even better, so now I have to that one too as soon as someone does the markings.
  14. It was the commander of the 57th Fighter Wing - "Blend'r" - who opened up the submissions to the public. He didn't choose the winner though, we voted for it on Facebook. There were a few pretty awful schemes that luckily didn't make it too far. I'm looking forward to doing a walk-around of the Digital Ghost scheme in a few weeks.
  15. I've been wondering this for 20 years. It's not the Vietnam scheme. Although, I think I've seen one diagram (without paint numbers) that's different than the rest of that standard schemes, so I'm not sure if there is possibly another one. MM had already come out for the colors for the Strategic scheme, so I'm sure they knew what the B-52 colors actually were. Since these paints have now been discontinued, I guess it doesn't really matter, but I've wondered - who's been buying them for the last two decades?
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