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  1. habu2

    Modelcollect B-52H

    If a kit manufacturer does not feel it is necessary to do the research required to faithfully reproduce the subject - especially one as iconic as the BUFF - then I don’t feel it is necessary to do the research for them - or to buy their product
  2. habu2

    Yellowed decals

    Is it the clear carrier film that yellowed, or the “whites” in markings.? Hasegawa is notorious for their ivory or cream colored “whites” on their sheets.
  3. habu2

    Modelcollect B-52H

    That’s because this is the version used by the U.S.AAIRFORCE U.S.AAIRFORCE also had the unique one-piece windscreen. That VNAF insignia on the fuselage is an interesting choice. Flight of the Old Dog.......
  4. If you altered paper currency like that you’d probably end up in jail.....
  5. habu2

    F-35 news roundup

    Wait, where did the F-35 thread go? I think I’m reading a different thread.....
  6. habu2

    Modelcollect B-52H

  7. habu2

    F/A-16C CAS Viper. Tamyia 1/48

    All I see is a photobucket note saying image has been moved or deleted... 😞
  8. habu2

    F-111 astrocompass

    I've seen pics of EFs with a circular GPS shape ahead of the windscreen but they don't have the raised area like the FB astrotracker had. The EF GPS looks like a plate as previously mentioned.
  9. I went to the last A-4 show in '86 and the first (and second and third) F/A-18 shows in '87.
  10. habu2

    1/48 Hobbyboss A-4E Skyhawk

    an FYI, Squadron currently has the Hobbyboss A-4F kit on sale for $27.50 https://www.squadron.com/A-4F-Sky-Hawk-p/hy81765.htm
  11. I'm sitting comfortably in my armchair looking at a picture in "Gulf Air War Debrief" by World Airpower Journal (p.73) of an S-3B from VS-22 trailing a refueling drogue from a buddy store as an A-7E from VA-72 lines up for a plug. The photo caption states S-3s were used to augment KA-6Ds during DS but it doesn't explicitly state the photo is from DS. I also remember hearing a story about an S-3 that dropped a refueling store (or was it just an external tank?) on an Iraqi ship, sinking it. My Google-Fu is weak on this one, I can't find any info on when this occurred, Desert Storm or later...
  12. habu2

    August releases

    Where will the "Basics" sheets be listed on your website - with their matching scale? or on a separate page?
  13. habu2

    F-111 astrocompass

    No FB-111As were rebuilt as EF-111As. All EF-111As were converted from F-111As. The conversion was done by Grumman, not by GD or USAF. All production FB-111As were originally built as FBs. The prototype for the FB was 83-9783, the 18th (and last) pre-production F-111A. in 1990 30 FB-111As were modified and redesignated as F-111G when they were transferred from SAC to TAC. Those not reassigned to TAC were sold to Australia (RAAF) to supplement their F-111Cs. (edit: expanded for completeness)
  14. habu2

    Afterburner Decals

    I thought they re-invented themselves with a new name - which escapes me now. They don't visit this forum, they are only on facebook afaik.