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  1. It is the Revell kit with added parts for the ADF. The decals in the Academy kit (this release) are crap. Brittle, color bleeding, and the insignias and refueling markings are black not the various grays. They are only for the “C” tail, not the “A” tail. Suggest using the Hasegawa decals on the Academy kit.
  2. You still need the parabrake extension, that’s not in any of the Tamiya boxings.
  3. Late with this reply but maybe this will help. The name "Barak" was given to all F-16C and F-16D aircraft acquired under two FMS programs, Peace Marble II and Peace Marble III. The PM II jets were called Barak I while the PM III jets were called Barak II. PM II jets (Barak I) were all Block 30 jets, 51x C models and 24x D models, 75 total. All had standard WAC HUDs, GE F110 engines, heavy weight landing gear, and parabrake extensions (for electronics not drag chutes) at the base of the vertical tail. However, all the C models had NSI (small mouth) inlets* and all the D models had MCID (large mouth) inlets. Additionally all the D models had the full length dorsal spine. C models had tail numbers 3xx (301, 302 etc) and D models had tail numbers 0xx (020, 021 etc). PM III jets (Barak II) were all Block 40 jets, 30x C models and 30x D models, 60 total. All had standard WAC HUDs (not WAR HUDs like USAF Block 40/42s), GE F110 engines, heavy weight landing gear, and parabrake extensions (for electronics not drag chutes) at the base of the vertical tail. Both the C and D models had MCID (large mouth) inlets. Additionally all the D models had the full length dorsal spine. C models had tail numbers 5xx and D models had tail numbers 6xx. Additionally the Block 40 jets had a larger external pre-cooler inlet (long slender rectangular box) mounted above and just aft of the port main landing gear door, this is another way to differentiate between Barak I & II. * there was one Block 30 C model (tail # 360) that had the MCID fitted after delivery as a test but the change was not adopted to the rest of the Block 30 Cs. I didn't go into all the specific lumps bumps antenna etc, but the above info should be a good guide as to which kits/parts you need for a Barak I or II.
  4. First, a fantastic build. Very impressive. Second - and this is a question not a criticism - can the real jet fold the wings with weapons/stores attached ? Asking out of ignorance....
  5. Nominated for Understatement of the Year - 2019 Nominated for Understatement of the Year - 2018 Nominated for Understatement of the Year - 2017
  6. https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/
  7. Wayne, I’m sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Dean but I’ve asked that this post be moved to a more visible sub-forum where more will see it.
  8. Decals arrived today. Kursad, sent you an email.
  9. It looks like a new release but the box art and markings are the same as the initial release of their 1/48 kit 30+ years ago.
  10. I don't think the H models saw action in the PTO, not even sure they saw action in the ETO, so they may not be kill markings of any kind. I'm speaking of WW II action here....
  11. habu2

    B-17 Down

    The owners of the plane, Collings Foundation, have Very Deep Pockets, which means PI lawyers are probably lining up to file suits. https://www.collingsfoundation.org/aircrafts/
  12. The Tamiya kit is NOT recent, it was released in 1977, over 40 years ago. It is more representative of the early prototype/FSD jets than a production airframe. The only "recent" A-10 kits are Italeri (2006) and Hobbyboss (2007)
  13. Are you referring to the A-10 or F-111? Aurora never released an A-10 in 48th. Monogram did modify Aurora molds for their F-111A in 48th.
  14. Paint looks fantastic. Whose decals are you using?
  15. Would this be bladder leakage ??? Hey, you started it.... Seriously though, these look great. I wonder it they would fit the Tamiya & Revell kits?
  16. habu2

    B-17 Down

    wrt carrying passengers, their liability insurance premiums must be sky high (no pun intended).
  17. Can you browse the dvd in windows file explorer? If so, what is the file format of the article? pdf ? jpg ?
  18. wrt the Korean situation, it's not just US forces sitting at or demonstrating readiness. Back in the day I spent three weeks in S Korea - a couple of days in Seoul, a couple at Osan, and the rest at an undisclosed RoKAF base. They had (let's say more than one) F-16s on alert, fully loaded, engines running, canopies shut, at EOR (not in a hangar) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They rotated about every 2 hours IIRC, but they (RoKAF) were at a CONSTANT state of readiness. It was quite sobering.
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    Richard Bong P-38

    And a decade (plus) after the released an F-16C we don’t have a A or B or D.
  20. I thought he was selling off his molds a few months back... I could be wrong.
  21. Curt B has a good point. Most lenses have a “sweet spot” around f/8-f/11 wrt DoF vs corner resolution vs diffraction. But we’re really ”splitting pixels” here. I have to say, if your target is posting pics on the web, most of this is overkill. Megapixel sensors + RAW images + post processing is just Not Worth It for web-based presentations. Half your audience is looking at this on a cellphone .......
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