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  1. Bumping this to show renewed interest....
  2. My memory tells me they were all painted (the same color) That's one of the cleanest I've seen inside, is that a museum bird?
  3. I've used imgur in the past but they have changed their interface, I can no longer generate a direct link to an uploaded image. I can link to a page with my image embedded but at a lower resolution.
  4. There is a 100 Kb file size limit on any images uploaded from your computer directly to the forum.
  5. Agree with others, this is a postal service problem, not Sprue Brothers. Often times it is worth the extra expense to select another delivery service (UPS, FedEx, etc) just so your local postal service can't touch it.
  6. I had to resize and compress this to get under the 100KB limit but this was the ring of fire shot thru high thin cirrus clouds
  7. Nice collection of images. I also shot the eclipse in Port Aransas and captured the ring of fire. What's your opinion of the 5DS R ?
  8. 86-0048 is based on an Israeli airframe configuration (Peace Marble II) so it most closely resembles a Block 30 airframe with the GE engine, MCID (large mouth) inlet and heavy weight landing gear. Hasegawa, Kinetic and Italeri have released kits with the dorsal spine. You'll also need a tail with the parabrake extension housing. The X-62 spine has a different vent configuration than most production jets and lacks any additional chaff/flare buckets. I don't know if the X-62 retains the many cockpit mods that were part of the VISTA program. .
  9. Is it December 1 yet ???
  10. Interesting, my father - and grandfather - worked at Boeing Wichita in the 50s and early 60s, my grandparents lived in a house that was either on Boeing property or on the base (can't remember, I was but a toddler), it was on the west side of the runway right beside a small lake that is no longer there. My grandmother would take us to Griffs (on Rock Rd?) for nickel hamburgers on Thursdays.... Looking at a map the house was near where the Kansas Aviation Museum is now located.
  11. Incredible work here, but it makes me think the old Testors kit must not be much worse (or better?) than the ModelCollect kit?
  12. from: https://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-complete-f-111b.html Tommy was kind enough to email the errata docs to me a couple of months ago - thanks Tommy!
  13. habu2

    C-130 drawings

    CAD ? CAD ??? We don't need no steenkin' CAD !!! Back when I was a kid we walked five miles uphill in the snow - wait, wrong story..... Back when I was a "database modeler" (1983-ish) we had to manually calculate the XYZ coordinates of every single vertex in the model. Triangles were easy-peasy but, if we wanted more than three vertices in a polygon, we had to calculate out to four significant digits to maintain planarity and avoid rendering artifacts when polygons were viewed on-edge. Speaking of polygons. we had to define each polygon as a list of vertices, and the
  14. I don't know if this is related, but I had an order placed for a future Hasegawa release of the X-62 / NF-16D VISTA jet in 1/48, due for release in January. I just saw Hasegawa has cancelled the release and I'm wondering if it has anything to do with copyrights by USAF TPS and/or CalSpan. Anyone have any insight on this? http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/07529/ And yes I already have the Two Bobs sheet for this jet.
  15. habu2

    C-130 drawings

    Back in the early '80s I was a CGI modeler for military flight simulators. We had a contract for a CH-53 simulator that required training in-flight refueling. I was tasked with building a KC-130 model including dynamic hose/drogues. I had an E-sized mylar drawing with dimensions, panel lines and cross-sections - wish I still had it. These are screen captures from what was state of the art CGI in the 80s.
  16. Resurrecting this thread, my Trumpy C was delivered today, ordered from squadron.com for $148 on a Black Friday sale w free shipping 👍 Now, where am I going to put this thing? Even the box is HUGE.....
  17. To clarify, my comment was referring to http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/profile/65705-alix/
  18. While everyone has provided excellent info in their responses, I'm thinking the OP was a chatbot. Joined on 11/13, made a single post, and hasn't been back on the forums since that date. No acknowledgements, no follow up questions.... all red flags.
  19. Good info, but why post in the archived sub forum?
  20. Jake's "Modern SLUF Guide" has extensive photo coverage of the aft fuselage interior, with the caveat that the depicted airframe is a Greek A-7H. Having said that, all A-7 versions were built and painted at LTV.
  21. Well it *was* decades ago when I worked there. Many decades ago... And I should have been more specific - it was yellow zinc chromate (vs green)
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