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  1. You'll need a TCS chinpod, the ECM bumps on the beaver tail and on each side of the intake walls and the Alphas of the latter days esspecially those late VF-154 birds of 2003 you are interest in definitely had a PTID and FLIR controller for the RIO. Speaking of which, you may also get ahold of a LANTIRN plus respective pylon if you want to strap A/G loads on your bird (which would be more realistic thatn pure A/A combos for that squadron in that time). hence you may also try and get the BRU-93 racks for the Phoenix pallets. You already notd the NACA gun vents. A change of the wheels has occure
  2. Much appreciated, many thanks. Revell has the bird issued in 1/72 scale. There's a WIP and display thread of it in 1/48 here on the forum and I am currently in preparations for a 1/32 rendition.
  3. If it is for tailart, I am pretty much "forced" to vote for this ... (after all it's mine .... with a boatload of help from the mighty big boss up above! (thanks dad!)) If it is for tail shape nothing will beat the F-14 tail in my eyes (oh my, how I wish I could do a Tiger design for a Tomcat ... oooooooh the possibilities!)
  4. You misunderstood the issue about the hips. It is not that they are too broad; that wouldn't be such a big issue to resolve. it is rather that they are wrongly angled and thus creating the impression of being too round and broad. The way it is, it is pretty much impossible or well let's say, very very circumstancial to at least halfway correct that issue. For me personally the hip-issue is just the major tun-off but what actually bothers me even more about the kit by now are the way too fat LEX areas above the intakes. In Manuel J.'s Flickr gallery is a nice side b side shot of his Tamiya VF-2
  5. many thanks once again. Much appreciated. I'm still in preparation for the 1/32 iteration.
  6. I baught a set of both, the C and the A version and I must say, they are quite nice. The front conus is about 1mm short in comparison to Tamiyas iteration but that is compensated by an about 1mm longer backend with the short fins, i.e. length is just about the same as Tamiya or really unnoticably shorter than that, however it is abot 1mm smaller in diameter compared to Tamiya. I for one consider these differences in size practically unnoticable considering the large 1/32 scale.
  7. Many thanks for the nice feedback and please excuse my belated reply. I am sadly only able to surf the forum every few weeks. I'm happy it is so well received.
  8. I REALLY REALLY do like "Karel". She's going to be a beauty!
  9. Thehehehehehehe. hilarious. if it only wasn't so true.🤣
  10. This is typical German self degrading and an absolutely unsubstantiated statement. We are far from having the least capable airforce. What the force itself is rendering is capable enough under the given circumstances and the proficiency of the soldiers themselves is properly credited within NATO. What is getting constantly in the way of turning the force into a really competitive force are the well documented political quarrels and the animosity about German defence politics but that doesn't say anything about the condition of the airforce. You should know yourself that some o
  11. Thanks all so much for the kind feedback. Goes down the throat like oil. Yes, I confess, when it comes to paintings, I'm still old school but stand to it! There is something about the good ol' pencil and color teknique that simply still sets it apart from the digital 3D renderings (not in the least that you can actually hold the original in your hands hehehe). I still like the impression of an orignal painting somewhat more to a digital rendering despite the amazing effects you can do on a PC.
  12. Hey cool, that AMRAAM Testbird is 158625. I still have a data plate of her and the original PMTC folder with the cockpit images somewhere. Lots of red panels in the cockpit that were not in the regular Alphas and her wingtips featured the camera bumps.
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