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  1. Missions flown I gather. I took them from a F-5E Lightning Microscale decals sheet which had a particular F-5E (#733 I believe) which had these mission markings. Cheers Collin
  2. After taking a year "vacation" to the Middle East, this is my only start-finished model kit. Picked this kit up late October '22 and finished today after a house move and moving into a new hobby space that is actually inside the house this time. OOB 1/48 Academy F-5E Lightning kit. Goes together really well. Closed up the gear bays, the mains here a challenge, but the nose gear door fit like a treat. Cobbled together a pilot and put "Capt. Carlos Danger" in the pit to go get picture of those pesky V1 launch sites. Made up markings for a PR Lightning post D-Day where some units
  3. Re-attempting a What-if and need these. Kintetic desired, but I'm not picky.\ Thanks all Cheers Collin
  4. Asking for a friend…. Anyone have this in their stash with no intent to build it? Looking for one. Cheers Collin https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kinetic-k48086-f-16xl-2--1176674
  5. Badger SOTOR 20/20 for fine work. A relatively inexpensive airbrush.
  6. Third down from the top, looks like the WSO is pushing up the weight board. “What does that mean Collin”? Before you walk to the jet, you drop off a weigh chit in the Handlers space which has your side number and launch weight for the cycle. The green shirt is showing the crew the weight board which should reflect what you wrote down. Upward hand signal tells the shirt to bump it up by 1000lbs. Slashing back and forth with the hand means bring it down 1000lbs. I believe if is off by 5000lbs or more you need to call the Boss and tell them “Boss, Side XXX is a XXlb catshot”
  7. Don't bother him with F-84's at this time...he is too busy working on the Flight Test S-3A/B 1/72-1/48 sheets (I think). Cheers Collin
  8. That is one cool build. Well done. Cheers Collin
  9. Nice builds. What are your thoughts on how both kits build up? Cheers Collin
  10. Affirm: it’s left off in those conditions to facilitate a “hopefully” easier exit for the “moles” (NFOs) in back. I thank my lucky star I was #3 in my graduating class vice #2. Cheers Collin
  11. Might have me confused with someone else…but I guess I am recovering from a year in the Middle East. I’m back stateside for good. Cheers Collin
  12. Yes it did. Pilot (who will remain nameless)...was on the KC-135 and started slipping/falling out of the basket...with a downward vector. Bent the probe almost straight up. SNODS and I crept up behind them in the overhead and I snapped this pic. Cheers Collin
  13. Some Viking love as I clean out my picture stash.
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