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About Matthew83128

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    Canopy Polisher
  • Birthday 11/10/1977

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    Langley AFB, VA
  1. EA-18G Growler

    Great build, it's sooo tiny. That unit came to Aviano to help in OOD/OUP with less than 200hrs and a brand new paint job. They parked that specific aircraft in my units hanger (the 510th) for fuels maintenance and my crew chiefs drew a huge male appendage on one of the external fuel tanks . Needless to say the units Master Chief Petty Officer came over and gave my leadership an earful. Again, great build.
  2. Nice looking job, I worked this aircraft at Nellis and have tons of 16 experience if you have any questions.
  3. Hasegawa F-16C Night Falcon

    Really nice job.
  4. 1/48 F-15C ONG 75th Anniversary

    Beautiful build. I worked 041 when she was at Nellis in the Flanker unit. This goes to show and can put lipstick on a pig. Wonderful build. I wish the active duty AF would allow more paint jobs like this.
  5. 1/48 Revell F/A-18F VX-23 Salty Dogs

    For a Cubs fan that's a nice F-18. ;-)
  6. 1/72 F-16CJ Wild Weasel--Col. Dan Hampton

    Nice build! That jet probably sat broke with the rest of the Gambler's while Misawa was down the tarmac taking care of business 😜.
  7. Amazing build. I love the razorback P-47.
  8. So yesterday this pic I took during OOD popped up on my screen saver and it gives a great look at a "real world" ALE-50 loaded. Enjoy.
  9. JASDF F-4 sea camo

    Great build, I loved seeing these when I was stationed at Misawa, I love the F-4.
  10. It's the two small squares on the back. The training mod slides out and the real would decoys are slid in. I wish I could find a pic for you but no luck. The rest of the back remains gray.
  11. I always thought the SEAD loadout was the baddest looking loadouut. I know this isn't the "Critique Corner" but ust one small thing I noticed and most people don't realize this. Your ALE-50 is painted on the back as a training load, it would be black with a "real world" load. Training: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALE-50_towed_decoy_system#/media/File%3AF-16CM_2030_Turku_Airshow_2015_04_pylon.JPG Real world: https://topwar.ru/12650-buksiruemye-lozhnye-celi-raytheon-v-ale-50.html it's not the best pic but look at the back of the TF-3 launcher in pic about halfway down the page. Ih the dessert when they "walk'ed the dog" we'd have to go and search the runway for those stupid things, it was a pain in the fool. I was impressed with the back of your AGM-88's most people make the back red for some reason, the cap is always black. Again Awesome work.
  12. I saw this in the "In-Progress-Pics" and it's amazing. Probably the best block 50 Viper I've ever seen on here. Wish it was Misawa WW tail 90-812 though ;-). Amazing job!
  13. That came from the CCIP upgrade. In most cases the new antenna on the leading edge of the vertical stab wouldn't get painted until the next full paint, so they'd looked mismatched for some time. When I was in Italy for some stupid reason we sent a couple of jets to full paint then weeks later for the CCIP upgrade and they'd come back looking that way, really annoying. This is a great viper build by the way. The block 50 was always my favorite to work.
  14. F-16CJ "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Tamiya 1/48

    I think that might be hard to find. USAFE made us ditch the cool tail flashes years ago. I love the SEAD load out. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3395/