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  1. 62-301 / My Karma? The Thud with the wrap-around European One scheme?
  2. Wow, that pic of the B undersides is a great weathering reference.
  3. Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm glad you both like it. And the decals were a pleasure to work with 🙂
  4. Tamiya F-35A, using Caracal Model's F-35A International sheet, in Royal Norwegian AF markings 🙂
  5. She's done and in The Display Case 🙂
  6. Here is my 1/48 Tamiya F-35A Lightning, in RNoAF markings. I used a mix of the kit decals and Caracal Model's F-35A International sheet. The PE set for the cockpit was actually for the KH F-35B, but I made some adjustments to make it fit. The seat belts are from Eduard. The Sidewinders are from the kit, as is the GBU-12 Paveway. The GBU-38 JDAM is from the Hasegawa Weapons Set D. The AGM-158 JAASM and GBU-53B SDBs are from Eduard. The Have Glass V paint is from Missin Models. Detail painting was done using Model Master enamels, Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics. My hands weren't steady enou
  7. Been a few years since I went to the SWAMP show, but it was a fun and growing show. Great group of people. The club that puts it on has very few members, if I recall rightly, so they rely on visiting modelers to help out with judging. Their show is running from 10 AM - 4 PM tomorrow, 5/20/23: https://ipmsswamp.org/index.php/CALMEX
  8. Looking good! I hear you on the decals - I used the AOA stencil sheet too. Worked like a charm. But all told, I spent 15 straight evenings decalling my Tamiya F-4B - including all the ordnance, pylons and racks, etc. I had to set mine down for a while to recover from the experience.
  9. Nice pics - but no sign of LANTIRN, bombs or racks? I didn't see any markings for those on the decal sheet either 😨
  10. More progress -she is up on her mains and the ordnance is loaded: I turned on the flash so the cockpit can be better seen: Underside shot: I have no idea if the F-35 has been cleared for asymmetrical loadouts but I think it looks pretty cool 🙂 The finish line is in sight - some touchups and a good once-over..... and the
  11. Markings are on the Tamiya F-35A and sealed with clearcoat. I used a mix of the kit decals (mostly stencils) and those from the Caracal Models F-35A International sheet. They went down quite well. Overall shot: Fin markings. Closeup of the air intake. Topside stencils and markings for the aerial refuelling symbols. Some of the underside stencils. Underside of the nose. Ot
  12. How about a sheet or two for Have Glass V F-16Ds, since the new Kinetic F-16D kit is out? I didn't read through the whole thread so if this was mentioned earlier, sorry about that! Seems to me since the existing Have Glass V Viper sheets already have the stencils and maybe even the tail artwork etc. probably all that's needed is to see which units have their family model Vipers in HG V, note the serial #s and BOOM - instant decal sheet? (well, its likely not THAT simple, but you get the idea...) https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=KI-K48105
  13. Some more progress. The airframe is painted, using Missions Models Have Glass V paint, with the gray areas using Tamiya lacquers, using the kit-recommended mixing rations. Most of the fiddly bits - landing gear, doors and the like. I plan to load it with the kit-supplied AIM-9Xs, a GBU-12 Paveway, a GBU-38 JDAM, a GBU-53 SDB II rack (Norway calls them Stormbreakers, I believe) and a AGM-158 JAASM . I know Norway doesn't have those, but I like the look of it. I am also planning to make the open and closed canopy assemblies. Sti
  14. Good morning, markii. I shaved down the mounting pins to add the NLG piece later 👍
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