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  1. tobiK

    RM Chopper

    Do not forget the oil stains! HD engines are always leaking! hehe
  2. Also have a Monogram C-47 on the bench. So I took for interior Revell 360. It looks almost identical to MM interior green. Due to Revell C-47 instruction it should be darkend with Revell 67 (40%). But to be honest: later you will hardly see that. Same with the radio compartment - don't waste time detailing it. Will be invisible later. What I can see on the pic of Sugarpuss: it has the late style props! Mono only gives you early props. Best solution: take Ultracast props (and so I recommend Quickboost engines - pretty nice and not expensive. And they fit perfectly inside the cowling and connect to the wing.). Or you "borrow" the late props from Revell AC-47 (but even these props are have shape issues). For stencils I got a decal sheet from Foxbot, no. 48-013. Eagle strikes provides only the main markings! I will follow your build - Daks are cool!!!
  3. tobiK

    question about MH-53 Pave low

    When you take the Revell kit: the main rotor is too high, also the landing gear is too high. And better put the Revell wheels into the trash, they are totally wrong. Better take the wheel set from Res-kit for the E version. Even not totally correct but much closer to real ones than oob.
  4. tobiK

    CD48148 - 1/48 CH-47 Chinook

    JGSDF is in the new Italeri Boxing, but JASDF is still missing!
  5. Why not? Give it a try! So you can finally build a RAAF Tornado or a canadian Phantom (an I am sure Phantom will do! hehe), or whatever camo you like on your fave air force. Or create your own special anniversary scheme. What-if is a special side topic in our hobby but it has its place. I stick also to realistic aircrafts but should try something.
  6. tobiK

    A-10A 81 TFW RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge

    Wow Niels! That's what I call information! Thank you, now I know more than before.
  7. tobiK

    Postwar C-47 markings

    A Dakota is a real classic airplane! I like it! Actually building on in 1/48 Monogram. But I prefer postwar Daks and something else than olive drab. So now it will be an indonesian one. You will get my attention when you think about non-USAF Dakotas in 1/48. 1/72 is simply too small for me 😉 But after releasing a 72 sheet, think about a 48 sheet. Revell released the AC-47 lately and it is a good base for a transporter, too. Especially they added a new sprue (ofc. with the gunship add-ons) AND the late style props!! No need to butcher a Monogram B-17 for props anymore, hehe.
  8. tobiK

    A-10A 81 TFW RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge

    Good job! I start to like the Euro1 camo A-10 more and more. I remember my teenage years to see them flying low level over my hometown and they had that special whisteling sound. Meanwhile I know that most of them came from GAF airfield Leipheim. So it was a bit special to the 81st TFW that time: 2 sqn belonged to the 2nd detachment in Germany. From April 1, 1979 to end of 1988 the 92nd TFS was in the detachment and after that until sept. 25, 1992 the 91st TFS. It was a rotation. Always a third of the sqn was in south Germany. Anybody knows what was the job of the 78th bushmasters in Woodbridge? AFAIK they did not join the detachments!? That's why I would like to build such a hog from the 92nd or the 91st TFS. But the Xtradecal sheet 006-48 is oop!! Too bad.... The 91st has my fave: I like the blue and white stripe on top of the rudders!
  9. Good to hear, Ed! I am sure you can make a nice Nesher out of that Kinetic kit! There is still some AM out that can improve your project. If you like, I can make a scan of the Wingman Nesher kit for you. So you have some ideas what is replaced by resin etc.
  10. So I got email today that the Tornado decals are available again!! Go n get em!
  11. tobiK

    CD48148 - 1/48 CH-47 Chinook

    The camo of the JASDF CH-47J looks so good! Now we need decals incl. japanese stencils
  12. I look for some small parts for the Monogram /Revell C-47 (DC-3): Nr. 37 (pilot steering), 83 and 97 (Glasparts for landing lights, 87 (round upper window over radio compartment), 35 (over head IP), 9 (Antenna?), 73 (wall of radio compartment), 80 (for landing gear), and the seats 70 and 72 (nice to have but not really needed).Hope someone has those parts left over or an incomplete Dakota kit!?
  13. Here the latest news I got in facebook from Wingman: Dear friends and fellow model makers! Again we will be attending Scale Modelworld at Telford/UK on November 10 and 11 of this year. As usuall we are looking very much forward to seeing you in person. One of our high-lights is the re-release of our long sold-out kits WMK48001 Latin American Kfir and WMK480014 Belgian Mirage 5BA/BR, both in 1/48 scale. We revised the cockpit section of the Kfir by dividing it into two pieces (cockpit tub and separate front landing gear bay). In addition we reworked the nose and included PE-parts for the small fences on either sides of it. For the Belgian Mirage kit we reworked the tail and added the little airscoop for the ATAR 9 engine, which is located on the left side of the exhaust area just behind the wing. This was missing from our first release! Due to popular demand, we also hope to bring the reprint of our WMD48006 Luftwaffe Tornado decals - unfortunately these are still with the printers and we haven't heard from them yet. We will be loacted at the back end of Hall 2, just behind te trade stands of Zoukei Mura and of Revell. Looking very much forward to seeing you soon and having a good time together! All the best! Andreas So the demand for the Tonka decals will be satisfied soon! Up to now no Nesher, but two other Wingman kits, nice! (Tow bad, I still have 2 latin american Kfirs in my stash and they have now old parts in the box!)
  14. I am so sorry to tell that the Nesher and Tornado decals are completely sold out! So I just can wish good luck fishing in evil bay etc.
  15. tobiK

    1:48 Tiger Meet F-16

    In the box is the old and bad (poor detail and wrong shape) Italeri F-16 kit. But that black-yellow scheme is stunning! My friend did taht kit many years ago, he reported that the nose gear is wrong and the decals made some problems, too. If you want to know details, I have to ask him.