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    You mean she can acutally fly???!!!
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  1. torchf4

    1/32 F-5 from Kitty Hawk

    And chuck that hideous pilot! Lerx is easy to mod if you have the Has or 1:48 AFV kits on hand. Just overlay the W4 lerx on top tip to tip, mark the smaller angle, cut and file/sand to correct edge profile. Did it on a Has sharknose kit before to get the correct Lerx for a IFR bird.
  2. torchf4

    F-15E 1:48 from F-15I GWH?

    You need the B/D kit. Fighter twin tubs defer from the E in the cockpit and landing gear/ doors. Fin top counterbalances too and tail booms too if it's a early DJ.
  3. torchf4

    Coningsby visit.

    Are all the RAF fast jets becoming badgeless? Jeez that would be a real downer! Really love the RAF badges for the history and traditions and of course the colors! Really classy
  4. torchf4

    Fightertown Decals and the Tamiya Tomcat...

    Would FTD48-075 fit the tamiya F-14A kit after it's re-issued? Really wanna do a low vis VF-1 bird like those seen in Top Gun. But I think those are overall LGG with dark gray markings I think but still a TPS wolf would be nice! Andy
  5. Thks so much Rod!
  6. Hi Rod, Could I trouble you for close up pics of the strela mod panels on both sides of the engine? Trying to scratch build it but have no ref pics of how it looks like close up so can't do the mounts etc... TIA Andy
  7. Wondering if any AM manufacturers make the outer pylons seen on the Saudi -SAs and Boeing F-15 upgrade yet? If not any suggestions on how to scratchbuild or close up pics? Thks in adv! Andy
  8. torchf4

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Arigatou Tamiya-sama!!!!!!!!!
  9. torchf4

    S-3 Viking 1/48

    Thks for the info guys! Seeing as the kit did not come with the S-3 belly part and MAD tip, a late -B is all I can make from what I have on hand.
  10. torchf4

    S-3 Viking 1/48

    Need some help from the Hoover experts: I'm building a 1/48 S-3B from the Italeri ES-3A kit(only avalialbe kits over here). I've got the 2 Mikes -B update, Wolfpack wingfold, metal legs. Question is are there any parts for the S-3 that were taken out from the ES boxing? Also any info on what parts I should or should not use from the kit to make a S-3? especially on the antennas and airframe. Also would I be able to leave the bomb bay open and put some stores in there or are the racks and door actuators missing? Thks for any info on the above! Andy
  11. Hmmm they give you both noses but only -6 LERXs for sharknose version. Looks like will need to cut the LERXs for the non shark nose versions then. No AIM-9J/Ps too which is pretty common for foreign Tigers. Can't make out if they gave a early or late canopy (vented) though. Mavericks in the CAD but not in the kit! Hope it comes in the F-5F release! Breakdown is quite similar to the Has kit. I am worried about the fit on the fwd nose area though as it seems to be fully panelised from the gunbay onwards. Might be tricky if planning for a fully closed up nose. Other than that looks good enough for me. If they had included the IFR probe and South American tail I would be a happy man!
  12. Might just be my first venture into large 1/32 jets (other than Phantoms) especially since it has a wing fold! Hope it will eventually come with a J-15 option!
  13. torchf4

    F-4 Israeli Peace Jack pic help

    Anyone makes the resin and decals for 1/32 and still available?
  14. Are you still making the 1/32 Tamiya F-4E sets (cockpit, slat wings, engines etc) or they are OOP? Any idea when Sprue Bro will restock if you are still making them? BR Andy
  15. Any chance someone can put up a list of which optional parts below to which rough time frame for those of us outside of CONUS with not much access to reference materials or info? Specifically, the antennas, RWR, lights as well as the bench/ fast rope frame. Recall seeing it mentioned somewhere it was a post GS model but can't seem to find the post anymore. Thks and regards, Andy