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Joe Hegedus

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    US carrier aviation, post-WWII; Modern RAF/RN; Flight Test aircraft; some odds and ends...

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  1. Yes, struts, wells, interior of the doors, and the wheels are gloss white.
  2. For modeling purposes, I think you can use the ADU-299 that is included in all the Hasegawa A-4 kits in 1/48. The actual adapter that attaches the LAU-127 has different wiring in it to interface with the missile, but externally I think they are the same.
  3. Are there any common spruces between the A and B kits? Just wondering, because the C is a very different machine than either of the first 2; About the only common parts would be the cockpit, engine nozzle and maybe weapons. That would be the most likely reason I can think of why the don’t do a C.
  4. I'm scale-flexible. Right now, I have a 1/32 SPAD, 1/48 A-7, and a few 1/72 biplanes on the bench. It kinda depends on the subject as to what scale I build in.
  5. Again, I can’t speak for the GRU-7, but the airplanes that I flew in had NACES and the leg garter was kept attached to the seat; one fastened it around the lower leg as part of the strap-in process. I think that it could be removed from the seat leg restraint strap, but it normally wasn’t. Honestly, I think it’s easier to do it that way than to hook the garter to the strap after fastening it to your leg. (NACES only had one leg garter, that went around the lower leg just above the ankle). The garters are not part of the G-suit.
  6. My 2023 year in review: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10209893123601414&type=3
  7. I can't speak to the GRU-7, but the NACES was pretty simple - there's a fitting at each hip that connects to the torso harness, then there are 2 fittings that connect to the shoulders of the torso harness, connection for the oxygen mask/comms and a hose connection for the G-suit. The only other connections are the leg restraints that go on each ankle, to pull your feet back if you have to eject so you don't lose your legs at the knees.
  8. There are, or were, such covers, but I don't know how widely they are used.
  9. Should be Deck Blue, I believe.
  10. I don't think red makes sense. British standard insignia had a red inner circle, white ring, and a blue ring outermost. The Indian Ocean Fleet and the RAF in the CBI used a blue ring around a white or pale blue circle. No red rings anywhere; the local-mix to reduce the size of the inner white/pale blue seems to be the most logical answer IMO.
  11. The guidance section overall is this color, but there is a ring just behind the sensor window that is a silvery chrome color
  12. For the silvery bit just behind the seeker window, the easiest way is to dip the end of the missile in the cap from a jar of silver paint. WHen that is dry, repeat the process with the seeker color but just put the very tip in the cap. You’ll end up with the window and a silver ring behind it.
  13. Yeah, they'd never do something odd like a He-219 or Fiesler Storch or a Dinah or a Skyray. Oh, wait...
  14. Mr Color Leveling Thinner works great with Tamiya lacquers and acrylics. Sorry the Fusion didn’t work for you. I’ve had good luck with it, but I don’t think I did a large surface like a 1/72 737 with it. I mainly used it for smaller models, like a 1/72 Phantom or smaller, or for things like landing gear and wheels.
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