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    1/144 scale: Bombers, Airliners, Transports, Tankers, MARPAT; specifically the P-3 Orion & KC-135 Stratotanker!
    1/72 scale: Transports, Tankers, Helicopters, Phantoms & Skyhawks; New Hampshire ANG!
    1/48 scale: Phantoms & Skyhawks plus some NH ANG!

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  1. @Hooker169, Thank you my good friend! Your kindness and generosity is appreciated. I owe you one! Kind regards, Dutch
  2. Kursad, Would you consider including a USAF Blue SAC UH-1F for the missile site support / rescue mission? Or maybe add this option to the 1/72 scale sheet? K/r, Dutch
  3. Let's hold off for right now. I think I can get a set of full length MD-80 decals.
  4. Looking for: Delta Airlines Widget MD-80 decals from Minicraft Models #14534. I had one on order from a hobby shop, but after two weeks they said it was Out Of Stock, but would subsititute another airline MD-80. I really want to build a Delta Widget MD-80. Please PM me if you are willing to sell the decals and decal placement guide. Cancel request. Decals found! Kind regards, Dutch
  5. This is terific news! I just pre-ordered the USAF kit. So CD72136 is Part 1? And Part 2 is CD82137? Possibly a Part 3? Is this going to be a mix, or all one service? I'd like to pitch for a SAC T-39 in 509th BW markings. I will see if I can dig up a pic for you. K/r, Dutch
  6. Andrew, Didn't Aviation News Plans Service offer a set of 1/72 H-53 scale drawings? Let me dig through my AN plans to see if I can locate them. K/r, Dutch
  7. Ooorah! (or whatever the Zoomies say when they get excited!)
  8. Well, I will keep praying for him. The decals and money are nothing of which to make an issue. But if he suffered a stroke, then he needs our help. Does anyone know if he does have family? I do nursing home chaplaincy and family visits make a huge difference in a person's outlook. I can't visit him, bu I can pray for him. Oh well, I was really looking forward to the LAPD 1-Adam 12 TV Show decals. It is the last thing I need for my 1969 Plymouth Belvedere police cruiser model. K/r, Dutch
  9. How Is Jim Botaitis of J-Bot Decals (Canada) fairing these days? He agreed to print some decals for me last June. I sent payment a year ago tomorrow and have checked with him every 3 or 4 months. I last checked with him on 5 May 2022 and he said, "I am still here, still printing. I think almost all your order is printed. I still have to print the Huey decals. Thank you for your continued patience. Jimbo" I have sent him two emails since 5 May and have received no response. I am concerned for his health. Does anyone know how he is doing? Kind regards, Dutch
  10. Don, Ah yes, I see that you are correct. I wasn't aware that the AF had deleted them. I only get to see them in the hazy distance. But this photo of RC-135V 64-14845 55thOG-55thWG taken at Mildenhall, UK on 15Apr 2019 (from wikipedia) clearly shows the deleted overwing HF aerials and the wingtip HF aerials (at least the stbd one).
  11. I second Don's motion. All in favor
  12. Don, After looking at the horizontal stabilizer mounting fairing, I have come to the conclusion that it will have to be sawn off, the backside sanded down flat and then re-attached and faired into the fuselage side, ala the Minicraft kit. The remainder of the tail appears salvageable, even nice, so I see no other way around for that ugly baby! I hope that Roden does not repeat it for their planned tanker version. I still need to look at the nose, but I think that I can live with it for now. K/r, Dutch
  13. Now for some comparison with the Minicraft EC-135C kit. First the fuselage. Hmmm... In general dimensions, it appears to fit the bill, with many of the corresponding fitment point lining up nicely. What I don't like about the Roden kit. 1. The horizontal mounting fairings are waaaaay over done. 2. The Hog nose shape does appear a little off. I will have to do some more research during assembly. What I do like about the Roden kit. 1. They made a RC-135V/W in 1/144th scale! 2. I like that the vertical stab has the HF
  14. Part 4. Parts trees. Parts tree C, fuselage halves. All lines are finely scribed, even the reinforcing bands on the rear fuselage. (More on this later.) Hog nose, SATCOM radomes and several antennae are molded in place, so if another version or an earlier version is required, careful trimming and patching of subsequent holes will be required. The plastic appears to be thicker, but softer than a Minicraft kit. As Don points out, the Hognose radome appears to be a little too short and tapers too quickly. Lastly, the wing attachment point is molded proud, about 1/8" fro
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