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    1/72 scale large Transports / Tankers, Helicopters
    1/48 scale 366th FG, FBG, FBW, TFW, WG, FW History build
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  1. Dean, I have your decals ready and packaged up, just waiting for your address. R/ Dutch
  2. So I should pre-order and hope for the best? Are these only limited edition kits? Looks like production is at or below 100 kits.
  3. Okay, a little reality check here! Last post was July 2016. Has anyone purchased this kit? Has anyone received this kit yet? I just checked the Modelcollect website and the B-52H (UA72200) is priced at $99.99 and availability is listed as: "Out of stock." The B-2 (UA72201) is priced at $149.99 with Qty: 56 in stock for "pre-order." The B-52G (UA72202) is priced at $119.99 with Qty 87 in stock for "pre-order." Shipping via China Air Mail to the USA is $27.99. When I last previously checked the Modelcollect website sometime in October, I thought I saw a sizeable discount for pre-order on the B-2 kit. Does Modelcollect not offer this anymore?
  4. Okay, a little reality check here! Last post was July 2016. Has anyone purchased this kit? Has anyone received this kit yet? I just checked the Modelcollect website and the B-52H (UA72200) is priced at $99.99 and availability is listed as: "Out of stock." The B-2 (UA72201) is priced at $149.99 with Qty: 56 in stock for "pre-order." The B-52G (UA72202) is priced at $119.99 with Qty 87 in stock for "pre-order." Shipping via China Air Mail to the USA is $27.99. When I last previously checked the Modelcollect website sometime in October, I thought I saw a sizeable discount for pre-order on the B-2 kit. Does Modelcollect not offer this anymore?
  5. Dean, I have a set of Mach 2 1:48 F-18A Blue Angels decals for you! $10 post free. R/ Dutch
  6. So, You need two 1/48 Spitfire canopies? One for the Fujimi Mk.V and one for the Monogram Mk.IX, correct?
  7. Finn, Nice photo there! Interesting about the requirement to hang at least one for balancing. R/ Dutch
  8. Eduard has a couple of different cockpit sets available. I think there may also be a mask out there.
  9. Beautiful work there!
  10. Thanks Ant Phillips: According to Joe Baugher: " According to one of my sources, the digits in the side numbers beyond the first one are in octal format (the digits going from 1 to 7, then from 10 to 17, 20 to 27, etc), with digits 8 or 9 never being used. This was supposedly done because maintenance actions were originally recorded on punched cards and had to be processed through IBM electronic accounting machines and computers which could only handle octal numbers. Curiously, the side numbers remain in octal format to this day even though computer systems have since been upgraded many times. However, I have seen side numbers beyond the first digit that do indeed have an 8 or a 9, so this restriction must not have been universal. " Well I would say we got past the 2 bit early computer systems to 8 bit and 16-bit, 32-bit, 64 but, etc.... thereby allowing the possible numbers to use all ten ordinal numerals instead of just eight, or 0 - 7. A possible reason for not changing may have been simply the bureaucratic inertia behind the original system and the intransigence on the part of the Navy to change. To which I say: "Ahso, desuka!"
  11. Thanks. I know about this site but cannot access it from work.
  12. Porqoui?
  13. VA-55 list: 500 155010 501 155046 bent 502 154173 / 154205 straight 503 straight 504 505 154989 bent 506 154996 507 508 skipped 509 skipped 510 straight 511 155000 512 155048 513 155014 514 154989 bent 515 155009 straight? 516 155013 straight Douglas A-4F Skyhawk 154173 c/n 13630 NP-502 28 Dec 1971 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 03 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA 154194 c/n 13651 11 Jun 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 20 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA 154197 c/n 13654 NP502(a) 27 May 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 27 May 1972 - Stricken - 1S0 154200 c/n 13657 04 May 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA 154205 c/n 13662 NP502(b) straight 20 May 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 08 Mar 1972 - Stricken - 1S0 154989 c/n 13805 NP505 30 Apr 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 07 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL 154996 c/n 13812 NP506 05 Apr 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 20 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA 155008 c/n 13824 12 Jan 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 05 Jul 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ 155009 c/n 13825 NP515 10 Jan 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 16 Feb 1973 - VA-212 - USS Hancock 155010 c/n 13826 NP500 23 Jan 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 05 Jul 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ 155013 c/n 13829 NP516 12 Jan 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 17 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL 155014 c/n 13830 NP513 24 Jan 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 09 Apr 1973 - NARF - NAS Alameda, CA 155036 c/n 13852 01 May 1968 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 05 Apr 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ 155046 c/n 13862 NP501 07 May 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 11 Jul 1972 - Stricken - 1S0 155048 c/n 13864 NP512 08 Aug 1970 - VA-55 - NAS Lemoore, CA 27 May 1972 - Stricken - 1S0 · Additional aircraft added mid cruise: 154183 c/n 13640 22 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 04 May 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA 154202 c/n 13659 21 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 12 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL 155058 c/n 13874 22 Jun 1972 - VA-55 - USS Hancock 10 Apr 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ
  14. VA-164 list: 400 155026 401 155018 “Lady Jesse” bent (circa 1972) 402 154210 403 154998 404 155066 405 406 155034 407 15025? 408 skipped 409 skipped 410 411 154193? 412 413 154971? 414 155027 415 155028? 416 TA-4F 153491 / 154622? straight 417 o Douglas A-4F Skyhawk § 154181 c/n 13638 § 24 Feb 1971 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 28 Mar 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 154210 c/n 13667 NP402 § 05 May 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 23 Feb 1973 - VA-55 - USS Hancock § 154212 c/n 13669 § 26 Dec 1971 - VA-164 - USS Hancock § 30 Jan 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 154998 c/n 13814 NP403 § 06 May 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 18 Oct 1973 - NARF - NAS Norfolk, VA § 155007 c/n 13823 § 05 May 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 05 Jul 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ § 155017 c/n 13833 § 07 Oct 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 01 Mar 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ § 155018 c/n 13834 NP401 “Lady Jesse” circa 1972 § 26 Jun 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 13 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA § 155022 c/n 13838 § 28 Jul 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 01 Dec 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL § 155024 c/n 13840 § 20 Jun 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Fallon, NV § 15 Sep 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL § 155025 c/n 13841 NP407? § 14 Jun 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 13 Feb 1974 - VX-5 - NAF China Lake, CA § 155026 c/n 13842 NP400 § 01 Aug 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 20 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA § 155027 c/n 13843 NP414 § 01 Aug 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 20 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA § 155034 c/n 13850 NP406 § 17 Jun 1969 - VA-164 - NAS Fallon, NV § 10 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL § 155066 c/n 13882 NP404 § 05 May 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 06 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA § 155067 c/n 13883 § 19 Jun 1970 - VA-164 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 16 Feb 1973 - VA-55 - USS Hancock · Additional aircraft added mid cruise: § 154188 c/n 13645 § 21 Jun 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock § 22 Jul 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock o Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk August 8, 1972: The Ghost Riders were assigned two TA-4F Skyhawk. BuNos 154325 and 153491 were transferred from the Marines, having previously been used for the "Playboy" FAC misson in SEPT 1970. These two "T Birds" were used to "paint" the target with a hand-held laser for A-4Fs that were equipped with the"Laser Spot Tracker" in their noses. This provided the capability to launch and guide laser-guided bombs to a target. The Navy's hand-held laser designator was put in the hands of the person occupying the 2nd seat of the TA-4F. 153491 c/n 13557 NP416 03 Aug 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock 18 Sep 1972 - H&MS-12 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan 154325 c/n 13713 02 Aug 1972 - VA-164 - USS Hancock 18 Sep 1972 - H&MS-12 - MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
  15. ziggyfoos, Thank you. So I decided to do some web research. CVW-21 1972 Westpac cruise occurred during the period 01/07/72 - 10/03/72 aboard the USS Hancock CVA-19. I started at the obvious place: the A-4 Skyhawk Association website. Here is what I could glean from their website (not all photo links are available, but BuNo list is a big plus). A-4F models I intend to model are bold and highlighted or colored: VA-212 list: 300 154997 301 155045 straight 302 154990 straight 303 155030? 304 155021 05 155039 straight 306 straight 307 154975 308 skipped 309 skipped 310 straight 311 155047 312 154972(a) / 154992(b) straight 313 155020 314 straight 315 316 154188 straight 317 o Douglas A-4F Skyhawk § 154195 c/n 13652 § 12 Nov 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 25 Jan 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 154196 c/n 13653 § 20 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock § 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA § 154970 c/n 13786 § 05 Jun 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 28 Oct 1975 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA § 154972 c/n 13788 NP312(a) § 30 Dec 1971 - VA-212 - USS Hancock § 10 Jul 1972 - Stricken - 1SO § 154975 c/n 13791 NP307 § 28 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 02 May 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 154990 c/n 13806 NP302 § 04 May 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 16 Mar 1972 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 154992 c/n 13808 NP312(b) § 29 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA § 154997 c/n 13813 NP300 § 08 Dec 1967 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard § 13 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 155012 c/n 13828 § 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard § 25 Apr 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 155020 c/n 13836 NP313 § 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard § 12 Mar 1973 - Stricken - 1SO § 155021 c/n 13837 NP304 § 14 Jun 1968 - VA-212 - USS Bon Homme Richard § 06 Sep 1972 - Stricken - 1S § 155039 c/n 13855 NP305 § 09 Jun 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 05 Nov 1975 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA § 155043 c/n 13859 NP310 § 30 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 06 Feb 1973 - VA-127 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 155045 c/n 13861 NP301 § 29 Apr 1970 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 25 May 1972 - Stricken - 1S0 § 155047 c/n 13863 NP311 § 30 Jul 1969 - VA-212 - NAS Lemoore, CA § 03 Nov 1975 - MARTD - NAS Jacksonville, FL Aircraft added during cruise: § 154188 c/n 13645 NP316 § 22 Jul 1972 - VA-212 - USS Hancock § 26 Feb 1973 - VMA-223 - MCAS Yuma, AZ