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  1. New Tool Bf 109G-6 from Tamiya

    No more 109 kits you said? Even in the video, the fitting is looking so crisp and the level of detail is so sharp. I bet when you have this kit in your hands you will say 'Tamiya! where have you been?'
  2. New Tool Bf 109G-6 from Tamiya

    This means that 1/32 version of Bf109 will be coming soon! Wish fulfilled.
  3. Testors products being discontinued?

    Ever since I used Tamiya and Gunze paints, I have felt Testors colors belonged to an era long gone by. So I m not sad at them going. However, if it was MM Metalizer they were discontinuing, that would have been very sad.
  4. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Totally wrong marketing strategy. Their target customer is confused and frustrated. No matter how good their product will be, its this experience that will leave a bad taste.
  5. P-47D Vs. P-47M Visual Differences

    Tamiya P47M is a wonderful kit. And the best part is that if you have M version, you can also build a bubble top D version. The difference between D and M version in Tamiya kits is that the M version kit has all the parts from D version with one parts tree added that represents all the changes you will need to build a M version. So go for an M kit and get decals for a D version of your choice. You cant go wrong with Tamiya fit, engineering and quality of surface detail.
  6. M1A2 Abrams TUSK I - Meng 1:35

    This is an awesome build and very inspiring.
  7. New Tool su-25?

    SMER makes both two and one seaters. But reviews are not that good. https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8210&code=&product_type_id=&scale_id=955&keyword_search=su-25&setPerPage=25&currency_id=11 Su-25 is a very interesting plane so there should be good representation of it in the model world. May be not from Kitty Hawk or Hobby Boss, making their fundamental mistakes, but some more reputable model manufacturer.
  8. Photobucket

    How do they define heavy users? We all cant be heavy users. We make models and we do it as a hobby, not doing this on commerical basis.
  9. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    I think I will go with @BoeingDriveropinion. Reason being he has seen the aircraft from very close. The F-15 info web page also almost seems to confirm what @Boeigndriver says. That scoops were installed on PW -229s and GE powered aircraft.
  10. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    So I m planning to build one of the jets covered in this decal sheet. Two Bobs 48-068 F-15E Saddam Hunters http://www.twobobs.net/contents/en-us/p158.html To me it seems these planes do have scoops. The link below explains the differences and the necessity of scoop on the fuel tank. It also lists which squadron is flying an Eagle equipped with a particular engine. http://www.f-15e.info/joomla/technology/engines/101-engines I would still like experts to weigh in if the plane I m planning to build do carry this scoop.
  11. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    What is part 40a in this step? It seems like some kind of intake. Is it optional or every Strike Eagle has it?
  12. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    So finding that DLP/IDLP pod in 1/48 is the next challenge then. I dont think I have seen this pod in any weapons set. Edit : Revell kit, which I m building has the data link pod I m looking for. https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/5/3/467753-90-instructions.pdf Step 47c.
  13. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    Which weapon is on the wing pylon and is that an IDLP pod on the centreline?
  14. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    I m building an OIF F-15e. So my intention is to make the weapons configuration used in real operations. Although I m not a rivet counter, but installing GBU-39 on an OIF F-15 for instance, would be chronologically and factually wrong.
  15. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    So it means SDB GBU-39 wasnt deployed in Iraq in 2003 but later.