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  1. Olivier Soulleys who makes stunning models for, among other, French modeling magazines has the following mixture: For the green - GUNZE H330 DARK GREEN BS381C/641 (FS 24064) For the blue-grey - 70% GUNZE H331, DARK SEAGRAY BS381C/638 (FS 36173) and 30% H56 Intermediate Blue (FS 26118/36118) The FS are approx based on the Gunze paint numbers. I´ve seen his models and am not going to argue with him over these colours :D
  2. Absolutely, that kit is a little gem :wub:
  3. I know what you are talking about, I also know what Bill is talking about. Both Peddinghaus and TL do generic number sheets in a variety of scales. Maybe something useful can be found on those websites, that's all I meant.
  4. Hello all. This one is pretty much a model of an aircraft that wasn't supposed to be there doing a job it wasn't really designed for. When Belgium decided to commit assets in 1991 to operation "Ace Guard" it was found that the newly delivered F-16s were not combat ready because they didn't have their ECM kits integrated yet. Instead they sent the venerable Mirage 5 fitted with Sidewinders to guard the Turkish / Iraqi border during the first Gulf war. BA54 Belonging to 8 Sqn. and was flown by 1st Lt. Didier Lecqeux who was also responsible for the Diyarbakir Express titles as far as I know. Any analogy to the film Midnight Express has always been strenuously denied I believe. The aircraft was retired in 1994 and sold to France in 1999. Again no WIP, the model was started long before I had joined any forum. The model is Heller kit no. 80411 and to modify it to a 5BA the PWMP set was used containing a new cockpit, intakes, tail, nose, rear fuselage and exhaust and ventral keel. A resin forward fuselage is also included in the PWMP set but this is not needed if you use Heller 80411 ! The Heller kit contains two forward fuselage sets, one for the C model and one for the two-seater B. As it turns out the PWMP cockpit fits the B fuselage perfectly so no need for the resin replacement, the length is also spot on. Decals are the new DACO set for the Belgian Mirages, the pilot figure is from a Hasegawa kit and the AIM-9P Sidewinders are simply 9J models from Hasegawa weapon set C with their noses shortened. The pylons are from the Eduard Mirage III kit. The model was re-scribed and painted with Humbrol paints. The 1.700L tanks are home made, they were not included in the PWMP set. I bought some Red Roo tanks but found that, although nicely done, they were solid lumps of resin. One thing about the Heller kit is that the landing gear is exquisitely done but incredibly puny. I was worried that if I fitted the resin tanks they would not hold the weight so I used them as masters for plastic replacements for which I simply used bits of drop tanks left over from the spares box. One thing to remember if you want to build this aircraft is to add two little landing lights to the front U/C leg. This is not mentioned in the PWMP instructions I believe but the Mirage 5 did not have the "swivel down" landing light of the Mirage III as the place was taken up by the Doppler. Hope you like.
  5. Belcher Bits do a conversion kit in 1/32 scale. Not what you are after of course but it gives an indication of the differences: http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/148conv/bb19.htm
  6. Peddinghaus decals in Germany do generic numbers but not the ones you need I believe. http://www.peddinghaus-decals.de/ TL also German are quite good for the general stuff as well: http://www.tl-modellbau.de/en/TL-Decals/
  7. Very nice Fitter ! Congratulations
  8. Maybe Kinetic wanted to portray all Greek F-5s in one illustration. They received new F-5A, F-5B and RF-5A straight from the US from 1965 onward but also took delivery of ex-Dutch NF-5A and B in 1991. Maybe parts for all single-seat F-5s are included in the box ?
  9. I was going to call this one the Short Little Ugly Tiger but that would probably have gotten me into trouble with the moderator :D Another one from my to-do pile finished ! Bought and started about two years ago, completely forgotten for ages but now finally done. I really liked the asymmetric load of a Greek Corsair I saw on Youtube once doing a live bombing exercise. One fuel tank, one targeting pod, a MER with 2 live Snake eyes. Just for fun I removed the Sidewinder launcher from station 4 as well. Finished as one of the A7s that has the rudder painted in a tiger pattern. This was done by airbrushing the rudder Modelmaster RAF trainer yellow and painting the stripes on by hand. The enclosed pilot figure helmet was modified to a lightweight one using some Mr. Surfacer and plastic strips. Decals are by Icarus, paint is Modelmaster enamel throughout. The only real modification was the removal of the back of the intake trunking and installing a turbine from a 1/144 Revell Rolls Royce RB211 stolen from a B747 kit. The intake was sprayed dark green to about three quarters of the way down as is usual on Greek A-7s. I got this information from a member over at Britmodeler but can`t remember his name.
  10. I`ll send you one as well. Am going to send you a "present" anyway :D
  11. Thanks for your kind words ! The airbrakes are certainly the "weakest" fit of the whole kit because, as you say, they don´t curve with the fuselage. As you can see I didn`t manage to get mine flush either. With hindsight it would have been better to keep them open but you can also remove the plastic that makes up the inside of the airbrake in the fuselage. That will leave you with a hole in the fuselage making it easier to position the brakes (they are a very tight fit) from the inside . If you leave them slightly "sticking out" of the fuselage it is easy enough to sand them flush. Hope this helps.
  12. This is the other one I finally managed to finish after starting it over a year ago. Bit of chore this one and it did cool my affection for Hasegawa quite a bit. Managed to pick it up at an airshow in Belgium for quite a good price (€25,-) but the full retail price is much higher. This is their "new" Mighty Shrikes boxing (No. 09849) which contained all the parts for a current Swiss or Finnish Hornet. Unfortunately it also contained sinkmarks all over the place, on the wings, rear fuselage, nose section, which all had to be filled and re-scribed. Comes with trying to milk the last drops from an old mould I guess. Some panel lines on the forward fuselage are missing as well so I scribed them on. Decals are by F-4Dable and I was going to use their Swiss ones first but decided I liked the Finnish one better (also I have 2 other Swiss projects on the go anyway). You don´t see many Finnish aircraft, their Hornets are not exactly spectacular from an aesthetic point of view, but I kind of like the "minimalist" approach. HN-457 Was the last F-18C delivered and carries the name of Count Von Rosen (founder of the Finnish Air Force). The last two digits are repeated on the top of the tail and are not included on the F-4Dable sheet but I had an Icarus sheet for Greek F-16s which contained numbers of exactly the right size and colour. To add at least some eye candy I hoisted the included pilot figure into a bright coloured flight suit and gave him a missile cueing helmet from the Tamiya F-16 kit. Still need to add AIM-9X and AMRAAM but that can wait for now. Exhausts are Aires. Hope you like.
  13. Hello all. Not much time for modeling nowadays (or anything else for that matter) but I did manage to complete 2 kits that were started ages ago. This A-4C was started about 5 years ago and languished in the "I really need to finish this" pile for far too long. A heartfelt THANK YOU goes to Eric2020 and CraigSargent without whose help this would probably never have been finished. Model is the Hasegawa A-4C with decals by Victory. The Victory decals depict this aircraft after its return to the US from a deployment to Vietnam. I wanted to model it as seen during that deployment so I printed the diamonds on the rudder and USS HANCOCK titles myself and also painted the big diamonds on the fuel tanks. Not sure these markings are totally correct but I like the look of them anyway :D Added a pilot figure from a Monogram kit, a TER and MK82s from Hasegawa again. Great little kit, the detail and fit are superb. hope you like.
  14. That store till seems to be there: http://www.koengeter-bb.de/Kontakt.html Quite a good selection if I remember correctly but it is at least 8 years since I was there last. Böblingen is close to Stuttgart, only a short ride on the S-Bahn. Also worth a visit is the large Galeria Kaufhof in the center of Stuttgart close to the main railway station. Mainly a large department store but they do have a toy section with the usual diet of Revell. Last time I was there, in 2005, I picked up a 1/48 A-37 for €5,- and a 1/72 Merlin HC3 for €6,- so a good deal can be had. If you have the time, a day-trip to Tübingen is really worth the effort. Not much in the way of modeling there AFAIK but a very picturesque old university town well worth visiting.
  15. Neat idea very well executed: http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/9-flugzeuge-ww2/9559-grumman-f6f-3-hellcat-trumpeter.html Trumpeter Hellcats and Eduard figures.
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