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  1. Looks great. I’ll be getting one.
  2. I see from the sprue shots this kit doesn’t have any amazing features like the Bf-109G-6 engine. Just a simple back to basics super engineered, highly detailed kit, that will put a Swiss watch to shame for its amazing fit. Can’t wait to order mine.
  3. I’ve heard that the the Revell 1:48 Ju-52, Hasegawa 1:48 Sea King, and 1:48 Trumpeter R/A-5 vigilante are all really slow sellers considering they are all well tooled, and highly requested by surveys such as the FSM reader poll.
  4. Anyone care to trade their 1:48 Eduard G-6 late decals and PE for my G-6 early decals and PE? Can include instructions too, however these are available online. A super cheap trade option, if you don’t want the box. Note that this trade applies to the new Eduard tooling Bf-109G only.
  5. Thanks for your assessment. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but no denying the images.
  6. Don, I’m interested in the F-14D, and have the A to trade. Along with everything you want except the P-40K. But I do have the long tail K parts, just not the filleted one.
  7. Man to things look like they have been dropped a few times. What colour are they? They look a mid to light grey to my eyes. I assume they are made from sheet metal, and not a plastic composite.
  8. I figured it was used on the trail. Strapping it on an A-1 or black bellied phantom will work for me. On the web I read that in 1973 the US began destroying stockpiles of M-36 with sarin gas. No idea if that is correct, but it is about all I could find.
  9. I was hoping for more of the actual history and uses of rather than just model parts. Resin examples aren’t primary sources, and as such misinformation can always be moulded or cast. Aside from the info from bullet-picker, there isn’t much useful coming up from the google search. I’d love to see some actual photos.
  10. Anyone know much about the M-36 cluster bomb? Not much comes up with a google search. Does it go by another name? Was it ever used? Could it only dispense sarin gas? I noticed the 1:48 eduard M-36 was on for a good price, but can I put it on anything?
  11. I pinched this from from the other thread about F-8 rails, but what is going on here? It appears to my hamster brain, that I am looking at two different sidewinders, a B and a D. And neither have the brown stripe, so does that mean they strapped a live warhead on a non functioning weapon that can’t launch? Seems ridiculously dangerous to me. Does the ordnance come pre-labelled from the manufacturer? Which I would assume they do. Or does the weapons team add the stripes as they configure this missle aboard the ship? As you can tell I know nothing about weapon systems, but I would think that a live missle is always a live missle until someone renders it inert. I would also think there would only be two categories for the missle, live or training. Live intended to destroy a target, a live rocket but inert warhead to allow the crew to experience the smoke and noise of a launch. Finally a captive round with no rocket motor, but an active seeker to train with. They would put explosives in that would they? Thanks for your patience.
  12. Does every live (combat capable) sidewinder D or G have the brown stripe in addition to the yellow in the Vietnam era? With so many mislabeled photos on the interwebs out there I just can’t tell.
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