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  1. Hoops

    1/72 A-7E VA-72 Desert Storm

    Update: Looks like Aviation Megastore has 1 in stock.
  2. Hoops

    1/72 A-7E VA-72 Desert Storm

    If you're looking for a line bird, AirDoc has them on the following sheet: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ADM72013 Out of stock and out of print for a while. You might be able to scrounge it up somewhere though. As you mentioned, Wolfpak is most likely the easier option at this point. Hoops
  3. Hoops

    1/48 X-29 from Freedom model F-20

    The X-29 also had the F-5A type canopy not present in the F-20 kit. Obviously it would be easier to convert the aft fuselage from an F-20 kit? Maybe you can find an Monogram kit for inexpensive? Cheers, Hoops
  4. Hoops

    1/48 F-16XL Skunkmodels workshop

    Pretty good one here: Keith Svedsen's Photo Best I've ever seen, he's got a bunch of other ones on his photo stream as well. Do a search by the aircraft serial number and they'll pop up.
  5. Hoops

    F-15SA unique features

    The DEWS antennas are the same as on the F-15SG. Many more pictures available of the SG as well
  6. Hoops

    F-15SA unique features

    I think it looks similar to a LAU-115 sandwiched between two LAU-128s. It's probably not exactly the same thing, but it sure looks close. Hoops
  7. Hoops

    Tesla, model 3

    Is there anybody here that thinks that the US highway system and infrastructure is in great shape? Compared with other modern democracies? That money has to come from somewhere, and the flat federal gas tax has lost 64% of it's actual purchasing power since the last adjustment. Do I really want to pay more at the pump? No. Do I think that it is necessary and a logical step to improve our national highway system and infrastructure? Yes.
  8. Hoops

    Tesla, model 3

    And the federal tax rate at the gas pump hasn't changed since the 1993 in the United States. I'm not talking about a percentage rate, instead a cents per gallon rate which has not been adjusted for inflation or otherwise. Almost 30 years later, we are still paying the same number of cents per gallon in tax. I honestly think we should be paying more tax at the pump than we are now.
  9. Hoops

    F-15SA unique features

    That is true for the inboard pylons, but the dual LAU-128 mount on the outboard pylons don't look like an ADU-552. Alpagueur was asking about these:
  10. Hoops

    F-15SA unique features

    Reviving an old thready here, They look similar to the LAU-115 used on Navy Hornets. These would be attached to the unique outboard F-15 pylon, and there are probably some differences to the Navy LAU-115. Any differences will be pretty well hidden between the LAU-128s and missiles though. I really like the look of the test aircraft with all of the Orange markings, none of the pictures I can find are close enough to make out the names on the nose though. Does anybody have a closer picture that would help me get the decal artwork done? Thanks, Hoops
  11. Thank you all very much for the responses. Seeing that the Freightdog drop tanks are available right now, that's what I'll go for. Brengun did purchase all of the masters from Attack Squadron when they got out of the resin business, so I think it's only a matter of time before they are re-released. There is no know when, unfortunately. Cheers! Hoops
  12. Good Evening, I wanted to know if there is a good option out there for a Aero 1C Drop Tank in 1/72 scale? I've got a plenty of 300 Gal 1Ds from various other kits, but I don't seem to have any 150 Gal 1Cs. The drop tank will go on the centerline of an OV-10. The Academy kit has the some drop tanks, but they are not the right type, and the shape is pretty questionable. Thank you for your inputs! Cheers, Hoops
  13. They were in a separate set and box, do a search for PAG-14 Airfield Plates. Cheers, Hoops
  14. Something funny must be going on with the forums, as my mailbox is showing only 24% full. I don't actually have the plastic here yet, it's on it's way from an ebay auction. I think that the spinner is the same diameter, but to my eye it looks like it is longer from front to back, with a more pointed tip. Cheers, Hoops
  15. I dug through my stash and have the top third of the sheet: one full set of Swedish stencils, all the numbers and tail markings for one aircraft, as well as the instructions. I will be on travel all next week, so if Greenghost can't help you, let me know and I can when I get back. Hoops