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  1. If I understand correctly "FLIR Cat" was the first integration test aircraft for LANTIRN/F-14, hence the nose art. Cheers, Hoops
  2. Hannants got an shipment of them in about a month ago, but it sold out in a few days. I missed out on them, and I didn't get one the first time around either. Hoops
  3. The aircraft that they had on display at the Tokyo Hobby Show last fall was not a test build, or even a test shot. It was a 3D printed place holder to show that they had a kit on the way, and if you look at the sprue shots in the link posted by schion, you will see that the panel lines on the actual plastic are really nice. They are on par with the recent 1/72 F-15 kits, which are by all accounts amazing. Hoops
  4. The problem with that is that the Norwegian P-3s have light grey/white stencils, unlike most other users. Otherwise the markings are fairly simple, I have a walkaround of "Ulabrand" from 2010 and it's only 6 photos or so of the unique markings.
  5. Due to the size difference of the respective engines, A 1/144 F-15 engine would not come close to matching the size of the B-1 Exhuast. They are about 150% bigger in real life. Cheers, Hoops
  6. I'm building a F-14B from VF-102 during Operation Southern Watch, on the 1998 Cruise. It will be the Hasegawa kit using Wolfpak Decals. Here is a picture of the load out in quesiton: * Link * Would ECAs still be loaded as late as 1998? It is a bit hidden behind the near side tank so I can't tell if it is there or not. Another question, obviously this load is 2x AIM-9 and 2x AIM-7, would 2x AIM-9 and 1x AIM-7 1xAIM-54 on the should pylons be possible to make it more interesting? Thank you very much Hoops
  7. Wow! When I posted that link they showed none in stock. Good luck Andrew!
  8. Update: Looks like Aviation Megastore has 1 in stock.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. The DEWS antennas are the same as on the F-15SG. Many more pictures available of the SG as well
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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:
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. They were in a separate set and box, do a search for PAG-14 Airfield Plates. Cheers, Hoops
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. You and me both man, trying to do a OV-10G+ Barring that I'm considering picking up a set of 1/144 B-29 props from Brengun and scratching the spinner. The sizes are comparable enough to make it work. Cheers, Hoops
  24. Good day, I'm looking at converting an Academy 1/72 OV-10D to a OV-10G+ and one of the largest and most notable differences is that it has four bladed propellers. The Special Hobby CASA-212/Aviacar kit has two different sets of propellers (parts 74 or 75), so I though it might get me closer than trying to do that from scratch. I think that part 75 is closer in shape, but is only a spare if you have the C-41A boxing. Either set would help though. Does anybody have on in the spares box? Cheers, and thanks! Hoops
  25. Gear bays are close enough for modelling work between the 100 and 200
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