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  1. Andrew, I did some research on VF-161 F-4S sometime back. After looking at various photos, I'm quite sure that the anti-glare panel is FS 35237 - same as the tail and the rest of the markings. I do not believe that it is either FS 36118 or FS 36081, although FS 36118 suitably weathered probably would be pretty close. Regards, (edited to correct typo)
  2. Sorry, no more Modern Eagle Guide. No more Modern Hog Guide and The Scale Viper for that matter.
  3. A new 1/72 F-106A from MENG is exceedingly good news! I bought a trio of their F-102A, and am glad they are bringing us more century series jets. On a separate note, I've been building a Revell-Monogram 1/48 F-106A these few weeks, and am impressed with the kit apart from the tricky parts breakdown of the upper fuselage - lower fuselage & wing components. Personally feel that the old Monogram kit is hard to beat, detail wise until MENG came along.
  4. I concur with Jennings. Hasegawa 1/48 F-16's include a travel pod on sprue 'F', which is the sprue with the drop tanks.
  5. Hi all, If anyone is still looking for an issue of Reid Air Publishing's Modern Viper Guide and Modern Phantom Guide, F-4DableModels still has some copies available at the original U.S. retail price of USD 39.95 and USD 41.95, respectively. Take advantage of the strong USD to benefit from lower postage rates to anywhere in the world! E-mail me at f4dablemodels"at"gmail"dot"com (replace "at" and "dot" accordingly) Jason C. F-4DableModels Malaysia
  6. Rob, The Malaysian F/A-18D Hornets have been upgraded in the last few years, and also have the bird slicer IFF antennas on the nose. The Wolfpack late F/A-18C/D update set will provide what you need for this build. Generally speaking the Malaysian aircraft were more or less equivalent to USN/USMC Lot 17 or Lot 18 jets. I've been told that the only difference hardware-wise is the radio sets installed. What probably makes the Malaysian jets stand out would be the overall FS36118 scheme, and the weapons initially operated - AIM-9P-4's, AIM-7M's, CRV-7 rocket pods, AGM-65's, AGM-84's and GBU-1
  7. Truly amazing work! I haven't been to this sub-forum for a while now, and it was pleasant looking at your work as another F-4 fan.
  8. Jennings, There is a drawing of a new sprue for the AT-38B kit on Wolfpack Design's webpage. It includes a pair of newly tooled main wheels amongst other parts.
  9. Gene, I did read the first page of this thread when it started. What I meant was that there weren't any more recent photos in Z-M's latest old man blog posting on the Nats., which had photos of their stand. But I take your point that I'm jumping the gun in this. Regards, Jason
  10. Thanks, I missed that announcement. Just feeling stoked about a new F-4J! Hopefully a new F-4S will follow soon after.
  11. I just read on the Z-M website in one of 'the old man's blog' that the new 1/48 Phantom is a F-4J. However, there were no photographs of the mock up included. Anyone got any photographs yet?
  12. Thanks, Mike. I would hope to venture out from the Mission Bay area too, but let's see what happens.
  13. Mike, Thanks for the input. I'll be in the Mission Bay area most of the time for a work-related event at the San Diego Convention Centre. Understand that the USS Midway and the aerospace museum at Balboa Park are probably walking distance from the SDCC. At this point, I'm not sure how convenient it will be to venture out from that area.
  14. Hi, I'll be visiting San Diego in early May. Does anyone have any suggestions for hobby shops to visit there (hopefully within the city area)? Thanks in advance. Jason C. F-4DableModels
  15. I would go with the Hasegawa F/A-18A/C/D kits as far as possible. Although the Hobbyboss kit looks impressive at a glance, the undercarriage especially the main landing gear units are pretty dismal, with many incorrect details incorporated. I suspect this is because Hasegawa kit's landing gear was cast in white metal, which may have made it difficult for HB to render.
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