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  1. Hi, I have the kit. It is the newer tooling F-4J (the 'Showtime 100' standard issue kit) released as a limited edition kit with VF-84 and VMFA-451 markings. I never had the original Hasegawa raised panel line F-4J, but apart from having the same box art, seems that the decal options are also the same. Jason C
  2. Hi all, I'm letting the following 1/48 Hasegawa kits go: Both kits are new in box, bags are unopened. Asking for US$45.00 each, and postage will be charged at cost. I'm from Malaysia, so shipping could be high. Payment by Paypal only. Jason C.
  3. Thanks, Andrew. Will get back to you in a few hours. Jason C.
  4. Thanks for sharing the build. I've got this kit sitting around too, and I have to say that it doesn't look half bad except for the tail pipes and the over-sized sway braces.
  5. F-4DableModels in Malaysia also still has some in stock.
  6. Glenn, Would a 1/72 Airfix F2H-2/2P be of any help to you? I understand this kit is pretty accurate, and one of Airfix's better kits. In addition, Olimp Models has quite recently released a trio of resin 1/72 F2H-2 models covering the -2, -2P and -2N variants.
  7. I believe I should have a copy of 48-127 Da'Heath. Will check and PM you over the weekend.
  8. Hi, A local hobby shop still has stock of it. Saw one today. The price is approx USD18.00. PM me if you are interested.
  9. Steve, I have the Hasegawa 1/32 F-16C Ramstein boxing and confirm that the A model vertical tail is included.
  10. In my opinion, the Hasegawa kit is the best 1/48 F-15C out there. Some of the details are kind of dated though, since the kit first appeared back in 1986. It will not readily build up into a contemporary F-15C, without some investment in aftermarket detail parts.
  11. Captoveur, If you are building a post-Vietnam F-4E, the AirDOC 1/32 USAFE F-4 in Germany Early, Late and stencil data sheets may be helpful. I have some of these available and I believe they have not yet been discontinued either, but you are correct in saying that there is really little aftermarket stuff for the F-4E in 1/32, especially where decals are concerned.
  12. F-4DableModels in Malaysia still has some left too! :)
  13. I wish to second that! Just completed a righteous deal with messy60 for a long sought after model. Highly recommended!
  14. I bought two of the F-94C's as a thumbs up for Kitty Hawk. You guys deserve support for the effort to come up with the Starfire. Please consider a 1/48 F2H-2/3/4 Banshee, and possibly even a F9F-6/8 Cougar and FJ-2/FJ-3 Fury at some point.
  15. There are still some in this part of the world (Malaysia), but I think the shipping will make it not worthwhile.
  16. TISEO was installed on new built USAF F-4E's starting from aircraft with S/N in the 71-XXXX range. The first TISEO equipped production aircraft been documented, but I just don't recall the serial number. It was also tested in Vietnam on some earlier F-4E's. There were photos of a couple early F-4E's with pre-production TISEO fitted. TISEO as the others have mentioned, is a TV camera with a magnification lens for the purpose of acquiring a visual ID of enemy aircraft from a distance(which was a problem over the skies of N. Vietnam). From the mid 80's to the phase out of the F-4E from active
  17. Hi, Are you still needing the canopy part? I should have a spare Academy 1/32 F-16CG/CJ canopy around. Tried to PM you, but your inbox may be full.
  18. Spectre711, It looks like Greatmodels still has one left: 1/72 HSG00651 F-4F JG74 20th Anniversary
  19. Hi, I still have stock of 48-034. Price is the original RRP of USD 20.00, and what it will cost to mail it to your location. If interested, please send me a pm or contact me at f4dablemodels"at"gmail"dot"com (replace the "at" and "dot" accordingly). Regards, Jason C. F-4DableModels
  20. Academy did some very creditable updates, especially to the details department. For example, all the grilles/louvers on the fuselage were corrected (they were simply terrible on the original kit). And as Curt explained, they rounded off the engine fairings and added a lot of updated parts such as the instrument panel, blade antennae, launch rails, pylons, blanked-off chaff & flare dispenser faces, main wheels, weapons, etc. The new parts and reworked details are very good, I feel. But the kits main failing is still the overall shape. Academy also added incremental changes. For example,
  21. Although it comes with separate flaps like the Hasegawa kit, HB only provided the trailing edge flap actuators in the 'up' position. Positing the flaps in the 'down' position would mean some modification of the flap actuators.
  22. There's something else I just noticed from your great shot, Fight's On. The 'stiffener plates' (for lack of a better term) can be seen between the left vertical tail and the fuselage. It is generally known that these 'stiffener plates' were standard on the F/A-18A/B and on some early F/A-18C/D models. Modelling wise, these parts which are included in Hasegawa's 1/48 F/A-18A/C/D kits are supposed to be omitted when building a 'later Lot' F/A-18C/D. Does anyone know if this is a relatively new fix as part of a SLEP? Or is this jet one of the early D models? TIA
  23. Troy, The one in the middle is the launch rail used during the initial testing of the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. I guess it evolved as the LAU-129 launch rail by the time the missile entered operational use. Regards, Jason
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