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Jabba29

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  1. Thanks very much for that. I found the pages that you suggested after I wrote the above post, and there really are some interesting subjects ppictured, plus some interesting stories. I found the pictures of 85-114, and from what I see it seems to confirm what I have written above, but then I still maybe wrong. Yet again thank you.
  2. Thanks for all the help that is being given. I have overnight come up with a theory, which maybe right or could be totally wrong. In the first picture that I have which show an F-15C being refuelled, it has black stencelling and 1 Iraqi flag as a kill by that aircraft. This also shows the painted over bigger star. It also has the nameplate of Capt Rodriquez. But I cannot see the serial No of this aircraft, but the caption says that it is 85-114, but I don't think that it is, but it maybe the aircraft that Capt Rodriquez was assigned at the start of the war. The second picture is of 85-11
  3. That could be a logical answer. The decal sheet instructions do say that the nameplates were painted over, but most of the pictures that I have seen of F-15s being refueled during the conflict still have them painted on. yet again I fear that the fog of war might be behind this.
  4. Sorry to say I can't make out the serial No in one of the pictures, it is just that the name plate is visible, so unless Capt Rodriquez's name was applied to other aircraft, I can only say that this is that aircraft. The strange thing is that in this picture where there is one Iraqi kill flag under the name plate there is a black ejection seat triangle, where in another picture with no flag, the triangle is red, and this is the same in another picture with two Iraqi kill flags. The last two also show the full colour national marking, but only just on the last one which took me a while to be su
  5. Thanks for that and to all the others who have provided information. I think that I will apply full colour stars and bars to all four position from the information that you have all given me.
  6. The pictures that I have seen are from bookseither about the 1991 conflict or about F-15Cs taking part in the said conflict. They show the aircraft when it is being refulled, and pictures show the aircraft with either none, 1 or 2 Iraqi kill markins applied. So these were pictures taken during the actual event.
  7. I am using the 1/72nd version of this sheet, but although it does include national markings, these are not in colour. This is also the sheet that states at the bottom that it had help from 33rd Wing personnel, which is why I don't know why there are no colour national markings.
  8. Thanks for that, at least now I know that I am not going completely mad. One other question thoug, did this aircraft carry the full colour star and bars in all four positions, as all the photos that I have only show the port forward fuselage. Also does anyone know when the markings were change, because as I said earlier, there are photos about that show this aircraft with black stencilling?
  9. I am making a model of the title aircraft using the Hasegawa kit and all was going fine until it came to the decalling. After applying the bigger decals I started looking at the stencelling. I saw that the kit decal sheet included a lot of coloured stencils, which from photos that I have in books show that this is not so (mainly black), but I was still unsure. Then last night looking through a book that I don't use that often I fouund a picture of the actual aircraft, but it is now raising more questions than it is answering. In this picture it show that the ejection seat triangle is red (but
  10. The pictures that I saw on their web site shows that all the aircraft are from California in about 2011/12.
  11. I still wish that you would as the Xtradecal sheet instruction do not show any aircraft that have operated in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  12. Would your Alpha Jet Luftwaffe sheet include aircraft that operated from Turkey during the 1991 Gulf War?
  13. I think that this is the only way that I will get to make one of these helicopters though.
  14. The Iraqi Air Force never had the MiG 27, only the MiG 23BN. As for the wing insignia I have looked in the Harpia book about the Iraqi Air force and it shows the underside of a MiG 23MS showing the triangle pointing forwards when the wings are swept fully back.
  15. Would be also glad to hear that. I am part way through a conversion now with a resin conversion set.
  16. TAWS was The Aviation Workshop, and most of their stuff was taken over by Hannants, so there maybe some in the future.
  17. Simple answer as far as I am aware is no.
  18. Hurray, At last a Desert Storm F-117 that is not "Toxic Avenger". Could this also be scaled down to 1/72nd?
  19. What you have fitted to your model are the normal Debris Screens, not the Sand Filters. The Debris Screens were removed from the aircraft and the Sand Filters fitted in the UK before they were transported to the gulf region. These were then removed on return to the UK, that is why the Debris Screens fitted to your model are painted grey rather than the sand colour. I do really like the black disruptive pattern that you have applied to your model. I do know that this was randomly done by the ground crew out there with a 4" paint brush, black paint and a lot of imagination.
  20. Nice paint job, especially the cockpit windows. One thing, the model that you show does not have sand filters fitted, but the normal engine screens that are fitted for day to day flying. The sand filters look totally different.
  21. Nice recovery, keep up the good work.
  22. Hello again. Sorry to say this but I have had another look at the photo of your model and almost all of the etch metal grills that you have added to the airframe is also Mk2 Chinook style only. The bits on the forward pylon are not required and the bits on the top of the rear pylon could be moved a little more forward. I will try and find a photo to show this.
  23. Some good work there, but the RAF CHinooks that operated in Op Granby did not have the cut out at the front of the rear pylon, that is Mk2 Chinooks that were delivered to the RAF from 1993 onwards. Have a look at the pictures that Tony has supplied and you will see what I mean.
  24. When I worked on them in the early 90s the back end was covered over as we had to remove it every AF to look behind it at STN 482 for cracks.
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