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  1. I still wish that you would as the Xtradecal sheet instruction do not show any aircraft that have operated in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  2. Would your Alpha Jet Luftwaffe sheet include aircraft that operated from Turkey during the 1991 Gulf War?
  3. I think that this is the only way that I will get to make one of these helicopters though.
  4. 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.
  5. Would be also glad to hear that. I am part way through a conversion now with a resin conversion set.
  6. TAWS was The Aviation Workshop, and most of their stuff was taken over by Hannants, so there maybe some in the future.
  7. Simple answer as far as I am aware is no.
  8. Hurray, At last a Desert Storm F-117 that is not "Toxic Avenger". Could this also be scaled down to 1/72nd?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Nice recovery, keep up the good work.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I would have got this sheet if I did not have the one that I have already got. Looking forward to the Desert Storm special Ops sheet though.
  16. The markings I have got are from Hawkeye Models Australia, that I got through the Aviation Wrokshop many years ago.
  17. Thanks for that, as being an aircraft engineer for the past 30 odd years I dod know that some mods can be fitted only for them to be removed when they are not required. So it did clear up something. Yes you are correct in your guess that I am from the UK and do try to use the Queens English.
  18. Sorry just on first seeing the photos of the seat that you had built up they looked a different colour. I can now see that there were not painted.
  19. I am embarking on making a UH-60 Blackhawk from the Desert Shield/Storm period in 1/72nd scale, hopefully one of the sand coloured ones by using the Hasegawa kit. I have noticed from photos from the time period that some of the Blackhawks had the IR exhausts and some did not. Was this the case or did all have them fitted with them being removed when not reqired? I know that the Hasegawa kit that I am using does not have them included in the kit, and I cannot find a picture of the Blackhawk that I decals for so I cannot confirm either way as to whether it had them fitted or not. Any help will b
  20. Some nice work there. A couple of things though, the RAF version that you are making is a Mk1 which had all the back end covered over so you would not see any of the pipework, and the cabin seats were coloured red. Keep up the good work, an Ex RAF Chinook engineer.
  21. So 2 wing tanks and 4 Sparrows it will be. Seems strange to see a fighter Phantom without sidewinders. Thanks for all the help.
  22. I am in the process of making a F-4C of the Michigan ANG from the early 1980s period. I have the wing and under fuselage missiles sorted along with the wing tanks, but I am wondering what if anything to put on the fuselage centreline pylon for a normal alert aircraft. If anyone can help I will be very grateful.
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