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  • Birthday 01/26/1970

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  1. Very cool! yeah, she is looking rough I lived on Warminster from 1996 to 2017 off of County Line road a few miles away from the base. I miss watching the A-10s do their practice every few weeks (once a month?) I remember one of A-10s crashing when coming in for a landing over on the Keith Valley Rd side of things. IIRC it clipped the top of a tree Also miss the airshows, although that F-14 crash was the nail in the coffin for them as far as community support went. People were already complaining at the one Air Show (I think 2005) they
  2. Just picked up the Academy kit and I am looking forward to starting it. haav1/72 one and that was a dog. The engine shapes just did not seem right and lots of bad gaps Don't know if these will help. but recently got some pics at the Willow Grove NAS air museum This particular one began its service with the 111th Fighter Wing, PA Air National Guard, in 1992 and designated as a weapons load trainer if looking for something more specific I can get some different angles
  3. I recently just used the same Scale Colors paints. The 5-N Navy blue I think is the correct color based on drawings for the camo scheme and the Tamiya instructions The Scale Colors 5-N actually does look more black than blue in most light and can be a tricky color compared to actual Dull Black used on the USS North Carolina
  4. https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/hobby-clubs-missing-balloon-feared-shot-down-usaf
  5. I had built the Hasegawa kit a while back and was looking for loadouts. I came across this https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/loadout/f-15e.html And I forget where I came across these, but here are a few graphical ones I found
  6. and I wanted to add, yes it is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C kit I am using the Red Devils markings This is apparently the plane it is based on. Although there is nothing on that pylon so I could not get any info there, and the other pylon has missiles instead of the drop tank I did not come across this until after I finished the build otherwise, knowing what I know now, I would have gone for a different configuration with the drop tank and used different launchers
  7. Thanks for all the responses, MK-82 it is Also good to know what pylon type was on there as well as the angles for the bombs I have some of those in one of my Hasegawa sets
  8. This was one of the first military jets I had built and I built this right out of the box following the kit instructions without much thought or concern for what might go on there Turns out the kit did not provide a full loadout, so the question is, what would be appropriate for this style pylon? The pylon is glued on pretty securely and taking it off would be a pain Forgive me if I am using the wrong terminology as I do not know much about the actual hardware
  9. Sucess Just got them today an tried out a few. They are prefect and exactly what I would expect the contrast to be! Thanks so much! For reference, this is what the Italeri Marines decal looks like Pics came out really dark and are not white balances since I did not bother setting up the photo booth and it is getting too dark for outside pics, but this will do for demo purposes... And these are the new replacement AOA decals. Exactly what I would have expected And replacement on the nose.
  10. I'm building a 1/700 Tamiya currently and have been looking into the paint scheme From the research I did. it seems that the edges were blended/feathered initially, but then straightened up in a later touch-up? Unclear though if the feathering was intentional, or just a sign of worn down paint as that long dark spot in the middle of the hull seems mostly worn away compared to after the repaint January 1944 Later that year, December 1944 (Also the pattern changed in places So technically both are correct? It was
  11. Just PM me your address and I will send them off
  12. We can work something out. Not looking to make money on these and shipping is pretty cheap if I send them in a letter style envelope all I would need is your address Of course I would gladly take a trade in decals if you had any to offer (need some 1/72 A-10 ones and some 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye high vis ones), but if not, no big deal I actually have two different sets I did not use, your welcome to either or both This is from the A-6e TRAM kit (although I had earmarked the national insignias and danger markings for an old A-4 Skyhawk I had that has no
  13. Wait, why would they give you those rainbow paint colors? Are they expecting you to mix all the greys you need from that 😀 I guess maybe the yellow for the canopy tint and maybe the red/green for some lights, but not sure about the blues/purples
  14. That's good enough for me. I will be picking up a set then next payday! Edited: just dawned on me that the manufacturer link is in your signature, which I assume means it is your product. Good to know and makes me feel better about taking a chance
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