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  1. My latest recently finished project. Pictures up close not the best as it is an old I phone. F-4G Wild Weasel - Details Base kit is Tamiya F-4EJ with extensive scratch building to convert to an F-4G Wild Weasel. This model served as the basis for the GT Resin F-4G Wild Weasel Super Set available at Sprue Brothers. The model took many hundreds of hours to complete over a six year period. The markings represent an aircraft that took part in Operation Desert shied, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Southern Watch. These aircraft were maintained I pristine condition, even in an extreme desert environment. The biggest component was the fading of the paint. The aircraft represent the condition it was in as it returned to Nellis Air Force Base at the end of OSW. Shown are the 8 confirmed SAM Radar kills and the Wild Weasel mascot on the left splitter plate. Stencil markings were very basic. I chose to build the model with the Slats and flaps extended to develop those products for possible future release and as something different to display. Scratch Built parts of Build: · GT Resin Entire Cockpit including Accurate WSO radar officer panel and controls and accurate pilot office changes of the Geasels. · G Resin Mk 7 USAF Seats w/Eduard seat belts · Air Scale Instrument and Placard decals · Air Scale PE instrument faces · PE Detailed canopy frames with Air Scale decals · GT Resin Chin pod with Scratch PE WW antennas · GT Resin Slatted outer wings · GT Resin Extended inner wing slats · GT Resin Dropped flaps with fuselage details · GT Resin Belly strap · Eduard Brassin Wheels and tires · Additional Landing gear details · GT Resin TACAN, UHF, antennas on fuselage top. UHF is at an angle per the actual airframe, it is not crooked. · GT Resin Wild Weasel fin cap · GT Resin Wild Weasel Small antennas on each side of nose and fin · Brass tubing for Rear drain and Parachute door “T” handle · GT Resin LAU-118 Launch rails · GT Resin AGM-88 HARM B Missiles · GT Resin AIM-7M Sparrow Missiles · GT Resin ALQ-184 ECM pod with Sparrow well mount · Master Model Pitots and AOA probe · Eduard F-4E exterior PE set · GT Resin seamless intakes and fan faces · GT Resin Exhausts · GT Resin Correct fuel tank vents over engine nozzles · GT Resin F-15 Style Center Line Drop tank with Anti-sway bracing · All stores have threaded metal anti-sway braces installed · Speed Hunter decals · Mr. Color Finishes · Model Master Finishes · Tamiya detail chalks · Various oils
  2. The following items are at Sprue Brothers to enhance you 1/32 Revell F-4 builds and correct the detail errors in these otherwise fine kits: F-4E/F nose correction and detailed Cannon with both Muzzles: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32054.htm?CartID=4 F-4G nose correction and Antenna Set: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32055.htm?CartID=5 F-4E/G Belly Strap: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32056.htm?CartID=6 F-4E/F/G Slatted Wing set. Replaces the kit parts that lack detail. Easy to install as the kit parts. Can be used on RF-4's as well to build a Greek Recce, as these had Slatted wings. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32069.htm?CartID=7
  3. As the topic says, I will have F-2 intakes available shortly. Also giving the Hasegawa F-16 kits a try. I have an idea with minimal cutting while leaving the kit Wheel Well. Will keep you posted.
  4. Thx for the info. I just got it fixed so give it a try. Many Thx, Gary
  5. New 1/32 F-104 Exhasut nozzles for the Italeri Kits...may work on Others but not tested. Your choice of Short or Long versions. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32080.htm http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32081.htm 1/48 F-16 intakes for Kinetic kits: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48022.htm http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48023.htm 1/48 A-6 Intake Set for Hobby Boss Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48027.htm 1/48 A-6 Intruder and EA-6 Prowler Intake Set for Kinetic Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48028.htm 1/48 F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Seamless Intakes for Hasegawa Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48032.htm Check these out and tell your friends! THx Gary
  6. I'm building the 1/48 Has. RF-4B and I'm installing the GT Resin seamless intakes, but my instruction sheet is dark and I can't tell for sure where I need to be cutting the kit parts to accommodate the resin. If someone has photos of their  mod. or can help me determine where I need to cut I would sure appreciate the help! thanks! 

  7. Harrier please????? You have been teasing us for years now.
  8. Here is a reprint of a post on Zactomodels thread on his new AIM-120 Missiles in response to Chris's question about missile rails sized and made correctly to scale: Updated 6-4-19. Chris deleted my post from his forum. He is upset I posted there even though I was just trying to answer his question. Oh well, sorry to have upset him for which I apologized. As for rails, look for set for the 127, 128. and 129 in the next month. Our rails not only fit Zacto Missiles, but Eduard Brassin as well. "Mounting brackets will need to be adjusted to fit the pylons you are mounting them on. I'm surprised at how far off some of the kit provided pylons are. AFAIK there aren't any accurate ones out there yet." The GT Resin LAU-128/552 rails set for the F-15 fit the existing Zacto missiles perfectly. They were modeled after the actual rail drawings and verified with actual rails. I have not checked these AIM-120 yet as I don't have a set of Zacto AIM-120's, but the Zacto AIM-9's missile bracket fit right into the rails. The current set for sale is for the F-15, But a set for the F-16 and the F/a-18's will be out the end of June at Sprue Brothers. The GT Resin rails are the only accurate rails made with both inside and outside rails accurately reproduced, as well as the interior rail details and umbilical connection ports. Chris, If you want to send me a missile to do a test fit, I would be happy to do that. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32014.htm http://www.arcair.com/Gal13/12801-12900/gal12877-F-15-Hatherly/11.shtm http://www.arcair.com/Gal13/12801-12900/gal12877-F-15-Hatherly/13.shtm
  9. Hi everyone. A long overdue update of new items at Sprue Brothers First is a 1/32 intake and fan set for the Academy plastic Hornet kits. Feature correctly sized intake ducts with drop in installation and highly detailed intake fans if you choose not to use the kit engines. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32052.htm Second is 1/32 Intakes for the Trumpeter F/A-18 E & F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. Feature very easy construction with only one simple cut to he fuselage side along a panel line. Intakes fit rich on top oath wheel wells like kit parts so ou cause the kit engines or our detailed intake fans. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32053.htm Thanks for stopping by, GH
  10. The kit fan is made as part of the intake bezel. The fan is too close to the intake, solid plastic, and lacking in correct detail. If you have the kit you can clearly see this.
  11. Hi, I never made one of these, sorry.
  12. What great timing and thanks for the purchase. I was just checking in before leaving for the weekend and saw your post. You can use which ever one you want to use. Both types were used late in the war and it really depends on which version your reference aircraft carried. Send me some pics when you get it done!
  13. Actually the reason the outerpylon was not used was it caused control problems with controlled flight. Yes, they were able to put the equipment inside of the airframe, but it was not the reason for their lack of use. Going to a “ fly by wire” controls on the SA allowed for these pylons to be used as the flight computers allow for the instability the pylons cause.
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