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  1. ghatherly

    ACMI pods

    Sorry guys, just shipped 1/48 Tamiya F-16 intakes so I have 1/48 on the brain. AMS resin makes a really nice one: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/ams32094.htm Two Bobs has a decal set for all of the different ACMI pods. Enough to last a lifetime on one set!
  2. ghatherly

    ACMI pods

    Meng makes a weapons set with the ACMI pods in it. Very nice and for the price cannot be beat.
  3. ghatherly

    1/48 F-16 intakes for Tamiya ready

    one piece seamless which eliminates the filling and sanding and difficult work in dealing with the plastic parts. Look at it 15 minute prep and install vs several hours of work and days waiting for the putty to dry.
  4. Hi, Finally ready to ship these intakes to Sprue Brothers they will be in three offerings 48017 1/48 F-16 MCID/ Large Mouth Intake for Tamiya. Block 30/49/50/60 - GE engines 48018 1/48 F-16 NSI/ Small Mouth Intake for Tamiya. Block 42/52/62 or others with Heavy Weight main gear 48019 1/48 F-16 NSI/ Small Mouth Intake for Tamiya. Block 5/10/15/20/25/32 with Light weight main gear I will be at AtlantaCON 2019 and will have a few on hand for sale there. The Intakes come with the intake lip as a separate part, but you can use the plastic one if you like. The intakes also use the Tamiya kit side ent covers and the heater/splitter vane in the intake. The intake is designed to accept the kit main gear parts or aftermarket main gear bays. They fit the fuselage with no modifications.
  5. Below items are 1/32 scale items. Intakes for all of the 1/48 Tamiya F-16 kits are made and being packaged this week. Look for them in the next two weeks at Sprue Brothers! 1-28 Update: GTR 32059 F-4 B/N Super Sets are in stock. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32059.htm GTR 32060 F-4G Super Set for Tamiya in stock. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32060.htm New Items in stock: GTR 32051. F-16CJ Seamless MCID "Large Mouth" intake for Tamiya kits. Our design works with the Tamiya, Aires, and CMK Main wheel wells. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32051.htm GTR32061. F-16CJ Seamless NSI "Small Mouth" Intake for Tamiya kits. Our design works with the Tamiya, Aires, and CMK Main wheel wells. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32061.htm
  6. I had a customer question this week on how much of the fuselage splitter plate lip needs to be removed to install our resin intake, as the plastic provides a lip that extends into the back of the splitter plate for alignment. Our resin intakes are flat on the back side and as such the lip that would engage the splitter plate need to be modified removed. The question posed was how much to remove?? To determine this, a simple and straightforward way is to place the kit part on to the fuselage and scribe a line in the fuselage lip between the fuselage side and the plate. Keep in mind this scribed line is to remain on the fuselage, It is then a simple task to trim the lip back to the line you made, leaving the line in place. A couple of test fits with the Resin intake to confirm your work and you are done with the trimming. Thx Gary
  7. ghatherly

    1/48 Su-33 BLOWOUT SALE!!!

    sent email for two of them. No "ADD to Cart" button on your website to make purchase. Help!!! Gary
  8. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32059.htm thx and happy New Year!! Gary
  9. ghatherly

    1/32 F-4G Cockpit

    These F-4G Cockpits for Revell have Arrived Item number is GTR32071. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32071.htm Merry Christmas! Gary
  10. Not as far as intakes are concerned that I am aware of. IF there is a panel line or vent that is different then the modeler will have to make those changes, but as I said I am not aware of any differences in the intakes outside of the NSI vs MCID intakes and the Bulged main gear doors. The logic is costs and has nothing to due with Neglect. Cost to develop the set and cost of the set are the driving force behind the decision. Since the Hasegawa has no intake and not set up for one, the entire intake tract, wheel wells and some small parts have to be provided in a conversion and would be expensive. A Hasegawa Intake kit price would be in the $50-$60 range, and after spending $60 for the model kit it makes no economic sense to pursuit a Hasegawa intake conversion. Yes I am making both Tamiya and Kinetic intakes, with Tamiya ready first then Kinetic. My suggestion is that if you have a Hasegawa and want a full intake buy the Tamiya as I like it the best and in my opinion is the best 1/48 F-16 Kit. The Kinetic is also very nice and it offers the two seaters that Tamiya has not produced. Hope you understand this, and I appreciate the questions. Merry Christmas.
  11. Hi, I will be making a limited quantity if these sets over the next few weeks, for sale through Sprue Brothers. The F-4G will contain our new highly detailed Long exhaust nozzle ( pics later), and a simplified cockpit tub that eliminates 99% of the cutting and dust mess and fits with the Tamiya wheel well. The F-4B will include a new updated Cockpit tub, New main landing gear doors, Speed brakes and Seats. Look for these kits to be at SB around the first week of December. Thanks so much for all of your support an patience during the transition from Direct sales to Sprue Brothers distribution. 12/3/18 update; GTR32060 , the F-4G Super set for Tamiya is on schedule to arrive at Sprue Brothers by the end of the week. The kits feature a new tub design that is easy to fit as the huge casting block common with cockpit tubs has been eliminated. Also updated were the Exhaust nozzles adding the peddle detail that every maker seems to overlook and new seates that have no molded seatbelts. 12/13/18 update: Sprue Brothers Link: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32060.htm GTR32071. F-4G cockpit set for Revell will follow the following week. Combine with the already in stock antenna, Nose correction, Belly strap, outer wings, exhausts, intakes, etc to create your own Revell Super Set. 12/13/18 update: Look for these week 12/17/18 GTR32059. F-4B/N Super Set will be later this month. Making updates to that cockpit tub, Speed brakes, main gear doors. Sorry for the delay but I decided to. make all new molds for the kit and that takes a bit of time. 12/13/18 update. Look for these at SB around 1/1/19, maybe the week of 12/24/18. Merry Christmas Everyone!! Gary´╗┐
  12. Yes, The Tamiya intakes are in the testing stage. Look three sets, NSI block 5-32, NSi Block 42-52 and and PW powered jet with heavyweight main gear, MCID large intake for Block late black 30-60 GE engined jets. Kinetic will follow. As for Hasegawa, Sell it and get the Tamiya. IT will be cheaper and give you a better result. Making an intake for Hasegawa kit is a very expensive and a complicated process the way the current kit is made. Sorry, but Hasegawa needs to revise that kit to bring up to modern standards. They provided a full intake with the F-2 kits, so they know what needs tone done
  13. ghatherly

    F-4N Phantom question

    no belly strap. Only used on the "S"
  14. We use molds that are freshly made from the pattern and resin that does not shrink.
  15. http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/2361.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=2361&show=60&page=1&brand=GT Resin These are Very Accurate Resin kits of the Wheels and tires used on all of the F-15 Eagle versions for use with the Tamiya kits. Enjoy!!