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Zaggy

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  1. Nice Jens - cheers mate... And here I was thinking you were only into Adversary and Aggressors too 😉 D
  2. The last Fights On! A-4 sheet I got was from Hannants - they only had ONE of the two sheets in stock, but maybe i'ts what you want, and thus worth a look? That said, the Fights On! and FTD are getting harder to source...
  3. So has anyone posted anything on the best way to increase the HB tail chord (the most 'visible' of the issues)? Or the Nose? D
  4. Cant Disagree with Brian on that!
  5. And there is a new jet that arrived two weeks back now, in a Hard-edged variation (pic by G. Manley). BTW, the BuNo 105 jet was for CONA, and isn't actually related to the PAK-FA/Mako Scheme...
  6. Some reference threads showing all the BuNo's and Camo Schemes, from the FB Adversary and Aggressor Group: (follow the links, unhide all the comments (because FB by default only shows you last 3-4 comments), see all the info) USN A-4 Adversaries - Part 1. VF-126 Late Blue Skyhawks https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1962904983720803 USN A-4 Adversaries - Part 2. VFC-13 Late Grey Skyhawks https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1965283020149666 USN A-4 Adversaries - Part 3. TOPGUN Scooters - NFWS A-4E's https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2347
  7. There's about 70 or so threads on various SQN's and BuNo's and Camo's on the FB Adversary and Aggressor Group - link to the F-16N thread: USN F-16 Adversaries - Part 2. F-16N-30's https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1822989047712398
  8. Is the HB kit now that old?!?!? Woah.... I'm about to crack on with one myself, thus am looking for ways to conquer the known issues - if one goes by the new Mushroom Publications 1/48 plans, the HB is not as horrific as I was bracing for. The big VISUAL for me is the HB Tail (has HB re-issued the kit with a different tail sprue?) and the slight nose thing. a) Tail - anyone know of any link to someone who has tried to correct this? ATM, Im thinking the tail needs to be glued together then cut into three major pieces - top the top off, then down the panel line at about 1/4 cho
  9. Yeah the 4-colour scheme is awesome - a small company called Advanced Modeling products (https://www.facebook.com/AdvModProd/) does an awesome mask set for that scheme... Dan
  10. Which one? 🙂 The 1977 3-Grey scheme on 158979 (F-14A-70-GR) had the 'cut back' version of the early boat tail. The 1983 Grey/Blue 4-colour scheme on 158979 (F-14A-70-GR which had by this stage gotten the fin reinforcements and newer boat tail)), 161290 (F-14A-115-GR), 161292 (F-14A-115-GR), and 161296 (F-14A-115-GR), appear to have the later boat-tail WITH ECM bump... Dan
  11. Mine showed today - as well as my copy of the Modern Super Hornet Guide. The Scale Hornet is awesome, but in actuality I was blown away more by the Modern Super Hornet book; very reminicent of the DACO books. So thanks VERY much guys - even with the less than stellar AUD-USD at the moment, I consider both books (plus postage) to be EXTREMELY well priced (bordering on a Bargain, considering what you get). :) So please, keep on issuing stuff like this guys :) Dan
  12. The Scale Tomcat? :) Or right out of left field, the Scale He 219A Uhu! D
  13. Yeah, my re-re-re-re-attempt (hahahaha) at buying a few hours back went fine - no untrusted/unsecure/certificate errors and a confirmation email :) Dan
  14. I've tried to order (as well as the Superhornet book) but the different proxies and systems I go through at Home, Work and Uni all say www.speedhuntergraphics.com is an untrusted/unsecure site... Work won't even let me proceed once the untrusted connection/site has been detected. I tried! Dan
  15. @Check Six - yes. Slow progress admittedly (Uni, research, work as well as the siz crushed vertebrae I have flairing up - so walking and sitting for periods has been sucking), but a quick description is: Cockpit - all but sidewalls and some behind the seat cables done. Sils are corrected and thickened, seat is MUCH better, lots of boxes and ECS (that you barely see now :( ) behind the cockpit. Exhausts - Just need the decals for the sides of the exhausts printed and applied Intakes - FINALLY fully shaped and deepened; they're not perfect, but they'll do the job. Top sections have been widen
  16. First of all, congrats KursadA - is that a sell-out record for you? As for Ninja's, can be arranged.... ;) Second, I am moving ever closer to actually using these things! Cockpit, Seat, Stuff behind the Seat, ECS, etc, all done. I have decided to properly stretch the MLG Bays the required 3mm to get the main gear struts in the right place and the refueling points to correct scale also, but most of the work has been on the BIG jobs; Engines and Intakes. Engines are all but done, simply requiring a custom decal for the side walls of the 'boxes' then some weathering... Taped into one piece to at
  17. Congrats mate, so does that mean another printing will need to happen? TMM has one of the bigger readerships in the hobby and as I beleive, places like Hannants and etc, sold out in 24hrs! :) You're going to be famous, getting in first and fastest like that! :) Dan
  18. Intakes - OMFG WHAT A NIGHTMARE. Getting really close to putting covers over the inatkes, because getting the insides right will be a mission whatever way we go! There are some Trapizoidal Covers that we see both in-place (I assume when engines were in) and just sitting in the intake trunk (I assume when the engines were out) of PAV-2, sometime after the a/c was recovered from Edwards; they are RED with WHITE diagonals across them and clearly say "Remove Before Engine Run"; which is very different to the standard 'Remove Before Flight' labels on most things. Thus, the question is, are these
  19. Probably - but I've received help and advice and msg's from a number of ppl in here, so I thought I'd just show them what the advice has gotten them... And Hopefully KursadA will get a nice ACCURATE PAV-2 YF-23 to show off his decals on! :) Plus the engines are almost together!
  20. When you hold them all together, you DEFINITELY get the 'Big Hole' effect that we do with Modern jets (F-14, F-15, F-16, F-22) - I will post some pics when the box side walls are done and some dry brushing is there, to give the 'hole' some Depth. Rather happy suddenly with these! Hope the Intakes go as well, as with the cockpit (which sort of needs to be finished and fitted to the upper half before I can complete the 'stuff behind the seat'. The Rear-Canpoy Sill and internal Structure is still scaring me a little - its not a friendly shape! :) Slowly becoming less-scared of the intakes... I t
  21. Well, with some more insomnia and a break in the warmer weather (allowing me to get near the etchant tank in my workshop, without cooking!), I have more progress that I decided to take some pictures of before more paint goes on and while other paint dries. Thus, this is wherewe stand with the YF120-GE donks and exhausts: Working from top to bottom, we have the modified kit exhaust boxes, which have corrugated bottoms to them, 400-gritted sides (as they're getting some PE knocked up shortly too and the top of the box has been heavily cut back, so I can fit a more realistic looking paddle - t
  22. Oh and NOW you go and release F-35A/B sheets, KursadA? You want all my money, don't you! ;) Going to have a look at them now... What I am most looking forward to is the 1/48 F-35C - one of the future projects seems to be evolving into a Jolly Rogers series, with a late VF-84 F-14A, VF-103 CO F-14B in B&W, F-14B CO in Black and Yellow, and FA-18F CO in Black and Yellow and now they've gone BACK to a Black and White CO jet, I think I need another Hase' FA-18F. Please, Please, Please God, dont make me start to work on late VF-84 F-4J's! As for the YF-23 - exhaust corrections continue. Ive
  23. Question about the GE YF120 - ENGINE DIAMETER at the front and the back? About the same as the F100-PW and F110-GE????? ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTION after some math and looking at the drawings and masking taking a heap of stuff up - the hardest part will be manufacturing the transition from the Oblong to the Round Afterburner section! Bigger to Smaller and Smaller to Bigger (Box to Circle) externals are quite easy, but this is slightly more complex in that its an INTERNAL and the top and bottom sets of corners have to be set differently.... I like a challenge! :) While I'm slowly working away at
  24. Oh and the plan for the intake trunks into cut the 'blank end off' top and bottom, put the main gear bays in (so I know I can clear them), cut the BOTTOM half of the intake channel about 1.0cm short and just fill with plastic card and shape! Once thats done, attach the top half which should be much easier to shape, want to throw the thing across the room (which often happens working on Intake ducts), drizzle thinned 'Mr Surfacer' down the trunks (to sort of fair over most of the scratches and joins, paint the trunks, then fit HALF an F-16 F100 compressor face to each trunk (images show you can
  25. Well, since people have started to show finished models (shame the above wasnt finished as PAV-2, considering the GE-donks!), I thought I'd share my on going thoughts and attempts to correct this thing to at least LOOKING right. I HAD to have some time away from this thing, because it was soul-crushing (despite the awesomness of the Caracal decals - without which I think I can honestly say, I would NOT have come back to the kit!) being so awesome in some places and utter RUBBISH in others. Thus, while I set about filling the 'weird buldges' in front of the engine nacelles on the top and havin
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