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  1. Aircommando130 and Ikon thank you!!


    Aircommando130, yes you're right, WSO. 😀 I always forget it, because doing a USAF bird is a bit rare for me. Most of my models are USN birds. 

    This will be in the Hill Gray paint scheme. The exact same bird is in the link below, 72-0166. 


  2. Thank you STORM and Gene K for your nice words.


    The free time for modelling has been eliminated in the last past months , the model has progressed a little bit. The major assembling has been made. I have to add all the details of the QF version and to prepare it for painting. 

    I work it together with the F-4S and the two Skyhawks. I hope I will have a new update soon.



  3. Hello to all,


    Another one in progress build, another one Phantom and a vintage build. The kit was started in September of 2020. Although I do have the newer Hasegawa F-4E kit, which is great, I chose the older one to experiment with it a little more.


    The inspiration was the last unmanned mission of the QF-4E version in 2016



    51120608935_293dd6d294_k.jpg000 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119241682_bbef9291c3_k.jpg001 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119814511_39a1d0a434_k.jpg002 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119561934_94e337bf01_k.jpg003 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119721343_96a95e9ccf_k.jpg004 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51120605840_88ee765619_k.jpg005 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119560004_374e627fcb_k.jpg006 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119811346_1c69ffe47b_k.jpg007 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119237172_183be9eccb_k.jpg008 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119236267_cd186ec88f_k.jpg009 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51120601885_3b094818d4_k.jpg010 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119716563_5fc490e7e4_k.jpg011 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119235157_3439f2b281_k.jpg012 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51120600480_9d4d756b4a_k.jpg013 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51119234437_434451670e_k.jpg014 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    To be continued...



  4. Hello to all,


    Another one in progress build (in total there are 12...), this time is the F-4S Phantom in 1/72.

    I chose to start with the kit of Italeri instead of the one from Hasegawa because I wanted to experiment with this old kit and to scribe it, detail it etc etc.  

    For the hasegawa double kits that I also have, there are in my stash a few aftermarket details (cockpits, exhausts etc), so, It will be far easier build when I"ll start with those ones.


    The inspiration photo is the following . 



    51113568472_59e5fa2cf3_k.jpg000 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114043138_7391eeb1ed_k.jpg001 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114133316_1e123fbd45_k.jpg002 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114132921_4e0baad59e_k.jpg003 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113565202_5019fb3ade_k.jpg004 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114131881_a6851302d6_k.jpg005 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113564132_9679853437_k.jpg006 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113886024_3fbe086f34_k.jpg007 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114039503_671f362042_k.jpg008 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113884749_f180d136e9_k.jpg009 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114129236_a22250bd5d_k.jpg010 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114036908_00840d24b2_k.jpg011 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114036373_3ce369f2ac_k.jpg012 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113881839_df1a9987ce_k.jpg013 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113559012_4435f5bdeb_k.jpg014 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114914040_02b6cfda9d_k.jpg015 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113557722_9fe92cc481_k.jpg016 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114033638_ad7432f583_k.jpg017 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113557152_fecef4e1bf_k.jpg018 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114033263_dc7c654354_k.jpg019 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114124416_3249397d79_k.jpg020 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114124306_a0dad63362_k.jpg021 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114912135_8bc826f91c_k.jpg022 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113878259_67d6716d91_k.jpg023 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114030838_441ed7ca80_k.jpg024 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114909440_8be47611e2_k.jpg025 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51113552772_8db3700aea_k.jpg026 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    51114908150_a64479e9ac_k.jpg027 by Nontas B, on Flickr


    To be continued...



  5. Hello to all,


    This model was started in September of 2019 after a 2 year hiatus of modelling. 

    It was started as a good way to return to full scale modelling. My thought was to build a panther different that the usual blue ones. Hasegawa had out of the box the decals for the Advanced Training Unit 206 (ATY-206), so I started it immediately.
































































    The model now is waiting for a nice opportunity to spray the white and the red.

    To be continued...



  6. Thanks Storm for the checking even though you didn't find any, I appreciate it.


    Janissary thanks for your answer. Seaforces.org is one of my main references for USN subjects and the first that I am looking for photos.

    Unfortunately there are no photos of the BuNo that I am building, only the CAG bird in the very first livery with the Super Hornet and I think that the CO bird was low-vis at the time (2005). 

    If I won't find any photos I'll do your thought about the inspiration from the other colorful bird.


    I keep searching...

  7. Wow! Great! Thanks for the checking. I hope you have caught the CO bird in any photo.


    The only photo I have found with just some parts of the tail of the plane that I am building is on page 370 of USS Enterprise 2006 Cruise Book (close photo of two ordnancemen load a CATM-9M on the F/A-18F, AB101, BuNo 165801 and the tail of the plane is hardly seen)

  8. Hello to all,


    I am building a Super Hornet (-F in 1/48) at the moment and I have the Microscale decals for VFA-211 (and VFA-31). 




    I would like to ask if someone has any photos of VFA-211, F/A-18F CO bird, BuNo 165801, AB101 in 2006 USS Enterprise World Cruise.


    I have found lots of photos around the internet for VFA-211 CAG and CO birds but all are from later years with block II super hornets and different markings (modex changed to 2xx from 2007 etc.). Even in Enterprise's 2006 Cruise Book there are no photos of the bird I am building.

    The one am looking for is Block I Super Hornet with early ECS pipes and early WSO cockpit configuration in the first deployment for VFA-211 with the F/A-18F (2006).


    Afterburner decals have also issued the same markings for VFA-211 in their first deployment.




    I am trying to figure out the amount of weathering that the CO bird had in 2006 and some details about the markings.


    If anyone can help, It would be appreciated.





  9. Hello to all,


    I have started the Hasegawa F9F-2 Panther in 1/72 and I am planning to build it as an ATU-206 bird, 1956-1957 era and I will use the kit decals.

    At that moment the Panthers of ATU-206 had been painted gull gray over white. 

    In the kit instructions it is mentioned that the wheel bays etc had been painted white. I guess this is correct since all the later airplanes that had this camouflage (gull gray over white) had white wheel bays.

    I am looking information about the color of the wing fold mechanism.

    In the midnight blue schemes the wheel bays and the wing fold mechanism were midnight blue. When they started to paint the Panthers gull gray over white, the wing fold mechanism was painted white also or remained midnight blue?

    I have seen some colored photos with the scheme that I am building but I can't match the color. In those photos, the flap side is white (I guess) and the rest of the wing fold mechanism color seems like something dark, maybe midnight blue or it is just shadow of the wing and it seems like that, or heavy weathered (liquids-oils etc) that have made the area look just dirty.


    Does anyone know the wing fold mechanism color in gull gray over white schemes???


    Any help is appreciated.





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