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  1. Kinetic 1/48 F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 kit?

    Actually C tails are included in the box afaik. It's the aft IP and its cover that seem to be a problem. Other than perhaps slight difference in canopy middle bar. Don't know if there are additional sticks for the backseater. So I guess the biggest issue I'd have in converting B to D is the aft IP. In all fairness there isn't a proper one in any Hasegawa D kit. Plus seeing how nice Kinetic decals are in C and A+/B kits, I guess we can hope for some cool schemes for a D. I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)
  2. Kinetic 1/48 F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 kit?

    Any chance for a Delta in the near future? Perhaps with some cool Bengals markings? ;) Or even better - Charlie and Delta in one box?
  3. 1:72 KINETIC F-16I SUFA

    Very nice Sufa! I like how You did the camo, hope mine turns out half s good when I get to it. If You want another Kinetic Sufa they are sometimes on sale on Luckymodel and can be snagger for about 10 usd.
  4. Dueling Corsairs

    Very nice Corsairs! Greek paintjob came out great.
  5. RF-5A Freedom Fighter

    Awesome! F-5 looks great in SEA scheme and Yours is looking great!
  6. Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B

    Some great work You did! That's got to be the nicest 1/72 Harrier ever!
  7. 1/72 F-100F seats

    I know I'm a bit late to the party, but when I built my F-100's for the Vietnam Group Build I used unmodified Pavla F-5 seats. They don't look bad when finished even with canopy open. They look quite similar to True Details seats too. Hope this helps :)
  8. My very own Big Hornet

    So the basic paint is done. I decided to forgo the primer and just shoot it straight on a model. One of my best paintjobs so far. Or maybe it's just because it's been so long since I've tackled any model, let alone a Hornet. Some minor boo boos were found on the stabs so I've filled them, and around the intakes - they're handled too. So here's the thing - looking at F/A-18 walkarounds I've noticed there seem to be no panel lines around the intakes. At least on Charlies and Deltas. Is there any rule to this? Other thing is I've noticed that Deltas seem to have retained the 5r door on the nose. Weird. Did not check on C's but I always thought they were deleted on all C and D models. I've not any closeup of 164884's nose so I can't confirm wheter my jet should have it, but I'll probably go and scribe the door on the right side of my model. Hopefully next weekend I'll start to paint the tiger stripes. I'm almost set on outlining them with pencil and masking them. Other option would be just to do them by hand with a brush. So, till next time!
  9. Google Photos linking

    Great thanks for the quick reply :) works like a charm!
  10. Google Photos linking

    Hello, I'm having some problems uploading pics from google photos. When I try to add them by the Insert other media tab it does nothing. I've tried to use the code but it does not work. Does anybody have any idea what to do? Thanks in advance!
  11. 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet, VMFA-232

    Very nice Hornet! I especially like how the seekers look on agm-65's.
  12. My very own Big Hornet

    Hi guys, I'm back. In between the day to day activities I've found a little time to do some modeling. As I mentioned before, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the paintjob on this Hornet so I've been trying hard to postpone it. As if it's going to be any easier later ;) I've found that I attached leading edge flaps incorrectly. Looking at the pics of parked Hornets I've noticed they're hinged, and the way kit makes You attach them is simply wrong. So I took a new knife blade and detached those flaps. To my great surprise this caused only minor damage to the parts. Having finally settled on the SAC gear since my kit gear broke under model weight a while back I also assembled them with almost all the parts. Right now I'm applying first layers of paint. Here comes another suprpise, this model will take a LOT of paint. Gotta think about how I'm going to handle these tiger stipes. Thanks for stopping by!
  13. Vietnam F-4E from the 1:72 Revell F-4F?

    Indeed, Revell Phantoms used to have both the unslatted and slatted wings. Then there's the issue of unslatted tails. Don't remember if they are appliable to Vietnam era F-4E's Gene pretty much nailed what's wrong with the kit, I'll add the too long main landing gear struts, or too short nosewheel strut, giving the entire model slight nose down look.
  14. Su-33UB Flanker-D - 1/72 scale

    Great thanks for the pics Ken! I was just thinking about getiing one for myself ahead of schedule. I'm off to place my order now :) The radome does look off unfortunatly. I doubt resin nosecone could fix this, unless one would beef up the front fuselage. Or You could just do a trick - cut off and shorten the radome and just pretend it's ok ;)
  15. My very own Big Hornet

    Thanks for the kind words Guys. The last bit of work I did was attaching the canopy frame and painting it. So I guess it's time for the paint barn? Did I mention that this part terrifies me? Right now however I'm having a handfull with a certain 3,5 kg, 4 day old boy that really likes to scream at night :) Once I'll have everything figured out I'll try to squeeze in a little modeling time in my daily routine.