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Craig Baldwin

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  1. Yes, 1999 aka Hobbysearch is an excellent resource for kit instructions.
  2. More goodies announced from FineMolds, sorry I can not translate at this time.
  3. Did you check the Res-kit page? https://reskit-models.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=f-35&ocf=F16S2V3607417149
  4. FineMolds has announced that the first boxings of the C kit are missing parts tree "E". Customers are asked to contact FineMolds to arrange for replacement part. As well this is their holiday schedule. "As of December 28th, business has ended for the remainder of 2023. We will be open for business from the 5th of the new year, but responses to inquiries, requests for parts, and mail order shipments will be available from the 9th onwards. Please refer to the information in the source post regarding the missing runners for the “F-15 C Fighter” kit."
  5. Yes, I have both, and wish they would have included both parts in all kits. A good build but double check alignment of parts along the way.
  6. My current bench project is the F-15J J-MSIP by FineMolds. Test fitting and gluing in progress. I have found detail and fit excellent throughout. Three two minor areas are the top of the intakes with sink marks, filling sanding in progress with Mr Surfacer. On the forward fuselage, aft lower end are some seams requiring blending, with the left side needing slightly more blending. Future releases seem possible with locating divots on the side of the intakes for the fairing as seen in the final photo. Good information can be found here https://thaimilitaryandasianre
  7. Thank you John. One never has enough reference material. I see that book is harder to find.
  8. During my build of the FineMolds F-15, I noticed that some aircraft have the round louvred vent to the right side aft of the cockpit, and some don't. And now in at least one case there are photos of an aircraft with and without it in the time period of one year. Assuming it is tied to the Environmental System (air conditioning), anyone have any information on it installation? Thank you
  9. Thank you Gene, a great job. Very useful for which I believe will be the go-to Eagle kit in 1/72. Mine arrived a few days ago and no disappointments here.
  10. As a side note " [Color announced at the All Japan Model Hobby Show ② ] Two new colors have been added to Mr. Color's airplane colors! Two FS colors available for current US military aircraft.
  11. The above links work good. Other aircraft and armour are analyzed and compared as well. http://soyuyo.main.jp/index.html
  12. I did search the threads in this forum but have not seen this. GWH shows this new kit and one of the post states-"will be listing in 2023". Check their Facebook page, it is an open page so no FB membership is required to view. https://www.facebook.com/Great.Wall.Hobby
  13. In case Boomer or anyone else has not seen this. 3D printed parts for the RF-4. https://1999.co.jp/eng/11016896
  14. Thank you Boomer for this thread. We can see you have a passion for the RF. Great details.
  15. Sprues are starting production along a with the owner of FineMolds, Kunihiro Suzuki, presented in an interview, talking about the kit. CC into English does a not bad translation.
  16. @GeneK First look, quite close. The Eagle ladder has eight rungs vs 7. The rear rail looks a bit taller to make it over the intake and a slight steeper angle of the cockpit frame. So relatively small adjustments for a 3D file?
  17. An accessory for release to go with the new F-15 kit. The first image is a cockpit shot of kit. https://finemolds.co.jp/NC/NA16.html?fbclid=IwAR3EDNwJ3_SDZ04QoeTY2z_2-6K8l3bw7BwG_C6xr-oc_l-uO8TVmNQQW1A
  18. Great topic @GeneK , and I'm with you @Ben Brown for these other items. Ground locks/pins should be one of the last items removed before flight. Thanks @RichB63, posted this just as you posted.
  19. From @finemolds_news on Twitter. 先日テストショットをアップしたF-15垂直尾翼。 基部と一体パーツになっており、基部に実機通りのパネルラインはありますが段差はございません また初期仕様とJMSIPとで細部の違いも再現しています ちな4枚目の写真の実機通り十字で“ない”パネルラインが、個人的にはツボです Translated from Japanese by Google The F-15 vertical tail that I uploaded a test shot the other day. It is an integral part with the base, and there is a panel line on the base just like the actual machine, but there is no step. In addition, the differences in details between the initial specifications and JMSIP are also reproduced. In the 4th photo, the panel line that is "not" a cross like
  20. Digging through my T-33 pics only came up with this one I took myself of a Canadair T33. You can see the short links going up inside the flap well to which they would attach to the flap actuation mechanism. Their were 4 links for each flap with the previous photo better serving to visualize the spacing, as the inboard two were slightly closer together. Silver primer that I remember for the colour. I have a PDF copy of an RCAF T33 Mk3 pilot AIRCRAFT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS but no diagrams in there illustrate anything useful for the modeller. As well nothing with a diagram in a 1958 AIRFRAME TRAI
  21. The Academy T-33 can still build to a nice looking model. No shortcuts for the flaps though. I trying to find a better photo of the flap well area but am coming up short. It is a simple structure of just ribs and stringers with a rod running the length of the well where the flap control attaching links are connected to. If memory serves, the motor(s) were inside the fuselage. Blank off the area exposed to the fuselage.
  22. Photos of model with all moulds complete, no 3D printed parts. Can't wait!!! FineMolds Facebook page.
  23. Nice build @boomer46, wise choice on the CRB markings. I agree with the others, the ladder is always a nice touch. I would have liked to see FineMolds do C release with the three 12 TFW CRB squadrons featured. Like we need to buy another short nose F-4!
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