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  1. The main issue that is relevant as far as kit parts are concerned is the canopy. MS often had one with a central frame as included in the Trumpeter MF but not afaik the M kit. So the MF is recommended for conversion to MS. You’ll also need to change some panel lines and antennae on the nose as well as the hinge on the rudder. MS has only one piston. No kit includes this currently. btw, forget about the Esci kit, it’s basically a toy compared to trumpeter. Jon Bryon did a great M build where he points out the issues found in the trumpeter kit still. If you already have the
  2. While on the topic of colorful Chinese jets: Those Sudanese JL-9/FTC-2000 markings looks especially cool imo
  3. How about a sheet for the Bayraktar TB2 UCAV? I recently got my hands on Caracal‘s MQ-9 Reaper UAV sheet and figured with Clear Prop (and a bunch of other companies) releasing the Bayraktar TB2 in all three major scales but usually with only Ukrainian Air Force (in case of Clear Prop) markings - or often without any decals at all - it would be cool to have a sheet dedicated to this hugely relevant type. See here for a up-to-date list of operators: https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/09/an-international-export-success-global.html Below a bit of inspiration from di
  4. Hi all, I am selling of my collection of decals from Caracal on my eBay page, including some rare OOP sheets such as YF-23 and F-117 in 1/48 and Neptune and C-54 in 1/72. While based in Germany, if you reach out I’ll happily post worldwide. On top of that, you get to take advantage of the cheap euro 😉 Thanks for looking, David F-117 https://www.ebay.de/itm/125398046506 C-45: https://www.ebay.de/itm/125398016197 YF-23: https://www.ebay.de/itm/125398051165 C-54: https://www.ebay.de/itm/125398036494 Neptune: https://www.eba
  5. Looking for this sheet, also interested if already started: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/isradecal-studio-iaf-84-middle-east-f-5-tiger-ii--980239
  6. Looking for the 1/48 scale Ka-50 kit, Revell or Italeri boxing is fine. Happy to pay very decent price for it, as well as for shipping from any location worldwide. Thanks! EDIT: Found it
  7. Since Caracal has a reputation for considering subjects that no one else would ever look at (i.e. Do-228, Learjet), how about a sheet on the C-23A/ Short 330? There is an 1/144 eastern express kit and there used to be a 1/72 scale resin kit (although not really available now). The kit and aftermarket currently only offer civilian liveries, but the type did see service with the USAF and Army, especially in Europe, in the 1980s. Below a selection of the different schemes seen over time.
  8. Not sure if this one is decided yet, but given recent history a Afghan Air Force C-130 would be very interesting to have. AFAIK there is no decal option so far. Interesting piece on the topic here: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/pilots-detail-chaotic-collapse-afghan-air-force-2021-12-29/
  9. There are a few cool Middle Eastern schemes that have not been done before. The all-grey Libyan scheme has never been done before, saw action in 2011 arab spring fighting. Pakistan Air Force had C-130s in up to 6 different schemes over the years, here are two examples that have never been done. The Royal Saudi Air Force flew C-130s in natural metal/white colors in the early years, again a rare scheme. The Saudi ‚mid-life‘ scheme would also be cool, from back when the national markings were not toned down yet. See attached image of an aerial refueling operation in the 1980s.
  10. Hi all, I am trying to airbrush a yellow cowling on a P47, using Tamiya XF03 1:1 thinned with Mr Color leveling thinner, on top of a coat of Mr Surfacer 1500. The same combination works excellently on a bottle of Tamiya green I recently bought. Pressure was between 10-20 PSI, I have tried the lower and higher ends with no effect. But with this bottle of yellow, there are flakes or small bits of paint that do not dissolve, be it in the mixing cup or during airbrushing, resulting in a rough, splattered finish. No idea what I am doing wrong here, except for the fact
  11. Cheers, that makes it a lot clearer. I assume that the guns in the nose are always the giveaway? If so, there is a LOT of mislabeled NJ-21s online. Below should then be a Jastreb trainer, right? Even books by Serbs on this topic have this one labelled as Galeb. I can see how, say a Libyan Galeb, clearly does not have guns.
  12. Does anyone know the difference between these two? Look the same to me, but there are different kits around.
  13. Another one poped up on ebay, this one still sealed: https://www.ebay.de/itm/RARE-A-26A-B-26K-1-48-Conversion-Cutting-Edge-Modelworks-CEC48039/124561797847?hash=item1d007632d7:g:hKAAAOSwXQJgHlm4
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