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  1. BuNo, I found it on a facebook group. Original Link: https://www.facebook.com/cvw19752015/posts/forty-years-ago-todaythis-photo-was-taken-of-f-14a-buno-160399-of-vf-41-black-ac/920965458325783/
  2. Was removing the door commonly done on missions? This is the only photo of F-14's I've seen with the covers removed; though in truth I haven't looked for it, either. Never mind, looks like Home of MATS has the answer. http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-refprob.htm
  3. Looks to be the all gull grey scheme with larger Stars and Bars. I think the kit decals will be reasonably representative but not 100% accurate. I don't know of any decals that are Eagle-Claw specific. You'll have to paint the wing stripes probably. Oddly, the covers are missing from both refueling probes. I wonder if it was a mod they did specific for this mission?
  4. Why so much love for a new A-10? I've built the Monogram, and it looks quite nice if not up to modern fit standards. Hobby Boss is apparently a better fit. I voted for the F-11 Tiger, just because we don't really have one, but what I really want is a F-8C. Hasegawa really dropped the ball on the early 8's.
  5. Maybe Dana Bell will loan you his artwork? http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/a10ajawsschemesdb_1.htm
  6. I did not see a thumbnail. I did look for it. Unless it was this one: http://www.caracalmodels.com/products/images/cd48173tn.jpg
  7. I've recently acquired an F-8C conversion for the Hasegawa F-8E from Muroc Models. The castings are a little bit rough, but it seems serviceable. Going to start my conversion in the next couple of months.
  8. There are two things you wrote that might be a clue: Wash with IPA and Handle with Latex gloves. There are compounds in latex that are easily dissolved in IPA, and difficult to remove once deposited on a surface. It could be that something in that brand of paint is sensitive to these compounds. As an experiment, try washing with mild dish soap and water, rinsing with water, and then handle with Nitrile gloves. Nitrile is much less reactive with everything, including IPA. In any case, I would not allow the IPA to contact gloves and then the model.
  9. I've pondered the color gradient question in that image. I think it's just shadows making it look like a gradation. Here's another image that I think more clearly shows no gradation in the color, but the red outline looks soft, and the yellow looks paler: Edit: Found another photo
  10. I'm halfway through building mine...Are you SURE you want one? Fit isn't amazing...It's pretty close to going to the shelf of Doom. I'm also building the 1/48 B-58 in-flight, and the gear doors have been a whole new level of poor fit, so my frustration with putty and sanding is high in general right now.
  11. To my eye, that looks like Euro I Green instead of 34079 Dark Green. Cool anyway.
  12. Yes, but availability of that sheet is difficult, and I don't have it. I was hoping you were preparing to re-release at least the Puff jet on a new sheet.
  13. Any chance this is so you can fit the Booming Intruders sheet to this kit?
  14. I try to be working on a couple of "great fitting" and a couple of "lousy fitting" models at the same time to keep the hard to build ones off the shelf of doom. I was thinking the Cougar would be my next ill-fitting kit in rotation. Is there a guide to assembly to minimize the worst of the problems?
  15. I've been buying Kursad's decals since they were ALPS printed. Not as many recently, as I took a modeling hiatus, but I think I'm getting back in the saddle.
  16. Do you mean the detailed writeups on Hyperscale by David Aungst? http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/f14constructiondwa_3.htm These are my bible with building the Hasegawa F-14. I've built a few, didn't seem that painful. Yes, you have to be careful, and no, it's probably not as good as the new Tamiya, but I have a bunch of these, and I plan on building them.
  17. Because I was bored, I took a stab at color-correction, de-aging and perspective correction. This is what I came up with. My guess is the tips of the feathers and the little triangle used to be much redder, but the paint faded. I'd guess Insignia red? No basis for that, though.
  18. Building a "Car-Door" Typhoon IB, and the Hasegawa decals are kinda lousy color-wise, so I got a set of TechMod decals. They are very thin and brittle, and the green/blue/grey tail band decal split into 5 pieces while I was trying to put it on. I think I'll just masks and paint, but I'm not sure what the correct color is? I'm normally a Jet guy, but trying some WWII British planes for a bit of something different so I don't know my RAF colors very well. I see references to a bunch of different colors called "sky" or some variation therof, and it's a bit confusing. Also, which b
  19. Maybe you should work a deal with Steel Beach so that someone could order a single item and get the decals and the conversion set? I'm hesitant to get the decals without the early conversion set, and vice versa as well.
  20. Looks to me like 5 swipes with a sanding stick, and that intake is fixed. Good news!
  21. I don't know my Fury variants very well...If that's a -3, lets have some Jolly Rogers Furies! Maybe a VF-84 Jet too, so we can pose the once and future Bones squadrons together.
  22. Does anyone know if Muroc models is still in business? I'm returning to the hobby after a few years of low-effort; and I have a hankering to do a F8C in VF-84 colors. Already have the decals, but no way to convert to a C. I saw that Muroc made a set some years ago; also Cutting Edge did as well; but I think they are long gone. Any other player in the F8C business I might have missed?
  23. Have you done any FJ-4 sheets yet? Here's what I'd like:
  24. When do you think this sheet will be available, and what options are you leaning towards? I'm building an F-104 now by happenstance, and I've got to decide if I want to paint it in natural metal for this sheet, or use the Vietnam camo decals I've already got.
  25. I have a partial of the Tyndall sheet. I did the first jet on the sheet (325th markings). The other two jets are there still.
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