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  1. So do the other boxes not have them at all? The cheapest one I can find is the Swiss limited edition (bizarre as that is).
  2. I've searched the forums with no luck. Is there a thread somewhere that gives what parts are found in what boxings of the AFV Club 1/48 F-5E? I want to do an early build airplane with the original radome and the original LERXs. Tks!
  3. That's a fairly recent addition. They didn't have them for many years.
  4. It depends on the time period, as antenna fits could (can) vary. The F-15J lacks the DECM system of the US birds, so there is a skinny flutter weight on top of both vertical fins, vs. a counterweight on one and a big fat sausage on top of the other on all USAF birds. The basic airframe is the same. It's just small details that differentiate them. I'm not sure if the GWH kit comes with two counterweights or not. I know the Hasegawa kits do.
  5. I like the Zvezda F-2/F-4 (and probably the G-6) simply because it's not covered with rivets. Eduard's rivet detail is extremely fine, but IMHO in 1/48 it's still way overdone to be anything like accurate.
  6. Well, it's not like you're paying $58 for a set of props, now is it? There's a LOT of resin in that set, and it *dramatically* improves every aspect of the old Matchbox war horse.
  7. I see no reason to think they've cancelled it. Schedules often slip.
  8. B-24 props are not accurate for a Privateer. Get the Cobra Company set and be done with it.
  9. Nice! I've always liked that color combination on the Mirage.
  10. Air Superiority Blue was long gone by 1980. If you see an airplane in two-tone camouflage, it's the Light and Dark Ghost Gray. Photo reproduction (especially anything you see online) is always highly suspect. I've never seen an Eagle in anything besides standard LGG and DGG in service. It might *appear* more blue in some photos, but standard colors are standard because they're standard. I've not seen a single F-15A/B of that time period that wore anything else. The candy striped F-15s only existed for a very short time in the late 1970s at Luke AFB. The white tail codes and serials are a giveaway to the time period as well. By the end of the 1970s/early 80s they were all black.
  11. I sure wish Eduard would do a PR.XI...
  12. Yep! And BTW, it was not N3029, it was P9495 :)
  13. I'd want to see a photograph proving the size and spacing of those red stripes around the aft fuselage as well. All I've seen are wider and closer spaced.
  14. Yes, they even use the same Boeing part numbers, and were originally built on the same production jigs. Paul Fisher has a really nice resin nose for the Minicraft KC-135 that corrects the shape nicely...
  15. What are you looking for that hasn't been done already? I can't think of much in the way of PR Spits that hasn't been done, or for which there isn't a kit (PR.XI!!!!!!!!!)
  16. Yes. The word is that I've drawn about 200 different KC/EC/RC/C/NKC-135s. Turning what I have into decal artwork is pretty pro-forma work, but I'm exceedingly occupied with graduate school through this December. In order to do justice to the '135 the way I want to do it, it's going to be a many months long project. And right now I simply don't have time to devote to a project like that at the moment. But we WILL be doing a MASSIVE '135 project, including airframe stencils, etc, etc, etc. It just isn't going to happen this year. But it WILL happen.
  17. Really NICE!! I saw one of the later SR chase birds in the Dryden hangar at Edwards in 1984, and have wanted to do a model of it ever since :) That's why we put it on the decal!
  18. Because about 80% of the time when you see a photo of a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain, it's DW-K. The problem is, the famous series of air to air photos of 610 Squadron machines you usually see aren't Battle of Britain. They were taken in late June 1940. :) There is probably more erroneous information out there about that airplane than almost any other Spitfire. I've seen at least three different serials attributed to it. :)
  19. It would, but this thread is about the Falcon 20. There are lots of other Su-27 threads...
  20. You must have walked up hill both ways, barefoot, through the snow to school, eh? :)
  21. Fündekals is pleased to announce our latest project - just about everything we’ve got on some really interesting and historic Spitfires! It covers the whole range of WWII era Spits, from some of the iconic Mk.Is of the Battle of Britain period right through the end of the war. In 1/72 and 1/48 you will get decals for all 12 aircraft INCLUDING complete roundels and fin flashes for all 12 on one sheet! In 1/32 the subjects are split onto two separate decals, with the early war aircraft on one, and the late war aircraft on the other. All in all, a really interesting bunch of Spits, most of which have never been done before. Those that have, we feel have not been done justice, and we’ve taken a fresh look at them and tossed out all of our preconceived notions. We’ve recieved some able assistance from folks with a great deal of knowledge on specific subjects, and we believe those are done here for the first time the way they actually appeared. We hope you’ll like what you see! They should be available by early summer, so keep an eye on our web site for updates. www.fundekals.com Subjects include: • The iconic Mk.I DW-K of 610 Squadron - done correctly for the very first time, based on all new research! • Mk.I R6891 DW-Q flown by ‘ace in a day’ Sgt. Ronny Hamlyn of 610 Squadron, RAF Biggin Hill, August 1940 • Mk.Vb W3257 FY-E of 26 victory ace Flt. Lt. Eric Lock of 611 Squadron, August 1941 • Mk.Vb W3711 flown by American volunteer F/O Dick Patterson of 121 Eagle Squadron, ironically, shot down on 7 December 1941 • Mk.Vb BM181 of the 107th Observation Squadron, RAF Membry, summer 1943 • Mk.Vb 4Q of VCS-7, US Navy, used for gunfire spotting on D-Day • Mk.IXC MJ845 of W/C Harry Bird-Wilson with 17 Squadron markings • Mk.IXC of W/C Johnny Checketts • Mk.IXC BS240 flown by W/C Dickie Milne of the Biggin Hill Wing, early 1943 • Mk.IXc EN568 flown by W/C Al Deere of the Biggin Hill Wing, mid-1943 • Mk.XVIe TB520 flown by W/C Don Andrews (Australian), early 1945 • Mk.XVIe SM343 LO-J flown by Flt Sgt G.J. Zuber (Australian) of 602 Squadron on ops against V3sites from RAF Ludham, early 1945
  22. Double post, thanks ARC.
  23. Perception of an error, or an actual, documented, provable error? In the case of most of those you mentioned, there are documented, provable errors, some of which are pretty darn significant.
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