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About falcon91352

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  • Birthday 06/27/1965

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    Mehring, Germany
  • Interests
    jets and helos 1:48 and 1:32

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  1. Yesterday, I visited a friend close to Spangdahlem AB who already has the new Kinetic F-16AM. After inspection, this is a must have item for me! Kinetic obviously did an excellent job on it! We did a side by side comparison of the Kinetic and Tamiya F-16 kits and my impression is, that the Kinetic one is by no way inferior in tooling quality. The finesse of the panel lines is on par with Tamiya, yet in some areas even better! What I never understood is, why Tamiya delivers plug-in plastic parts for two service hatches on the right rear fuselage, rather than the usual representation
  2. If the Italeri kit from the 80s is doing well for you, no problem! It is your choice and if you are happy with it, ūüĎŹ! However, the Z-M and Meng kits represent modern almost state of the art technology and this makes the kit an attractive buy for many modellers, even if it the price tag is twice. Figuratively, it is the same with modern cars. A 1980 VW Golf can transport the same number of people from A to B, but the 2022 edition can do it better for most people in these days. The aforementioned glitches of the Z-M or Meng kits are not that significant and do not affect the
  3. It is everytimes a real joy to speak with this guy. His knowledge in types operated by the Polish Air Force is amazing!
  4. @pollie: Can you post some detail photos to show the differences?
  5. The new Kinetic kit looks very promising and I will get some when theses areavailable in Germany. Please offer a tinted canopy with later versions of the kit as well.
  6. Hello Tony


    In the recent Phantom threads here at ARC, I realized, that you are very knowledgeable about the F-4E and -G details in the context of the new forthcoming kits. This and the fact, that you are coming from Bristol leads me to the conclusion, that you may be the Tony Th., who has produced some nice books of USAF(E) subjects in the 90s. If so,  we had a bit of correspondencece about 30 years ago.


    My name is Christian Gerard and I have shifted my interest from aviation photography in the 80s and 90s subsequently towards scale aircraft modelling today. 

    From 2024 I intend to build some USAFE Phantoms from the new kits in 1:48 and hopefully a new 1:32 kit, too. From next year, I will having more time, which is quite limited nowadays after I was struck by several occasions which almost kept me away from modelling. Then, I will show here some photos and memories from the good old times.


    Take care and until later.





    1. tony.t


      Hi Christian,


      Hope all is well. I passed all F-4 and F-111  material to Andreas Klein at AirDoc/Double Ugly publications, and no longer write. They do such great books! 

      Back to just modelling for me: easier and more fun! 

      I'm interested in doing USAFE Phantoms too soon, starting with a 1/48 RF-4C Pave Drag and then seeing what Red Pills Models do with the new 1/32 creations.


      Take care, and happy holidays,


      Tony in Bristol 

    2. falcon91352


      Hello Tony


      Thank you very much for your reply.


      My contact to Andreas Klein were a bit rare in the last months due to my limited time. Yes, he is doing great stuff! 

      Yesterday I have visited my friend Pascal Klasen, who is a very talented 30yr young guy. In his first 25 years, he lived near former Bitburg AB, now a few km from Spangdahlem AB. A couple of months ago, he founded his own enterprise, PK Productions. First release were two 36.TFW and 52. FW F-15 Eagle sheets, meticulously researched and produced. A 1:32 version is in the work. Some of my photographs from the 80s and 90s were used as references.


      Next year, a 50. TFW F-16A/B Hahn Falcons sheet is scheduled. I shot some of those in the early 80s, but missed to do a close up shot of the 496. TFS squadron badge on the intake. I did this well with the 10. and 313. TFS aircraft. Since 50. TFW F-16A often visited airshows in the UK, I would like to ask you, if you have a detail photograph of the 496. TFS badge on the airplane, which considerably differs from the badges worn by the pilots on their flying suits.


      Have a nice Sunday and happy modelling!




    3. tony.t


      Hi Christian, sorry I don't. 

      I don't have very much left at all.

      Decal sheets sound great and I'll look out for them. 

      All the best for 2023!


  7. 1. Allouette III 1:32 or 35 2. SA330 Puma and Puma HC.1 1:48 3. Mi-2 1:32 or 35 4. CH-53C and -G 1:48 new tool 5. SA341 Gazelle 1:32 or 35
  8. Hope that the RAF Buccaneer S2B will come next year!
  9. Hello


    On your webpage I discovered that you offer parts for the Kittyhawk 1:32 Mirage kits, but they seem to be sold out.


    Are those going to be restocked and available again? I would like to get one full set for both, the M2000D and M2000-5F.


    Thanks for your answer and all the best for you in the future!



    Kind regards

    Christian Gerard



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    2. falcon91352


      Hello Arnaud


      Thank you very much for your quick reply. I keep an eye on your webpage every day now.¬†ūüėČ




    3. falcon91352


      Hello Arnaud


      Order placed a few minutes ago.

      I am such a Mirage 2000 fan and those parts are eagerly awaited. Hope to get a corrected M2000C windshield sometimes … .






    4. arnobiz


      Thanks! Your order will ship by end of week.


      The problem seems to be as much with the windshield as with the fuselage length, Romain corrected it in his build but it seems rather tricky ūüėē

  10. Hello CMK from Czech Republic will release a conversion kit for the Su-22M-3K with Tumansky engine. The resin kit is developed in cooperation with Vespa Kits from Peru and will fit the Kittyhawk Fitter kits. Only the one seat Su-22M-3K is mentioned on the boxing, but to my understanding the conversion kit also can be used with a Su-22UM-3K with a Tumansky R29BS-300. I don ¬īt know, if there are subtle differences between the one- and two seaters with Tumansky engines, may be Ya-Gabor can help. ūüėČ https://www.glow2b.de/view.php?sku=7244455 Everybody i
  11. To my view, they rather collaborate with modellers and aviation geeks, who are knowledgeable in the given subject.
  12. The AN/ALQ 131 is nice, especially for a 52nd (T)FW F-4G. 500 gal. centerline fuel tanks were used until the mid- 80s and if not found in the Meng kit, there are some resting in the spares box. CAD drawings are looking nice and I am eagerly awaiting this kit!
  13. Are the kits coming with tinted canopies as an option? Kit parts are looking promising!
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