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  1. JackMan

    1/72 F-8H Crusader

    You've really done justice to the old ESCI kit. Well done!
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    CD48124 - 1/48 F-7M "Next Gen Fishbeds"

    Just wondering how hard would it be to modify the 1/72 Revell Mig-21F-13 to a F-7M/G/whatever ? Apart from the cranked wing tips, parabrake housing below the rudder, extra gun? I might be able to use a Mig-29 windshield too. But that bulged main canopy, though....
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    Fine Molds 1/72 F-14A Tomcat released

    For those of you who are on the fence about getting the Fine Molds Tomcat, here is an excellent build report. And yes, all those exposed details like opened spine, gun bays, radar, opened IFR probe bay, etc do come out of the box. That's how good the Fine Molds kit is. https://www.scalespot.com/onthebench/f14vf31/build.htm
  4. That was great. He really put it in clear, logical, layman terms so that even a non-technical person can understand. I also liked how humble he is when crediting rival companies like General Dynamics (and their work on the F-111B) for enabling the development of the Tomcat. Thanks for posting the link
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    F-4EJ Stencils in 1/48 Blue on Blue scheme

    Platz only did those in 1/72: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10030444 It was sold out pretty quick. Luckily Fujimi released their 1/72 F-4EJ kit with the same decals: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10094784 and more recently their RF-4E kit: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10368218 While the decals are great and offer the greyed-out stencils, both Fujimi kits are of the earlier JASDF Phantom variants and don't have the "Kai" modifications ( wingtip and fin-top antennas). Only Hasegawa JASDF "Kai" Phantoms have them.
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    F-4EJ Stencils in 1/48 Blue on Blue scheme

    If I'm not mistaken, this boxing of the 1/48 F-4EJ kit also has the greyed-out stencils: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hasegawa-1-48-F-4EJ-PHANTOM-II-ADTW-620th-ANNIVERSARY-07437/392018153797?hash=item5b461a5145:g:Me4AAOSwEjFXfguO http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10384209 You could leave out the special anniversary part of the decals & just use the data stencils. Other options: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10363789 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10043476 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10043482 Some of the sold out ones do pop up on E-bay from time to time.
  7. I agree with you! I love those pathfinding build reports too!
  8. Just a little something to inspire you from the award-winning Narita san: http://www.naritafamily.com/Scalemodel/airplanes/F14D/photo_gallery.htm How he built it: http://www.naritafamily.com/howto/F14Ddiorama/photo_frame.htm (Click on each of the thumbnails on the left for more details) Enjoy!
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    1:48 F5F Sundowner

    Wow! Great!
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    A-model yak-130 prototype

    Thanks guys. plane bum, nice model. Good looking weapons load too. Laurent, thanks for the pics and the highlights of the differences. A picture truly speaks a thousand words. I think the nose gear bay, elevators and pylons can be scratchbuild and the wheels and landing gear can be scrounged from the spare parts box. But the main landing gear bay and the exhaust area seems to me to be the most daunting. Or should I just take a chance on the Scratchaeronautics kit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/M-346-LAVI-RESINA-1-72-ISRAEL/253506404946?hash=item3b0628c252:g:8GEAAOSwfphagCb2 Decisions, decisions.....
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    A-model yak-130 prototype

    Now that the Zvezda Yak-130 is out, how difficult is it to convert it to a M-346?
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    1/72 Meng G-91R/3 Luftwaffe LeKG 43 in 1969.

    Nice work! I like the subtle weathering effect on the dayglo orange & green on the droptanks.