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  1. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Not sure if this one is the same as the FOV kit but looks the same when compared to pics I've seen online: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.X1%2F72+AH-1Z.TRS0&_nkw=1%2F72+AH-1Z&_sacat=0 My guess is that all these diecasts where manufactured at the same place but re-boxed under different companies (eg FOV).
  2. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Were you the one who posted on Britmodeler some time ago? I seem to recall someone modified the Italeri AH-1W kit with the diecast AH-1Z.
  3. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Ok, I see it now. Dang, that makes the idea of converting the AH-1W kit even more daunting.
  4. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Awesome photos, Zack. Good comparison shots. I see several differences. The canopies still look the same to me but the photos really show the differences in things like the doghouse, nose, etc.
  5. HobbyBoss 1/72 Hind

    I agree. Excellent work!
  6. I always thought it was humidity or moisture that yellowed decals. Coming from Asia, I have this problem A LOT with decal sheets ( especially Hasegawa ones). So far the only ones that have withstood moisture and have not yellowed are Cartograf ones. But I'll give the UV nail light thingy a try. A query: Will exposing the sheet for 24hrs under the UV Nail Light risk making the decals themselves fade? Eg, will a bright red decal become faded red/pink, etc? Thanks in advance.
  7. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Please excuse my ignorance but didn't the AH-1W and the AH-1Z use the same canopy?
  8. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    Aw, shucks. I wonder why Italeri or someone has not come up with one in 1/72? The closest I have seen are the die-cast ones from E-bay (Forces of Valor or something? Can't recall) but I'm not sure how accurate they are.
  9. 1/72 RF-4B Phantom queries

    Could these help? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RF-4B_on_USS_Midway_Nov_1981.jpeg (click on image to get larger version). The anti-glare looks glossy. https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/decals/fad/pages/fad_48004_p.shtml https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/reviews/lo-viz-rhinos-rf-4b-f-4n-f-4j-f-4s-decals/image9.jpg https://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/reviews/lo-viz-rhinos-rf-4b-f-4n-f-4j-f-4s-decals/image11.jpg Here's 3103: http://easycaptures.com/fs/uploaded/1003/7735426877.jpg And here's 3103 with darker markings: http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/940735/media/cGF0aDovdm1mcC0zX3pwczBvNWhjd20xLmpwZw==/?ref= So it seems this unit did have variations of how they painted their aircraft. And I just stumbled upon this Russian online build of a Fujimi RF-4B with the CTA decals. I think the threadstarter is the same person who makes/sells these decals ( notice the name as well as the build pics on pages 2 & 3). Same as the E-bay auction page. http://www.greenmats.club/topic/4402-172-rf-4b-phantom-fujimi-cta-models/
  10. Perhaps he was talking about these: http://www.airpics.net/UserFiles/pics/medium/J-3005-Northrop-F-5E-Tiger-II-Swiss-Air-Force/19050/19036m.jpg http://www.worldwide-military.com/Military Aircraft/US Fighters plaatjes/Groot/F-5 Tiger II Swiss.jpg http://c8.alamy.com/comp/E4F02J/a-northrop-f-5e-tiger-of-the-swiss-air-force-at-sion-airport-switzerland-E4F02J.jpg https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/northrop/images/f-5f_j3201.jpg I've often wondered about this "orange-ish" (your light brown body) color myself as I've also seen them on Swiss Mirage IIIs. Also, some of the Sidewinders seem to be in Dayglo Orange: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/swiss-air-force-f-e-tiger-iis-formation-over-alps-ii-multirole-fighter-seen-here-operation-86616659.jpg http://www.airpics.net/UserFiles/pics/large/J-3033-Northrop-F-5E-Tiger-II-Swiss-Air-Force/19050/19034l.jpg
  11. How does one go about modifying the old 1/72 Italeri/Revell/Tamiya AH-1W Cobra kit and the Olimp AH-1W resin conversion set to get a modern AH-1Z? Just bouncing around some ideas in my head and would like some feedback.
  12. Hasegawa 1/48 F-4EJ "Amigo"

    I've always wanted to do this scheme. Good work!
  13. Hasegawa F-4EJ

    I like
  14. The Singaporean ones have some cool ones too: http://miliverse.com/index.html https://acesflyinghigh.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_9497-2-1024x684.jpg http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ERK_6055-1024x576.jpg http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ERK_6042-1024x576.jpg http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ERK_6055-1024x576.jpg
  15. CAM Decals -- Any tips?

    That Tomcat tail looks great! That's all the validation I need. Even the red, blue, orange and green look nice & bright.