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  1. WOW !!! Thanks for this, Dai. That was amazing to watch. Those in-flight scenes.....SPLENDID!
  2. I'm gonna have to get a new keyboard. Mine just short circuited because of all the drool that was coming out of my dropped jaw. 🤤
  3. Metal Foil. You can gently scribe your own lines on it: https://juanjodominguez.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/fujimi-a-4m-convertido-a-a-4ar-172/
  4. I agree with you. Tamiya stuff is quality stuff.
  5. This is a very educational thread. I love it!
  6. JackMan


    I've always found this build by Dave Aungst to be inspirational. Of note....in the middle of the article...is the small black box with the disclaimer that he wrote about some changes that are needed to make a QF-4B : http://hsfeatures.com/qf4bda_2.htm And also, this tip from his article: His earlier article of the same build: http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/phantomtargetdroneda_1.htm
  7. Any timeline for when these will be out? Thanks
  8. Jim & Dave, thanks much . Most informative, esp the part about what is needed for a short wing version.
  9. Just out of curiosity, other than the F-111C, what other versions are the Academy kit better than the HB kit? Did Academy re-tool only the 'C'? Thank you.
  10. Yes, it was a chinese brand called Zhengdefu. Avoid at all costs.
  11. Thanks very much, Gianni! Exactly what I'm looking for. And please keep up the great work on your F-15
  12. Hi Gianni, Can I know which Aires exhaust this is? The part number? I've been looking for these, too. But all the ones I've seen in 1/72 don't have the early turkey feathers. Thank you.
  13. Hi Gene Actually, I'm only familiar with the 1/72 JASDF Phantoms because I'm a bit of JASDF aficionado (though I've toned down a bit over the years) . I was really into JASDF Phantoms and Eagles back in the early 2000s because that's when Hasegawa made it an almost yearly ritual to release 1/72 Phantom kits with awesome looking sharkmouth decals. This is because the JASDF held an annual ACM Air Combat Meet called "Senkyo" and it was a chance for the various squadrons to show off their coolest markings. When it came to creative sharkmouth Phantoms, the Japanese are unbeatable. Some examples: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10034181 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10026945 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10039204 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10043519 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10122284 when you click on the 'List all Images' link, you can see the decal sheet. Usually, on top of the boxart machine, they also included another 1-2 optional markings that also includes cool sharkmouths. There were several other boxings as well that I can't seem to locate the links for. Then there was Platz's offerings: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10030445 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10025472 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10024717 https://modelingmadness.com/scott/decals/nbm/nbmjd37.htm Needless to say, I went crazy hunting down these Limited Edition kits and stashing them greedily on my 'to-do' pile. Even the Fujimi F-4EJ kits had a couple of sharkmouths that you won't find in the Hasegawa kits. Actually, Gene, I've always respected your intimate knowledge of the Phantom. It was only on that Britmodeller thread that I realized why you knew this aircraft so well: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234992986-172-mcdd-f-4-c-phantom-ii-hasegawamonogram-kitbash-completed/&/topic/234992986-172-mcdd-f-4-c-phantom-ii-hasegawamonogram-kitbash/?p=2185379 It's truly an honor to correspond with you on these forums, sir. Thank you for your service
  14. Wow, those are amazing builds. That JASDF F-15E and those Crusader profiles are really nice. Future What-If builds for me to consider.
  15. Actually some of the Kai versions do come with the regular hardwings as spares that are not used for the Kai version: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10585033 (Sprue D ) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10585033 Same for this boxing: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10662389 Again, Sprue D. Alternatively you could also go for the Fujimi F-4EJs ( no matter what you see on their boxtops, even if they look like a Kai, the plastic inside can only be used for a regular hardwinged F-4E or F-4EJ. That is, Fujimi F-4EJs are all non-Kai versions and don't have the antennas on the wingtips/fintips) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10621926
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