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  1. I concur. Even with raised panel lines, the Mono & Revell Thuds are a class above the Trumpeter ones. And the underwing stores included in the Trumpeter kit look odd to me. IIRC the snakeyes ( or was it the droptanks?) are wrong in length.
  2. Thanks Mofo. I'm asking about the one-part spot glazing putties.
  3. Any of you used hardware store / auto store Body Filler as putty/filler for your models? I mean the type that comes in a can. If so, what do use to thin it with? I have at my disposal, Turpentine, Paint Thinner and Methanol. Also, if I use the hardware store / auto store Body Filler on resin kits ( to fill those annoying little holes & dents that resin kits sometimes have), will there be any affects in the resin?
  4. Might these help? https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10608670 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10608670 Though, I'm a bit suspect of the fact that they assume that the darkest green was 'black'
  5. Maybe not carrier based but land based (eg Naha, Kadena, etc). And doesn't have to be just US Navy. Could be land-based US Marines (Futenma), JASDF, ROKAF, etc. And maybe not 15 x AIM-120Ds but something close: Proposed F-15X: http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=70&w=1440&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimedotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F07%2Fjjjjajca1.jpg%3Fquality%3D85
  6. Wow, I just googled that. Never heard of it before until you mentioned it. Lo & behold, I was right about the one piece canopy. https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/top-gun-day-special-the-super-tomcat-that-was-never-bu-1575814142 http://aviationintel.com/it-could-have-been-the-attack-super-tomcat-21/ Some VERY interesting proposals for the Super Tomcat 21, though it seems geared more towards the strike/fighter mode. I wish they had gone ahead with it and made it more of an air superiority/dominance mode. Like say, ability to fire 10 Phoenixes or 15 x AIM-120Ds or something. Pretty sure Japan & South Korea would have been customers. It would be a good deterrence for unfriendly neighbors whose communist doctrine would likely have been to attack in large groups.
  7. A "what-if " question: What if the F-14 Tomcat was still in production? What would today's Tomcat look like? What sort of upgrades would it have to take on, say, large groups of Su-35s, Su-30s, etc. Assuming stealth features are not a necessity (but nice to have). Just something that "21st-Centrifies" what the Tomcat was originally intended for: shoot down multiple planes from a long distance. Any thoughts? I'm thinking one of the features would be one-piece windshield.
  8. Wow, I admire your attention to the small details. Good work!
  9. If you haven't got the Trumpeter kit yet, then you should seriously consider the old 1/72 Monogram F-105G kit. It may not have recessed panel lines, but to me, it can still hold its own against the newer kit. Also, Trumpeter's rivets look like man-holes. Too deep & too many.
  10. Some tutorials from the awesome Narita-san: http://www.naritafamily.com/howto/Su27/day15.htm http://www.naritafamily.com/howto/F15E/day11.htm
  11. Wow, your weathering & black-basing is very good! Very realistic
  12. Man, that's an amazing diorama! I really love the forest part with those trees. Good work!
  13. Hannants shows 3 of them in stock. Maybe they updated their stock database.
  14. Awesome! Thank you, sir And good luck with your TF-102. If it's anything like your Neptune, it'll be a great one.
  15. Hi Ed! That was an awesome build, I must say. By the way, I recall that your Durham's master was very shiny before you used it for vacuforming. Could I ask how you managed to get it to be so smooth? Also, what did you use to fill in the small potholes of the Durham's master?
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