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  1. Can't see the images here, so… Didn't Revell have it's own A-10 before the merger with Monogram? I've got one of the Monogram kits (in the "someday" pile), and IIRC it's much better than the Revell original.
  2. What is the issue with the kit nacelles? Too long, too short, too fat, too thin? Or are they just generally misshapen?
  3. What's wrong with the Tamiya engine nacelles?
  4. Easy way to figure it out: Convert dimensions to decimal units, then divide by 4 (for 1/48) for 1/24 divide by 2 for 1/32 divide by 2.6666666666… for 1/72 divide by 6 for 1/144 divide by 12
  5. Does anyone know the origin of this kit? I think it's a re-pop of the Italeri kit, but I'm not 100% sure. Does anyone know?
  6. Could make sense on a relatively flat area (Great Plains?), but to me it's total madness to use something that big in mountainous areas.
  7. The Academy kit I've got is basically a re-pop of Fujimi's OLD (early-70s?) A-4E in 1/50th scale. Pass on this one and get a Hobbycraft or Hasegawa kit.
  8. DonSS3

    1/48th Neptune

    I know there's been rumors flying for at least 5 or 6 years that Bill Koster's planning on a 1/48th scale P-2. We can only hope.
  9. IIRC the (purportedly) 1/48th Fujimi kit is from the late-60s, early-70s, so figure Monogram's kit is probably 20 years "newer." It's hard to believe Fujimi's 1/72nd scale A-6s are from the same company that produced their 1/50th kit. Short version: 1/72nd - Get Fujimi 1/48th - Get Monogram
  10. This might be useful as well: http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/lanc.html
  11. I used to have a good website for Falcon, but can't seem to find it. Maybe try NKR (In Australia), Hannant's (UK) or Squadron (USA)? I did find this tho: http://www.72scale.com/aircraft/Lockheed/P-3.html Good luck.
  12. Falcon did this in one of their "Triple" vac conversion sets. IIRC You get the lower APS-20 radome, the fairing that goes behind it and the canoe fairing for the upper fuselage. You are reduced to making your own airflow vanes (around the lower radome) and any other antennae from scratch. You also need to delete the mad boom and fill in the sonobuoy launch tube holes in the bottom of the fuselage. HTH
  13. DonSS3

    SB2C ??

    In short, yes, you'd need to drill them out. Or wait for Eduard or Part to produce a flap set for the Academy kit.
  14. DonSS3

    Phantom II

    You mentioned that you don't want to do a Greek "Ghost Scheme," I think the Greek Blue-Gray over Aluminum scheme would look cool. That's how I'm planning to do my next F-4E. Then there's alos plenty of light gray (ADC Gray) schemes for USAF and Air National Guard F-4C/D aircraft if you don't want to do the two-tone Hill Gray-type schemes. Good luck with your F-4s, sounds like a fun project.
  15. Do you have a link for this? I've been looking for a Turbo-Porter in 1/48th for years! Of course being all resin, it's probably outta' my price range. lol
  16. Try looking here: http://home.wxs.nl/~p3orion/ Marco Boorst runs a very good page, and keeps it up to date with the latest P-3 News. Not affiliated, just a P-3 ex-aircrewman and fan.
  17. Will your CD's work on a Mac? I've got Firefox and IE I can use for a browser. Also could use Acrobat Reader. Thanks,
  18. Unfortunately, I feel you're right. Actually for a Nimrod i'd be willing to go to $30-35 for a one-time buy.
  19. Hate to sound mercenary, but… Keep the price under $25.00 USD, and i'm in there for one.
  20. You're limited to either Monogram's B-17G or the Revell B-17F. Eduard makes three etched brass sets (Interior, Exterior and Armament sets). And as noted above, there's some new resin interior sets from True Details.
  21. DonSS3

    us navy birds

    I may have missed it, but I believe you didn't include Classic Airframes' SBC Helldiver. Used by USN, USMC and RN (or was it RAF?). The version of the kit I've got has the Blue-Gray over Light Gray finish for a USMC a/c. You can also get one with the Yellow Wings scheme.
  22. Mark, I think he's looking for the new turboprop Texan II. Think Pilatus PC-9 (or was it -7?).
  23. DonSS3

    Tornado ??

    Try here: http://www.google.com/images?as_q=tornado%...earch=&safe=off You may need to cut and paste the link into your browser. I only looked at the first two pics and they do look useable. Failing that, go to Google's image search. Type in "Tornado, cockpit" (without the quotes) and it should get you what you want. I think Xtracolor makes (made?) an appropriate RAF Sand color. hth
  24. IMHO the Tamiya color is good for a weathered "old" finish, while the Testors paint makes for a nice looking "fresh" finish.
  25. Boy, that is one S-H-O-R-T runway he's about to touch down on!!! ;)
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