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  1. Good Day everyone, before anything else, I hope everybody’s doing well amidst the COVID-19 pandemic... it’s a long shot, but is there anyone who has this decal sheet? I just need the portion for the Philippine Air Force markings the pilot (whose name is on the markings) is a personal friend of ours... willing to pay for the decals and shipping much thanks and keep safe to all
  2. Hi to all, long time no post I’ve been doing some googling about the 509th B-29s (collecting some references to build all 15 planes) as we all know, Bockscar did not have its nose art until after the mission, where it wore the false triangle N of the 444th, red band on the fuselage, and no. 77 markings on the aft, contrary to what Academy and Monogram depicted in their kit decals... or so I thought... recently, I came across this site that contains dated photos of both A-bombers, but what caught my attention is this photo:
  3. looks like the Super Bug's finally gonna take the center stage... unless the Navy allows the F-35C to be featured...
  4. that's actually the Philippine Navy aircraft, the PAF version has a different and simpler scheme
  5. indeed... when my dad was first commissioned as a pilot for the Philippine Air Force, the Islander was his first active duty airplane... he logged almost 1,500 hours on the airplane before he was transferred to the 15th Strike Wing, flying first the AT-28D and eventually becoming one of the first locally-trained pilots for the OV-10A Bronco when the ex-USAF planes first arrived in 1992... dad's Islander in the PAF was also the very first airplane I ever ridden on...
  6. I'm interested in those markings as well... ;) would love to receive a copy if it's alright ;)
  7. Paul Fernandez (riversphynxz) of Blue Diamond Decals, focuses on Philippine Air Force subjects. He already has the FA-50 line (markings available for all 12 jets in the PAF fleet by order) in 1/48 and 1/72 scales, you can contact him here in the forums for orders. you can also check out his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Philippine-Military-Scale-Models-1548733742048308/
  8. uh oh... does this mean Revell-Monogram kits may soon become rare?
  9. plus one here, I have two each of Italeri's and AMT's U-Boats and four of the H model gunships that are in need of decals, if your plans to publish them would push through, it will be highly appreciated
  10. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Oh yes, didn't noticed it right away, much thanks! Joel, requesting your help please in your tip regarding the KH OV-10 landing gear struts, much thanks
  11. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Hey Larry, if it's not too much trouble, can you provide some visuals for this? I can't seem to picture it out myself, and I really like to try your tip out on mine, thanks much!
  12. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Thanks much for the update sir Chris Ah, don't worry about it, take your sweet time, so that anyone who buys the kit will have a sweet build P.S. got your e-mail sir, reply sent
  13. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    hi there! any news regarding the test shots? ;)
  14. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    it's PERFECT!!!!! I'm so freakin' excited to see the first molds!!!
  15. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Chris, prepare to get rich after selling this *crosses fingers for a D+ model
  16. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Super job on the model! Thank you very much for finally making the most accurate scale model kit of the OV-10, ever! I'm very glad to be of assistance Chris! now all I need to do is to save up for a fleet of these
  17. yeah... too bad they molded it on the Talon specific sprue... they could have molded it on a separate sprue so that they can update their other Herk kits...
  18. much thanks for all the responses, any help will be much appreciated hmmm... I didn't knew Italeri finally made those pods on their MC-130 kit... looks the part as well... though I kinda hope they molded in on it's own individual sprue to that they can issue it into their other Herk kits... oh well... PM sent, many thanks!
  19. Hi to all I received a reply from Attack Squadron that they are now putting the DIRCM pods on their list of future products, but would need references in order to design, make, and release them... so to anyone who has/have good (unclassified ) drawings, plans, photos, phamplets, etc of the Herk's DIRCM blisters, please post them here so I can send those to them... much thanks
  20. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    I can confirm it as well... for the many years I've been around the real thing, I can confirm that, yes, the ailerons are always at neutral whenever the airplane is parked... I can only remember one time when they put the ailerons aren't neutral on the ground, and that's during maintenance... if it's still not too late, I suggest putting cutting grooves on the inside mold of the wings (where the ailerons join) so that the modeler can cut the ailerons if he/she wants to reposition them the gas bags look great! although I recall when our OV-10s were first delivered, the 230s have
  21. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    the orange plates are the OV-10's roll spoilers... mechanically linked to the ailerons, they pop out on the side where the pilot wants to roll the airplane... the spoilers "spoil" the airflow on the wing where the direction of the roll goes, making that wing lose lift and dip faster, thus augmenting the ailerons when rolling the airplane... this results in a much faster roll rate compared to the one being done by the ailerons alone... the roll spoilers, being mechanically linked to the ailerons, only pop out one side at a time...
  22. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    oh yeah! I almost forgot about that one! thanks much for the reminders! and yup, another often overlooked detail by every other kit brand
  23. Hans

    1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    the panel line renders, I'd say, are pretty much spot on! and a couple of pointers too: - the center fuel tank panel and fuel caps are depicted (this is missing in the 1/32 KH OV-10 kit) - all 5 crew folding access steps are now depicted (the KH kit is missing 1 - the step right beside the sponson fairing) - the wingtip fairings now have the correct demarcation line (no kit until this has depicted it correctly... even the Paragon Designs replacement wing for the Testors kit doesn't have it)
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