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  1. Ok Gang, I want to do "Miss Molly" from VF-111 using the existing Tamiya kit mainly because my shelf space is a little limited so I will do it with the wings swept. From what I understand the Tamiya kit is a block 95 or so with the pitot tube on the nose but doesn't have all the appropriate bumps and such. So what do I have to change/add etc. to get to a block 126? Thanks in advance
  2. It will probably be like when the USAF released a purposely distorted photo of the F-117 and Hasegawa came out with a kit that looked like the photo. The real A/C ... not so much! 🙂
  3. From the unit I retired from, celebrating its centennial. MD ANG 175th WG 104th FS
  4. Well,,,,if you count the fake canopy its three tone!!!!.....🐒
  5. I'm still waiting on official Tamiya Confirmation. That could have been a photo shopped "leak"
  6. IMHO The ZM LG attachments both main and nose are the best engineered out there in 48th F-4's Very positive mounting. I have yet to see the Tamiya kit though.
  7. Pardon my Eagle ignorance but isn't the E model and later marks have thicker wheels and brakes than the C/D 's? That's why they have the bulged MLG doors on the newer two holers.
  8. The Instrument panels are different as well
  9. I do a section of the model at a time. I actually do it upstairs on the kitchen table so I can have the TV on for some background noise. When I get a little tired/frustrated I get up and leave the table for a while. It will take me several sessions but I think a full set of stencils does make the model "pop" a bit. Just use Qtips and tissue paper and make sure the decals is fully down on the surface use a good solvent to insure that they fit over the details. Keep a eye out if you accidentally dislodge a decal that you put it back in position.
  10. I go there whenever I visit my Aunt and Uncle. Awesome shop!
  11. If possible could you make this into a downloadable file, it would eb great to have on hand as a reference. I am sure I am going to build more than one Flanker!
  12. We started adding little "legs to our travel pods in the mid 90's I would say maybe a little earlier. It was about the same time we added handles to them. I think a TCTO came out authorizing units to add them to the pods. We used to store them on racks that had 6 " wide rubberized canvas straps between the racks. We finally made a towable rack that had sets of two hooks on it and you could hang8 pods on a rack. Made it a lot easier to transport and load them on the jets.
  13. Does anyone have a spare part # C-25 from a Zokei Mura F-4 kit? Its the parachute pack. Please message me if you have one, I lost one of mine, Thanks
  14. Does anyone have a spare part # C-25 from a Zokei Mura F-4 kit? Its the parachute pack. Please message me if you have one, I lost one of mine, Thanks
  15. I maybe having a "Senior moment" but where is the cannon on this kit?? I don't see it in the instructions. I doubt it they left it out of the kit.
  16. Thank you Gene!! I think this is true of any windshield that uses that thick Glass in the center section.
  17. I wrote in another thread that asking roughly the same question I hope it helps. For reference I am a retired A-10 crew chief I would say in the Mid 2000's, I was asking our egress shop about that mod and if it was going to happen on our jets. They said they doubted it would happen to the A-10 seats. I was still a crew chief then and I went up to MOCC in 2008 and retired in 2011 so 2005-2006. But It wasn't a TCTO for the jet it was a TCTO for the seat. Hope that helps
  18. I would say in the Mid 2000's, I was asking our egress shop about that mod and if it was going to happen on our jets. They said they doubted it would happen to the A-10 seats. I was still a crew chief then and I went up to MOCC in 2008 and retired in 2011 so 2005-2006. But It wasn't a TCTO for the jet it was a TCTO for the seat. Hope that helps
  19. They are above the MLG struts. There was a mod to F-4's that made the MLG Trunnion mounts bigger which necessitated a bulge in the wing skin above the MLG mount.
  20. What is a good match for the Flanker wheel wells? I have MRP-049 which advertises itself as a pale blue-grey for "Russian aircraft Interior Cockpit, Wheel Well, Seat etc.." however while it looks good for a MiG-21 wheel well, it doesn't seem to match any of the picture of a Su-27 wheel well that I have seen. Also are the gear struts the same color as the wheel wells? P.S. this is for the GWH Su-27UB in which I want to do a Russian Jet not a Ukrainian one ( They seem to have there wheel wells repainted ) Thanks
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