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  1. It's a sad time mainly for the past memories of their success not the recent times since they went to being the Out of sock leader. I remember growing up and getting my dad to drive me to Silver Spring MD to their orignal DC location on Sligo Ave. Then they moved to Wheaton I think. Still worth the trip from Baltimore.  Also remember getting the flyer, and calling the order in and then 1 week later I would have a new model at my house! Shame the new owner's couldn't adapt to the new times.

  2. Lower your air pressure on your airbrush. Use a quality paint. For white I have found that Mr.Color (Gunze Sanyo) works the best for me followed by AK RC. MRP works fine as well. But the one thing you will need more than anything is patience! Its going to take more than one or two coats. I personally like the lacquers like Gunze and MRP and AK RC. Even Tamiya works well if you can get it thinned properly. 


  3. Pure speculation here, but I would imagine they keep the wings forward on the Tu-160 the same reason they do on the B-1. with the wings forward you can do a proper preflight inspection and see and inspect stuff on the flap wells etc.

  4. Watched that video, howeverwhen I clicked on that link yesterday it took me to another film  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2UBDwIOOKk&t=1401s which is another Soviet era film which has a lot of MiG-21 action, it also has quite a bit of Tu-22 action. I have know idea what the film is about but there is some neat airplane stuff in there. Of course You tube suggests a bunch of russian films. Some of them look interesting and some boring. 

    Hope I don't derail this topic to much!


  5. 2 minutes ago, RKKA said:

    I have ordered a second one + one more Quinta set.


    waiting for AKAN colors. I hope their interior grey-blue matches the one of Quinta. Anyway, Quinta’s color looks a little bit too dark compared to photos of the real thing

    I have the Akan Sukhoi cockpit color and it matches the Qunta set. There are two factories (Knappo and Irkut)that make Su-27 in Russia maybe they have two different cockpit blues. As I have seen photos that show it a little lighter and some that are an exact match to the Akan color. Of course I could be wrong, but that's my guess and observation

  6. 11 minutes ago, mrvark said:

    I believe that only AGM-65As & Bs could be carried on LAU-88s. Subsequent variants had a heavier warhead and could only be carried on LAU-117s.

    Jim from what I remember, the IIR models required more power and the LAU-88's couldn't handle the extra loads. There was a later (much later) TCTO for the LAU-88's to handle the updated missiles. I have a pic some where of some Mass and CT A-10A+'s carrying LAU-88's when they were deployed for OIF. The LAU's were on Station 3 and the LITENING pod was on Station 9. 

    Of course I could be wrong about the power thing but I did see them used in OIF. BTW our unit never got rid of them, they were just stored as part of our WRSK kit.

  7. 2X AIM-9L/M on Sta 1 or 11

    1 ALQ-131 or ALQ-119 (?) on opposite 1 or 11

    either 3 AGM-65B or D on a LAU-88 or 1 AGM-65 B or D  on a LAU-117 (Probably squadron choice as LAU-88's were not used a lot in the late 80's but would probably be used in a shooting war)  B models on Sta's 3 or 9 and the D models opposite station

    Depending on the mission, threat and a bunch of other issues, parent mounted Mk-82's on 4,5, 7,8

    PP pod

  8. Hey folks, looking at the instructions for the new 48th Flanker kit at the Hobby Search site. GWH has you paint the inside of the intakes FS33531 sand. Is this right???? Doesn't jive with anything I've read but there isn't that much on Su-27 intake colors  🙂 

    Can anyone confirm or deny this color callout?


  9. Has the New Kinetic F-16I been revamped in any way beside some weapon sprues and decals? How is the kit? I have the original Kinetic F-16AM and we all know about the nose and the overall heavy handiness of the moldings. Just wondering if things have been improved, Thanks! 

  10. 59 minutes ago, Da SWO said:

    Other then wing slats, what would a late F-4E have?

    All dependent on the airframe, but TISEO on the port wing. ARN-101 hump. C/F dispenser on the inbd pylons although that was not "E" specific but just as a matter of what time your depicting. I'm sure theres some other things..

  11. I ordered something from ebay from a russian seller and it took a few days to get to the post office 16 Sep. Stayed in the local Post Office till the 22 Sep when it went through the big Moscow P.O. so now its on its way from russia to the US. Judging from a previous package it will take a week or so to get here and another week to get through US customs and to go from NYC to Baltimore. 

    This is the least expensive tracked postage. I would definitely get tracked postage!!!!

  12. Does any body have good shot of the inside of a Su-27 intake? Especially showing the color demarcation lines? I have heard/read that its the underside color then turns to a natural metal area that has a yellowish colored clear coat over that natural metal area. Hard to find a good pic.

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