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  1. The problem is that the 1/32 trumpeter EA18G does not include the 7 antennas and humps and bumps that the growler has.  That is why I need pics so I can scratch build these antennas and humps and bumps to make s correct growler.  The trumpeter kit is essential just a F18F with the underwing and wing top jamming pods.  Why trumpeter didn't include these parts is astonishing.  When a company makes a kit, they should at least get it correct.   On this occasion, trumpeter has done poor job but at least they put the ACS rear cockpit in the kit.

  2. Thanks for that.  In the pics of the centennial, you can see the two little humps just under the stabilators but none of any others.  I think there is about seven different antennas and humps.  There is is a very distinctive hump on the spine of the fuselage just in front of the twin tail fins and I dont know where the others are.  So that's why I'm trying to find pictures of each and all the antennas and humps and bumps.  Its hard to find pics.

  3. Hi all


    I'm and wanting pictures of each individual antennas and humps and bumps housing avionics on the EA18G Growler which are not on the F18F or F18E super hornets.  Can anyone provide me with pictures of these preferable close up pictures but any pictures where they are visible and clear to see would also be fine.


    If anyone can help, it would be most appreciated.



  4. Also guys I bought the 1/32 Aires F16 sufa wheel bays to use on my F16D as I couldn't find any 1/32 Aires F16C wheel bays for an academy F-16.  I now see Aires do make a set of 1/32 wheel bays for academy F16Cs.  Can anyone tell me if there is any real external differences in the sufa wheel bay to a F16C wheel bay.  Will I get away with using the sufa wheel bays for my F16D?

  5. Thanks Niels.  Just one thing I haven't got a response too is can anyone tell me if the 1/32 SAC metal F16 landing gear #32020 which is designed for use on Academy F-16 kits is the lightweight landing gear?  Secondly, does anyone know if it will fit the 1/32 Tamiya F16CJ kit using Aires wheel bays?  Do you know Niels?  Or does anyone else know?  I've looked everywhere and it's the only set of landing gear I can find except for the 1/32 SAC F-16 landing gear for the Hasegawa kit (which is very different in dimensions to the Academy and Tamiya kits)  So I'm assuming as Academy only make one F16 kit with heavy landing gear being the F-16I SUFA, then I'm also assuming this SAC landing gear for Academy F16s is the lightweight landing gear.  Can anyone let me know?



  6. Hi all 


    I know I'm posting a bit on F16s.  However it's the fast jet I know least about due to the many versions and small details which differ on version to version.


    I'm planning to convert a 1/32 Tamiya F16CJ to a F16N.  So my plan is as follows


    Purchase the 1/32 GT resin small mouth intake for it

    Purchase the 1/32 avionix F16 block 30/32 cockpit wet

    Ommit the two small parts on the tail which create a small air intake

    Eliminate the gun and gun port on the F16

    Put the landing lights on the main gear struts

    Buy the 1/32 SAC metal landing gear and put the small tyres from my Thunderbirds kit on it (does anyone know if the 1/32 SAC metal landing gear made for the Academy kit will fit the Tamiya kit? And is this SAC set the lightweight landing gear?)

    On the main landing gear wheel bay doors, I will sand off the humps on both doors so they are the flat doors used with the light weight landing gear.

    Put the relevent antennas on in the correct places and place an ACMI pod on the right wing tip


    Now can anyone tell me anything I've missed or anything I need to do to make the conversion?


    As I understand it, the airframe of the F16C block 30 is the same as the F16N airframe IE - tail and tail base is the same on both versions


    Any help with answering my questions on the 1/32 SAC landing gear would be appreciated or anything I've missed in making the conversion


    Thanks all for reading and if anyone can help in anyway.







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