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  1. They did it in USAFE too. Here's one from Soesterberg in 1986. http://rs276.pbsrc.com/albums/kk4/hansderee/ACsss/BDSC_3151_filtered.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip
  2. From my IDF/AF RF-4E boxing: Parts on sprue W are definitly for the later version. The curve is much smoother than on sprue X, and the forward diagonal bit is both longer and flatter, if that makes sense.
  3. Well, alas. Missed the deadline. Lack of mojo, some fit issues with the kit, the photobucket thing, and busy with work. And maybe just me being lazy. But, at least I finished it, so there is a silver lining. Hopefully I will be more motived again in the future.
  4. The easiest way would be using the BuNo of the one you'd like to build. It's the 6 digit number near the horizontal tails. Oh, and don't worry about your English, it is perfectly fine.
  5. Brassin by Eduard has some gorgeous exhausts for 1/48 Phantoms. They did them for the Hasegawa kits too, both the long and short cans. Aires ones are very nice as well. Seats, not too sure, which ones are the best for an RF-4B. Many companies did them. Are you doing an early or late RF-4B?
  6. I can send you those decals, but one of the #42 ones is missing, and #28 is damaged. You might be able to fix that with some paint or a piece of red decal from another sheet. The stencils bit is also missing, since I have used those, but I guess you could get those from the kit that you have? Otherwise the sheet is in good condition.
  7. Thanks guys. I'm focusing a bit more on another build at the moment, but I should be working on this one again this week. I'm a bit puzzled by the radome under the fuselage. Revell wants you to paint it black, but I'm having trouble to find proper reference shots that clearly show a black radome. Anyone got any clues?
  8. Ooooh, Tesla, and AMK, in one sentence. Allow me to finish it off: My work is done here. Hi Berkut! No hard feeling, right bud?
  9. Wings! It took some cutting and grinding, but I got them to fit nicely. The kit comes with deployable flaps, but it seems they were in the up position when on the ground, so that's what I did.
  10. How about an Air America one? They did some interesting stuff in the day. One even got into a fight with some An-2's. Some info here
  11. I am recovering well, yes. But it's a bit like 2 steps forward, 1 step back. The plastic of this kit is quite brittle, and the way it's engineered doesn't make it easier. The tailhook has already snapped into 3 pieces, for example. And since the kit comes with all kinds of moveable parts, including the tailhook, things are quite fragile. Anyway, the fuselage has been closed, with a good chunk of lead in the nose: The seats come with passable decal seatbelts. I suppose it will look OK under the canopies: The wings have been glued together. Dry fitti
  12. Here's an F-4G during Desert Storm at Incirlik in Turkey, with Mavericks on single launchers.
  13. Well then, Revell wants you to glue the sidewalls of the cockpit in place first, and then slide the instrument panels and rear walls in place after that. Too bad that doesn't work, as some of them have to fit in slots inside the sidewalls. So I had to break one off again to make it fit, snapping the control column off too. Ah well: I painted the seats in some reddish brown color, kinda like a Spitfire seat. I guess they were made of the same material. I also sanded the upper corners a bit rounder. The little windows in front of the rear cockpit wil
  14. Good stuff! I really like that Skyraider. Thanks for sharing.
  15. Thanks! I used a pic I took at the Phantom retirement a couple years ago.
  16. Thanks guys. This is kit number 04397. The 2007 release, licensed by Westland, I just noticed. 10 years later now, and Westland isn't even called that anymore. Ah, the ever changing British defence industry.....
  17. That's a great old school F-16, Rkic! Good to see it finished already. Love the graffiti, what does it say?
  18. As I said before. Very nice job on that old Italeri kit. The airwaves bits certainly helped. I use Photobucket to host my photos here on ARC. It's not without its problems sometimes, but I have been using it for years, so I have learned how to work with it. Others use sites like Flickr or Imgur. Maybe even Google Photos can bed used. I never tried, so no idea. Lokking forward to more models!
  19. That's not crazy, that's brilliant!
  20. Hello, First build for the Group Build, and it will be a Gannet! Everyone's favorite, I know. I will be using the 1/72 Revell kit, completely OOB. The kit comes with decals for 3 different birds with MFG.3 and MFG.2, based at Schleswig-Jagel and Nordholz respectively. I started a couple days ago. It's quite a detailed kit, with good cockpit detail and an open weapons bay. Sadly no folding wings, but you can drop the flaps. Construction started with the large bits that make up the weapons bay, nose gear bay, and the cockpit on top of that. The en
  21. For a Spanish RF-4C you would also need the straight USN style wing pylons, and, optional, the refuelling probe. Israel also had 2 (serials 490 &497) hard winged, round nosed RF-4E. But you would again need that refuelling probe, and decals, which might be difficult to find.
  22. Hobbysearch to the rescue: click me
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