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Stefan buysse

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  1. Hi, For myself, I don't really need it. I can imagine that Kursad would want to include it. But all I really want is nice modern decals for my single Hasegawa kit that allow me to build a Lakenheath F-111. Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, All I really want in F-111F decals is at least one option for a Lakenheath F-111 from the black tailcodes era in 1/72. I don't care if it is a Commander's aircraft or a line bird. Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, Thanks, Steve. I now have one of those new Tamiya kits (#61122). It's somehow a good thing that this build got neglected for a while. I was going to use the Hasegawa TCS pod, the Tamiya pod is indeed noticeably bigger. I'm going to persist in using this D-model, take the relevant parts from the #61122 kit and build that one as an earlier A-model. Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Hi, Mine arrived today, just in time for Christmas.🙂 Like the other customers, I'm very happy to have this one. Best wishes, Stefan.
  5. Hi, Yes, I agree that there should be no ALQ or Sidewinder on the outboards for the 1962 Victor Alert load-out. I can think of two reasons for keeping the outboard pylons. Possibly, they added a bit of stability. Second reason might be to keep the Soviets guessing about the nuclear load-out in USAFE. I looked for the crash of Major DeBock...the date of 3rd of August 1967 seemed familiar. Sure enough, the USAF lost 3 F-105's that day but he was not flying one of those. He was flying an F-4C out of Cam Ranh Bay and had an engine failure on take-off. His WSO got
  6. Thank you, Jari. What a great collection of photographs that you found again. Sad to see that the photographer was lost in Vietnam in 1967. RIP Major DeBock. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, Erwin. There could be a problem unless you are planning "what-if" F-105's? I believe that the D-models were gone from USAFE before the "late" 1960's, the 36th TFW had them until 1966 and the 49th TFW had them until 1967. Over here, their mission was overwhelmingly nuclear strike. It's possible they had a secondary duty with conventional weapons, but almost everything they did or carried was dedicated to training for nuclear strike. They were dead serious about their Victor Alert duty. Training flights and training in Libya were seen as necessary, but regretted as it
  8. Hi, They were also called "Ballute" (balloon parachute), I believe. PP Aeroparts from the UK did a set in late 1980's. Package of two, resin body with PE parts to detail the rear end. I never bought a set, seemed frightfully expensive for just two back in the day. DJ Parkins of the Flightpath range took over most of the PP Aeroparts range when they stopped, but I've never seen the Ballutes in the Flightpath range. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Wow! That's really great news about the decals. Thanks, Floyd. Meanwhile, I bought the Master set of 1/32 Vulcan barrels in anticipation of one with the M-35 system. Just gambling that I'll do better with this than in 1/72 scale. It's Set No AM-32-029. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Thanks, Rick. Yes, that was what I was asking. Having had another look at RB-47H pictures (but still not having cut the part from the sprue), I do think it could use a bit more length. Cheers, Stefan.
  11. Hi, With the 1/144 sheet being on the horizon as well, I bought a new Academy B-47. This boxing carries serial 12618 and is titled "306th BW(M)". To my surprise, there is an extra sprue in there with parts for an RB-47H. Do any of our RB-47 specialists have an Academy kit with these parts? I'm curious about what they think about these parts. In particular, I'm wondering about the nose. In my mind, the RB-47 had a longer and more bulbous nose. The Academy RB-47 part is more bulbous, but hardly any longer (I think, not having cut them from the sprue yet).
  12. Hi, Glad to see it's still on. I have the conversion set to build an F4H-1. By a strange coincidence, I had been thinking about this one yesterday, just before I saw Dutch's inquiry. Cheers, Stefan.
  13. Hi, Yeah, struck me as a bit odd as well, but I carefully cleaned up the parts and they went together quite well. I haven't had much modeling time recently, but I did see this announced om Britmodeller SH32082 AH-1G Cobra ‘Early Tails over Vietnam’ Hi-Tech Kit 1/32 - rendery Hi-Tech obsahu (specialhobby.net) It's a reboxing of the ICM Cobra by Special Hobby with all sorts of update parts. Lots of stuff that has been discussed earlier in this thread, like the HUD, the XM-158's and the minigun. I think better looking hoses for the ECS too. I obviously ha
  14. Hi, Now that I may have given some of you the bright idea to replace the minigun in the nose turret with the Master set for the Vulcan, I must warn you. It was simply beyond my ability to assemble that. The parts are really beautiful, but I just couldn't get them alligned and into the tiny round bits with six holes in them. Cheers, Stefan.
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