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  1. Thanks for the review, Dutch. According to Robert S Hopkins III, these probes on the wingtips are not HF aerials. They are static booms. The cheeks and the hognose change the airflow around the forward fuselage where static ports and pitot heads are normally located. To get a more accurate static pressure readings, these booms were installed on the wingtips. The overwing aerial was indeed a HF antenna. Until it was mentioned here, I hadn't paid attention to it but there are indeed pictures of RAF "Airseekers" without overwing HF antenna's in Robert Hopkins' book.
  2. Hi, I think I saw on FB that Fightertown Decals will reissue their sheet with some new markings for the new added as well. Possibly they were aiming for a release arouund the US Nats. Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, With all the program names that exist and that I forgot about, I had to google Lisa Ann to see that it was a previous name for Rivet Amber. I did know Rivet Amber and the connection with our friend Drifterdon. Especially on the 5th of June, I'd give Drifterdon a big hug. Stefan.
  4. Hi, The black tails for the Cambodia invasion were news for me when I read it in the Special Hobby instructions. If I had seen a picture of such a Cobra, I would have assumed that it had flown a lot and had accumulated a lot of soot from the exhaust. Does anyone know if the Hueys and Chinooks had their markings painted out as well? Cheers, Stefan.
  5. Hi, My B-36 sheets arrived safely and they're beautiful. I had been postponing the purchase of the Roden B-36. Now that Russia invaded Ukraine, I bought a couple before they became even rarer than the Hobbycraft ones. The Roden B-36B does not include the jet engines and only has the props with rounded tips. The Roden B-36D/F/H/J has both types of prop and the sprue with the jet engines is in there twice! So, if you have both kits, you could build two B-36's with the jet engines. I'm not too sure about which type of prop was used at what time. I know
  6. Fabulous! Thank you very much for sharing this great piece of work, Rémi. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, Good decision and a good choice of kit. I'm not sure if anyone will have the XM-35 bits to spare. Maybe you could buy the ICM "AH-1G (late production)" kit ICM 32-061 as well? As things look like now, the ICM kit will not be available for a while (maybe forever☹️) and Special Hobby won't be able to offer a re-boxed one with their nice upgrade parts. Maybe Special Hobby will release their upgrade parts separately one day. This may become the only way to sell them and there are probably some owners of a "bare" ICM kit who would be keen to obtain them.
  8. Hi, There seem to be sets for Tamiya kit 61120 (the P-38f/G). 1/48 Recon Lightning - Konwersje - CMK - KFS-miniatures I don't own any of these sets and I have no idea if they are suitable for recce variants that were based on the P-38J. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, I saw this one at the Ferté Alais air show in France in 2021. It looked great. It was so good to be at an air show again, it was my first one since the begining of the pandemic. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Hi, I have decals for a VFA-2 jet from the Reagan on Fightertown 48-078, the lowest-viz one on that sheet. I too would love to have some more options for aircraft of the USS Reagan. Collin, What's "the Batmobile" that you mentioned? Cheers, Stefan.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Hi, Mine arrived today, just in time for Christmas.🙂 Like the other customers, I'm very happy to have this one. Best wishes, Stefan.
  15. 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
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