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Stefan buysse

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  1. Thank you very much! I've wanted that list for years. I must have been looking in all the wrong places. Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, Good that a new Avro Vulcan model is on the way, but I have HP Victor question. I have looked, but I've never seen a list of the serials of the Victors that were actually used in Black Buck 1. Or the other Black Bucks. What usually comes up is that "virtually every Victor still in use visited Asencion at some time during the conflict". But I've never seen a list of the actual Victor serials for a Black Buck mission. Anyone? Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, Totally awesome work! Many things that I would not have done, or certainly not done that well. I really love what you did with that Barracuda seat. I suspect you may have made a mistake with the Vickers guns. I'm not sure, but I think that is a watercooled gun and that the sleeve that you hollowed out contains the water and should be closed. Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Hi, Interesting topic. It does look like an F-105 seat to me. I knew that there had been a fatal A-10 crash at the Paris air show in the 1970's, but I wasn't aware that it was the pilot who had made the very first A-10 flight. Cheers, Stefan.
  5. Hi, Nice models (as expected). I see that several of the teams also built the Velorex. As far as I know, the Velorex is in 1/72 scale but it's something quirky to display next to these Mustangs. And apparantly, one of the other components of the competition was throwing paper aeroplanes. Cheers, Stefan.
  6. Nice, looks like a beautiful Mustang to me. Interesting that you used masks for the major markings. Probably not for me, but I'm sure that it makes for a memorable build. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, After my first jump from a Dakota, I became really keen to build a couple. Once I found out that there are kit-world decals for "Drag 'em Oot", it was pretty clear that the 4x Phantom build for this GB was going to experience some delays. At the IPMS Belgium National Convention, I found a couple of kits. Looking at Scalemates, I see that the 1/100 scale Nitto C-47 dates from 1974 and that it has been re-released by Entex and Doyusha. I see that the Italeri C-47 dates from 1979 and has been re-released by a host of other manufacturers. It looks really great in the box. I plan to make these quick, simple builds. The interiors are going to be kept really simple. My impression of "Drag 'em oot" was that the entire interior was OD. The Italeri one is going to be "Drag 'em oot" and the Nitto one will be in the Eastern Airlines decals that you see below the boxes. The Nitto kit also has the option of adding ski's to the landing gear. The box I bought at the Nats includes 2 kits (one very much started). I'll probably build that one as one of those colourful USN Antartic Research Dakota's. My inspiration for the builds. There is also a video on YouTube about our jump. I'm not in it as I was on "Chalk 6" and this was filmed on "Chalk 5"'s jump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ye9RwwIT4M&t=405s Cheers, Stefan.
  8. Hi, Please be patient if you want to see the Phantoms. I really want these on my display shelf, but something else came up...Dakota's. On September the 21st, I jumped from a Dakota for the first time. You can guess that I'd want to build a Dakota after that. This week, I found out that there are decals for that particular C-47 "Drag 'em Oot". The decals were swiftly ordered and today at the IPMS Belgium National Convention, I bought an old but nice "Italerei" Dakota in 1/72. I figure it's an old box when it says "Italerei" instead of "Italeri". I also found a 1/100 scale Dakota from Nitto. That box contains 2 models: a started one and an unstarted one. There are 1/100 scale decals for an Eastern Airlines DC-3 in it as well. So, I'll build the 1/72 kit as "Drag 'em Oot" and the 1/100 one as the Eastern Airlines aircraft. Those decals look really old, I hope they 'll be alright. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, Curt. Like AICZ, I would be very surprised if Tamiya doesn't release a J model within the next couple of years. I'd wait for that. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Thanks. That makes sense. Eduard's plastic represents the diamond tread, so I could have guessed that was a much used one. Cheers, Stefan.
  11. Hi, Eduard have released several Brassin wheels for their P-51D. So far, I know of the following… *Diamond tread. *Block tread. *Oval tread. *Cross tread. *(Still to be released) Pointed cross tread. I know practically nothing about these treads. Does anyone know which was the most common? Is there a very rare one in there? Was there a type which was used only in the Pacific? Or only in Europe? Is there a post WW2 type in there? Is there type which disappeared right after WW2, so that it is unsuitable for a Korean war Mustang? Cheers, Stefan.
  12. Hi, These are my 4 Phantoms for the GB. The "Rockin Rhino" is an Eduard boxing of the Academy kit. The Academy and Hasegawa kits have not had any work done on them. The Zoukei Moura kit has had some cockpit parts glued together and the holes in the lower wing part drilled out. The Monogram kit is second hand and has had some minor work done, a bit of nose weight installed and a bit of paint wildly splahsed onto it. I will use the Steel Beach upgrade set on the Monogram kit (I feel this is a neccesary addition to make it a true F-4J). Cheers, Stefan.
  13. Thanks. There must be many more useful kit reviews of these kits out there and thousands of better builds. But the four of them together will hopefully make a pretty picture. I've decided to build the Monogram kit as a VMFA-232 aircraft (instead of VF-33). Finn gave me an idea for an interesting armament configuration of theirs at Nam Phong in 1972. Cheers, Stefan.
  14. Hi, Ed. Those 3 weeks just flew past, I finally got to measure the bombs on my A-6A. The length of the bomb body and fins (without the fuse) is 30 mm. The diameter is 7 mm. Cheers, Stefan.
  15. Hi, Good that we got this one running. Well done, Kurt. I want to build some Mustangs: the new Eduard kit vs the Tamiya kit. Then I thought about what I really want on the display shelf. F-4's, of course. I'm going to attempt to build 4 1/48 F-4J's: the Monogram kit (VF-33), the Hasegawa kit (VF-31), the Academy kit (VF-74) and the Zoukei Moura kit (VF-92). Cheers, Stefan.
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