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Stefan buysse

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  1. Thanks, Jari. Definitely an interesting photo. Imagine going out to drop 750 pound bombs at night with the help of flares that you drop yourself! Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, RichB63 already answered the question, but that's a pretty neat picture. That looks like Zuni rocket pods under the starboard wing to me and I don't recall seeing Zuni's on a USAF F-4 before. I also don't recall seeing them on the aft stations of a MER before. Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, As far as I know Eldorado Canyon (1986) was F-111F's only, no E's. The only combat for the F-111E that I can think of was Desert Storm in 1991, flying from Turkey. Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Hi, Thanks for starting this interesting thread, Deniz. I've had a look at my Kinetic F-104S and (unless I've overlooked it) that particular catamaran part is not in there. It looks like a stronger structure than the Sidewinder catamarans. I would guess that it was only used for bombs. The scene at the museum also seems to hint at that. I do not have an Esci F-104S. I have an Esci F-104C with a sprue which I think is common to other Esci F-104 kits. The part is not in there. The kit shows its age and even if the part was in the F-104S box, it would be o
  5. Hi, This one may have encountered some delays. I'm really hoping that there will be a 1/72 version as well. Cheers, Stefan.
  6. Thanks for the good news, Mike. This is the first place where I see it. Pretty cool that they're planning a thin-wing RF-4B, not just a boxing with decals for the last couple of RF-4B's with thick wings. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, Dutch. No, I did not think of that and I think opportunities for that would have been limited for me. This aircraft was one of the last to leave on monday and (having to be at work on the tuesday) I didn't wait for the take-off. Crossing my fingers for another chance... Cheers, Stefan.
  8. Hi, Here's one I took of N572MA (59-1454). I was delighted to see this one at Fairford for several reasons. Good that the aircraft lives on after its service with the Singapore AF and it's a really cool scheme to see in person. I hope to see more of the Metrea KC-135's in the future, but I think it's not going to be easy. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, My take on the trunnion covers (the covers over the MLG struts) is that all F-4B's were delivered without them and all F-4J's were built with them. The first flight of the F-4J was on the 27th of May 1966, so the covers would have been designed a bit before that. I think that once they had been designed no time was wasted in installing them on the F-4B's. They were after all a solution to a problem: the violence of deck landings was creating cracks in the upper wing surface above the struts. When I get around to building my VF-84 F-4B from the 1965 cruise, I'm no
  10. Hi, I agree with what Barkin Mad said above. I also think that only the S1 wore the overall white scheme. As we can see from the link, Xtradecal sheet 48228 has a EDSG over White option. I believe that this was a short-lived scheme, before they switched to all-over EDSG. I don't have the new 1/48 kit, I suppose that it only has the "universal" pylons, not the original shorter ones. I don't know (but I doubt it) if the "universal" pylons were already in use at the time that the RN S2's had the EDSG over White scheme. Cheers, Stefan.
  11. Totally awesome once again. I see some options that I've wanted for ages and some cool things I hadn't seen before. Good to see it"s coming in 1/72 too. Cheers, Stefan.
  12. Hello, Kursad. Now that you have drawn the USAF Starfighters so beautifully... Have you considered the Turkish F-104's? They were quite varied in their appearance, having come from different previous users. I think Turkey was the only export customer for the F-104S, and I don't recall ever seeing decals for a Turkish F-104S. Cheers, Stefan.
  13. Another awesome sheet! So great that all 4 squadrons of the 479th TFW will be available. It must have been quite a sight and sound back in the day, all those silver Starfighters with colorful markings. Cheers, Stefan.
  14. Hi, Cool, I'm quite happy that there is going to be a 1/144 sheet for early B-52's. How about kits? I've been looking at Scalemates.com and it seems all the 1/144 kits out there (apart from the new GWH and Academy B-52G/H) are still related to the Crown/Revell/Academy kit. I bought the Minicraft B-52D/F kit No 14745 and found it over-priced for what it was. Have Academy or GWH said anything about doing the "tall tails"? Cheers, Stefan.
  15. Thanks, Paul. I'll watch out for that sheet. I see that it's in stock at Hannant's, but with Brexit I tend to wait a bit before ordering from them. That's another great model you built there. Cheers, Stefan.
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