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Stefan buysse

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  1. Hi, I found this one of her at Fairford on Flickr. Boeing KC-135Q Stratofortress by Nigel Musgrove, on Flickr I do believe it's quite rare for a J 57 engined one. There may have been more Q's like this, not too sure about A's. Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, There was 58-0062, KC-135Q from Dyess AFB (with a DY tailcode). She's on page 109 of Robert Hopkins' book "The Boeing KC135 Stratotanker- more tha Tanker". It's a photograph by Stephen Miller there, taken at the Andrews AFB Open House in 1993. I also saw her in 1993, she attended the IAT in Fairford. Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, Yes, I have CD144-005. I bought it more as an admirer of what modern decal design and printing can achieve, rather than in order to actually put them on a model. I've had an old Academy B-52H lying around since 1994, but that's a pre-EVS model. So, I'm hoping for new sheets that may include the earlier schemes. Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Hi, With the news about the Academy new-mould 1/144th B-52H, I also hope that there will be some 1/144 sheets for it from Caracal. I'd love to build one in the silver over anti-flash white scheme. Cheers, Stefan.
  5. Hi, Darren. I do not think that it was a usual occurance. When I read your question, one image sprang up in my mind. In the movie "The right stuff", one of the candidate astronauts gets taken away from his usual job of flying naval aircraft. It's pretty much set up as a comedic scene, with one of the NASA/USAF guys who come to invite him getting seasick and the naval aviator just grinning at that. The Skyhawk he gets out off was an A-4M, 160245 of VX-5. The picture is in the "Navy Attack: Spads, Scooters and Whales" book by René Francillion and Peter Lewis. The caption says it was on the USS Coral Sea. I have no idea if VX-5 was doing some carrier flying or if it was brought aboard specifically for the movie. Cheers, Stefan.
  6. Hi, Nice article about this lesser known type and kit. I did not know the real Seafox had never seen the kit built. Like you, I got the impression from the box-art that it was a rather big aircraft. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, A Robin Olds collection would be pretty neat. A lot legendary types in there. As an exchange officer, he was the only foreigner ever who had the honour to serve as the CO of No 1 Sqn RAF. I believe they flew Meteors at the time. I think Mk 4's. And an F-101 from the Bentwaters-Woodbridge Wing. With one of those, he once performed a flying display that turned heads in the early 60's. I think they let him do that only once. Considering what was allowed in those days, it must have been really something. Cheers, Stefan.
  8. Hi, Bo, I can't see your images. But if you have six on the centerline, I'm pretty sure it's not the 3,000 lbs M118. Six on the centerline would usually be the 750 lbs M117. I'm pretty sure I've seen Mk- 84's on the outboard pylons of F-105's, but never M118's. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, I don't recall ever seeing them on the outboard pylons. I have the Cobra Company 1/48 F-105 armament set and it includes inboard pylons for the M-118's. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Yes, and a HH-43 as well. I'm pretty sure AMP will want to do a HH-43, since they have the more obscure HOK-1 as a future release. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMP48013?result-token=FstzO Maybe some day, they'll give us an HH-3... Chers, Stefan.
  11. Indeed, great to know that it is still proceeding. Producing a 1/48 SR-71 of Hypersonic Models quality is going to be an epic achievement. The cart looks very nice too. I really like that there are many marking variations. Cheers, Stefan.
  12. Hi, They both did. I'll have a look at what could be the earliest Snakeye I can find, but it would be pretty early. I would not get the "early Mk 82 Snakeyes" from Eduard. We don't know where Eduard got that idea from, but none of the experts here recalls seeing a Mk 82 Snakeye without the notch in the fins. A Snakeye without the notch (like Eduard's early ones) indicated a that it was a retarded Mk 81, not a Mk 82. Maybe there really were early Mk 82 Snakeyes without the notch, but I believe none of the experts here has seen one. Cheers, Stefan.
  13. Hi, A pretty convenient thing about that is that it is XM607 that had the Desert camo underside for Red Flag. So, if you build XM607 in the Red Flag camo and XM597 in the Black Buck camo, you have the two aircraft that flew the Black Buck missions. If you have dreams of multiple Vulcans, do consider the GWH/Pit Road 1/144 scale kit. It is really marvelous, and you can park 4 of them in the space of one 1/72 scale Vulcan. One of the good things about them is that they keep including the sprues with the Shrikes and pylons in the later releases. I have a GWH Tanker version and it still has the Shrikes. I also have the Pit Road early version with the Blue Steel missile and it still includes the Shrikes. Cheers, Stefan.
  14. Thank you very much! I've wanted that list for years. I must have been looking in all the wrong places. Cheers, Stefan.
  15. 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.
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