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  1. Sorry to hear that, but thanks for all the cool stuff you produced and I wish you all the best during the hectic season ahead. Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, For me, these early Phantoms are so cool that I would definitely buy the sheet. Even if the possibility of me ever building one are quite remote. That said,... Dutch, what is the Brigade Models conversion set like? Does it feel like a high quality product? To me (and most of us I guess), 39.99£ is not exactly cheap. Does it look like you have everything in there to make an F4H-1? Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, That's unexpected news, but very good news for me. To me, it is a very interesting aircraft and there seems to have been very little going on for the Vigilante since the Trumpeter kits (1/72 and 1/48) and the couple of sheets that came out for it. This being Caracal, there might even be a 1/72 sheet in the future. The thread title says "A-5" and not "RA-5C". I know of no available mainstream 1/48 A-5 kit. Do you know something we don't, Kursad? Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Cool! That is going to be very interesting. Something that I really appreciate about FLD 48-009 also is that page that gives the info about the type of seat, GPS dome present or not, stiffening plates on the port side of the tails or not, etc... for each decal option. And the list of recommended ordnance items. I suspect that the DS Hornets were a bit more uniform, but such a page would still be a nice touch. I suppose that the VMFA(AW)-121 Delta's were already the real attack Delta's? So, the Wolfpack set would once again be very desirable? Cheers, Stefan.
  5. Hi, Touching to see that photograph. I was also wondering if it was a model or the real one. I'm using Imgur to share photo's now. I'd describe it as "free and easy"...I hope it stays that way. I can see all the images that you posted in this thread clearly. Cheers, Stefan.
  6. Good to know it's nearly there. I have been looking forward to this one. One of the great things about FLD 48-009 is the ordnance chart. I hope that something similar will be in FLD 48-008. Cheers, Stefan.
  7. Hi, Of course, Phantom beat me to the finish. Both look great again. I just assembled one main gear for the Eduard/Academy kit...what were they thinking when they designed that!?! I have the impression that the main wheels are not going to be alligned with the direction of travel, somewhat like the Super Hornet's underwing pylons. Was that your impression too, Phantom? The way it's designed, I can't see a solution short of cutting the gear leg in half and reattaching the part with the axle truely perpendicular to the direction of travel. I'm not going to do that! Cheers, Stefan.
  8. Hi, Mostly Furball decals: VF-33 for the Academy/Eduard kit, VF-92 for the Zoukei Moura kit and VMFA-232 for the Monogram kit. For the Hasegawa kit, I'm thinking of VF-31 using Fox One decals. As you mention the "Showtime" aircraft, I am thinking of building a good "Showtime 100" some day. It would look neat next to the VF-92 build, VF-92's is BuNo 155799 and VF-96's is BuNo 155800. Neigbours on the assembly line and both CAG-birds on the USS Constellation in 1972. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, Although I haven't reported back here, I have done quite a bit of research and some building. With the "Drag 'em oot" build, it's always going to be a bit of a mix-up of the aircraft as she was in 1944 or as she is now. Now she has airline seats on the port side. I have several Italeri kits and one of them has the airline seats on both sides. I went with the 1944 paratrooper seats for this build. In 1944 she had the equipment to pick up gliders: it is the reason for her name and it's the reason why the RAF got her (they also wanted to start recycling used gliders). I do not know exactly what that equipment looked like and I'm building her with the simple glider towing hook that I saw on a picture of her as she is now. The Italeri kit comes with a choice of 3 types of scoop that go atop of the engine. "Drag'em Oot" has the smallest one. The Nitto kit only has the biggest type of scoop. For my Eastern Airlines build, I also need the smallest one. I'll have to find some spare scoops for that. For the Airline build, I also shaved off the base for the astrodome, the cargo door hinges and the base of the anti-collision beacon on top of the tail. The tail wheel of the Nitto kit is interesting: it's more detailed than the Italeri 1/72 part and there seem to be attachment points for several positions. Strangely, there is nothing inside the fuselage to attach it to. So, I glued it in a position that seemed about right and I put a blob of milliput around that to keep it there. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Hi, Sorry, I haven't been building much and even I've done even less "reporting" back here. I have been building a bit though, both on the Phantoms and the Dakota's. I have been having plain fun with the Eduard kit, I like all the stuff that comes with it. The Eduard instructions leave out the trunnion covers...they don't tell us to drill out the holes in the upper Wings and the parts themselves (G27) are marked as "not for use". All F-4J's had these. Unless I missed it, they also don't tell us to drill out the holes for the ECM antenna's (parts K16 and K18), although they do tell us to install them. Cheers, Stefan.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Thank you very much! I've wanted that list for years. I must have been looking in all the wrong places. Cheers, Stefan.
  25. 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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