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  1. G'day ALF, Yup, what they said. The time difference involved in being on the other side of the planet does not always allow for a prompt answer I didn't know about the early BLK 30/GE birds, thanks H2, I Iearnt something new! cheers Pappy
  2. Thanks very much. It was much easier to do before the wingtip launchers are added cheers, Pappy
  3. G'day people, Revell break down heir kit fuselage a little differently to their Has equivalent. They have opted to use a common rear upper and lower fuselage section with different forward sections to allow for the single and dual seat versions. The advantage here is that the wings are moulded integrally to the rear section but the modeller is left with a potentially nasty seam to clean up. I would have preferred Hasegawa's approach which involves a completely new upper fuselage for one hole/two hole vipers as this eliminates a potentially nasty seam. I gl
  4. G'day people, I have made a very basic start today by doing what I like to call condensing. the kit comes with many parts that will not be utilised as this kit is based on Revell"s earlier PW engined F-16B kit while the kit subject in this boxing is a BLK 50 (GE engined) F-16D and includes an additional sprue for that purpose. In order to avoid confusion and eliminate the potential to add an incorrect part, these 'Not for use" items were removed from the sprue and added to zip-lock backs in their parts group i,e tail, inlet, weapons etc) and squirreled away into the spares bank.
  5. G'day Fred, I don't suggest correcting it now, you have made a stunning job and I am sure that Roto will be very happy with it and probably won't even notice. On page one, in the second picture that shows the intake (with a cover installed) the ram inlets above the intake itself are angled forwards. This is a recognition feature for the GE engined /MCID ("Big Mouth") inlet combination which use the CF weave doughnut as HABU correctly pointed out, if anyone knows he should! The PW engine/NSI inlet uses the metallic doughnut combination. F-16s are a little like Me/B
  6. G'day people, I would like to join in and this will be my kit I have not built a Revell F-16 before so it will be interesting to see how it compares the the Hasegawa offerings. It looks very nice with more detail in general but for a relatively new kit there is a considerable amount of flash. As an example here are some engine exhaust parts The exhaust opening is almost completely closed over! cheers, Pappy
  7. Accident or not it is a great representation of worn ceramic coating. Congrats again on a great looking T-bird Pappy
  8. G'day Geoff, Thank you very much. That is sad news, I hope the owner's situation improves, cheers, Pappy
  9. G'day Fred, That has turned out very nicely. I aways thought that the exposed part of the engine immediately behind the fuselage 'doughnut' was a black colour on GE birds, yours is a sivery grey colour? cheers, Pappy
  10. G'day all, It has been a little while since I havebeen on here. It looks like there is a current F-16 Group Build (GB) underway. I have some questions: 1. Why is this not in the dedicated GB sub-forum? 2. What are the GBrules and dates? 3. Can I join in? cheers, Pappy
  11. G'day Geoff, Lovely work. I was skeptical that the decal seat belts would look convincing but they look very nice under the closed canopy. I alsoreally like the worn effects of the engine exhaust petals, may I ask hpow that effect was achieved? It looks very convincing, cheers, Pappy
  12. Awesome work CDT - you nailed it! Many thanks, Pappy
  13. G'day people, I posed the same question over at Britmodeller and it looks like it is an ACMI pod, potentially a RAIDS pod (or deriviative) which is close in dimension and shape to an AIM-132, thank you for all the replies, Pappy
  14. G'day CTD, I cannot see the attached file cheers, Pappy
  15. G'day Hoops, It may be an indigenous pod, but if it was some AMI type pod I would expect some antennas to be sticking out? I have tried 'zoomig' the image out to read the writing but it just makes the writing unreadable. Hopefully someone will be able to identify the pod, I am stumped cheers Pappy
  16. G'day people, Can anyone please identify the white 'missile' under the right wing please? https://www.f-16.net/g3/image_block/show/30813 Initially I thought it may be an AIM-120 (CATM) but the ogive does not look quite right as it is too short and the natural metal portion just aft of it also is not usually seen on AIM-120s. Perhaps an IRIS-T inert acquisition round without the fins installed? cheers, Pappy
  17. G'day, Looks lovely, definitely a huge jump in the amount of detail present. I thought that the later Hind variants with black cockpits had corresponding black instrument and switch panels but it looks like you have painted the cockpit black and used the blue panels? I have the Zvesda kit and looking at the picture of the resin gearbox it looks like it will be a very tight fit as the kit supplied assembly is a very snug fit, do you intend to display the rotor access panels open? cheers, Pappy
  18. Great progress Bastiano, getting very close now, Pappy
  19. Lookin' good Bastian. It is interesting that you apply the wash before the decals, it seems most modellers do the decals then wash but I prefer to do it before decal application as well. I have had instances where the wash has flowed around decal edges (the decals had been sealed) and doing the wash first avoids this. Also it means if you don't like the wash or if there if there is some accident you can strip and re-paint without losing the decals cheers, Pappy
  20. Thanks very much gents, that has answered my questions. I did not realise that some As were converted to Ds. Also thanks for clearing up what the canopy strips (lightning protection) actually are, cheers, Pappy
  21. G'day, I have a couple of Q's for the F-14 'experten'. I am currently building the Hasegawa 1/48 F-14 as an F-14A+/B. I don't want to type that each time so I will just refer to it as an F-14B from now. I know that the glove vanes were de-activated on the F-14A+ and were not incorporated on the F-14D. Since the F-14B started out as an F-14A, I presume that the glove mechanism was still installed. Question 1: Were these glove vanes faired over on the F-14B or did they look like the F-14A just not operational? The Hasegawa canopy has t
  22. G'day Matt, My impression is that the two greens are pretty close in colour in reality as well and itcan be hard to differentiate in certain light conditions. Looking great Bastiano Pappy
  23. Well, I entered 'Lakenheath F-111' into my browser to do an image search and I still think the pylons should be green. Although the models you have presented are very nice, I prefer to look at pics of the real thing. In the images with the pylons in good light they appear green. In several images the noses of the pylons are in good light and appear as green while the rest is in deep shadow. It may be possible that there were some pylons painted black(hence the question) but it appears that the standard practice was to paint them green. If you want to leave tham black, that is cool,
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