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  1. Ace Combat: Yellow 13 SU 33 Paint choices

    This paint chart should help. You can mix the light and dark sea greys for the intermediate grey but I think XF-24 Dark Grey would be a better alternative to the DSG. For the yellow, you can consider X-8 Lemon Yellow as an alternative. Mark
  2. Best method to replicate anti-skid areas on 1/48 jets

    I'm with Dave on this one. I think the best way to replicate the anti-slip is to use spray a heavier coat of flat varnish on the appropriate area. If need be, spraying a slightly darker shade of the base colour will help to distinguish it from the non-coated areas. Because of the flat finish, the areas with the flat varnish will also take weathering products differently than the other areas and that will help in giving contrast. Mark
  3. Missile Lock...

    For a heat-seeker launch, the defending aircraft will get no warning via the RWR as the IR-guided missile uses passive guidance. In this case, the pilot will have to visually see the attacker launch its missile and take evasive action. Some aircraft like the A-10C are fitted with a missile approach warning system which can detect a missile rocket motor ignition and give the pilot warning of a launch. Mark
  4. Missile Lock...

    I know this is a manual from a simulator but it does lay down basics of how radars and radar warning receivers work. http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/250300/manuals/F-15C DCS Flaming Cliffs Flight Manual EN.pdf Pages 64-73 for radar functions and 76-82 for RWR. Mark
  5. F-14 - Why is it so popular?

  6. F-15e Strike Eagle Weapons loadout

    Have you checked out this website? http://www.f-15e.info/joomla/en/weapons/loadout-configurations/124-iraqi-freedom Mark
  7. I do apologise for the lack of clarity of my query. I was referring to the stance of the aircraft. It looks really tail-high to me. Mark
  8. Photos posted by Kitty Hawk on their FB page. Something doesn't look quite right here... Mark
  9. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-27 Flanker-B

    Thanks Berkut! Mark
  10. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-27 Flanker-B

    Here's my rendition of the Hobby Boss Flanker kit. Built generally OOB except for the seat which came from Wolfpack-Designs. Painted with Gunze lacquers and weathered with enamels and oils. Decals from Begemot. Hope you enjoy the photos! Mark
  11. 1/48 Hobbyboss Su-27 Flanker

    Inching to the finish line. Wolfpack seat. Mark
  12. Two photos of the engine humps here. One taken in the angle requested by Chris and another top-down shot. Looks like the humps are not tapered as much as the original and are thus wrongly shaped. This reminds me of the problem on the Academy F-15 kits. Mark
  13. Just picked up my Su-35 from the LHS and measured some parts of interest. Also measured the same parts on the HB Su-27. Width of canopy frame measured at the point where it meets the windshield i.e. across the bottom of the omega shape Kitty Hawk: 19.8mm Hobby Boss: 19.7mm Diameter of nose cone Kitty Hawk: 24.8mm Hobby Boss: 26.2mm Hope this is useful. Mark
  14. "MiG/ Su Killer" GB

    Poll says Cold War till now. Mark
  15. "MiG/ Su Killer" GB

    A Hawker Sea Fury downed a MiG-15 during the Korean War. Mark