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  1. gb_madcat_sl

    Where to find 1/48 Revell Rafale C??

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    F-15SA unique features

    Reid Air Publications’ second edition of the Modern Eagle Guide has photos of those antennae as well. Mark
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    F-16 prototype camouflage

    Vingtor did a sheet with this scheme. Not sure if it is still available though. Mark
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I apologise if my previous post caused any negative feelings but this is just my observation of what’s been going on with regard to AMK’s posts so far and seen through my eyes as a Chinese person born and raised in a Chinese majority country. Granted that times are changing and globalisation has helped more western ideals spread to the Far East. But having lived here all my life, I’ll say that this issue of face is something that isn’t going to go away anytime soon. @Dave Williams: I’m quite certain that the “competition” mentioned is a company that AMK had a falling out with a while ago: Kinetic/Lucky Model. Mark
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    If you guys want to understand why AMK is doing what it is to shift blame around for its shortcomings and stuff, you must first remember that AMK is a Chinese company. And here’s the thing: one of the most important things to a Chinese person is the notion of “face”. You see, Chinese people are thin-skinned so if you cause them to lose face, the first reaction is to be defensive and try to cover up or deny that mistakes were made in an attempt to save face. From a personal perspective, this could mean getting a person’s pride and ego hurt, and having to deal with shame. But for a company, this could mean the loss of business. In AMK’s Tomcat, we have the ultimate example of how much face could be lost. Years ago and probably buoyed by the tremendous reception of the MiG-31 kit, the company promised that their rendition of the Tomcat would be the greatest of all time. They set the bar so high and tooted their horns so loudly that if they fail to deliver the greatest Tomcat kit of all time, it will be a mistake they never recover from. Now that it’s pretty clear that their kit will not be the greatest ever, the company has started to shift the blame to their competitors and shut down their critics. Mark
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers

    Much thanks for the compliments everyone! Mark
  7. gb_madcat_sl

    AK Interactive real color paints

    They are lacquers plain and simple just like Mr Color aka Gunze paints. Thin with lacquer thinner. Mark
  8. That’s really cool. Will you be using it with the recently-announced DCS F-16 that’s slated to come out later this year? Mark
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    Strike Eagle experts

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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    May I direct you to the appropriate forum to highlight these issues? https://forums.eagle.ru/forumdisplay.php?f=395 Mark
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    F-15E Loadouts

    Those GE-engined Mudhens are Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SGs. Mark
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers

    Thanks for the feedback and kind words everyone! Mark
  13. Been working on this one on and off for a while now. It is the much lauded Tamiya rendition of the venerable F-14A Tomcat. The kit was built with the addition of Fine Mold's plastic seat belts and weighted wheels from DEF Model. Painting was done with Mr Color lacquers and weathered with enamels and oils. Decals from the kit but they were a little thick. With superb engineering, this kit was a joy to put together. Feedback welcome and hope you enjoy the photos! Mark
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    F-15's in DesertStorm

    http://www.dstorm.eu is your friend for all things ODS. Mark
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I looked at some photos posted on FB. What Martin said was correct. There was indeed plastic from the Tomcat kit at the Alclad booth. However the plastic that was there was merely the weapons from the kit. Mark