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  1. F-16C Block 52 with AIM-7 Sparrows. Captive carry round but unusual nonetheless. Although RSAF Vipers are very much AMRAAM capable, the DOD apparently didn't ship them to the nation as it could have started an arms race in Southeast Asia.
  2. Marking options are out including one for some unknown Strike Fighter Tactics instructor
  3. Something the Hasegawa kit didn’t have out of the box: A-G ordnance. Also, both early and late ECS vents, and different style exhaust nozzles
  4. Announced on Facebook a while ago. https://www.facebook.com/195290177250981/posts/3559877667458865/?d=n
  5. The Academy kit won’t have the requisite GE exhaust for a block 30. Mark
  6. The AMK kit is definitely not easy to build. Go for the Tamiya. Mark
  7. Are you sure about this? I compared the oleo struts of both the Academy 1/72 and Tamiya 1/48 models and they seem to be pretty close relative to their respective scales of course. The Academy one looks longer as it lacks the rods linking the drag brace to the launch bar. Mark
  8. Presenting my go at Academy's new-tool 1/72 F-14A Tomcat. Overall it was a decent build with good detail. Aftermarket used were Fine Molds plastic seatbelts and decals from a re-boxing of their old-tool Tomcat. She is built as Fast Eagle 107 of VF-41 "Black Aces" just after the infamous 1981 Gulf of Sidra incident in which this jet and another VF-41 Tomcat, Fast Eagle 102, shot down a pair of Libyan Su-22 Fitter attack aircraft. Mark
  9. I can confirm that it is not included in the new Academy kit. Mark
  10. You need references for Singapore Vipers? There are a couple on static display at the airshow over this weekend. Mark
  11. Ooh. Looks like Hubbie got hit by the ban hammer.
  12. The Hasegawa wings are missing the hinges and some actuators. Corrections covered in this article. http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/f14constructiondwa_3.htm Mark
  13. Where did you get this info from?
  14. Which builds? Photos please. Mark
  15. Looks like we have a winner! 300 pages!
  16. I think they are solid parts in the kit Mark
  17. Still need to fabricate the slime light covers and nav lights. There are no spares for these in the box. Not too difficult though. Mark
  18. Picked up the kit from my LHS over the weekend. Looks really nice! Mark
  19. I see. Do you have links to these builds? I have the kit in hand and would like to have some guidance when I tackle it. Mark
  20. You’re privy to the fit issues because you have the kit in hand and are building it or is this second-hand conjecture from builds you see online? Mark
  21. Hope they don't carry over their god-awful rendition of the AIM-9X. Mark
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