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Susaschka

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  1. After communicating with Mark from Starfighter Decals, he informed me today that "350-115 VAQ-134 Garudas 1980" and "350-111 HS-9 Sea Griffins CVW-8 1980" were reprinted and available for purchase again. Five minutes after reading this message they were ordered! He also told me that 350-109 CVW-8 Recce units RVAH-6 & 9 VFP-63 would also be reprinted shortly, so I will be sorted soon. Mark Tutton is truly a lifesaver for me and my project. 🙂
  2. It took some time figuring it out, but I'm happy it is sorted now. I also bought a second kit with the Wolfpack WP72-093 Jammin' decals, so I can build the below Spangdahlem version too:
  3. Thanks for pointing that out! I will replace the black decals for olive drab on my bird. Do you think the same applies to the brown anti glare decal in front of the cockpit and should this also be olive drab? Just to clarify because the version designations (A/B/C) in the instructions and the box aren't the same: Spangdahlem version: Alconbury version:
  4. Yes we did: - The Langley based is version A serial 30415. (box cover) - The Alconbury based jet is version B serial 40520. The unit markings (white stripe with a red diamond, decals B1+B2) and the unit commendation markings (white outlined strip with blue lines and red dashes, decals B4) mark it as the version at Alconbury, - The Spangdahlem based jet is version C serial 40543, the one with the green band. Therefore the box art is correct: The unit commendation markings (B4) are not shown in the instructions, but they should go here:
  5. Up. Another idea: Does anybody have these decals and would be willing to make a high resolution scan for me so I could print these myself? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  6. Thanks, I hadn't noticed this. Now I can only hope and wait, time will tell. 😉
  7. PM sent for: 19 Yankee Modelworks USN Carrier Wing 8 Set # 1 USS Nimitz 1975-1977 Kit # YKM-1200 1:350 Scale : $ 25.00 plus shipping. 20 Yankee Modelworks USN Carrier Wing 8 Set # 1 USS Nimitz 1975-1977 Kit # YKM-1201 1:350 Scale : $ 25.00 plus shipping.
  8. For my side project “USS Nimitz-Operation Eagle Claw 1980”, I'm looking for the appropriate 1:350 scale Carrier Air Wing decals from Starfighter decals. Some of these decal sets are still available online, but the following three sets I've been unable to locate. - 350-115-S VAQ-134 Garudas 1980 (need 1) - 350-109-S CVW-8 Recce units RVAH-6 & 9 VFP-63 (need 2 for 3 RF-8's) - 350-111-S HS-9 Sea Griffins CVW-8 1980 (need 1) I've already contacted Mark from Starfighter Decals directly, but he told me they were out of stock and doesn
  9. Looks like AGM-12's were also fired from the larger slanted pylon fitted with a AGM-12 rail, but this just looks to bulky for me and I don't even know if the AGM-45 was ever fired like this by Weasels. I've been looking for F-100 1:48 model kits that might contain the pylons I'm looking for, but I haven't found any that do. Anybody any suggestions other then scratch building?
  10. It doesn't look like this is the same type of pylon. The Type 1 is less high and has a different front angle. I've highlighted both pylons in the pictures so the difference is more clear.
  11. So now I only need two Type 1 inner wing pylons like the ones shown below, as the AGM-45's were apparently fired from the same Type 1 launchers the AGM-12's used. Anybody any suggestions where I could obtain these in 1:48 scale? Or could somebody help modify or print these for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 👍 ------------------------------------------- Vid caps from the F-100 Great Planes videos on YouTube showing a type 1 pylon. (Credit Ben Brown from https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/87152-f-100f-wild-weasel/)
  12. Yeah, they must have had balls made of steel! Somewhere online I found this (most probably fake) patch from a Vietnam era F-4C Wild Weasel with the even longer abbreviation: WTFAID/TB YGBSM (What The F*ck Am I Doing / Tight Butts - You Gotta Be Shitting Me) 😄
  13. Yup, only used very shortly and a AGM-45 indeed looks very nice on a F-100. It's a shame that almost all of the model builders have given their Shrike missile noses the wrong white color. 🙂
  14. Thanks Ben, it is a very nice read and according to this article, the F-100F Weasel's were even shorter in service then I thought.
  15. Shortly after starting to use the AGM-45, the F-100F Weasel I's were withdrawn and replaced by modified F-105F Weasel II's. If I researched correctly, the first use of an AGM-45 by a F-100F in Vietnam was 1966 and the the last operational use of the F-100F Weasels was also 1966. That would have given them at best only a few months of use, which I think is not very long to get familiar with.
  16. Thanks Niels. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any info on www.f-100.org regarding the single AGM-45 configuration. Ben's info does match the info I found and was told, so at least for now I'm going for the single Shrike onthe port inboard wing station together with two fueltanks and two SUU-7's on my model. Also, do you perhaps mean LAU-3 in stead of LAU-131? I could be wrong, but I thought the LAU-131 was only developed in the 1970's?
  17. Thanks for the link Thadeus, indeed very handy serial info! 🙂
  18. Thanks for the info Ben! Now it is quite funny to look at all the F-100F models carrying 2 AGM-45's with white noses. 🙂
  19. Last week I've started working on my the 1:48 Trumpeter F-100F and plan to build it like a Vietnam Weasel. Early on in the deployment they were equipped with bombs + LAU-3 rocket launchers loaded with marking rockets, so they could mark a SAM site and accompanying F-105's could attack it. Later on they were equipped with the AGM-45 Shrike together with (among other things) SUU-7 dispensers and this is the weapon load I'd like to use. However, during my research I came upon some publications that state the F-100F's only used the AGM-45 missile on the port inner station and
  20. There used to be 2 Wolfpack MSIP update kits for the F-15A and F-15C available, but unfortunately these have been discontinued. I've been trying to get my hands on both of these for quite some time now, but I haven't been able to obtain them. I anybody has any suggestions where I could find these I would be extremely grateful. 😉 Links: http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp48010.html http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp48015.html
  21. Thanks again Murph! Below are 2 pictures of the F-15C I'm planning to build and it has both of the features you mention, so it should definitely be a MSIP. I will make sure these features will be present on my model. (All my pics taken 26-7-1994) F-15D 84-044 present the same day also has these features and should also be a MSIP: However, F-15D 79-012 I also photographed the same day, doesn't have these modifications and therefore should be an unmodified one. Guess they where using both modified MSIP and unmodified F-15's at
  22. Wow, what a beast! Wish I had the space to create something like that. Great work!
  23. Those are indeed AIM-120's loaded on the aft fuselage stations and inner wingstations. Only thing left for me to find out is if the F-15C's at Spang were the regular unmodified ones or the MSIP versions.
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