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  1. Great news Gabor! And more... https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/plamo/ Checking the Reserve tab one can see that there will be re-release of some previous Phantoms including the early E version. Good time to pre-order!
  2. Hi Gabor, Is there any obvious reason why the Czechs did mot like the FM 1/72 Phantom? I just got curiıous about it and I am surprised to hear that. As far as I know the Czech modellers are always on something that they can detail up for gorgeous results and in my humble opinion FM 1(72 Phantom is a great base to do that.
  3. Does anyone else also feel that they are dealing with a Hasegawa style model when trying to put the FM F-4 together or am I too old-minded? My humble opinion is that it definetely is not as easy as a modern Tamiya to put togehther but perfectly detailed compared to other contemporary models as advertised.
  4. If my memory does not trick me I remember that Fine Molds guys might have a record with Hasegawa in the past.
  5. Hi Pollie, If I may ask permission to type regarding Your reply I would like to say that I do not name the things that I encounter as problems. The reason for my humble opinion is simple, no model is perfect, especially in 1/72. Sure that there are the ones those are close to perfect but none is absolutely so. In this instance I still consider Fine Molds is way better than the others. And may be it is a matter of taste how I comment the width of the joints. (Again my humble opinion is Hasegawa ones are even require more and real attention in fit due their age.) Pleas check the ph
  6. Hi, I am trying to build this kit too. I need to say that I am not a master hence I do proceed very slowly. Dry fit takes my time with trying to reduce the steps and to find a way to reduce the thickness of the gaps between the joints. For that my way is to use Mr.Surfacer and 0.1mm plastic paper to reduce the thickness of the gap. For me the hardest point, so far, was the gap at the joint of forward sections of the wings. There I had to use plastic paper and putty to eliminate the step and the gap. I do admit that the gaps are wider than the rest of the detail lines but I think
  7. The early E version is out for sale and already shipped to the customers who did pre-order.
  8. As declared, they are now in stock behind the curtains of the shop screen. Pre-orders are being packed to be shipped.
  9. Hi, I will be using the Bullseye 48-008 Desert Storm Eagles. Hence the need for verification of the chaff/flare system without MSIP notification as the notes on the decals only provides the information for the MSIP modification. The BT and CR serials are for the non-MSIP ones; the BT ones are from Bulldogs. Cheers, Arkut
  10. It is obvious from the photo of the left intake but it is D and MSIP aircraft. But there are other details from other photos that there is also a C model but can not verify clearly the serial. There is one with starting 80-xxxx but the chaff/flare can not be verified to belong to that particular one. Anyway, both Your statements didi make me convinced. Your father was very lucky to shoot these ones. I wish I was that lucky. May be we can only hope to see another open day sooner than we expect. The '92 year is just a bit late for the period. Of course, those might just be
  11. Dear 31Tiger, Thank You too for Your precious effort and information. You are right that the Verlinden book contains the pictures where the buckets are visible. Unfortunately the planes’ identification (ie. serials) can not be verified hence I felt opening the title for a chance. well, in this case I have more than one chance that You and Murph both verified my assumption. Also I again appreciate the rest of the details as they are useful for additional points I need to pay attention. I will try to implement them on the model. Thank You very
  12. Dear Murph, Thank You very much for Your precious comments and answer. I needed the verification as I also was assuming that they were equipped with the chaff/flare. Since I am not an expert on the airplane I needed to consult Yours. (I have learned the difference of MSIP and self defence utility from Your statements;) ) I was also looking for a photo of that period for the squadrons. I have found a BT plane in a Squadron Publications Air War-Desert Storm book but the quality is very low that it is not possible to identify the area in front of the wheel wells.
  13. Hello, At last I could finish a model after 2 years. Well, the reason; moving to a new country, getting new training for my job etc. The model is detailed with very minor additions like seatbelts (FM Nano) fuel line, brakes lines, handles for the canopy, self made pitot tube, antenna. Also only the devil head and the number 154 are decals. Paints used are from Gunze Sangyo. Only the hard lines on the wings and elevators are masked. The rest and the wavy camouflage on the leading edges of the wings are painted without masking. I tried tro depict as if the colors are faded under stro
  14. Hello to All, At last I could finish a model after 2 years. Well, the reason; moving to a new country, getting new training for my job etc. The model is detailed with very minor additions like seatbelts (FM Nano) fuel line, brakes lines, handles for the canopy, self made pitot tube, antenna. Also only the devil head and the number 154 are decals. Paints used are from Gunze Sangyo. Only the hard lines on the wings and elevators are masked. The rest and the wavy camouflage on the leading edges of the wings are painted without masking. I tried tro depict as if the colors are faded under stro
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