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  1. Ben Brown

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    Shouldn't be too bad. One could make the replacement parts so you would cut the intake off of the upper and lower wing parts at a panel line forward of the wing leading edge and plug the new intake part in. It could be molded as just the outer part, so it mates with the intake duct, similar to Hasegawa's 1/48 Skyhawk intakes, or the full intake could be included like DMold does for F-4 kits. The splitter plate could be molded separately to make the molds simpler. Ben
  2. Ben Brown

    1/32 & 1/48 F-15E Stencils

    Interesting. The sheet I was thinking of had a full set of stencils, upscale from the 1/48 sheet. This was back when the Tamiya kit was first released, so my memory is a bit foggy. I do recall some of the stencils were larger than the ones in the kit decals. Ben
  3. Ben Brown

    1/32 & 1/48 F-15E Stencils

    Superscale made some in both scales. This was back in the 90s so they may be hard to find. Ben
  4. Ben Brown

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    I'll still probably pick one up (assuming they didn't do a repeat of the Banshee debacle) and hope someone releases some corrected intakes before I get around to building it. If not, I'll just fix the kit intakes. MStor, if you have any pull with the aftermarket manufacturer, please encourage them to go ahead with those intakes. They should be a good seller, since they'd apply to the previous single-seat kit, too! KurtH, I had to mill out the camera window openings on my C&H RF-101G/H, too. Ben
  5. Ben Brown

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    They probably went with the B wing again to save $$, figuring most people won't know the difference. As much as it irks me to encourage their shoddy research by buying their kits, I'll pick up one of their RFs to replace my old Koster conversion. I'll probably rob the cockpit, windscreen, canopy, and afterburners to fix the KH kit. Ben
  6. Ben Brown

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    The nose shape looks pretty good but they still used the B wings with the incorrect intakes, just like they did on the F-101A/C kit. Ben
  7. Ben Brown

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    I have some photos my dad took at Hamilton AFB of NMF Bs. At the time, they had a mix so they must have been in transition to ADC Gray. This was 1963.
  8. Ben Brown

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Skyhawk, I agree. No PE, please. If they did it in the B, you can at least steal a nice cockpit from the Monogram kit.
  9. Ben Brown

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Cybermodeler has pics of the B and the RF-101A/C. The RF looks pretty good but they didn't bother to give it correct intakes for a single seater. I guess they didn't bother to read any of the reviews of their F-101A/C. Ben
  10. Ben Brown

    New Boeing In the Works

    It might give the 757 some competition in the good looks department! I recently stumbled across this article about the 757 and why the airlines aren't letting them go (LINK). The author contends Boeing is trying to make the 737 do everything, but it's limited by the size of the engines they can hang under it, among other things. Interesting reading. Ben
  11. Ben Brown

    BANDAI STAR WARS BUILDS...

    Those are awesome!!
  12. Ben Brown

    Options on damaged decal

    Apply some tape to the decal and then pull it off. It might take a few tries, but the tape will stick to the decal better than the decal will stick to the model. Unless you've used a lot of setting solution to melt the decal, it should pull right off. Ben
  13. Ben Brown

    Tweaklist to convert F-4E to F-4F Phantom

    Perhaps ARC member Scout can help. I seem to recall that he flew F-4Fs, or at the very least, was very familiar with them. I look forward to hearing what you think about the Airscale products! Cheers! Ben
  14. Ben Brown

    Tweaklist to convert F-4E to F-4F Phantom

    Hi Robert, I'm not sure I follow your question. Are you asking if the radar scope should be in the same plane as the rest of the instrument panel? It is presented that way in the flight manual for clarity, but it was actually at an angle, so it faced the WSO. Here is a shot of an F-4C, but the way the radar display was mounted was the same: LINK The rudder adjustment panel below it (34) was set back a few inches. You can barely see the top of it in the photo. I don't have any experience with Airscale's products, but I would be interested to see some reviews. I have somehow managed to misplace my collection of Waldron and Reheat bezels and instruments! Cheers! Ben
  15. Ben Brown

    Tweaklist to convert F-4E to F-4F Phantom

    In my stash, the "30th Anniversary" and the "Korean Air Force" F-4E kits have it. One of the F-4G issues might have it, too, although the one I had with the SEA camouflage did not. Ben
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