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Ben Brown

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  1. If you really want to go crazy on that F-4E kit, DMold and XMM have some very nice intakes that are almost drop-in parts, once you open up the fuselage. The Verlinden set has some nice seats, but if you don’t open everything up, a lot of the parts go unused. Also check out Hypersonic for beautiful canopy details. I consider them must-have for any 1/48 F-4. They’re much better than any other aftermarket canopy details. His seats and stabilator are also beautiful, and he also has parts to fix the Academy F-4's ACS intakes and stabilators. Not sure why those Prime Portal links didn’t work. Cheers! Ben
  2. I've been doing a little more digging. I swear I've seen a good walk around of a QF-4E somewhere, but so far, I've found very little. Most of the walk arounds of the QFs show all of the usual F-4 details but very little on what made them different. There's a fairly decent shot of the throttle servo bulge here: LINK A few more pics: LINK And a few more: LINK Ben
  3. I did a little googling and found this site. There’s a QF-4E walk around. Link Didn’t somebody release a 1/48 and/or 1/32 QF-4E conversion set recently? Ben
  4. There is a grassroots movement in the Research Triangle, NC area to help local restaurants and their employees weather this. Harbor Freight is donating their entire stock of masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves to emergency medical providers. The owner of the Carolina Panthers donated $1.6 million to help with the pandemic response. In stark contrast, here’s yet another reason why I’ll never darken Hobby Lobby’s doorstep: “Continue working the employees” Ben
  5. That jet with the LA tail code was from the 425th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Luke AFB. It was painted in standard Southeast Asia camouflage but was never used in combat. Ben Edit: Huh. Weird change in text size!
  6. Is the large gray one for the nose gear doors? I once had a 757 decal sheet (can’t recall who) that provided this and you had to spit it down the middle if the doors were open. Just a guess. Ben
  7. Terry, I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Ben
  8. You're probably right, but it would be nice to have Caracal-quality markings for it. Ben
  9. Another vote for a GA.11, since they’ve released an F.4 kit, too. Extra Dark Sea Grey over white, please! Ben
  10. PM your email to me and I’ll send you what little I have. Ben
  11. Dave, any chance of producing some of those with the conventional tail? The ones from Hasegawa suck. Ben
  12. That seems to have mostly been the case. I've found a few DS photos and almost all of the 336th jets have the crew names painted over, but there are at least a couple of 335th jets that still had them. Ben
  13. Repliscale had 1/48 and 1/32 sheets for pre-DS 4th TFW F-15Es that you could use. There was the wing commanders jet “Spirit of Goldsboro” and maybe one other. All jets on the sheet were 336th TFS, IIRC. I think there might have been at least one other sheet that included a 335th TFS jet, but I’m not 100% sure about that. The Revell kits had 4th decals, but I can’t recall if they included the correct wing and squadron badges for the time. They should be “Tactical Fighter Wing” and “Tactical Fighter Squadron.” Ben
  14. I think it was established several years ago that Rhino is legit. Accusations were made but no proof was provided by the accuser. I’ve used some of his products and they fit fine. I will order from him again if I ever build a kit that can use his products. Ben
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