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  1. A kit would certainly be good - I see this one almost daily:
  2. Negative, Ghostrider - right-click and 'view image', and right-click again to save the full-size images...
  3. As per the title, I'm seeking a set (pair of each) of the small TAC and 57FWW badges from the top of Superscale 72-312, along with the black and yellow check tail stripes... ....alternatively, the same items from the original Airfix F-5E Tiger II kit - the one I have is unusable; badly yellowed, out of register, and the 57FWW badges are unrecognisable! Need just those three pairs of badges and stripes for not an F-5E... If anyone can help, please?
  4. When they did the LAPD jetranger in 1/72, along with the tail shaft cover, the sprues included 'high skids' to replace the OH-58A ones, as seen here:
  5. I was considering it - I saw one of these on eBay quite a while ago, and regret not getting it at the time: The resin parts (the FLIR unit was all I was interested in then) were accompanied by a decal sheet (seen at top right) with markings for some 10 aircraft - it was only some time after I'd passed on it that I realised I could have easily made use of the decals on an AEW conversion. Haven't been able to find one on offer since! As for the 'gap' to get past the console, I think it's bigger than it appears - if you assume that the laptop's 15in wide, that provides a da
  6. Elementary, my dear Wardog, elementary... I was actually thinking of doing exactly the same as you - marrying a spare set of Revell AEW parts to a Fujimi SH-3H... ....but I'm not sure how successful home-printed decals would be in achieving the correct grey-on-grey contrast...
  7. I've always been surprised that despite having been licence-built by Agusta for Italian service, Italeri haven't (yet?) given us an AS-61R/HH-3F... ....the ancient Aurora, Lindberg and Revell HH-3 kits are way overdue a modern replacement - meaning that as well as their domestic and European markets for the Italian SAR version in both colourful original and later tactical schemes, there would, of course, be the worldwide market for a couple of re-boxings... ....the classic Vietnam-era USAF HH-3E Jolly Green Giant in SEA camouflage could also come with alternative CH-3C and/or E marki
  8. Have since found this one, showing the console is almost full-width - along with a tantalising glimpse of the starboard cabin wall, which looks to me to be devoid of any seating... Note the laptop mounted in the centre!
  9. Couple of operator's console pics on this page: https://foronaval.com/2016/05/27/adios-a-las-paqueteras/
  10. An observation, Hajo, which hopefully will be easy to fix - I noticed that you've fitted the IR jammer mounts onto the outer edges of the fuel tank mounts, when they should be set into them. It's not easy to see on my model above, but this photo of the mount point without the jammer unit shows what I mean: And this shot of a broken bird with the unit in place shows it even more clearly:
  11. 👍 That's correct, as mentioned above: "Also boxed by Testors, and now by Italeri"... The Aurora (Atlantis) kit supplies most of the cockpit framework moulded-in with the fuselage sides, with separate clear inserts... ....on my example, the two all-in-one curved 'corner' sections are a poor fit - hence the intention to replace the entire glazed area.
  12. Thanks, Jon - I used a Fujimi SH-3H to do Apollo 7's SH-3A recovery aircraft '55': Also boxed by Testors, and now by Italeri - and the other Fujimi releases as different variants all use the same base kit. Some might suggest the CyberHobby kit, but it needs remedial work - and lacks rivets!
  13. I examples of both the Revell and Aurora kits... ....Revell's is in an almost translucent olive green plastic - like @Trojan Thunder, I'll be replacing the top of the doghouse with a section from an old Airfix kit, along with a complete Fujimi main rotor assembly, a Revell tail rotor, and a homemade winch body (as seen on my CH-3B)... ....Aurora's will get similar rotor and winch units, and I'm hoping to use a spare Revell nose transparency to replace the poor-fitting separate originals - the kit's also a prime candidate for treatment with my newly-acquired rivet wheel, once I've mas
  14. Long-time football fan here - listened to games on AFN Radio in the early 1980's before Channel 4 started showing highlights and then live games here in the UK; went to Wembley Stadium in '87 for the LA Rams v Denver game, had to pick a team, and chose the Broncos, primarily because of Colorado being home to the AF Academy... ....and followed them ever since. Wore a Broncos T-shirt behind the RAF Mildenhall O'Club bar as I went through the embarrasment of seeing them lose Superbowl XXIV, and watched their games (and others) on AFN for some five years, either on base or at someone's house.
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