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  1. skyhawk174

    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    Ok now that is a very cool scheme. Like you say anything with a shark mouth I am definitely in.
  2. skyhawk174

    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    It was 1/48 and not sure if they did the other scales.
  3. skyhawk174

    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    This was done in 2014 by another decal company but is long out of print now. Too bad as it is such a cool scheme.
  4. skyhawk174

    CD48145 - 1/48 F-86 in Korea - Part 1

    This will be a great sheet. Lots of colourful markings especially the SAAF ones with their large fin flashes.Thanks for releasing these Kursad. You could probably do this in 1/32nd for those guys in that scale and do well with it especially the SAAF ones as I don't think there was ever one in that scale or if there was it was a limited release..
  5. skyhawk174

    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    Kursad From looking at many of the special schemes for the Hawkeye, it does not appear that there were many with the dome painted. Yes several did and I agree you would burn up too much real estate on the sheet for that. Maybe if you ever look at this subject in 1/48th the special schemes would have to be those with no dome markings.
  6. skyhawk174

    F-14 D VF-2

    Wow that STILL looks amazing. Love your work Shadrik. You are a talented artist. I also forgot to mention taht I also love the way you have drawn the pilots so that they are not simply looking straight ahead. Very animated. Now if does not get your juices flowing to go start a Tomcat model I would be amazed.
  7. skyhawk174

    F-104 wheel bay question

    To me getting a resin wheel bay set for any of the F-104 kits in any scale is a toss up. I think it depends on what you want to show. Yes they are beautiful in detail, something I would never be able to do. However from almost all of the pictures I have seen, the main doors of an F-104 are only partly opened. The visible parts of the bay are where the main gear goes. So what I am trying to say is that you would get this set and most of it would be hidden. It would work great if you are doing a maintenance scene with the main doors open. Not sure if any aftermarket company makes a set that just shows the rear of the main gear well but I have not looked. Another thing to remember is that the bottom of the fuselage is pretty close to the ground so not sure how much would be seen without lifting up the model and turning it over. Just my $0.02 worth of info 😀
  8. skyhawk174

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    This is especially true considering when Monogram was around and issued that kit compared to the available injection moulding technology now. I have several Monogram Voodoo kits so maybe I can salvage those cockpits for this kit? Or does True Details have one? I know they took over the Black Box series. Hmmm I guess a quick check at Squadron will tell me.
  9. skyhawk174

    Is there any press about a 1/48 NH90?

    As an aside, who are the users of the NH90? As you said the Italians but are there others in full use. I had heard that there were several issues that were being worked out. Hey maybe I can go to Wikipedia and read about it. I think it is a beautiful helicopter and would love this in 1/48.
  10. skyhawk174

    CD48128 - 1/48 F-100 in Vietnam - Part 2

    This is great news Kursad. Have not built an F-100 yet but I have lots of kits, go figure. I guess this will be the first one and I know I will have good markings to put on it.
  11. skyhawk174


    That is some nice work there. Wow the outside shots look great too. I have this kit ans should really get going on it.
  12. skyhawk174

    Was the A-10 ever considered for export?

    Well since what-if is just that I have plans for my A-10A N/AW by Trumpeter in 1/32nd. I am a big fan of Israel Air Force aircraft when they had the multi tone camos on almost everything. I think now it is only he F-16s and the F-15I sporting the camo. Everything is that new monotone drab brown or grey. Whatever, yuk, yuk and double yuk. So my plan is to build the A-10a N/AW in a tritone camo used by the IAF. I know the kit is not great in a lot of respects but at this point I am not too concerned with that as I just like that it is big. I normally build 1/48 and could get the Hobby Boss kit I guess bigger is better in this case. I will have to source decals but I think that would not be an issue. The kit comes with that evaluation scheme of overall gunship grey with owl markings on the nose. I figure the 2 seater would be great for the IAF scheme as it would be similar to their F-4 Phantoms. Anyway, big plans and we'll see how that goes.
  13. Hmm when I did my ESCI Viking I sprayed the Tamiya smoke from the inside so no issue with paint as the clear plastic was on the outside.
  14. skyhawk174

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Yeah I have bought from this seller before and always got the stuff. Yes it takes longer but I have lots of kits to build and I can wait for a good price.
  15. skyhawk174

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Mstor yeah I am not too worried about delivery. I have way too many kits to worry when new releases come out. I get kits in due course and don't have to be the first one on the block to buy it 😁