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  1. skyhawk174

    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    Wow that was fast and the way you explain it, it makes sense. I will wait until it comes back to see the schemes. I guess I can pull my stalled Revell kit off my shelf of doom and revive it.
  2. skyhawk174

    CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker

    Thanks Dutch. I figured as much but I could not see in the box and the pictures on the side did not really help. Hey do not even have the 1/72nd version so no help there.
  3. skyhawk174

    CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker

    Great news Kursad. My store has the Hobby Craft kits on sale so it is buy one and get the second for 50% off. So maybe I should just pick up two of the B-36 kits. Not sure what the NB-36 looks like but I guess I can do the Google thing.
  4. skyhawk174

    CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker

    Hi guys, so my local hobby shop has the HC 1/144 RB-36 but not a regular B-36. I know next to nothing about these kits so can I build a B-36 from the RB-36 kit? I would like to use Kursad's decals when he releases them.
  5. skyhawk174

    MIA, the Original AH-1G Cobra!!

    Are there really that many decals for the AH-1G in 1/48? I know I have 2 sheets and I am pretty sure there is one for the Revell 1/32. I guess I should check Scalemates.
  6. skyhawk174

    hasegawa Growler kit oop?

    For whatever reason the Hasegawa 2 seaters go for stupid money. I paid about $55 CDN (about $42 USD) for the Greek 2 seater when it was first released and now it is in the $150 range. Stupid. Also a Monogram F-4 for $70. Wow, hope he gets it but no way I even think about buying something like that. Good think I have 2 in my stash.
  7. skyhawk174

    hasegawa Growler kit oop?

    I have dealt with Seal Model long ago when they were called EricYY. Great service and prices. Took long to get to me but I chose cheap and slow. My only issue is that I would like them to carry more stuff but I can understand that it is not cheap to do that. Need to go check for the new Tamiya Spitfire and see how the pricing is on that.
  8. skyhawk174

    CD48150 - F-15 Eagle - The Early Years

    Could that white circle on 284 be a sticker over the latch for the nose cone? Just guessing here. Hmm now that I think about it I think there are at least two latches. Also, those F-15s with the stripes, you can see they have the early reinforces speed brakes with the spines. If i recall correctly, only Fujimi 1/48th had that when it was first released. Looks like a longer speed brake too as opposed to the smaller one?
  9. skyhawk174

    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    Kursad if you include Chief I will be a happy Strike Eagle modeller. I will eagerly await your profiles.
  10. skyhawk174

    Kit Pricing

    Well said John. You can tell when you have been in the hobby for a long time when someone posts on the forums that they just picked up this snazzy new kit that has never been issued before. My first question normally is I wonder who reboxed that. Then I go look and I have the original release in its original box. As you say there are some costs to rereleasing a kit and that probably involves new box, decals, instructions and paying to get it injection moulded. But the research and design has already been paid for. The kit manufacturers must have some sort of formula to set the price you would think. Don't want to make it so exorbitant or they would not sell any. Although having said that I have to wonder about the Hasegawa rerelease of their 1/48 Phantom and Tomcat line. Rebox with new box, decals and instructions. Still original kit in the box.
  11. skyhawk174

    1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Wow looks so cool with the Phoenix on the wing pylons. At least you can see that big a** missile instead of it being buried on the belly. I think on eof the Hasegawa weapons sets has Phoenix missiles in it? I will have to check my sets.
  12. skyhawk174

    Kinetic CF188 1/48

    I'll be up for a couple of sets. I already have some fat pylons so all good there. I also have to pick up the kit but that is easy to get.
  13. skyhawk174

    F-4F ICE vs F-4E radome differences

    That's interesting. I wonder if we can even see the difference in our models? I also have that thick tome on the F-4 by Air Doc so maybe I can check too. Also, from a modelling perspective would it be worth your while correcting this? Sounds like diminishing returns.
  14. skyhawk174

    Postwar C-47 markings

    Wow nice Dak Phantom. I had forgotten about that scheme and now it looks like I have to get yet another Monogram C-47. I have four in the stash adn all earmarked for schemes already. Although having said that maybe I can change my Dak with the 104 nose to this one. By the way I am guessing you pieced together the markings? What did you use to do that?
  15. skyhawk174

    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    Well my Monogram F-15E has been on my shelf of doom for a few years now so this is great news to revive that kit. It is half built so I can continue the build before the decals come out. I was going to do a MO Strike Eagle in Tiger Meet markings but I think this would be a better option. I have a couple of the Promodeler kits so I can do the Tiger Meet scheme with one of those.