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  1. As far as markings go, the only difference between the white-top HMX-1 -53Ds and the "standard" ones is the white paint on the doghouse and tail rotor shaft cover? The rest of the markings are what is seen on the overall green ones, or am I missing some details?
  2. Those photos are GREAT! Many thanks! In the first photo, it appears that the tank stripe on 203 is more vertical (like those in the original photo I referenced) than 210's tank stripe. Any guess as to what time frame the second photo would be from? Thanks again!
  3. I recently started digging into VF-84 markings variations for the Tomcat Era, and came across this photo. I have seen it before, but had not noticed the stripes on the external tanks. They do not appear to have chevrons within the stripes, but I can't confirm that due to the resolution. The stripes appear more vertical than what was seen in the later VF-103 days: I haven't found any other photos yet of these tank markings in the 1980ish time frame for VF-84, or any other tank markings across the Tomcat Era for VF-84. Was this a very limited-time thing? Than
  4. I bought an item from them in one of the EBay auctions, and had similar great service. 3-4 business days for delivery, good price, well-packaged. Wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again via EBay or directly. Also hoping some of the other classic Squadron lines reappear, like True Details.
  5. One image that has shown up online hints that the aircraft might not be 'completely' destroyed. Seems to show that not only is the tail intact, it is not laying on the ground, hinting at the possibility that the airframe is still mostly intact... FMuj_CrXwAENXEt (1170×1087) (twimg.com)
  6. I was referring to the 1993-dated 2161B. It shows the low-viz scheme, but in the details, it lists the full-color scheme colors for the Nat'l Insignia, call numbers, etc. Wasn't sure if the same colors from the 2000s 2161s were the same used in the early/mid-1990s for the markings. The later 2161s I have do show FS35237 for the markings, I just wasn't sure if that was correct for the 1990s, or if a different gray was used. Thanks
  7. Had a question about the tactical scheme USMC Hercs wore in the 1990s: All sizes | 148897 KC-130F VMGR-252 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Per the official 2161 guide, the colors (from top to bottom) are FS35237, FS36320 and FS36495. What color are the markings (Nat'l Insignia, call numbers, etc)? That 2161 lists black for some items and full color blue/red/white nat'l insignia. Are the markings FS35237, or something else? Thanks in advance!
  8. By chance, does anyone have an extra copy of the DK Decals 1/72 AVG Hawks decal (72072)? There seem to be some available at several Czech Hobby Shops, but none ship to the U.S. Thanks in advance, Mike
  9. Does anyone know if Norway publishes a general markings guide for their aircraft? Something similar to the USAF T.O. Specifically, I am trying to find a guide to the lettering used in the ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE titles and the aircraft tail numbers for their C-130J-30s. I assume they are not straight commercial fonts, but have the individual letters and numbers prescribed in a diagram similar to the way other air forces/militaries have lettering diagrams for the individual characters: http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/albums/userpics/normal_usaf_lettering_2.gif
  10. Saw this pic today, and was curious about the travel pods: https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Fairchild-A-10C-Thunderbolt-II/6399849/L Are the "fins" on the bottom of the travel pods legs so the pod can sit on the ground (or other flat surface) without the need for a cradle, or do they serve some other purpose? They can be seen on the aircraft in the background as well. Can't recall seeing these on pods before... Thanks!
  11. Gunny, Many thanks for the info. It definitely had a more satin sheen than the other two. I completely understand the desire to keep such a complicated machine running once you get it started. Kind of like the C-5 - great machine once it got going, but they tended to break when they stopped (at least the pre-M birds). And you're right, the -Echo is a beast! Thanks again, Mike
  12. A trio of Ironhorse -53Es stopped by the local airport on Sunday. One of them appeared to be in a new scheme I had not seen before. It looked to be overall 35237 with black, or VERY dark gray, markings. Like this: It isn't as noticeable in this photo (not mine), but having the one sitting on the ramp next to the other two in the traditional multiple grays scheme, it was obvious that the overall gray on this one is clearly darker and more blue than the 36375 used on most of the airframe in the previous scheme. Is this truly a new scheme the whole fleet will be transitio
  13. RedArrow, many thanks for the Japan MOD paint chart. That Aoshima C-2 guide is the one I had mentioned in the original post, and was the only one I had access to at the time. So those are the formulations you will see recommended in the instructions for the decal set I was working on. The subsequent Hasegawa kit instructions for the C-130 in the new colors utilized different Mr Color color mixes. The Zvezda 1/72 C-130H kit lists straight (non-mixed) Tamiya colors, though I haven't looked yet to see if those are better/closer recommendations. The follow-up question now is wh
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