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UKPonchoMan

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  1. Wonder how long it will be before posts start appearing in the "Manufacturers" forum bemoaning the lack of F-16 decals in 1/72nd scale...
  2. omar - interesting photo... do you have more details? Is that a special Tiger Meet scheme?
  3. Not a problem in 1/72nd scale - I use the Esci F-5B (reasonably cheap and available) with the relevant parts copied and cast from the Sword kit... Only thing you can't get right is the fuselage bottom (and I believe the Sword kit is also wrong here...)
  4. Aires have recently released the F-16N cockpit in 1/72nd scale - it's FAR better than the earlier CMK F-16C cockpit. I'm using the CMK F-16C cockpit with the Aires F-16D front coaming for the batch of 8 I'm working on at present...
  5. Are you sure you're talking about the same book? There is also a new book from (I believe) a Greek (?) author which covers the F-4E/F in photographic detail? The SAM book is an overview of all versions of the Phantom in USAF/ANG/AFRES service...
  6. It's fascinating how such a simple thing can be amazingly complex when you investigate! Glad I did though - I hate finishing a model and then realising it's wrong! Chris
  7. First 2 are:- F-16C 87-234 in the 115 FW special scheme (red fin) - pretty sure this was 3 tone F-16C 86-244 in the 192 FW special scheme (blue nose) - this appears to be 2 tone? Thanks guys! Chris
  8. Thanks guys - to be absolutely honest I didn't even realise until recently that they'd been repainted! I have a batch planned for early 2008 and want to make sure I get it right - I guess the only "right" answer is to resort to photographic evidence! Jake - just picked up your F-16 walkaround to go with Viper Story #1 which I got a while ago. Absolutely fantastic stuff. HOWEVER - now you've got us salivating, when can we expect Viper Story #2?
  9. Can anyone advise as to when the USAF started to switch over from the 3 tone to 2 tone camo for F-16's - and also whether all are now in the 2 tone scheme? I have a few planned so would like to get the details right! Thanks in advance...
  10. One aims to please... For those who fancy a look - the pictures of the USAF SIG display at the Nationals can be found at:- http://www.usaf-sig.org/Shows%20and%20even...0Modelworld.htm
  11. I'm not sure whether the C-17 was the Anigrand kit or the Combat vacform - knowing Bob Gamble I'd suspect the latter! The E-4B and C-5 were also Bob's - the C-5 was built in 1973/74!
  12. I've just got home from SMW - it was an absolutely FANTASTIC weekend and I think our display was unbeliveable. We had a HUGE amount of interest all weekend. Our original plan was 48' double depth (4') plus two missile silos from Alex Hunger. We ended up with (deep breath) something like 54' TRIPLE depth (6') and we STILL had stuff in boxes we couldn't put out for lack of space! All in all we had around 350 models on display, ranging from Mike Robson's Bede BD-5 (smallest) to Bob Gamble's C-5A (largest) and from Phil Butler's F-47's (earliest) to Ted Bayliss's C-130J (latest). Pictures wil
  13. Think they'll struggle to justify that - Heller re-released the KC-135 here for £23 which killed the 2nd hand market for KC-135s. Not that I can complain - I bought my XB-70 for £10 brand new (!!) Realistically, it needs to be in the £25-£30 range ($50-$60) since all they're doing is releasing the original moulds...
  14. THAT'LL upset all those on ebay selling the original AMT/ERTL kit for $100+!
  15. Ooohhhh.... yes please!! Any chance you can get some pics of the underside - I need to know how wide the chassis is and how all the bodywork sits on it. Beyond that, anything you can get would be fantastic... Chris
  16. Mark Are your first 2 sets available yet?
  17. I am trying to gather as much information on the P-15 as possible as I would like to scratchbuild a model of it in 1/72nd scale. I am a member of the IPMS UK USAF SIG (www.usaf-sig.org) and this will be something new for the display. I have a copy of the specs document from Oshkosh and also a few external shots. However, I have virtually NO detail shots and nothing that shows the chassis details. Can anyone provide information, drawings or photographs which would help? Unfortunately, being located in the UK means that I cannot go and photograph one myself! All help gratefully received! Chr
  18. I am trying to gather as much information on the P-15 as possible as I would like to scratchbuild a model of it in 1/72nd scale. I am a member of the IPMS UK USAF SIG (www.usaf-sig.org) and this will be something new for the display. I have a copy of the specs document from Oshkosh and also a few external shots. However, I have virtually NO detail shots and nothing that shows the chassis details. Can anyone provide information, drawings or photographs which would help? Unfortunately, being located in the UK means that I cannot go and photograph one myself! All help gratefully received! Chr
  19. Sky Models (Italian firm) made one in 1/72nd scale. Resin kit which retailed for around €88 but which I believe is not currently available. I know someone who's built one and will get hold of a pic for you...
  20. Hi all I'm currently progressing my 1/72nd L&M T-6A to the paint stage. I believe the scheme is White FS17875 and Insignia Blue FS15044. Is this correct? Does anyone have any good photos of the upper and lower surfaces? I have a couple of shots which indicate that the upper surfaces are white and the lower blue, but can't be sure. Help!
  21. From memory, I think I got it from the Aviation Megastore (Luchvaart) - http://www.aviationmegastore.com/?shopid=L...0&art=59905 It's showing as out of stock at the moment - might be worth trying ebay too?
  22. Just to add - Aeroclub have had this listed now for 4-5 years, so I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it!!
  23. Funny you mention it - I'm building it as we speak! Fit - ok but nothing special. I had some problems getting everything lined up properly as the fuselage halves are slightly miscast Detail - ok, although the panel lines look like someone had a go with a scriber then gave up half way through! Resin - not brilliant, quite "soapy" and lots of bubbles just under the surface Having said that, it's buildable. Mine will be a USAF T-6A Texan II for the USAF SIG display at Scale Modelworld (see my signature)
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