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  1. That's really useful reference... although somewhat scary as there's a LOT in there!
  2. Hi all, Can anyone advise on interior colors for the B-36 and B-50? I'm not sure if it should be FS34151 Interior Green or Green Zinc Chromate - and the Academy instructions for the B-50 quote Dark Gull Grey... Thanks! Chris
  3. Neil - any chance of getting a KC-10 conversion from you? I bought a DC-10 a while back but want to convert it... Chris
  4. No... The MD1000, MD5000 and MD5500 all print white. The 1000 can only hold 4 cartridges so you will need to swap as necessary. The 5000 and 5500 can hold 8 so swapping cartridges is not a problem. The main differences are (a) resolution and (B) operating systems. The MD1000 prints only 600dpi whilst the other two can print 2400dpi The MD1000 and 5000 ONLY work under Windows XP SP2 or earlier, and ONLY work with a parallel printer port. The MD5500 has a USB connector and thus can be used in Vista or Windows 7 running Virtual XP. This is reflected in the prices - you can pick up a refurb
  5. I have one of these and have been using it for a year or so. To be honest I would NOT recommend it as the air flow is nowhere near high enough. Even with a fresh filter, you can see the atomised paint 'hanging' in the booth rather than being drawn through the filter. I would suggest spending the money for a decent booth with much higher airflow! Chris
  6. Kursad, I hope you realise you HAVE to do this in 1/72 now, and the sooner the better! Chris
  7. Their ad on eBay states "limited run of 200 only"... So either they're telling porkies, or you need to get yours ASAP!! Chris
  8. Hi Julien, They were (according to the technical orders) supposed to be Insignia Blue (FS15044), BUT there was also a "get out clause" that Black could be used if Insignia Blue was not available... From the 1964 and 1978 TO 1-1-4... "GENERAL SPECIFICATION FOR LETTERING AND NUMERALS USED IN MARKING AIRCRAFT. Any style font/letter compatible with the vertical block type letter and arabic numerals of uniform size and shape should be used when applying markings on aircraft. (See Appendix A for construction of letters and numerals.) Unless otherwise specified herein, insignia-blue, color No. 15
  9. I wouldn't recommend the UK booth you've linked. I have one, and the airflow through it is pretty pathetic - when you spray you can see the cloud of particles dropping onto the model you're spraying rather than being drawn through the filter.
  10. What's even more amazing is the price people are willing to pay for things on eBay... The number of times i've seen people fight over something and pay more than something costs retail...
  11. I'd add to the votes for IPMS. Clubs, societies and websites come and go but IPMS is a constant in the society.
  12. Just to continue this a little further - nowadays you cannot just use a tin/jar/bottle of paint unless you've checked it against a paint chart... I've been caught out by this recently using both Xtracolor and ModelMaster paint on a couple of F-16s and an A-10. The Xtracolor FS36118 I used was WAY too light, their FS34092 was too light and too grey and the MM FS34102 was far too bright. Just goes to show... grrr...
  13. Hi Can anyone provide a pdf copy of these. I don't believe they are sensitive in nature? Chris
  14. Jake - hope you're going to cover all the ground equipment - AGE, fire, police, line vehicles etc? :)
  15. It's a nice kit, although some of the joints gave me more problems than I would have expected...
  16. And another - 1/72 Italeri OA-10A built as 80-0197 from the 51tth TFS, 10 TFW during Desert Storm...
  17. Almost finished - just mounting the weapons etc... Should have some pics at the weekend :)
  18. Here's my 1/72 F-16A 82-0977, built from the Hasegawa kit as "El Conquistador" from the 401st TFW at Torrejon AB, Spain
  19. And what about the "AFRES" in this case - it appears to be smaller than the normal serials? Thanks (by the way) Kursad! Chris
  20. Here's a good example of what I mean... http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/General-Dynamics-F-16A/0246249/L/&sid=3b84199abb43376c1e1f85557e5256cd
  21. Hope someone can help. I know that the tailcodes are 18", the serial nos are 12" and the "AF XX" is 5". What size are the "AFRC" markings on the rear fuselage? Are the ANG/FS/FW etc markings also 12"? And what size are the wing/squadron badges? Many thanks for all your help! Chris
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