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  1. I’m still desperately looking for the Furball A-7D Man Eater Slufs sheet #48016. This sheet has become as rare as Bigfoot. I will gladly pay good money for it. Will also trade (decals and or kits for it. That’s how bad I need it). Hope somebody can help a brother out. Dave
  2. I’m getting ready to start a couple of projects and I’m searching for 2 sets of decals that are OOP. What I’m looking for are the Furball Man Eater Slufs 48-016 and Caracal F-104C in Vietnam CD48102. I will gladly pay, trade, barter you name it for these sheets. Hope someone can help.
  3. Kursad, really excited to see this sheet. Sure hope you are keeping the Arkansas ANG markings. My Dad flew the Voodoo for over 10 years with the 189th/154th. And that included the G model with missions over Korea in 68 and then upgraded to the C. Dave
  4. Gentlemen, Pardon me if this has been discussed before but I'm hopeful that you guys can help me out. I'm in the process of researching Operation Bolo for a possible future project, and what I'm finding is that there is a dearth of good details. Unfortunately it appears that there wasn't a lot of photos taken on the day of the operation. I guess my OCD nature and my Modelers AMS syndrome is kicking in. For example, almost every profile or picture that shows the F-4s involved show them with standard noses with the IR probe but as Keith Ferris painting shows, it's apparent that several had the dorkless nose that a number of late block C models and early D models had. And a picture of Olds smoking a last cigarette in front of his plane clearly shows, 680 was dorkless. What I've gathered is that it was Block 21 F-4Cs that had the smooth nosecones. Were there other blocks that were dorkless? With a little cross checking and using Joe Baugher's site I can track down the block number of each plane. For starters, I'm wondering if anyone can fill in the gaps of the line up of the 3 flights from the 8th TFW who actually got into the fight. Here's what I have: Olds Flight – 555 TFS F-4C 63-7680, Olds 01, COL Robin Olds, pilot/1LT Charles C. Clifton, PSO; AIM-9 F-4C 63-7589, Olds 02, 1LT Ralph F. Wetterhann, pilot/1LT Jerry K. Sharp, PSO; AIM-7 F-4C 63-7683, Olds 04, CAPT Walter S. Radecker, III, pilot/1LT James E. Murray, III, PSO; AIM-9 Ford flight – 555 TFS F-4C 63-7710,-Ford 02, CAPT Everett T. Raspberry, Jr., pilot/1LT Robert W. Western, PSO; AIM-9 Rambler Flight – 433 TFS F-4C 64-0720, Rambler 01, CAPT John B. Stone, pilot/1LT Clifton P. Dunnegan, Jr., PSO; AIM-7 F-4C 63-7652, Rambler 02, 1LT Lawrence J. Glynn, Jr., pilot/1LT Lawrence E. Cary, PSO; AIM-7 F-4C 64-0838, Rambler 04, MAJ Phillip P. Combies, pilot/1LT Lee R. Dutton, PSO; AIM-7 I know that Chappie James was leading Ford flight My goal is to start by filling in the gaps and then trying to figure out which planes had which noses and then seeing if I can track down pictures of them taken as close to 2 January 1967 as I can. Obviously all the C models had standard noses placed in the spring or summer of 1967 as they went through phase inspection. Exactly when, I don't know. Eventually I'd really like to get down to all the operational minutiae of the Operation. As a former Viper driver it's this stuff that interests me. Hopefully somebody can help me out. Sorry for being a little long winded. Dave
  5. Doesn't the guy or guys who run KH post on here? I was so excited for this kit, probably more than any other kit in a long time but , WOW! So far this thing really looks bad. I can't believe the quality of the plastic that is being released. I wonder how this kit would work being combined with either the Koster vac kit or the C&H resin sets. Of course for the money I guess you're still better off with using the Monogram kit. So far the only thing I can see going for this kit is recessed panel lines. If Kitty Hawk is listening and paying attention - Get your act together!!! Retool this thing and send out a version 2.0!!!!! We've waited this long, we'll wait a little longer. Dave
  6. Really neat thread. Here's a picture I just found of some A's that were delivered to the AR ANG in 1965 prior to conversion to G models.
  7. Just wondering which kit is the best and what all needs to be added to make it a winner? Dave
  8. Wondering if anyone might have this kit to part with. Dave
  9. Looking for this boxtop. Doesn't necessarily need to have the kit but really want the boxtop in good condition. Thanks for any help, Dave
  10. Just wondering if there are any aftermarket 600 gal. tanks for the F-16? I know that the F-2 has them but I don't want to buy the kit just for the tanks. I have a couple of late model F-16 kits(Sufa, Polish Block 52, etc) that could use them. Dave
  11. I see where Renaissance Makes some very nice resin sets for upgrading Mirage 2000. Does anyone know where I can order some sets from? Dave
  12. Does anyone know who carries Rennaisance Flight resin conversion sets here in the U.S.? Dave
  13. If anyone has an extra set of these decals I'd be interested in purchasing them. Dave
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