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  1. Thanks everyone. It is a shame that I wont be able to see it. It looks well preserved and wearing VF squadron colours so that is a bonus! Would anyone be able to recommend where I might see fighters flying near Tokyo? Years ago in Sapporro I got to see Eagles and that was great. I would like to see F2s, F15s and especially F4s. cheers Tom
  2. Hello, I am traveling to Japan at the end of January. I would like to take an afternoon to go to NAF Atsugi. Is the F14 gate guard there accessible to the public? This would be one of the major reasons for visiting Atsugi. Thank you for the info. Tom
  3. Thanks Brian, Does the jet have the aerial refuelling probe door on or off? I have one photo of what might be the same jet minus the nose art and with the probe door removed. Squadron line up pic with all aircrew in Tan flight suits so I assume circa ODS era. I wouldn't mind building one like that as I never have. Thanks for the help.
  4. Hi Guys, A couple of questions about the VF-114 jet from Fightertown Decals sheet, Fightertown USA part 2. Did F-14A BUNO 159608 have the ECM blisters in 1991 or not? In all my books and internet searches I only can find photos of it in the 1988 time period and it does NOT have the ECM gear. The Fightertown profiles show it with ECM gear under the wing gloves and on the boat tail but I would like to confirm this is correct. What inside of what tail did it wear the CVW 11 badge? The decal placement guide does not show what inner tail this is on. Would anyone have photos of NH-100 during Desert Storm as the Vark of Arabia? I would love to see them! Many thanks as always. Tom
  5. Thanks Brian, I will go with that and weather it accordingly. I see you are the only ones to get the center of the stars correct. Love your work as always. Many thanks.
  6. HI Brian, I always weather things with a couple of drops of white in the main colours. What green do you think would match the decals the best? I just don't want the decals to look out of place. I am using the aeromasks that are for the museum jet but its close enough for me because there is no way I am hand cutting masks! Thanks for the replies. Tom
  7. Thanks for the reply! I am using fightertown decals Holy Sh*t its vipers part 2. It does list the green as FS35109. As you said that is incorrect. Aeromasks has it as FS34097. Does anyone know if that is indeed the correct green and who makes the best paint match? Brian P? I prefer gunze and mr colour paints.
  8. HI everyone, Looking for paint matches for the TOPGUN green grey splinter F16N. Any idea of the best match for Dark Green FS35109 and Camo Gray FS36622? Thanks in advance. Tom
  9. HI everyone, Looking for some VF-114 tomcat decals in 1/48th scale. Preferably "The vark of Arabia" from the fightertown sheet. But I am keen on any VF-114 jet really. I need one on my shelf. Willing to pay good money. cheers tom
  10. Hi everyone, Looking for fightertown decals sheet 48075 fightertown USA Part 1. Ideally looking for the VF--2 jet. Also interested in the VF-51/111 jets. Can buy just one or the whole sheet. Thanks for your time. Tom
  11. Hi, Just wondering what Tamiya weathering kit people would recommend for modern navy aircraft. Something to help out that really weathered, leaking look around the daily doors on f-14s. Cheers tom
  12. Hi guys, Approaching the painting stage ans studying the Fightertown profiles carefully it looks as though VF-213 AJ 200 from the last cruise may only have two colours, Light ghost and Dark ghost grey. Is this correct? Or is it standard TPS. Photos from the internet and detail and scale books don't give many clues. SO what do you say, TPS or two colours? Cheers Tom
  13. Hi everyone, Mostly 1/48th decals. One sheet at 1/72. Almost all sheets have had only ONE jet built from them. All F-14 decals with two sheets of F-16 decals. Decals are FREE, you just pay shipping from New Zealand. Selling as a lot. cheers! Tom 2 x VF decals VF-211 last cruise. One sheet, one jet built, other sheet 99% complete 2 x Fightertown decals VF-143 last cruise. CAG jet built off one sheet, second sheet missing GE petal decals Fightertown decals Holy Sheet it vipers Part 1 (VF-126 jet missing) 1/72nd VF decals VF-84 desert storm Flag Tail jet, VF-103 Santa cat jet. Eagle strike F-14D VF-213 NH 100 Aeromaster F-14D VF-101 retro jet Aeromaster F-14a VF-142 AE 211/212 old school USS America scheme Aeromaster (maybe?) F-14a VF-142 AE 212 yellow scheme, VF-1 NK 115, VF-14 AB 107 complete sheet Tamiya F-16C agressor decals
  14. Not overly fussed on it being an NH bird. Would rather have accurate decals from FTD. Just kinda like the NH thing, sort of like for some reason the AA code has been my favourite, and for some reason I never like NJ on gunfighters jets. I must be weird haha.
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