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Hello, I am making Monogram's 1/48 F-80C in markings from Microscale (48-164), which seem to be rather poorly researched. I am attempting to make this aircraft (FT-591 'Spirit of Hobo' from the 80th FBS in 1952): I have the following questions: 1. Is it just me, or does it look like there are yellow flashes on the *horizontal* tail surfaces in the second photo above? No manufacturer who has issued these markings (Microscale, Aeromaster, Airfix, Hasegawa) has interpreted the scheme in this way, but I am sure I can see some kind of yellow striping on the elevators. 2. I have only found images of the starboard side. Microscale say the nose art was on the port side only. Airfix and Hasegawa have the noseart on both sides. Aeromaster say starboard side only. Anyone have any images of the port side to determine who is correct? The Microscale sheet has all kinds of other apparent errors (only two national insignia supplied, tail yellow markings wrong shape, yellow markings not edged in white as they should be, no 'US AIR FORCE' marking for the tail, ignore the yellow tips and tails of the fuel tanks, wrong stencilling (for an F-80A!), wrong location of the national insignia, etc., etc.). The Aeromaster sheet looks better, but I've only found that for CND$35, which I am not paying! Any help much appreciated. Jon
Hello Here is my most recent build with this 1/72 North American B-45A from Valom. This aircraft was from the 86th Bomb Squadron / 47th Bombardment Wing in 1954 at Sculthorpe RAF Station. The transfers came from a Caracal Models sheet and were very satisfactory. This kit is not for beginners and honestly one is enough. In the end the product is correct and will be published next month in the French magazine "Avion de combat". Patrick
This is my first build. Had lots and lots of issues throughout the process, but finally was able to finish it and am pretty happy with the overall results! If you'd like the full backstory on the journey, check out the in progress thread: Enjoy!