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CD48085 - Vipers against Terror

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Any chance to count on graffitis for the bombs?

Interesting - thanks for posting these, I will try to include them.

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Ok I will ask it, can someone translate what it says?

I have no idea, but I will have it translated and transcribed tonight by the same artist who will be doing the Egyptian slogan markings.

Looks like applied with chalk so you may have some issues Kursad?

Uh, Chris - I think the letters are about 1.5-2mm tall in 1/48. At that size the texture of chalk writing will be invisible. I am afraid I will not be able to live up to your high standards here, I will just give them as solid white lettering ;-)

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But when someone says that #149 continues to fly is not releasing information?

nvm

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Pollie already said it wasn't '149' and it seems that the aircraft lost was 681 (FMS 81-0783). Source of the info is Squadron Prints who have just released a print of the aircraft in cooperation with 1 squadron/RJAF.

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F-16AM 681 (former F-16 ADF) was indeed the a/c lost over Raqqa last December. Thanks for the heads-up on the Squadron Print Koen, I just ordered one. I don't think the a/c in question carried a Sniper pod and GBU-12s, as seen on the print, when it was lost, but I stand to be corrected.

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Still needs some (minor) work. It may be a good idea to add the Iraqi aircraft (which I have not done in 1/48) to this sheet..

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They are not Vipers I know... :)

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I have added the Iraqi aircraft to the sheet: I will finish the design and will post the draft once I deal with the deluge of orders I have received from you folks for the last batch of releases.

The subjects on the sheet are Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi F-16s that took part in raids against ISIS. There is some bomb graffiti as well.

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I have added the Iraqi aircraft to the sheet: I will finish the design and will post the draft once I deal with the deluge of orders I have received from you folks for the last batch of releases.

The subjects on the sheet are Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi F-16s that took part in raids against ISIS. There is some bomb graffiti as well.

Woooohooo!

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Just a bit more work on the stencilling and this should be done. Three Jordanian (including 681 and one -BM), two Egyptian (one -D and one -C) and two Iraqi aircraft are featured. I just received the translations for the bomb graffiti yesterday; and will add a couple of them to the sheet as promised.

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Just a bit more work on the stencilling and this should be done. Three Jordanian (including 681 and one -BM), two Egyptian (one -D and one -C) and two Iraqi aircraft are featured. I just received the translations for the bomb graffiti yesterday; and will add a couple of them to the sheet as promised.

Excellent! Any rough ideas for a release date?

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This one will be part of the December batch - I plan to send it to be printed this week.

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Here is the final draft of this sheet - coming in mid-December. The Egyptian high-conspicuity area borders are sized for the Hasegawa kit; versions of which cover most of the F-16 variants depicted on the sheet. But I did check them against the Tamiya kit, and they do fit with some adjustment.

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The Jordanian options include the ill-fated 681, and the two kinds of bomb graffiti on the sheet depict markings that RJAF applied to their ordnance after the event. I got them translated (isn't Fiverr awesome?) One of them reads "Martyr Captain and heroic pilot Muath Al-Kasasbeh", and the other one reads "Martyr No. 2475" (apparently the Jordanian Armed Forces allocates a number to every soldier who dies in the line of duty).

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