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A suggestion for 1/72:   "F-35 - The Early Years".  Specifically, I'm referring to the first production models of each variant, i.e. AF-1, BF-1 and CF-1.  Great colorful tail flashes, and those markings haven't been done in 1/72, especially now that Academy and Hasegawa have done nice kits of the A and B.  (And the Orange Model release of the C is out there.)

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Here is a suggestion for you all. I was digging through my F-15 decals and thought a much needed make is the F-15 Fighter Interceptor Squadrons, especially the 318th FIS. To my knowledge, the Expert Choice decals were the last ones to do them and they are not great.

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I agree with Falcon053 & achterkirch.  I have the Mike Machat print of the 5th FIS F-15A intercepting a pair of Tu-95 Bears at altitude and it is one sharp paint scheme!  I would love to see the 48th and 318th as well.  K/r, Dutch

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Actually, it looks like I have pretty much everything I need to put together an ADTAC F-15A/B sheet with markings of all three units -  I will announce this in the forum. In the meantime, thanks for another forum suggestion that will become a real product soon!

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How about some VNAF birds in 1/72?

 

Or a 10th May 1972 sheet? I know some/most/all have been done but not all are available (anyone got Silverkite 211 from Fox?)

 

Or even the rescue mission for Locher on June 1st/2nd? 

 A-1H SkyraiderHH-53C;  F-4; F-105; MiGs.

The direct task force of 119 aircraft included two HH-53C rescue helicopters, bombers, and an array of F-4 escorts, EB-66s, A-1Hs, F-105G Wild Weasels, and KC-135 tankers. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Locher

This is my favourite titbit I learned today; "During the rescue, an F-4E piloted by Major Phil Handley shot down a MiG-19 using his guns while flying at over 900 mph — and is by far the only supersonic gun kill in history."

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29 minutes ago, KursadA said:

Actually, it looks like I have pretty much everything I need to put together an ADTAC F-15A/B sheet with markings of all three units -  I will announce this in the forum. In the meantime, thanks for another forum suggestion that will become a real product soon!

What scales do you plan on doing for this one?  And that’s fantastic news!

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C-130 U.S. Forest Service, in storage at Davis-Monthan

Mobile Screenshot (Google Maps) taken 3rd August 2019

(No idea if this was ever done in any scale, at any rate I had never seen or even heard of this before...)

 

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7 hours ago, jonbryon said:

Any chance we could get some markings for the FJ-4 Fury in 1/48? There is almost nothing out there 😞

 

Thanks

 

Jon

I am with Jon on this too, have a couple of the 1/48th HobbyBoss FJ-4 Fury kits in the stash but I could not find anything current on the market in terms of decals. Thanks. Michael.

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22 hours ago, KursadA said:

Wait- what? I did not know there was a lack of recent FJ-4 decals - It definitely is a good idea and I will start looking into it.

 

Excellent!

And while I'm at it, no one has ever done decals for an early F-84E (without the canopy framing) for the Revell 1/48 kit...

 

Jon

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While I'm at it, I'll also put in a request for decals for the Fouga Magister. No one has done any aftermarket French air force markings for the AMK or Kinetic kits in 1/48.

 

A really long shot would be to ask for some 1/48 decals for the AU-23A Peacemaker to replace the useless Roden ones.

 

Jon

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What about a Chuck Yeager sheet. include all the major types he flew. All three P-51's, the X-1, the Mig-15, both F-15's he flew during the anniversary flights. 

 

I am sure you can squeeze those on a standard sized sheet in 1/48. Maybe a token F-86H, F-100D or F-4 from his command years if references are available and there is space. 

 

 I know many of his planes have been done before, but I don't think they have all been included in one sheet.

 

Sean

 

 (P.S. I wont lie..I really need a set of Glamorous Glenn II decals for my early P-51D model 😁)

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The Yeager sheet is a good idea but it some time has to pass because  a) it would be crass commercialism to rush a decal sheet to the market after his death, b) I would need to do a good amount of research to get things right.

 

I will put it on the to do list, and hopefully we can have a sheet that will make justice to the memory of a great American hero on time for the first or second anniversary of his passing.

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1 minute ago, KursadA said:

The Yeager sheet is a good idea but it some time has to pass because  a) it would be crass commercialism to rush a decal sheet to the market after his death, b) I would need to do a good amount of research to get things right.

 

I will put it on the to do list, and hopefully we can have a sheet that will make justice to the memory of a great American hero on time for the first or second anniversary of his passing.

completely agree.  It would be a nice way to honour his legacy, and there is no need to look like a jerk doing it. 

 

 Sean

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3 hours ago, martin_sam_2000 said:

completely agree.  It would be a nice way to honour his legacy, and there is no need to look like a jerk doing it. 

 

 Sean

Agreed. And I'm definitely up for buying one of these, as this collection is one of my themes. But 1/72 please!

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