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About ReccePhreak

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  1. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Nigel, Thanks for the link, and the added info. I just managed to pick up a bagged Hobby Boss 1/48 Tornado IDS/GR.1 for only $15. So now I can build a pink Desert Storm GR.1 or GR.1A, AND a Telic GR.4 or GR.4A. I thought I had a resin 1/48 RAPTOR pod somewhere in my stash, but I can't locate it yet. It may be a cottage industry version, but should still be usable after cleaning up. Now it's just a matter of sourcing the right decals. On my limited disability income, I can't justify buying a whole sheet of markings, when I only need one set. I flip-flop between subjects, so right now I am working on Hobby Boss's 1/48 Blohm & Voss BV141B. I am actually installing a camera in the rear. Larry
  2. Airfix 1:48 Canberra conversion

    What's the story on the crop sprayer/rainmaker mod? Is it black overall, or just the top? Fantastic work! Larry
  3. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Exdraken, thanks for those links. I can't get to the Defense Industry photo unless I register on the site. The last link set off my AVG antivirus program, saying it aborted connection to www.resboiu.ro because it was infected with something called URL:Mal. When I tried to just pull up the photo, it warned me again, but another malware, I will check out that Hyperscale build, if I can suffer the EXTREMELY SLOW Hyperscale forum. The pic loading the Enhanced Paveway bomb show a different type of bomb than the ones I have. I still haven't decided if I will go with a Storm Shadow loadout or a Litening with LGB loadout. I guess it will all depend on what markings I can source.
  4. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Thanks for that info. Now I have to decide if I want to go with Storm Shadows, or with a Litening pod & GBU-24Bs. Thanks, I will have to check my photos to see if I have any pics of a GR.4A in 617 Sqn. EDIT: I just found this photo: https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8236/8521619660_9ca29b88f5_b.jpg I wasn't aware of the gun being removed on the GR.4A, thanks for the heads up. Do I just fill in the gun openings and panel lines?
  5. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Thanks for that info & link. It turns out I had joined that SIG last year, but never posted anything until today.
  6. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Aren't the Eduard Brassin GBU-49 bombs Paveway IVs? I just sourced some Storm Shadows from my friend. Can the GR.4A carry a Litening pod, Storm Shadows and GBU-24Bs or GBU-49s? I plan to do my Tornado in 617 markings, if I can source the right codes to match a GR.4A.
  7. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Thanks for that info. I have 2 of the GBU-24Bs from a Revell Typhoon which I plan to use. I also plan to order a BRASSIN Litening soon. Larry
  8. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Thanks for that info. I will order the Litening pod, and try to source some decals that will work with a GR.4A bird. Hopefully I will be able to use the kit's 617 Sqn decals, but just change the codes.
  9. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    my mistake, that's what I meant. They were from the Eurofighter Typhoon kit.Thanks for your opinion on the GBU-24Bs, I will go with them Now I just have to decide to either go with the BRASSIN Sniper ATP I have or buy their Litening pod. Larry
  10. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Thanks for all the helpful responses. I have edited my original post, to reflect what i now want to do with the kit.
  11. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    Since I don't do "special" or commemorative schemes, but prefer operational schemes, I guess I will just do the kit markings. I'd like to do it as a GR.4A, but have to see what is all needed, and if I can source the parts. Now I still need to source some weapons for the kit. Larry
  12. 1/48 Tornado GR.4 questions

    POST EDITED I recently got the Revell 1/48 Tornado GR.4 kit (04924), and I'd like to do it in Operation Telic markings. I was looking at the Kits World decals (48126 & 48132), but I finally figured out they are NOT for GR.4s. I don't want to do a Jubilee/Commemorative bird, so what are my options for aftermarket decals? I realize now that I will not be able to do a desert pink bird, but stick with a grey one. Since the kit does not come with any weapons other than Sidewinders, what are my least expensive options to put some interesting weapons on it? I was looking through my stash of spare parts I have acquired over the years, and i found some GBU-24Bs from the Revell Lightning kit. Can I put them on the belly pylons? I also have a set of GBU-10 Paveway IIs from AMRAAM Line, would those be usable, or are they too outdated? I don't have any Storm Shadows, and can't justify buying the Revell Lightning kit, just for those parts. I also found a plastic IRLS blister/fairing and some SLIR decals, so I have decided I want to do a GR.4A Tornado. I read where the GR.4A can carry either the Litening or Sniper pod. I have the BRASSIN Sniper ATP (648-252). Would that work, or should I get the BRASSIN Litening pod? Any things to look out for or correct on the kit? I did get a set of Pavla MB Mk10A seats for it Larry
  13. 1/48 PRU B-25C mission marks

    I just found out that Xtradecal does the needed markings, but in 1/72 scale! Maybe if I wait long enough, they will redo the sheet, but in 1/48 scale?
  14. 1/48 PRU B-25C mission marks

    Thanks. Or i could just do the Royal Blue painted bird, since it doesn't have any mission marks. Thanks for the info Troy. Yes, I have that book, it is one of my most prized books. Do you remember the old issues of Aircraft Modelworld (I think that's the one), where Geoffrey Thomas wrote articles entitled "Eyes For The Phoenix"? I collected all I could find, when I was stationed at RAF Alconbury. I was so excited when he did the book. I may just do the B-25C that is on Page 198, Profile 10, since it would be easier to do. Larry Larry
  15. 1/48 PRU B-25C mission marks

    That's logical. Now I need to find 50 of them.