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Creepy Pete

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  1. The two F-4E squadrons that were based at Da Nang (assigned to the 366th TFW) were the 4th TFS with the LA tail code, and the 421st TFS with LC as a tail code. I don't think DA was ever used by any unit. The Finemolds kit already comes with a 4th TFS option. There's also an old Wolfpak sheet that has a 421st TFS option, but this one might be hard to find (72-011). As for size, I'm sure someone else will chime in.
  2. Yes, @Dennis_C,you could build a very early Israeli F-4E with the USAF F-4E boxing, or with the non Kai F-4EJ boxings too, I guess. There are no parts in the kit for a slatted wing F-4E, or the bolted on refueling probe the IDF/AF later used.
  3. Thanks! @Tbolt, I used the rolls of white tack method. @Ilan, I used Mr.Color 374 and 375. They are specifically for this scheme.
  4. Thanks. I currently still have 3 more in the stash, the two retirement schemes, and the RF-4EJ boxing. I have the early F-4E boxing on backorder and the announced future versions all on pre-order.
  5. Hi all, Here's my Finemolds F-4EJ Kai Phantom II. This is the 8Sqn boxing with the blue camouflage scheme. A very easy and enjoyable build, and despite its finesse, it's much easier to build than the Hasegawa ones. Like others have said, the kit decals are a bit thick, but they settle down nicely, and you can't even tell anymore under the flat coat. Painted with Mr.Color for the blues and various Vallejo Metal Colors for the exhaust area. Thanks for looking. Pete
  6. I would take that with a large grain of salt. Scalemates is like Wikipedia, any member can change the date.
  7. You can find quite a few pics of Vietnam era USAF Skyraiders with yellow tips. The USN ones always appear to have had the red/white ones (like all the US Navy props), and some USAF ones as well, but I guess the USAF liked the yellow tips better.
  8. Here's another shot of 973 with the Wisconsin ANG https://flic.kr/p/26fkkW2
  9. Here's a German example. Looks like they mounted it on an Unimog.
  10. CR is Soesterberg, yes. How to contact Rob: https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/contact.htm @Rob de Bie
  11. Here's a Dutch one, they don't look like the ones in the Hasegawa set. Edit: You could try asking this guy for the plans and get one 3D printed https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/startcart.htm
  12. Thanks guys, glad you like it. About the use of the Walleye in DS. According to a book that I have, 131 Walleyes were expended during the war, primarily by A-7E's. Why so few? I don't know, but usually those big precision weapons like the GBU-24, GBU-15 and the Walleye are reserved for high value targets that need a big bang to destroy it. Not too many around of those. The photo below was taken during Desert Shield on the USS John F Kennedy.
  13. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18C Hornet, done as a VFA-81 jet from the 1991 Gulf War. I was originally going to build this for the DS GB here on BM, but I never really took in progress pics of it. Oh well... The kit is not the easiest to work with, especially around the nose and intakes, but I've learned from it, so a future build might be easier to put together. Other things used were a Walleye and data link pod from Astra Resin, a pilot figure from PJ Productions, and a laser spot tracker pod from the Hobbyboss Hornet kit. Painted with Mr Color most
  14. Yes, they were red along the edges. This area would get pretty dirty, so a bright red would stand out a bit too much on a model, I'd say.
  15. @Paws4thot sure. Plenty pics of this.
  16. Are you asking for the Grey/White scheme or the overall blue scheme?
  17. I'd say a Mk.77 Mod 1 https://bulletpicker.com/bomb_-500-lb-fire_-mk-77-mod-1.html
  18. Hello, Here's my Revell 1/72 Tornado IDS, done as one one from the Luftwaffe Training Unit at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. Kit decals were used, with some changes to the serial as I couldn't find any pics of the kit option. I used Hataka airbrush optimised acrylics on this one. I had planned to use their lacquers instead, but the shop I got the paint from accidentaly sent me the acryclis. I had no idea what to use as a thinner, but it turned out plain water worked reasonably well. Thanks for looking.
  19. The RAAF did some trials for the USAF with AIM-7's on th inboard pylons, even with AIM-9's next to them. It would make a nice original model. Some pics on this page: https://www.angelfire.com/extreme/raafphantoms/RAAFPHLYERS1.htm
  20. Neither have I. Any change you could post a photo of that?
  21. If you have to use Tamiya, I'd go for a mix of the XF-20 with white. There are many brands who do the right shade straight from the bottle though. I'd go for a satin coat but you won't be wrong with a flat or slightly more glossy finish either. They started glossy, but some time at sea and it all becomes flat sooner or later.
  22. I'm sorry, but the Block 30's not being capable of using the HARM is not true. They might have not been using the HTS pod, but they could and did carry the HARM. And -227 at Incirlik during the Gulf War
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