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Creepy Pete

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  1. 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
  2. Neither have I. Any change you could post a photo of that?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. A friend of mine, @KoenL, found a cool set of P-47 photo's on FB, and on some of these P-47D's there is a bulge just below the windscreen that I don't remember seeing before. I'm tempted to think it is a rear view mirror. Anyone here have an idea? https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/138779918_420194889249341_4940558484647455941_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=2&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=bnRiS-AfLf0AX8PWpZV&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=f9ff04f9e00e41ff8b0504abe6fdaddb&oe=602A2E9E https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/138730199_420194459249384
  6. Normally I pretty much just build aircraft models, but this year I did all kinds of stuff and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe that's why I managed to finish 17 builds. Started in 2019, but finished in 2020, a 1/72 Italeri SF-5B with Series Espanolas decals: For the Nordic GB, a Swedish Spitfire PR.XIX, 1/48 Airfix kit. The Italeri rebox of the Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon, first time using masks for the markings: First time building a ship, the 1/700 Dragon USS Normandy: First time building something WW2 Japanese,
  7. Here's my Freedom Model Kits 1/35 MIM-14C Nike Hercules in Dutch markings. Bit of a mixed bag, this kit, but the end result is impressive. It is also quite large, so I had to go outside on this cold and grey day to take some pics. Thanks for looking, Pete
  8. Well, it's done. It is rather large, so it doesn't quite fit my usual photography set up, and the contrast between the white and olive drab makes it a bit hard to take pics of, so I will try some with daylight outside tomorrow. Here's a pic for now.
  9. Thanks! It is moveable, but I think I will glue it in about a 45 degree angle. Got the decals on. As I said, I used roundels from a Flevodecals set because the kit ones are not the greatest, color wise. The stencil decals are a bit too bright as well, I might spray some heavily thinned olive drab over them. We'll see. If all goes well, I should be able to finish this one before the end of the year.
  10. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/72 Ryan BQM-34A Firebee. It's the Plusmodel kit, they do several boxings of this kit and this version comes with a little resin and PE transport dolly. The Firebee itself is injection molded. It's a simple little kit, the whole thing took me about a week to finish. The kit allows you to do it as several USAF ones, all in the same scheme just with different serials, a white and black US Navy one, and this brightly coloured US Navy one. Painted with Tamiya and MRP paints. Thanks for looki
  11. I just noticed on the second photo from the cruise book link, there is what looks like a VF-84 jet, third one in the row on the right, with a tail without any markings, except for the yellow fin tip.
  12. No, there were already all black tails during their first combat cruise on the USS Independence in 1965 with the F-4B, see this photo from the cruisebook: https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv62-65/123.htm And this one: https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv62-65/125.htm As for the missing doors, there must have been a reason, but it's not something you see every day. The only other one I could find with the missing doors is this Naval Missile Center F-4A, but that's a test one, and parked indoors at NASA: The red edges were certainly not al
  13. And it's done. What a fun little kit. Maybe some day I will do a bomber version in a more challenging camouflage scheme. More pics in the gallery.
  14. Everything has been painted, apart from a few small details. Those will be done next, along with the decals. Sadly, these aren't that great, so I will use roundels from a Flevodecal sheet instead.
  15. Thanks! Got the decals on. Time for some weathering and a flat coat. Also, I noticed that many S.79's had black props, while Italeri just tells you to paint them aluminium on all the kit options. Need to do some research.
  16. Does this help? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/custom-made-number-plates-decal-choice-scales-and-types-idea-code-3s-/352605295066?var=&hash=item90cf0722b8
  17. I've sprayed the Grigio Azzurro on the underside, and unmasked the white band on the fuselage. This then got a rough respray with the VOS as on the real thing. I also resprayed the nose with a dark metallic, and removed the cowlings again and masked them off for the metallic exhaust collector rings. Quite pleased with everything so far.
  18. The missile has been painted white, and the booster has been painted olive drab. Some work needs to be done on the launcher, but that one is also almost ready for paint.
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