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  1. I'm digging this one up, thanking everyone for their great input! Can any of you, please, shed some light into what that huge bump between the ventral strakes of Aerosud's 233 is? What kind of equipment is stored/ placed there? Chaff & flares were housed in the ventral strakes themselves, as I remember. Did it find it's way onto operational aircraft (Congo, Gabon - I'm guessing SAAF is out of the question, or...)? Mirage F.1AZ Aerosud 233 Many thanks! Niki
  2. I am with you on the price issue, as most likely I won't be able to invest in more than one example. But, as sad as it may be for all of us who have purchased Trumpeter 1/72 MiG-29s, all GWH would have to do to bring out the better [looking] kit, is simply downscale their 1/48 product (!). The open aux intakes, for example, don't bother me half as much in the Trumpeter kit, as the fact that when I look at the built kit, the entire cockpit and nose area seems misformed. Yes, it strongly resembles a MiG-29, whereas the GWH kit looks like a MiG-29 Of course, that doesn't mean that I am right and someone else is wrong. Whatever fancies each and everyone of us. And, yes, I am also keeping my Italeri, Zvezda and Trumpeter kits Happy holidays, everyone!
  3. Many thanks, V.P.! Mea culpa, for I missed to check Wolfpack's page beforehand, figuring nothing's changed there... Hoping to get an example somewhere in the E.U., as I've come to loathe dealing with customs and postal workers in my little slice of heaven here...
  4. As I don't have a FB account to ask Wolfpack directly, can any of you please confirm that this kit is still to come? I mean, they haven't sold out already, have they?
  5. Hi everyone, apologies for digging this one up but seeing the great pictures John posted, I thought that I might just ask my questions here Regarding the markings found on M05, can anyone please help out with the following? - badge on left hand side intake splitter plate: that should be an RAE Bedford crest, right? - white symbols under the windscreen: what do they represent? There are a couple different shapes... - badge on right hand side intake splitter plate: is it a stylized insignia of the Clemenceau aircraft carrier? - badges on the right side intake (behind the "J"): is the first one the badge of Flotille 14F? What could the second one (some sort of black "V"/ wings on light blue background) belong to? Cheers, Niki
  6. Hey Nils, as a below average modeller, I would wait for the BPK release and work with that. I'm sure a talented modeller can churn out a beauty from a vac-form kit, but besides the additional challenges such a kit presents over an injection molded one, I think that the BPK offers a much more pleasant looking Boeing nose profile, cockpit windows proportions, etc. than what is possible with the vac-formed fuselage halves in the Welsh box. Here are an inbox review and a build article of BPK's 732: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/bpk/kit_bpk_7201.shtml https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/builds/bpk/build_bpk_7201.shtml ...and an inbox peek of a Welsh kit, plus a build article of a Welsh 737BBJ: https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=397 http://www.airliner-civil-aircraft-modeller.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2021 Try and spot what would better work for you. Cheers, Niki
  7. Nice rendition of such an old kit! Eduard's windshield and seat were certainly a good idea and I like the surroundings also. Can you perhaps shed some light into these Indian special paint jobs? Any occasions or restrictions when they could be applied? Could theoretically every jet of every squadron receive some splash of colour or only one/ a couple from specific squadrons? Who could come up with the design proposal and who did authorise them? Cheers, Niki
  8. Hey Ranger, you should be able to start browsing the Flight Manual by following this link: https://web.archive.org/web/20111010135525/http://projects.airwolf.tv/resources/manual From there, other parts of the airwolf.tv site should be reachable also. Cheers, Niki
  9. I have also steered clear from getting an AMX because of the rubber tires in the Hobby Boss kit and because of the over engineering [for my taste] in the Kinetic kit... That is until last week when I checked my archive and found that the original dimensions of the tires* used by the AMX are pretty close to those of the late Blocks F-16s. Long story short: I got a good deal on an Hobby Boss AMX kit and decided to spend less than 5€ for an 1/48 Eduard Brassin 648007 F-16 Late Wheels. Real life comparison of the HB rubber and Eduard resin wheels shows an almost perfect match. So, if you don't mind the superior number of "holes" in the F-16 main wheel cap compared to the AMX's [12 vs. 8]... Cheers, Niki
  10. I don't have the sheet myself, but by the images shown on the manufacturer's page, you should find left, right and top views in the instructions: Cheers, Niki
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    Hi K., Admittedly, the Tornado in 32nd scale is a bit out of my area of interest. However, here are some starting points in your search: 1. Hannants: "Tornado; 1/32". 2. Aviationmegastore: "Tornado; 1:32". 3. Scalemates: "Tornado; 1:32". Clicking the links above will reveal a host of resin and bras items. Try to compare and see if they would be any improvement over the Flightpath set. Most likely other Britmodellers will share their thoughts on some of these eventually. On the decal front, while I don't see Xtradecal 32-006 available anywhere, Eurodecals offers through Fantasy Printshop one sheet worth of GR.4s in stock [EURO DECALS TELIC TONKAS ED-32100] plus another two on pre-order [EURO DECALS PANAVIA TORNADO GR.4/4A ED-32117 & EURO DECALS TORNADO GR.4 STENCILS ED-32118]. Have fun with your build, Niki
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