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  1. Like these? Mike http://airpigz.com/blog/2011/1/19/navy-skins-retro-paint-for-2011-centennial-of-naval-aviation.html https://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2011/01/modern-planes-in-vintage-paint-celebrate-the-centennial-of-naval-aviation.html https://www.reddit.com/r/WarplanePorn/comments/5rn0pt/wearing_the_throwback_tactical_paint_schemes_of/ http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2010/12/centennial-of-us-naval-aviation-2011.html https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Navy/McDonnell-Douglas-F-A-18C-Hornet/1974108/L?qsp=e
  2. Obscureco also has a detail set for the CF-100 that looks to have the same bits! I got a set a long tine ago,and it's very nice. Wonder if they are related? Mike http://www.obscureco.com/product_pages/OBS72009/OBS72009.html
  3. Definitely! My all-time favorite Viking is any from VS-33, Screwbirds! See the link. (Now if the new Airfix would only consider doing one...) Mike http://www.amarcexperience.com/ui/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=133&catid=8&Itemid=159
  4. Wow- those bare metal Hun photos are awesome! So much prettier than the camouflaged example! Thanks for sharing these! Mike
  5. @Magpie22 Yes, sad to be sure, but no different from the same scene in the UK Canada, and the USA. Those Spits are all probably Holdens, now! Mike PS- thanks for sharing the photos.
  6. First off- yes, the LH external tank is black- the underside of the RH wing also should be, as this was frequently done as a recognition device for friendly AA gunners; the subject of your build might have had a black external tank from a 110 that was in that scheme fitted. Secondly, all of the 110's in that famous photo had one tire flattened to prevent them from being flown after surrender. Without a doubt, the very best Frog Bf-110G build out there! I started one many, many years ago and got as far as the new oil coolers and extended spinners, like you did, but gave up while trying to corre
  7. Dave- all three look exceptional, but love the Mil killer the best! As the others have stated, your paintwork and weathering is very subdued and very authentic for an F-14- not a fan of every blinkin' panel and panel line being highlighted and/or faded! You got the burner nozzles correct for engine shutdown, as well. 4.0 job, as the squids like to say! (My favorite to do someday is the famous 'Miss Molly.' but anything in a VF-111 Sundowners scheme is lovely!) Mike
  8. Wow! That's a beauty! It's getting to be a regular Beaufort bonanza around here! Well done! (I'm still waiting for mine to arrive via post...maybe @tonyot could do a reverse lend-lease? ) Mike
  9. That P-8 is the bee's knees! A lot of work, as documented in your WIP, but the end result more than makes up for it! Sure doesn't look like an airliner any more, that's for sure. As has been stated, all that work will surely result in a new injected kit any day now! Now you need a Neptune, Tracker, and Argus to go with it! (I would include a Viking, but we were the only ones who flew them- sorry!) Mike
  10. @Magpie22 That photo of the Mk Vc's with the cowling panels and props removed is very interesting. Looks like a postwar aircraft dump, as there appear to be a whole line of Spits in the same condition and the grass has grown up around the aircraft. Any details as to the location and date of the photo? Just curious! Mike
  11. I don't think that's a bomb- it looks like a 325 pound AN 17 Mk 41 depth charge- you can see the hydrostatic fuze plug on the side of the body. I have no earthly idea what the wires are for- maybe the store didn't drop cleanly from the pylon and the wire assembly kept it from damaging the wing? Perhaps @Selwyn or @Tailspin Turtle might know? That's a weird one, as I don't think I have ever seen a photo of a USAAF fighter carrying depth charges before. Mike
  12. Hoo, boy! An Arma Hobby kit and FAA colors and markings- I'm in! Let the festivities commence! (Saving a seat at the bar for @Corsairfoxfouruncle) Mike
  13. Looks like I have created a duplicate post in the forum listed above. it is the one on F-86F Sabres of the 8th FBG. Can you tel me how to delete the redundant post or can you remove it, please? Thanks! (When I attempted the initial post, I got a message that there was a problem and to try again later, which I did.) Mike
  14. Oboy! Talk about a nice 4-ship! Heavily biased, to be sure, regarding 8th FBG Sabres, but wanted to share this one with fellow Sabre lovers! (You really missed an opportunity, Airfix- I'm just sayin'! IIRC, and stand being corrected by @Sabrejet, the inner store/tank pylons stayed with the airplane, unlike the outer tank pylons. Mike https://www.facebook.com/590671204374598/photos/a.2515714318536934/2237585239683178/?type=3&theater Great website dedicated the the 36th FS. Enjoy! https://www.thefiendcentennial.com/
  15. Speechless! Are you sure you're not related in any way to a certain 'Modeling Monk' who was a regular on this site and is sorely missed? Can't wait to see how you manage the white outlined serial! Mike
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