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  1. madcat911

    AFV Club 1/35 MIM-23 I-Hawk

    Thabks for the kind words everyone! Doubt I’ll get the loader though. If they release the Hi-Power radar, I’ll definitely build that. Mark
  2. The Raytheon MIM-23 I-Hawk is a medium range, radar-guided surface-to-air missile system developed in the United States. It is used by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's 163 Squadron as part of the island-nation's multi-layered air defence network. In service with the RSAF since the 1980s, the system is slated to be replaced by the Eurosam SAMP/T aka Aster missile system in the near future. This model was built from the AFV Club I-Hawk kit and slightly modified to represent a unit used by the RSAF. It was painted with Mr Color lacquers and weathered with enamels and pigments from AK Interactive. Mark
  3. I believe the correct term for a carrier landing which fails to catch the wires is “bolter”. Mark
  4. madcat911

    1/48 Revell F-15E 48FW

    That’s looking good so far. Regarding the bombs, what you have are Paveway Is which are an older series of laser guided bombs. If you’re striving for accuracy, you’ll need to get Paveway IIs and these can be found in Hasegawa’s weapon set D. Bear in mind that the USAF doesn’t use the 1000lb GBU-16. In any case this is going to be a cracking build when done. Keep it up! Mark
  5. More specifically the F-4EJ Kai. Mark
  6. Ooh. That SA-11 BUK looks interesting. Mark
  7. madcat911

    Tamiya F-15E Eagle 1/32

    For the seats: https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Verlinden-1-32-ACES-II-Ejection-Seats-F-15-F-16-F-22-F-117-2-seats-930-/170678050914 I’ve built one of these before and can confirm no nose weight is needed. Mark
  8. New sprue shots. This time the upper fuselage. Mark
  9. madcat911

    1/48 A-6 Intruder Kinetic or Hobbyboss

    Hobbyboss wins this round. Great detail OOB and excellent fit all around. Mark
  10. The text in the bottom left of the box art says “USS Independence 1995”. Mark
  11. Looks like we'll be getting a Pucara from Kinetic soon. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Kineticmodel/posts/921764501323995 Mark
  12. Applied straight to bare plastic. Mark
  13. Thanks for the OOB review. I'm in the process of building this kit and I can attest that the fitting of the parts are excellent for the most part. However, I found difficulty attaching the road wheels to the suspension arms because the polycaps were too small for their axles. Trying to force them in with brute force was not an option as the arms are rather skinny and would warp under pressure. In the end I chopped about 3/4 off each arm and attached the wheels directly to them with cement. Also, the tracks with their 6 sprue attachment points in dished areas, are a bit of a pain to clean up. I also bought and applied Meng's zimmerit decal sheet. It goes on really well with Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer. For stubborn spots, a touch of Tamiya Extra Thin cement worked really well to make the zimmerit adhere to the plastic surface. Mark
  14. Looks like the kits will be on their way to those who pre-ordered real soon. Mark
  15. Looks like the next boxing will come with crew. Mark