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  • Birthday 12/03/1951

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  1. @BoriszDuring Desert Storm none of the F-111's or EF-111's flew drop tanks. At least as far as the USAF went. I'll find my references for Desert Storm but thinking that the EF-111A's may not have flown pylons. Hope to get back with you soon. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  2. With what I have on the PA-48 Enforcer, you are correct on the interior color. It is FS 36231 except for the canopy frame which is zinc chromate green. This is from a fellows notes of the subject. I've had these in my directory since January 2017. Follow this link. Scroll through the photos https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195782/1983-piper-pa-48e-enforcer/ All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  3. @BoriszGreat work on the main wheel well. Makes it much more realistic. Great work and looking forward to your progress. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  4. Well that is one thing on my wish list is a 3d printer and a good CAD program. This will be a huge learning curve for me and well within the next 14 months or so for sure. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  5. Thanks for the link. I couldn't find it in my references. Thanks Again Ron VanDerwarker
  6. I don't have the dimensions only photos. If memory serves me at all the aft mount in the Hasegawa kit is close to the length and width of the forward pylon. The pylon is mount on the weapons bay gun enclosure behind panel number 2348 which is the gun exhaust vent door. This is my rendition in 1/48th scale for the forward pylon. Also as of late, Reskit has done the aft mount in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scale. Maybe they will do the same for the forward mount. Here is their aft kit. I am guessing the latest re-release is the same as their original A model kit. I have not compared kits to prove or disprove they are the same. Not much help I know but I used the Hasegawa mount in the forward position on a previous build. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  7. In te below photo, I took at Udorn RTAFB in September 1972. On the right inboard weapons pylon or station 8 as the tech order would call it. Has a set of AERO-3B rails and a TER with 2 M-36 CBU Incendiary munitions loaded also a MER of MK-82 on the center line. Poor photo quality my apologies. I don't ever remember loading AIM-9 missiles with TERS with munitions. I either loaded missiles on the rail and an ECM pod loaded on the station or nothing. What I do remember before I left Clark AFB in September 1973 was a new set of longer spacer donuts (as we weapons guys called them) 2 inches longer than those we used to install the rails on the pylon. This would ensure the space available for the missile launch without making contact with the munition. As far as me, this is unproven. Loaded rails with the new donuts but never loaded TERS with munitions. AS with what @LanceBwas saying, I took this from when I visited the USAF museum. It has the longer spacers and missiles with load. I went on to the B-52D and then on to the FB-111A. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  8. @rob LyttleThis was F-101A Firewall before the Special Ops wing took over. This was the shape it was put in when removed from the gate guard position. As with most others do not know where it went to. I would think the Museum of The Air Force but have not confirmed or denied those thoughts either. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  9. Coming along just fine. The kit decals should be okay. I do believe the decals are in a sealed bag. Al mine were. Didn't know if mail order was an option. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  10. You must have got the few kits that weren't well molded. I've had one and at that point decided to cut off the radome and cut open the avionics panels. Then added the shelves for the avionics boxes. This is where I am after some 25 years. Haven't touched it in that long. Next are what decals are available this past year. Caracal and Superscale. Superscale With what is available you can make an F-111E as the kits is and an F-111A but you would have to use the F-111A intakes that are provided in the kit. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  11. @K0alaGood start, and needs lots of help with detail. But to what you have is high lighting the molded details. Do you at this point have decided what wing, squadron your going to do. Just a hint an FB-111A/F-111G or F-111C is out of the question. This kit is supplied with a short wing. Plenty of other options out there. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  12. Well this isn't a F-105D but if you have a desire to do the complete F-105 series here is one taken at Udorn RTAFB in the fall of 1972. The image got wet during one of our heavy rains just after we bought a house. So this is a F-105G 561st TFS WW out of Korat RTAFB. I don't remember why it was in but guessing its target was clouded in. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  13. I spent 3 years on the Carswell AFB flightline with the B-52D. I would pass by them going to work and to go to our trailer maintenance facility just down the taxiway and around the corner from the fire department and control tower. I plan on stopping by the base when I visit our daughter and husband. Haven't been on the base since they went Joint with the Navy. Click the below link for your F-105 pleasure. Most of these pictures are from the Cannon AFB transient ramp, also Nellis AFB, Hill AFB, Tinker AFB, and the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/37128708@N00/albums/72177720301989720/ All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  14. I was part of the 7th Bomb Wing and our admin section was just around the corner on the taxiway from the F-105's. I would drive past them every morning. Took these when one pasted through Cannon AFB transient ramp in the 80's. I scratch built the mod after the Monogram D came out. No longer have the kit, was victim to a ceiling collapse many years ago. I also have a few of the Monogram T-stick D's and a bunch of F/G kits in the stash. One of these days I'll spent the money for the Reskit parts. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  15. Welcome @SgtMac7to the forum from another displaced service member. Originally from Glens Falls NY but was stationed at Cannon AFB Clovis NM and retired here. Can't beat the weather most of the time. Great looking Sopwith Camel. I have in the stash a set of the (Original?)Revell issue from many years back and a bunch of re-releases of said kits. Also build the B-52D in the late 60's, was still hanging from the ceiling before my enlistment in 1971. Long since gone. I do mainly aviation but all the other genre's also. All kinds of information for the asking. Looking forward to your builds. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
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