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    F-101A Voodoo

    Looking forward to seeing this one take on its 81st tfw id. Would love to have seen these at Bentwaters. I only remember the A-10s
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Got some decals for an Alconbury RF-4C a while back and then got an eBay italeri RF-4C and now I am trying to work out when the later paint schemes where in operation The dcals cover the wrap around SEA camo scheme And the Euro One scheme it seems from photo dates that both schemes existed in the mid 80s. Did the Euro One scheme gradually replace the SEA scheme? And by the end of their time in 87 were they all Euro One? The grey / green scheme always makes me think more of Spangdahlem than Alconbury.
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Right, got decals to do 68-578 and have a photo of her in SEA camo and the angular nose. But not with AR tail code. How could I check if she was an Alconbury bird?
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Cheers @Creepy Pete just need to check serial numbers then. The Xradecal set includes 68-564 in wrap around camo but smoothed nose, while the photo above is 68-570 with the angular nose. So if I can sort the numbers from the stash of left over decals could be sorted
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Looks like 68-570 had wrap around camo but still had the un- smoothed nose
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Cheers @Corsairfoxfouruncle Think I have a spare towel rail version somewhere but good to see a close up of the later version. Thanks for looking for nose photos @ReccePhreak - found this one on what looks like a Japanese site. May try translate later Looks generally more ‘smoothed’ over but hopefully no extra windows on other changes. Do fancy building a later SEA wrap around version so would need to update the nose. Although could be worth checking for any that didn’t have the update & were still flying with the old nose
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Going to have to look in to this nose refairing- looks like the profile changed on later aircraft. I assume the ARN-101 is the spine ‘lump’ @ReccePhreak?
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    Alconbury RF-4C paint schemes

    Some nice pics here by the way https://hiveminer.com/Tags/alconbury%2Cphantom
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    Building a HAS

    My aircraft WIP started off with a couple of 1/48 RAF Phantoms I was building, but somewhere along the way I started putting together a background to photograph them with. This turned in to a hair-brained scheme to build a Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS). I live near Wattisham and have taken some photos while passing of the site, and using google maps I got started on some plans. A full size hanger in 1/48 would just be too big, so a single aircraft HAS seemed do-able. So this is what I was aiming for: Most of the build so far is on my other thread, so I won't repeat it all here. Suffice to say it got rolling with a bit of rolled up cardboard: The main structure is about 76cm x 45cm. But then add the apron in front, doors, vent at the back, annex, etc, etc. Its got pretty big.
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    Building a HAS

    Started looking at the RF-4C today. Bit of a change from the Tonka - 18 parts & it looks like a toom. 280 parts on the Tonka. Just sayin’ Sitting with the Lakenheath F-4C. The Italeri kit has raised panel lines, compared to the nicely scribed lines on the ERTL version. Plus the cockpit looks a bit narrow, could do with some replacement seats. Is it worth rescribing it badly, or build it as it comes?
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    OOB RF-4B 1/48 Hasegawa

    Very nice indeed. Just peeking in the box at my RF-4C kit & thinking about starting it
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    Building a HAS

    Maybe get some ideas from these shots
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    Building a HAS

    So the F3 has FOD covers and 2 rbf tags. Could do more but starting to look the part So needs posing in the HAS properly but ther than that it’s kind of done. So looking for something to take up my time. I should get back to the F27 scratch build. I should..... Or another Toom? Alconbury RF-4C - got the Alconbury decals with the last F-4 build Euro One scheme anybody? Or or UK based F-16? Didn’t know such a thing existed until checking a while back. And a visit to Bentwaters confirmed things - few nice models there Have an Academy kit & decals waiting too....
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    Building a HAS

    First nelly done the No Step decals - just noticed I missed 2 Gave it a quick clear coat & the white walkway marking seems to have faded away a bit. Misses & pylons on Need to do FOD covers & rbf tags at some point
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    Tornado F.3

    The F3 got its load out today - 4 Skyflash, 2 Sidewinders (outer pylons only) and the Hindenburgs (tacked on & keeping them detachable)
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    Tornado F.3

    I had been looking at getting a 1/48 Tornado F.3 kit when Revell released theirs. Not usually one to go for new kits I thought I would give it a go. Some Amazon birthday vouchers got me on my way and today I would call her nearly done. No weapon load out yet, and about 300 No Step decals still left, but the sunshine was too good to resist. And the aircraft herself. Many thanks to @MADMUSKY for the 23 Sqn eagles to change her from the Revell special tail to regular EZ Thanks for looking
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    Building a HAS

    Working on the load out for the F3. Thinking that the 4 sky flash will go underneath. The Hindenburgs will sit alongside in the HAS, maybe getting occasional fitting with blutac (if that will hold the weight!) and the outer two sidewinders will be fitted. The inner two will stay off, mainly as the foul the flaps at full down! Put the no step decals on the tank, just need to put them on the jet now
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    everything has shifted to the right

    No gone again
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    everything has shifted to the right

    Back to normal now?
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    everything has shifted to the right

    No not just you. Same here
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    Ground Power Units

    I have a couple of gpu kits for usaf and raf in 1/48, and I know that there are some nice looking kits out there. However, I was wondering if anyone has come across any 3D printing CAD designs for one? Could get access to a 3D printer so thought it might be a god subject t try it with.
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    Tornado F.3

    Thanks for the kind comments guys. Have to say this was an enjoyable build. Nice parts fit & very little filler. But given the number of parts it has taken a while.
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    Tornado F.3

    @Unfinished project it was a lot nicer to build than my last Tonka - an ESCI GR1. My stash isn’t too bad at the moment, but I have been putting off a scratch build project that will keep me busy for a while
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    Tornado F.3

    I got the kit a few months back & picked it up a load of times before getting up courage to dive in. Something about the 280 part was intimidating. Built up easier than I expected though
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    Building a HAS

    Calling the main build of the F3 about there. Loads of no step decals et al, weapon load and FOD covers / rbf tags still needed, but enough progress made to break out the HAS in the back garden So I posted a rfi with some more pics
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