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Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

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  1. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    Thought about the Tamiya, yes , but the trouble is the intake; can't just graft any old small mouth intake onto any old Viper kit. Also little extras like the number of chaff dispensers, etc.... So I took the Revell/Germany, and really reworked the inside of the poorly designed intake to make it look okay. Got a Hasegawa C tail, added the AIM-120 rails from the Hasegawa weapons sets, TER-9A under the starboard wing from an old Hasegawa F-16, added a MFD to the cockpit panel, and basically good to go.
  2. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    Yep, the canopy swap was known. The unique features here are the replaced canopy, the repainted darker area on the fuselage, the mismatched and touched up wing tank halves and the bizarre light panel on the starboard wing. Can't wait to start painting; still working on the structural build. Not easy to do a Block 25 C model in 1/72.
  3. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    No, supposedly it's two tank halves put together, the front half from the earlier 36375 years and the rear half from the later 36270. Then crudely sprayed 36270 touchup around the fill areas. Makes a neat effect!
  4. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    Okay, except that's a pretty serious repainting mistake....
  5. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    Yes, that occurred to me as well, agreed! So the question remains, if it seems logical that the underside of said panel might be Gunship Gray, as the only reason I can think of for a 36375 panel would be an F-16's undersides before going to two-tone gray.
  6. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C Repair Panel Question

    I'm trying to build the beautiful worn bird in the photo below for my Vermont ANG collection. Notice on the right wing, outer panel, trailing edge. It's a replaced panel which is said to be painted in 36375. As this is the color the underside of F-16's used to be painted in, what are the chances this is a panel from a left wing turned over, and the underside of this panel is the darker 36118 Gunship Gray?
  7. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    Jolly Rogers history in 1/72 (31 planes)

    Thanks Trev! 1st place went to a quintet of nicely mounted/displayed Albatross D fighters.
  8. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    Jolly Rogers history in 1/72 (31 planes)

    Very kind, thank you!
  9. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C-25 PTIDS pylon question (with GBU-31)

    Okay, so in 2004 this bird is probably carrying a PIDS on the other side with the pair of GBU-12's?
  10. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C-25 PTIDS pylon question (with GBU-31)

    Decals are Wolfpak 1/72. Do you mean reading something about the GBU-31 and PTIDS? Or only carrying one? Or which?
  11. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    F-16C-25 PTIDS pylon question (with GBU-31)

    Working on this beautiful worn-out bird for my Vermont ANG collection (7 strong so far). Supposedly had only one of the two central wing pylons (sta 3 or 7) as a PIDS unit, the other plain/standard. It was suggested the GBU-31 would've been fitted to the PIDS, but is that a given? Does the GBU-31 HAVE to be on PIDS? Can't tell for sure, but it *looks* like a standard pylon on the -31 (sta 3), or am I wrong?? Photo is dated August 2004 if it makes a difference.
  12. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    Jolly Rogers history in 1/72 (31 planes)

    Kindest, sincerest thanks for all the gracious comments! Here are a few more shots, broken down by squadron designation. Here is VF-17 only: Here is VF-5B: And VF-61, the end of the original lineage and my favorite lineup: Then hijacking VF-84: And finally the hijacking of VF-103, then VFA-103:
  13. This is a sneak preview of a series of online articles I'll be doing at another site, my Jolly Rogers history collection. I built most of these between the years 2000 and 2008, just completed a second Super Hornet to represent this decade (2010's). As some of these planes don't exist in kit form (i.e. F9F-6 and F9F-7, F8U-2/F-8C) there was a LOT of scratchbuilding modification going on. Add to that the fact that many of these markings did not exist in decal form during the period it was built, and the markings challenge was ALWAYS an issue. I mentioned a decade-relation with the Super Hornet, meaning I wanted one good scheme for the 2000's and for the 2010's, to be repeated in the 2020's. I did the same for the Tomcats. One good F-14A scheme for the 1970's, one for the 1980's and again for the 90's. Same with VF-103's F-14B's, one from the 1990's and again for the 2000's. Additionally I wanted to represent each F6F Hellcat type flown during the war (F6F-3, F6F-5, F6F-5P); I only lack the F6F-5N, as I've never found any decent photos of a VF-17 radar Hellcat although they did have them assigned. Some other types are repeated; for instance, the F6F-5P, F4U-4 and apparently the F8F-1 were flown in different markings under both VF-17 and VF-5B. During the build I amassed a good volume of unpublished photos especially from the 1950's during the VF-61 years. The collection took 2nd place in the Collections category at IPMS Nationals in 2010. Hope you enjoy!
  14. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    A-7E seat in 1/72

    I've got the Aires 1/72 A-7E 'pit, but I have never liked adding the PE belts etc. I'd like to find a replacement seat for the given replacement seat, ironically, meaning one with molded belt detail. I was looking at the Quickboost AV-8B seat, am wondering if it might be considered "close enough" in 1/72, and if its size compares to the Aires? The Pavla seats are significantly undersized. And yes, I do mean a late seat for Operation Desert Storm, NOT an ESCAPAC.
  15. Andrew D Jolly Rogers guy

    Su-24MK Fencer IRAQ - Trumpeter 1/48

    Oh, I like it!!
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