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Air Hockey Propellers

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  1. Air Hockey Propellers

    Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer D - 1:72 Trumpeter

    One sure way from telling an M from an MR is the lerx pylon that goes all the way to the top of the wing on the MR version (there must sure be a technical name for that). So is it me or are the right parts are missing in this kit. Talking about parts B4 and B17...
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    Best A-6 intruder kit 1/72

    Despite what many have said in this forum topic, I'd say that the Fujimi kit is the best in 1/72 because: 1) it represents the intake and exhaust parts so you can see the intake blades. You instil the blades for the exhaust but as in the real thing, you won't be able to see them after the kit's finished. 2) The canopy frames are not those ultra-thick-in-real-life types that Italeri is famous for. 3) it comes with slats which are harder to replicate than flaps if you want to take it to that level 4) It comes with two detailed MERS and 12 Mk. 82s 5) Very subtle recessed panel lines 6) Pilot figures with separately molded arms, and heads with oxygen masks with tubes. 7) Good cockpit detail, as in surface differences (how was it you called those?) on the instrument panel 8) Crisp landing gear 9) Decent Fujimi quality decals Cons... Some say it's not accurate but the finished model looks absolutely fantastic. No flaps down option but they are hardly ever parked that way. No folding wings No stairs for dioramas but then again... And finally, the absolute worst thing about this kit (drum roll) IT'S DISCONTINUED. We should make an "owner of great but discontinued models club". I've never done a nose job on a plane and I wouldn't recommend one either. And sometime this year, I'll buy Hasegawa's offering to see for myself just how bad it is. It's the only thing that's available until the 1/72 Trumpeter offering shows up for good.
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    Best Kits For Vietnam Era Aircraft

    Hello Jonathan, ...eight years ago... well, do you have any pics of these experimental camouflage? I once saw one, just one, Skyhawk with and olive drab upper side like that used on the Huey.
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    Best A-6 intruder kit 1/72

    http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2804557302 It's a Chinese website. Careful you catch a virus.
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    Best A-6 intruder kit 1/72

    Hello there, has anybody built the Trumpeter one yet? Any information on how you can buy it... internationally?
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    Weapons Loadout Question - Vietnam Era A-6

    Thank you very much for the reference photos. I did also notice shortly after my first post here that my Fujimi a-7D kit has Mk. 82 Snakeyes to be attached in MERs. Comparing the snakeyes from both kits, Hasegawa's are too long. No wonder, they'll never fit. This makes in the second non-technical limitation error from Hasegawa's (the first calling the Strike Eagle in Euro One camo F-15E instead of YF-15E.
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    Weapons Loadout Question - Vietnam Era A-6

    On the topic of weapons' load on the A-6... and similar aircraft: Is it possible to put Mk. 82 snakeyes one in front of another on a MER? In other words, can I pack a MER with six of 'em? My 1/72 scale hasegawa weapon's pack says no for what, half a millimeter? But I beg to differ. (half a millimeter is around 3cm in real life in that scale and I've already pushed the rear bomb all the way back and the front bomb all the way ahead.
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    Iconic Planes of Vietnam War - need some ideas...

    Could you please elaborate a little more on this?
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    OV-10A Bronco - 1:72

    I'd like to give 'em a call, see if they can rebox those great fujimi kits that are sadly discontinued (I'm thinking the A-4, A-6, A-7, H-3, H-46, and why not, the A-1, too!)
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    OV-10A Bronco - 1:72

    Hmm, why would Revell box an Academy kit?
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    Iconic Planes of Vietnam War - need some ideas...

    I totally agree with you. I will use the word more carefully. There can't be too many "iconics" at the same time!
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    Iconic Planes of Vietnam War - need some ideas...

    We're getting closer... I read a book a few months ago by an H-34 Marine pilot. He describes these helicopters as burning very very fast, in a matter of seconds, because of their (magnesium?) allow fuselage. At the end of the book, he includes his blogspot which he maintains online. The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot by Captain Bill Collier. http://dawgdriverforever.blogspot.com/ This is perhaps an Iconic helicopter overshadowed by the Huey.
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    Iconic Planes of Vietnam War - need some ideas...

    Would you know how many Marine Choctaws were used in the Vietnam war? I am beginning to understand that that was a very popular helicopter before the Huey but I can't seem to find information on its use by the Marines.
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    Need some help with FS34098 and FS36173

    Hi there, I have an FS 36173 and I don't know what model I bought it for. What are you using these colors for anyway? Mine is Mr Color 13 neutral grey.
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    Best Kits For Vietnam Era Aircraft

    Again, very insightful. Thank you very much. To be clear, the TOW Cobras, whether S models or T models, appeared in the late 70s, way after Vietnam. So during Vietnam there was essentially the G and J Cobra. Oive drab and field green. US Army and Marines respectively. To my knowledge, although some of these helicopters might have been used by a specific branch to a very small extent, this is how it mostly worked out (according to my casual research). Main ones in bold. US Army helicopters: Cobra, Huey, Chinook, Kiowa, Cayuse, Tarhe. US Army helicopters LIMITED SERVICE IN EARLY SECOND INDOCHINA WAR: Chicksaw, Shawnee, Choctaw, Mojave, Raven, Retriever, Sioux. USAF helicopters: Jolly Green Giant, Pave Low, Huskie, Iroquois. USAF helicopters LIMITED SERVICE IN EARLY SECOND INDOCHINA WAR: Chicksaw, Shawnee, Sioux. NAVY helicopters: Sea King, Sea Sprite, Sea Stallion, Huskie, Iroquois? Sea Knight? Cayuse? NAVY helicopters LIMITED SERVICE IN EARLY SECOND INDOCHINA WAR: Chicksaw, Choctaw, Raven, Retriever, Sioux? Marines Helicopters: Sea Knight, Sea Stallion, Iroquois?, Huskie?. Marines Helicopters LIMITED SERVICE IN EARLY SECOND INDOCHINA WAR: Chicksaw, Choctaw, Mojave Once the war got well under way, the camo schemes were mostly as follows: US Army helicopters were mostly olive drab. USAF helicopter were mostly SEA camo though sometimes simplified with one less tone of green and/or wrap around. Navy helicopters were... no clue. Marine helicopters were wrap around field green. Please feel free to make any corrections, comments, whatever.
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