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  1. Only the reboxed Italeri kit.
  2. Really nice build of "The white beauty" Just a question: Did the instruction mention to install the main landing gear the way you did? (reverse way)
  3. I fixed the links, hope they worked now.
  4. Where did you get the information about post WWII aircraft corrosion protection? If you use it in the way you describe you have to apply a high build film thickness to reach anti corrosion protection. Good for bridges and train stations, but not for aircraft. Here is less paint thickness very important. They use Wash or Epoxy Primers for exterior finish. Here is a example for German F-4F Bottom: 1 coat of yellow Epoxy Primer, followed by two coats of RAL 9006 Enamel paints Top: 1 coat of yellow Epoxy Primer followed by two coats of RAL 6014 E
  5. F-40 is wrong, the Fougas are painted in RAL 7001 on bottom surface. The Luftwaffe use different colors for different aircraft. Example, RAL 9006: DO-28 Transall F-4F and RF-4E (T)F-104 OV-10A The reason why RAL 9006 here looks sometimes like grey is simple: It´s a flat color with less reflective metallic appaerance compared to high gloss coatings. Exception is in sunny weather conditions and direct sunlight. Example RAL 7001: T-33 Fiat G 91 Alpha Jet DO 27 (R)F-84F F-86K & MK 6 Tornado
  6. Nice work, Marco! About the Tiptanks in old camouflage check this picture.
  7. Thank you for the picture of the decals, @bar side. The print quality looks really good for the age of the kit.
  8. Really nice! Looks like Academy use the old ESCI tooling from the mid 80´s including the same U.S. markings. Also re-released by Italeri sometimes.
  9. My definition of "zap" is a paintjob from other squadron members during competitions like TAM, NTM and similar. Or, as you say, by a rival unit (AG 51). Often can be seen back in the 80´s. The badge of AG 52 normaly didnt have the Bavarian flag painted on, because AG 52 was based near the Danish border in northern Germany (Leck) My guess is it was applied during a competion. Maybe by members of JaboG 32 or JaboG34 (both had their homebases in Bavaria back in the days, both units are sadly history. I have other similar "zap" pictures on my PC: The AG 52 panther is
  10. Really nice build! An interesting detail is the "bavarian" zapped AG 52 badge. About the airlerons, check out this picture
  11. About the raised panellines of the intakes: Those parts are from the old series of Hasegawa F-4 Phantoms with raised panellines and can be found on sprue D. You should use the intake parts from sprue J, the same sprue you can find the fuselage parts. See here, page 7 at the kit instruction (parts marked in blue not for use).
  12. Wing Sweep Failure (simulated) approach Single Engine approach (simulated, left engine in idle position)
  13. I have an original T.O. of F-4F (paint requirements). The first part of the intake inside (30 inch) should be painted in fuselage camouflage color. The rest of the intake should be painted in white color. I think on U.S. F-4 they have done it the same way.
  14. Maybe an interesting Luftwaffe Alpha Jet video (if you understand German) about low flying and what is possible (or not): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Ynlg8bc_4
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