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Everything posted by mungo1974

  1. Lovely Build... I too have fond memories of these beasts in the skies over East Anglia. Including a low level sneek attack by a pair of Hawgs whilst driving my car down a quiet lane in the Suffolk countryside in the Summer of '92 scaring the poop out of me as i never heard or saw him coming...only to then look in my rearview mirror to see his wingman rolling in on me for a mock gun run too. Was a sad day as a spotter to watch the final 2 jets fly out to their new home @ Spangdahlem only afew short months later as the 81st Fighter Wing deactivated.
  2. I only knew him for a short time having been introduced to him by Neil aka Mr Paragon on these forums. I believe they had been friends for many years. Seemed a very nice chap, taken far too soon sadly
  3. Always makes me kinda sad to see Johnny Fartpants again. For those not aware the pilot of this perticular Gulf war Jag was flown by Flt Lt Stephen Shutt Steve was briefly a member of this Britmodeller community under the forum name jagmate until he lost his life in a light aircraft crash in 2008 along with his passenger. May they both Rest in Peace. On a more cheery note Excellent work on the kit Dave.
  4. Given the current/recent co-operation between Academy and Italeri and the fact Italeri now have the moulds for the oldish 90's vintage AMT P-40 Family...I'm guessing the 'new' P-40N will be the AMT kit in a shiney new box......not bad kits if alittle soft on detail in places.
  5. Asked a buddy of mine who was a F-4E WSO with the 480th TFS. At the time (1982/83) the 480th Warhawks were the only Sqn at Spangdahlem tasked with Victor Alert. The 81st were fully equipped with F-4G's for Wild Weasel SEAD missions, and the 23rd specialised in things like the GBU-15. Later all 3 Sqn's flew a mix of F-4E/G in Hunter/Killer teams till the Echo's were replaced with F-16's in 1987. Anyway the Victor Alert load out was. B61 on centerline ALQ-131 pod ALE-40 Chaff/Flares Full 20mm gun Two wing tanks No A2A missiles carried.
  6. Most likely in the minority but i think the weathering looks bloody awful. Never ever seen a period image of a Mustang looking that rough and I have 1000's saved. Each to their own as long as the builder is happy with it,thats all that matters..
  7. The pod parts shown on the F-4G sprue are for the chin and tail fin on the Wild Weasel. The decals depict a small mouth Blk30 jet the first Blk50 arrived in late 1991. From 1987-1992 the F-4G/F-16C would work in hunter killer teams typically the Viper carrying AGM-45 Shrike,AGM-65 Mavericks, dumb bombs or CBU-87/89
  8. Very nice build, I do wish kit manufacturers would stop telling builders of their F-15 kits to paint the area under the speed brake white. Its just wrong they have never been like that and alway grey rather than white. Rant over... again very nice work Lord Riot
  9. Nice job, KC-10's used to look good in the Shamu scheme
  10. According to Chris Flack,Spencer's son on one of the many Facebook Group i'm in... Airfix have expressed a interest to the complete trio of Spencer's colourful fleet presumably if this one sells ok....So we could see G-FURY and G-HUNT in 1/48 using the already available Sea Fury and Hunter kits in the not too distant future.
  11. Interesting can we have G-FURY & G-HUNT too please Airfix...yes i know there's aftermarket decals outthere...
  12. Dunno if anythings been said as to why...gonna come down to ££ at the end of the day always does...sadly
  13. So this got posted by Nick Grey on Facebook this morning. 2020 keeps on giving... Hopefully they'll find a new venue.
  14. Looks good but i really hope we get metal/brass undercarriage legs as those plastic ones don't look the strongest.
  15. Different jet, the jet who squeaked an emergency for the damaged canopy was a 494th F-15E My thoughts are with the folks at Lakenheath following the announcement of the pilot now being found sadly deceased.
  16. Very nice Twin Huey Shame KH never bothered putting the correct wide cord UH-1N main rotor blades in the kit
  17. Hope they put alittle more effort into the surface detail on this one unlike the recent 1/48 Hind
  18. So many schemes and variants...Hopefully Zvezda will deliver with other versions too, Hungarian low viz would be nice as the current available sheets weren't great. Macedonian splinter scheme will I hope make the trip from 1/72 to 1/48 Peru in the overall grey scheme with low viz sharkmouths And would also like to see decals for the Mil demo Hinds in the digital scheme..love 'em or hate 'em And finally although not needed for this boxing..hopefully we'll see a Mi-35 down the line so maybe the new Serbian helo's
  19. I need to find me one of those Aoshima C-2's at some point
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