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  1. Hello Bob, the etch fret for the CH-47 is 49mm wide and 12mm high. Hope this helps?
  2. Cheers Mark and CT, I’ve looked for the Eagle Strike decals over the weekend, no joy. Even the two bobs ones are out of stock at that Hannants place. I can get them direct but I’ll have to keep looking for C decals.
  3. Hi all. A question for the Eagle guys on here. I’d like to model my Tamiya 1/32 F-15’s in markings of the Lakenheath based squadrons. That’s all well and good but I can’t seem to find any decal options to allow this, can anyone help me with advice on achieving this? I’ve asked Daco to reprint the 1/32 decal sheet but I can’t see this happening this side of my lifetime, so it’s down to you eagle experts to advise me. Thanks in advance.
  4. Yes, earlier Jet Boxes had a flatter profile at the window centre seem, however Bell, AgustaBell and third party manufacturers like Aeronautical Accessories, all started putting a bulge in the screens. You can also get clear, blue tint and a smoke tinted screens. When I worked on the Jet Box, getting the right part number screen was a nightmare, hence why we tended to change in pairs.
  5. Depends what Sqdn you’re doing? 771 and 772 had SAR blades fitted to their Mk 5 and Mk4 respectively. The Pingers of 706, 810, 814, 820, 824 and 826 all had standard green upper and black lower metal blades, changing to composite blades in the late 80’s to 90’s. The Junglies had standard colour blades fitted to 707, 845 and 846 Mk4 Sea Kings. No use being ‘tactical’ with a gurt big yellow blade wizzing round
  6. I’d concur with the reflection of the airframe colour. The SAR blade was fitted to any of the five hub attachments, the key for blade fold used to be a white PCR (Pitch Change Rod) that aligned with the black or white vertical stripe on the starboard side gearbox fairing.. Also, the blade with no Hyd pipes on the hub was the number one blade that went over the spine for folding. I loved working on the Sea King but I now work on the S92 SAR aircraft, far better a helicopter than the King but you’ll always have a soft spot for the aircraft you used to work on.
  7. Hi, I’ve tried contacting you via your webpage with no luck. Can I ask if you plan another run of these decals? Cheers the Woo
  8. Phil Flory has a novel way of displaying his large scale and large 72nd models he builds of his website, he hangs them on his wall via their tails. This may sound odd but I do admit he’s right in saying they are like pieces of art hanging on the wall. I build helicopters with their rotors folded where permissible and Naval jets with their wings etc folded.
  9. I use the 48ers site to find the best available aftermarket for a specific aircraft I’m going to build.
  10. I’d agree with Parabat, neither is a good option, in fact the Academy kit of the Tomcat is the only kit I’ve binned halfway though building, literally threw it away. Parabat is right, look for the Hobbyboss offerings, maybe even a Hasegawa one, or save and get either the Tamiya or AMK version. It’s only my opinion but the Tamiya Tomcat is the best by a long way. Just found this on eBay, not mine by the way...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193484338773
  11. Wafu

    What is it?

    I’d say Firefly because of the radome on the wing.
  12. So, the time has come for me to make the obligatory FAA dio with an 892 F4 being launched from the aft cat on the Ark in 1/48th. Can I ask if anyone has or knows where I can get a good deck plan of that area? Coastal Kits bases only do part of the deck by 4 spot, I’d like to do my rendition of the Phantom on the cat with water cooled blast deflectors deployed etc. Would any one be able to point me in the direction of the reference material? Cheers in advance. The Woo.
  13. Thanks for the kind words and comments. Stay safe, stay indoors (build models)
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