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  1. Im also in with this kit. Have some decals via the excellent Afterburner Lakenheath Varksand various bits Ive picked up. This will also be modeled in flight as per the raid (just need 2 more erstwhile 1/48 USAFE 1980s crew figures - there must be hundreds sat unused on sprues in spares boxes!). Photobox is down so will add my own pics later. http://theaviationgeekclub.com/operation-el-dorado-canyon-the-long-range-f-111-strike-mission-that-destroyed-gaddafi-terrorist-training-camps-u
  2. Hello again, Here is the second model I have completed this year after another Eagle. Started this one thinking it would be a fast build to get into painting quick, and just finished it after 6 months of not a lot of free time. Very decent kit, the main issues being the simplistic exhausts and the overly thick closed canopy. Still an enjoyable build with not a lot to fix, and trying to spruce up that gunship gray was also a fun painting experience. 1/72 Academy #12550, Twobobs Da'Heath decals, KA Models exhausts, Reskit wheels, weapons from the kit, Skunkworks, GWH and
  3. Hi all, I'm currently building a Fujimi 1/72 F-4D which will be completed as 65-0721 of the 48th TFW. Although I have collected a number of photos of this machine, along with many others from the Liberty Wing, I haven't yet managed to come across any photos of their Phantoms carrying weapons, except for a shot of '721 with a centreline SUU-23. There's another couple with '721 fitted with an AN/ALQ119 pod in the front port Sparrow recess. Other than that, photos show drop tanks, luggage pods or nothing at all. As I'd like to mak
  4. Hi, I'm in the process of building a number of East Anglian based Phantoms and am in the painting stages on some of them. One of the machines I'm doing is a 48th TFW F-4D 65-0721 from the Xtradecal sheet. This is one of several aircraft which, for some reason, were finished in the two standard greens plus a rather sickly-looking colour which varies between a pea green or greenish tan in the photos I've seen. In the few places where I've seen it mentioned, it has been stated that the colour is FS 34201, which I have in the paint stash. Before I go ahead, is it known for
  5. Hello there, this is my very first post at Britmodeller and I am happy to start with one of my favorite planes. I have followed BM now for some time, but have never contributed or submitted anything up to now. Last weekend at the local hobby shop I was able to get the new Academy F-15E in 1/72 and knew imediatelly what to do: 1. Buy it, 2. Join BM 3. Build the F-15 in the STGB (And of course to have a lot of fun in between 1. - 3.) Having lived in the UK for some years and having visited the RIAT several times, I want to build a Lakenheath Eagl
  6. Im in with the Academy kit, with some Caracal decals. Its part started, can I ask the Admins to look and if happy its under 25% let me know. Similar to the F111 GB, a personal connection, being born and bred in Lakenheath, can remember when the wing converted to the E model initially, and the 493rd inactivated in Dec 92, before reactivated in Jan 94 with F15Cs. A rich history since, which I will touch on during the GB. Need to be careful not model the same airframe as others....
  7. Im in with this kit - apparently the best E model in the scale - I have an Academy E sat in the stash but with me already doing an Academy C model thought I'd build this - actually bought it as I needed the GBU10s (If anyone had a spare GBU10 let me know as I seem to have lost one!) for my F111F El Dorado Canyon build. Again a personal type build as I am from Lakenheath. Have a variety of decals to choose from so will see what others build.....however am tempted by a 494 FS Mudhen as I built a 494FS F111F.
  8. Hi all, I spent time at LN yesterday along with a few other likeminded souls. . The emphasis of the visit was the see the 480thFS "SP" F-16s, nowadays seen in the same light as the F-4s were viewed in my early days - legacy machines. The first stop was the F-16 flight line to see the aircraft being prepared, crews arriving and the first start-ups and departure. Then off to the "last chance" to catch flying operations, either at the last chance or alongside the runway. We were allowed pretty close to the runway edge, easily enough for photography with a 300mm lens.
  9. I've had this kit and decals in the stash for about 5 years now and I see this GB as a now or never scenario with the kit. The F-111 was my favourite US aircraft when I was growing up and they would often be seen flying low and extremely fast over the house whilst enroute to 'attack' Leuchars. My plan is to build the kit as an F from the 48 TFW at Lakenheath using the Afterburner decals and loaded with four LGB either from the kit or from the Hasegawa weapons set. I'll also be adding some PE from the Eduard set and plan on correcting the canopy issue with the OzMods vacform canopy
  10. Hi all, Got some time off work in September (the 2 middle weeks) and I am thinking of paying RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath a visit to see whats flying around. Does anyone know if any exercises or visitors are planned for that time frame and where the best places are to park up and do a bit of spotting. Thanks in advance. Craig.
  11. Hi! Here's my latest. It's Academys Strike Eagle finished in Xtracolor paints. I used Eduard photetch for extra detail, and Hasegawa weapon set for the Mk. 82's. Decals are from Afterburner and depicts a Lakenheath Eagle All comments appreciated Best regards Rune Haugen Norway
  12. Hello all, Kia Ora (as the locals say). In the middle of a couple of long projects (1:48 Spit IX, Hurri IIc & RF-4), none of which I've not posted here, because I forgot and like a lot of modellers with 'long-range' projects on the bench, I'm taking a quick divert into a 'quick OoB build just to keep the creative juices flowing. So here's my 'diversion': Using the sweet Italeri 1:72 F-100 - secured without packaging nor decals from eBay for £3.00 just before we left for NZ, and the excellent Xtradecal sheet 72-116 I hope to finish it as FW- 319 as you see in the photo from 'Colour
  13. Hi, Can anyone tell me if the nose colour of an F-15E Strike Eagle based at Lakenheath is likely to be different from the main fuselage colour? I've looked at lots of pictures and I think that the nose cone is a bit lighter, however I'm not sure if I am seeing an optical illusion or if it is actually the same colour and looks different due to it being a different material or if it really is different to the fuselages Gunship Grey. Any suggestions either way, and if it is different what colour would be suitable? Cheers Karl
  14. Hi everyone, After deciding NOT to enter another group build, here is my entry for this GB! Revell's 1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle, box has seen better days! : \ The contents : The aftermarket, will probably add some Aires exhausts at a later date : I'm using Afterburner Decals 48045 Lakenheath Mudhens for the markings. Cheers, Sean
  15. Hello britmodellers! I am at the moment building the Revell F-15D/E kit in 1/32. And I would like to paint it like 86-0182 from the 493rd FS "Grim Reapers" / 48th FW - RAF Lakenheath http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=86-0182 But I do not know which colour's I shall use? So, that's why I would like you to help me. Which colour's and is there actually some method to find out , - for the future, which colour's to use? I know you can google, and look at other sets and see what they have used, but since I haven't had any luck with this one, I thought my last option was to a
  16. Had a quiet day with a few disappointments yesterday - we did better than the guys on Cad as we had 7 Hawk T1/2 passes before these guys showed up... Note the load out on the underside!
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