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  1. RECAP and links - ref. WP10001 - Northrop T-38A Talon - USAF - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10001.html - ref. WP10002 - Northrop T-38A Talon - NASA - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10002.html - ref. WP10003 - Northrop T-38A Talon - ROKAF - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10002.html - ref. WP10004 - Northrop T-38A Talon - Holloman AFB (Premium Edition Kit) - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10004.html - ref. WP10007 - Northrop T-38C Talon - USAF - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10007.html - ref. WP10008 - Northrop AT-38B Talon - LIFT (Premium Edition Kit) - https://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10008.html - ref. WP10010 - Northrop T-38A Talon - ROCAF - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10010.html - ref. WP10012 - Northrop T-38A Talon - The White Rocket - http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10012.html - ref. WP10014 - Northrop T-38A Talon - Thunderbirds USAF - ref. WP10015 - Northrop T-38C Talon - Retro Scheme USAF -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Announced some time ago the first 1/48th complete kit of the famous Corean craft company Wolfpack Design (http://www.wolfpack-d.com/) is now on approach - release Mid June 2013 -, a brand new Northrop T-38A Talon - ref. WP10002 Another fierce commercial combat in view as Trumpeter has also announced a T-38 Talon kit for 2013 - ref.02852. Source: http://mmzone.co.kr/...view.php?id=326 See also: http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10002.html http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10152401 V.P.
  2. After its 1/48th T-38A (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234930471-148-northrop-t-38a-talon-by-wolfpack-design-released-new-boxing), Wolfpack Design had the latest in their Talon family on hand at the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2014 , a 1/48th T-38 C. This kit features a number of newly tooled parts - ref. WLF10008. Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/1405192 Sources: http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/reviews/kits/shizuoka2014airreleases_1.htm V.P.
  3. T-38C Heritage Schemes 1:48 Iliad Designs (48039) There has recently in the USAF been a whole host of special schemes, and in particular Unit Heritage Schemes. This new sheet from Iliad brings us schemes recently seen on T-38C Talons. 5 different aircraft can be built from the sheet; 50th Flying Training Sqn Columbus AFB. In recognition of the 50th Pursuit Sqn from 1941. Olive Green over Grey. 90th FTS Sheppard AFB, In recognition of the P-47s used by the 90the Pursuit Group WWII. Dark Green over grey. 469th FTS Sheppard AFB. In recognition of a Vietnam era Phantom. SEA Colours. 586th FTS Hollman AFB. In recognition 586 Bomb Group B-26. Dark Green over Grey with invasion stripes. 49th TFS Columbus AFB. In recognition of the 49th FIS P-38 Lightnings. Gloss black over Grey. S/n 1730 Guatemalan Air Force. The decals look excellent, well printed, colour dense and with minimal carrier film. Conclusion These decals will enable the modeller to do something different from the normal schemes. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Good night to all, I'm glad to present my last work, a T-38 A Talon from Wolpack. I've built the kit OOB except for some scratchbuilt addictions in the cockpit (i.e. the separation glass of the central frame) and in the wheels/airbrakes bay. I also added the positive rivets from Archer on the exhausts zone. Pilot's name decal on the rear canopy taken from the Fundekals sheet. Hope you'll enjoy... take care and stay safe in this difficult moments. Cheers frome Rome. Valerio. Talon END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 9 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr
  5. After the T-38A (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234930471-148-northrop-t-38a-talon-by-wolfpack-design-released-new-boxing) and the soon T-38C (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234961121-148-northrop-t-38c-talon-new-variant-by-wolfpack-design-box-art-release-august-2015/), Wolpack Design is to release a 1/48th Northrop AT-38B Talon "Agressor" kit - ref. WP10008 Including new sprue parts. - New tooling kit for 1/48 AT-38B Talon 'Aggressor' - Total 110 plastic parts included PE and decal - Front Glare shiedl and Early type main wheel parts for AT-38B, - Decal printed by Cartograf, Italy 3 A/C markings for USAF - A4 book manual included Source: http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp10008.html V.P.
  6. Hi all, The Northrop T-38 Talon has always been a favourite of mine since I glimpsed its sleek, white silhouette on an ITC Models box art back in the early 1960's. Now sixty years on, Wolfpack Design has released what is generally considered as the definitive T-38A model kit. It's the day of reckoning! Here's my build with a few modelling notes that I hope you will find helpful and entertaining. First the kit. The Wolfpack Talons come in several boxings – standard USAF, NASA, ROC AF, ... I chose the limited edition Holloman AFB which has a few extra over the regular ones notably resin detailed seats, a metal pitot tube and a fret of photoetchings. The only aftermarket item I used is the resin FOD intake cover set from Def Model. The subject. It's a USAF training service T-38A in blue and white color scheme as it appeared briefly in 1986-1987. To me it's the most striking livery ever sported by this already elegant jet. You can find some additional info about this particular colour scheme HERE and HERE. Get ready, Cheers, Quang
  7. After the still to release T-38C kit (link), Wolfpack Design is to release a 1/48th Northrop T-38N Talon NASA kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/wolfpackd/posts/1488251161268084 V.P.
  8. About three years ago, after Airfix released "Folland Gnat" in the 48th scale, I had an idea to create a diorama based on the movie "Hot Shots!". And I even started working on this topic. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234984908-hot-shots-airfix-148-folland-gnat-aka-oscar-ew-5894/#comment-2048342 But there was a problem - there were no decals. And I had nowhere to print them. So I decided to freeze for a while diormau with "Folland Gnat" and decided to make another, less large-scale, but no less ambitious. So, the diorama based on the film "Hot Shots!" named "Eyewitness".
  9. Hi Guys, While working on my P-51´s I thought I need something different and I started to paint the superb Academy F-4 pilots. Looking thru my stash, my eyes spotted the nice looking T-38A from Trumpeter in 1/48. It took only a few seconds to check the fit of the two guys in the new cockpit. A new projekt was born! More pictures can be found here: http://petesmancave.blogspot.de/p/trumpeter-t-38a-talon.html Hope you like! Pete
  10. Finally completed this Trumpeter 1/48th Northrop T-38C Talon which I started end last year as part of the F-5 Group Build. She is marked as 67-14955 operated by the 25th Flying Training Squadron 'Shooters', 71st Training Wing, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Built OOB including decals, main colours using Humbrol enamels and sealed with Humbrol enamel varnish from a rattlecan. The kit was a pleasant build and didn't need too much filler. The paint went on well using an air brush however my masking could have been better especially the fuselage forward of the tail fin and the canopies. The kit does come with a basic PE set for seat belts, mirrors, and the HUD. I enjoyed adding these and they do make the cockpits look much more detailed. I have always liked the Talon and although the experts say the kit is inaccurate I am happy with the final result which I think captures the needle sharp sports car look of this nimble little jet. I would like to build another Talon, an earlier T-38A in gloss white would be good Michael
  11. Count me in with the 1/48th Trumpeter T-38C Talon II. Obligatory box top and sprues shot, I have already dusted all the parts with Halfords grey primer. I do like Northrop's twin seater and I think that the Talon looks much more graceful than the F-5 fighter types. I am looking for a simple and quick out-of-the-box build, I took this photo from outside Vance AFB near Enid, OK on 11th November 2006, she was T-38C 67-14829 operated by the 71st FTW and this is the colour scheme and markings I will be using. Michael
  12. T-38C Talon 1:48 Trumpeter Stemming from the light fighter programme that gave us the F-5 Freedom Fighter, the T-38 is an updated and upgraded version of the F-5A, which has seen a great deal of service with the air forces of the world due to its low running costs, supersonic abilities and interoperability with Allies flying the same airframe. The primary role for the Talon and Talon II is that of supersonic trainer, but it is also capable of assuming the light fighter role, as well as the chase plane role that it performs for NASA to this day. The T-38C is a further upgraded airframe that came into service early this millennium sporting a new avionics suite including revised "glass" instruments, navigation systems with GPS, and of course an uprated engines. The upgrade process started with T-38As which were zero-houred and upgraded by Boeing in Arizona, with a total order of just over 500. The Kit Although not a new kit, this is a new boxing with revised artwork. It contains four sprues of mid grey styrene, one of clear parts, a small fret of Photo-Etch (PE) brass, two sheets of decals, and instruction manual with colour painting diagram slipped inside. The parts are well-detailed with fine engraved panel lines but very little in the way of rivets, giving the skin an uncluttered look, while the cockpit has been well served with knobs, dials and screens. The included PE seems a little lacking in detail however, with a set of seatbelts that look simplified and etched from brass too thick to arrange them realistically. Construction begins traditionally enough with the cockpit, which is assembled around a central two-man tub, into which the instrument panels are dropped along with their coamings and decals for detail. The panels seem to be correctly arranged with a large central multi-function screen in the centre, surrounded by more traditional instruments. The side consoles also have decals provided, and the sidewalls are detailed with a pair of panels that you insert before putting the whole assembly in the fuselage. The ejection seats are quite simple, with only the rear of the headbox separate, to which the rear seat has another box added to the rear, which sits between the rear canopy hinges once installed. Separate joysticks and rudder pedals attach to the cockpit floor, and behind the rear seat, on a small deck you have the option of adding the cockpit hinge in either the open or closed positions, by choosing a short or long pair of parts. The same mechanism is used for the front canopy, with retracted or deployed parts added to the upper lip of the sidewalls, so choose early. To close up the fuselage all you need then do is glue the cockpit tub into the fuselage side, add the two inner main bay sections, and the single piece nose gear bay, which is quite well detailed given its shape and size. The two prominent intakes on the tops of the fuselage are added on each side of the spine, after which the intakes are built up from two sides of the trunk, and a single lip part to give a nice slim intake lip and splitter plate. There are four shallow ejector pin marks in each half of the intake, which is split vertically, but whether those would be seen if you chose to ignore them is for you to decide. The intakes go back only as far as the 3cm or so of the intake parts, but you could fake greater depth by painting a soft edged black circle in the middle of the blanking surface. Not much will be visible past the lips of these small trunks however, so put as much or as little effort in there as you see fit! The instructions would have you add the landing gear into the nose along with the bay doors for the nose and main bays, but I defy any mere mortal to do that and still have them attached by the end of the build. The wings are small and thin, just like the real thing, and only the centre portion of the lower wing is separate from the upper. There is basic bay detail moulded into the top wing, which will be visible through the outer bay door, which also contains the mounting points for the main gear legs and their retraction mechanism. A single bay door sits outboard of the leg on each wing, and again you're incited to put all this on before you've even added the wings to the fuselage. Madness sheer madness! The skinny elevators are each single parts, and attach to the fuselage via peg and hole, while the two-part fin with moulded-in rudder attach to two tabs on the top of the fuselage, with a small bullet-fairing aft of the rudder. The exhausts for the two General Electric engines are presented as a single part, which might initially draw cries of woe from the more detail oriented, and if you take a squint at some pics of the real thing, you'll find that they've been simplified a little. The tubular structure that supports the rear exhaust ring is there, but the tiny gap between the ring and the inner exhaust trunking is absent, which may put of a few. Otherwise the interior is quite well detailed with fluted trunking and a reasonable facsimile of the rear of the engine on the blanking piece. The canopy for the Talon is a three-section arrangement, with the windscreen fitting tight down over the coaming, but don't be tempted to fill the joint with the fuselage with putty, because Trumpeter have aligned the break with a panel line, albeit a quite fine one. A hoop is installed between the two cockpits before the front canopy can be added, with a pair of PE rear-view mirrors for detail, and the rear has a horse-shoe shaped styrene part added to the large frame at the rear, which mates with the opening mechanism. As you also get a four-part crew ladder included in the box, it seems that leaving the canopies open is the way to go. There are fine mould lines down the centres of the canopy parts that will need sanding and polishing smooth, but as it took me a long time to notice them, you could possibly get away with not sanding them off if you don't feel confident of getting them back to a good shine. One thing of note is that the front canopy on the real thing has a "blown" look that isn't fully replicated in the kit. The canopy bulges from side to side, but not front to back, which is incorrect. This won't notice if you pose the canopies open though, and neither will the very slightly shallow side profile of the canopies. An aftermarket vacform canopy would be useful to correct these minor errors as well as gaining scale thickness. Markings There are two markings options provided in the kit, with the usual lack of detail regarding units, time period and so forth that we have come to expect from Trumpeter. I've surmised the details to be as follows: 435th Fighter Training Squadron "Black Eagles" Randolph Air Force Base Light grey nose & tail, also undersides. Dark grey rear fuselage and upper wing section. Blue Black Eagles tail band. 460th Fighter Training Squadron "Chargin Cheetahs" Randolph Air Force Base Dark grey nose and tail. Light grey centre section, upper wing and undersides. Blue tail band with white stars. The decals are well printed in two shades of lowviz grey (one for each aircraft), and spot of colour used on the tail bands. Conclusion There have been a few issues with regard to overall length of the kit noted on the internet, stemming from the inclusion or exclusion of the pitot probe in the measurements, which has led to a small elongation of the fuselage of this kit, although it is small enough to get away with unless you have your laser measure out. Detail is overall good, with a few areas such as the exhausts that may warrant attention if you are after additional detail and accuracy. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of UK Distributors for
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