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  1. So this will be my entry, a little late but I did manage to finish a model before starting this so it's all good. I did think this was an MF but it's a bis, a few differences there. I really like the box art too and was thinking of building her wheels up as you get a nice pilot with the kit too.
  2. By the start of the 1960's competition between manufacturers of model aircraft kits had started to develop and they had a financial incentive to get a kit of a new design on the shelves first so they started racing each other with mixed results. The Airfix F-4 was of an early F4H-1 whilst their Buccaneer was a prototype NA 39, their Jaguar was I believe based on the French prototype and their MRCA/Tornado was a prototype/pre- production model. I imagine Airfix did pretty well out of all of them but before too long had to issue a new moulding to bring them up to service standard. Incidentally, whilst I don't normally build prototypes I did build at least one of the Airfix P.1127, but tried to convert it to a Kestrel before throwing it when the Harrier was released in 1969 - I wish I had not done that as they fetch silly money now! So that rambling intro brings me on to the the first and indeed only F-14 Tomcat I have built to date, which was the Airfix one issued in 1975 according to Scalemates, a year after the plane entered service in real life. It was rather a nice kit, but not quite representative of the actual normal service version, though Airfix have not as yet seen the need to re-mould it AFAIK. As to the “race” they drew with Matchbox and both were second to Monogram, but they had jumped the gun and issued a kit in 1972 which D&S say is loosely based on the original mock up and so rather inaccurate – there are several other US manufactured kits that fall into the same trap such as the early Revell and Monogram Thunderchiefs. Hasegawa joined in a couple of years later, and looking at Scalemates I was amazed by just how many versions they have since released. I intend to build two kits in this GB, the first of which is this Grey/White Hi-Vis F-14A issued by Fujimi in 1988 – this is a second boxing from that same year but with different decs, and I suspect I bought it around 1990 from Beatties in Cardiff, when apparently it cost me £11.95 More when I start in a week or so. Pete
  3. Morning all This is the next project. I have to admit I never knew anything about this car until I saw Plasmo's build on YouTube. It is a lovely car have to say. This one will be a OOB build. I'm going back to spray paint for this one as the finish is sooooo much better than brush painting! I've gone with Tamiya bright red TS-49. This might a bit slow to start off with as I will temporarily have two builds on the go this and the Cadillac Eldorado. Reason is I want to get all spraying, decalling and clear coating done on all the parts that require it before the end of the summer. Once that is all done then I'll focus purely on this one. Here is the car primed And compared to the Cadillac... That doesn't show the true size comparison as the Cadillac is in 1:25 scale so should be 1cm longer for 1:24! And the P4 with two coats of red Done in 10 minutes! Certainly faster than 9 brush coats on the prelude! Next step is to add decals but I'm not sure if I should try a very gently sand the paint down first as it is not perfectly flat and I'm worried the decals will then look bobbly. If it does take sheen off the colour then hopefully that clear coat will bring that back... Think there is one part where the final colour isn't red all over so I might try sanding down that area to see how that pans out. Thanks for looking Nick
  4. Dear Colleagues The ‘A Class’ heavy cruiser Chokai was built at the Mitsubishi shipyards in Nagasaki in 1932. Following the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 which capped battleship building, many nations went on a mad dash to build the most potent 8” (20 cm) gun heavy cruisers. Before WWII up to a 1/3rd of Japanese taxes went on the Navy. Of all the Japanese heavy cruiser designs, the Takao Class was probably the most extravagant. Envisaged as flagships, the bridge structure could easily accommodate a flag staff. As Admiral Mikawa’s flagship, the Chokai led the Japanese Navy to its most astonishing victory in the Pacific War over the cruisers defending the transports off Guadalcanal in a night action of 7th August 1942. Eventually Chokai was sunk at the Battle of Samar in October 1944. Her wreck has been recently found and is perhaps the most complete warship on a sea bed anywhere in the world RV Petrel find IJN Chokai - YouTube I have been building the Fujimi Chokai on and off for a number of years. For reasons that still cannot be explained I managed to lose sprue C entirely so had to scratch build quite a lot of parts. I was helped by the 3D printed gunnery control units from Shelf Oddity and a PE fore mast structure from an old Fine Molds set. The 12.7 cm AA guns are Fine Molds NanoDread whilst the 25 mm units are PE from Veteran Models. The boats are also Fine Molds but the Daihatsu barge is from Five Star. I was pleased to add the truly minuscule ships lanterns from Five Star. These are beautifully turned miniatures in brass that can easily be lost inside your finger nails! Here is the ship at an earlier stage in the outfitting yard Hope you like it? Andrew
  5. TA-4F Skyhawk H&MS 12, US Marine Corps MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1970 1/48 Fujimi kit of old – Superscale decals There are much better Skyhawk kits of course, but I’ve had the Fujimi 1/48 TA-4F/J for a long long time and it was time to build it. It was one of those builds done just for the pleasure of putting an old kit together and using some just as old decals and I enjoyed it. It was never going to be a competition winning model – I would have bought the Hasegawa kit if I wanted that sort of modelling – so there were a number of compromises and short cuts. It was the discovery of the TA-4F version that inspired me. This was a TA-4J which retained the guns and hardpoints from the A-4F and used by the USMC. I came across this photo and the markings for it were there on an old Superscale decal sheet : I couldn't resist rebuilding the cockpit interior (resin seats by Pavla) and opening the slats, but other than that it's from the box. So this is how it turned out:
  6. I have left this a bit late but I have been pretty busy with several other GB. Anyway I have reached a point when I should hopefully be able to complete one entry, and it is high time I replaced my one and only existing F-16 which is the original Hasegawa moulding from 1976. As some of you will know that was based on one of the prototypes and as such is apparently pretty good, but if you don't want to build it in the attractive red, white and blue colour scheme Hasegawa provide markings for an in service "A", though I suspect that like all kits based on prototypes it is not entirely representative. About 30 years ago I decided to spend some of my first redundancy money (I had another lot 25 years later) on an update and bought this from Beatties in Cardiff (long gone of course) for the princely sum of £7.49 apparently. To be honest I don't know that much about the F-16 so I have dug out half a dozen references, but given the fact that I only have 4 weeks before the deadline it is going to be pretty much OOB, though whether it ends up as a C or a D remains to be seen. Whilst I applaud Fujimi's effort to allow both single and two seat versions to be built from one kit, I have had bad experiences in the past involving a lot of filling and filing around poorly fitting fuselage inserts, but hopefully this should be not too bad. It looks quite a nice moulding. It comes with up to 4 Sidewinders, an alternative pair of what look like AIM 120 Amraams, a couple of Mavericks and some tanks but I may use some of the bits in my "modern US Weapons" set from Hasegawa depending on what I come up with in my research. The kit dates back to 1988 and I seem to recall that as with the F-15 the paint scheme may have changed since then as well. The "smoked" canopies are a nice touch. More as and when I start, which will have to be pretty soon I guess. Cheers Pete
  7. The Firefighters wear silver asbestos suits. The crew wearing blue helmets and blue jackets are Aircraft Handlers / Tractor Drivers. Those with white helmets and blue jackets are Aircraft Elevator Operators - Messengers and Phone Talkers. Yellow helmets and blue jackets denote Aircraft Directors. Yellow helmets and yellow jackets are Plane Directors - Aircraft Handling Officers. Those wearing green helmets and yellow jackets are Catapult and Arresting Gear Officers. The white helmet and green jacket is a Catapult and Arresting Gear Crewman. White helmets and jackets denote Air Transfer Officers (ATO) - Medical Personnel - Visitors / VIPs and Purple helmets and jackets are for Aviation Fuellers. Pilots are in Drab Olive suits with white helmets.
  8. Academy Phantom with Fujimi Flight Deck Crew
  9. Hi all This is another Fujimi K-4 (my last one of these, and I won't be trying very hard to acquire any more), finished in the markings of Uffz Anton Brandl's 'Red 2' of 11/JG77, based at Ohlau (now part of Poland) and engaged in Reich Defence East operations against the advancing Soviets. Brandl went missing in action on 21st January 45, shortly before JG77 retreated west and the Soviets advanced through Ohlau two days later. Brandl's K-4 was in the '332' range, and I chose the unusual 75/77 camo speculatively, although there are reports of other K-4s in these colours. Montex masks for the national/tactical markings, kit decals for the hakenkreuze, octane triangles and other minor stuff. Anyway, hope you like...
  10. My workshop will be on the Ferrari 250 GTO. I am not sure which model I will choose yet: It would seem that the models of one car produced by different manufacturers will be similar to each other. It turns out that not really. I did a small comparison of the appearance of the F250GTO bodies made by Fujimi, Revell and Gunze. Below are some photos from this comparison: I leave the decision for later .....
  11. Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster. Just getting back into the ship modelling. Just finished a half started Tamiya IJN Junyo and then moved straight onto this one. IJN Oyodo. Wouldn't have been my first choice, really wanted to do a Takao class cruiser but prices and supply make choices limited currently it seems. It did tick a few boxes for me however, I was keen to work on another IJN subject, it came with a fairly comprehensive photo etch sheet and I managed to snag it for £15 delivered. It's a late 70s kit, and boy does it show. The hull in particular is absent of any detail save a poorly molded anchor and some port holes. The photo etch I've added so far only replaces two plastic parts, the rest is all new detail so thank goodness I got the DX version with the PE. Saying that I'm enjoying the build and the photoetch is probably just at the right level in terms of complexity and amount for me getting back into the game. I've also never made a sea base so that's on the list of things to have a crack at. I'm trying to decide if it's worth picking up some brass barrels for the main 6.1inch guns but they're so small already I'm not sure if it's worth the money and time to install.
  12. Hi all, Originally want to join with F-4G, but scrap it sonce I don't have the correct marking. But I still have a Fujimi 1/72 A-4KU "Free Kuwait" although I can see the decal has already start yellowing... I will build it without any aftermarket, but will probably add some detail which I will simply scratchbuild along the way. As always, any comments are welcome. Cheers, Mario
  13. Hi all This is my attempt at Bf109G-14/AS 'Black 3' of 5./JG27, which was excavated in 2016 near Wittenburg. No pics of the machine exist, AFAIK, but Claes Sundin created a profile based on details from the excavation. I'm not a huge fan of the Fujimi kit but it went together without too many issues. 'Black 3' seems to have had a rather 'unusual' scheme, with a single fuselage colour which also wrapped around the underside. Whether the scheme is accurate or not - who knows - but I went with it anyway as I quite liked it..
  14. May I present my latest attempt at an RAF Phantom... Fujimi 1/72, McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2, XV419 / G of 29 Sqn, RAF Coningsby from1981. As always, I've tried to get it true to life and from the reference photo's it was still carrying the DSG coloured wing tanks and some of the warning signs were not yet in the low vis scheme. Painted with Xtracolor Enamels and the Humbrol Matt Cote as per usual, after market decals from Xtradecals. I have the Plane Crazy/Gemini Aces diecast model and it was always the plan once I got back into modelling to re-create the die casts and then move them on. The Die-cast and a photo of original aircraft for reference.
  15. New lockdown, new model: life does bring its consolations. After a couple of Hunters and a Vampire last year, I've warmed further to the 50s jets theme. In so doing I became interested in the RAF's brief but successful relationship with the F-86/CL-13 Sabre, just four short years from 1952 to 56. This is the Fujimi kit, rebadged recently as Italeri, and I had a lot of fun with it. Using references here on BM and elsewhere I made a number of changes to turn the F-86F into a Canadair Mark 4. I missed a couple of details but hopefully the errors aren't too visible. I also moved the wing pylons inboard, lengthened and reshaped them a touch, and repositioned the fuel tanks on the pylons slightly to get them looking closer to the look of the real thing. I tinkered a bit with the windscreen to make the central panel longer than the side windows. I used some of the Pavla cockpit set, some Reskit wheels and an etched instrument panel. Altogether it went together well, though the fuselage-wing join needed a bit of work. Paints are mostly Xtracrylix. Decals came from Xtradecal (roundels), Modeldecal (4 Squadron markings), Freightdog (serials) and Superscale and the kit (all those stencils). Hope you like. Here's a nice photo of a sister-ship, taken in summer 1955. Credit to the Jever Steam Laundry website which has plenty more like this. Justin
  16. Hello everybody, now i will show you my sixth A-4 Skyhawk and my second A-4F. It's also from Fujimi. The Decals wasn't good (too much orange), so i bought me some from camdecals.com. also i used a Nozzle and Wheels from Aires.
  17. Fujimi 1/72 BAe Harrier GR.3 #7A-B4 I thought that, rather than my usual Japanese dominated Stash Clearances, I'd do something a bit more unusual with a kit and colour scheme rarely, if ever, seen. According to Scale Mates, this kit was first moulded in 1983 and subsequently reboxed in 2008. This is the original boxing. Built OOB, save for a harness from Tamiya tape and aftermarket decals. The inbox decals are firstly for 1417 Flight and the second for No.223 OCU in the standard camo scheme of the time Dk Green/Dk Sea Grey/Light Aircraft Grey. I also had Modeldecal Sheet 78 which portrayed 2 aircraft in experimental Greens and Greys. I went with the ‘Greys’ aircraft of 3 Sqn at RAF Gutersloh in 1984. The greys are given as Dark Sea Grey (I used Xtracrylix XA1004) and Medium Sea Grey (Hu.165). We are all, I suspect, familiar with the previous mouldings from Airfix, ESCI, Hasegawa, Italeri and Matchbox of the early Harriers with the consensus seeming to be the new Airfix moulding of 2012 is the best of the bunch. It’s fair to say this will not challenge it. Fit was mediocre, panel lines were generally raised but, if engraved, were trench like or too faint to be visible under coats of paint. Nothing fitted. Every time a dry fit was attempted parts would wobble or absolutely refuse to go in either because the tab was too big or the hole was too small. The coup de grace was the kit had divided the front and back fuselages, presumably to accommodate different versions, and expected you to fit them together as a butt join with no locating pins or holes at all. (For 11 year old me this would make no difference at all and I would have made it, smothered the join with tube glue and been disappointed when it split in two a few weeks later!) On the dry run, the gap between the fuselage parts was at least a millimetre or the equivalent to a panel gap of over 3 inches on either side. Accordingly, and for the first time, I used the ‘cut up a yoghurt carton and use the plastic to make reinforcing tabs’ technique and it went well. No ominous cracks and despite vigorous sanding and filling it stood up to the punishment I inflicted on it tho the panel lines were destroyed. You are provided with a nice assortment of stores. Fuel tanks, rocket pods, 3 different types of bomb incl the BL155, what looks like a pair of anti ship missiles, Sidewinders, gun pods and strakes. The locating holes are however not flashed over and will have to be filled if there is less than a full load depicted. Other details Fujimi missed. 1. Complex lumps, bumps and lights throughout airframe, even the panel lines for them, were largely missing. 2. Backs of rocket pods are solid not hollow as they shld be. 3. Pitots on fin were missing. 4. Canopy frame lines off centre. 5. Blow in doors not modelled at all save for the faintest of panel lines.6. Tailplanes cant be angled as they are when aircraft is on the ground. 7. Decals are limited and too bright. (Roundel red is not scarlet!) As for the decals, it’s probably unfair to criticise as they were not designed to be used 30 years after being made but the usual Modeldecal faults were there. Instructions, altho carrying photos of the aircraft, were not the clearest and I still have decals left on the sheet as the instructions were silent as to their placement. They have a peculiar glue that looks and feels like soap scum...which is annoying and they really, really didn’t want to detach from the backing paper even when put into hot water and had to be prised off with a knife. Finally, and unusually, they were, in parts, slightly off register particularly the roundels. However the colours were good and looked right. The usual decal setting solutions were applied with no apparent effect. Overall, I’m disappointed. Lots of sanding and filling were required on virtually every part none of which just clicked into place. I expected Fujimi kits of the time to be better having acquired both their Skyhawks and Cutlass kits released just 4 years later. I assume there was a watershed moment at Fujimi just after this kit was released. By modern standards it is somewhat lacking and pitfalls await the unwary. The Airfix GR.3 remains best in scale. (Forgive the apparently random picture placements. Sometimes it happens . More to follow)
  18. One GB I've been really looking forward to, with a smidge of poetic license. On the August 15th 30 Bf 110's were shot down, they had been used for high altitude bomber escorts. However, were easy pickings for the RAF's fighters, when Herman Göring ordered the fighting to stay with the bombers. My plan is to build a diorama of the picture below, using the Tamiya Spitfire kit and Fujimi bf110 kit. The Bf 110 will be straight and level with the starboard engine on fire, with the pilot getting into a position to bail out. I'm using Montex masks for the canopy and insignia belonging to 6./ZG 76 , I will use chicken wire and cotton wool to produce the smoke and some woodland scenics LEDs to produce the flames. To hold the Spitfire in place I will use a metal rod concealed in the smoke, I will be using camouflage masks for the first time with insignia of 92 Sqn QJ*K flown by the youngest fighter Pilot to fly Spitfires Geffrey Wellum. I've gathered a few other bits, the lifecolor Battle of Britain paint set, the AK German paint set, a base with a coastline base picture.
  19. It's been something like four months since my last RFI. During that time, I retired, packed up my workshop and stash, sold my house in Alabama, and moved to Madison, Wisconsin! I had the good fortune of finding a place with a spare bedroom in the finished lower level, which I converted into a bigger, better workshop . I have also hooked-up with the local IPMS group (Mad City Modelers), which is very active and has a quite a few highly-skilled builders among its members. Mad City Modelers is doing a group build on the theme "Vietnam", with models due to be shown at this month's meeting. Not much time, considering I learned about this in late November. I had originally planned to build Col. Robin Old's F-4C that he flew in Operation Bolo, using the old Monogram kit as re-boxed by Accurate Miniatures. When I discovered the decal sheet includes also includes markings for Olds's SCAT XXVII Phantom, I expanded my plan to include the Fujimi F-4C kit. Thus, I had to build two Phantoms in less than two months. It's a good thing I'm retired! I finished the Fujimi kit just before New Years, and the Monogram kit I finished on New Years day. Thus, this project includes both my last build of 2020 and my first of 2021. I included the following add-ons: XMM Seamless Intakes (Monogram kit), and home-grown seamless intakes per Gene's method (Fujimi kit) Aires afterburner cans and nozzles (both kits) Eduard cockpit photoetch (Fujimi) QuickBoost ejection seats (Fujimi) Master Model brass pitot and ram air tubes (both kits) I used these kits to test out AK Interactive's "Real Colors" and the Hataka Orange Line paints, but I was unhappy with both and ended up using Mr. Color on the Fujimi kit and Life Color on the Monogram kit. In spite of its age, Monogram's detailing is much nicer than Fujimi's, but has the disadvantage of raised panel lines. I sanded down the panel lines and, after painting was complete, replicated them with a 0.2mm mechanical pencil. The WIP can be viewed here: On with the show! Monogram in front, Fujimi at the rear: Monogram first, Fujimi second: Some detail shots: Monogram cockpit Heavy wear and paint chipping on SCAT XXVII (Fujimi): Weapons are OOB for both kits, except for the M117 bombs which came from a Hasegawa weapon set: The XMM seamless intakes are very nice, but some additional work was needed to adapt them to the Monogram kit (they are designed for Hasegawa Phantoms) My home-grown seamless intakes for the Fujimi kit didn't turn out exactly perfect, but it's not bad for a first try and a lot cheaper than aftermarket ones: Aires afterburner cans and engine nozzles: I used Flory washes to replicate the F-4's typical dirty underside: My last "Get Off The Stage" photo: Thanks to everyone who followed along, and special thanks for all the input and help I received along the way! In these builds, I got to try out a bunch of new techniques and products. Some worked, others less so. And, I made mistakes of my own along the way. The results are certainly not contest quality, but I learned a lot that I intend to use for a more serious F-4 build, when I am not under a time crunch.
  20. Just finished this one eventually after having it half built on the shelf for months concentrating on the other WW2 diorama, Very happy with the end result though Fujimi garage accessories, and Aoshima 1/24 scale MGB
  21. Evening all This is my attempt at '332700' - a Bf109K-4 of JG27, found unserviceable by the allies at Wunstorf in April 1945, along with many other aircraft types, apparently including 18 other Bf109s, four Fw190s, two Ju88s and an Italian SM75 transport, mostly in various stages of 'dismantlement' - is that a word? The Fujimi kit went together well, using a Montex mask set (the Hakenkreuze are decals) and finished mainly with Vallejo and some Mig acrylics. There is a bit of calculated guesswork on the colours, but I went with the consensus, which seems fairly well documented - either way, the late-war colour variations are all part of the fun. Pics taken outside in low light - as usual for West Wales in November. One day I'll take some decent pics.. Hope you like. Comments welcome.
  22. I'm more at home in the armour or the diorama section, but every now and again I build an aircraft or 2. The insignia on both builds are done using paint masks, both aircraft were washed with flory grime. be gentle,
  23. #15/2020 My dad wanted to build the good old Fujimi 110 now for a while. It can´t keep up with the newer Eduard and Dragon offerings but still makes a nice model. Decided to do an exotic scheme. Used parts from a True Details resin cockpit, EZ Line for the antenna wires and brake lines, decals from LF Models, nose MGs from the sparesbox, camo done with Gunze H67 RLM65, Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow, XF-64 Red Brown and XF-58 Olive Green. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235073364-under-new-management148-messerschmitt-bf110c-4-royal-yugoslav-airforce/ On April 1st 1941 a German Bf110C4 flew from Vienna, via Hungary with intended destination in Romania. Due to a navigation error, the aircraft landed at Kraljevo airfield in central Serbia. The crew,Lt. Hans Diehter,Uoff.Wilhelm Pries and mechanic Eugen Schaufelle, was interned, the plane overpainted and a few days later transferred to Belgrade and later to the temporary airfield Veliki Radinci where it was destroyed on April 12th 1941 so that it didn´t fall back into German hands after Yugoslavia was invaded on April 6th 1941. DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  24. My dad acquired a liking for 110s at the moment. So after starting the Iraqi one he will soon start a Yugoslav one. This aircraft changed ownership after it´s crew made a navigation mistake and landed in Yugoslavia instead of Bulgaria, a week before the German invasion in Yugoslavia. The crew was detained and the 110 received VVKJ markings and camo. Gonna use the good old Fujimi kit DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr using LF Models decals for the markings DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr and pimping it with a True Details cockpit DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  25. My latest completed.... Well I did actually finish this a couple of weeks ago but I'm terrible at pointing the camera at my models for some reason. Good at pointing the camera at real planes whenever I see them, funny that! German Air Force Alpha Jet 41+39 JBG43 NATO Tiger Meet - Kleine Brogel 1985 This is the Fujimi 1/72 kit. It has some nicely represented panel lines but in other areas comparable to old Matchbox kits. Extremely basic cockpit & very thick clear one piece canopy. I did have a Pavla vacform canopy intended for the Heller kit but in the end decided to use the kit canopy & took the razor saw to it & cut it up into sections. As I needed to reinforce where the canopies are attached, I drilled & attached brass rod to represent the telescopic canopy rams, this made for a secure support and attachment. I added side consoles from scrap plastic & used Pavla MBB Stencel ejection seats. The only thing I should have addressed was the arrestor hook which looks like a walking stick attached to the rear end, which I might sort out at a later date when I can be bothered! For decals I used a HaHen decal sheet (Thanks Harald if you're looking!) which provided the cockpit decals & fitted nicely. His German Air Force Alpha Jet decal sheet had everything I needed for this particular airframe which attended the 1985 Tiger Meet at Kleine Brogel. Photographic reference from; "The 25th Anniversary NATO Tiger Meet" Coen Van Den Heuvel & Jac Van Tuyn Osprey/Motorbooks International An obligatory Master brass pitot was used as well as some brass tubing for the Mauser gun. All paints used were from the Hataka paint range, Mig PLW wash & Xtracrylic matt. Thanks for looking
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