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  1. Does anybody have a good reference or indeed references for the vehicles used by the USAF for airfield defence in Vietnam? I think I've read that they were mainly scrounged and improvised from what could be found & bartered for from local army units. Thanks very much. I know the title is spelt wrong, but I can't figure out how to change it. Ah well.
  2. Well another project completed. Revell SR-71A Blackbird based out of Beale Air Force Base, California. My only criticism with this kit is that even with all of the decals they say to put on it for the Beale Air Force Base version it appears slightly plain (no pun intended). To that effect, I am thinking of using some of the decals from the alternate version of this kit (USAF/ USAF Symbol and US Air Force text) to improve the look of it, but the Beale AFB version did not have these decals on it. Opinions on this welcome. Anyway onto the photos. Blackbird head on. Blackbird in its new home (at least until the B-1B is decalled) excuse part of my book collection :-) Comments on this welcome, but again I have to say this one has come out quite nicely, especially as this was one of my earliest model builds after restarting the hobby. Thanks for looking. Rick
  3. Hey All Just a heads up for anyone in Norwich, theres a Harvard parked up against the fence at the control tower. Its G-BUKY. Leaving at some point today. Thanks Bradley
  4. I've just seen this image of a US aircraft in a revetment in Vietnam and it looks as if it could be simple to scratchbuild a diorama in 1:144 - if I had the dimensions! Can anyone here please help with sizes or better still plans of these types of revetments? I'm looking for details of the ones for fighters (Phantom etc.); transports (C-130 Hercules etc.) and helicopters (Huey's and Cayuse etc.) during the Vietnam war. Thanks in advance Mike
  5. A little background - THe first model I've ever been truly happy with was a Revel-Monogram F-15E. It's the only model I've managed to get the preshading, weather and washes to look 'right' on. This was over 4 years ago now and despite numerous attempts, I've not managed to finish a kit since, including a 2 year hiatus. Here she is - The tail numbers are painted on and incorrect, the reason being I the F-15 in Lockon/DCS and wanted it to reflect my tail number (LN, 003) In order to try and get myself back in gear, I'm doing another F-15, this time a C to try and get back up and running! It's the Academy set which I managed to pick up for £19.99 in the Modelzone sale. It comes with a small PE fret and a decent weapons loadout. The airframe goes together in a front cockpit and radar section, pancake fuselage and then the wings are mounted flush to the body. There have been a few issues as the build has gone along - The front wheel well didn't fit at all. The instructions call the nose to be joined, the cockpit to be mounted on top of the wheel bay and then slid into place. The cockpit however doesn't sit right! To get around this, I first trimmed the bottom to allow the wheel bay to fit. This was then glued into place and left. Once it was firm, the mounting pegs where sanded flush and I manually lined the cockpit up inside the chassis. The intakes are quite frankly rubbish. For some reason, they leave some 1cm square holes once completely built up if you don't card them over! As I'm posing the intakes in the powered down position, it's hardly hard to see into this section. Wing fitment has been poor however I accrue 50% of this down to poor building technique (yeah, I rushed putting the pan cake together). Quite a lot of Milliput and Green stuff later and I've just about recovered the seams along with the re-scribing. I'll get some pictures up soon of the current build. Currently can't decide on the paint scheme though, I'm torn 50/50 been accurate and making a desert aggressor colouring!
  6. Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle Tigermeet of the Americas 2005 Built for the F-15 Single type Group Build, used Zactomodels resin parts for the exhausts and seats, Humrol Rattle can 27 for the main colour as Tamiya GS Grey was too dark for this scale and Humrol acrylics with the good old hairy stick. Bulld thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234932729-1144-revell-f-15e-strike-eagle-tmota-2005done/ Gallery Thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234932391-gallery/ Pics here... Next to her sister in arms.....my other entry the Revell F-15E modified to the one time proposed F-15N Sea Eagle.
  7. I've been building this one for Aeroscale's Night Fighters group build. First the box and a look at the sprues And the decal sheet Wings together The cockpit sits upon the intake and the bits visible behind the cockpit are not neglected The fit is phenominaly good I I didn't need to use any filler, and the only sanding was around the intake where it joined the nose. Now for some light gull grey which serves both as primer and the colour of the inspar area Anti glare panel and radome And now some silver, buffed up with SNJ powder Now begins the mind-numbing task of applying all the stencils. Most companies include the owner's manuals when they sell airplanes. North American decided to save paper and paint the manual right onto the airframe. This is the result of four sessions of decalling. Next I need to do some detail painting, then I can get the rest of the stencils onto the underside.
  8. Hi all, just thought I`d show you some pic`s of my very latest effort: Hasegawas RF-4 Phantom in 1/48 Built from the RF-4B kit, as I couldn`t find a `C` version and done as `Snoopy War`s Hell` from the 11th TRS, 432nd TRW, Udorn, Thailand circa 1969 Apart from after-market decals it`s mostly OOB exceptions being; home made seat belts , rear view mirrors, detail on rear cockpit stbd side and ECM pod from Hasegawa weapons set Had to cut a few lumps and bumps off the kit but most of the `C` bits were on the sprues took a while to get finally finished for some reason. Hope you enjoy looking at Cheers Russ
  9. In with this one, hope to start this soon but need to get my F-15 builds done for another Group build, so it may be slow progress at first. Anyway box and other shots below, two choices for this but leaning towards the Dyess one as a Bone with the bat symbol on its tail seems to suit the aircraft.... Nice box art Bagged sprues, no comments on the background,... Updated Resin Cans Decals
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