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  1. Prayers for the pastor, check!
  2. Appreciate the positive comments gents!
  3. First post on this subject, finished before the 31 December deadline but its taken several days to get the pics in order. I did take some in-progress shots along the way, perhaps I can post those in the appropriate subject category in the near future. Trumpeter kit with some modifications to get it closer to what a Air National Guard bird looks like, as well as fixing some of the Trumpy issues. -Filled in lots of fuselage rivets with Mr. Surfacer...left the empenage rivets for detail effect under the Alclad "burnt titanium". -Added the UHF blade antenna and anti-collision light on the spine. -ILS antenna on the nose. -"315" did not get cycled through south east Asia, hence no RWR gear installed. -Extended the external fuel tanks to the later "long" style. -Shortened the main landing gear legs to the proper length, also used SHM F-100 wheels & tires...these two items fix the appropriate nose-to-tail attitude of the F-100 on the ground. -Turned a new pitot tube and set it under the nose in the correct location. -Eduard interior & color cockpit with waldron punched knobs to provide some realistic relief. -Master Details F-102 style exhaust. -A few other things that I'll recall later... Enjoy, and Happy New Year to all. Thanks for looking. Patrick
  4. John, To adapt a quote from a movie..." you are the group build!" Patrick
  5. I have used the old Revell nose and used it on the newer Revell kit. The horizontal profile is much closer to reality than the newer kit, just needs to be a little wider when viewing it from the vertical. I added a small wedge of plastic at the 12 and 6 o'clock position to make the nose slightly wider and it looked great.
  6. Another consideration is how early are you intending to go. Those mentioned above plus a Block 5-Block 10 generation has additional changes to the gear door interiors, different antenna configurations, as well as the leading edge flap hinges, small horizontal stabilators...I'm sure I could find some more if I pull out my references. I did change my Tamiya F-16 T-bird kit into an F-16XL back in 2011 and it took a bit to get the Block 5 details right, but an "C" to a "A" is well within the realm of non-major conversion. Patrick
  7. Red Dog, awesome job. Here's my input to help with "accuracy". When the aircraft is at this point in the landing, the pilot is looking only at the Fresnel lens which would be located about 15 degrees off to the left side of the aircraft. If its possible, position the pilots head as if he were looking at something just to the left of the HUD. (hard to to tell from your picture angle but the pilot's head is biased slightly to the left) Keep up the good work. Patrick
  8. OBTW, the "candy stripe" was done to distiguish the aggressors from the friendlies during air-to-air training. Dad was an IP at the Tucson Fighter Weapons School back in the 70's (still flying F-100's) and they would regularly train with the F-15 boys from Luke AFB. I seem to recall the stipes would be red/white or other birds had black/white.
  9. Well, if we're going big, then I'll second "Supersonic's" request and say F-111, Foxbat and Viggen. Lots of variants to go from these.
  10. Mig-25 in 1/32 scale would be awesome. No flashlights required to peek down the intakes and exhausts.
  11. Dave, et. al, I've designed for resin (and will have in my hands shortly) some correct F-100 style wheels and tires. I'll be test fitting these prototypes on my 1/32 F-100 kit and if all goes well, you should see them released soon. Forgive the stealth nature, but the boss has not given the go-ahead for public announcement yet. Probably waiting to see how they turn out. They're CAD designed based off actual data so they will be the right height and width...something that has been wrong even since the 1/48th monogram days. Patrick
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