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    1/32 Aim-120

    DJ Parkins. They're VERY detailed, basically a kit unto themselves, you'll need get Two Bobs 1/32 stencils for the AIM-120s to get the real thing.
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    Custom Decal?

    So I'm working on a large 1/32 Su-27 diorama, with 3 Flankers, 1 Mi-8 Hip, 2 ground vehicles, scratch built equipment, terrain, foliage, etc. I lucked out and came out with reference photos for all angles for all the aircraft and have decals for them. However, there is one decal not included on the sheet from 'Blue 36' on the right forward fuselage, its a small Russian Air Force "Sunburst?" flag with the yellow and blue stripes with a small set of wings and Red Star in the middle. I don't have any graphics programs but I was wondering if someone would be able to help design just this one decal in 1/32 scale for me (I can send a photo to show specifically what the marking is). Please help! and thank you! Dan
  3. Just wondering if anyone has heard of anyone that is planning to release a 1/32 MiG-25 'Foxbat'?
  4. dsahling1

    1/32 Tamiya F-15I Ra´am

    Looking really good, excited for more
  5. I'm curious if it's possible to take the Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 Flanker B and using some parts from the 1/32 Su-30 (notably the forward fuselage area with the refueling probe, offset IR probe and subsequent front canopy correction, and nose gear) and scratch building...could it be done? Here are some thoughts on considerations involved: For the cockpit? (it's mostly MFDs on the new one I think, and the rest could probably be scratched. Exhausts: could the resin exhausts can be modified to at least approximate the thrust-vectored nozzles. Nose/forward fuselage: could the Zactoman nose be modified with a point on the tip and some styrene/other material strips on the radome? Or is the diameter/shape different on the Su-35 and would require basically completely redoing it? Vertical stabilizers: What work would need to be done on the vertical stabilizers? Fuselage: I know the Su-35 had the airbrake removed, could one just fill, smooth and then re-scribe the areas/panel detail appropriately, or is the shape much different? Tail boom: I know the tail boom is different but if one just took measurements of the Great Wall Hobby part(s) could it be scratch built without too much trouble. I understand this is no one-day, simple and easy conversion job, but I'm wondering if it could be done with reasonably solid modeling skills? Or does anyone have a word on if a 1/32 Su-35 (or conversion set, oooooohhhhh Zactoman.................:-) is being planned by any company out there? Dan
  6. dsahling1

    Trumpeter MiG-29A

    I can't wait to see what you do with the Fulcrum, any ideas for a specific plane? I know I've got mine already picked out.
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    Tamiya's release schedule next 5 years (suggestion)

    1.) 1/32 Su-34 Fullback, they often don't cover Russian subjects..... 2.) 1/32 F-14D Tomcat New tool/details, with the fit/technology of the new 1/48, with last cruise and OEF/OIF Decals, some line jets. 3.) 1/32 Bf-109F-2/4 on par with the detail of Mustang and Spitfire, but with Marseille markings. 4.) An "expansion set" for the 1/32 F-16CJ, a 2 seat option for B/D, Israeli modifications/markings, OCU parts, aggressor markings. 5.) 1/32 F-22 Raptor, the weathering potential rivals naval aircraft....
  8. I recently completed a 1/32 F-15C that I spent 11 months on...I put some Walthers Solvaset on a new brand of decal without testing it on a scrap piece first...The Solvaset totally dissolved away most of the ink from the decal. I had to strip all the paint off the vertical stabilizer and go back from square one on the tail...in the end it came out great and you don't even notice, but DAMNIT! what a pain in the ass to fix. And its always when you're close to being done. Good luck with the repairs, let us know if we can be of assistance. Your plane looks great.
  9. dsahling1

    Fw190D from Bavaria - Hasegawa 1:32

    Great work on the Luftwaffe mottled camouflage, certainly not easy to pull off so well. Would you be able to say a little more about your technique, type of paint, airbrush equipment, PSI, etc.
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    Su-27 Red 23 Trumpeter 1:32

    Nicely done
  11. dsahling1

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    To each their own (and this is most impressive), but Tamiya does sell replacement sprues... :-) Can't wait to see how this turns out
  12. I'm planning on doing a 1/32 F-105D Thunderchief Serial Number 61-0069 with the wonderful 'Cherry Girl' nose art. A google search revealed only a couple photos of the camouflage pattern on the top of the wings and sides of the fuselage. Does anyone have any additional reference photos of this plane and its camouflage pattern of the top of the wings and different sides of the fuselage? Thanks Dan
  13. Title says it mostly all, I've been looking for a set of 1/32 P-51D Mustang Big 'Beautiful Doll Decals' and it appears the EagleCals while very good (I've used them for different kits before and they're fantastic) are hard to come by. So I found this company called 'Draw Decals' that produces a 1/32 set but I couldn't determine what kit they were designed for, does anyone know if they're designed for the Tamiya kit? If not, does anyone have a set of the EagleCals or know of any other company that makes 1/32 'Big Beautiful Doll Decals?' Thanks Dan
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    Tamiya F-15C Kicked Up A Notch- Dec 1/17: DONE!

    I think it's time you learned the "dark art" of WWII Luftwaffe camouflage...maybe a FW-190D (version to be determined?) or a really tricked out Me-262?
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    1/32 Tamiya F-15I Ra´am

    One thing you may want to know (since you seem to have an eye for detail). Those panel lines that run through "the middle" on the wing aren't there, its actually just a double line of rivets/screws.