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  1. Yes, Eventually but cannot day when. It is on the list for the late F and Growler versions.
  2. Look at pictures of the airframe you are modeling. In reality both are used... they get replaced often, so your choice.
  3. No, but you must pay an admission charge.
  4. I have two tables and they put me right across form the Zoukei Mura booth. Everyone is welcome to hang out as I will be there all week. Looking forward to seeing everyone as this will be a NATS to Remember!!! Gary
  5. Her is the results of my research a few years back: Parts R us wheels are resin copies of the Revell F-15 kit wheel. The are to small in diameter and to narrow. RES-IM wheels are for a C/D. A/B wheels are different. Tires markings are to large and not accurate for the actual tires used. NorthStar F-15E wheel are much to large in profile and diameter and the wheel lightening holes are the wrong size. F-15 E's use two styles of wheels, one with small and one will large holes. GT Resin wheels are made from CAD drawings based on input from the manufacturers drawings and the actual wheels and tires. Both Michelin "Aviator" tires and Goodyear tires are available. Wheels, brakes, and tires are separate for ease of assembly and painting. You can also drill a hole in the brake drum and id a screw to attached them to the main gear just like the kit gear. They are a little more expensive, but the look is worth it even is I am a little biased. Chuck Sawyer used the GT Resin set on his F-15C build a year or so back. Several others have used them on their builds. the oval holes I the Wheels are designed to be easily removed so you get the realistic look of the brake drum behind it. Pics are courtesy of Chuck Sawyer form his build thread. Hope this helps.
  6. I finished this a couple of months ago and finally got motivated to find a new photo hosting service. F-4G Wild Weasel - Details Base kit is Tamiya F-4EJ with extensive scratch building to convert to an F-4G Wild Weasel. This model served as the basis for the GT Resin F-4G Wild Weasel Super Set available at Sprue Brothers. The model took many hundreds of hours to complete over a six year period. The markings represent an aircraft that took part in Operation Desert shied, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Southern Watch. These aircraft were maintained I pristine condition, even in an extreme desert environment. The biggest component was the fading of the paint. The aircraft represent the condition it was in as it returned to Nellis Air Force Base at the end of OSW. Displayed are the 8 confirmed SAM Radar kills and the Wild Weasel mascot on the left splitter plate. Stencil markings were very basic. I chose to build the model with the Slats and flaps extended to develop those products for possible future release and as something different to display. Scratch Built parts of Build: · GT Resin Entire Cockpit including Accurate WSO radar officer panel and controls and accurate pilot office changes of the Geasels. · GT R esin Mk 7 USAF Seats w/Eduard seat belts · Air Scale Instrument and Placard decals · Air Scale PE instrument faces · PE Detailed canopy frames with Air Scale decals · GT Resin Chin pod with Scratch PE WW antennas · GT Resin Slatted outer wings · GT Resin Extended inner wing slats · GT Resin Dropped flaps with fuselage details · GT Resin Belly strap · Eduard Brassin Wheels and tires · Additional Landing gear details · GT Resin TACAN, UHF, antennas on fuselage top. UHF is at an angle per the actual airframe, it is not crooked. · GT Resin Wild Weasel fin cap · GT Resin Wild Weasel Small antennas on each side of nose and fin · Brass tubing for Rear drain and Parachute door “T” handle · GT Resin LAU-118 Launch rails · GT Resin AGM-88 HARM B Missiles · GT Resin AIM-7M Sparrow Missiles · GT Resin ALQ-184 ECM pod with Sparrow well mount · Master Model Pitots and AOA probe · Eduard F-4E exterior PE set · GT Resin seamless intakes and fan faces · GT Resin Exhausts · GT Resin Correct fuel tank vents over engine nozzles · GT Resin F-15 Style Center Line Drop tank with Anti-sway bracing · All stores have threaded metal anti-sway braces installed · Speed Hunter decals · Mr. Color Finishes · Model Master Finishes · Tamiya detail chalks · Various oils
  7. The following items are at Sprue Brothers to enhance you 1/32 Revell F-4 builds and correct the detail errors in these otherwise fine kits: F-4E/F nose correction and detailed Cannon with both Muzzles: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32054.htm?CartID=4 F-4G nose correction and Antenna Set: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32055.htm?CartID=5 F-4E/G Belly Strap: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32056.htm?CartID=6 F-4E/F/G Slatted Wing Set. Replaces the kit parts that lack detail. Easy to install as the kit parts. Can be used on RF-4's as well to build a Greek Recce, as these had Slatted wings. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32069.htm?CartID=7
  8. New 1/32 F-104 Exhasut nozzles for the Italeri Kits...may work on Others but not tested. Your choice of Short or Long versions. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32080.htm http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr32081.htm 1/48 F-16 intakes for Kinetic kits: http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48022.htm http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48023.htm 1/48 A-6 Intake Set for Hobby Boss Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48027.htm 1/48 A-6 Intruder and EA-6 Prowler Intake Set for Kinetic Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48028.htm 1/48 F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Seamless Intakes for Hasegawa Kits http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/gtr48032.htm Check these out and tell your friends! THx Gary
  9. great suggestion everyone....Thanks!!!!!!
  10. Back to F-16 two seaters. It looks like I will be able to get the AFV canopies, so that solves that problem. Start saving your money everyone, as due to the difficulty of making these and the extensive work involved I am only going to make one run of these. If they sell well and I can get a supply of the canopies, I may make more. These will be a direct sale item so I can keep the price down like the old days.
  11. Sorry if sounded coy, I did not men to be....it is just there were many ways to take your question. What I am looking at the following: New tooled forward fuselage Rear cockpit for the B/D model Two resin seats so they match Canopy frame with handles, latches, mechanism, etc AFV. have glass canopy. Para pack tail fin base As for the Spine and CFT's, these will be separate items. I will also make a few sets without the canopy included for those who have an extra Academy canopy available.
  12. Here is the link Scott. https://scmegashow.com/ IT was a huge event last year. I was unsure if I would vend after my Surgery, so I did not get any tables. I contacted after the surgery as it went very well and they were sold out of vendor table......all 65 of them. This is a huge contest as well because it is a combined AMPS and IPMS event. They contests are run separately but with all of the models are on the tables together. Just lots of really great work. I am bringing my F-4G and the F-16CJ if I get thane done in time. Back to F-16 two seaters. It looks like I will be able to get the AFV canopies, so that solves that problem. Start saving your money everyone, as due to the difficulty of making these and the extensive work involved I am only going to make one run of these. If they sell well and I can get a supply of the canopies, I may make more. These will be a direct sale item so I can keep the price down like the old days.
  13. Hi Scott, Are you coming to the big contest in Columbia on June 22? I hope that is the case that many who want this set will also have purchased the Academy Kit and are able to use the extra. I am going to make a frame that will allow it to fit that canopy to fit the Tamiya forward fuselage. IT is really a good match right up until the front where the instrument cover is. IF you leave it open then it is never an issue as no one will tell. Trying to fire out if most who want the set will have a ACADemy canopy to use, as I don't wan to spend the money for VAC if no one will use them....just adds to the price. Then again some of us don't mind VAC canopies. Looking for input here as maybe offer the set with no canopy and have the VAC part as a separate option?
  14. If you like, I can send you pics of my block52 build where I used the adjustment with an Aries wheel well. Mike is a busy guy working on real aircraft. This is just a hobby for him so he is not easy to get in touch with. My D conversion will be made to use the Academy canopy, or the AFV version. If I can get hold of the AFV canopy in quantity that is what will be included. Hoping too that many of those wanting the set will have an Extra Academy canopy from that kit to use. Casting in clear is a none starter in that size, and many don’t like the Vacformed ones.
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