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  1. Nothing, other than taking the kit back and giving you a refund. Then the shop will be stuck with a kit with missing parts.
  2. Here's the location of the drain port on the starboard wing. This is the operational Mk. XIV at Duxford. Closeup of the drain port. The intervals are 1 cm (10 mm).
  3. Regarding the wing, this was based on the Mk. VIII wing, so would have the leading edge fuel tanks and the drain point on the lower surface. Need to check if the lights on the lower wing were in the same positon as the Mk. VIII too. Way back in 2014, we went to Japan, and I could afford to buy a Tamiya Mk VIII and XVI with the idea of crosskitting them and a bit of converting to make a Mk. XIV low back. The leftovers can be used to make a "vanilla" Mk.IXc.
  4. From memory, the "acemaker" gyro gunsight was introduced in April 1944, and it first went to aircraft equipping fighter squadrons, rather than fighter-bomber units. If your aircraft was built before then or around that time, I would say the earlier gunsight would be used.
  5. Presumably the resin cockpit is designed to fit the Revell kit? If Revell did indeed copy the Echelon kit, surely, the resin cockpit should fit the vacform with less problems considering vacforms generally have thinner walls than injection kits?
  6. Yes, the French call the blended wing/fuselage fairings "Karman fairings". The Airfix and Heller kit are from the same tools. Jens
  7. I don't know what the designation was, but it was an adapter pylon for the Penguin that also housed electronics to simulate the missile, enabling the pilot to train on launching the missile and making it find it's target. It wouldn't be a standard F-16 pylon. Jens
  8. Some grat modelling going on here. Didn't know the Karman fairings were so wrong in the kit - would have thought Heller got that right. Jens
  9. I did mention that on their facebook page, and I'm a bit surprised they chose to follow the Tamiya breakdown with the consequent risks for marring the clear parts.
  10. A bit closer... https://www.hyperscale.com/2014/features/seafire4732jt_1.htm At least we don't have to scratchbuild the nose.
  11. They do. X159 - F-15 interior blue/grey. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X159 Terriffic work on the cockpit!
  12. Thanks for that enlightenment. Yes, it's an odd contraption that early season configuration. Sucking in warm air that has passed through the radiators and then warming it up even more before trying to cool it before feeding it into the cylinders... I suppose the car looks better without the periscope intakes though.
  13. Ok...I don't see any ducting to the compressors themselves though, but I may be used to seeing the Tamiya version of the car...
  14. I hope they will include the air intakes for the compressors in the kit....
  15. Brass rod and tube would definitely provide stronger legs, and soldering brass is easy - as long as you use flux. Don't even try it without flux. A jig to hold the tube/rod in place is recommended, but once you have made it, the fabrication will be so much easier.
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