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  1. 2019, 2020… what's in a number?
  2. I learned something new today. Thank you Bill for the clarification. Quang
  3. Aha! The plot thickens. How about the brown on this one? Another thing to take in consideration is the discoloration of the period Kodachrome.
  4. The horror! On this sad day, my thoughts go to our NZ friends.
  5. Just superb, Chek. And very helpful as well. Of interest is the dark brown colour, not noticeable on b&w prints. The general black-green pattern is rather consistent. Here's a pic of 41512 in Vietnam. The brown appears to be added as an afterthought Cheers, Quang
  6. Reedoak has a superb WWII USN standing pilot who looks uncannily like Sam Shepard.
  7. Will do, Chek. I will create a new thread devoted to the KH RF-101C build. Quang
  8. Thanks Tony. While the KH Voodoo can present a number of challenges, none of them is insurmountable. The trick is to deal with them one by one. I'm currently replacing the round bleed air vent on the right side of the fuselage with a rectangular one. Should to be an interesting experience Cheers, Quang
  9. @Chek Great profile view of 228. Pity it's only black and white. Thanks Chek!
  10. Moulding limitations. To achieve a nice bubble canopy, you need a three-part mould ( resulting in a nice seam on the bubble top). Think Tamiya 1/32 Mustang. With two-part moulds, the canopy sides need to be somewhat vertical so that they can remove the mould after injection, resulting in a squashed effect. Having said that, the squashed effect is not too apparent on the KH Voodoo. One can always add a scratchbuilt boarding ladder to divert the viewer’s attention.
  11. @LSP_K2 Ron Easly is an authority on the F-101. His book should be very interesting. Thanks for your input. @Tony T I don’t know about D-Mold but the Kitty Hawk nose looks very usable to me with an accurate shape and an excellent fit. Here I opened the side apertures and put in the cameras stolen from the KH Cougar .I also added the RHAWS bumps on the nose and tail. The Eduard consoles and instrument panel are not bad but I prefer an old-style cockpit à la Monogram, more realistic IMO. Cheers, Quang
  12. I also found that Monogram F-84F tanks -with the fins removed- fit the photos of the slim variant to a tee. Here are the KH RF-101 tank and the Monogram F-84 tank compared. Above KH, below Monogram Thanks Chek for your input. Cheers, Quang
  13. Hi guys, I’m currently building the Kitty Hawk 1/48 RF-101C Voodoo (a smooth and pleasant ride despite what’s being said In some circles). My intention is to do an Vietnam-era replica in one of the early test camouflage. During my research, I noticed that Voodoo of that theater often carry a different kind of auxiliary tanks, slimmer and longer than their European counterparts.   I curious to know where those peculiar tanks come from. Since the RF-101s used in Vietnam were originally based in Japan, were these long tanks associated with their base in Japan ( just like the Misawa tanks on the F-86 during the Korean War?) What do you Voodoo fans, think?  Thank you for your input. Cheers, Quang 
  14. Nice and neat. An excellent tribute to this exceptional kit. Bravo Bob! Quang
  15. Those resin kits of the Jungmeister look good but they’re short of being unbuildable. The provided LG and wing struts would simply collapse under the weight of the resin fuselage and wings.
  16. Jungmeister! Always been the forgotten one
  17. What’s wrong with the venerable Monogram B-24 (or B-17)? As far as I remember, toss in some brass M.G., spruce up the interior with plastic strips, add some wire to the front engines and you’re half-way to a very good 1/48 replica. Or is my memory doing tricks?
  18. Looking a few posts back, I found out the gun camera (probably from Milliput) has been added to my build. I don’t even recall having done It and that’s only two years ago!
  19. It’s great to see this thread revived thanks to Chek and you guys for the additional info. Makes me want to take the Hurri out of its retirement and finish it once for all. The problem is that I’m currently thousands miles away from my workdesk and will only be back next year. In the meantime let the info pour in. As Chek rightly said, this thread is fast becoming a treasure trove of Hurricane facts and will be useful for any builder of any scale. Cheers, Quang
  20. Tamiya’s 1/32 P-51D was first released in 2011. ZM came second in 2012, followed by Tamiya’s Pacific version. Modelers all over the world had every opportunity to compare the 2 kits when the ZM was released and discuss about it on the internet like ... HERE Just to set the record straight, Quang
  21. I never needed drawings to know if a model looks right or not. Especially when the error is so blatantly evident. My eyeball is all I need. In the case of the ZM Mustang, all you have to do is to compare a head-on photo of the ZM kit and of the real thing. If you can see the difference, fine! If you don’t see it, it’s also OK by me. I used the word ‘uninspiring’ because I was in a merciful mood. On a good day I would have called it ‘a gross caricature’. Having said that I’m not here to demonstrate that the ZM P-51D is lacking since I made my choice and went on. Now if you really think the ZM Mustang is a fantastic scale model, who am I to contradict you? Did I even ask you to demonstrate why the Revell kit is so ...’mediocre’? ‘Nuff said Quang
  22. It’s been quite a while since I investigated the various 1/32 P-51D kits (before settling on the Revell offering). But AFAIR the main issue of the ZM is a too-rounded belly at the radiator level, resulting in a slightly off-looking radiator inlet and exhaust scoop. This oddity is readily apparent on the Valiant Wings book ironically devoted to the building of the ZM kit. That feature alone would throw off the sleek lines of the Mustang. On a lesser matter, the tail is a tad too tall (easy to correct) and the diameter of the Hamilton Standard prop slightly undersized. The details in the cockpit and the wheel bays (areas of prime importance to the superdetailer) are vague and uninspiring. This is all I can recall by now but if you looking for something more specific just google the review of Christian A. who knows more about Mustangs than the average modeller. As for the reduced-price topic, the retail price of the ZM Mustang at its release was slightly superior to its Tamiya counterpart. Now it’s selling at 100 euro at the biggest retailer in Belgium while the Tamiya retails at 130 euro and 145 euro (Pacific Mustang). Draw your own conclusion.
  23. Indeed Rog. I value and respect your opinion. Thank you for sharing. Quang
  24. It’s funny that nobody seems to remember that ZM did have their dab at a 1/32 scale P-51D somewhere around 2012-2014. Released with the customary ZM tralala - the Old Man’s blessings, the ‘vintage’ looking Concept Notes, etc...- it was over-engineered and overloaded with superfluous details inside out (some of it imaginary). But its big issue is that it had some shape issues and didn’t resemble a P-51D when finished. Add to that the fact that ZM decided to release it right after Tamiya released its meisterwerk (probably with the intention of stealing some of the Big T’s thunder).The comparison was lethal to the ZM offering which since lays smouldering under the pile of reduced-priced items. It’s good news that the P-51B/C did finally find some interest from a major company. But I’d wait to see the final product to rejoice. Now I’d be the first to be overjoyed if Radu B. announces that he’s working on a -B for the next Revell kit.
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