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  1. Great build and an unusual scheme. Love it
  2. One more detail to do before painting. I plan to arm my F-16 with AIM-9P’s. There are no such missiles in 1/32 except for aftermarket items. With our post it is not an option. Luckily the AIM-9L’s in the Revell F-4E kit are the right length for a P but not for an L ! Using the missiles in the Academy 1/48 F-4C as a reference I shortened the back fins by 2mm and scratch build the front fins. Only painting remaining now. Nick
  3. Gerhard next time tell them to consult you about model/decal availability before booking tickets.
  4. Wonderful build and detailing. I wonder why the Americans never went ahead with their version of this configuration, the YC-14.
  5. A small update. Looking at photos of the F-16A the static dischargers seem over scale on the kit. I do not know if they changed to the C or if it is only a molding limitation. I changed this by using .3mm wire which look more in scale. In the photo they still need to be trimmed to length. The ones on the wings and fin I will do as soon as the model is complete , in case my clumsy side bumb them. Nick
  6. Sorry Dave, I see they are still there but seems a lot less pronounced than the C/J kit. The nose of the E ends in different place from the C/J. I don’t know if the mound is different or if it can adjust like the Italeri Mirage kits. Nick
  7. The F-4EJ boxing does not have them. It must be a different mold as the nose section is also shorter. I sanded mine off on the J model.
  8. Oliver a super build and ingenious display. It captures the moment perfectly. Well done.
  9. Hi Håkan I am loving your build. I takes me back to 1975 when I first build this kit and at the time these Hasegawa kits were the best available. Cheers Nick
  10. The F-16 is back on the bench after the Fw distraction on the group build. I also had a very busy work schedule the last two weeks. The tail is now fitted and the model almost ready for painting. The AIM-9 launchers below the wing were sourced from the Academy Sufa kit. I did not realize the size difference until I had glued the wingtip launchers to the wing, otherwise I would have copied the Tamiya ones. A bit of plastic card reduced the size difference and with missiles on will hopefully not be noticed. I also added plastic card bolts to the Hasegawa wheels to make them a bit more realistic. Thanks for looking Nick
  11. The J models have additional sprues for the cockpit differences and slotted tailplane. This includes a belly tank not found in the C/D kit. The Marine J boxing has the bombs and weapon of the C/D included and the only boxing with the outer wing pylons.
  12. Thanks Sean You are right in that few people would recognize Otto Kittel's name. I am finished with Anton Hafner's Me 109 and plan to do a few models of the aircraft of the lesser known members of the 200 club like Willi Batz, Theo Weissenberger and Erich Rudolfer along with Heinrich Ehler. Unfortunately not many details of their aircraft are readily available. Cheers Nick
  13. You also need a new IP . Only way is to scratch build it. The MB seat for a German Saber has been discussed. Nick
  14. So has someone started printing/making drop tanks, wheels, pylons, new nacelles and a fin extension? This is the one I would like to model.
  15. Another great build Max, well done
  16. Here she is. My first completed build for 2020. The Revel kit almost out of the box. The A-8 converted to an A-7 by filling the 3 panels on the fuselage sides and the MW50 access hath on the bottom fuselage . I did not move the engine access panel latches as I did not have clear info on this. The pitot tube was moved inboard as well. Addition limited to brass tubes for the cannon barrels and pitot tube and a few cockpit additions and in the wheel bay. Propeller weights were printed and added. The markings are those of the A-7 flown by Oberleutnant Otto Kittel at Riga-Skulte in June 1944. Enjoy Nick
  17. Thanks for all the compliments Azgaron, Alain , Maru ,Alain and Gazzas. I will be home tomorrow and post some more pictures taken with a camera and not the phone. Alain I will see if I can photograph the Tempest as well. The Green on the above photo is too green. My photo friend says that the fluorescent light gives of a lot of green light. We will see with natural light. Cheers Nick
  18. First one for the year finished. I will post more pictures as soon as there is more light. We have been having unusual cloudy weather lately. Enjoy
  19. Thanks Ray I wish I had more info but even Claes Sundin has two completely different profile side views of this aircraft. Cheers Nick
  20. The wife is visiting with her sisters, so I had a day of un-interruped modeling. The cammo pattern is my own interpretation as every profile has a different interpretation and no photos of the complete plane seems to be available. Thanks for looking Nick
  21. Thanks for the comments Gazzas but after posting the photo I saw a few small bits I had to touch up. I now looks better. I painted the wings and should have the fuselage painted by tomorrow. I am not sure of the cammo pattern on the JG54 aircraft as like the colors there are numerous interpretations. I do not know if there was anything like a standard pattern. The best I could come op with on the net was a Russion forum on the Second World War. It depicts some of JG54 pilots eating and a FW 190 in the background facing away. I drew the pattern from this as best I could and used it as a reference. At least the port side of the fuselage I can do according to Claes's profile and it matches the wing pattern where it joins the fuselage. Thanks for looking Nick
  22. All closed up and now I need to do some painting. First problem is the greens used by JG54. Every profile and model seem to have their own interpretation. I used one of Claes Sunden's profiles to mix a color from Tamiya enamel. I still need to mix the darker color. I also decided to do reverse masking on the yellow and do that first, The crosses were done on the Sillouette Cutter and sprayed onto the yellow. I will now mask all the yellow areas and the complete the model as usual. Nick
  23. Another milestone reached. I can now join the fuselage and wings once the cockpit is in. The stick (control column for the purists and training captains ) seemed thin compared to photos of the real thing , so I replaced it with a piece of plastic rod. I most likely spend too much time on the cockpit as not much can be seen once closed up. This kit is very good in some places, in other you ask what was Revell thinking. Nick
  24. IP complete and I added a few extra pieces to the cockpit. I also added ribs in the wheel well. All the 1/48 models have them. I don’t know how Revell could have left them out. Nick
  25. Not all LSP so I will post here. I made an effort to clear the shelf of doom and managed to get these completed. Nick
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