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  1. https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3154
  2. Read it. Interesting and different view on some of the F-4 operations. Seemed “slanted” and opinion based in some respects but gets the reader thinking of why repeated strikes were undertaken. I also thought ‘Ghosts of Atonement” was pretty critical of the IAF and their use of the F-4 during the war, both on a strategic and tactical level. That 1960-1970 timeframe gives us modelers a great variety of subjects to choose from. That build above is a is a great resource. I just need to get off my tail and pull out my 1/48 Pro Modeler hard wing F-4E and aftermarket CBUs an
  3. That’s a great book, a must have for anyone interested in the YKW air conflict and Phantom. Cheers Collin
  4. Scribing today, and along with that fixing mistakes I make during my scribing. 1/48 A-4M in work. Scribing 1/48 I find much more tedious than 1/32. Cheers Collin
  5. Today, finishing touches after my 0630 work call. Gun barrels, antenna, prop, canopy on...then a few snaps with the camera. Cheers Collin
  6. Not LSP...but thought I would share. Tamiya base kit, aftermarket 2-stage Merlin engines (Jason Chatwin's original castings, recently reproduced by Brengun -BRL48124). Resin conversion pieces were great. Needed an in-flight bomber Mosquito to keep my FB in-flight Mosquito company on my work desk. Fun conversion, learned some valuable lessons in re-scribing and once again realized I need to improve my canopy masking. Prop Blur props utilized. Aeromaster 48-552 markings corrected for ML907 (HS-B, not GB-B as the markings state). Pilot and Nav figure in ther
  7. Assuming M2K LE slats movement is based on AoA/speed variables....seems they are deployed early in the takeoff phase before speed/AoA increases to the point where they automatically retract. All my flying was done on dumb aircraft where LE slat movement was based on the flap handle...and what little Hornet time I got...well that was all automatic like the M2K. To your point: I've seen some take off photos with no LE slat extension....my assumption is that AoA/speed is great enough that the aircraft's flight computer doesn't extend then for the lift/stall warning benefits.
  8. Who doesn’t love a Mosquito....the DH type. Terrific build so far of this anti-shipping workhorse. Cheers Collin
  9. Will be following this for sure. I plan my build in the in-flight takeoff configuration just lifting off. Aux doors, LE slats, gear doors luckily will be displayed. I’m not looking forward to making those speed brakes look good in the closed position. Cheers Collin
  10. “This meant: more masking with liquid mask, applying lightened or darkened base coat, highly diluted Tamiya Smoke, different washes and filters. We’re slowly getting there!” You should write a book!! You described your weathering technique at length in your S-3B build correct? Your weathering (IMO) technique is more pleasing to the eye than starker techniques I have seen. You capture the look perfectly. Cheers Collin
  11. Corrosion control. The more “spotted” the aircraft, you know maintenance is doing their job and touching up paint to keep the salt water environment from wrecking havoc. Cheers Collin
  12. Anyone know what the price of this will be when it hits the states? Collin
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