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Coming along really good! I liked the desert cammo on the Alicat. I was fortunate to see them real in Iran...had IIAF on the side and the regular (pre revolution) flag on the tail. I read somewhere that less than 20 are still flying.

 

 

Cheers...Ron

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1 hour ago, aircommando130 said:

Coming along really good! I liked the desert cammo on the Alicat. I was fortunate to see them real in Iran...had IIAF on the side and the regular (pre revolution) flag on the tail. I read somewhere that less than 20 are still flying.

 

 

Cheers...Ron

thanks

I have never seen a tomcat in real live

This build is now on hold just like my other builds

i dondt have the drive at this moment to build somthing

 

Mark

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I feel you, I was happily chopping ang fitting a Bf 110 G conversion over in the pale moon light when I had a sudden and catastrophically  complete mojo failure. It looked like the project was going down in burning in a flat spin with no hope of recovery! I even boxed it all back up and returned it to its place in the stash. Then while hanging around in the hobby shop one day (hiding from my wife actually) I found a Takom King Tiger with full interior, now having always been a bit of a fan of king tigers, figured I could use this as a bit of a quick diversion to maybe get my modelling habit back in gear... One thing to be aware of, when Takom says it has a full interior, they do mean a full interior! My quick diversion was almost 2 months of bench time building the king (uh huh) and such a nice build I bought another one... digressing aside, my Bf 110G mojo was fully repaired and back on track to be completed...sometime.

Where was I going with this? I don’t actually remember now but I will take an opportunity to point out that it is a hobby, a distraction from day to day stresses and should be enjoyed. So if your not enjoying it, definitely take a step back, do something else and allow yourself some time to feel the urge (again)

as well, you are doing a really great job on the Tomcat!

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I could provide some shots of the real thing (IRIAF Tomcats that is) as a motivation, albeit the blue/grey one?

Praise the Lord Almighty the untinkable happened recently and I made to Iran and actually catch three of their kitties; two of them inflight.

 

Boooyyyy, they are plastered with subtle stencils. Even in its gullgrey/white hayday the early Navy birds didn't have that many stenciling on them. All in English actually!

 

Anyways, the longer the break, the happier the return. take your time buddy.

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On 10/16/2018 at 10:57 AM, aircommando130 said:

Coming along really good! I liked the desert cammo on the Alicat. I was fortunate to see them real in Iran...had IIAF on the side and the regular (pre revolution) flag on the tail. I read somewhere that less than 20 are still flying.

 

 

Cheers...Ron

Hey Ron - did you live/work over there?  I lived there as a very young kid (pre-revolution obviously), 73-77.     Never saw any Tomcats but I recall seeing the occasional F-4 and a bunch of Hueys / Cobras flying over my house.  

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No...didn't live there. Was a C-5 loadmaster at Travis AFB and we'd fly to Amarillo, Tx and load Cobra's or Huey's or go to McClellan AFB and load F-5E's and fly nonstop to Iran. We'd take engines and tires and parts for their F-4 and F-14 fleet. When the Shaw left in Feb 1979 I think it started getting bad and we would have to fly back out. Was evacuating people and contractors before the embassy fell in Nov 79. Later I hauled 2 of the RH-53's from Norfolk NAS to Diego Garcia that were used in the Desert 1 hostage rescue raid in April 1980. 

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14 hours ago, aircommando130 said:

No...didn't live there. Was a C-5 loadmaster at Travis AFB and we'd fly to Amarillo, Tx and load Cobra's or Huey's or go to McClellan AFB and load F-5E's and fly nonstop to Iran. We'd take engines and tires and parts for their F-4 and F-14 fleet. When the Shaw left in Feb 1979 I think it started getting bad and we would have to fly back out. Was evacuating people and contractors before the embassy fell in Nov 79. Later I hauled 2 of the RH-53's from Norfolk NAS to Diego Garcia that were used in the Desert 1 hostage rescue raid in April 1980. 

Very cool.  I remember seeing a good number of C-141's at Tehran's Merahbad Airport when I was coming and going. Never saw any C-5's. 

 

Always liked the look of the -141's in the old school grey and white MAC scheme!

 

 

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The gray and white with the blue cheat line on the 141 and C-5 were my favorite scheme too. When they were stretching the 141 to make the B model you'd see them in the gray and white with camouflage plugs. When they started re winging the C-5 there were a few in the gray white with new camouflage wing center sections and gray slats/flaps. 

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