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Aircraft / Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Last post by chrisonord on Today at 03:56:29 pm »
That looks brilliant Brad, and wouldn't be surprised if it gets used on a real f-16.
Chris
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by chrisonord on Today at 03:52:19 pm »
I have done one of the kinetic sufa kits and have another in the stash as well as the block 52+. I want to build them as per, but with a whiff paint and decal job. I wanted to do my xl as an updated version, with cft's and electronic pods, and an IFR probe on it, as it will be a usmc ground pounder. I messed it up,unrepairably so but if I photograph it carefully no one will know. I will just have to be very careful with the others. These ones only cost me 7 delivered.
Chris
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by Snowtrooper on Today at 03:44:32 pm »
Not kits, but two sets of CMK CFT's for F-16's. I have just put a pair on my XL, and even with heating them up with boiling water they were a nightmare to get to fit on the fuselage and stay put. And on't I know it as one of them has moved at one end and sticks out like a dogs d***. so that's my F-16 XL ruined. Project FUBAR will be the heading when I finish and post this build  :banghead: :banghead:
Chris
That sucks... I've had the same issue when using the Freitghdog Cfts on the Revell F-16. I've to adjust the CFTs with some sanding on the matting surfaces, to get everything properly fitted. I used a bit of Tamiya tape on the fuselage to keep the CFTs from moving too much before the CA glue was dry. Place them on the right spot, secure them with tape, lift one side to apply glue, attach the CFTs and adjust the fit, then tape them down in place so they won't move til the glue is dry.
This is why I hoard Kinetic F-16's. ;D

No, but seriously, big H sells these resin CFT's at 8 so 10 plus postage. Cheapest Kinetic F-16's on Evilbay go for around 20 plus postage, the CFT's are styrene like the rest of the kit so will save your time and poor nerves, and you'll get a spare Viper with either Block 52+ or Sufa bits (or you can use the same on the XL) and half of Skunkworks' NATO or IAF weapons pack.
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Aircraft / Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Last post by Snowtrooper on Today at 03:33:16 pm »
Absolutely beautiful, and those craft paints are a perfect match :wub:
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What-if related Products / Re: Free Airfix Spitfires - today only!
« Last post by Chris Payne on Today at 03:19:48 pm »
It's got Chris Evans quite excited on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show though  ;) He's been going on about RAF WWII aircraft for the last few mornings, getting quite "into it"  ;D

The late Clive James was a serious aviation geek on the quiet: I heard him speak very knowledgably  and enthusiastically about it on a couple of rare occasions.

Erm, Clive James is still alive.
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General Modeling topics / Re: "Sinai Grey"
« Last post by Gondor on Today at 02:16:36 pm »
Colourcoats do a paint called Israeli Sand Grey, coded AR101 in their catalogue.

Gondor
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Sci-fi / Re: Falke 'Modified' Redux Version
« Last post by Vorcha on Today at 01:37:33 pm »
wow  :o
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General Modeling topics / Re: "Sinai Grey"
« Last post by crudebuteffective on Today at 12:50:07 pm »
i use humbrol 72 enamel

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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 12:39:59 pm »
Latest in the jetliners club:
*******

There's one more I'm looking to get pretty soon in the Air Korya livery. I forget what the plane itself was, though...   :unsure:


Most likely a Tu-134. AZ Models do one of these, available from all good model stores.

Some of my friends actually flew on one of these to Pyongyang (and back again  :o ) a few years ago. Apparently they are banned from flying anywhere in the world other than China to North Korea because of poor maintenance!
You know, I get the impression anyway from things I've read and a few Youtube videos that the operations Air Koryo are running are geared more toward aviation enthusiasts, "tourists" and as propaganda of sorts. It doesn't seem like a whole heck of a lot of folks are using Air Koryo to commute or go on vacation.. most seem to be riding Air Koryo as if it were a carnival ride.   ;D ;D   One thing I read seemed as if this fella and group of other enthusiasts were on some type of "package deal" where they would fly on one plane, hop of and on to another, fly it around, again and again and even included a flight on an Il-78.  :o :mellow:
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Thanks guys.

Needed to be a bit more boat like in the stern.  Framing it up.



Well, well, F-15 radome in 1970's "air-superiority blue" a near perfect fit.  Extra strakes to reduce the spray going down the intakes.   

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