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« on: July 04, 2007, 02:14:14 am »
In response to popular demand, this thread is dedicated to those models which were finished before the official starting date of July 4th. I know a lot of us have models done already which would fit the GB but it isn't really fair on those who haven't.
Besides, do you really need an excuse to build another kit? :P

Sorry, these won't be eligible for the prizes so get back to the bench and build another!

Please tell us about the ideas, kits, paint schemes and pain you went thru to do these!

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 06:22:45 am »
This kit started out as a brainfart while I was doped-up w/a abcessed tooth last April. The kit is one of those nifty Revell 1/100 F-16As that for a good dose of paint. Dont remember what I used for the the ZELL booster or the attachments.





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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 06:29:31 am »
This project was one of those that I started, burned out @ PSR, repeat for a few years. Finally I just said "F it" and finished the kit. It started as a Italeri F-19, I built up the nose to match the radome, recycled the vert. stabilizers as the new outer wings and added a pair of 1/100 F-14 fins for the rudders.

 
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 07:21:39 am »
last year, i upgraded a crappy airfix 1/144 F-20 with some revell F-5E parts and painted it in a USAF color sheme  B)

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007, 08:14:37 am »
Got a couple for this thread.  First up are the F-15's from the 171st FS out of Selfridge ANGB.  Aggressors and non-aggressors abound!

F-15D CO's aircraft:


F-15C Standard marking aircraft:


Aggressor marked aircraft:
Aggressor 01


Aggressor 02


Aggressor 03


Aggressor 04


Aggressor 05


The backstories for these can be found here for the standard schemes and here for the Aggressors.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 08:23:05 am »
Up next are the rest of the Michigan based F-15's.

172nd Fighter Squadron, 110th Tactical Wing, Battle Creek ANGS F-15G Wild Eagle (Backstory here)


445th Fighter Squadron, 110th Space Wing, Wurtsmith AFB F-15L Space Eagle (ASAT) (Backtory here)


107th FS, 127th Tactical Wing, Selfridge ANGB F-15E Strike Eagle (Backstory here)

CO's plane:


Special scheme:


87th FS, K.I. Sawyer AFB F-15C Eagle (Backstory here)


And the 87th's follow on aircraft, the F-23 Phantom III (Backstory here)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 08:42:58 am »
More Michigan based birds...

438th Fighter Squadron, 412th Fighter Wing, Kincheloe AFB, F-26A Griffon (JAS39A) (backstory here)


75th Fighter Squadron, 412th Fighter Wing, Kincheloe AFB, F-26G Wild Griffon (JAS39B) (backstory here)


920th Air Refueling Squadron, 397th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith AFB KC-77A (777 tanker) (backstory here)


46th Air Refueling Squadron, 410th Bombardment Wing, K.I. Sawyer AFB KC-28A (MD-11 tanker) (backstory here)


524th Bombardment Squadron, 397th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith AFB  FB-119A (backstory here)


Back to the 107th for a moment, an F-18L in mid-90's colors (backstory here)


I think that's all the USAF/USAFR/US MI ANG planes for Michigan...  No!  Forgot one...

Bouncing back to the 171st, a CF-105 done up as the F-112 Arrow (backstory here)
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 08:54:32 am »
Heh... outside of my Michigan fixation, I haven't done too many USAF birds (just three more... weird)

A-32B Gnat, Arizona Air National Guard (backstory here)


This one really takes me back, one of the first builds I posted to the site:  F-30A Typhoon (backstory here)


And did someone say Anigrand F-108?  Here's one out of Edwards AFB, in late service colors (backstory here)


And that's my previously built USAF models.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007, 08:54:42 am »
Looks like the Canucks aint getting Michigan! :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 10:39:53 am »
Yowsa Anthony that's quite a collection! I'm really fond of those air refueling tankers. Excellent!

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2007, 12:28:57 pm »
I know I'll never have time to make a plane within the time requirements (3 kids, 1 wife, school) so I'll participate this way (by resting on my laurels.)

P-42 Hammer, 8th Air Force, 1942



P-42 Back Story

1933, Weimar Republic (Germany): Tired of political and social instability the people of Germany overwhelmingly elected the monarchists into parliament. Once in power they "liberate" all opposition and place Wilhelm III on the throne of Germany. Wilhelm quickly, if ruthlessly, seeks to bring all of Germany under control. He also tightens economic and military bonds with the Allied powers.

1939, USSR (Russia): Growing fearful of Germany's political, cultural, economic, and military prosperity, Joseph Stalin attacks Germany. The Allied powers offer financial and political support to Germany.

1940: In an attempt to bully the Allies into withdrawing support for Germany, Stalin attacks and occupies Hawaii. Instead of retreating, the U.S. declares war on the USSR. Stalin's forces use Hawaii as a staging area to invade the US mainland. By Nov 1941 the Red Army has control of the entire west coast, Nevada, Arizona, and western New Mexico.

1941: The loss of West Coast manufacturing plants halves the US's war resources. The American President orders that all CONUS manufacturing resources will be used to fight the Soviets on American soil. He also signs the Lend/Lease program that allows the Armed Services to buy European equipment for use in that theater.

1942, 8th Air Force: The loss of the West coast cost the US in terms of creative minds, manufacturing plants, and incomplete prototypes and plans, including those of the NAA XP-51. The CG of the 8th AF decides on the Ta-190 as his primary attack/air superiority plane; the plane is dubbed the P-42 Hammer in US service.

The plane: This A3 model is finished in polished aluminum to save time, cost, and weight. The Hammer is operated by the US in the tens of thousands. This plane is assigned to the 371st Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group. The green band on the fuselage identifies this plane as forward deployed. The aircrew has taken advantage of fate's humorous aircraft identification and christened it, "Easy Money".

F/A-29A Kestrel, TAC, 2001



F/A-29A backstory

Co-produced (engines, avionics, weapons) with ally, Russia (fuselage, sensors), this F/A-29A engaged a Confederate States of America Army Air Corp Typhoon GR.3 in a knife-fight along the Alabama border but each plane was recalled by its government before a clear victor was produced. LTC Jackson (USAF) and MAJ Jackson (CSAAC) settled their duel at the ping-pong table at a family reunion later that month.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 10:47:59 pm »
Here is one of my earlier USAF Whifs.

USAF OA-36A Firehawk
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So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 10:51:40 pm »
And another...

USAF F-99A Hunter

 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 09:24:42 am »
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This project was one of those that I started, burned out @ PSR, repeat for a few years. Finally I just said "F it" and finished the kit. It started as a Italeri F-19, I built up the nose to match the radome, recycled the vert. stabilizers as the new outer wings and added a pair of 1/100 F-14 fins for the rudders.

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2007, 10:15:42 am »
My Saab/BAE/Boeing F-39 Griffon from an earlier group build:
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