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Unread post14 Feb 2009, 01:04

Yeah that's great and all and I'll let you know if i see it at the base come march, but could someone really just fill me in on where the decals came from please? lol
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Unread post14 Feb 2009, 05:28

SargeRedArmy01--the decals for 89-2098 are made by SuperScale USA; they also make a set for 89-2114. Do a search on squadron.com by "decals airplane, 1/48 scale, manufacturer SuperScale USA, F-16".

Look for an upcoming release for 2 more Toledo jets by another decal manufacturer soon.
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Unread post15 Feb 2009, 02:13

Yeah, I missed that too.

The only Block 40/42s with the AIFF antennas are the Eddie and possibly some Eggie Vipers. The standard line Block 40/42s have not been slotted for the AIFF antennas as part of their CCIP mod. Though figuring tin he Viper mutation track record, that may change in the future.

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Unread post16 Feb 2009, 05:18

Block 40/42s won't have the bird slicers, even after the latest CCIP upgrade.
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Unread post18 Feb 2009, 22:02

Jaws your my hero.. Unfortunately... they don't seem to have them anymore, I've talked to customer service over there and they know nothing about why they stopped making them or if they can get them... I've looked everywhere I can find an no one has them. Does anyone maybe have a random set laying around they can photograph and send me so I can get some made? Kinda sucks, I'm really about to give up.
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Unread post27 Feb 2009, 17:42

I think I've got a spare set laying around. I supplied the refs for the sheet, so Super scale sent me a few sheets as a thanks. I don't build 1/48, so they are in my stash box still. They didn't get the bee artwork to look just right, though, so you may still decide to do something else with that.

Shoot me an e-mail and I'll get you hooked up.
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Unread post01 Mar 2009, 01:40

I appreciate it, but i talked my buddy in the dock and he said the fab shop is going to make up all the ones i need for me. including the current base commanders name for it. so I'm all good now
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 19:03

I know its not the best looking but here's what my first 1/32nd scale looks like so far, hope you like it.
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 19:13

Your first and you've already made a base and FOD covers? I can't find fault with that!
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 19:49

lol well hell that part was easy. still working on how to make the AOA, seat and hud covers though..
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 20:02

AOA covers can be made with Thermaform. A formable plastic sheet, just add heat. FOD covers, aluminum foil!
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 20:16

yeah i thought about the aluminum for the covers, but they don't look right when i paint them, so I've been experimenting with other options. so far nothing has really worked nice. and i think I'm going to give that plastic a try for the aoa's i was looking at forming a piece of plastic tube that way and putting some foam in side to hold it on.
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 20:31

Did you prime the FOD covers before painting them?
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 21:36

haha so never crossed my mind to do that...
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Unread post05 Mar 2009, 22:29

Yeah, might wanna do that. It'll make the cover opaque. Use Tamiya white or gray primer...or Mr.Surfacer white or gray primer.
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