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  1. I’m pretty certain that the Mirage that you’re referring to were in reality IAI Daggers which was a variant of the Mirage 5. Also, they weren’t the ones which carried and engaged with the Exocet. You’re actually referring to the Super Étendard.
  2. Here's my rendition of Tamiya's recent iteration of the iconic P-38 Lightning. I dressed mine up to represent "Miss Virginia" which was involved in Operation Vengeance; the aerial assassination of Admiral Yamamoto who was the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The kit fell together really well with minimal filler used for seam lines. However, the kit decals were a tad thick. For aftermarket, I used PE seatbelts by Eduard and metal gun barrels by Master Models. The wire antenna was done using 0.1mm copper wire, brass tubing and rigging fibre by Infini. The kit was painted with Mr Color lacquers and weathered with oils, enamels and pencils. All in all, the kit was a pleasure to build. Looking forward to Tamiya releasing other variants!
  3. This is my 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 52 Viper dressed up in the markings of the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights aerobatic demo team. Base kit used was Tamiya's F-16C/N Aggressor/Adversary kit as it has parts to build all F-16C blocks from 25 through 52. I modded the kit by using the metal pitot and AoA probes from Tamiya's F-16 detail-up set. I also scratch-built the smoke system pipe from the centreline station to the nozzle at the exhaust as well as the HMD sensor on the canopy. The seat was detailed using Fine Molds' plastic seatbelts for ACES II seats. Static discharge wicks were made with stretched sprue. I used decals from Miliverse to represent a Viper flown by Lead Solo MAJ Eugene Lim of the RSAF Black Knights demo team. Overall a nice build though the decals did give some problems. Hope you enjoy the photos!
  4. I started scale modelling about 15 years ago. There was a hobby shop in town which offered lessons in basic model building. Simply purchase the kit at the shop and pay a fee of $50. The Japanese boss would then teach me how to build, weather and airbrush a model. It was all basic stuff. I remember being so wow-ed at how drybrushing brought out the detail in the cockpit that I called it magical stuff. I’ve built maybe about 50 models since then and only dabbled in the optional stuff like photoetch and resin parts a lot later and only after getting the basics right. The important things are to get the basics right, keep practising and not be afraid of failure. There is a plethora of videos on YouTube to get you started. Try out different techniques and select the ones which you’re comfortable with. Get feedback by posting photos of your progress on model building forums like the one at aircraftresourcecenter.com. You’ll be surprised at how many out there are willing to share their knowledge and help make you a better modeller.
  5. Some older ones. Apologies for the Photobucket watermark.
  6. Some of my DCS World aircraft in plastic. Not a plane but a unit in DCS World nonetheless
  7. Are you on Open Beta? If you are, it is only loadable on the centreline station.
  8. Can confirm this issue. Makes retargeting after a bomb run a breeze though.
  9. Not sure if this has been asked for before but I’d hope to see this implemented. Right now when one plugs into a tanker, the default is for fuel transfer until the receiver’s tanks are full. However, in reality, the receiver can request for the tanker to pass on a specific amount of gas. This would be useful for aircraft tanking before recovery on the boat to ensure they are not overweight. Yes, I know one can simply breakaway from the tanker when they’ve taken on enough gas but I don’t think that is realistic.
  10. Thanks man. This was 1/48. Hoping to revisit this one soon. A block 50 or 52 CJ with HARMs probably.
  11. F-16B Block 20 of the Republic of China Air Force. Note the AGM-84s that it is carrying during take off near the end of the video.
  12. Built a couple of Vipers since I started modelling. And something Viper-ish
  13. Thanks for the compliments guys. About 4 months I think
  14. Built this one many years back. It’s a block 40 so it isn’t representative of the block 50 that DCS will be getting. Still a Viper though. Enjoy the photos and anticipation for the release of the new module!
  15. Noticed that the Tomcat has the same issue as the Hornet when it was first released. Not as pronounced but it’s there. Also experienced GLOC on takeoff from the Stennis. Pilot blacked out but recovered quite quickly.
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