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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Modern Fighter Aircraft Groupbuild

I'll be building this Tomcat in the markings of VF-2 Bounty Hunters, Bullet 100 CAG, BuNo163894, 16 April - 2 June '03, O.I.F.

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Part of my project: Grumman F-14D Tomcat VF-2 Bounty Hunters in scale 1:48
1:48 Grumman F-14B Tomcat (Hasegawa 09502)1:48 Cockpit - F-14D Tomcat (Avionix AV48010)1:48 F-14 A/D wheel bay (Aires 4132)1:48 F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves (A.M.U.R. Reaver PE4804)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles (Aires 4450)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Weighted Wheels (Aires 148005)1:48 F-14D Tomcat (Fightertown Decals 48060)
 
03. April at 11:10:11
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Choppa Nutta Naturally Michael :) but I do seem to remember early carriers didn't have that feature, but then there's nothing like an accident to make you rethink things and fires are probably the worst thing on a carrier deck. The video said 134 people dead but either way, tragic.
25. June at 13:58:45
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Michael Hickey That was an awesome video Holly, very educational. Bit different to what I've read in books though. :S
25. June at 14:00:03
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Michael Hickey Yeah very tragic, I think what I read was there were about 71 dead and 112 missing all the same not a good thing.
25. June at 14:04:15
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Choppa Nutta numbers change with more evidence, as it should do.
cheers for the link though Holger, it highlights just what a dangerous place a war time carrier deck is !
25. June at 14:08:13
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ahmad hekmati Very good....... .
21. July at 14:07:13
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Michael Hickey Thank You Ahmad, I'll get back to this one in a few days or so.
21. July at 15:14:57
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Michael Hickey Time to get this one down and back on the bench now that the F-16 is finished.
24. July at 14:05:31
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Holger Kranich I´m looking forward, Mike!
24. July at 14:08:05
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Michael Hickey added the Monogram '32 Ford Roadster (1:24) to his completed kits.
1:24 '32 Ford Roadster (Monogram 2718)
'32 Ford Roadster Street Rod
Monogram 1:24
2718
24. July at 03:59:49
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Michael Hickey added the Monogram 1939 Chevy Coupe Street Rod (1:24) to his completed kits.
24. July at 03:58:00

July 23, 2014

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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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F-16C Block 40 Barak

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Part of my project: F-16C Block 40 Barak in scale 1:48
1:48 F-16C Barak (Kinetic K48012)1:48 F-16A/B/C/D Fuselage Reinforcement Plates (Orion Models OMV48001T)1:48 F-16C/D Barak (IsraDecal IAF-90)
 
21. July at 15:03:57
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Stefan Fraundorfer Very cool! I like it.
22. July at 08:53:32
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vorya hidaryan Looks very nice (y)
22. July at 09:16:12
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Michael Hickey Thanks...
22. July at 09:20:16
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Philip De Keyser Fantastic work Michael (y)
22. July at 09:49:44
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berni Nice Work! (y)
22. July at 13:23:14
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22. July at 14:35:41
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Bill Spargo Looks like a nice kit to build , nice job Mikey
23. July at 13:31:52
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Michael Hickey Thanks Billy Boy, the bloke in Canada that bought it likes it too. ;)
23. July at 13:50:18
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July 21, 2014

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F-16C Block 40 Barak

I'll build this Viper from Kinetic and do it in the markings of the Israeli Air Force, The First Fighter Sqn. It will be aircraft No 101 (90-0867). The time period is around the year 2013. I'll put a 2 SPICE guided bombs, GBU-31(V)2/B-Mk.84 2000 lbs JDAM and 2 AIM-9 SIDEWINDERS with a center line fu...

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Part of my project: F-16C Block 40 Barak in scale 1:48
1:48 F-16C Barak (Kinetic K48012)1:48 F-16A/B/C/D Fuselage Reinforcement Plates (Orion Models OMV48001T)1:48 F-16C/D Barak (IsraDecal IAF-90)
 
20. September 2013 at 10:14:48
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Brandon Rosum It might be a thing that the Israelis do. Even this one has a special painting. F-16D Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 09466, 1:48) but I do not know about the red/white stripes. Reserve markings maybe?

08. July at 21:12:26
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Dirk Heyer The red/white stripes can be found on Avia S-199 fighters too. Painted on the rudder of the vertical fin. I think it is a reminiscence to the very first fighters?!
08. July at 22:14:22
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Brandon Rosum I think you're correct. Or it's a marking that all aircraft in that squadron have had? Because the F-16 is in the First Fighter Squadron and has it and so do the S-199s in the squadron.
08. July at 22:24:45
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Dirk Heyer Thx Brandon! (y)
09. July at 00:14:52
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Michael Hickey @Dirk, the large skull with wings on the tail is a design by Ra'anan Weiss. In 2004 when all the F-16C's Block 40 moved from the "Scorpion" Sqn to "The First Fighter" Sqn the new tail art was applied.
@Christian, looking forward to see some pics.
@Brandon, thanks..
09. July at 00:58:42
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Michael Hickey The red and white stripes are a carry over from their early days. The tail art still remains in use today.
09. July at 01:00:45
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Dirk Heyer Thx Michael!
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09. July at 14:22:28
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Michael Hickey Finally finished this F-16C, more pics to come in another album soon.
21. July at 10:17:41
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July 20, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa Seaking SH-3 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Seaking SH-3 (Hasegawa SP-111)
Seaking SH-3 Bicentennial
Hasegawa 1:48
SP-111
20. July at 05:27:53

July 19, 2014

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Michael Hickey Say
Sitting back at home with the house to myself detailing the weapons for my Viper with a bit of classic Anthrax blasting out the speakers... Good Times. 8)
18. July at 03:15:30
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Holger Kranich Do you like it, Choppy?
18. July at 14:00:20
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Michael Hickey Who wouldn't like it... :D
18. July at 14:03:41
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Choppa Nutta just listening to it now, don't know why but it makes me think of tanks rolling over rough terrain
18. July at 14:07:42
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18. July at 14:31:15
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Choppa Nutta to be fair I am more of a Pink Floyd and Spanish classical fan, though I do like the odd heavy track, I do like Senser's album All Stacked Up and have enjoyed the odd Metallica track etc. and I do enjoy thrapping the living fcuk out of my guitar on occasion :D
18. July at 15:38:28
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Choppa Nutta anyone ever heard of a band called Small Pox ? :D
18. July at 18:47:53
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Holger Kranich Thats a good one, Gordon!
19. July at 05:47:15
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July 18, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the TwoBobs Aviation Graphics F/A-18F in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F/A-18F (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-117)
F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos 6
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-117
18. July at 09:32:10
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Michael Hickey added the Fightertown Decals Ultimate Hornet Adversaries I (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Ultimate Hornet Adversaries I (Fightertown Decals 48009)
Ultimate Hornet Adversaries I Part 1
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48009
18. July at 09:29:57
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Michael Hickey added the Fightertown Decals Ultimate Hornet Adversaries 2 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Ultimate Hornet Adversaries 2 (Fightertown Decals 48010)
Ultimate Hornet Adversaries 2 Part 2
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48010
18. July at 09:29:51
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Michael Hickey added the Aussie Decals F/A-18 Hornet - RAAF Sqdrn 77 Avalon Air Show 2007 (1:48) to his completed kits.
18. July at 09:28:27
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Michael Hickey added the HML Heinkel He 219A "Uhu" (1:48) to his completed kits.
18. July at 09:18:32

July 16, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Quickboost Grumman OV-1D Mohawk ejection seats with safety belts in 1:48 to his wishlist
16. July at 03:45:19

July 07, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa F-4G Phantom II (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4G Phantom II (Hasegawa 07009)
F-4G Phantom II "Wild Weasel"
Hasegawa 1:48
07009 (PT09)
07. July at 12:35:29
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Michael Hickey added the Hobbycraft A-4N Israeli (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 A-4N Israeli (Hobbycraft 1430)
A-4N Israeli
Hobbycraft 1:48
1430
07. July at 01:01:28
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Michael Hickey added the Hobbycraft A-4 E/F Adversary (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 A-4 E/F Adversary (Hobbycraft 1435)
A-4 E/F Adversary
Hobbycraft 1:48
1435
07. July at 01:01:24

July 06, 2014

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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
06. July at 12:29:46
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
F-105 Thunderchief ( 5523)
F-105 Thunderchief
Walk Around Nr. 5523
Ken Neubeck
06. July at 12:28:46
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Me 163 Komet ( 7)
Me 163 Komet
Aircraft Monograph Nr. 7
B. Belcarz, R. Peckowski
06. July at 12:26:33
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06. July at 12:25:11
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
EA-6B Prowler ( 5535)
EA-6B Prowler Walk around
Walk Around Nr. 5535
Michaels, Joe
06. July at 12:22:33
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II ( 7)
USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Air Vanguard Nr. 7
Peter Davies, Adam Tooby
06. July at 04:46:24
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces II ( 2)
Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces II A Chronicle in Photographs
Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Nr. 2
Bernd Barbas
06. July at 04:41:40

July 04, 2014

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Michael Hickey Say
Wish this was in 1/48..
1:72 Pilatus PC-9 (OzMods )
Pilatus PC-9
OzMods 1:72
2014 | New tool
04. July at 04:29:17
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Brandon Rosum There's this: Pilatus PC-9A (L&M Resin Kits 48-01, 1:48) maybe you can find aftermarket decals for it.

04. July at 05:23:29
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Ray Seppala Also a PC-9 conversion set for the Ibex Texan kit released a few years ago.
04. July at 05:36:35
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
04. July at 04:31:17
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
04. July at 04:31:06
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger | Modelling The Tiger 1 ( 13)
Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger | Modelling The Tiger 1
Osprey Modelling Manuals Nr. 13
Jerry Scutts, Rodrigo Hernandez Cabos, John P...
04. July at 04:30:28

July 01, 2014

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Michael Hickey Say
Just saw 5 Hornets in the last 30 minutes flying low and fast down the coast just off the beach....AWESOME... Didn't even have to leave my work bench to see them. ;)
26. June at 07:04:27
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Holger Kranich Hmmmm, that sounds good to me!
26. June at 11:41:34
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Jonns schaue es dir mit google maps an... da fängst das heulen an!
26. June at 11:43:39
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Holger Kranich Townsend Ave would be my choice! Awesome place!!!
26. June at 11:50:52
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Michael Hickey I don't mind Richardson Rd between Finnan Park and Grahamstown Rd, you'd be right in the landing and take off strip and have a water front view. Just my luck no houses are in that area.
26. June at 12:02:48
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John Coverley I've stayed in Raymond Terrace 3 times when I visited my son who was based at Williamstown. One time there was a bulk carrier washed ashore at Newcastle. The area around the airport which is combined with the RAAF base was underwater as were a lot of fields in the surrounding countryside.
From his house I used to watch the Hornets and Hawks fly out in the morning, come back for a bite to eat and then fly out again in the afternoon. Then they all came back late afternoon.
Nice little museum where you can stand on a balcony and watch the aircraft.
01. July at 08:42:12
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Michael Hickey @John, I remember when that carrier was there, I think she was there for a couple of weeks, I think it was Stockton Beach she was stuck on. :S
01. July at 08:47:15
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John Coverley It was certainly a top tourist attraction. The food stalls were doing a roaring trade.
01. July at 08:57:12
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Michael Hickey Yeah, I bet they were. ;)
01. July at 09:20:01
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Michael Hickey added the Eagle Strike Productions Messerschmitt Bf 109`s of the Balkan (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109`s of the Balkan (Eagle Strike Productions 48122)
Messerschmitt Bf 109`s of the Balkan
Eagle Strike Productions 1:48
48122
01. July at 04:01:04
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Michael Hickey added the MBK Models MAN 10t mil gl KAT1 in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 MAN 10t mil gl KAT1 (MBK Models 35044)
MAN 10t mil gl KAT1
MBK Models 1:35
35044
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