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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Ka-52 Hokum B "Alligator" (Kitty Hawk KH80123)
 
Ka-52 Hokum B "Alligator"
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80123
2020* | New tool
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26. February at 13:05:23 Share
Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 25, 2020
27. January at 04:25:01 Share
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Clifford Keesler It is coming along nicely.
21. February at 01:04:46
Michael Phillips Thanks Clifford and you are welcome James!

So I had a bit of a busy weekend, so I did not get much time at the bench... But I did get the rest of the panel painting on the fuselage done. A bit of tedious masking, but I think it will look much better than using kit supplied decals for those panels.

Next up will be the decals, then it will really start to come to life!
24. February at 05:21:25
Konrad Limmer Hell Yeah Mike it looks really outstanding. Looking forward to the Final Roll out ;)
24. February at 07:21:39
Michael Phillips Thanks Konrad! Slowly getting there!

Tonight I got most of the decals on. Have some stencils and panel decals to add but not much. Will finish those tomorrow then it will be wash time!
25. February at 04:46:52
Daniel Nice, those decals blend in perfectly

An accuracy side note (if you care about): Raptor pilots cant use the JHMCS, simply because it doesnt fit under the narrow upper canopy part, so your guy might be locked into looking straight ;)
25. February at 12:28:02
Tim Heimer It is coming along nicely! Looking good!
25. February at 14:54:41
Jos Jansen Very nice Michael, would recommend this kit...?
25. February at 18:59:15
Michael Phillips Thanks Daniel, Tim, and Jos!

Daniel, after reading your comment, I looked into that and you are correct. I guess I should have did a little more research before starting. LOL I figured since it was in the kit I could use it. I am not sure if I will replace the head or not (sounds morbid!). We'll see how I feel as I move along. Thanks for the "heads" up on this. (Bad pun intended) :)

Jos, I can recommend this kit. This is not a perfect kit, however. While the fitment is generally quite good, the fuselage and intake assembly is quite complex and over engineered. There are tons of braces and guide pin type structures in the fuselage interior. This actually made fuselage assembly more difficult and fitment was off a bit until I cut some off and removed some others.

Another issue is the overscale panels. They are simply protrude way too much. This didn't bother me so much, so I left them be. Others have sanded them down to get them closer to scale.

Shape of the Hasegawa is quite good overall, especially the nose area when compared to the other decent 1/48 F-22, Academy. So, to answer your question, I would recommend this kit if the above does not bother you or are willing and able to overcome the issues.
26. February at 01:07:58
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February 19, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
ARC Air
AH-64D Apache Longbow 1:48
AH-64D Apache Longbow AZ Assassin
Hasegawa 1:48

by Michael Phillips on ARC Air

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Michael Phillips Thanks Desi!
17. February at 16:04:14
Clifford Keesler What a beautiful Viper Michael, very well done.
18. February at 02:02:35
Michael Phillips Thanks Clifford, I always appreciate your feedback!
18. February at 04:20:48
Edward MacKenzie Wow, very godd work mate!
18. February at 05:58:36
Tim Heimer Nice looking bird!
18. February at 06:47:03
Holger Kranich Lovely lovely lovely build!
18. February at 11:28:47
Kevin Struemph That is a gorgeous build. She will be a fantastic conversation piece.
18. February at 20:56:19
Michael Phillips Thanks Edward, TIm, Holger, and Kevin! Your kind words put a smile on my face :)
19. February at 13:33:09
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Michael Phillips and Peter Roehrich are now mates.
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January 31, 2020

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 SU-33 Flanker D (Kinetic K48062)
 
SU-33 Flanker D
Kinetic 1:48
K48062
2015 | New tool
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-33 "Sea Flanker" (Begemot 48-051)
 
Sukhoi Su-33 "Sea Flanker" Mission in Syria
Begemot 1:48
48-051 (48-51)
2017 | New tool
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Su-33 (Flanker D) - Pitot Tube (Master AM-48-140)
 
Su-33 (Flanker D) - Pitot Tube
Master 1:48
AM-48-140
2017 | New tool
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January 29, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 SR-71 Blackbird (Revell TBD)
 
SR-71 Blackbird
Revell 1:48
TBD
2021* | New tool
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January 27, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 B-1B Seamless Intakes enhanced resin set (Bone Fragments BF48002)
 
B-1B Seamless Intakes enhanced resin set for Revell/Monogram
Bone Fragments 1:48
BF48002
2019 | New tool
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 B-1B Lancer (Metallic Details MDR4835)
Jet nozzles
B-1B Lancer
Metallic Details 1:48
MDR4835
2019 | New tool
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 B-1B Lancer (Metallic Details MDR4841)
Nose cone
B-1B Lancer
Metallic Details 1:48
MDR4841
2019 | New tool
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Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Pylon for B-1B Sniper Pod (Shapeways 6CE4M9N62)
 
Pylon for B-1B Sniper Pod for Revell/Monogram
Shapeways 1:48
6CE4M9N62
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January 23, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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January 22, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
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1:48 Harrier GR Mk.7 Royal Air Force (Hasegawa 07236)
 
22. January at 18:15:26 Share

January 20, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88007)
 
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January 19, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
16. January at 21:45:04 Share
Jos Jansen When you start this project, I want to sit at the front row... ;)
19. January at 21:34:53
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 F-16D Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 06106)
 
F-16D Fighting Falcon
Hasegawa 1:48
06106 (V6)
2006 | Changed box
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Arctic Aggressors (Afterburner Decals 48-034)
 
Arctic Aggressors
Afterburner Decals 1:48
48-034
2008 | New tool
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January 17, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D (Kinetic K48032)
 
17. January at 20:26:56 Share
Rv Nice subject ! But watch out, your project's picture depicts a 2000D ! ;)
17. January at 20:34:26
Michael Phillips Ah, thanks for the heads up! That's what I get for trusting Google and not knowing much about a subject. I will change it to 2000D, since the kit includes that option too. :)
17. January at 20:50:11
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January 15, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 Grumman EA-6B Prowler (Kinetic K48022)1:48 USN EA-6B Prowler Sept. 2006 (SuperScale International 48-1166)
 
15. January at 21:57:48 Share

January 9, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 6, 2020
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Clifford Keesler Awesome looking mate.
7. January at 00:40:41
Nathan Dempsey Oh now that's looking wonderful!
7. January at 00:48:41
Patrick Hagelstein Only now, when looking more detailed, that I see you left the intake lip until after painting. Isn't there a seam to fill and clean up???
7. January at 11:52:02
Henk Haveman Stunning work!
7. January at 12:15:03
Maciej Bellos Those Alaska Viper are pretty cool jets and Michael does them justice. Well done mate!
7. January at 18:38:52
Daniel Top notch, this is a feast for the eyes
9. January at 18:42:17
Sergej I Just beautiful! Clean and crisp! Is there a reason you did not (yet) paint/decal the walk-lines?
9. January at 19:13:30
Augie *Picks jaw off the floor* Sweet Jesus, I wish I could get that good
9. January at 19:22:48
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January 1, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 PLAAF J-16 (Kitty Hawk KH80176)
 
PLAAF J-16 Fighter Bomber
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80176
2020* | Changed parts
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December 31, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-57 (Zvezda 4824)
 
Su-57
Zvezda 1:48
4824
2020* | New tool
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Mi-24V/VP (Zvezda 4823)
 
Mi-24V/VP
Zvezda 1:48
4823
2020* | New tool
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December 28, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Bell-Boeing CV/MV-22 Osprey: USAF, USMC, Japan (Caracal Models CD48164)
Bell-Boeing CV/MV-22 Osprey: USAF, USMC, Japan for Italeri kit with Blackdog Conversion
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48164
2019 | New tool
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28. December 2019 at 19:27:13 Share

December 18, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-25UB Frogfoot B (Kitty Hawk KH80177)
 
Su-25UB Frogfoot B
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80177 (80177)
2020* | Changed parts
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18. December 2019 at 14:30:18 Share

December 1, 2019

Michael Phillips and Soeren . are now mates.
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November 23, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-30SM Flanker-H (Kitty Hawk KH80171)
 
Su-30SM Flanker-H
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80171
2020* | Changed parts
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November 5, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 A-10A Shark Bait (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-057)
 
A-10A Shark Bait
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-057
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Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 EF-2000 Perfect Storm Tiffies (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-180)
 
EF-2000 Perfect Storm Tiffies
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-180
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November 4, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Harrier GR Mk.7 Royal Air Force (Hasegawa 07236)
Royal Air Force Aittacker
Harrier GR Mk.7 Royal Air Force "Royal Air Force"
Hasegawa 1:48
07236 (PT36)
2004 | Changed parts
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Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Grumman EA-6B Prowler (Kinetic K48022)
 
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Kinetic 1:48
K48022
2011 | New tool
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October 30, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 JASDF F-4EJ KAI 8SQ "SEA CAMOUFLAGE" (DXM Decals 81-4134)
 
JASDF F-4EJ KAI 8SQ "SEA CAMOUFLAGE"
DXM Decals 1:48
81-4134 (DXM48030)
2019
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October 15, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
15. October 2019 at 14:49:21 Share
Michael Phillips Thanks Roland!

I actually just drill two small holes into the fuselage underside then let the self-tapping screws do the rest. Using two screws makes the attachment very secure, so I never worry about that. I have seen some people cut out holes in the assembly process of a build then superglue in nuts then attach with bolts, but I am never that foresighted when I am building LOL. By the time the fuselage is assembled it's too late to go that route. But since this works for me, I will continue that way. :)
15. October 2019 at 19:31:57
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October 11, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Demigod Really good work and a splendid paint job, as always! It's not easy to make these blues look realistic, but you nailed it!
9. October 2019 at 17:58:46
Maciej Bellos First things first: congrats for the splendid model. And congrats for your fourth first place this year! Fingers crossed for the next comp!
9. October 2019 at 20:13:54
Jim J Wow! . Fantastic execution on a really attractive camo scheme. Perfect.
10. October 2019 at 00:11:20
Michael Phillips Thanks Slavo, Murad, Tim, Spanjaard, Demigod, Maciej, and Jim! I appreciate all the compliments and congrats on my win!

I think this has moved into the pantheon of my favorite model I have built, slightly edging out the Su-30MKM. I really love this particular camo scheme and am really proud of how it turned out.
10. October 2019 at 17:31:16
Spanjaard with good reason Michael :)
10. October 2019 at 23:34:25
Donald Dickson II Wow! Yeah, that turned out gorgeous!
10. October 2019 at 23:36:17
Tim Heimer Defiantly a show stopper! Congrats!
10. October 2019 at 23:56:48
Michael Phillips Thanks Donald and Tim!
11. October 2019 at 18:08:21
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October 10, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 F-104G (Kinetic K48083)
 
F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48083
2019 | New tool
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1. October 2019 at 13:12:33 Share
Maciej Bellos Hey Michael, have you taken a peek at it? How does it look?
9. October 2019 at 20:16:33
Michael Phillips I have not yet had a chance to check it out because it is currently on the slow boat from HK (Lucky Model $10 flat ground rate). So I wont have this, the Su-35, or the Mirage 2000B/D/N for about a month. :)

But I have heard some nice reviews on the plastic detail and accuracy, so I am excited to get my hands on it!
10. October 2019 at 17:29:04
Patrick Hagelstein I opened the box last week and was flabbergasted about the quality and sad at the same time because I first want to finish my aggressor...... :( But after that's finished, I'll get to building this one in the lizard wrap around! Looking at the sprues and the finely detailed parts, this kit is awesome!!! :D
10. October 2019 at 18:23:15
Maciej Bellos Oh boy, that's one kit in the wishlist! Thanks Patrick! Since some German Starfighters ended up serving in the Hellenic Air Force as surplus aircraft, that's an even more tempting model to build.
10. October 2019 at 19:51:19
Murad ÖZER if i could get my hands on one of these i'd build me a nasa spiffy nasa test aircraft.
10. October 2019 at 19:56:10
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Updated: August 22, 2019
22. August 2019 at 16:35:37 Share
Konrad Limmer Here as well!
22. August 2019 at 16:36:35
Jos Jansen Beautiful choice Michael...absolute a stunning aggressor! :)
22. August 2019 at 16:39:27
Stephan Ryll Yes this is also n nice one
22. August 2019 at 21:10:58
Harry Eder Cool choice!
23. August 2019 at 05:38:57
Demigod Watching!
23. August 2019 at 13:05:17
Daniel Klink Cool, Seat taken
23. August 2019 at 13:07:06
Maciej Bellos Joining in from the Viper thread again!
9. October 2019 at 20:18:05
Daniel So glad you build them both
9. October 2019 at 20:54:11
Slavo Hazucha Joning here too!
10. October 2019 at 08:27:31
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October 9, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Su-35S "Flanker-E" (Great Wall Hobby L4823)
 
Su-35S "Flanker-E" Multirole Fighter Air to Surface Version
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4823
2019 | Changed parts
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1. October 2019 at 13:12:51 Share
Maciej Bellos This must be fantastic!
9. October 2019 at 20:17:05
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October 6, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Soeren . She dpes indeed.
Fantastic work Michael!
5. October 2019 at 07:17:13
Slavo Hazucha I hope you make it, it's a big show! Still re-checking how well the weathering went! Sea flankers age in a different way & you got it spot on! One can really feel the soot & grime from the Admiral Kuznetzov's old rusty funnel in the panel lines ;)
5. October 2019 at 09:00:36
Spanjaard i love Flankers, and this one is certainly fantastic!
5. October 2019 at 20:56:58
Konrad Limmer Awesome work Michael ! Looks like the real one as Slavo mentioned before!
5. October 2019 at 21:59:16
Nathan Dempsey That's inspiring work for sure. I've gotta get ahold of one of these at some point.
5. October 2019 at 22:39:02
Torben H. One of the most appealing planes ever made. And you depicted her beautifully. Well done!
6. October 2019 at 00:03:45
Clifford Keesler Agree with everyone else, excellent work.
6. October 2019 at 00:33:01
Demigod Great work! And the weathering toned it all down nicely. A joy to behold.
6. October 2019 at 16:29:36
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October 3, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 F-104G (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88038)
 
F-104G Starfighter with full interior
AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 1:48
88038
2020* | New tool
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October 2, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D (Kinetic K48032)
 
Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D French Air Force / Hellenic Air Force
Kinetic 1:48
K48032
2010 | New tool
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2. October 2019 at 14:43:06 Share

October 1, 2019

Michael Phillips will attend Cleveland Model Show 23
 
Cleveland Model Show 23
US 3. November 2019, in Kirtland, Ohio
1. October 2019 at 23:32:50 Share

September 25, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 MiG-25BM (ICM 48905)
 
MiG-25BM Soviet Strike Aircraft
ICM 1:48
48905
2019 | Changed parts
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September 19, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 07232)
 
F-16CJ Fighting Falcon "Misawa Japan"
Hasegawa 1:48
07232 (PT32)
2004 | Changed box
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September 16, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Camouflage Paint Masks for Su-30MK2 Venezuela Flanker (DN Models 48/827-066)
Camouflage Paint Masks for Su-30MK2 Venezuela Flanker For Hobby Boss and Kitty Hawk
DN Models 1:48
48/827-066
2019 | New tool
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16. September 2019 at 03:49:15 Share

September 14, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 SR-71 / YF-12 Blackbird : Part 2 (Caracal Models CD48101)
 
SR-71 / YF-12 Blackbird : Part 2
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48101
2019 | New tool
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 F-101A/C Voodoo (Kitty Hawk KH80115)
 
F-101A/C Voodoo
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80115
2014 | New tool
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14. September 2019 at 17:25:08 Share

September 11, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-30MK Flanker-C (Kitty Hawk KH80169)
 
Su-30MK Flanker-C
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80169
2020* | Changed parts
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August 18, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 1 images
1:48
Ideas
1:48 F-15B/D (Great Wall Hobby L4815)1:48 Decals JASDF F-15DJ Eagle Aggressor 2013 (DXM Decals 51-4122)
 
11. August 2017 at 12:18:53 Share
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Michael Phillips It looks this one is clearly in the lead so far... :)
16. August 2019 at 20:34:36
Daniel you clearly have to build both ;)
16. August 2019 at 20:42:12
Nathan Dempsey I'm going to vote here too, just so you have to build both.
16. August 2019 at 21:58:02
Michael Phillips I have decided to build both this and the F-16 :) Thank you all for helping me decide. :)
18. August 2019 at 00:30:04
18. August 2019 at 01:49:01
Patrick Hagelstein :D Good choice!
18. August 2019 at 04:58:59
Slavo Hazucha Michael you know what kind of decision help you can expect when you offer a choice of 2 great looking options :D
18. August 2019 at 06:11:00
Daniel awesome! this was your only way out of it without disappointing half of scalemates :D I'm looking forward to both birds
18. August 2019 at 10:01:28
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
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Completed
1:48 F-16D Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 06106)1:48 F-16D Fighting Falcon Cockpit set (Black Box 48039)2+
General Dynamics F-16D Block 30H Fighting Falcon
US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
18 AGRS Blue Foxes, 354 OG 87-0375/AK/Red 75 (Maj. Jason Hughes) | Eielson AFB, AK 2008
 
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Michael Phillips Thanks for the tips Maciej, F-16 blocks tend to confuse me. Small mouth, Large mouth, GE, PW, gear doors, strengthening plates... I will have to go look and see what is in the C kit.
16. August 2019 at 21:34:47
Elias Prokopiou Please go for the F-16D!!!
17. August 2019 at 02:00:11
17. August 2019 at 04:09:50
Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick, that link is AWESOME! It answers pretty much any Block related F-16 question. I really appreciate you posting that!
18. August 2019 at 00:25:50
Michael Phillips So I have made my decision... I am going to build the F-16D.... AAAAAAAAND the F-15DJ Japanese Aggressor! :)

I will do the F-16D first, as it will be a considerably faster build (the Hasegawa F-16C I built a few years ago was very easy to build, if my memory serves me correct)
18. August 2019 at 00:29:15
Patrick Hagelstein :D Even better choice!
18. August 2019 at 04:59:53
Patrick Hagelstein PS, you're welcome! :)
18. August 2019 at 05:00:17
Slavo Hazucha Excellent choice, I guess no one can complain
18. August 2019 at 05:36:26
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August 15, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
29. May 2018 at 19:59:42 Share
Michael Phillips This is Aggressor GB option #2... Decisions decisions...
15. August 2019 at 12:54:29
Stephan Ryll Very nice used one :)
15. August 2019 at 14:57:22
Maciej Bellos The first one Michael gets my vote. Still a good choice.
15. August 2019 at 20:32:35
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 14, 2019
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Patrick Hagelstein Congratulations!!! :)
14. August 2019 at 04:00:30
Slavo Hazucha Congratulations & all the best luck to the freshly married couple!

+ Looking forward to see your benchmark-setting creations again more frequently! Of which this is a good sample - I really like the well prepared and painted 3D landscape & buttons & cables
14. August 2019 at 04:38:33
Michael Hickey Love the pit, well done.
14. August 2019 at 04:48:16
Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick, Slavo, and Michael!

Stay tuned on this one, I plan on coming back to this after I finish my Sea Flanker then the TBD Aggressor for the SCM Aggressor GB. :)
14. August 2019 at 14:21:27
Stephan Ryll All the best Michael :)
14. August 2019 at 15:05:14
Spanjaard Congratulations Michael!!! Many many years of love, happiness, health, money and time to enjoy them!
15. August 2019 at 20:19:49
Maciej Bellos Congrats Michael. All the best my friend!
15. August 2019 at 20:21:38
James C Congrats Michael and nice job on the cockpit detailing
15. August 2019 at 20:22:03
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August 14, 2019

Michael Phillips will attend SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019
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August 6, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-35S "Flanker-E" (Great Wall Hobby L4823)
 
Su-35S "Flanker-E" Multirole Fighter Air to Surface Version
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4823
2019 | Changed parts
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August 3, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Mi-28N Night Havoc (Kitty Hawk TBA)
 
Mi-28N Night Havoc
Kitty Hawk 1:48
TBA
2020* | New tool
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3. August 2019 at 03:18:23 Share

July 17, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-27UB Flanker-C (Kitty Hawk KH80168)
 
Su-27UB Flanker-C
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80168
2020* | Changed parts
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17. July 2019 at 16:10:50 Share

July 4, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Donald Dickson II Jesus. I am no less impressed the second time seeing it!
26. June 2019 at 01:24:03
Daniel Wow, my first time seeing that and I am VERY impressed! piece of art
26. June 2019 at 10:04:29
Slavo Hazucha For anyone interested in modern aircraft in medium scale, taking some time to go through Mr. Phillips collection is a worthwhile and highly recommended course of action...
26. June 2019 at 13:33:53
Patrick Hagelstein I can only agree to that!
26. June 2019 at 14:04:45
Patrick Hagelstein Even without lengthy voting procedure to get to an agreement. ;)
26. June 2019 at 14:05:15
Maciej Bellos Each one of them is a real gem.
26. June 2019 at 15:53:51
Michael Phillips Thanks Again Donald, Daniel, Slavo, Patrick, and Maciej!!!!

I am always flattered when anyone takes the time to look through my work, so I appreciate that greatly Slavo. It really makes me feel good!
27. June 2019 at 03:42:10
Glenn . Great looking Saab with a Volvo engine!
4. July 2019 at 04:53:37
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Daniel Klink Martialic with all the load and elegant at the same time! Wonderful Michael
22. June 2019 at 08:34:11
Slavo Hazucha Nice load...! Will take a few more inches of the runway to get airborne but all will be fine in the end... :) Lovely details on the bomb & missile pylons too - are these OOB or aftermarket?
22. June 2019 at 11:16:28
Nathan Dempsey Great loadout! I bought the Hasegawa set for my kit as well...
22. June 2019 at 14:09:35
Daniel Looks like this guy is ready for war :D Those weapons look awesome!
22. June 2019 at 14:35:56
Clifford Keesler Agree with Daniel, awesome.
23. June 2019 at 00:01:58
Michael Phillips Thanks Stephan, Daniel, Slavo, Nathan, Daniel, and Clifford!

Slavo, the AAM-3s are OOB, but the rest are all from the Hasegawa JASDF Weapons Set.

This one is now completed! You can see the final pics here:

Hasegawa F-2A Viper Zero - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
26. June 2019 at 01:16:24
Bryn Crandell Great work on the weapons. Heading over to the final reveal album to take a look......
1. July 2019 at 01:42:40
Glenn . Great lookin' super expensive F-16 clone!
4. July 2019 at 04:49:46
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July 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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James C Outstanding finish Michael, and the stand you've made is the icing on the cake. Fantastic!
27. June 2019 at 21:02:48
Michael Phillips Thanks Bart, Spanjaard, and James! I really appreciate the kind words!!!
28. June 2019 at 03:48:30
Demigod Again, a wonderful model with a fantastic paint job. Kudos for the in-flight stand - aircraft look best in the air, yet rarely they are modelled this way. Well done!
28. June 2019 at 09:25:52
Urban Gardini Fantastic result mate, love it!
28. June 2019 at 09:28:03
Michael Phillips Thanks so much for the kind words Demigod and Urban!
28. June 2019 at 16:50:27
Jos Jansen Beautiful plane...excellent display, fricking awesome man...!!
28. June 2019 at 18:09:17
Bryn Crandell Totally an amazing build. The display really sets it in motion.
1. July 2019 at 01:44:48
Clifford Keesler There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this build. Very well done Sir.
1. July 2019 at 22:15:19
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June 28, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
27. June 2019 at 03:00:33 Share
Michael Phillips As requested, here are some pics of how I make my own in-flight bases. Needed are:

12" aluminum bar (36" original length cut to size)
Piano Black Glossy Black Plaque Blank
4 self-tapping wood screws
Plastic Baseball Card Holder
Information Card created in Illustrator to the size of a standard baseball card
Blu-Tac
Drill
Short Phillips Screw driver

I will be happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

27. June 2019 at 03:37:00
Donald Dickson II Did you do anything to reinforce the area of the model the screws went in?
27. June 2019 at 03:42:04
Michael Phillips I did not. It is quite secure using the size screws I used as well as the fact there are two of them.
27. June 2019 at 03:45:58
Donald Dickson II Cool. I just wasn't sure if the plastic would be thick enough to not have the screws tear out or anything.
27. June 2019 at 03:51:19
Mark Norfolk Very neat Michael. Very neat indeed- I really like that. And the idea in the first place...!
27. June 2019 at 04:31:47
Sybar Many thanks for sharing your method. Your bases are an elegant way to display your superb models. I hope to produce a model worthy of such a base so I can attempt one.
27. June 2019 at 04:54:37
Xander Jansen Thanks for sharing !!!
27. June 2019 at 09:33:55
Slavo Hazucha Nice, simple and clean! Walter Gropius and the BAUHAUS architecture school approve! (or at least I am sure they would... :) )
27. June 2019 at 09:45:14
Spanjaard Thanks for sharing !
28. June 2019 at 04:41:09
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June 26, 2019

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Mitsubishi F-2A (Hasegawa 07227)
 
Mitsubishi F-2A
Hasegawa 1:48
07227 (PT27)
2003 | New tool
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26. June 2019 at 01:24:10 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Viper Zero 6 Hikotai (Afterburner Decals 48-064)
 
Viper Zero 6 Hikotai F-2A/B
Afterburner Decals 1:48
48-064
2010 | New tool
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26. June 2019 at 01:24:04 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
 
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
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26. June 2019 at 01:22:38 Share

June 23, 2019

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June 12, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 F-104G (Kinetic K48083)
 
F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48083
2019 | New tool
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May 27, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Eurofighter Typhoon (Series Españolas SE2248)
 
Eurofighter Typhoon Spanish Air Force
Series Españolas 1:48
SE2248
2007 | New tool
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27. May 2019 at 06:57:24 Share

May 21, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
ZA Military South African Air Force (1920-now)
3911
 
21. May 2019 at 18:12:05 Share

May 16, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter (Kinetic K48086)
 
16. May 2019 at 20:26:12 Share
Michael Phillips I kinda have the itch to do this one soon, but I am working on a funky Viper right now as it is, so this one will have to wait a bit. But I definitely think this will be moved way up in the queue at some point!
16. May 2019 at 20:30:04
Nathan Dempsey I'll watch for this one. Definitely an interesting Viper.
16. May 2019 at 20:38:20
Maciej Bellos Pretty far down the queue, but it is a subject I wouldn't miss in the world. Moreso if it is a Ferris bird.
16. May 2019 at 20:52:05
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May 14, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
 
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
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14. May 2019 at 19:23:58 Share
Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Jas-39A/C
Gripen
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80117
2013 | New tool
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14. May 2019 at 19:21:34 Share

May 11, 2019

1. May 2019 at 02:47:27 Share
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Bart Goesaert Splendid modelling and painting as always...
3. May 2019 at 08:28:24
Murad ÖZER Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May 2019 at 06:46:05
Michael Phillips Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May 2019 at 22:41:20
Jos Jansen WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May 2019 at 09:43:05
Daniel Looks like a real war machine, very impressive work! especially how you got the sensors & cameras on the nose to look so realistic!
5. May 2019 at 20:39:47
Michael Phillips Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May 2019 at 14:56:36
David Barclay Another stunner Michael!
9. May 2019 at 10:35:15
Michael Phillips Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May 2019 at 05:38:36
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 UH-1N Twin Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80158)
 
UH-1N Twin Huey
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80158
2019 | Changed parts
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11. May 2019 at 05:22:49 Share
Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 AH-1W Whiskey Cobra (Kitty Hawk KH80164)
 
AH-1W Whiskey Cobra
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80164
2020* | Changed parts
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11. May 2019 at 05:16:05 Share

May 8, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot (Kitty Hawk KH80166)
 
Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80166
2020* | New tool
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8. May 2019 at 20:01:46 Share
Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-57 Felon (Kitty Hawk KH801XX)
 
Sukhoi Su-57 Felon
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH801XX
2020* | New tool
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8. May 2019 at 19:56:37 Share

May 1, 2019

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 AH-64D Apache Longbow (Hasegawa 07223)
U.S. Army Attack Helicopter
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Hasegawa 1:48
07223 (PT23)
2001 | New tool
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1. May 2019 at 03:10:46 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (IPMS USA 2010)
IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 Ariz NG AH-64D Apache, Luke AFB F-4C "Candy Cane Air Force"
IPMS USA 1:48
2010
2010 | New tool
Multi topic
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1. May 2019 at 03:10:41 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set (Aires 4137)
 
AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set for Hasegawa
Aires 1:48
4137
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1. May 2019 at 03:10:37 Share

April 27, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
2. February 2019 at 13:23:19 Share
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Ronan Very nice paint work Michael
24. April 2019 at 21:21:48
Slavo Hazucha Great paintwork & shading, very realistic! The positive rivets look very good in this context too... Looking forward to see it finished :)
25. April 2019 at 09:44:31
Michael Phillips Thanks Timothy, Erik, Ronan, and Slavo! I really appreciate the kind words.

So I got her on 'er feet and I worked on the "R2D2" senser ball thingy on the nose. Played around with molotow chrome and clear yellow and blue to get a holographic effect. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The molotow chrome on the left side of the sensor ball is very mirror like, and you can see reflections in it quite clearly. :)
26. April 2019 at 03:55:02
Nathan Dempsey That sensor looks great! The one side looks "deep". Very realistic.
26. April 2019 at 12:42:23
Michael Hickey She looks really great.
26. April 2019 at 14:44:11
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Michael
26. April 2019 at 14:48:17
ice Congrats - I don't know how this helicopter could look any better. :)
26. April 2019 at 22:23:55
Tim Heimer Looking good Mike!
27. April 2019 at 06:04:52
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April 10, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Demigod Good work and a nicely weathered paint job! I like!
7. March 2018 at 18:03:10
Konrad Limmer Congratulation Michael very nice result
7. March 2018 at 18:09:53
James C A fantastic looking finish Michael!
7. March 2018 at 18:27:23
Anthony D'Agostino She is a good looking bird, I will start mine after I finish my AH-6J conversions, I have two of those. One will be the A with weapons, the other with outboards for the assault team. That should be fun, just need to find clear canopies, the kit has gold shaded plastic, sucks!
5. April 2019 at 14:22:36
Holger Kranich You can be absolute satisfied with the result, Michael!
5. April 2019 at 14:36:14
Michael Phillips Thanks Anthony and Holger! I am satisfied, just wished it had turned out better for my friend. But as long as he and his fiancee were happy that's all that mattered!
8. April 2019 at 19:23:42
Anthony D'Agostino Hey Michael, I am sure that your friend and his fiancee are absolutely delighted with this rendition, and no way they could have created one even close to this level of realism. I know that feeling you have, but trust me, it is unwarranted, she is gorgeous!
10. April 2019 at 09:44:41
Jos Jansen Nice model Michael, I like the subtle weathering!
10. April 2019 at 15:42:26
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April 8, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
ARC Air
Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker-H 1:48
Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker-H Keeper of KL
HobbyBoss 1:48

by Michael Phillips on ARC Air

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8. April 2019 at 20:30:23 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Completed
1:48 UH-60L Blackhawk (Minicraft Model Kits 11621)1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
US Military US Army (1784-now)
Alpha Co., 1 Bn., 111 Aviation Reg. South Carolina NG | McEntire Joint National Guard Base 2008 | FS34031 Overall
 
28. September 2017 at 12:27:51 Share
Anthony D'Agostino That's a gorgeous Blackhawk you built there, love that it has the werners wings decal set as well. One question I had for you. While reading the only review attached to this kit, at the end, he claims that this kit is not a true L modification, as if is missing the larger horizontal stabilizer. Did you find a proper piece? I have this in my collection and likely to start it in a fes months, but I want to get the right specs for the decal set that I have from microscale, if I remember correctly.

Thanks in advance,

Anthony stalker6recon D'Agostino
5. April 2019 at 14:14:50
Michael Phillips Thanks for the kind words Anthony! Actually, I had no idea about the larger horz stab. My friend wanted me to build one for his Fiancee, and was not terribly concerned with extreme accuracy and just wanted me to build it OOB (except the decals).

I will keep an eye out for your build my friend, looking forward to seeing you build one!
8. April 2019 at 19:25:52
Anthony D'Agostino You will have to wait a bit, as I have two AH-6J conversions on my bench. It will be my first builds in thirty years, and I bought resin conversions because, well just building a OOB model after such a long layoff was too little a challenge for me. By the way, after even more searching and asking the gurus at arc, the rear stabilizer is fine, and I had bad info regarding that. What is different between the A and L, is the pilots step, which is ridiculously small to even see on most aircraft while flying, so not a big deal one way or the other.

I will put my birds up for scrutiny, once the first one is out of the paint booth. Cheers!
8. April 2019 at 19:54:42
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April 3, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Best of the Best (Fightertown Decals 48077 V2)
 
Best of the Best Top Gun
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48077 V2
2019 | Changed decals
Multi topic
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3. April 2019 at 04:01:16 Share

April 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 UH-1D Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80154)
Bell UH-1H Huey
JP Military Rikujō Jieitai (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1954-now)

Brown, green
 
30. August 2017 at 12:53:32 Share
Linny Is this available for US marketing
31. March 2019 at 18:37:15
Michael Phillips Yes, I bought it directly from Kitty Hawk, but it is available at US retailers as well as eBay.
1. April 2019 at 13:47:38
James C Gotta love the Huey! I hope Academy does a retooled version in 1/35 scale similar to their recent Cobra. Would love to build an RNZAF machine. Looking forward to this one though Michael.
1. April 2019 at 17:56:45
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March 30, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set (CMK 4276)
 
AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set Academy
CMK 1:48
4276
2012 | New tool
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30. March 2019 at 00:50:05 Share

March 7, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
7. March 2019 at 01:45:50 Share

February 26, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (Furball Aero-Design F/D&S-4815)
 
Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
F/D&S-4815
2019 | New tool
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26. February 2019 at 14:51:24 Share

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