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F-89J Scropion -- 'The Scorpion Kings'

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Just a few more tweeks to the decal locations, and another will be ready to fly and sting the Enemies of Freedom....

 

f89j_178-fis.jpg

 

178th FIS, North Dakota Air National Guard, approx 1966-69 "The Happy Hooligans", F-89J Late model (no wingtip rocket pods)

 

coming soon!!!

 

I also learned something very important about decal inis and pathways...

 

did you know you can't use a paranthetical expression in the pathway??? The original name of th aircraft folder was

 

F-89J(Late)

 

so the decal path was

F-89J(Late)/178/D/whatever

 

and they didnt work!!!

 

changing the folder name to F-89J_L solved the problem...after 4 hours of head scratching!!

 

A tip to all skinners out there....

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

ps: the H is nearing completion, too. Need to decal (serial numbers one skin, and I'm reusing another)

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Super! Nice to see all the F-89 variants. Sorry, have been busy with work and computer repair issues. Still need to get some slides scanned for you. Any unit in particular that you are looking for?

 

Mike D.

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.after 4 hours of head scratching!!

 

Hey Kevin.....be forewarned I am now going to bust your balls.......

 

If you would of asked me I could of told you that..... :biggrin:

 

Remember I am the decal king........3000+ and still going.....

 

:rofl:

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Dave, I'd have expected no less!!! :haha:

I prostate myself before His Majesty, the King of Decals (bows and scrapes)

-- I'm gettin close though, with all the nose arts and such, expecially for the unreleased/beta stuff (F-302 Mongoose), I must be near the 1500 mark!

 

Mike: do you have that on pdf??? I'm willing to trade from my rather large collection of books on pdf.... :biggrin: If that's as good as their F-84 book...!!!!!

 

As to those I could use, in particular comes to mind:

 

18th FIS

64th FIS

 

Both based at Elmendorf in the 50? early 60s??

 

(hopefullly, I can find the skills needed to create the necessary markings!)

 

The only thing that bother me with that one, is the ADC gray, it don't look gray enough. I matchd FS16473; it's rgb values are 170,178,176.

The specular, reflectivity and glossiness all come right from the ADC gray Phantom:

 

Specular=0.300000

Glossiness=0.750000

Reflection=0.000000

 

Strange...but it still looks good to me!!

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Sorry, the copy I have is in paper and print. Can scan anything of interest. I'll check what I have on the alaskan units for sure.

 

I find that adding a bit of blue tint makes the ADC grey look more like it appears under a blue sky in the sun, RGB values be damned. Used to do the same thing for the paints for 1/72 plastic kits.

 

Kevin do I have your E-mail address to send you some stuff? I had to get a new hard drive for my home PC and may have lost some info.

 

Mike Druzolowski

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