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Old Jun 25, 2008, 03:05 PM
A-4 nut!!
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What have you liked and did not like in the last bunch of kits.
The poor choice of decals!!

The 262 was the last kit with good decals (and I mean for schemes and markings - not if they were waterslide or not)
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 04:35 PM
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The P-40 had some very good decals as well. At least they weren't just AVG.

I'd have to see a FOT sample to see if anything else needs to be tweaked before production.

Pat
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 07:08 PM
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I would say the nose is a bigger issue than the wing. As it stands the nose looks like it came off of their A-4. It needs to be changed in a big way. Either make it look like a B/C/D/J/S or make it look like an E, but don't leave it the way it is now.

That nose is terrible.... I'm assuming they don't really plan on it looking like that...

I wonder if they were looking at this type of picture...
Is it just the paint that makes it look different than usual?
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Pls send the decals artwork referance to GWS China: china@gws.com.tw

Wish can catch the timming before print job will be done.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 09:43 PM
I make bad look so good.
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Which version of the F-4 do you plan on molding?

This one:
http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/f4b_1_3v.jpg
B/C/D/J/S

Or this one:
http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/f4e_1_3v.jpg
E/F

See how they are completely different shaped noses? Decals for an F-4E wouldn't work on an F-4J.

Steve
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 11:43 PM
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Maybe GWS can make several different decals sets. If you size the printing right so you can put the sheets in an A-4 sized envelope. Then many different sets could be mail ordered from GWS direct.

Roy
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 12:41 AM
A-4 nut!!
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I wonder if they will actually listen this time.

The last time GWS asked for ideas on the A-4, we sent all kinds of suggestions....................and what happened? They sent one pretty boring set, and there wasn't much there too boot.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 02:56 AM
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OK folks - break out your PhotoShop and Paint - get cracking! Mr Lin is READING this thread and has show an interest in our collective requests. Do I hear a Yeha!

I don't expect them to incorporate all the requests, but I think a few.

OK - decals. I'll humble myself to see if someone can craft a "WW" tail flash, serial # AF 69-261, a TAC shield, and the obligatory sharks mouth. Including a couple of "formation" markers would be fine.

Jim
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 03:37 AM
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30 years of phabulous phantoms.

Or Isreali.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 08:58 AM
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F4J photos

I think the F4J is one of the most well known versions from the Vietnam war. I like the schemes used by VF-84 and VF-96 navy squadrons. You can find the stories behind the photos on the web here and here.

Edit: There is also the video posted previously with interview with one of the the pilots the second link. The youtube description incorrectly says it is F4E, but the plane was actually a F4J. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkKbOtedzoQ.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Don't care a bit on the decals, FOCUS ON THE NOSE!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 11:53 AM
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What he said ^^^^^
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 02:31 PM
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MARINE CORPS !
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 09:12 PM
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I wonder if they will actually listen this time.

The last time GWS asked for ideas on the A-4, we sent all kinds of suggestions....................and what happened? They sent one pretty boring set, and there wasn't much there too boot.
Must be some mistake in China RD artwork guy?

Pls send the artworks to china@gws.com.tw by E-mail. In the mean time I will notice them to keep an eye on this thread.
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 11:51 PM
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I wonder if they will actually listen this time.

The last time GWS asked for ideas on the A-4, we sent all kinds of suggestions....................and what happened? They sent one pretty boring set, and there wasn't much there too boot.
I second your statement, i was one of those who contributed too. IT WAS A TOTAL DISSAPPOINTMENT!
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