I'm now asking your question on Japanese message board. I will translate to here if someone answered.
Re: AAM-4 Name: Richard Douglas Date: 2004/07/17(Sat) 09:08 No.130
> Hello Richard, welcome! :-) > > I'm not sure for detail information, but I think AAM-4 is operation ready. JASDF is planning to update it. > > Thanks, > Kazuo. Kazuo-san, Do you know what the colors or operational markings are for the AAM-4? I am trying to build an F-15J with an AAM-4 loadout. Once again Thanks in Advance, Richard
Re: AAM-4 Name: Richard Douglas Date: 2004/07/17(Sat) 08:51 No.129
> Hi Richard, > Last nite I checked my references again and seems I was not quite right, those were AAM-3! Sorry. Better follow Kazuo's info. > All best > Mario Sorry for the late reply- thanks!! Richard
Re: AAM-4 Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/06/18(Fri) 23:21 No.128
Hi Richard, Last nite I checked my references again and seems I was not quite right, those were AAM-3! Sorry. Better follow Kazuo's info. All best Mario
50th Anniversary DJ Name: Javi Date: 2004/06/18(Fri) 01:46 No.127 [Reply]
Hi Mario, You are very fast to find! :-) It was 1 st flight of #912 with new camo. So need few more days, I think.
F-15J "912" aggressor on F-15DJ.com Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/06/09(Wed) 01:21 No.118
Hi everyone, Can you tell me more about this gorgeously camouflaged plane? Where can I get more pictures to figure out complete camo patterns? Domo arigato Mario
no subject Name: phoenix Date: 2004/05/31(Mon) 21:39 No.117 [Reply]
Hi Mario, OK, I'll send it another day. It's really big, so I'm still trying to shrink it.
I would say the relation between F-2 and F-16 is something like the Strike Eagle and normal Eagle. Looks the same, but not at all in the insides. But sorry, I don't know the difference between XF-2 and production F-2. I'll try asking somewhere.
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/29(Sat) 00:14 No.116
Hey phoenix: Go ahead, send the picture. Thanks for info on F-2. So I was pretty right having said it was (F-2) basically new design. Would you know if there was a major difference between XF-2 and production model? I built production F-2A from 1/72 XF-2A Hasegawa kit, just put that nice blue-blue camo and Platz decals on, hope I was right. All best Mario
Re: no subject Name: phoenix Date: 2004/05/28(Fri) 22:03 No.115 [Reply]
Hi Mario, I've taken a photo of the Hornet model, but it's about 1.2Mega-bytes. If that's all right, I'll send you it. But it's not very good.
About the F-2. It is a sort of a Japanese-version of the F-16. The F-16 was one of the nominees for the F-1 successor, but Japan was not satisfied with any of the current aircrafts. So, they decided to develop a new one. But that really isn't fair, because that is compairing an airplane that hasn't even flown with current aircrafts. And the US goverment partially forced Japan to use one of theirs as the model for that new fighter. That happened to be the F-16. So the new fighter, F-2, turned out to be very similar with the F-16. But the wing and horizontal stabilizer spread has increased, for manueverability(is the spelling OK?). Also, the computers and stuff are newer. Not only that, the structure and stuff is totally different. So that means the F-2 looks very much like the F-16, but the insides are a totally different airplane.
Hope the helps, phoenix
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/28(Fri) 01:47 No.114
Hola Javi, Muchas gracias. Very interesting and inspiring. What do you know about Mitsubishi F-2, or anybody else here? Reason I'm asking I had little argument elsewhere as was told it's japanese "variant" of F-16! All best Mario
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/28(Fri) 01:03 No.113
Hey phoenix, Great news on your Hornet. Send me the picture! Funny, I've been thinking about JASDF F-86 as my nex project too. I put decals on "Eiko", 635 with sharkmouth, I mixed paint as Elint-san recommended. Platz is releaseing F-15J Shiro ryu (correct?), I cann't wait. All best Mario
Re: no subject Name: Javi Date: 2004/05/24(Mon) 17:39 No.112 [Reply]
Hello Mario. Sorry for the delay.
Well, it seems that the BBS on Mr.Echigoya's HP doesn't work. I don't know why, but I believe it worked on friday... Try for a few days.
no subject Name: phoenix Date: 2004/05/22(Sat) 10:15 No.111 [Reply]
Hi Mario, I've finished my Hornet!! This time I can keep the canopy open. I'd say this one is a success. I'll try an F-86F of the JASDF next time. If the Sabre goes well, I'll go for 'Eiko'.
Glad to hear the info's good. Good luck on your 104, phoenix
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/22(Sat) 03:34 No.110
Hey phoenix, Domo arigato for both postings. Color mixes are not confusing, I understand that. Very helpful, thanks. Glad to hear Hornet is coming to finish. If painting goes well my "Eiko" could be done in 2 weeks. Then I'm eager to move on to F-15DJ most likely thinking about T-4 and F-1 too. All best Mario
> Hi Mario, I've got a bit of info. > Mr.Elint-jin says: > Dark Gray Color 308(60%):Color 305(40%) > Light Gray Color 308(90%):Color 305(10%) > The color numbers are Mr.Color's, so if it's confusing I'm sorry. > Hope it helps, > phoenix
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/22(Sat) 03:16 No.109
Hola Javi, Nice hearing from you again. Yes, that's the machine and I made mistake-it was supposed to be 635! Both links are very helpful but I cann't log into 2nd link message board. You can contact me directly if you like. Muchas gracias Mario > Hello Mario. > Do you mean an '84 Senkyo 207 Sq. F-104J, isn't it? > > Green Arrow's book says they were painted "Medium Blue-Grey" (upper/lower surfaces) and "Light Blue-Grey" (mid-fuselage). Not very helpful, I'm afraid! > > * Here's a site with sister-machine 635: > > http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~tenumata/F104J1.htm > > No colors are given, but you can see the pattern. > > * This is Mr.Echigoya's HP. He build kits > > http://park12.wakwak.com/~tiptank/ > > You can ask him trough his BBS (puedes usar el traductor online que te dije ya que muchos webmasters japoneses no saben ingles). > > Hope it helps. > Regards. > Javi
no subject Name: phoenix Date: 2004/05/21(Fri) 20:25 No.108 [Reply]
Hi Mario, I've got a bit of info. Mr.Elint-jin says: Dark Gray Color 308(60%):Color 305(40%) Light Gray Color 308(90%):Color 305(10%) The color numbers are Mr.Color's, so if it's confusing I'm sorry. Hope it helps, phoenix
Re: no subject Name: Javi Date: 2004/05/21(Fri) 17:42 No.107
Hello Mario. Do you mean an '84 Senkyo 207 Sq. F-104J, isn't it?
Green Arrow's book says they were painted "Medium Blue-Grey" (upper/lower surfaces) and "Light Blue-Grey" (mid-fuselage). Not very helpful, I'm afraid!
You can ask him trough his BBS (puedes usar el traductor online que te dije ya que muchos webmasters japoneses no saben ingles).
Hope it helps. Regards. Javi
Re: no subject Name: phoenix Date: 2004/05/21(Fri) 12:03 No.106 [Reply]
Hi, Mario: My Hornet is almost finished!! A touch of paint and few more decals, and it'll be finished. I tried making the "remove before flight" ribbons this time, but it doesn't look as good as I hoped. But I didn't lose any pieces this time, like last time.
About your 655, I don't know about the paintings yet, but I'll try asking. I'll write in this Board if I get any info.
Re: no subject Name: Mario Holly Date: 2004/05/19(Wed) 04:35 No.105
Hi phoenix, How's your Hornet kit progressing? I've put together 1/72 F-104J JASDF (Hasegawa, great kit) and moving on the painting. What keeps puzzling me is the lack of information on JASDF colors, well at least here in US. I'm working on "655" with sharkmouth and will have to paint according to instructions even if couple of pics I found suggest slightly different shades. Don't you know any JASDF kit builders who could help? All best Mario > Hi Mario, > The Hornet I'm making now seems to be going along better than the T-4. I'm painting better and so far I'm not losing any pieces or decals. > I'm going to build a few more kits other than the F-15, so I can practice on metalic paint and stuff. > And when I get better at that, I'm planning on making about 5 F-15s, and 3 of them are special paintings. > But the special paintings kits are expensive, I can't stock them before they might go out of sale. > About 2500yen, 25 or 26 dollars. I don't get much money so it's hard on me. > > And I also do want to ride the F-15 at least. > Even if I couldn't go through the training, I want a ride, while I've my 5 senses working properly. > > thanks, phoenix