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  1. Sorry, late to this party. Born and raised Vermonter(Chittenden County)

    I don't think VTANG ever flew F-86Ds(Think that was Maine) I think the list was as follows...

    P-47M, P or F-51H, F-89C, F94A, T33, F102A Case XX, EB-57E(yech), F-4C/D. F-16A/B/C/D, and F-35 in less than a year!

    The first 4 are easy to do your own decals for, as I believe it was just a VT and the Guard Shield on the tail, and US AIR FORCE near the front on each side. Serials #s can also be found using Google.

    T-33 has two decals in 48th as mentioned, and Caracals are really nice for the GWH kit.

    Unfortunately nothing for the F-4 or EB-57...yet.

    Superscale for 1/32 and 1/48 F-16A can still be found on eBay

    Academy's F-16C kit has lo-vis VTANG markings

    Afterburner has a Block 25 VTANG jet on their Balad Vipers or War sheet, if you can find it....quite rare now. I put them on the Tamiya 16 and presented it to the Pilot a few years back.

    Speedhunter has Block 30 MIG Killer with VTANG markings on it's Guardian Vipers sheet http://www.reidairpublishing.com/product-p/shg48014.htm Jake the owner is having a Black Friday sale and at $10 that sheet is a bargain with 13 different jets on it.

    Two Bobs has a small sheet with two F-16Cs on it, one is the 60th Annv scheme, the other the Wing King's jet that is very nice. http://www.twobobs.net/contents/en-us/p227.html but SOLD OUT. They can still be found around as well.

    Nothing for the F-35A yet, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see something soon, since it'll be the first Guard unit to get the 35. I talked to the VTANG PAO at an airshow last summer, and she said the scheme will pretty much match the Eglin scheme(Lo vis) with VT instead of EG, and the Guard shield on the tail.


    Hope that helps...



    $100 would still be cheap by other conference standards.


    Two examples from my work life...

    • Penn State Web Conference - two day event, 600ish attending - $550(ish) for early registration, $700 for regular. Plus $300 for a single workshop, $500 for both.
    • Drupal Con (another web conference) - 4 day event, 2500ish attending - generally runs $700 to $800 and tends to pick large cities (LA, Nawlins, Austin) where hotels, even with conference rate, run $200/night

    So this is what we're 'competing' with... so trying to get a decent (IPMS) rate, is gonna be kinda difficult, IMHO.




    How is this relevant? Attendees of events like this have the tab picked up by their employer, or write it off as a business expense. Some people save for years to go to an IPMS National event.


    When was the last time the Nats were held in the NE....huge population centers(Boston, NYC, Philly, etc) with potential for lots of walk ins.

  3. Well, Model Factory Hiro is releasing a 1/12 917LH(Long Tail) very soon, but you'll have to take out a second mortgage to get one. MFH also made 1/20 versions of quite a few of the cars on your list...I have the '67 Belgium GP winning Gurney Eagle that I hope to have finished by the NATS. MFH models are packed with detail, but NOT for the faint of heart, as they are $$$ multimedia kits. My guess is the 917LH will be around $6 or 700 bucks and will sell out quickly. My Gurney kit in 1/20 was $280, and to me that's a bargain.

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