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ATL-25, Tiger I Early Track Set White metal, individual tracks that are assembled using lengths of wire to provide the pivot between links. Much easier to assemble than plastic tracks, the weight of the metal gives a very realistic sag between wheels.
I found the tracks on Acadamy's Tiger I difficult to assemble, maybe it's me and my lack of experience with these types of tracks, but it became very frustrating so I went aftermarket.
Inside the box were 2 bags, one for each side, a length of soft metal wire and a set of instruction.
At $39.95 the Fruilmodel tracks are pricey, but worth the money.
VF103 Sluggers, 48-071
All I can say about this set when I opened it was WOW!, Afterburner has set the new standard for decal sets.
This extensive set covers just about every Sluggers color scheme VF-103 used from their conversion from F-4's to their squadron name change to the Jolly Rogers in 1995.
There are two sheets included in the set, the smaller one contains modex numbers and some crews names. The larger sheet is tightly packed with hi-viz, low viz and every viz in between. There is stenciling enough for two aircraft, and enough squadron insignia to do at least four or five different paint schemes including the Flircat or Bombcat.
Sadly, Afterburner is no longer in business and the more popular sets like VF84 Jolly Rogers are selling for obscene prices on a certain nameless website. So if you think there's something in the future or a specific Squadron you choose to model you might like to build, snap one of these sets up while you can before you're at the mercy of an online auction site.
F-4 Phantom IIs of the U.S. Navy (part 2) 72-266
This set comes with two sheets with markings for three different Squadrons, VF103 "sluggers", VF-114 Aardvarks and VF142 Ghostriders.
Another thing to keep in mind is these ship from Eastern Europe so delivery time can be a little long depending on where you reside but for me they were worth the wait.
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|Veteran's models VT35057
Kriegsmarine 20mm Flak-Vierling C35
Not for the feint of heart
The first time I opened this kit I wondered what was I thinking?
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