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  2. Brough Phantom

    It’s difficult to tell from the picture, but unless the pilot was making a large stick input to roll to the right the exact moment the photographer took the shot, this one seems to have drooped ailerons. Strange if this the case, as drooping ailerons were a feature of the F-4K/FG.1, not the F-4M/FGR.2....
  3. Hiya Folks, I built this model in the Matchbox Group Build which has some fantastic models in progress and already done,.... it is well worth a schufti. Here is one of two Wimpey`s that I have built on the GB, this one representing a Wellington GR.Mk.XIV from what I believe to be 78 OTU, Ein Shemer, Palestine, during the late war period. It was brush painted using a mixture of enamels and acrylics, the tail turret was cobbled together from some Airfix Lancaster parts and items from the spares box, the wheels and propellers are from a Trumpeter Wellington and the nose glazing had the panel lines sanded off and it was then re polished. The cockpit interior also came from an old Matchbox Halifax kit,....here is the WIP; ,...And here is the model; The Coastal Command style white and Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme was modified by overpainting the white with black,..... but the white paint could be seen around the engine panels and cooling gills where the black chipped away, here is the real aircraft from the Crowood Wellington book; And here is the fantastic box art from the original kit; Cheers Tony
  4. Propellors/Airscrews

    I think it was just a term appropriate at the time and as said above has been superceded by the more appropriate propeller. I have very rarely if ever come across the airscrew term when mixing with professional or other aviation types. Always an interesting subject though and enough to fill a book no doubt, or maybe it has ?
  5. My twin has a far more patrician pointy nose. Lovely Gannetry, Bill. Notes duly being made for a 1/48 (AS4) future build of mine. With folded wings. Oh yes.
  6. Cheers Stix, thanks inda looking forward to it myself Not really; if they are cheap stuff, don't expect great results in using them as washes Ciao
  7. Thanks Benedikt - ah, a good sleep, I remember that. I had one in 1983, just before our first child was born. (Look away PC!) They train you to get up early you know, before they turn into teenagers that you can't get up before noon. Now, for some unknown reason, I always wake up early(ish) each morning and my brain (what's left of it) starts thinking 'There must be something important I have to do today' and before I realise there isn't, I'm awake. ish. Oh for a lie in - I'm hoping I can do that soon. Thanks Pete I am boning up on G-BOAF for my next shift (yet to be booked). Faster than sound indeed but you'll hear the sonic booms. I wonder how, when Concorde was travelling faster than sound, how the passengers ordered their food and drinks? Perhaps they had to write it down... (I considered putting a 'this is a joke' emoticon in there but thought better of it, and you the reader!) Thanks PC, you are very kind I'm going to try a couple more shifts at Aerospace although I fear that standing around herding visitors isn't going to hold my interest for very long and my knowledge isn't good enough (yet) to add much to the experience for them. We shall see. Thanks Johnny and Steve - two more votes for no detailing so I may be encouraged to give it a miss... I still have the transfer details to challenge me! Backgammon club this morning so I might not do much.
  8. Great thread and some lovely models,.......here is one of mine,....built well over 10 years ago now,....the 1/24th scale Hurricane converted into a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib with scratch built hook, catapult spools and pilots head rest, the DH Prop came from a Spitfire. As sual with my stuff, it was brush painted; I`ve since learnt that the machine gun bay was silver, as was the interior framework in the cockpit! Cheers, Tony
  9. decaling started DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  10. torn tulip parts covered with paint DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr some more decal progress DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  11. Kamov 28 Helix

    Better than i terior, surely. Love the Catalan Independence torpedo!
  12. Navy-ating Bucc's fizzzing along

    I didn’t even notice that; I was on a mission for Bill, so acting with laser-like focus, obviously. Or I’m an un-observant sod. Take your pick!
  13. weapons loaded DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  14. Boulton Paul Defiant

    I'm currently writing the history of the Defiant for Pen & Sword - I've got quite a bit on 264 and would like to have a chat about your uncle. If you're interested, drop me a message on here or email me at Defiant1940@virginmedia.com Cheers, Andy
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  16. Modelmaker Decals

    I am about to start applying a set of these decals for the first time so I have a few questions. Has anyone used them before? Did they encounter any problems with them such as they would stick to the model when applying them and then not move at all until the decal broke? Did they work well with Micro Set/Sol? Many thanks for any answers.
  17. FAA Fighters and Aces Collection.

    Hi Cookie - yes both of the Seafires are SH. I enjoy the SH kits TBH though they do need a bit of cleaning up and a bit of fettling but they are good kits. Two Seafires, Fulmar, Skua and the Firefly in the stash are all SH..
  18. Academy A-37B Dragonfly 1/72

    I agree, it must've been quite a joyride
  19. Hi. If I'm to have this done by december 6th it's high time go start painting now. F031 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr One layer of steelgray (AKAN 73023) I'll be continuing painting this during the week. To be continued..... /Bosse
  20. Do-24T Update-Kit, Italerie, 1:72

    Impressive brushwork, nice result.
  21. Kawanishi N1K2-J

    Some nice work!
  22. J.A.S.D.F. F4 Phantoms

    Thanks @Latinbear for sharing your lovely images - the blue camouflage jets are particularly interesting, but they are all a great treat.
  23. 1/24 hawker Hurricane wheels

    Hi does anyone know if there are any after market wheels available for the Airfix1/24 Hurricane please?
  24. I only used a small amount and thus avoided soot marks, otherwise you would be conversing with the ghost of a Martian! Martian
  25. Thanks Squibby for your welcome and for the gear bay shots, amazing indeed! But for now, I am looking for good pics of the original radio and battery compartment, as I am just beginning my build. I found this on the net (I have posted it too on my own thread), very good and useful. The same quality photo in other view angles would be great, to have a good perception of details. Anyway, this pic shows that the recent Eduard P.E set reproduces quite well radio and battery, even if of course it is just a base.
  26. "Missouri Armada" P 51D Mustang Tamiya 1/48

    I realize I should have begun by looking for docs before beginning my build. As I begin with the radio, here is a very good pic I found on the net. If I could get the same quality on different angles, it would be great! Anyway, I will modify my work consequently...
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