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  1. Hurricane No.1 Sq R.C.A.F photos, (thread edit)

    Another confirmation of YO*X being V6609 , "used by No. 401 (F) Squadron, RCAF, coded "YO*X". With B Flight at Castledown from November 1940. " http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RAF_owned_w9999.html regards, Jack
  2. Yes THAT red triplane.

    Hi Tony, that sounds like a great idea. I think the best way a photo might help with determining the shade of red is to photograph it with something we might all be familiar with and have at home to compare with once it is seen on the comp screen. Maybe bring along a red section of an Airfix box and include it in the photo - or something along those lines? regards, Jack
  3. Yes THAT red triplane.

    Discussion on another forum, and one type of descriptive red mentioned is vermilion, and a paint formula suggested was Testors Insignia Red ( 8 parts) with Testors Brown #1166 ( 2 parts). http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/141896.aspx Of course, try googling that colour and you arrive at quite the variety, but here is the Methuan colour suggested at Aerodrome - 10F8 regards, Jack
  4. Female Lieutenant 1942

    Thanks Steve, I think you are right - definitely see the same characteristics in the eyes and mouth. The nose is a bit difficult to compare because of the harsh lighting in the 1941 photo. There is a five year difference between the two pics, and combined with the stress of war - that will definitely change the physical looks. ------------------------------------------------------ On another note, I think I will go with the subdued collar ranks after seeing this photo: It is a reenactor, but the collar tabs are quite dark and reflect what I see in the b/w photo I'm using. About the red collar markings, this type of rank system was used until 1943, when shoulder boards replaced them. Officially the colourful tabs were discontinued by an order dated July 1940, with ranks displayed in subdued green and no branch colours. So to be totally accurate I should make them green, but have read this changeover was slow and not immediately widespread, and even as late as during the Stalingrad battles, coloured ones could be found. ... and I also found this site, perfect for giving the measurements of the rank collar tabs: https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=ru&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://broneboy.ru/ regards, Jack
  5. Panther Winter/Camo

    Right, I think I've found a few illustrated examples: Am assuming the above illustrations were influenced by these wartime pictures. Note that photo captions indicate unknown unit: The zig-zag pattern should be a white wash over the standard colours as described by AgentG. It could be the lighting of the modeler's photo article creating the blue grey look, or they may have misinterpreted the white wash as panzer grey if they relied on only the illustrations and no research. regards, Jack
  6. Panther Winter/Camo

    I don't have the magazine, so no clue what you are looking at. Assuming the subject was not done on artistic license but from a historical perspective, if the article mentions the unit the Panther belonged to, maybe look at the summer schemes and there is a good chance that is what is underneath the winter white wash. regards, Jack
  7. Vickers Medium Tank- WW2 Desert Scheme?

    I believe the subject was addressed by Mike Starmer in these threads: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1343562172 http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1364291866 regards, Jack
  8. Female Lieutenant 1942

    Thank you thorfinn and John. I think I might have found the subject's name. Doing a reverse image search brought me to a Russian blog, where someone claimed it was their grandmother who was a medical officer at Sevastopol. Someone argued that they were lying because he could not reveal her name and posted this link: http://education.simcat.ru/school59/museum/6 Her b/w photo is sandwiched between two other females but I'm not sure if they are one in the same. The image files all share the name stepanova_danilova, but could be just credit to the photographer's name, or maybe a combination of the subject's first name and photographer's last name? regards, Jack
  9. Best people to Buy After market goodies from?

    As far as pricing goes, always look for sales when comparing. Another thing to consider is buying from the source, that is the webstore that is also the brand name, or try to keep the purchase in the region it originated from. Finally, I tend to rely only on Paypal method of payment as I just do not trust giving out credit card info over the inter web. Incidentally, Meng did an interesting thing with their King Tigers by boxing the interior separately from the main kit. Wonder how well it would fit inside the Dragon? regards, Jack
  10. Female Lieutenant 1942

    Thanks kindly, Peter. A sculpt that includes the upper body or partial torso would be termed a bust. I've made good progress with the garrison hat, called the 'pilotka': I first covered the bust with a thin plastic (cellophane?) for several reasons. First to maintain the rest of the figure clean of putty, to keep the hat separate from the head afterwards for painting purpose, and lastly just in case it doesn't work out. The sculpting was done in two sessions. First the outer shell was made, this appears as the darker green putty. Next day, I added the two raised sections in the middle. I've since removed the hat and started clean up with sandpaper and a little trimming to fine tune the shape. regards, Jack
  11. 1/72 1./JG 27 decals - anyone know where to find some?

    A couple suggestions if going the home printing route, switch the image file to at least 300 dpi and convert to RGB - the latter will give you much closer colour results than keeping it the usual cmyk. regards, Jack
  12. 1/72 1./JG 27 decals - anyone know where to find some?

    KitsWorld: Lifelike LL72018: couple from xtradecal: Considering the prices and shipping, if you find yourself semi - regularly need special decals, maybe invest in some decal paper and print your own - assuming you have a printer and a photo software? You already have a nice graphic to import to a paint program, just need resize to scale, and print out onto clear film. I'd make a circle mask and spray on the white first to act as the background colour.
  13. 109 G-6/AS

    Greetings everyone, thank you all for the responses and 'likes'. regards, Jack
  14. Tracks for a 1/35 SU-122

    Oh wow, straight cut pins - tapering might help. Something else I thought of is soaking them in hot water, maybe even building together while submerged? regards, Jack
  15. Tracks for a 1/35 SU-122

    There is only a couple UK vendors I'm familiar with, Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=&product_type_id=&code=&scale_id=954&keyword_search=t-34+track&setPerPage=25&sort=0&search_direction=0&save_search_name=&save_search= ... and eModels: https://www.emodels.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=t-34 I didn't know AK Interactive made metal tracks, must be some other branding reboxed with their label? ----------------------------------- Some other brands to look out for are MasterClub, Modelkasten (one of the more cheaper priced), Kaizon, AFV Club, and Space Ace models. Macquette also have some, but are just links that are glued together - no pins. The trouble you have with breaking pins reminds me of my own experiences with a set of 1/48 Tiger tracks. I finally noticed there was a correct side to start with, if choosing the opposite side, they would always break the pins. Don't know if you notice the same? regards, Jack