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About 71chally

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  1. Huey Lewis and the News....

    Yep, looking darned fine here as well!
  2. Westland Wyvern canopy types and type conversions

    I can't figure out a logical sequence for those two side vents either, as Scimitar says aircraft within the same serials batches seem to vary. The cartridge starter (made by BTH) was fitted right through to the end, there is a pic of Wyverns cartridge starting together consisting of VZ and WL serials. There were VW, WN & WP range aircraft pictured with the vents, and some with out, though it seems more prevailant on the later aircraft. All S.4s, including those converted from TF.2s had the Python 3 engine. It might be that the larger upper side vent (as seen on WP346) appears on most of Wyverns, but doesn't show well in pics due to it's position and some aircraft having the dark grey top applied in that area. Go figure!
  3. Airfix 2018

    Looks like they're all jumping on the bandwagon, there's a new leccy car coming from Aston Martin being built at St Athan
  4. Westland Wyvern canopy types and type conversions

    The main that you can see on the port side is the cartridges starter outlet, I'm guessing the others are oulet or inlet ports for various parts of the engine.
  5. Some Foil on a Starfighter

    Very nice, what foil do you use?
  6. Huey Lewis and the News....

    umm, have I picked a bad time to mention that they didn't always have a white roof! Excellent update and great work, really dies look good. The white roof will break up the olive quite nicely.
  7. Airfix 2018

    Surely the next 1/24th subject will be anything other than a WWII subject, I like the idea of inter-war (such as a Bulldog), but I'm personally hoping post-war. I would love to see the Harrier revisited, a modern tool version of that in 24th would be something else. The original one is a hardy perennial - so it obviously sells to some degree! Even a Sabre would be great.
  8. The Beaufort has nowhere the public awareness that the Blenheim has, choosing this subject makes far more sense sales wise.
  9. ah, I don't need pictures, I can imagine the fine work that is going on!
  10. Airfix 2018

    We can't be far off getting a decent 48th Vampire or Venom series by now. I would sooner see that than another Hunter kit.
  11. Westland Wyvern canopy types and type conversions

    Steve is correct there, and all S.4s (& the majority of TF.2s) had the dihedral tailplane. Some of the very early ones converted from TF.2s didn't have the finlets initially. That picture reminds me, another great source for Wyvern info and pics is the 'Flight' magazine archive, https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/search.aspx?ArchiveSearchForm%24search=wyvern&ArchiveSearchForm%24fromYear=1950&ArchiveSearchForm%24toYear=1958&x=25&y=10
  12. Airfix 2018

    Not sure about that, or the concept of differing markets anymore. Many people buy online now, either specialist Hobby outfits or the mass markets of Amazon & Ebay. The only two model shops in my area stock Italeri. And, the Italeri kit can be bought in a display teams box featuring the Black Arrows and Blue Diamonds. I don't see the sense of marketing a product so close to something existing that is acceptable, even if it were to be superior. At last, a 48th Whirlwind helicopter!
  13. Airfix 2018

    I don't think we will see another 48th Hunter while the Academy/Italeri kit is so prevailant. It has issues, but many buyers won't be bothered and those that care cab buy aftermarket to correct it. It still has great surface detail and builds up nicely. Personally I would love to see a new kit of it, and with careful planning of the kit breakdown it could even cover early and late marks.
  14. Airfix ASR Sea King

    Airfix starter kit Sea King HAR.3 A55307 is the new tool.
  15. Avro Shackleton AEW Mk. 2 Details

    Dark Sea Grey is correct, I used Hunbrol 164 (satin) brush painted. A couple of top coats of Kleer gives it the most realistic finish for an AEW in my opinion.