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About JasonC

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    1/48 props, WW2 & onwards.
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  1. A question to the Mosquito experts

    As stated above, to share images you will need to upload the images to a 3rd party photo hosting site, and then post the link here. Some kind soul has posted a topic showing how to do this (with Flickr in this case): I for one would be interested in seeing your conclusions. best regards, Jason
  2. Thanks Andy. The camera really has flattened Mr. Red somewhat. There's as much shading on him as the others! The green one looks okay to me as well, but I think a whole army of them would be a little drab on the tabletop. J.
  3. So I caved and got myself the boxed set. With the new rules it seemed like a decent time to hop aboard. God knows where I'll find the time, but the plan is to get enough minis together to actually play a game at some point. Before launching into batch painting, I've painted up these three marines to help decide on chapter colours. These are actually the three from the 'easy build' boxed set. I'd welcome opinions but am currently leaning toward the blue-green scheme on the left, as it carries fewer connotations with existing GW colour schemes. PS. Colour balancing is a nightmare with red. I've had to de-saturate to get anything that looks like the real item, however it means that the green one on the right is now a bit duller than IRL. cheers, Jason
  4. All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Pure aluminium is far too soft for use in aircraft structural applications. Any aluminium you find in aircraft is most likely to be an alloy of aluminium. A notable exception is Alclad, where a very thin layer of high purity aluminium is bonded to an alloy substrate for corrosion prevention purposes. J.
  5. IWM Musuems

    To address your questions in turn - Yes, and Just about. From London you're looking at about 2.5 hours by train and then a 15minute walk at the other end. It means a long day if you want a decent amount of time at the museum. Driving is about the same amount of time. cheers, Jason
  6. Swordfish Torpedo Questions

    And without said surfaces: TRAINING FLEET AIR ARM PILOTS IN TORPEDO DROPPING. ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, CRAIL.. © IWM (A 3535)IWM Non Commercial Licence Note that the above photo is captioned as being from a training station.
  7. Swordfish Torpedo Questions

    I don't think the MAT is what the OP was referring to. As Jure indicates, it's rather the rudders that sit aft of the cruciform fins at the rear of the torpedo. For example: ROYAL AIR FORCE: 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND. © IWM (CH 1854)IWM Non Commercial Licence J.
  8. Tank ID Help

    Type 69 I believe, which in turn is very similar to the 59 but has a different headlight arrangement amongst other things. J.
  9. Tank ID Help

    Going by the roadwheel spacing and headlight position, the latter looks like a Type 69: Chinese T-54/55 variant. J.
  10. Hi Guy, Thanks for your post. I've sent you a PM. regards, Jason
  11. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Creating fuselage stations. Some were based on the available sections from plans, and I've had to eyeball some intermediate ones. And the result after lofting through the stations. Obviously a lot left to do, but it's feeling like progress! You can see in the above pic the makings of the prominent slot at the rear of the Centaurus cowl - a feature of both the Sea Fury and Firebrand installations of the engine. cheers, J.
  12. RAAF Beaufighter colours

    You just need to take the link itself, in this case http://s17.....etc and put {img} before it, and {/img} at the end. Note that the brackets should be square brackets (i.e. [ & ]), but I can't use them otherwise the software tries to parse it. cheers, Jason
  13. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Played around a bit with the 'chin'. J.
  14. Paint problems

    As you say, primer. Preferably something solvent based, like a spray primer (Halfords, Tamiya, Gunze, etc). Water based acrylics don't have the best adhesion to bare plastic. regards, Jason
  15. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Hi Christer, There is a small cross section (at the correct fuselage station) in one set of plans, but how good is anyone's guess. FWIW, I've been looking at the 'keel' as well and wondering about the width of it. To a large extent its size would depend on its function, but sadly the cutaways I've seen are at the wrong angle to show this area. I think I'll have a bit of a play and see how it looks with this area made a little broader. cheers, Jason