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About JasonC

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    1/48 props, WW2 & onwards.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Tank ID Help

    Going by the roadwheel spacing and headlight position, the latter looks like a Type 69: Chinese T-54/55 variant. J.
  7. Hi Guy, Thanks for your post. I've sent you a PM. regards, Jason
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Played around a bit with the 'chin'. J.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Thanks Clive. If you see any major howlers feel free to shout; I'd welcome any thoughts.
  14. 1/48 Blackburn Firebrand

    Cheer for the pointers. In the end, I found a way to create a full 360-degree sweep, while maintaining a port/starboard mirrored relationship between the two sides. So that should hopefully avoid the issue you've described. Anyway, I've created the deeper cowl by tweaking the edges and vertices. Going from this: To this: and from the front: J.
  15. 1/35 Takom T29E3 "World of Tanks"

    That's a great model in its own right, and the effort you've made to re-create your WoT ride add something extra on top. Love it! J.