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Tail-Dragon last won the day on February 25 2014

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About Tail-Dragon

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    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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    W.W.2 Aviation, Armour, Naval and Helo's

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  1. I apologise, but someone had to suggest it! Proc-tuka !
  2. 1/48 scale Me 262

    I finished the Monogram 262 recently, and it builds up very nicely. The raised panel lines aren't that big a deal as the real aircraft had the panel lines filled and sanded.
  3. Lance Wade, American in the R.A.F.

    FunDekals has decals and a write for Lance Wade's Spitfire. http://www.fundekals.com/spitfireLanceWade.html FunDekals are excellent, by the way. Colin
  4. Fw190 d13 paint scheme

    Jerry Crandall's "Eagle files #2" is about the restoration of that aircraft, and the sequence for the historically accurate repaint - excellent book, if you can find a copy.
  5. Classic Airframes Do17z tailplane correction

    When I built the Classics Airframes DO-17Z, I did the tail the hard way. The Do-17 had a trimable horizontal stab, which was completely absent. The stab was assembled, then cut off, along with the narrowing the mating surface on the fuselage. Brass wire provides the pivot point, and the center section hollowed out and attached. The elevators and balance tabs were cut of and repositioned, actuators made made for the tabs, and a subtle fabric effect scraped into the elevators, new lower covers fabricated from sheet plastic and milput, and everything positioned as seen in photo's.
  6. 1/48 Stuka recommendation

    Revell doesn't help with the confusion - they have their old 1/32 kit with the red snake markings, Monograms old 1/48 "G" model, and a rebox of Hasegawa's 1/48 B/R kit with red snake markings. Your next challenge is - was the snake red/white or camo/white, and was it on left side only, or both sides! Hubert Polz would be proud of the confusion he's caused with these markings!
  7. Here is my Dragon 1/35 Porsche type 205/2 "Maus". - Added Eduard photoetch grills, fuel tank bracket and straps, ladder etc. - Added wiring for headlights, plumbing for external fuel tank - Paint scheme from photographs of prototype - Added welding detail on hull top/side skirt joints - Added tow lugs on rear hull - Painted with Tamiya acrylics, weathered with pastels and oils Hope you like, Colin Here's an interesting size comparison, both 1/35 ... The Maus turret is actually larger than the Stuart! Cheers, Colin
  8. Hurricane Mk IIc Night Fighter/Intruder

    Thanks everybody, the Hasegawa is a lovely kit to build (other than 2 glitches - the step behind the cockpit, and the awkward seem at the wing lower trailing edge) If I understand the history correctly, Kuttlewascher's Hurricane was originally black with grey codes, then, in preparation for Dieppe, No. 1 Squadron repainted their night fighters in a partial day fighter scheme - but without the yellow leading edges and with red codes. Quite different from the Sea Grey/ Dark Green intruder scheme.
  9. Here's my 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk IIc built as Karl Kuttlewascher's Intruder aircraft. (I know I haven't added the red doped patches that are commonly illustrated - decided not to and reasoned that this is his machine the day before !) I added Ultracast exhaust , external fuel tanks and wheel wells, Eduard's photoetch belts, Squadron Vac canopy with plastic strip internal structure, brass wire handles, and exhaust glare guards made from brass sheet. Hope you enjoy, Colin Here's my Heard of Hurricanes so far ...
  10. The Maus that roared!

    Hm ... Very interesting! I'm working on a 1/35 CyberHobby Porsche Maus V2, and thought I'd just do a size comparison with a Churchill Mk VII in the same scale. My goodness, that think is huge!
  11. AirfixP-40B Help

    I use a mix of 1/3 isopropyl alcohol (99%), 1/3 household cleaning ammonia, and 1/3 windshield washer fluid. Its powerful enough to dissolve dried paint buildup inside airbrushes, or if sprayed through and airbrush, washed acrylic paint off like it was watercolors.
  12. 1/48 Canadair Argus

    That is beautiful! Please, please give us more photo's and details.
  13. There are no photos of McKnights lower nose that I know of. The references I had seemed to indicate a possibly higher demarcation line, while the photo is of McKnight and Bader in front of Bader's machine (note the black spinner) There doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule as to the demarcation line at that time, some on the panel line, some above, and some WAY above! Even the kit and decal manufacturers are split ...
  14. Thanks, everybody. I've been on kind of a Hurricane kick, lately ... I haven't tried the new Airfix kit, yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Colin
  15. I've just completed Italeri's Hurricane Mk I. Loads of improvements, alterations and scratchbuilding, but it's done. Paint is Tamiya's acrylics (custom mix for the dark earth), Mix of kit and IPMS Canada "Canadian Aces" decals, and weathered with oils and pastels. Hope you enjoy ... Colin