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  1. Finnish Blenheim ww2 colour shots

    Terve Troy! And thank you for sharing these photos. I'm also looking forward for that Airfix release. I'm going to build two: one Finnish and one RAF example from Singapore. It will make an interesting pair because both Luonetjärvi AB and RAF Tengah were built roughly the same time. Both have beautiful Art Deco style buildings and both air bases were built for Blenheims. On the other hand I have an original factory drawing for Sotamaalaus (War Paint)... Kind Regards, Antti
  2. Stoppel 1/72 KZ VII Laerke

    This really is a beauty! And now I must have one My grandfather had one of these (a real aircraft) when I was a kid. KZ.VIIs were/are called "Leivo" here in Finland. Kind Regards, Antti
  3. Phantom FG.1 767 Squadron

    James, was this in the chapter written by Lionel A. Smith (Phantoms at sea)? If I remember correctly he mentioned that there was a TV crew aboard Ark Royal during that time... If this is the case then it is perhaps possible to find that film on Youtube or British Pathe and with good luck see a glimpse of XT868. Kind Regards, Antti
  4. Revell TWIN OTTER Adventure

    Hello thorfinn! Nice to see someone building one of these I have a soft spot for Twin-Otter as I used to fly one. My Matchbox project stalled years ago because I wasn't happy with the fuselage shape around cockpit area (the windows are too high up and therefore the cockpit roof is too flat). Not to mention the engines and propellers. But maybe I'll start all over again... Those raised panels you sanded smooth are cover plates protecting the fuselage surface from ice flying from the propeller when prop de-ice is used. Quite a rumbling... Kind Regards, Antti
  5. Show us your stash!?

    Oh no! It looks like my stash lacks some urgently needed interesting kits... Although SABLE limit has been reached some weeks ago. Now where is my wallet?
  6. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Hi Dave, that's nice to hear (I was afraid that my English went terribly wrong and everyone understood everything completely wrong). I could tell you a story about Libya and words written wrong; very very horribly wrong. Luckily we escaped unharmed... It seems that some "Photo Interpreters" have more vivid imagination than others... Kind Regards, Antti
  7. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    This is just Brilliant! Thank You Dennis Now we can create even more detailed Phantoms. I wasn't talking about letters being painted on the under surfaces at the first place. I tried to say that these treated areas look like a letter (E or F). I'm okay with that when someone criticises my opinions for a good reason. Kind Regards, Antti
  8. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    An excellent photo Scimitar, thank you And here we can see the "stripes" Ingo asked about. Note that the area around them on the starboard wing is cleaned. But "Aluminized Corogard" paint or bare metal? Kind Regards, Antti
  9. Revell 1/48 Stearman PT-17

    Hello Ilan! Lovely work so far Nice to see "something different". Kind Regards, Antti
  10. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Hello Ingo! I've seen these hand painted stripes on other British Phantoms also. In those examples they were over painted screw / bolt lines. Some form a letter "F" and other an "E". Kind Regards, Antti
  11. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Thank You Dennis and Rob I used the term "Shoulder Pylon" because many U.S. Navy and USMC personnel call them that. In my opinion "Inboard Pylon" sounds better. Your answers about the launch rail helped indeed. I calculated the position of the outer pylon from a photo and placed it 104,5 millimeters from the centerline. The data Dennis provided gives 105,12 millimeters in 1/32 scale so it is pretty close. Originally the kit's outer pylons are 109 millimeters from the centerline. Now I have to decide what to do with the inner pylons. It requires more work on panel lines etc. if I move it. Kind Regards, Antti
  12. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Thank You John (again) So the manual says "...Sparrow III launching rail is an integral part of the pylon fairing". Do I understand it correctly when I say that one can't remove the Sparrow launch rail? I used close up photos of a FG.1 pylon without the launching rail for my Hasegawa FG.1. These photos match with the picture on manual page 6-2 Fig. 3. I also checked the pylon location using the information you provided. It seems that Tamiya placed them (shoulder pylons) 2 millimeters too far out... Same goes for the outer pylons (tanks) which I re-located a few millimeters closer to centerline. This manual possibly has information of that also... It would be nice to know the location of the outer (tank) pylons. Please John Funny but Tamiya got the measurement between centerline and wing fold spot on. Kind Regards, Antti
  13. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Hello All Looking at those pictures John (Canberrakid) posted I'm confused. Are the Sparrow launch rails at the bottom of "Shoulder Pylons" removable? I spent hours scratch building them for my Tamiya 1/32 F-4J... Kind Regards, Antti
  14. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Hello Dennis! Thank You for sharing this excellent photo. It clearly shows how complex the shapes are around the canopies. Back to the working bench as I got the fixed middle part wrong in my Tamiya F-4J...and I just finished painting. Lets see what can I do. Kind Regards, Antti
  15. The Airfix Phantom - a personal view

    Hello iain and all, I received my example last week and I've done some "dry runs" and measuring. In my example: - lots of bad sink marks in forward fuselage doors; some careful filling and sanding required - terrible sink marks also on both fins - RAT door missing - air louvres on top and bottom of intakes missing as well the ones on rear fuselage - "weighed" wheels; I don't know if this is true or not but a former Phantom crew chief says that tires never "bulged" - gust locks molded on flaps - the panel lines on bottom of the wing tips don't match photos I too was wondering the spine part. Instead of one seam now you have deal with two. I'm currently building the Tamiya 1/32 F-4J Phantom. Many modellers praise that kit because there is no need to sand the fuselage seam. I would have happily sanded one straight seam if it would have helped me with the intakes for example... On the positive side the decals look superb. This is propably the first kit ever to have all correct stencils, panel numbers and warning/caution markings for a British Phantom. I also like the surface detailing. It's very sharp and looks good. Kind Regards, Antti