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  1. Advertisement disappeared

    Julien doesn`t like me either , I only put a second ad in Trade and it lasted a day !. I wish he`d scrubbed the earlier one instead .
  2. My Silver Wings Hawker Hart , as new , straight swop for the Tamiya Spitfire 16e ,same condition .

    P M me if interested

                                  Don .

  3. Archer

    Put me down for one . Just finishing the Tami Nashorn , one of the nicest kits I`ve built in a while ! .
  4. Modelling RAF aircraft, c.1943

    My favourite wooden kits in the war years were made by a firm called Airyda . They were in ramin , an almost knot free medium hardness wood . All carpenters know it well . Many kit makers , including Frog,often included glass tubes about two inches long with a cork in either end containing real dope ! , it didn`t have a long shelf life . I built a couple of the Penguin Spit 12s (which were not Bakelite ) and have still got the instruction sheet . I remember their Mosquito 6 with the oval rockets and a canopy so thick it would have withstood a hit from a Flak 88 . The only cockpit detail was a little plastic bucket seat on the end of a stem which was cut to length to suit the particular model . There was a firm that put out a short transfer sheet with about five instrument panels on . All the Penquin models had retractable undercarts , though rather rickerty , but the Mossie and P38 Lightning didn`t have u/c doors ! . Just think what that firm started . I built the Frog wooden kits of the Beau and Wellington but can`t remember which wood they used , but do remember they included the dope and plastic props from the Penquins , but it wasn`t balsa .
  5. Greetings and Salutations

    Welcome John . I second what`s been said . If you can look at a finished model a week or two later and still be happy with it that`s all that counts . If there`s anything not quite right , you can improve on your next one . I made my first wooden model in 1940 , been at it ever since , and have yet to be 100% satisfied with any of them !. Happy modelling . Don .
  6. Blohm & Voss BV 141

    A funny old plane indeed !. It was known as "The flying clog ".
  7. What`s it for ? .

    Thanks Fellas , I think that answers it . Don .
  8. What`s it for ? .

    Maybe , Centaur , but there would have to be a rigid location to mount it , also a crank and pulley , I think . There`s no sign of these in the book , but it is a possibility . Thanks for the suggestion . Don .
  9. What`s it for ? .

    I`m currently building the Merit M19 Diamond T tank transporter and am wondering what the crane like lifting arm mounted on the front of the ballast body was used for . I have the Squadron Signal book on this vehicle but none of the pics show it deployed ! . I remember Diamond Ts in both military and civvi use , its always been a favourite of mine . Anyone know what that piece of equipment was , please . Don .
  10. Mosquito N.F. Mk. XIX

    Hi , Stein , The " G " set for navigation , the Mk 10 tracking radar and the Monica tail warning radar . I have an original Airfix Mossie in this scale with the conversion kit for the later N / Fs by Alleycat .I don`t know if the set is still available . Try their website . Don .
  11. Dragon 1/6 th Jeep .

    Thanks Aeronut ! , I was expecting an engine , even down to the plugs and leads . I`ll give it a miss . Don .
  12. Dragon 1/6 th Jeep .

    I see the big Dragon Jeep is to be released once again . Could anyone tell me if it is worth the money , is there a build report on it anywhere ?. Don .
  13. A flying headwind ! , I admire your patience .
  14. Famo`s rear steering .

    Thank you , D.A. I think your post and pics . answers my questions . These vehicles must have been hard graft for the crews ! . The bod who cranked up the load deck must have been the original Dribollick Jack , ( very old joke ) . Cheers Don .
  15. Famo`s rear steering .

    Looking at the Tamiya Famo and trailer , that I built some years back has set me wondering about the rear suspension/steering unit with the single cab . Was it self propelled ? as it would have to move aside to load / unload the trailer , Did the same unit lower and raise the rear of the load deck ? , in which case it must have had some sort of power .Looking at the model , which must be one of the best bargains on the market for the amount of plastic for money , set my old Mk 1 computer running ! Don ..