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  1. OK I'm going with red/green on the upper float makes sense if the legs are handed and you want to know which one goes where when they are being floated out Bill
  2. Thanks that makes sense I found a few pics which seem to indicate the leg was about the same color as the airframe, the cork collars are sometimes darker sometimes not, probably the difference between wet and dry. Bill
  3. Any of you folks got ideas on the color of the beaching gear for the C class 'Empire' flying boat? I'm working on the Welsh 144 one right now and starting the paint.. I have a suspicion from a Sunderland build long ago that it might be yellow? Thanks Bill
  4. Hey thanks anyway but I cant even stretch a short length of round sprue with any reliability. However I don't reckon interplane struts were airfoil section generally, more like planks with rounded leading and trailing edges. I got some plastic strip about the right size I am going to have a try to soften up the edges on that. Don't want to give up I really want a 144 1930s airliner Bill
  5. I got some Strutz from Aeroclub but its all too big for 144. I also got a small amount of Contrail strut left but not enough. Guess I am going to try to rescue the kit bits, Going to cut the zigzag kit struts up to give me some wriggle room in fitting them. Strange how all the Airfix 144 HP42 kits went away, cant find one anywhere. Bill
  6. Thanks folks all is clear now. Bill
  7. Whats the dark colored bit that extends down the upper center of the windscreen faired into the probe? The Airfix kit has it as clear but it looks black in photos Thanks Bill
  8. Any of you folks got a source of strut material or a spare Airfix HP42 kit? I did a pretty good job of wrecking the struts on mine. Next time I wont stick all the struts firmly on to the lower wing then try to force them into the holes in the upper..... Thanks Bill
  9. OK thanks, I didn't want to bug the guy if he has family stuff going on. Not in a real hurry a few days wont hurt. I'm pretty deaf so I prefer email or text Bill
  10. Any of you folks out there heard from Densil at Welsh Models recently? Couple of weeks ago I was setting up an order with him by email then all went quiet.. Bill
  11. Well I already have a F104 in 56 squadron 'Firebird' scheme, and a Mirage IV in raspberry ripple, and a F111 in 16 squadron markings so the Osprey wont be too much of a stretch. The B47 in anti flash white is still thinking about...
  12. I looked around a bit more and current serials go up to ZZ450. Wonder what comes next? Or I just go for ZZ 900 and reckon the RAF is not going to get hundreds more airplanes soon.
  13. OK I think I am going to invent Joint Force Osprey to get the Osprey started in UK service. It would initially have several Ospreys borrowed from US Marines or USAF. This backstory lets me use the US color scheme just a change of title to RAF and a UK serial, I guess something in the Ynxxx range as I think the X series is pretty much used up Bill
  14. The devil tempted me and I got an Revell MV22 with the intent of doing it in a UK color scheme and markings. Either going to be in RN scheme assigned to one of the new carriers or an RAF one. Anyone got any thoughts on which units might be Osprey operators and what the color/markings scheme might be? Thanks Bill
  15. I got a request in on Densil at WM for the Hastings bits. Really only need the props there is not a lot visible of the u/c and I can fake that two legs and a wheel each side don't care about whats inside the bay Going to push through with the Hermes II I got a policy of not building the same type twice... Bill