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billneill

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  1. I got several of them, just started a stash clearout 'never going to build that' stuff.

    Take a couple of days to find them all and list but if you are interested in swopsies remind me in a couple days

    1. Kes

      Kes

      Fantastic! Hopefully we can do a bit of trading?

       

       . . . Dave (Kes)

  2. Airliner building projects

    My current project is British Airliners Imperial Airways through BOAC BEA and BA. All in 144 Now built are HP42 Short C class Empire AW Atlanta DH91 Albatross DC3 Airspeed Ambassador HP Hermes Stratocruiser Constellation Britannia Comet 707 Trident VC10 Concorde in progress Viscount 747 My original intent was to stick to aircraft of British manufacture but who can resist a Concorde or the Queen of the Skies 747
  3. Color of Shorts C class beaching gear

    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
  4. Color of Shorts C class beaching gear

    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
  5. Color of Shorts C class beaching gear

    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
  6. Airfix HP42 struts

    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
  7. Airfix HP42 struts

    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
  8. HP Victor refuelling probe

    Thanks folks all is clear now. Bill
  9. HP Victor refuelling probe

    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
  10. Airfix HP42 struts

    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
  11. Welsh models resin kits

    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
  12. Welsh models resin kits

    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
  13. RAF MV22 Osprey whif

    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...
  14. RAF MV22 Osprey whif

    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.
  15. RAF MV22 Osprey whif

    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
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