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  1. Lying on the ground waiting to be loaded? Did they have bomb trolleys back then? I've done a bit of research, and several drawings and paintings, of the Short 184 seaplanes, esp those doing anti-submarine patrols out of Newlyn/ Land's End. This concrete plinth features in some of the photos:- Detail:- The image is from direct photo references rather than something I just made up. Haven't come across anything actually carrying or manhandling the Bombs. You've an option to leave the plane intact, and make a wee yellow/mustard bomb dispersal plinth to pose along side . That nose over photo really brings home the size of this thing, eh?
  2. Yep, looking brilliant!
  3. It's been a joy and an inspiration to watch, Sam. Especially the scratch stuff. 🌟🌟🌟 And I like the graphics - cool idea
  4. Sorry, I forgot CC wouldn't have seen this. Well, you seen it now....!😃
  5. Oooh, shiny plane. I Like shiny! I'm also admiring the scientific, methodical approach to paints and their application.! Looks like strong, stable leadership on the painting process. (Hope that hasn't put the kibosh on it...)
  6. I think I've been there. Isn't that the Audi place where they've got a pig in a room, with a coil- spring fixed to each foot? They are doing research into "four spring pork techniques".
  7. "World's Greatest Aircraft". Quite an old book, but a great choice of planes. Most history books focus on pioneers, WW1, WW2, cold war - that's it! And all about UK, US, and German. I look through book after book and no mention of French, Italian, Chinese, Canadian, Dutch, Polish- builders or fliers . And NEVER mention the Spanish or the Civil War!
  8. I found this With the information - It looks like a little red wingtip light, but the very top of the fin is not visible. In this cutaway drawing, there's a nav light on the fin. but nothing on the wing! Pic 1 shows the Sphinx logo on the tail.
  9. This might only apply to the Navy Target Tug planes. I don't think the RAF wore flairs. But then, if they were Navy, they wouldn't need a wardrobe - they'd just stuff their trousers in a duffle bag.
  10. I seem to recall some detail stuff about the tank, in the " End of an Era" build, and maybe about flare dispensers though that might have been another plane. Don't worry, there's a guy who knows.....! He'll be along in a minute, I spect.
  11. Phase 2 on the pennant :- Concentrated on getting the Navy blue lines looking right. The front can be trimmed in line later. I foiled the whole top cowl and then applied the black anti-glare . The odd little scratch is all part of it in my eye.
  12. Muddy green and brown splodges all over this beautiful thing?!?! Nooooo.......!
  13. JW this is really impressive modelling - far more interesting and rewarding than building a load of fancy expensive after - market products. I've tried breathing life into a few simple kits like SMER tiger moth etc and enjoyed the challenge, but your results are seriously impressive! PLUS...... you end up with 2 of them! Well done, keep it up!