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  1. Spitfire Mk.24 cockpit colours

    Here's some more info, https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?120298-Late-Mk-Spits-and-Seafire-interior-colour Edgar comments here, More Several years ago, I saw a Mk.XVIII, which had been brought back from the Far East, and the cockpit was the "usual" green. The two preserved 24s, at Duxford, and Hendon, have green cockpits (albeit the Hendon example was over painted grey, at some time,) so it seems fairly safe to say that late-mark Spitfires did not have black cockpits. The only Spitfires, that I've been able to find, that might have had black cockpits, were those late 21s which were built at the same time (and place) as the Seafire 45. All XVIIIs had the "E" wing, with no outboard panels where the .303s had been. Edgar Cheers Dennis
  2. Heinkel He219 A-0

    Impressive, you have made a great job of that, and I know what you mean about nose weights I was forever adding it to mine. Cheers Dennis
  3. Special Hobby Tempest II 1/32

    Beautiful job, what paint did you use. Cheers Dennis
  4. What Scale and Why?

    For me it is natural progression, when I was a kid growing up in the 50's and 60's I was fascinated by WW2 and at this time it was the time that Airfix were churning out kits on a seemingly weekly basis, all in 1/72 scale, as I was rather small kits like the Lancaster and B29 were huge to me. On a visit with my mum to Liverpool I discovered a Monogram Fw. 190 and it blew me away, the detail was fantastic, so it was then 1/72 and 1/48 scale for me. Then came the booze, motorbikes and girls years and modelling apart from Protar kits was forgotten, then came the wife, house, kids and to fill in the evenings I started building aircraft models again in 1/48 scale as I liked the size and detail that they offered. Then I was seduced by the 1/32 scale Matchbox Spitfire Mk. 22/24 which I lusted after but alas could not afford with a growing family, mortgage etc. Then divorce and one of the things on my to do list was of course the Matchbox Spitfire and that settled it for me, it was 1/32 scale all the way, my sausage like fingers could handle the smaller parts and at the end of the day I had an impressive sized model, the only snag was the lack of choice of subjects, but over the years this is getting less of a problem. For larger subjects I did start building in 1/48 scale but the level of detail was not there compared to 1/32 and if it was my sausage fingers could not do it justice, so I stick to single and twin engined subjects nowadays. For armour it is 1/35 scale as again the detail is there and at the end of the build I have a nice sized model. Cheers Dennis
  5. Thanks Ali, same ordered, do you have any plans to bring out replacements for the flaps ? Cheers Dennis
  6. Cosford show

    Sounds good to me ! Cheers Dennis
  7. Spitfire (all marks) radio antennae wires

    This might be useful. http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfire-masts-and-aerials.html Cheers Dennis
  8. MV Agusta 500/4

    Nice one, one of my favourite looking and sounding bikes. Cheers Dennis
  9. Techmodel Decals/Transfers

    Do you mean Techmod decals ? Cheers Dennis
  10. Fiat G.55 wheels

    What kit and scale ? Cheers Dennis
  11. Nice to see one of these being built, I look forward to seeing more. Cheers Dennis
  12. That's starting to look real now. Cheers Dennis
  13. Cosford show

    That's a shame, no chance to top up my stockpile of Xtracolor then. Cheers Dennis
  14. 1/350 HMS Dreadnought

    Amazing, I really am impressed. Cheers Dennis
  15. Great job, and in this scale painted on markings are definately the way to go, nice one. Cheers Dennis