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About nsmekanik

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  1. Thanks guys, The link and info is quit helpful. I should explain that I'm building a hypothetical D-12 R-14, of which I understand, were intended to be built using recycled A fuselages. I'm not planing on going to any real extremes with accuracy but am trying to stick to a "most likely" scenario paint/marking wise. I thought a good place to start would be to see how things were done with converted D-9's and kinda go from there. Then of course, there is the wings, tail, and engine cowling to consider. So far what I've done is Natural metal landing gear bays, and RLM 76 gear doors inside and out.........
  2. The 2 wheel drive version was black the 4 wheel drive version of that car, not the Emka per say, but basically the same vehicle, could be either 4BO, or black IIRC. A GOOGLE search will turn up some good information
  3. I've got a couple of HobbyBoss 190 D-12 kits that I'm playing around with and I'm looking at painting one or both of them up as airframes converted from A-8's, been browsing around the internet but haven't found anything that would indicate how they might appear so wondering if anyone might have some info, doesn't have to be specific to the D-12. Just a heads up for anyone looking at the torpedo version, not worth the extra teeny expense as the torpedo looks nothing like that depicted on the box or the real thing.
  4. Any chance you might consider in the future giving the Valom Albermale the same treatment you are giving the Hampden?
  5. Do a google image search for FW 189 there are some reasonable interior pics which appear to show some in 02, others in 66 and the odd with a mix of the two. There is a pic of the tail gun cone in a museum that appears to show an interior color of 66 so I would go with what Mikemx suggests
  6. I would certainly like to see the Wellington revisited and a Warwick would be wicked in1/ 1/48 well that would be, well, jaw dropping to say the very least......
  7. Depends on wether or you want to scratch a new door, if you are looking to salvage the kit part one method you might try is to drill a small hole through the panel line and insert a thread through it, then tie either end to your thumb and index finger then basically saw your way around the panel line. It's a bit tedious but with care you can make a decent cut. This method also works well in opening canopies by the way. The other way is to drill a bazillion holes around where you want the opening and scratch a new door.
  8. I think the resin wheels are way nicer then the kit ones as the kit rims don't look quit right even. What I do for wood grain is to take a really coarse sanding stick or even sand paper and rake it along the boards, you can work up a nice grain that way, then paint the parts in the base color, then I give them a wash in a light wood color and wich brings out the grain, after which I add strategic chipping in said color. Looks like you're getting off to a good start
  9. I bought one as well, don't bother as mine is actually smaller in diameter then the kit part it replaces.
  10. The one place they pooched it is the cowl mounting rods, that would be the part that looks like a bicycle wheel beside the engine front with the push rods. That bit needs to be tossed and some proper mounts built from some rod or such, Airfix got that part correct. Otherwise it's a nice looking kit and hopefully they will bring out the other variants as they have in 1/48.
  11. The boiler, the black box that sits under the cylinder is called the firebox and this is where the fire is maintained, the heat from the fire then flows up from the firebox through the cylinder/boiler, in which the pipes, known as boiler tubes, filled with water run back and forth inside the boiler absorbing the heat from the fire box. The exhaust from the combustion and what heat is left after having passed through the boiler tubes then exits through the smoke stack. Hope this clears things up a bit, lovely build by the way
  12. I believe that would be the firebox
  13. WEM is White Ensign Models Who produced a line of enamels which are very nice. White Ensign has since closed up shop and their line of paints has been purchased by Sovereign Hobbies and is sold as Colorcoats
  14. I have a pot of life color and a pot of WEM,and they are an exact match, or as close as you can expect. They both match the chips I have from Merrick's book so I think you are good to go You are doing a bang up job on this one by the way