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  1. Yet to be announced.....

    I'm Assuming it's a misprint and more likely for the Hasegawa kit, still though it would be a nice addition to the Airfix lineup I think.
  2. Yet to be announced.....

    I'll just leave this here Hannants .......
  3. RAF camoflage color matches

    Have you ever thought of doing up a line of Acrylics? I do have a stock of the Old WEM Luftwaffe and the now unfortunately discredited VVS line piants. Alternatively PM Hobbycraft I know does import some enamels, such as Humbrol and ModelMaster, so maybe? It's unfortunate the way things have gone....... I do have some of the Humbrol colors, but I have not had the best of luck in spraying them, and I am trying to go the acrylic route whenever possible.
  4. RAF camoflage color matches

    To reopen an old Actually the last time I've painted anything Raf was with the old Pollyscale line and now it's time for an upgrade of the old paint stocks. Sssssoooooooo while this subject has been discussed at various times in many ways and I've read through much of it and do take Nick Millman's well researched opinions seriously, however I think the discussion is a bit dated as newer products have come to market. At the moment I'm trying to decide on whether to buy a boxed set, and if so, whose, or if I'd be better of picking different colors from different manufacturers. So far I've acquired Lifecolor Sky and dark green, which I understand are reasonable matches, so I'm curious how their line stacks up, and how well the others, such as AK interactive and Hataka's line fare.
  5. Bristol Bolingbroke

    do these links work ? http://s20.photobucket.com/user/nsmekanik/library/Nanton Lancaster http://s20.photobucket.com/user/nsmekanik/library/Nanton Lancaster/Bolingbroke from Nanton and Brandon http://s20.photobucket.com/user/nsmekanik/library/Nanton Lancaster/Mosquito
  6. Photobucket blues

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  7. Academy's 1\72 P-47 razorback markings

    Thanks Mike, in lieu of any accessible pictures and now knowing that the serial is wrong for the code I've decided to follow your advice, unfortunately I'm stuck with the kit decals but I haven't had any real issues (knock on wood) with any of the previous Academy kit decals I've used and these ones "appear" to be ok. Tim
  8. Academy's 1\72 P-47 razorback markings

    serial 43-25514 P-47D-21-RA 56th FS 61 FG HV-? 366 FS 390 FG B2 ? Damaged on the ground on 30/04/44 in Bovingdon GB Pilot H.Perry Damaged on takeoff on 18/11/44 Boxted GB Pilot Thomas I. Carmicheal Crashed on 17/12/44 between asch and Ophoven Pilot Stanley S. Sobek Parachute Everything else confirms this information about that serial number.......no Mention of Lt. Rainbow So i would guess that the serial in incorrect for this plane
  9. Academy's 1\72 P-47 razorback markings

    Having just got this kit I want to do the one of Lt. rainbows A8 P. According to the instructions the front half of the cowling, every second cowl flap and the canopy frames are all natural metal with the rest being olive drab over nuetral grey. Having done all the Google searches I can think of and not found a thing, I'm wondering if there is an accessible picture out there and if there are any opinions as to whether this was factory or field painted as per the canopy frames. I have asked this on Hyperscale and so far what I have been told is that there are three pictures of it in David Weatherill's book; Aces, Pilots & Aircraft of the 9th,12th, & 15th USAAF , which I do not have access to, and they show the zero length rockets which are a rarity on the razor back apparently, and do not come in the kit. I am completely clueless when it come to P-47's.......
  10. Thanks Guys, all is much appreciated and when work is not interfering with my life I'll be able to respond in a better way
  11. The point is, for me anyway, weighing possibility against probability, counter measures against desperate measures if you will. In truth I am quit ignorant of the use of carriers and carrier borne aircraft in convoy protection, all I know is they existed. But what I do know is that an FW 190 makes a smaller target then an HE 111 or a JU 88, The Mistel program wasn't just a paper project and torpedo's were tested on Kurt Tanks products. No doubt Google and a bit of reading will get me up to date on the basics of carrier operations in convoys but then sometimes thinking aloud brings up interesting tidbits that just won't pop out any other way. The Spitfires were doing a decent job from what I can tell, The Bearcat I believe was to be the next generation Carrier fighter, Mosquito's on carriers is not fantasy, and the Meteor was found to be unsuitable for carrier operations in 1948 when it was finally tested. I'm still interested in comparing the SeaFury to the Bearcat Just because. And Thanks Jure, I really do appreciate the input.
  12. I agree with you Jure, how would that compare to the SeaFury though?
  13. Mistel Torpedo Attack Aircraft Mistel

    And for where things are at here is the HobbyBoss D-12, first thing I'll say is throw the decals in the garbage cause that's what they are. You might make them work if you use future to apply them, which I don't so I won't guarantee this as a solution. Other then that they don't stick and are impervious to any setting solutions. Here I am using decals from a Dragon Mistel kit and they work beautifully There is a gap between the fuselage and the wing which is easily fixed with a spreader inside the fuselage This is more or less an easy build kit by the way it is engineered, and it does go together rather quick and easy, the way the cockpit fits into the fuselage it is advisable not to glue it until after the spreader has been installed as otherwise it may end up off center and cockeyed.while there is some basic engine detail there is a lot missing in there and the exhaust stubs, which have to be installed prior to gluing the fuselage together, extend past the engine plug. my solution was to paint the insides black except the compressor as I really don't care to do all the extra work and for what I'm doing it will be more then adequate. What little gap is left will be easily sorted with some glue and tape overnight I read somewhere that the HobbyBoss 190 series was a lose copy mix of Tamiya and Dragon kits, not sure about the Tamiya connection but there is certainly a lot of similarity between the Dragon and HobbyBoss kits........until one attempts to fit parts from one to the other, The design is however almost a direct copy. The wheels of the HBoss kit are slightly smaller and unlike the Dragon kit are 2 piece. Dragon on the left. If one wants to use the Dragon wheel it is a simple matter of shortening the attachment stubs, which are tapered, on the Hboss kit and reeming out the centers of the dragon one a bit. Not sure which ones are correct at the moment. The HobbyBoss spinner is wrong as it tapers where it shouldn't, whereas the Dragon one has the right shape but is to long relative to the way the nose of the kits are engineered. The HobbyBoss Spinner is on the left in the Dragon Nose piece. All things considered I am most likely going to order up a Quickboost Prop and nose for the TA 152 to use on this kit, in the mean time I will loosely set the kit parts in place. Here the Dragon canopy is set on the HobbyBoss kit, The HobbyBoss canopy parts are a carbon copy of Dragons, but not dimensionally identical. The windscreen sits at a slightly different angle on the HobbyBoss kit then on the Dragon kit. The nose piece is where the kits differ some what, while they are both keyed the same way, the Dragon kit uses separate flap parts for open or closed to be glued to the nose where as the HobbyBoss kit uses seperate nose pieces with the flaps molded on to represent open or closed and the attachment point is smaller in diameter so the HobbyBoss one won't fit on the Dragon kit. There is a much greater, if not initially noticeable, difference in the engine cowlings, of key note is that the HobbyBoss kit does not accurately represent the 213 E/F cowling in that the bulges to accommodate the engine mounts is not represented. And the landing gear is near identical except for the attachment point which has the HobbyBoss kit parts set at the correct angle and all the parts actually fit, and, as can be seen, with a little care can be assembled seperately so they can be installed after painting. The seats are pretty much the same except how they attach The Torpedo is Garbage and nothing like that shown on the box art, the R-14 kit was something like $1.65 Canadian extra over the base kit, which has what likes like a much better modeled cluster bomb as is in the Dragon kit, so if anyone is thinking of getting an R-14 kit of either the 190 or 152 don't bother with concerning yourself with getting the specific kit as you will be wanting to replace the torpedo, the bomb/torpedo rack is a meh but sufficient more or less. Compared to the Dragon offering in the JU 188 kit. And now loosely stuck together Of note I had a little boo boo before I put the fuselage together I lost the kit tail wheel strut that has to go in before the halves come togther so this is how I fixed it using the Dragon tail wheel which is what is just set in place in the pics
  14. Mistel Torpedo Attack Aircraft Mistel

    It's been a very long term project I had also done a bit of work on the engines as well And because I was also playing around with the Radials I decided to figure out another way to mount the props And I added some blanking to prevent a see through effect