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  1. Thanks for the replies everyone.
  2. I just received my lovely Thunder Valley F1 cast metal engine for my Lotus 72D kit. Has anyone here assemble one of these, and if so, how did you go about it-super glue, epoxy, soldering......?
  3. I came across another photo of this jet. It is of better quality than the one you sent me but still somewhat out of focus. I played with the image settings as best I could and circled an area wherein I believe a couple of the kill markings can just be made out. If you check images of other IAF deltas you will see that this is where the kill markings would normally appear. I know you would prefer a crystal clear image but.......... I don't think I am seeing things or seeing what I want to see. Thoughts?
  4. IPMS Canada RT Volume 29 Number 4 has a great article on 441 Sqd Mustang III's. It also came with free decals in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32, including markings to do 9G-L. Only codes and serial numbers were provided, no roundels and fin flashes.
  5. I have a concern with the paint call-out for the gold-like colour Tamiya would have us paint some of the engine covers. The 1 to 1 mix of X31 and X33 is, in my opinion, far too gold in appearance. Has anyone here built the kit and come up with something better? What does Ducati actually call this colour? It sort of reminds me of the colour used on the Honda RC166 engine.
  6. Canadair T33

    Nicely done, Ian. Thanks again for those amazing photos you sent.
  7. Hawker Typhoon main tyre diameter.

    A tad off but still helpful nevertheless. The chart gives the average diameter as 33.8" which converts to approximately 17.88mm in 1/48.
  8. Would someone know what the actual diameter is for the Hawker Typhoon main tyre? The 1/48 Hasegawa kit part is 18mm, Jaguar (pre-BarracudaCast) is 18.5mm and the Ultracast ones are 17mm. That's a spread of nearly 3 scale inches.
  9. IAI Nesher help reference needs

    Piero, Here you go. I just had to do a little more digging.
  10. Israeli Mirage IIICJ with long Tzniut recce nose

    The scan of the AML instructions is from my 1/48 conversion set. The photo of aircraft 498 taking off is from the book From Mirage to Kfir Part 1 - The Mirage IIIC Shahak.
  11. Israeli Mirage IIICJ with long Tzniut recce nose

    There is also a photo of it with the Tarmil nose.
  12. IAI Nesher help reference needs

    Unfortunately I cannot tell you the date. The identification triangles were added to distinguish from Libyan Mirages. Pictures can be found of Nesher's from the Yom Kippur war without them. That doesn't mean they remained that way to wars' end necessarily.
  13. Israeli Mirage IIICJ with long Tzniut recce nose

    Okay. Awake and paying attention now. It wasn't clear to me whether or not you had the AML conversion set so I have included a scan of that too. Clearly 498 does have the fairing, not the ventral fin.
  14. Israeli Mirage IIICJ with long Tzniut recce nose

    It was quite common to see the jet with a supersonic centerline tank.
  15. MFH Where to buy Canada/USA?

    Have you tried going right to Hiroboy in the U.K? https://www.hiroboy.com/