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Troy Smith

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  1. Milliput and Cling Film - A Question...

    if you wait for the polyfilla to start to set it will still be malleable enough to take an impression, but dry enough to not be sticky. Have a play with a test subject, and polyfilla will wipe off anyway. HTH
  2. Finnish Blenheim ww2 colour shots

    from the Sa-Kuva archive http://sa-kuva.fi/neo# bigger images can be downloaded, get the photo number and put that into the search box. ristol Blenheim) ennen lähtöä. Täydennyslentolaivue 17. Kuvattu ajalla 28.-31.3.1944. Tikkakoski, Luonetjärvi 1944.03.00 Bl-kone (Bristol Blenheim) ilmassa. Kuvattu todennäköisesti Taydennyslentolaivue 17:ssä Luonetjärvellä 28.-31.3.1944. Tikkakoski, Luonetjärvi 1944.03.00 Bl-konetta (Bristol Blenheim) hinataan traktorilla paikalleen. Täydennyslentolaivue 17. Kuvattu ajalla 28.-31.3.1944. Tikkakoski, Luonetjärvi 1944.03.00 Bl-kone (Bristol Blenheim) laskeutuu Luonetjärven lentokentälle. Täydennyslentolaivue 17. Kuvattu ajalla 28.-31.3.1944. Tikkakoski, Luonetjärvi 1944.03.00 I'msure there are more, but given the new Airfi Mk>i coming i thought these were worth posting while I was finding them (looking through a stream of colour pics here http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_carousel1bbn2&maxnum=10000&lang=FIN&timeout=15&auto=YES&startdate=&enddate=&publication=&verification=7aa7d22810600c57792a12b661bdefc8&xsearch_content=&from=7aa7d2216051075ed7a3f169e81628af&count=1&nextids=7aa7d22765214d155610f214c583eed4f1c42dece9e359469b60b181b6eead0f74a95076b88a9fb02c2dd1121321e318fd4ede8568ae97ce3c2684b09fb693b0f44247a0a9a81bf06f690574aaf55c36bb8a67ec8d526fb0
  3. Finnish Hurricane pictures

    Daniel pics are gone, but have the Sa-Kuva reference number stick those into the search at http://sa-kuva.fi/neo eg 57820 note there is a facilty to dowload a high res version. more 80919
  4. Hawker (Siddeley) Reference thread

    walkrounds two of the unrstored Finnish Hurricane here http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/referenssi_1295/ http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/referenssi_1536/ lots of detail http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/mark_hayward/hurricane_mk1_l1592/ L1952, fabric winged, hanging up in science musuem, so useful underside detail http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/mark_hayward/hurricane_iia/ A IIB, (maybe a Canadain XII) not a IIA, restored, but a lot of useful detail. In markings of first IIA's to see service, 111 squadron in Septempber 1940 Typhoon http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/howard_mason2/typhoon_i/ Tempest II http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bill_spidle5/tempest_mk_ii_la607/ lots more Tempest stuff at http://www.hawkertempest.se/ the walkround section has some great material. BM has some great reference material in the walkround section. I'll add some links later
  5. Finnish Hurricane pictures

    @Max Headroom as promised, a bump up. I posted some info here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235024089-hurricane-in-finnish-service/ which i'll copy over ... though I think Vesa is correct...
  6. Hurricanes to the fore!

    Hi Hi Trevor we are cluttring up Greg's thread, though hopefully of some interest There have been threads on this before eg http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234939009-finnish-hurricane-pictures/ which I'll bump up in the WW2 section in a mo. There is a book in the Suomen Ilmavoimat Historia #7, Venalaiset Havittajat about captured Soviet types, caption in Finnish and English in some versions, with an English summary. I'm not totally sure how many version there are. Covers I-16, I-153, Pe-2, LaGG-3, SB-2 from memory. Something I only have as pdf sadly.
  7. All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    absolutely Steve but it does give us something to discuss Still, it's the same story,poor old Hurricane, always overshadowed by her more glamourous companion... (I liked Steven Bungay's description of the Hurricane as homely country girl whose time in the limelight was cut short by a real glamour puss or something similar)
  8. Wheel-well colours - BoB Spitfire, Hurricane, & Defiant

    good spot! THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. © IWM (A 16879) IWM Non Commercial License (A 16879) IWM Non Commercial License HMS BITER moored at Greenock after a successful operation against German U-Boats.
  9. Hurricanes to the fore!

    Hi Trevor There are details in one of the Suomen Ilmavoimat Historia books, with various pics. But,I'm pretty certain the main airframe used for HC-465 was this Z3577 from SA-Kuva use of photo permitted... There are more photos of Z3577 in the 151 wing section of Asisbiz
  10. Hawker (Siddeley) Reference thread

    remember, there is masses of information buried right here on Britmodeller, try using google, and add britmodeller into your search term for NW Europe Hurricane markings this is hard to beat as a primer http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Profiles/Camoflage-Markings/03-Hawker-Hurricane Typhoon/Tempest http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Profiles/Camoflage-Markings/04-Hawker-Tornado-Typhoon this has a Fury section http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Profiles/Camoflage-Markings/05-Gladiator-Gauntlet and here's a selection of Hurricane threads... I recommend this one as it seems to cause a lot of confusion http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980181-hawker-hurricane-propellers-and-spinners-a-modellers-guide/ and it is actually the best reference on the subject that I know of anywhere due to the contributions of other members Plans and accuracy http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954758-hawker-hurricane-scale-plans/ Kits Italeri http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935596-sea-hurricane-148-italeri/#entry1390213 Hasegawa 172nd http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/64364-hurricane-noses-and-the-hasegawa-172-kits/page-2 Best 1/48th http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967342-best-148-hurricane-kit/ Variants and details http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/61201-gloster-hurricane-cockpit-colour/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/52968-hurricane-mk1-cockpit-colour/page-2 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980181-hawker-hurricane-propellers-and-spinners-a-modellers-guide/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/59225-hurricane-mk-iv-service/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956860-hurricane-mk-iv-asymmetrical-loadouts/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234977358-hurricane-iid-in-seac-service/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963903-pics-needed-hurri-with-rocketsbombs/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234938660-colour-of-rockets-fitted-to-hurricane/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954156-youtube-film-of-hurricane-iid-6-sq-loading-guns-and-firing/ IID VVS http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963507-all-the-hurricane-questions-you-want-to-ask-here/page-10 Prototype pre-war http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234950986-early-hurricane-mki-details-and-a-challenge-or-two/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234938125-hurricane-question/ Fabric wing options http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967537-fabric-wing-hurricane-options/ has 111 sq white numbers - C/O's plane. Battle of France http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234907653-hurricane-i-vy-cg-of-85-sqn-lille-seclin-around-apr-1940/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946963-hurricane-1-87-sqn-lille-seclin-france-1940/ also colour spinners/fin stripes BoB http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234966142-hawker-hurricane-iia-in-battle-of-britain-photographs-date-of-introduction/ 85 sq - photos of http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234914438-85-squadron-royal-air-force-hurricanes/ SEAC 2nd line duties Soviet Yugoslav http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951133-yugoslav-hurricanes-recommended-schemes/ Partisan Romanian http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956047-romanian-hurricane-underside-colours/ Greek http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234979025-hellenic-air-force-marked-hurricanes/ Canadian Post war http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946692-imediate-post-war-use-of-hurricane/ Turkish Egypt Portugal CAM Ships http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/28936-hurricanes-on-merchant-catapult-ships/page-4 Sea Hurricanes http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967709-white-sea-hurricanes-with-d-day-stripes-again/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963476-835-nas-sea-hurricane-nf-672-nicki-decals-question/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234940217-sea-hurricane-hms-vindex-with-rocketsyour-picture-question/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963903-pics-needed-hurri-with-rocketsbombs/ note there are a few headings which don't have topics, this is a list I saved ages ago. some are old, and maybe photobucketed, try using an embed fix in Chrome or Firefox. I'll add some walkround links later
  11. Hurricanes to the fore!

    Just checked, 3rd June.... yes, think i could add something..... let me check the rules, I have *ahem* a few slightly started items...
  12. Hurricanes to the fore!

    They captured several, but only one was made airworthy, which was a 'bitsa' IIRC it's on the Inscale decal sheet https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IS01872 Finnish serial HC-465, there was a warbird in Finland flying in these markings..
  13. Hurricanes to the fore!

    there is debate about the Hase kits, and their length in various boxings. The VVS didn't get any Mk.I's (though they got some Mk.I's rebuilt to Mk.II's) The Mk.II spinner on some (all?) Hase kits is wrong, and spoils the models look. have a read here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980181-hawker-hurricane-propellers-and-spinners-a-modellers-guide/ I don't have a Hase Mk.II to compare, just the BoB Mk.I you show. The VVS got nearly 3000 Hurricanes, but there are not that many photos there are several threads here.. http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?board=50.0 of particular interest... Soviet regunning http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?topic=881.0 Soviet made airfilter http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?topic=2122.0 you will need a photobucket embed fix to view some of the pics. the Hase VVS boxart plane, Z5252, was salvaged a few years ago http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/sheppard/hurricane_Z5252/index.htm despite the artwork showing RAF markings painted out with presumeably Russian paint, I suspect it was British paint, as it was handed over by the British 151 wing, and they most likely had spare paint. while the roundel overpaint is darker, that could just be from new fresh paint but on the underwing they painted over roundels 'bleed through' suggesting a coat of Sky. the blasted away away gun patches suggest a ground test fire to make sure they were loaded.... Greg, I don't know how much you know about the VVS, or Hurricanes, but I'll try to answer questions, I suspect Dave thinks of me as a member of the 'Hurricane police' though it's really just a pet subject of mine....and there is a fair amount of poor or inaccurate information floating about, which I try to correct. Take from my postings what's of use, it's your model. Any questions, ask away. cheers T
  14. If you wish to model it 'as is' in the photos you will need a new spinner, as the above is a Hurricane Rotol unit, the kit has a DH Hurricane unit and a Spitfire Rotol. see here for 'clarification' .... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980181-hawker-hurricane-propellers-and-spinners-a-modellers-guide/ I can probably find you one if you wish? cheers T
  15. Wheel-well colours - BoB Spitfire, Hurricane, & Defiant

    I got them off @Etiennedup Flickr so there maybe more, 'hidden' behind planes. these are the Seafires https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=seafire this looks to be from the same sequence Seafire IIc, c1942. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr Seafires , 1942. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr this maybe, but am posting up as has a good shot of the carrier in the background in an interesting scheme. (?) I know almost nothing about ships. There is another photo from this sequence on the cover of Seafire, the Spitfire that went to sea the primer or bakelite base to the aerial mast is of note as well. Note, I found trying to search on flickr frustrating, but had success on Etienne's pictures by using the link above and then changing the last word, ie 'hellcat' instead of Seafire. https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=hellcat https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=martlet https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=barracuda https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=swordfish https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8270787@N07&q=carrier this is an Avenger Loading bombs. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr You might want to PM Etienne as he may have others inn different categories. HTH