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Ed Russell

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  1. Who among you has ever seen such camouflage in a Harvard?

    Which does answer the OP's title question but sheds no light on his text question.
  2. Handley Page Sparrow

    271 Sqn Ambulance Flight operated these Sparrows - K6937, K6943, K6970, K6984, K6987, K6993, K6994. The picture is reportedly (according to the caption) the last Sparrow extant with 271 and indeed you can see the field is full of Dakotas. So if you can identify the one struck from 271 last, then that's it.
  3. RAAF Fairchild 24

    These links give various work-arounds for Botophucket. it's working for me and others at the moment. They possibly (yea indeed probably) don't work for phones. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235025955-photobucket-fix/&hotlinkfix=1524549839011 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235031332-viewing-blocked-photobucket-pictures/&hotlinkfix=1524549841443 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037106-photobucket-picture-wipe-out-work-around-found-it-seems/&/topic/235037106-photobucket-picture-genocide-work-around-found-it-seems/=&hotlinkfix=1524549844291 There is a sort of implied promise that we will come up with some help to make Fairchilds easier - I haven't forgotten.......... all I need is time! We have a box of kits and a box of resin to remind me.
  4. I think that colourisers see themselves as artists so a bit of extra paint chipping, a bit of brightening and darkening and a few attractive stripey bits are all in a day's work for them. Personally I wouldn't even bother looking at the second picture. Note this is my opinion, not a fact, factoid or fake fact!
  5. The CAD pictures have gone thanks to Postimage screwing up as has been reported elsewhere. They look very nice to us and we could only find a few minor comments, which may be only relevant from a local viewpoint. 1. Some versions had a round back seat different to what is shown - maybe a civil/military difference? 2. The seat belts are incorrect according to our information. They are Type ZC on all drawings and pictures we have. 3. it would be good if the navigation lights are a separate part as their position on the gear legs varied between aircraft. They were clamped on. 4. The cyclic control sticks need handles on them. 5. The doors in the CAD are the uncommon ambulance doors. We presume that normal doors will be supplied as well. 6. The protector plate ‘fairing’ on the gear leg aft of the exhaust should be a separate part as it was sometimes removed, particularly on RAN ones.
  6. Help with RAAF Catalinas

    PM sent with hopefully useful info.
  7. If you are signed up to our newsletter you will find out first. Sign up from the web site. (the Mariner probably won't happen before late this year, maybe later)
  8. Order of RAF squadron codes

    If you are interested in the subject you will enjoy this............. https://www.bookdepository.com/Combat-Codes-Victor-Flintham/9781844156917
  9. 1/72 Gnome-Rhône 14M suggestions?

    The Neomega one will be far better than the Enginesnthings, based on what I have seen of their products. The Enginesnthings ones I was sold were just blobs- maybe no improvement on what you have.
  10. Hawker Henley TT

    You could do them both - that 639 Sqn one looks interesting.
  11. Little Bo Peep Beaufighter.

    116MU at Takoradi would have been capable of the modifications required. I think the markings may prove more difficult than the conversion! Do you have more pictures? Serial? Codes? Roundels? You might want to correct your spelling........... Peep not Beep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI8OiJ2TAtw Note the caption. Note also the dog-Hindi version - Chota Bo Dekko - on the caption.
  12. Arafura Beaufighter camouflage

    PM sent with a bit of info. It's generally thought to be in DSG/EDSG/Sky with different cupola to that shown in profile.
  13. Excellent work - I know what is involved - the basic kit is quite okay but not modern standards. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235034300-blenheim-1f-nightfighter-600-sqn/
  14. Identifying a 25 Sqn Blenheim

    Graham - you are correct, it is L1291. Well done.
  15. It appears Minicraft sneaked the PBM-5 flying boat on to the market in the last year or so. I have managed to get my hands on one and we spent some time in the Red Roo workshop examining the beaching gear with great interest. Unfortunately for us, while the legs appear correct, the tanks are somewhat oversized and the wheels a bit undersized. This means we will have to consider making our conversion available again............ sigh.