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About Killingholme

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  1. csm lanchester armoured car 1:35

    I would be willing to forgive this kit a lot, but injection moulded wire wheels? NEIN NEIN NEIN!
  2. Wingnuts Stahltaube

    Amazing model! Pointless fact of the day: carbon black (soot!) was first added to tyres by a UK company, and shortly after by US tire manufacturer Goodrich in 1910. It reinforces the tyre, prevents the degradation of natural rubber when it is exposed to UV. Without the addition rubber tyres were off-white in colour- Will
  3. Revell (Matchbox) Hawker Fury Mk.I 1/72

    I'd have believed you if you said it was 1/48, or even 1/32 scale. What a crisp build! Will
  4. You'll be alright with the paints designed for brush-painting (used by figure modellers). Vallejo and Games Workshop acrylics spring to mind- both have quite high density of pigment so when you thin them they still cover well. Will
  5. 1:147 HMS Surprise

    That's nothing!! Here in the UK we have HMS Unicorn. She's been patiently sitting in 'ordinary' for 194 years......
  6. 1:147 HMS Surprise

    I believe so. Another possibility for the Heller kit would be to model one of the three 74's razeed down to 58 gun ships during 1813 to counter the American frigate emergency. Two further were completed after the war. They were Majestic (built 1785), Goliath (1781), Saturn (1786) [and post-war conversions Elephant (1786), Excellent (1787)] As razees they were the last two-decker fourth rates to join the Navy, and they each kept their original gundeck of twenty-eight 32pdrs and the upper deck 18pdrs were replaced by 42pdr carronades + two 12pdr chase guns. A contemporary source described them in comparision to the Americans as: "Superior in sailing, an equal degree in force and, with the aid of a black hammock cloth drawn down other the waist-barricade , such a disguised appearance as might induce the large American frigates to come down and engage"
  7. I think these are IVL manufacturer logos- the Ilmailuvoimien lentokonetehdas, or Finnish Airforce Aircraft Factory. They are commonly seen on Finnish aircraft of the 20s and 30s. Here's one on a Finnish-built VL Saaski Nice Fokker C.X! Will
  8. Hope there's a Do-28 'twin' coming along afterwards. That's the one I want- CIA, Air America...
  9. Ouch!! I remember paying HALF that for the Eduard boxing of the (Academy-based) RAF Liberator MK.VI. That boxing also featured the Big Ed set and a bespoke decal sheet. Even with a premium for the resin conversion, someone's having a laugh somewhere. Will
  10. Heller 1/72 Constellation

    That's intruiging. Wonder whether it has anything to do with the Plusmodel upgraded kit? Will
  11. 'STRANGE BREW' Canadian Seaking

    Can't help but think the RCAF missed a trick there.
  12. 1/72 R-4360 Wasp Major?

    Cheers Mike, I'm doing a Valom XF-8B, and quite fancied showing off that huge engine. Perhaps I'll just put some effort in to detailing the front row and magnetos on the Valom plastic (which is very crude). Anyway, it looks like the engine installation on the XF-8B had a ducting to push the airflow close to the engine- so not much will be seen of the cylinders themselves- more the crankcase and magnetos: http://www.boeingimages.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=2JRSN2PHFPUW1O
  13. 1/72 R-4360 Wasp Major?

    Thanks John. That's a lead at least! Will
  14. 1/72 R-4360 Wasp Major?

    Hi all, Does anyone currently sell a detailed aftermarket R-4360 Wasp 'Corncob' engine in 1/72 scale? Will