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About Chuck1945

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  1. How accurate Frog's Me Bf 110G4 painting instructions?

    It is your model so your choice. However, the Frog artwork (and any associated research) is 40+ years old; it is quite possible better information as cited in the other posts has become available since
  2. Invasion stripes, any pointers?

    Another possibly helpful suggestion if you airbrush your stripes is to spray away from the tape edges, not towards them.
  3. He111 early H and P engine cowling variations

    You can definitely tell the P series from the H series by the cowl. The P series was powered by DB engine (like the Bf 109E) with the carb intake on the left side, just as the 109s have them. The H series used a Jumo engine with the intake on the right side like the Fw 190D.
  4. What weights do people use for tail sitters?

    Just don't attach it the way I did. Packed lead wool into an engine nacelle of a 1/72 Me 262 and then flooded the nacelle with thin CA. The exothermic reaction as it cured seriously deformed the nacelle
  5. Paints and Colors

    Flat black is flat black, no worries about RLM # Same for flat white, gunmetal steel and silver. all exist in the Mr Color range as does 76, 65, 79 Metallic Silver C-08 Metallic Steel C-28 Flat Black C-33 Flat White C-62 RLM 65 C-115 RLM 76 C-117 RLM 79 C-119 I like Dark Iron for gunmetal MC-214 (Mr Color Metallic)
  6. 1/72 Airfix B-26?????

    I think Hasegawa did two fuselages for their B-26 kits with increased wing incidence for the F/G. Small difference but noticeable if the fuselages are compared. The bomb bay and wing spar parts are the same for both the B/C and F/G but the spar protrusion locations in the wings are different as I recall. It was something I wanted to check when the F/G was released. Unfortunately all my B-26 kits are currently unavailable for a quick recheck and since the kit releases were more than 10 years ago ... it is possible my memory is faulty.
  7. Minicraft B-24M nose on Hasegawa B-24

    Thanks Steve. Now to see if I have any Minicraft Liberators. This does apparently answer my rhetorical question from the 72 scale forum asking if the Academy/Minicraft PB4Y-1 ERCO bow turret will fit a Hasegawa 'J'
  8. Ju87 G/D tank buster Revell 1:72

    Revell did a 1/72 Ju 87D/G in the early 70s or so. Same kit, or a rebox of something else?
  9. Halifax Z nose conversion

    I have the Revell B III kit but it is at our other house and I wont have access to it for a little more than 2 weeks. If you can wait that long you are welcome to the part ... Postage isn't an issue since I live near Spokane WA
  10. Old Frog kit Mess BF109 1/72

    Memories, remember being ecstatic when that came out in the late 60s. Must have built half a dozen of those.
  11. SBD Aces?

    Perhaps the best source for this is John Lundstrom's book The First Team:Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway (https://www.amazon.com/First-Team-Pacific-Combat-Harbor/dp/159114471X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1520097810&sr=8-2&keywords=John+Lundstrom&dpID=514uPVsIryL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch) Good coverage of the Coral Sea battles including the use of SBDs against Japanese torpedo bombers.
  12. Airfix 72nd Hawker Typhoon

    Would it be easier to fill three of the Airfix spinner blade openings with plastic rod and redo it as 3-blade spinner? The fourth opening can be used as a starting point for the 3-blades. This assumes you have a 3-blade prop
  13. RAF CC Liberator rocket installations

    I think it depends on your interest in the PB4Y series. I have the PB4Y-2 book as well as others from the Ginter stable. In general, the text is rather minimal describing the development and difference in production series (eg F6F-3 through F6F-5) with lots of detail pictures but the Privateer book is a little different. The first half or so is on the aircraft itself with lots of interior and tech manual pictures. The second half focus is on the operational use with thumbnail reviews of all the patrol squadrons that operated the Privateer.
  14. Special Hobby new-tool P-40's

    When SH initially announced the new P-40 series, they specifically said only Allison engine versions. We cam hope they eventually do the Merlin versions too, but I'm not holding my breath, especially since they did the Merlin versions a few years ago.