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davepb

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  1. Whats the best 1/48 Avenger?

    If you want wingfold, Lone Star Models http://www.lonestarmodels.com/conversions-1-48.html produce a set for the Accurate Miniatures/Italeri kit. Very good, and "Simples!"
  2. Why do US Navy ships keep colliding?

    It is always possible that visibility was poor, as LaurieS has suggested. If so, it could be a similar collision to that between the SS Adrea Doria and SS Stockholm in 1956, often quoted as a "Radar assisted collision"! Perhaps the watch was on the screens and not the water? Thumb in bum, mind in neutral?
  3. Why do US Navy ships keep colliding?

    We Must not forget that there were two ships involved in this collision. As both were reportedly on passage to Singapore, they would presumably be on similar headings. The USS John McCain was presumably overtaking the tanker, correctly leaving her to port, and possibly turned in too early. Another possibility is that the tanker was not properly manned on the bridge and failed to see the warship as she, the tanker, turned to starboard. There are many recorded instances of unmanned bridges, with ships underway, even in the Channel separation zones. I can remember HMS Intrepid being at anchor off East Pakistan following the 1970 Cyclone (Operation Burberry) and having a vessel almost collide with us as it failed to alter course even when we tried to warn her with searchlights and firing blank rounds. No sign of life on the bridge, while we were closing all water-tight doors! Cela Va Sans Dire
  4. H class wartime destroyers - any kits?

    At 1/350, Atlantic Models ATK 35058 HMS Hesperus 'H' Class Destroyer is a good choice. Link here http://atlanticmodels.net/white ensign range kits/index.html
  5. FAA Corsair Mk IV fuselage carbon monoxide vents

    MDC produced a conversion for the Tamiya Kits. I'm certain the position of the scoops was outlined in the instructions
  6. RAM Models

    I have raised this problem several times, in various threads. and like others, I have received no response from Martin. The website is still active, and his facebook account is still active - he was online just a couple of days ago. Martin may have had personal problems to contend with, but it takes little to respond to people with some explanation. Still hoping to get hold of one of the VC10's
  7. Hi, is anyone planning to issue a folding tail conversion and upgrade for the Airfix HC.3 to make the Royal Navy HC.4?
  8. Handley Page Hampden 1/48

    I'll watch this with interest. Got a Sangar one on half, and a Fonderie one in the " must get round to that" cupboard.
  9. Royal Navy FRADU hawker Hunter FG11

    There is an Airkit conversion AIR064 available on that other site (401320722682). Don't know how good or accurate it is. I notice that there is also a PJ PRODUCTIONS 1/72 721108 HAWKER HUNTER CONVERSIONS set for sale from the same source (40132072288)
  10. what was your very first Airfix kit.

    First Airfix kit I helped build was the Ferguson Tractor, back when Pontius was still a pilot. Used my mother's clear nail varnish as glue - Dad got rocks for that one! The first "solo" build was the original blue plastic Spitfire.
  11. RAF MV22 Osprey whif

    I think it should be 781 Sqadron in "Green Parrot" scheme - and don't forget the cocktail bar!
  12. Flower-class Corvette STGB

    Or you could try a Mirage offering in 1/350?
  13. Skyraider question...

    I've got a few pictures of RN Skyraiders with some interesting graffiti - can't remember where I downloaded them from, but you are welcome to them along with some "walkround pics of the Swedish plane. Send me a PM if interested. Dave PS. Here is a link on the web to those pictures : http://skyraider.org/skyassn/memberpics/cowell/cowell.htm
  14. Skyraider question...

    I've got a few pictures of RN Skyraiders with some interesting graffiti - can't remember where I downloaded them from, but you are welcome to them along with some "walkround pics of the Swedish plane. Send me a PM if interested. Dave
  15. Nose Weight (again!)

    But it doesn't rust, and provided you take the same precautions as you would with resin or similar materials, it's fine. Dave
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