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Harry Lime

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Harry Lime last won the day on March 27 2014

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  1. Houchin kit supplier in UK?

    And not a decision you'll regret. I ordered the double set in 1/72 as well as the Schopff tug, arrived pretty quickly and are nicely cast with proper screen printed decals too. Will be happily buying more stuff from them in the future. Mark.
  2. Which 72nd Sea King?

    Yes, resin ones available from Whirlybird. Mark.
  3. Micro Set or Mr Mark Setter?

    Depends on the decals. Micro Sol and Micro Set are designed to work better with European/American printed decals with thin carrier films (i.e. those printed by Micro Industries/Cartograf/Fantasy Printshop etc.) and the Mr. Mark Setter and Softer are intended to work better with the thicker Japanese decals included with the likes of Hasegawa and Tamiya kits. However, that's not to say that your suggested combination wouldn't work, it might not be the best combo for the decals being used. Mark.
  4. Britmodeller running slow?

    Well this is Beardie here, having escaped this problem up 'til now I have suddenly become Harry Lime odd, very odd, but rather amusing at the same time. I shall step out the door and see if I can come in again as myself.
  5. Harrier Gr.7 Op Telic ordnance question

    Op Telic, Iraq, did see use of BL-755s. Op Herrick, Afghanistan, did not see any use of BL-755s but did see extensive use of CRV-7. Mark.
  6. Black Friday Pt1 - Mustang III HB836

    The pub on John Street, Aberdeen disnae coont!
  7. Black Friday Pt1 - Mustang III HB836

    Jamie, Sadly I'll be missing out on Perth at the weekend, was too slow booking my hols for this year and one of my colleagues has snaffled this weekend. I have found an undated image of a 65 Sqdn Mustang III here, larger format here. Despite being undated, it seems to be late 1944 as there are no white ID markings, a dark spinner and what seems to be overpainted stripes on the lower fuselage. The info from the pilot's family, if correct, would also point towards a post D-Day date too. The lack of Type 'C' roundels on the wing would suggest a pre Jan '45 date, but never say never. Now, the dark spinner raises a question, red or black? I'm pretty sure the same order specifying the change to Type 'C' roundels on the wings called for spinners to be painted black. Other sources seem to be pretty consistent depicting 65's Mustang III's with red spinners (admittedly mostly profiles, usual caveat about not trusting a profile without a pic etc.) Looking at the picture (more caveats about interpreting BW images etc.!), a red spinner could be a possibility. Would be interesting to read what the Luftwaffe combat reports have to say about this encounter, if they exist anywhere, and see if they make any mention of the markings carried by the opposing aircraft. Hopefully some food for thought here, Mark.
  8. Black Friday Pt1 - Mustang III HB836

    Jamie, The white nose markings were an ID feature along with chord wise bands on the wings to mitigate against friendly fire incidents. They evolved over a period of time, but I don't have the exact details to hand. By the time 19 Sqdn were flying Mustang IV's out of Peterhead, they had yellow and black spinners with a yellow band immediately behind the spinner on the front of the nose. I'll try and see what I can turn up for 65 sqdn, but they weren't overly well photographed whilst up in our neck of the woods! Mark.
  9. Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito drop tanks - size?

    Problem with that photo is that it doesn't show an operational rig. The ones in use by the Banff Wing had a simple frame attached to protect the rockets and rails from the drop tanks if they were jettisoned. I don't have a photo I can post myself, but none of the ones I have in my references show that set-up on an operational Banff Wing aircraft. Mark.
  10. seaking 1/72

    Revell of Germany.
  11. Quickboost 1/72 Mosquito seats

    Whatever aircraft they are for, they sure as hell don't look like anything I've ever seen in a DH Mosquito of any mark! Mark.
  12. Dominie wheel sizes

    Don't know if this will be a help, a hinderance or a wild goose chase, but they look remarkably similar to Harrier GR1/3 main wheels. Mark.
  13. RAF P.47 Thunderbolt

    John, Based on the logbook extracts you've put up, your father flew the following Thunderbolts with 79 Squadron, KL338 NV-Z, P-47D-30-RE. Overall NMF with blue theatre ID bands and dorsal fin. KL206 NV-B, P-47D-30-RE. Dark Earth, Dark Green, Medium Sea Grey with white theatre ID bands. Interestingly, the white band on the fin continues onto the fin, the only a/c in the line up picture to do so. Highly likely that the stripes on the tailplanes would also continue across the control surfaces based on other images, however it can't be made out for definite on the line up one. KJ355 NV-X, P-47D-30-RE. Finish as KL206, except white ID bands don't continue onto elevators or rudder. Difficult to be certain, but I think that aircraft is also in the line up image on P37, two past the silver NV-Z. Regards, Mark.
  14. RAF P.47 Thunderbolt

    Jonners, I'd agree with that sentiment, they do look rather beaten up! When I did my 30 Squadron machine a few years ago, I finished off with a semi-matt varnish to try and capture that well worn and rather weary look. John, Did you mention you also have the Geoff Thomas Raf Thunderbolts book? If so, have a look at the image at the top of page 37. If the captioning is correct, it would show NV-B to be a camo'd aircraft at the time your father flew it. Regards, Mark.
  15. RAF P.47 Thunderbolt

    John, Don't know if this of use to you, but seems to have been filmed in June '45, might have some footage of some, all or none of your father's aircraft. I don't know what the cost would be in obtaining the film, but hopefully wouldn't be a King's ransom! IWM Thunderbolts at Meiktila film Regards, Mark.