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  1. Silver undersides on a FAA aircraft of that period?? White serials on silver undersides on any British military aircraft of that (or any) period??? Callsign Whisky Tango Foxtrot I think.
  2. Now showing in Hannants "Future Releases" at £62.99 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU05808 I'll pass.
  3. A Bit of WNW speculation

    Ooh, yes, think what could be done based on a a Hart. There's potential for plenty of kits right there: Demon, Audax, Hind, etc. Also can we add a Siskin to the above? True, but one doesn't want to be too greedy.
  4. A Bit of WNW speculation

    Avro 504 in three boxings: a J/K, a post-war N and a fighter variant. Ah well, one can dream ...
  5. Great model. As others have said it brings it home to us how much they went through. And that includes my Great-Uncle, 13th Durham Light Infantry, lost on the Somme August 1916.
  6. WNW Dolphin

    I wouldn't get too excited about what's in the box art - there's a Dr.1 on the SE.5a and the wartime Bristol F.2b, both fairly early releases. But of course, Sir Peter may well prove me wrong.
  7. Airfix 2018

    If you have F8 you've no doubt noticed there are what can only be nose camera windows on the clear sprue.
  8. Fairy Power Spray Help Wanted!

    Interesting - I've used FPS recently, I only had to leave it on a few minutes before scrubbing off with an old toothbrush, kitchen roll, and lots of water. This was removing Mr Hobby and Tamiya acrylics.
  9. RAF High Altitude Flight colour(s).

    General consensus of opinion I've read seems to be lighter than PRU blue, and perhaps not as light as Cambridge blue. Neil Robinson did an article on this a/c in an IPMS magazine a couple of years ago, I'll see if I can dig it out.
  10. Airfix 1/48 Meteor

    That is the flaw in the plan, and is what stops me trying to put the theory into practice. Still, plenty of other stuff in the loft.
  11. I've joined the Dad brigade.

    Congratulations, and don't listen to the doom-sayers, there will still be modelling time, but perhaps not as much.
  12. Hello again. Sorry for the delay, a busy weekend, including a minor re-arrangement of the modelling man-cave. I finally got around to a few more shots. I've tried to go for a heavily-used look, as evidenced by a couple of photos I found eg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDLyJGMWIAAkvAj.jpg and https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/73_Squadron_RAF_Spitfires_Prkos_Yugoslavia_1945_IWM_CNA_3525.jpg I wasn't convinced by the original chipping, and my opinion was confirmed by Joachim (above), so I had another go - I'm still not 100% happy with it, but it will do. On the other hand, I think the little bit of diluted Tamiya Smoke to simulate fuel overflow at the filler cap works reasonably well Thanks for looking, comments and any more constructive crits welcome.
  13. Thanks for the responses people. AD210, I will post the better photos soon, it's been a busy weekend! Vinnie, that's quite untidy for me - I can't model in the middle of a muddle. Joachim, thanks for the construcctive crits. I thought pretty much the same. Watch out for the better photos, as I've had another go at the scuffing. Dennis, agreed, I like All Spitties, but especially late-war/post-war schemes.
  14. IPMS Chiltern Show 3rd Sept 2017

    I'll be paying a visit.