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PaulT 876

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About PaulT 876

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  • Birthday 02/04/1958

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    South Northamptonshire
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    French Airforces,Display Teams, Mirages, F86,Harvards-T6's.

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  1. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Hi The colour was Chamois, the Blue Fonce was mainly for the fighters. Paul
  2. Hi Just a note the Macaw's only flew the JP 4 not the JP 3 as on the sheet. Paul
  3. Auto focus Arggghhhh!

    Hi Paul I was looking to get a Fuji XE-2s s/h and a few lens, as would be a lot smaller to just carry around than my Nikons D300s x2 and a D90 all with grips and loads of lens A few have Fuji,s in my camera club and they are getting great photos from them. I also was looking to get a FX body this year and FX UWA lens but as the ch - ht boiler is playing up that has put paid to the new gear for a while unless I can sort some thing out, as I do not trade in kit it takes time to save the cash. As you are just up the A43 from me do you go to any of the many Northampton Clubs , one club is coming over to are club next week. Paul
  4. Auto focus Arggghhhh!

    Hi Yes they do use Cannon as they are cheaper than Nikon Kit which I use, but I know a few of them that do F1 and they all use Back Button focus. What happens if you use the top shutter button and press 1/2 way to focus if focus then when you fully press it locks the focus and takes the photo as normal. If you use BBF you focus with the back button keep your finger on that button and when you want a photo you press the shutter button this way the focus tracking stays locked on to the subject all the time and in focus. The other way the subject could be out of focus by the shutter lag to take the photo. I know its hard to under stand but once you use this way 99% only shoot this way. I do a lot of Motor sport and I work in it also so get quite a lot of chances to take photos when other do not. Hope this helps Paul
  5. Airix Red Arrows Gnat Colour Query

    Hi The Gnats did not have the same colour as the Hawks, the HU 238 Red Arrows Red paint is for the Hawks only. Gnats you can use HU 19 this should be fine. BS381C:538 "Post Office Red" (Gnats) and 537 Signal Red (Hawks) Ref the Yellow Jacks Contrary to popular belief, the "infamous black-finned XR992" was NOT the "Leader's aircraft" - the black fin was simply for a conspicuity /visibility trial for a few weeks in early July 1964 and during that time, it was flown in different positions within the formation. The black paint was then removed and it never appeared like that in a "public" display. And Airfix got the fin as all black it was not some bits are Yellow. Gary and others and I spent many hours doing that book, if you are doing a Reds A/C you should get hold of a copy it is a big help in getting the colours and other details right. Paul
  6. French Skyraider armour

    Hi Wez Try these Books Lela Presse Les Skyraiders Francais (Douglas A-1 Skyraider in French Air Force Service) ISBN: 9782914017657 This is a good book its one of the above Also ALLIED WINGS Douglas Skyraider In French Service The Paperback Michel Fournier ISBN-10: 2953254498 ISBN-13: 978-2953254495 Hope this helps Paul
  7. Taiwanese AF Mirage 2000D

    Hi I think they did not have Pitot tubes on there a/c all the photos I have seen do not show any. Hope this helps. Paul
  8. Hi I have had a look at both my vol's and in Vol 1 there is just a colour plate of the photo that's in vol 2 on page 60, which is a Beech UC-45C ser 44-87145 (V) the photo shows better the E.L.A. 52 badge on the nose. In the text just a small bit about the radio snooping they also used Beech 18's for this as well. Hope helps , thanks as I have been looking for a different a/c to do my C45 and this one looks ok. I do know both Jean-Claude Soumille and Jean-Jacques Petit both nice blokes and will help out if they can. Paul
  9. New Forum Software Update

    Hi Mike UP to sub forums its fine the next bit when I open the topics list its all very very stretched, if I open a topic its fine. This is on W7 pro ie my work one so I can not do much to it I have cleared the stash thing you said. The old BM one works fine and all the other updates ok its just this bit that's not working. Hope this is ok I will not be able to change much at this end as work IT will not let me. Not tried any of my laptop and tablet at home yet so do not know if they are ok. Paul
  10. Kinetic 1/48 Mirage IIIE

    Hi Mario Nice one aim with Wez & Brian go for the Nat-met finish looks the best. There is one thing that I should point out A/C 514 which is the one on the decal sheet was never 4-BB or has been in its life it was 4-BL at the time 07-12-1966 to 02-09-1968 which is very easy to do just make the last B into a L care full cutting should get it done, this is a lot better than changing the a/c ser number on the tail to 463 which was 4-BB at the time or the other a/c that carried BB they are 463 558 586 556 588 they all have been BB at some time in Nat-met or Cam I would go for cutting the B. I had a word with Sylvain about this when I next meet him because I know he likes to get this thing right he said that Kinetic asked him to change the sheet at the last min and this slipped through he did point out one other thing that I did not see mined I was not looking at the IIIR at the time look at the sheet the a/c 307 fin markings for 33-TC they say Mirage E they should be Mirage R can be changed. On the E-seat use part E14 not D28. If you need any more help just ask we on hear will try to help. Paul
  11. Mirage IIIC. 1/48 Eduard Weekend Edition

    Hi JB Nice start, but sorry to point out Eduard have got there instructions wrong, for a French Mirage IIIc and most other users of the C they used the D type Face blind Handle on the top of the E- seat not the B one that you have done. Its some thing most do, it should be easy to fix. If you need any more info just ask. Paul
  12. 1/72 Mirage 2000N

    Hi Nice one, I have done 321 from La Fayette in 48th, they got the dates wrong for 321 in the paint guide they were 6 month out it was one of the 1st 2000n's to crash ie 6 months before the date they say. Keep going will look nice when done. Paul
  13. Mirage GB chat

    A F1c-200 -EQ6 ?? think I got it the right way round.
  14. Mirage IVA No 9 AH EB1/91 1966 or 67 - 1/72 Heller

    Hi Mark Bring it along on Sunday and we can have a BM Mirage GB section on the stand. See Ya Paul
  15. Mirage GB chat

    Hi Jay I think we both think the same of the RV kit, I only have the copy that I got with the AML boxing, I saw a AML box under the table at a show and it was about £3 so just got it when got back to my stand and had a better look I noticed the RV plastic sticker well I have the resin bits, thinking about it need to dig the box out might be able to use the cockpit on my build if it's in the box as shall not use the main bits. PJ are way to much for me I have a set limit for kits and do not go above it. voilà = Here is sorry lost in translation (used Google translator) Paul