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  1. Early days but the rendering of the geodetic framework looks more muted than the Trumpeter offering Pete
  2. Coming on very nicely. I have one in the stash but have always been a bit intimidated by it. You seem to be wrestling yours into submission very successfully. Inspiration indeed. Pete
  3. Gents, Thanks everyone for the info, the photo captures them really well. I had it in my head that they were introduced to cope with more powerful engines and heavier bomb loads, but it would appear not. Cheers Pete
  4. Folks, I recall reading somewhere that two-stage Merlin Mosquito bombers had larger or modified elevators than earlier versions, but cannot find the reference . Can anyone give me the low down? Cheers Pete
  5. Lovely pic there. Possibly R1333 of 99 Squadron, crashed on take off 18th December 1940? Pete
  6. That's turned out very nicely despite your troubles and some welcome inspiration for me. I'm halfway through a Mk1 and and may end up taking your route. I have just fitted the front section and am looking at it now and going hmmmmm.... BTW I like the colours, what paints did you use? Pete
  7. Yes, the Dunkirk trailer doesn't look too bad......
  8. John Some answers - RAF fighters had black port wings until June 1940, when the undersides were to be sky. This was then amended to the black port sky starboard pattern in Nov 1940 and remained in place until April 1941. Repainting was carried out on existing airframes at unit (or station level?) so your Spit should have had a sky port wing (or at least an approximation of sky, given the shortage of sky at the time). Pete
  9. A Blenheim would be cool but just to big for me, a Gladiator, wouldn't be bad, I'd settle for a new Spit, a 1a, or a IX or XIV
  10. I think it's Boeing that own the trademark, and Airfix probably have to pay them for the privilege Pete
  11. Another vote for Kershaw's "To Hell and back". About two thirds of the way through. He covers a huge amount of territory but always manages to draw out key themes without ever being bland or superficial, yet at the same time point out contrasts where appropriate, and draws the whole thing together coherently. Highly recommended Pete
  12. I hang on to the old Airfix Roy Cross artwork, partly out of nostalgia, but that's it Pete
  13. Burn was 42 Base from Nov 1944 apparently Pete
  14. That is really very nice. Very inspiring
  15. Some interesting pics here http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/222504-b-17-reference-information/&page=9 Doesn't explain what we're looking at but covers the H2X installation on B-17's in some detail. Just scanning the internet for pics of Mickey ships and I can't find another example with this installation. To me they look like pitot tubes - maybe to help him judge his speed when reversing into a tight space............