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I wouldn't mind the metric system (in fact, I quite like it - much easier to work with) if it wasn't for the nomenclature. I could get my head around what x lbs/sq. in. felt like, but how do you visualise a hectopascal? Nanosecond I understand (the time it takes from when I put money into my wallet to when it has to come out again) but by and large SI units are a pain.
thorfinn replied to thorfinn's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftThe lovely Marianne is all set for her afternoon's sortie. She has a Morell anemometer... And a pretty machine gun... All togged out and ready to cause a bit of Teutonic mayhem: A really challenging but very satisfying build...of a largely-overlooked but quite important aircraft. Great fun as a project. More photos in the RFI section. Thanks to all who have looked, liked, or followed along.
1/72nd Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III, 342 `Lorraine' Sqn, 2nd TAF, B.77 Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands, Summer 1945.
tonyot replied to tonyot's topic in B-25 Mitchell STGBI really don`t want anybody to think that I`m hogging the place,..... I just like Mitchell`s!!! I`m in the middle of a Hasegawa B-25H at the moment on the GB if you want to follow that,..... the kit is lovely! Cheers fellas, Tony
Turns out that the T-64BM kit is the actual Bulat (BM-2 was apparently developed in parallel), but the good news is that you can build either version from either of the kits.....So they're both Bulats, or not, according to the modeller's preference. Modelcollect have also just announced a trio of MRAP types: FWIW
Shane replied to Artie's topic in ChatI might be coming across as a bit of a grouch, but ANZAC Day is NOT a happy and joyful day. It's a day of remembrance; a great many of the people marching or watching are still carrying grief or suffering from PTSD or crying over the loss loss of family members and friends. We remember their sacrifice, and honour it. We might have a quiet drink with mates. Only the most classless use ANZAC Day as an occasion for joyful clebration Shane
Back on Page 14, I posted a broad outline. Yes, Helos are allowed but I think in the case of the RAN Sea King its role at the time deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne was not of patrol, it's ASW was more fleet defence. Later in life, they became a shore based utility helo.
nice to see another build started and a great subject (being politically correct an "interesting" subject ). It looks like you have some nice goodies to go with her as well. Good luck with this build, it should be a nice straight forward one for you. 2 1/2 months should be plenty of time for you.....for me I'm worried!
Nigel Heath replied to Duncan B's topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftMrs B is a good egg and sensible when it comes to judging Mr DB's efforts. I used a sponge and added the chipping that way. I used a Games Workshop silver colour which could be washed of with water if I put too much on. I then went over some of that with the green primer colour. Very effective it is too. Must note that in the modelling memory banks.
if i'm correct (though often not), the canopy frames do overlap. When looked at side on the rear of the sliding canopy should overlap the front frame of the fixed section. There may have been or not a seal on the rear edge of the sliding canopy (in photo #4 in below link there looks to be a seal on the rear of the canopy). http://www.thescale.info/news/publish/Hellcat-Cockpit-photos.shtmlHellcat cockpit In the 5th photo you can see the faded painted section (it looks to be the original paint, they just re-painted her with the canopy closed) where the sliding canopy sits of over the fuselage. There are some fantastic detail photos on this site of a Hellcats undercarriage, I love the one showing the gears that rotate the main wheels as they retract. To be honest I never really though about how they did that!
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