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  1. JackG

    Hurricane Mk.1 L1973

    Troy, thanks for reaffirming that. Difficult to make out the tape over the gun ports, but now that I follow the demarcation between upper and lower colours along the wing edge, it pretty much reveals the edge of the tape, and in turn the spacing between it and the light does indeed indicate a metal wing. regards, Jack
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    Hurricane Mk.1 L1973

    my mistake for resurrecting an old chestnut, but I'm still not sure if L1973 has had it's wing replaced with the all metal type. From the video, it depends where you see the gun tape ends and the space to the light - am assuming the light is located where the back dot is. I took another screen grab a frame or two after the example that was posted on the first page, and a second look with the contrast increased: Also taped up the model bits from an Airfix ragwing, and tried to replicate the angle and size by viewing the model in front of the screen, and the light does fall right where the dot is on leading edge of the screen grab example. Unless that dot is not the light and is situated further out, then I've just wasted some time ... regards, Jack
  3. JackG

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Gentleman. I just found an interesting anecdote from the RCAF no.1 squadron during the Battle of Britain. On July 11th 1940, a week after being relocated to Croyden for further training, a pilot was flying a Hurricane with the then still half white/black undersides. An RAF fighter, upon spotting this, first flew aggressively around them, and then finally signaled the Canadian that he must land immediately (apparently it would have been proper to shoot them down). As a result of this incident, the RCAF unit was grounded until all it's aircraft were properly painted, as well as given their assigned unit fuselage codes of 'YO'. http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-aerospace-warfare-centre/elibrary/journal/2015-vol4-iss2-08-a-very-swift-death-to-the-enemy.page regards, Jack
  4. JackG

    Trainers GB - 18 and counting!

    Interested ... regards, Jack
  5. JackG

    F4U Corsair STGB. 5 to go.

    Sign me up as well. I'm in the process of designing my own decals for a FAA subject. regards, Jack
  6. JackG

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    It's a toss up, I suppose the other side of the discussion will now have shadow in their favour and say the pitot tube only appears dark, but is not painted black: regards, Jack
  7. JackG

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Regarding the discussion centered on the photo of four Hurricanes flying in September 1940 with possible night undersides, what was the protocol about painting the pitot tube and it's base - they clearly are light coloured in that example. regards, Jack
  8. JackG

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Going by this Finnish owned Hurricane, looks like the area directly behind the front windshield is the exterior aircraft colour: regards, Jack
  9. JackG

    Panel line wash

    Going by the paint number you have given, you are using Tamiya paint as your wash. Thing is that brand is actually a lacquer acrylic, so not a true acrylic which is probably the easiest to use when it comes to wiping off. Essentially you want to use a different paint type for your wash than what the surface has been painted with. You definitely want a gloss surface underneath the wash, and make sure the surface has cured completely before applying a wash. regards, Jack
  10. JackG

    Typhoons and Limejuice

    Not sure, but in this reference it seems Limejuice was the the radio call used by ground troops when requiring ground support from Tiffies: https://books.google.ca/books?id=tSLOAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=LIMEJUICE++typhoon+fighter+1945&source=bl&ots=cjsBGiPumk&sig=qLJwluObQoLLg3zizdUUxroxLmk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi838D38s7dAhUJ5YMKHTP6Al0Q6AEwEHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=LIMEJUICE typhoon fighter 1945&f=false ...but the way you have the quoted phrase I can see why it looks like Limejuice is some kind of weapon load carried by Typhoons. regards, Jack
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    FAA Corsair - dimensions for markings help

    Seahawk, thanks for further explanation - now I know why I had some uncertainties. Sure am glad I started this thread before getting those decals printed out. regards, Jack
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    FAA Corsair - dimensions for markings help

    Thank you both, Seahawk and Graham. "There are some photos which appear to show 16" roundels on upper surfaces: this would have been contrary to orders..." Now I'm not sure I have understood this part of the directive: Roundels Aircraft Size Blue Circle White Circle Small 16 6 Medium 32 12 Large 48 18  So the small, medium, and large is referring to something other than aircraft sizes?? The 9" white center for the upper roundels is interesting. Going to my artwork and stretching the 16" roundel to fit exactly over the red portion of the 59" Type B, the automatic adjustment of the small white center does go from 6" to approximately 8.78" - so I will definitely incorporate the suggested 9". ------------------------------------- Have found a larger image sample; I blew up the image size, but there are still problems in form of blurred edges and the fact of trying to measure an exact length on a curved surface as well as some perspective issues. My results are that going by the roundel diameter, the fuselage code would likely be 18" tall, but if comparing to the bar height, it could be 17". Factor in the mentioned problems, then 16" could possibly be correct as well. regards, Jack
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    FAA Corsair - dimensions for markings help

    Grey, I like how both those turned out. I know what you mean about decals needing to be weathered to match the aircraft. This is something I'm trying to incorporate in my custom decals ( or at least the scale effect aspect). Now the 16" fuselage codes you mentioned earlier, are these from an aftermarket set or did you make your own? I wonder if these are also 16" as it is the same unit? Wish there was a larger photo of the above, but I will try blowing it up and do some calculations, since we know that should be a 48" roundel (not including the white surround). -------------------------------------------------- Seahawk, that is an interesting point that the British were experiencing paint shortages. I wonder if that was the case already when they were told to remove the red centers on the roundels. There are examples from that period which have much larger white centers then the stipulated 6 inches. It appears maybe the red was painted over with white and not blue as directed. Then somewhere along the way, the white centers were painted over again with a mixed white/blue and then finally a white disc added? The diagram above, the left side shows how the roundel was suppose to be corrected to eliminate the red center. On the right is a deviation from either not correctly understanding the directive, or due to paint shortages?? -------------------------------- Getting back to the 59" B type roundel, I still have not found where I read that size was for the Corsair. I do have it written on paper when preparing the calculations for artwork, and I even added a note about the Hellcat having 55" size, both from the same source. As it turns out, I do have Xtradecal sheet no. X72043 that includes 59" B types, and the instructions stipulate this was the size used by Corsairs (as well as the Beaufort and Blenheim). Further to this, it describes specific sizes were arrived at by taking the maximum wing chord at 2/3 wingspan and allowing a 1" clearance between the wing leading edge and ailerons. regards, Jack
  14. JackG

    Is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I OOP?

    Larry, glad to help out. Sincerehobby has been in my bookmarks for a number of years, so not sure how I found them, but do recall hearing about them over at Missing-Lynx when talking about armour models. Anyways, hope your order arrives quicker than mine did. It took 9 weeks to get to Canada, but then again I had ordered around Christmas so that might have caused postal delays, or maybe they shipped by sea, I don't know. regards, Jack
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    Is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I OOP?

    May have found one from an Asian web storefront: https://www.sincerehobby.com/product/airfix_1_48_supermarine_spitfire_mki_a05126_sincerehobby I have only ordered from them once, so not familiar if their site is real time inventory, but fire off an email to them and inquire about the product status. It seems though if something is not available it will be stamped with 'out of stock' like so: https://www.sincerehobby.com/product/riich_models_1_35_universal_carrier_running_gear_track_set_re30015_sincerehobby It has also been reported that Tamiya has plans for a new tool Spitfire Mk.I, so if you can wait for that and build something else in the meantime ... regards, Jack