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JackG

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  1. JackG

    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    Judging from the sprue shots, no provision for wheels up. I imagine just like their first kit, it will require some tweaking to get the wheels to fit the wells with gear doors closed. regards, Jack
  2. JackG

    Trainers GB (finally legal!)

    For some reason, I'm pulled towards this simpler set of markings, regards, Jack
  3. JackG

    Klear replacement - suggestions

    The reaction I experienced was more severe in that the acrylic clear became gooey and clumped together - no longer a smooth surface. Maybe I applied too many brush strokes? regards, Jack
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    Klear replacement - suggestions

    From my experience when using the above household product as a clear cote for decals, it can react badly if you brush on decal softeners. Is there a minimum time you should wait for the clear to cure, or is it just best not to use any other products over this? regards, Jack
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    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    In the build scenes where the fuselage halves are still apart, can clearly see Tamiya have returned the crowbar to the inside of the door. An 'oopsie' moment or plans for later Spitfire mark? regards, Jack
  6. JackG

    Churchill markings

    I think I found something in the form of web pages saved from a no longer working site. I didn't check every link, but nothing concrete from those that I did. For the Reichswald operation, I found it interesting that 9RTR was paired up with the 3rd brigade of 53rd Infantry Division - but that could just as easily be coincidence and not necessarily mean 9RTR was still junior at this time. https://web.archive.org/web/20070226224441/http://www.royaltankregiment.com/9th_RTR/TT/CONTENTS.HTM regards, Jack
  7. JackG

    Trainers GB (finally legal!)

    Rob, thank you for response. I liked the above scheme as it had the town name of Deseronto in which were located two camps (Rathbun and Mohawk) that trained close to 3,300 airman during the First World War. It's the most colourful aircraft I've come across of it's type. Yes there is plenty others to chose from though not quite as flamboyant , but least now I know to strike this one off the list of options. regards, Jack
  8. JackG

    Churchill markings

    According to the publication of British Tanks in Normandy by Ludovic Fortin, 9th RTR replaced 153 RAC around 04/09/1944 in the 34th Tank brigade. These both were the junior regiment, so tactical markings are blue. Online I find similar info, but not sure if later the AoS number system was switched to the 50, 51, 52, 53 range? https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=404 edit, found the specific date of the switch to red/white AoS as 2 Feb 45. Still looking when seniority was switched up.... regards, Jack
  9. JackG

    Question for Builders of Resin Biplanes

    I've only built a few 72nd models from Choroszy, but none of them are more than 5 years old. That said, so far so good - struts still look to be standing straight. Some sleuthing over the internet, it seems warping is something more likely found during the casting process. What can happen as the resin ages is that it may become even more brittle, but this seems to be the case only when left bare and not painted over? regards, Jack
  10. BigginHill and Andy, thanks to you both. It is a quaint little kit with a small parts count, but you do have to be somewhat aware of what you are doing at times. The instructions leave a bit open the interpretation about some parts location. I should have included the wip, so here is the link: regards, Jack
  11. JackG

    Trainers GB (finally legal!)

    I've a question about my possible subject choice, the Curtiss JN-4 Canuck . The aircraft itself qualifies, but wonder if it is alright to put it in a scheme used during a war bond drive? regards, Jack
  12. JackG

    Yanks Abroad

    Definitely have my support on this one. Hopefully when the time comes to build, I will actually finish something ... regards, Jack
  13. Another one of those builds making it over from the the 11th Hour GB. From what I understand, these third series of cars where specifically built for Russia - though that does not aid in the matters of trying to determine what colour they were finished in. This particular build represents a vehicle captured by the Austro-Hungarians. Their plan was to utilize a mixed platoon of vehicles collected from both captured and their own designs, and to be utilized in the breakthrough created on the Italian front. Time ran out though for the chance to finally realize the potential of the armoured car. regards, Jack
  14. Yes, he flew both and multiple air frames at that. I use to have a link to his scoreboard that included the serial numbers of each Spitfire. Looks like wiki might have presented the same layout: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Beurling Another one here, but in Czech and also includes fuselage codes; https://www.valka.cz/10923-George-Frederick-Beurling regards, Jack
  15. Thanks both Ian and Robert. ----------------------------------------------------------- Just barely under the wire, but got the car posted in the GB Gallery. Only had time for a single finished photo, but will take a few more tomorrow and under natural lighting. Those will be posted in the afv ready forum. For the overall paint tone, ended up just mixing a green from a couple of bottles from Vallejo's first release of their RAF boxed set. Apparently these colours are off as they have since released new formulas boxed set, so have to get rid of them somehow. I never could find any info on what paint these WW1 vehicles were. I think whatever it was, must have been of British origins. since apparently the whole lot of series III cars were intended for Russia, so quite possibly never had any markings when shipped out. regards, Jack
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