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  1. 71chally

    FAA wheel well interiors -1960s

    I believe that the Buccaneer undercarriage in FAA service is, or very close to, Light Admiralty Grey. I have seen Humbrol 127 and 147 being used as being close to the colour, I personally mix from what ever is open at the time! Seconded what @Giorgio N says for the Hunter and Phantom wheels well colours.
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    Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    ...that's the biggest issue! I wish these Dynavectors would get re-released.
  3. Agreed, wont say anymore before I go the same way. That hose detail in second video is very useful I hope, saves the pleasure of going the ribbing route!
  4. mods I argue no (and same pics from probably same sources are posted here), but it isn't my train set I guess Palouste thread not in walkaround as I wanted it to have further posts for discussion and pictures, which it can't have in walkarounds section. Some nice Paloustery here at 1:07, but sadly no colour bibs, And at 5.30 here, (BTW very useful hose shot, forget the ripples!... and very useful for your Bucc build) If the bib colour thing is really important I can ask someone, but won't be until tuesday.
  5. No, but Gannet AEW ones are. Easy way to tell is that the Hunter type tank has tail fins. Sea Vixens could carry them but rare as the big 220 tank was more practical. I have posted all the above pics in the main Palouste thread, but have been told to remove them, hence my reluctance to post reference pics lately.
  6. This is Perdus' play set obviously, but I honestly think that even a ball point pen spring would be too great a diameter for the air hose, just to highlight the minisculeness off this project!
  7. 71chally

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    I haven't a clue what's going on, but if this is what genius looks like, I'm happy to watch!
  8. The important thing is to get that canopy arch shape correct at the windscreen to sliding part especially, and the fit to the fuselage. Also worth taking a close look at the sliding section in respect to the aft clear part which is unframed. I can live without the vents, they would be very easy to make up.
  9. 71chally

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Such a hugely underated British band, really admire Lydon and the band members. They did a rollicking set at Glasto a few years back, still the best live thing I've seen, worth looking up on Youtube and playing over a soundbar set at 11! That Albatross interior look absolutely just so! Wasn't the tricycle undercarriage invented so that one could set ones gin and tonic down without spilling it before take-off?
  10. 71chally

    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    I've never seen reliable reference to the 545 being anything more than a just supersonic, transonic type. The more dramatic type 553 was designed with Mach 2 in mind, but this was given up straight away. I think that even Supermarine knew that a powerful Avon in a Swift fuselage wasn't going to achieve those speeds, especially in an era when types such as the 544 were struggling to nudge Mach 1.
  11. The hose does collapse without pressure inside it. Cracking progress Bill!
  12. 71chally

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    Without looking it up (which I really must do before firing off these replies!) I would think that it is a standby compass reader, an equivalent to the good old British E2B. I would say the the ILS is the cross hairs instrument just above the pilots yoke. BTW where did you find that great shot, and are there any others of Pelicans' interior? Incredible work on that cabin overhead stuff, truly the Michelangelo of the aircraft cockpit!
  13. Absolutely concur with that Ced. I have a few pictures of it at different angles and I would say the same. I wonder if drawings ever existed for the hamper, or whether it was something made up in workshops? The hose stowage was originally in the tail, when that was left off for ease of use it moved into the top hamper. The manual certainly doesn't show it. Sorry for the repeat photo Bill, I genuinely hadn't noticed that you had already referenced it.
  14. 71chally

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    Way too much to catch up on, but wow this is coming up absolutely superbly. Agree about the comments on appropriate surface finish.
  15. Excellent progress with the Paloustes Bill. I posted this one a while back in the Palouste thread, useful for colours etc, I'm convinced the hamper is flat iron rather than tube, notice how the thicknesses vary.