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  1. I'm currently building the Airfix 1/24 scale FW190A-5/6 and would like to partially scratch build the interior framing. I only intend to put on the framing on the panels around the engine, as they will be left off, and inside the rear fuselage where the radio is stored. Those of you who know the Focke Wulf 190 A series will know about the rather large hatch just aft of the cockpit on the left side. I'm going to display my aircraft with this hatch open, and thereby the interior of that part of the fuselage will be visible. Which plastic rods are best to do the framing in 1/24 scale please?
  2. Trumpeter have promised for years now to release a new 1/24 scale Focke Wulf 190 and a Stuka Ju87D but they still haven't come out. Does anybody know why? Is it costs?
  3. Dear Troy Smith Thank you for inspecting my photos and your useful advice. You are right, post war Mosquito VP202 was a B35 and I knew I had a Mk IV model. I think one of the differences between the Mk IV and the B35 is that the latter had an enlarged bomb bay door to house a larger bomb. Unfortunately I couldn't get hold of a model of such a door. I'm unclear as to what other differences were between the two types. Was the cockpit canopy different? and aerials different as well?
  4. I'm about to start building Airfix's 1/24 scale Focke Wulf 190 A5/6, a long cherished dream to build a 1/24 scale aircraft again. This will be only my second aircraft build in this large scale, and the first one was in about 1978 or 1979 when I was either 12 or 13 years old. Hannants lists a number of after market accessories for the Airfix FW190, and I'm sure none of them appeared until decades after the said kit first came out. The kit came out about late seventies or early eighties, but I'm sure the after market stuff manufactured by the likes of Aber, Master and Eduard didn't come out
  5. Thank you very much to everyone who's kindly and thoughtfully replied to my query. I've only had time to quickly go through them and will return when I have time to spare. I can gauge immediately that there are brilliant hints and tips there, so I can't wait to return to read them properly. I will return soon to the work in progress section where I will try out some of the exhaust staining technique on a model.
  6. Hi, I'm fairly new to modelling aircraft. I'm getting on quite good with my Mosquito in 1/48 scale and as I approach finishing the build phase of the project I'm thinking ahead to how to weather the aircraft. As the Mosquito was built chiefly out of wood would it mean that it had smoother, cleaner surfaces than aircraft made of metal with all their panelling? Let me explain what I mean: I've read articles where modellers choose to pre-shade panel lines before putting on the finished coat. Would you do this with the wings and fuselage of the Mosquito? My second question is how to put
  7. I'm stuck with as to how to load photos from a photo hosting site like Village Photos or Flickr? Can anybody help me please?
  8. After the photos turned out as thumbnails at first I clicked on editor to see if I could enlarge them. I've managed to enlarge them, but now they are quite blurred, whereas the original photos on my internal picture file are sharp. Oh dear, I'm not having any success.
  9. I've managed to load thumbnails of my images of the Mosquito, which I thought at first hey-ho it's working, but I find they are near useless because I can't enlarge them.
  10. Hi AngstROM Thank you for the advice. I had never heard before about Village Photos (strange name for a photo hosting site). I've tried and failed to use that site last night and today (in case tiredness was a factor last night), and when it claims that loading photos is a 'breeze' - its own word - then I feel dumb and helpless - I thought, Village Photos is making me feel like a village idiot. I presume that users who have turned to Village Photos rather than the more well known Flickr and Photobucket have done so for a reason, presumably they had problems transferring their photos from
  11. How exciting it is for me to submit my first build to Britmodeller. Apart from introducing myself last night this is my first submission. Oh my goodness, I'm putting one of my works in the public domain for inspection. Please be kind to me, but be honest as well. If you think it's bad then say so, I've got my hanky out in case. I'll try and be a man and take it on the chin. As they say, if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger. I have built several kits over the years but I wouldn't say I'm a prolific builder, I build about four aircraft or AFV every year of scales 1/72, 1/48, 1/35 or
  12. Hi, Having delved into Britmodeller several times in the last five years and registered this is the first time I've actually inputted anything on the site. So it's a moment I have been looking forward to and one where I will not be disappointed as the site is fascinating and the help offered there is wonderful. Even though I have not inputted anything myself I have read other people's questions and answers and comments many times and these have helped me in my modelling. I was a regular modeller when a child and up to the age of sixteen, enjoying making chiefly Airfix aircraft and mi
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