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Scott Hemsley

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    1/72 WW2 and post-war RCAF

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  1. Beautifully done, Sir! I also like your tip re cutting out the kit's decaled seat harnesses and gluing them to the seat. Scott
  2. Work In Progress … you're quite right, My apologies. I should've looked to see if there was a special forum set up to post an inquiry like this, in the first place. Moderators please move this thread to the proper forum. Thank you Jackson and dromia. Now I have a bit more of a clue as to what I'm looking for. Inquiry answered! Scott
  3. I'm considering some future projects around the 1980's tooling of the Airfix Lancaster & I may decide to replace those rivets lost to sanding rather than to totally eliminate them … so I put it out there - what are your recommendations for a 1/72 rivet tool? Scott
  4. Jeff... I'd also be tempted to replace the fairing for the upper turret as the Revell part is IMO, of dubious shape. I believe the new-er Airfix tool for the Lancaster has this as a separate part, but in my case, with the 80's tooling … it's left to some basic x-kitting surgery - if I decide to use the Revell fuselage in the first, place. Scott
  5. Moderators: If this isn't in the appropriate place, feel free to move it. While I have no modelling interest in this time period, I thought that those that have might be interested in these forthcoming decal sheets, given the subject matter. I was looking through some of my bookmarked modelling sites the other day and decided to check out the Leading Edge Decal site to see what was new and found an announcement of two upcoming sheets for the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Air Force, that might be of interest to those with a WW1/Interwar interest. I guess, technically, this could be also on the WW1 pages as the Canadian Air Force (overseas) was formed in London, England in Sept. 19, 1918, but it continued until disbanded August 9, 1920. The 2 sheets shown on his site cover multiple examples of the Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a as well as the Sopwith Camel and F2B Bristol Fighter. Although no scales have been specifically announced for these sheets, Leading Edge eventually issues their sheets in each of the three major scales … 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32., assuming kits exist or existed, in that scale. Disclaimer: I've nothing to do with LED … only like their decal sheets. Scott
  6. I plan to do a 1/72 400 Sqn. PR.XVI sometime in the foreseeable future and this can only serve as inspiration. Well, done! Scott
  7. I do, sir. PM me. Scott
  8. You didn't make it up. Back in the latter part of the 1900's (1988 to be specific), IPMS/USA released the "IPMS Color Cross-Reference Guide", compiled by David Klaus (IPMS/USA #4764). Scott
  9. Thanks Michael, for the span confirmation. It's just what I needed to hear. As for the resin kit, keep in mind that I've only seen the 'parts' online, but I think I'd really take a look at that whole cowling area, when building it. Doing the conversion on the Airfix kit and consulting over 43 Musketeer photos, has shown me it's really much more of a complex shape and more streamlined, than the resin profile appears to be, when the parts are laid out. If you choose to do anything about it, at least you have more than enough resin to play with considering the 'engine' is solid resin. Just sayin... Thanks again! Scott
  10. I'm currently toying with a conversion of Airfix's 1972 1/72 Piper Cherokee Arrow II, into the dimensionally (slightly) larger CT-134 Beechcraft Musketeer. Googling the specifications for both aircraft give you the mandatory dimensions for the length and the wing span, but they omit the span for the tailplane. I've seen a few Musketeer conversions on the 'net over time, but it appeared most left the tailplane as per the Airfix kit. I've recently become aware that there's a 72nd resin model of a Musketeer from Aero-Modelle in the Netherlands, that has 72nd drawings (at least they fit the published dimensions of length and wingspan) that puts the span of the tailplane at a scale 10' 9" … which at a quick glance, seems a bit big for an aircraft the size of the Musketeer. However, maybe that is the correct span, I dunno. So … can anyone enlighten me as to the definitive span for the CT-134 Musketeer's tailplane? For those more in tune to modelling General Aviation subjects, and not familiar with the Canadian Air Force designation, the CT-134 Musketeer (according to on online source.) was based on the 1971 model B23 Beechcraft Musketeer, while the CT-134a was based upon the Beechcraft C23 Sundowner. Scott
  11. He doesn't really … does he? :-) The RCAF is interesting when one gets into the history. BTW, that link is an interesting read. Scott
  12. Jack, in answer to your question … yes it does, from a different perspective and in a little more detail But what I would take away from that (it ties in with the original question, Chris) is that there was no time for re-painting the silver-doped undersides of the Hurricanes originally brought from Canada by 1(F) Squadron, RCAF - in the RAF's 1939 cam - to the UK prior to them being transferred back to the RAF and replaced by the new metal-winged Hurricanes on June 30. That was implied by Carl's timeline and re-enforced by the one you provided with the entry for June 25. Scott
  13. In the case of BCATP aircraft, it was a case of 'simplicity rules' …. no winches. Just drag/tow & release after you're done. PM me. Scott
  14. I stand corrected with my assertion that all the fabric-winged Hurricanes of 1(F) Squadron, RCAF only had silver doped undersides. As Jim says, that was 100% true while the Squadron was in Canada, but while he stated they certainly were repainted in the UK, I reserve judgement on that - and stated that there was no photographic proof (I was aware of) that stated otherwise. Guess what? Photographic proof has been uncovered proving at least 1 (it happens to be the one that arrived in the UK back with the Squadron, after the RAF "swap") did in fact receive a Sky underside. I just got an email from Jim (AirJiml2) with a photo - that he admitted that he had to dig deep to find - of a fabric-winged Hurricane I (RCAF serialled 323 - note it's significance from one of my posts above) with a Sky bottom. Jim theorizes from it's appearance that it was taken after the Squadron actually began ops - which would place it sometime post Aug. 18, 1940. I'm hoping that he'll post the email along with the photo. However, I maintain that doesn't prove the other Hurricanes brought over to the UK by 1(F) Squadron, RCAF on June 20, 1940 - were repainted in any way from their factory-applied 1939 RAF camouflage prior to them being transferred back to the RAF in after June 25/early July 1940. IMO, until more proof surfaces, we have to assume that they retained their silver dope undersides. Scott
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