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  1. Bit more of a quick update 'Keep off, areas done. Crew names & stencils next i think, CT
  2. Oops minor error with the shape of the above intake decals, Corrected version is on the right. both now corrected, now a happy CT
  3. A little more progress with the decals tonight, I've redrawn the Keep off areas from those on the Airfix decal sheet to something that more represents those on XH304. Ive changed the shape slightly on some, changed the text font and size and of course they are now black. Here is XX304 And the changes I'll get them printed soon, just have a black cartridge that keeps blocking to sort out first. Regards CT
  4. Would look like a menacing meatbox. Think he meant the RR Meteor engine a derivative of the Merlin for AFVs https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Meteor
  5. Thanks I was wondering if a mk IX would be appropriate for a mkV. I'll have a look.
  6. Im planning to build the shuttleworth collections Spitfire Vc AR501 from the Airfix new tool 1/72 Spitfire Vc, I belive this kit has the parts to make a clipped wing version with a normal air filter. What I also need is a six stack exhaust for it, does anyone havecany recommendations for an after market exhaust? Thanks Mark CT
  7. A little work tonight CFS badges went on and the underwing XH3 decal replaced, The photos show the decal to be very proud of the surface that isn't the case in reality I think its the single light source being 90° from the camera, anyway have some Micro Set doing its work on it as I type. Next I need to draw the No step areas these are the same basic shape as the ones on the Airfix sheet with a couple of differences mainly text positioning and font and they are black not red. I'll use a scan of the Airfix sheet as a starting point and get drawing t
  8. Hopefully will finish the CFS badge tonight. I need to do the crew names. There are 2 names on each side does anyone know if it would be the same names on each side? Ie pilot & crew chief on both sides or would they be different on each side ie 2 pilots names on the left & 2 crew members on the right? I have the crew names for its final flight printed but if there were other names does anyone know what they were back in 1986? Thanks CT
  9. What? Your my mentor Ste, I'm following your lead laggardly ? Oh no another big word I'm going to have to look up. Decal paper & Microscale decal film at the ready Nice pictures thanks for those Rob So I've knocked up the serials and applied them to the wing, Masking tape is to get them 90° to the longitudinal axis and all aligned as they are split around the main gear doors. The XH3 on the left wing seems to have gained a stretched X so I'll replace that decal. In preparation for the CFS bad
  10. Very nicely done and good surface finish, Excellent attention to detail with the double row of fasteners on top of the engine cowl built 3 of this kit a year a go so I know its issues. good job Mark
  11. Hasn't six years gone fast, time I did a bit more on this, The build originally got put on hold as I had found out that a decal company (since defunct) had decals for the vintage pair in the pipeline, It had been confirmed to me by the owner. I was asked not to spill the beans on the project to which I kept my word. So I put the build on hold and waited, and waited, and waited some more. The company made their announcement then I waited a bit more. and the rest is history. the decals never materialised. I build other stuff in the mean time but never really got back to this or
  12. Could try putting a post on the wanted section and specifying the parts needed.
  13. Good point, I'm using a HP ENVY 5540 printer, this seems ok with it.
  14. Never had it jam or come off (touch wood), I just use Tamiya tape, and only one piece on the upper/leading edge these days.
  15. Try these:- https://www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk/decals/train-decals/stripes-0-25-9mm-train-decals/
  16. Imagine your real world item is 2cm cube made from metal 2cm x 2cm x2cm is 8cm³ Your 1/2 scale model of this cube is also made from the same metal and is 1cmx1cmx1cm = 1cm³ 1/2 the scale but 1/8 the volume. volume equates to weight.
  17. Invest in some microscale decal film. I have tried a variety of varnishes and this beats them all hands down. Simply brushed on. Leaves no brushmarks and self levels. Perfect.
  18. The difference is cubed. So your Fw190 is 4900kg X1000 to convert it to grams = 4,900,000g Divided by 32÷32÷32 = 149.536 as you have already done So 149grams Short cut is divide by 32768 that is (32×32×32) Or an even better short cut is divide by 32.768 and that will give you a scale weight in grams from a real world weight in kg. For 1:48 scale 48×48×48=110592 For 1:24 scale 24×24×24=13824 For 1:72 scale 72×72×72=373248 Hope this helps CT
  19. Four Mustangs from the Mustang group build Mustang Mk III from No. 315 Polish Squadron flown by Squadron leader Eugeniusz Horbaczewski at RAF Brenzette Scale 1:72 Kit Academy P51B Decals from Academy Kit Paint MRP Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK weathering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy mask. Little lens landing light Scratch built Landing cover from OHP film, Ariel from 0.1mm nickel rod WIP RFI threads Mustang P51B 43-12214 Rebel Queen f
  20. These are sold as Dental Vacuum forming machines perfect for small parts such as canopys, had one for a few years UK seller https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dental-Molding-Former-Thermoforming-Vacuum-Forming-Material-Machine-220V-UK/223769090638 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Excellent-Quality-Forming-Machine-Equipmem/dp/B00ZTZNCRO
  21. Red Bull Mig 17 NX117BR Flown by the late Bill Reesman in the USA airshow circuit. Aircraft is now in the Planes of fame museum, Chino, CA Kit:- Airfix 1:72 Mig 17F Paints:- MRP, Alclad, Humbrol Satin Cote. Decals:- Ebay cottage industry seller. Stars replaced with smaller ones cut on a Silhouette cutter. After market:- Ejection seat and smoke pods from same seller as decals Master models brass pitot & guns Eduard canopy mask.. Scratch build 3D printed nose pitot, under fuselage antenna, under wing antenna, ejection seat firing handle. Brass
  22. Mustang Mk IV KM262 Dooleybird flown Flt Lt Arthur 'Joe' Doley No.19 Squadron at RAF Acklington 1945 Scale 1:72 Kit Airfix P51D with Freightdog Mustang IV resin conversion Decals inspired from Matchbox kit but used Model Alliance sheet, Roundels from Academy P51B, Overwing roundels & nose checks/spinner airbrushed Stencils from Airfix P51D , Home printed Inkjet decals for propeller logos Paint MRP / Alclad Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK wethering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy ma
  23. Mustang P51B 42-106448 The Hun Hunter 'Texas flown Henry William Brown 334th squadron 355th fighter group at RAF Steeple Morden 1944 Scale 1:72 Kit Academy P51B Decals from Airfix P51B Kit & home inkjet printed, Codes painted Paint MRP Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK weathering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy mask. Little lens landing light Scratch built Landing light cover from OHP film, Canopy door hinges, Aerial & brass tube guns. Part of a quad of Mustangs
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