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  1. John Thanks very much, very useful. Mike
  2. John Where, pray tell? I have searched in Cold War for buccaneer, markings, even 'canberra kid'. I get nothin'. Mike
  3. Thanks, gents. That confirms my measurements off of some relatively small drawings.
  4. Can anyone confirm the diameters of the fuselage and wing roundels on RN / RAF Buccaneer.
  5. Oh yes it has! Just got home to Ottawa from Telford last night, and we had 6" of snow on the ground waiting for us!
  6. Bill Although the poster was asking about Lancaster decals (which I likely won't reprint) I may be tempted to do the 130 decals in 1/72. Lets take a look at the new kit first. Mike B
  7. Minion Belcher Bits here. Are you talking about 1/72 or 1/48? Those sheets have been redrawn over the years and the current sets do allow those early schemes. Contact me at info@belcherbits.com and I will send you a new set of decals. Mike Belcher
  8. 40,000 feet of tow cable? I'm skeptical.
  9. Sorry, I can assure you that Belcher Bits has nothing (and nothing planned) for this aircraft. Mike Belcher
  10. Well, 1/32 is what I’m looking for so can maybe save you some effort in the long run. Other Lanc stuff coming as well.
  11. I'm looking for information (ideally, drawings, but good photos as well) of the RAF Type D bomb trolley. There were a bewildering variety of bomb trolleys used, and its kind of like hitting a moving target. I know there were at least four marks of the Type C trolley, and I suspect there were several marks of the Type D as well. The Type D was typically seen carrying the 4000 lb cookie. The main chassis was narrower than the wheel track. I have seen photos where the rear axle was a simple tube passing through the main chassis member. I have also seen where the axle was held out from the main chassis by two leaf springs. There were no doubt variations in the front end as well. I understand there were manuals for these. Anybody have them? Please contact me at info@belcherbits.com. Help a new project come to life! Thanks in advance. Mike Belcher
  12. Paul Sorry, you missed it. I had a 1/72 set including a drone carrier, but sold out some time ago. Mike
  13. Three new decal sets from Belcher Bits are now available. They are BD30 RCAF Hercules 1/48, BD31 RCAF Spitfire IX 1/48 and BD32 RCAF Lancaster X 1/48. The Hercules set , like many Belcher Bits decals, includes markings for all periods from when they entered service in 1960 to the present day; from white over natural metal through camouflaged to current overall grey. This is a big airplane and big markings as well; 6 sheets in all. For example schemes and the instruction sheet, please go to my website and see them at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd30.htm The Spitfire sheet draws heavily on schemes illustrated in Rob Bracken's two wonderful books on the Spitfire in Canadian service. It includes 11 different schemes in all, mostly Mk IXs but with a Mk XIV thrown in as well (roll on, Airfix). You can see more information at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd31.htm but to see this decal sheet in action, go to Hyperscale's Plastic Pics and see my friend Randy Lutz's lovely build-up of a couple examples at http://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/two-canadian-spitfires-using-belcher-bits-new-1-48-t500081.html Finally, the Lancaster set includes 6 RCAF Lancaster Mk X; 3 wartime including a VC winner and 3 post-war MR or SAR variants. Another big aircraft, those roundels take up a lot of floor area and this is a 4 sheet set. See it at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd32.htm There are other new resin sets available as well, including a 1/48 Regulus 1 missile kit and a 1/72 Hwasong 15 North Korean ICBM (!).
  14. Three new decal sets from Belcher Bits are now available. They are BD30 RCAF Hercules 1/48, BD31 RCAF Spitfire IX 1/48 and BD32 RCAF Lancaster X 1/48. The Hercules set , like many Belcher Bits decals, includes markings for all periods from when they entered service in 1960 to the present day; from white over natural metal through camouflaged to current overall grey. This is a big airplane and big markings as well; 6 sheets in all. For example schemes and the instruction sheet, please go to my website and see them at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd30.htm The Spitfire sheet draws heavily on schemes illustrated in Rob Bracken's two wonderful books on the Spitfire in Canadian service. It includes 11 different schemes in all, mostly Mk IXs but with a Mk XIV thrown in as well (roll on, Airfix). You can see more information at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd31.htm but to see this decal sheet in action, go to Hyperscale's Plastic Pics and see my friend Randy Lutz's lovely build-up of a couple examples at http://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/two-canadian-spitfires-using-belcher-bits-new-1-48-t500081.html Finally, the Lancaster set includes 6 RCAF Lancaster Mk X; 3 wartime including a VC winner and 3 post-war MR or SAR variants. Another big aircraft, those roundels take up a lot of floor area and this is a 4 sheet set. See it at http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/decals/bd32.htm There are other new resin sets available as well, including a 1/48 Regulus 1 missile kit and a 1/72 Hwasong 15 North Korean ICBM (!).
  15. Re: Different sized air intakes Yes, they are supplied that way and yes, I have seen Lancasters that do not have them like that. I also have seen them as supplied. I'm not sure the reason for two different sizes, but I suspect that it may be a Lancaster Mk X thing, as Garfield Ingram who did such a superb job making the original masters had full access to machines in Canada. If you go hunting for pictures of the Lanc which is part of the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum collection, you can see the different sizes. That machine is an ex-Lanc 10. Since I don't know why they are different, I don't have any idea which machines might have had them and which not. Life is full of mysteries Mike Belcher
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