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  1. I would recommend you download Irfanview. It is freeware and has all the functionality you need for re-scaling images. peebeep
  2. Some kits provide the inner framing as thin decal strips to be applied inside the canopy. You could make your own decal or simply paint the transparency. For the undercarriage your best bet would be to 'borrow' some legs from an Airfix or Tamiya kit. IIRC the Revell kit parts do not depict the tubular framework that is part of the door retract mechanism. peebeep
  3. Contact Paul at little-cars.com for Bare Metal decal paper. If you have an inkjet printer then you need inkjet paper. Scaling images depends on which program you are using to manipulate the image, some will do it as a percentage, others you will need to do it by a proportional reduction in pixels. peebeep
  4. Contact Paul at little-cars.com, he has Bare Metal decal paper for ink jet printing, which is good stuff. It's best to print on white to get correct colour density, if you print on clear film you will still need a white backing. Use a heavy ink setting, let it dry completely, then spray with Klear or Micro liquid decal film. The instructions say you can brush on the over coat, but if you do you will risk smudging the ink. I've been thinking about drawing up some artwork for 74 Sqdn machines as there seems to be a lot of interest in it, maybe after Telford. peebeep
  5. I don't have all my references to hand, but I'm pretty certain that the aft glazing is common to all versions. Confusion stems from the narrow tubular framework being on the inside. These pics hopefully help: peebeep
  6. Because they make lots of money out of them? Horses for courses marketing as I see it, but it is very annoying if you're only interested in the kit and not the Little Johnny paints, cement, brush etc. peebeep
  7. I read somewhere that the 'D' wing was relocated slightly aft to allow for C of G variation due to the removal of the upper part of the rear fuselage. The wing root fillet encloses some engine gubbins, so the forward position was retained. Sounds plausible. peebeep
  8. Great model and very nice picture of Duxford! peebeep
  9. How about getting hold of a good old fashioned spring bow compass with an ink attachment? It could be modified into a blade and you'd be able to cut pretty small circles. peebeep
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    The PRU blues haven't been out for all that long, maybe your Antic's haven't caught up yet? They'd be daft not to stock it if they're selling Airfix Spitfire XIX's. peebeep
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    John, those links don't appear to be working properly (for me at least). Keith, your paint charts are out of date, PRU Blue is definitely available from Humbrol. Try this link. peebeep
  12. Anything that's got a good dollop of isopropyl alcohol in it, or pure ipa. I use window cleaner and it works a treat. peebeep
  13. Very nice 109 Ian. It is quite normal to see the slats deployed on the ground as they are spring loaded and pop back into the wing under aerodynamic loading, the amount of pressure required being quite low. They pop out at low airspeeds to delay the break up of flow across the aerofoil and Eric Brown records in one of his books that this could be quite disconcerting in a tight turn, as they could operate assymetrically. On the ground I believe they have to be locked shut for the wing to be 'clean'. peebeep
  14. Bill, there's not really a lot to choose between the three 1/72 kits. I've a soft spot for Frog kits and their Swordfish is not at all bad and has the bonus of offering a floatplane option. OTOH the Matchbox has the radar housing. If you can find one (might be difficult), the Co-operativa boxing of the Frog kit comes with some very useful looking PE and resin bits. If you can find somebody willing to split their set then the Airfix Club FAA Edition comes with some very nice decals. The kit itself is fairly typical early 1960's Airfix, although it was tarted up at some stage and scrubs up quite well with a bit of TLC. If I can dig them all out I will try and get some sprue shots up. peebeep
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