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  1. All, apparently, now sorted with extras. A good result. Thanks Gary
  2. Hi, I have a small problem finding crosses for above and below the wings on my WNW Fokker DVII. in order to grr one before the sold out I got the Goering boxed but the crosses don’t have a white surround, not unless you include the complete airframe ive seached my decal stash and have nothing but do have swapsies from my Albatross ‘Bavarians’ and some left over from a Gnome Sopwith pup and the Le Rhone camel. I also have some Aeromaster 1/48 which I know are 20+ years old but if you can use them I have Dr1 and Alb Dv i just need four crosses
  3. And just for help http://memorial.flight.free.fr/Strutteruk.html
  4. Including the Memorial Flight Association on if I remember correctly
  5. I do have to declare an interest in Aviation Historian. The managing editor is a friend of over 30 years and was one of my Best Men when I got married. I also wrote a LOT for Aeroplane when he was in charge. However I agree that it is perfect for the niche it has found. I could get more coverage from Flypast or Aeroplane but I don’t think they have the gravitas of AH.
  6. What happened there?
  7. I found a pilot but he had two left arms i did remember i have remains of the ground support set which includes some pilot figures. you clan have them in the same deal as I got them. A donation for Macmillan or any other good cancer charity and they are yours
  8. I am doing one from the Lifelike sheet. I was going to do the Memorial Flight one but I had a nice month in a hospice and cane out just wanting to finish one without too much faff, too much faff he says and then starts (wrongly) five colouring it ans adding all those bas**** rib tapes. They were easy on my 1:1 scale Rearwin Cloudster but in 1/32....... I’ll put some photos up for general derision later but it has been hard getting back to modelling. I can’t get upstairs to where I used to do it so we have had to rejig the tiny room on this floor. the good b
  9. I may have one. It depends on if it has the requisite number of arms.
  10. I was using the faded five colour and I have just finished the covering. I have a tiny amount left but it is lucky I don’t have to cover the tail.
  11. Well, I can *just* manage to get the covering out of two packs and don’t need to buy a third but that is only because I am not covering the tail (Jasta Boelke, black and white divide) now to let it harden and do all those rib tapes......
  12. melvyn hiscock

    Frustration

    All the time I was recently in hospital manfully avoiding my imminent death (much closer to the truth than the flippancy of that remark might suggest) I was anxious to get back to my WNW DVII. I was going to do this in the colours of the Memorial Flight one, but decided to take an easier route and do one from a Lifelike sheet. I bought lozenge and found there was not enough for a complete airframe so bought another sheet (kerching). now, being fit enough to have moved ahead I have started wallpapering it and guess what?, TWO SHEETS do not give enough to cover the whole airf
  13. Thanks for this. It is a great help.
  14. Yes thanks, I’d found the top one. The main cockpit is ok, it is the radio and nav station behind I’m after
  15. Hi Since I am slowly getting towards the completion of my WNW DVII, my hypothetical PR Spitfire to illustrate a magazine article is in primer (can I brush Vallejo or should I spray with distilled water) I thought it was about time I started thinking and the next project. youncan tell by this that I am improving slightly health wise. So the intention is Trumpeter C47 OOB except for rudder and wheels, as ZA947, our much beloved BBMF Dak. I will be doing the panel in grey, as it is now, and can find some pictures of the cockpit but I have nothing on the bit bet
  16. Xt of P, if you have not heard from me by next weekend, pm me. Coming out of hospital after a month is pretty busy! happy to help though Melvyn
  17. When I get home from hospice on Tuesday I’ll look to see what I have. Bear with me. I’m making the DVIIF so I think I might be able to help
  18. Hi, i need a jpg copy of side fuselage drawings for Spitfire IX, T9, and high and low back 14/18/19. these are to the the basis of new artwork to illustrate an article on some Spitfire designs that perhaps should have made it. I would use my copy of Dutch Spitfires, but can no longer get upstairs where it is in storage due to my cancer. it is a fun story, bourne out of a conversation between Viv Bellamy and Jeffrey Quill when making BofB in 196* and the story needs airing. these are just for me to scribble on to show the artist, so please help.
  19. It was at the School of Special Flying, at Gosport, where the system of flying training we all use today was pretty well invented. It is worth looking into the work they did (and the lives they saved) under Robert Smith Barry. Instructors were allowed their own aircraft to hone their skills, as if the instructors could not fly to the edge of the envelope, how could they teach pilots to avoid it safely. This Pup was used by Harold Balfour who became Secretary of State for Air in World War Two. It is a great model of a surprisingly significant aeroplane. much better than my
  20. Thanks for the comments. i don’t have a lot of memory about it, which is good, but I do remember on night’s disturbed sleep trying to work out how I am going to be able to mask the DVII Fuselage with the lozenge and the stripes. mostly it was really boring with horrid food and quite a lot of pain. since I have been home (just over two weeks) I’ve been resting, well, not running up and down stairs to make models, and getting the hated index done on the guitar book, which has progressed in my absence with help from some fantastic people who were not only there for
  21. Update. the Hunter build nearly outlived me! i am still waiting for 1/32 white serials but meanwhile spent a few days in intensive care through Sepsis. Luckily I don’t remember a lot about it, but poor Mrs H was called in twice. Not nice. That was about a month ago and all a blur. Recovering slowly and getting the guitar book finished, as it is too close to leave, and then should be able to get back to modelling soon. The WNW DVII was going well and I was about to start drawing masks for my SPAD, the DVII and, of course, I could do the Hunter. The wors
  22. As I slowly grind through The pile of stuff in the bench (just waiting for serials for my Neville Duke Hunter, some masks for my Memorial Flight Spad - which would arrive much quicker if I ordered them, and my Memorial Flight DVII which I am really enjoying) thoughts are going to what next. It will either be the ICM Sea Glad as Faith, or the Trumpeter Swordfish. Both will get done, but I need some help with the Swordfish. I had already decided it will be NF389, the Lee on Solient one, as I grew up seeing this at various air days (third Sat in July). Both ‘389 and LS326 we
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