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Atom.uk

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About Atom.uk

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  • Birthday 16/12/1957

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    1/72 WW2
    1/144 Civil
    also a/c photography & bird watching

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  1. Atom.uk

    Lancaster bulged bomb bay question

    I read somewhere (no idea where,sorry) that the Tallboy bomb doors worked on bungee cords, that opened from the weight of the bomb then were pulled closed afterwards.
  2. Thank you, that is useful. I also agree with your slogan: 1/72 is the best!
  3. This set will provide the next 4 models that I shall make. I will use the 3 kits included, but each will have a European operator. The P-47 will be French, the P-51 will be RAF (Cheshire, 617 Squadron) and the B-17 RAF (214 Squadron, 100 Group, Bomber Command). The extra kit is an Airfix B-17G which will be made as the Sally B. I have sourced the relevant decals, but I am unsure of the difference between the P-51B & C. Note: I have posted photos before (from Flickr) but I cannot do this now. I will submit the picture later.
  4. Atom.uk

    75th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge GB @20

    I will have to take part in this as December 16th is mybirthday. AT
  5. Atom.uk

    Olive Drab and Neutral Grey paints.

    Thank you HTH, again. AT
  6. Atom.uk

    Olive Drab and Neutral Grey paints.

    Correction. That should read that Leonard Cheshire flew a P-51! Whoops
  7. Atom.uk

    Olive Drab and Neutral Grey paints.

    Thank you, that is a very detailed reply. You are correct in your assumption ref the P-47 and P-51. The P-47 will be a bubble top variant, from late or just after the war, in Armee de l'Air markings. The P-47 will be the one used by Leonard Cheshire of 617 Squadron for target marking. I have decals for it from the xtradecal 617 Squadron set. My intention was to show where the US markings had been on the French P-47, I have not decided on the P-51 although I once read that some RAF aeroplanes used US colours rather than fully replace them. I think I was going to see how the French P-47 looked first. AT
  8. Atom.uk

    Olive Drab and Neutral Grey paints.

    I have some US aeroplanes, a P47 & P51, that I intend to complete as French AF and RAF. I intend to us Humbrol paints, but something slightly different for the areas on the wings and fuselage showing where the US markings have been covered. I am looking for something slightly lighter than the Neutral Grey and slightly darker than the Olive Drab. I do not want to mix colours. Any suggestions?
  9. Atom.uk

    Photographs

    Done it now, thank you.
  10. Atom.uk

    Photographs

    Thank you. I am a member of Flickr so I should be ok. Watch this space!
  11. Atom.uk

    Photographs

    OK, I give up. How do I upload a photograph that is on this i-pad?
  12. Here are a few Lancaster kits waiting to be made. I think there are 21 altogether. From the front, they are: Frog, Airfix (new), Hasegawa, Revell, Revell, Airfix (1979), Airfix (1979), Airfix (1979), Airfix (1979), Airfix (1979, Dambuster version, in masking), Airfix (1979). In the boxes, from bottom to top: Airfix Mk II, Airfix (new) x 2, Hasegawa (contains 2 x Revell Lancasters), Revell (contains a Hasegawa Lancaster). In the box on top are an Airfix (new) and a Revell kit. The almost complete model on the right is a 1979 Airfix. It is completed as the 2 VC winners' aircraft of 582 Squadron. The model on the left is a Matchbox Lancaster. It has never looked right, but I read recently on BM that on the Matchbox Lancaster the wheels are too big, which means I will replace them (in time.....). It will probably be completed as a Canadian Mk X. I have the W. Chorley books on bomber command casualties, so I have been able to identify many of the serial numbers needed for the builds. It may take some time. Photograph to follow, when I figure out how to add it! Yay, dunnit.
  13. Atom.uk

    Identity of Lancaster

    Thank you. The site you gave has the identity of R5543 as QR-T.
  14. Atom.uk

    Identity of Lancaster

    The 2nd you, above, should read "your". The Lancaster was on a Coastal Command operation. I have found references on the Internet, but not the code letter. I intend to make a model of it, with the Ju88 that was also lost in the engagement.
  15. Atom.uk

    Identity of Lancaster

    Thank you for you response. I shall try that.
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