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    1/72 RCAF and RCN aircraft, but occasionally dabbling in the US Navy and Fleet Air Arm types.

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  1. I have been schooled by the master again! Thank you so much @Carl V for the further input. You have intrigued me with the TT Bermudas, my friend. Maybe something to search for next time I'm in Ottawa. Jim
  2. The RCAF had three Bermudas that were used for "special" testing (aka chemicals and gas) at Suffield, Alberta. Attached are a photo from Facebook and the US Navy archives. Jim
  3. Sorry, not sure why the image is so small. If anyone wants a larger copy, please PM me with an email and I'll send it along. Jim
  4. At least one was uncrated. I think there is also a photo in one of the CANAV books. From IPMS Canada's RT 10-2 (1977!!) @Carl V has been doing this quite a while. Jim
  5. Wow, what an interesting thread. Too bad Mr. Molson didn't tip over P3757 a little more so we could see the gun ports. But I guess after this thread, I'll be using Airfix to build YO-G and not Arma. Thanks for the education guys! Jim
  6. Ugh, and more poor Canadian decals. Luckily in this case, the issues with 116744 are easy to fix, just leave off the wing markings. The earlier CF-5 scheme didn't have any! Jim
  7. Just to be clear all RCAF Sea Hurricanes upgraded to Hurricane XIIA status has their hooks removed. The big question is how many were built with hooks and how many had their hooks removed before conversion. (For example it appears BW835 did not have a hook, but others sure did.) Jim
  8. I'd be interested in one or two. A suggestion with regard to the canopy. Why not just provide a 3d printed canopy that the purchaser could vacuform at home. Would fit will with he I made this in my garage ethos of the project. Jim
  9. Oh, and I like the use of "intended" for the RAF serials. But then I would never disagree with Carl V! Jim
  10. My only comment on 315 is that I've always been confused what is going on in the photo Jack posted. It looks like it is being taped up to paint the leading edge of the wing. I wonder if it is possible that the wing on 315 got dinged at some point and was replaced? And when replaced, they added the serial? This is total hypothesis on my part based on no evidence. Jim
  11. Oh, yes I am aware of the Dora kit, but it sounds like that might be a while off. (But, I do have enough kits to keep me busy until it arrives.) Certainly, I don't want to go down the road Pinback has with the Frog kit. Jim
  12. I think that would be an excellent idea. I'd be interested in a 1/72 Wapiti. Jim
  13. This is a myth that Walker included on his lists, so it is often written as if it is a fact. Here is the data plate for Hurricane 323. They were bought by the Canadian government and the data plate has 323 clearly stamped, as it does its Hawker construction number. No RAF serial cause the RAF didn't buy it! In addition the RCAF record card only lists 323 as a serial. Jim
  14. Scott, You have to be careful with blanket statements, this is not really factual statement. Hurricanes of 1 (F) Squadron RCAF never had anything other than silver undersides in Canada. No question they were sky in the UK. Jim
  15. In either case you would most likely be building a RAF Hurricane so they are painted as Graham states. It is true that 1 (F) Squadron took their pre-war fabric wing Hurricanes with them, but it is unclear how many of them saved with 1 Squadron, and I've only found one definitive picture of an ex-HWE RCAF Hurricane. (This Hurricane had been repainted, I think, and had a three bladed prop installed, but kept the fabric wing.) If you are using the Arma kits, you will be doing one of the RAF birds that re-equipped 1 Squadron when they arrived in the UK. Btw, the RCAF HWE Hurricanes
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