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  1. Thank you @Corsairfoxfouruncle ! @LDSModeller Hi Alan, I'm glad there is some interest in this airplane: it is quite confusing to sort through all the variations and you just showed in a few images the main ones. I plan to do it in the first Red Chequers livery as per your first image, later yellow/black colors are ruled due to being CT-4Es. Anyway, before speaking of painting schemes I discovered there is quite some work ahead. @Rob S pointed me in the right direction noting that the fuselage is way too narrow, unfortunately he is right and a quick check with images of
  2. Hello, this is a late entry for a subject very rarely seen built in modelling forums. I had this kit in my stash for nearly twenty years and I thought this could be the right chance to finally build it. Let's start with an overview of the box contents: The package is really rich, but coming to the really important things you need a good stomach! On top of this I have two fantastic canopies, still perfectly transparent after all this time but... badly crushed! Unfortunately the flimsy box did nothing to protect them and when I received t
  3. Thank you @Rob S for your comment: I quickly checked a few images of the real plane and sadly you are right! @Corsairfoxfouruncle I will open a thread soon: despite the difficulties I'm going to take the challenge, thank you for your suggestions.
  4. The resin blades should be in a black resin different from the rest of the kit: it is a stiffer type and very robust, similar to nylon.
  5. Hello to everyone, I would like to enter a late contribution to this excellent group build. I have in my stash an old Tasman kit of this indigenous trainer which I'd like to build: I think this is a good occasion to give it a chance, though I found nearly nothing over the internet about its buildability. I know it is very short-run and some modelling skills is needed, but I would like to be warned in advance of any pitfalls: I will have to remedy for both canopies crushed and if there are other obstacles ahead I doubt I will finish it in time. Waiting for your opinions, thank you!
  6. Hello Bob, Some years ago I thought exactly along the same lines when I ordered four decal sheets from Drawdecal (USA). Upon receiveing the envelope I had to pay custom duties and VAT as per any standard parcel. I was very disappointed because there's no other sales channel for those decals and I ended up paying them more than doble the list price due to expensive postage+duties+VAT, but I cannot blame Greg for doing all the correct declarations: it is his own business and if he doesn't feel like breaking a little the rules to please the customer I can't complain. I think the same g
  7. Nearly: I bought the special sheet produced by IPMS Austria from Meteor Productions in the USA, maybe 15 years ago. Then I started a low priority search for the Classic Plane kit and only a few months ago I casually found it at a local model event! Thank you all for your contributions, seems I'll have to scratchbuild those seats after all !
  8. Hi all, I'd like to build an old Classic Plane 1/72 kit of the Turbo Porter with this special scheme: I know the usual seating arrangement is for a number of folding seats with a very complicated web structure, though I read that when in Austrian AF use it was used mainly for parachuting. I guess in that case the interior would be much different to save space, maybe a bench along the cabin wall or something similar, though I can't find any fitting image on the web. Could anyone with direct experience on the plane give me some advice? Thanks a
  9. Great, thank you Dana! Hope to post in RFI the finished images soon. Cheers, Fabio
  10. Hi Dana, thanks for all those details: I was mislead thinking of an early production P-40 because Detail & Scale 61 gives that identification. Now I understand why it has a one-off bulged tail wheel fairing! I'll see what I can do for the arrowhead marking, It would give additional character to colour scheme I really love. Just one more question, if I may: what would be the radio aerial installed? Two wires from fin to wingtip as in the P-36? Cheers Fabio
  11. Hello, I'm currently finishing the Airfix 1/72 P-40B in this very early natural metal livery: http://warbirdsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Xp_40.jpg Not finding anymore images I'm wondering about the correct markings: I see one small 'MD11' above the underwing 'ARMY' and I guess this should be under both wings, right? Going with the markings I saw on P-36s I think there should be also a bigger 'MD11' above the left wing. Any suggestion is welcome, thank you!
  12. In 1/144 Welshmodels did a complete resin kit a few years ago: http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MT23.html http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MT24.html The site says it is "temporarily sold out" though I don't know when it will be available again, maybe better ask the owner if you are interested.
  13. Thank you Patrick, not only for identifying the first antenna but also explaining its purpose and functioning, always nice to know. Knowing what to look for, now I found similar devices in other RCAF planes: Canadair C-4 http://silverhawkauthor.com/images/site_graphics/Aircraft/Aircraft---Canada/Canadair-C-5-North-Star--Experimental-and-Proving-Establishment--26-July-1949---MIKAN-No--3584272.jpg Canso http://silverhawkauthor.com/images/site_graphics/Aircraft/Aircraft---Canada/Boeing-Canada-Canso-A-RCAF--Serial-No--11005-.jpg It was also used in the much old
  14. Hello, I have a query for Labrador aficionados, no, not the dogs.... I'm speaking of the Canadian Boeing Vertol V-107, especially in its earliest form when it still wore the original livery in red, and blue. I'm putting the finishing touches to a model I built here for the Helicopter / Autogyro / STOVL GB and I got curious about the strange aerials just behind the cockpit. Those on the left are simmetrical and can be seen in the first few years of service (late '60s - early '70s) while the strange plate came later and I think is only on the left side (on the right there would
  15. Sorry to say that progress was null on this build... At least the "relaxing" Labrador is finished!
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