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  1. "Not convinced that the dayglo one is RR299, looks to be another TT.35 which did carry dayglo." Alas, you could be right. Another project stalled before the box is opened. Always nice to hope though. I will try to locate when and where the photo was taken for a wide angle view.
  2. This is the most I've got to go on. A scan from the corner of a printed image: https://imgur.com/qspRZVV Surely someone out there have a better picture? Failing that, other possible contenders: again I need crash photos, are of T.III's VA892 and LR520, both came to grief landing at Wigsley in 1951.
  3. Thank You for that. I was musing a T.III conversion on the 1/24th kit. Something silver and yellow bands, or silver and dayglo stripes if I can find photographic proof that RR299, the Bae Mosquito, ever carried them. ( Coded HT-E, RR299 was the airshow stalwart until it crashed in July 1996.) Cockpit photos of the above machine are common, but not the area behind. Was it just bare?
  4. Here's a Q I have: What was the radio setup for the T. III trainer? I suspect that Gee wasn't fitted, because it wouldn't be needed, a map would suffice, nor the long distance TR1154/5 morse sets familiar from the Lancaster etc. Some kind of voice system, to talk to air tragic would be useful. VHS? Just what was behind those seats? Anyone got a pic please?
  5. I remember that. Somewhere between Little Hautbois and Coltishall. ISTR that it ended up between the road and the river. A 6 Sqn. machine. 1983-5ish. Made it into 'Air Clues'. Or is my memory faulty?
  6. I quite fancied making a model of '80' for years. Was it two-tone green/brown uppers or just green? I liked the high-demarcation soft Sky overspray and lots of dust. I read somewhere years ago that it was alluded this was the craft he was lost in, in some over priced French photo-journalism book. Then it turned out it wasn't. The wreckage is natural metal.
  7. To be fair, there are different kinds of asbestos, none exactly benign but some more toxic that others. Most, if not all products are reasonably benign if you don't drill, file or sand them. I gather that these were impregnated with a resin binder. I'm not Airframes, but I never saw a Jaguar tank being worked on. The revetments around Coltishall had stacks of drop tanks, in slatted wooded stillages, their contents covered in moss, waiting for WW3. I wonder when they were removed? Probably when excercises like Tacevals were abandoned and the barbed wire cleared post 1990.
  8. Dabs of gloss black paint. Try a little talc in the mix if too runny.
  9. Thank You for the photo on Wednesday TimB. You don't happen to know its serial by chance. (3 Sqn GR.3, 1984, coded AW)
  10. Does this help for 626 Sqn? From Air-Britain's Lancaster File. https://imgur.com/7IxXxXt
  11. Thanks for that. My image posting mojo has left me.
  12. This might help, from "Lancaster Classic Aircraft No. 6 Their history and how to model them" Neville Franlkin and Gerald Scarborough, PSL, 1979. The kitography is way out of date, but still a worthwhile read for anything Lanc. https://imgur.com/a/5lMgyiF https://imgur.com/tdKxFeB
  13. I have always cursed our squadron Adj. for not listing the serial or code to my first flight (Newton 20/5/72) though I have WK591 "Y" on 17/11/72. Also WD286 (AEF Bicester) WK640 and WK480. Nice to have ones 3822 readily to hand.
  14. Shorten the nose at the firewall. By about 3/8th of an inch or thereabouts (You can check online) Alter the prop to 3 blades. Make a tubular oil cooler in place of one of the rads Alter armament, wheel hubs and exhaust to suit. To be honest, buy the Revell Mk. II and chop out of it what you want. The first Mk.IX's were converted from Vs at Hucknall, early 1941. Just work backwards.
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