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  1. Seems the best at the moment, from everything I've read on here and which has been recommended to me. I have about 6500hrs in the UK version, so looking for a good representation, this comes with very good reviews. Looking forward to a USCG version, in particular to see the painting/masking work. Good luck @Dads203
  2. Thx 72modeler, appreciated.
  3. Thanks chaps, all appreciated. If I buy the modern Airfix, that will give me G George, the 1980 release with the cookie AND the new one. Brilliant!
  4. Ok, I'd forgotten about Hasegawa, thx for that! New Airfix eh, ok, thank you!!
  5. Gents, Ladies, your thoughts would be well received. I need a 1/72 Lanc, a BI or BIII. I'm pretty sure you guys won't laugh, when I tell you the last one I built was G George, coming home with #1 on fire, thanks to Roy Cross. I admit to having one of those upstairs (it's not a stash, by you guys standards, it's far too small to be a stash..). And the Halifax. And the Stirling... You get the idea... Anyhow, I need a modern kit, who's extra details will distract from the mistakes. So, your recommendations? Is the Revell the winner? Thanks guys, Rick.
  6. 12Jaguar, I never realised the faired in lights were adjustable! Was that a Stirling 'thing', or a common ability on other types? Cheers John, Rick.
  7. The retractable lights allow you to choose the angle of dangle! The wing AoA is obviously very different in the approach and taxying regimes, so this caters for both.
  8. Ian, you have convinced me chap, once again I learn new stuff!
  9. Ok, as I JohnT said, every day is a school day! I'm happy to learn, hope all goes well!
  10. Ok, this is speculation only, but... The forward guy is forward of the nav table. I've never seen any reference to a bench seat, it doesn't make any sense. It would block the already tight passage to the rear of the aircraft (trust me, as I get older, it gets tighter to squeeze through...). I reckon the forward guy is sitting on the Flt Eng fold down chair, in its rear most position. I obviously don't know for certain, it's my best guesstimation! Either way, it's great to watch this build, best of luck with it!!
  11. Err, navigator's bench seat, shared with the bomb aimer? Ok, now I'm lots confused (a common state, no real surprise). I thought the nav had an individual chair, on a swivel mount. The only 'double' seating area we have (PA474) is the 2 seats at the W/Op position, or the rest bunk down the back. Damn, I'm going to have to start looking things up again!
  12. Damn you fella, I never knew they used Hudsons, well you learn something new every day! Looking forward to this, particularly the paint job, as obviously it's not what I'd expect on a Hudson! Best of luck!
  13. Green down the back, black inside turrets and flight deck, as a generalisation.
  14. Our BBMF Dak is currently painted in these colours, in fact she's up today, pilot display practises. Best of luck with this, looking forward to the build!
  15. Ah, now, I fly piston as well! Although N1 rpms on a VC10, versus OAT, could be interesting... Pop, pop, pop, err, sorry skipper! Not me, although admittedly close!
  16. We don't slap pilots. We wouldn't sully our hands, although a pointed verbal rebuke may be in order. Personally, I just pull the control CBs to stop them moving anything....
  17. Johnha, Those aren't Lincoln rudders, they are late pattern Lanc rudders which were also fitted to Lincolns! They first appeared in late '44 I believe, and were fitted to late production Lancs, hence why the BBMF Lanc has them. Now I'm not denying they may have been designed with the Lincoln in mind though!
  18. Ian, ours are silver, but are also the late war version. It has two cores, the forward one holds glycol based coolant, the aft section holds engine oil. I'm away from my books for a while, but I'm presuming the 3 core version you are replicating is 3 cores, side by side, rather than our fwd/aft set up, so, to be honest, I'd be guessing, sorry.
  19. Ian, the 'non retracting bars' are the undercarriage ground locks, when removed they live in cylindrical storage holes in the tail interior. I'd never thought about it, but after a few minutes of hunting, no, I can't see any wartime pics of them in situ, bizarre.
  20. I like to think this site is more than just some plastic and paint, I'm pretty sure it is. Sorry to hear about your friend, a glass raised in salutation, all the best, Rick.
  21. Dogsbody, does your top pic show the FN64 turret, or am I just misreading it?
  22. I have the G George boxing upstairs - remember, one shut down, on fire.... Ah, nostalgia, it's not what it used to be...
  23. Nooooooooooo, for goodness sake don't start the 'yellow spot on the pilot's seat' debate again. Answers range from: Armour plating - a caution of the weight of the item involved. Armour plating - which side is hardened steel. It's magnetic and could affect flight instruments. It's a gas detector circle (no, not even I believe this one..................). Need I go on? Can/Worms - thousands of internet hours have been spent on this, all to no avail. None of the veterans I have met have any idea, including the one and only B2 chap I ever met (Flight Engineer). Next you'll be asking about Luftwaffe interior colours............... Good luck chap, great to see the build, Isaneng.
  24. There are a number of aircraft that entered production with offset nosewheels. You only use nosewheel steering at low speeds (taxying around, start of T/O roll, end of ldg roll) - rudder authority takes over after that, so no huge impact. Having said that, yes, for a short wheelbase, that does seem a bit excessive!!!!
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