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  1. I seem to recall that the B-26G had the wing incident angle changed by 3 degrees to help with landing attitude. My question is this: Where was the center of rotation for changing the angle? In my way of thinking there could be four points that the change could be made from. Leading edge ( least likely since photos would seem to indicate a different location where it meets the fuselage between the two models) Front wing spar ( most likely in my mind ) rear wing spar or trailing edge I ask because I am formulating a plan to alter a monogram kit to a B-26G but the location of the pivot point potentially will make a huge difference in approaching the changes necessary . So does anyone have any input on where the pivot point should be?
  2. Thanks to all who replied. I have decided to go with clear covers and colored bulbs/ lenses since I have found proof of this set up on Series I aircraft as in the pictures above. Does anyone have a close up of the museums TT Mk.V wingtip? I am now trying to find out which side the bulb protrudes from under the clear cover.
  3. Nachtwulf

    Nose art

    Hmm, that's a tough one.... Any clue what the hole in the cowl is for just above the bomb tail fins? I've never seen that before, but then again I've never looked for it either. It does appear to have an early Curtis prop.
  4. Let me go on record as saying that none of my firsts that you mentioned turned out as good as what you've done there.
  5. And here is another JN with clear covers. At least they look clear to me. https://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-content/gallery/uk/raf/tempest/Tempest_Mk_V_JN766_486_Castle_Camps_feb44.jpg
  6. Hmmm, Just a thought,but could it depend on which factory made them? The pics I provided show JN serial numbers and clear covers while the EJ serial has tinted covers. And whats with the gun ports? Not yet installed? Oh, wait, maybe just a rag stuffed in the port.
  7. I had found another picture last night showing a line up of Mk.V's on the ramp at the factory which clearly showed clear covers but I can't find it now!
  8. Are the wingtip light on the Tempest Mk. V clear covers with a colored bulbs or colored covers with a clear bub? I have seen black and white photos that seem to suggest both, but I thought I'd seek advice from those with more knowledge.
  9. Excellent! I too had heard a lot of negative press on this kit.Your build is inspiring! Great paintwork!
  10. Nachtwulf

    Research trouble

    Ortho chromatic B&W film will cause this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthochromasia
  11. Thank you to all who replied to my post! Barring further direction, I will paint them red. I may also paint the hat in camo as I assume they would only want the red to show when deployed. .......... the things modelers obsess about, sheeesh.
  12. Very good information! Thank you for the time and effort. You've given Spitfire nuts much to contemplate. Oh, and your Airfix Spit looks outstanding! Looking forward to more !
  13. Looking good! I like the subtle shade variations very much. I have always sprayed Alclad without a primer base. As long as you have the right balance of air pressure and paint volume it works great! What pressure were you shooting at? I usually use @ 12psi and I barely have to open up the needle.
  14. I still can't see any OV-10's. I see what appears to be an O-2 Skymaster . Could someone please point out the Bronco's before I go to the eye doctor?
  15. Does anyone know what color the gear down indicators on top of the wing are supposed to be? I would assume they would be a contrasting color to the camo, but I have yet to find anything definitive.
  16. That was strange! I hadn't even noticed till I read your post. Then it seemed like they were turned suddenly!
  17. Very nice! Such an attractive model! Did you encounter any issues?
  18. Nicely done! Did it fly in this livery? I bet it would have blended well with the sky.
  19. I read somewhere that this version of Voodoo had the wing altered to be thicker at the root than the stock wing. I'll see if I can find it.
  20. Wrong or not who cares? The burden of proof is on the naysayer to show what it really is. I think you did a smashing job! Dale
  21. I've always liked the look of a P-47 on the ground with the flat drop tank. You did a great job! Dale
  22. Just a thought. Could the writing be a list of items already removed from the aircraft? You know, like guns, ammo, gunsight, oxygen tanks, etc. Dale
  23. I agree about the tape, red or white, however this is what I was referring to.
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