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  1. Lovely in its fresh looking green and grey - nice! I’ve always had a soft spot for these as my brother was RAF Regiment 2 squadron in the 80s. He used to love ‘em and jumped from many of them before having a collapsed canopy!
  2. I’ve just seen on The Aviationist a 12 Sq Typhoon with bars and badge - is this a one off? Has there been a change of heart about applying squadron markings across the fleet? I hope so....
  3. If you look on the real aircraft, the blades narrow towards the spinner, I think being the earlier type. The blade on your model is wider ( made of wood?). anyway, I wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t been trying to win your challenge! Great model.
  4. Blades! p.s nice spitfire - I prefer the mk V with the earlier roundels like yours.
  5. p.s. Also appreciating the P51b - the malcolm hood looks great.....
  6. Love this! The sheen and the colours look just right. Also, thanks for the photos and link - I was surprised on one of the photos of the real aircraft how poorly fitting some of the panels on the nose were. Re green or blue - definately green. I've read the Dana Bell article and this seems really different to debates on things such as the tone/origin etc of the blue spitfires on Malta which are based on evidence. Dana Bell seems to base his case on little more than wishful thinking (sorry, controversial I know!). Some greens are slightly more blue anyway, an overpaint of some areas
  7. The oil staining near the spinner is just brilliant! I will try to steal that idea myself.... I just wonder about the fading - amazing skill to produce this, but I've never seen an operational aircraft that faded (i've seen A LOT of photos, but perhaps someone will make me eat my words!), except perhaps in the med. The only other time I've seen aircraft that faded is when they have been outside at museums for many, many years without refurbishment. I've definitely seen operational aircraft that dirty, paint peeling, extensively chipped - just not that faded. If it were me (and if I were that
  8. Like it a lot! Especially the very subtle weathering. Very realistic. Like the colour matches for the upper surfaces as well.... I just like it!
  9. Thank you all so much! This have given me loads of books that I can follow up on. Now to start the online search.....
  10. Thank you Graham, much appreciated
  11. Thanks for all the suggestions - they certainly give me something to work on! Graham - if you do happen to come across any more details, particularly the titles of the books from Communist side, that would be really helpful. Thanks again all
  12. Hi all Having just read the novel 'the Hunters' I'm interested in reading more about the air war in Korea, either factual/history or novels. I'm particularly interested in the air-to-air war - F-86v Mig 15, F80, B29/B50 etc. I would be really interested in any recommendations that anyone has..... Thanks in advance.
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    DAF Acrylics

    Thanks for your input gents. Dominik, I've had a look at the Hataka ones but haven't got much information about them as they're so new - they look promising though - has anyone tried them for brushing? How are the colour matches that anyone has tried? Giorgio, I've heard lots of good things about lifecolor paints - I've read that it said that the mid-stone is too yellow (though I've never seen them on a model, so can't say myself) - how did you find the colour match? Thanks again.
  14. ian1485

    DAF Acrylics

    Hi all I'm going to start working on the Airfix P40 new tool in 112 Sq markings and was wondering about paint - acrylics to brush. I've seen a Valejo set of paints for RAF desert aircraft which seems to include what I'd need - any comments on their accuracy? Any alternatives that are recommended? Ideally I don't want to do too much mixing of colours, though adding a drop of this or that I could manage! Thanks in advance
  15. Thanks Graham, I'll have a look at Hannants.
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