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  1. Hi Dave The best I can offer is the two pics and small diagrams on page 176 and 177 of David Mondey's Concise Guide to British Aircraft of WW2, ISBN 600 34951 9-Aerospace Publishing Ltd 1982. It appears Mk 1 and 2 had the RR Kestrel XXX and Bristol Mercury XX engines respectively (this had a similar nose shape to the Hurricane), while the Mk 3 had the Pratt and Whitley Wasp Junior engine and had a similar look to the Martinet as you mention. The Master was, however primarily a trainer, a two-seater, although a few were converted to fighters, but never used in that role. I will happily scan and send the two pages if that may assist you - email me on traumadoc2 AT gmail.com
  2. There are SAAF museum experts on the forum who may have more info. Tim
  3. Hi all I discovered why "No stock/Sold out" when I asked about it - none of the UK sellers post to South Africa, So will have to go without. (Also the Rand-Pound exchange rate is a killer - almost 20 rand for a pound!) My luck Tim
  4. Pity - Justin from Bookworld replied to my query to say "sold out" and to try Paul; Meekens books as he sold a large number to them. Tim
  5. There are pictures of a fake bow wave on one or two of the Corvettes used in the Med during 41-43 as well.
  6. You could email me too - traumadoc2 AT gmail.com Tim
  7. Hi all Found some pics and a potentially useful book - maybe helpful? @Olmec Head: PM me and I will share - cannot seem to post pictures into the text-post and I do not have Flickr or similar. Tim
  8. Hi all Chatted to our in-house expert Eric at the Durban IPMS meeting tonight (yes, we are back to in-person meetings). He suggested not to look too far off the norm - he suggests a book that may help and will look up the aircraft once I send him the squadron code. He said it is unlikely to be any color than yellow leading edges and a dark red around the guns, similar to other Spitfires. He is not aware of any SAAF spits having a scheme different to the AM requirements. Will revert once I have more feedback from him. Tim
  9. Has anyone considered asking the SAAF museum or the local SAAF experts in South Africa (Murray Baxter and co, or Ettiene - he is on this Forum) Tim
  10. Mostly British AFV's had indeed a white internal colour except for items that would be externally visible (turret flaps etc.). A few were silver inside. The experts will define which had what colour. Tim
  11. Not sure if there are any there, but try Pat Ware's series of "images of War" magazines???
  12. So true Badger, so true - the Freathy book is a major one!
  13. Yep - Dan Taylor stuff or the other supplier is Milicast Models from Scotland, who also sell Dan's products for him. Tim
  14. In the top picture the breadown truck is more likely the Mack or Diamond T given the shape of the crane jib. Tim
  15. If I remember correctly the only "pennants" routinely used were the boat numbers - other signals were by light-flashing or semaphore Regards Tim
  16. Hi Dave Now that I have context - give me till the weekend then I can scan the articles and send to you. Tim
  17. Love the website @SquireBev thanks for the hard work. Tim
  18. Hi Never built one myself, but heard good things about Wespe in general. Resin is rein! Tim
  19. We had a kit (Airfix Kittyhawk) my son built and the entire thing went all frosty once the Humbrol matt coat dried - had to sand it and start again. Not a perfect result, but did improve the look. Not sure why it did this - it was a new bottle. Tim
  20. Hi all To my eye the Tamiya "Buff" is the closest I have got to LS61, Not sure of other's experiences in that regard. May have been the South African LS61 version used in WW2 was slightly lighter than the UK one? Tim
  21. Ettienne who runs that site is a member on here as far as I know0 Tim.
  22. Hi all Yes, MavDecals are the South African go-to producer of SAAF decals. Can be a little brittle at times, so gently with the applications. Tim South Africa.
  23. Francis I have a book on landing craft lying around somewhere - I think it includes basic plans. PM me and maybe I can email you the relevant pages. Tim
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