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  1. Lovely John , just lovely ! . ( How do the drivers keep the tyres so clean ? ) . Don .
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    Late seventies ? , welcome from an eighty- seven year old , still modelling , still asking questions . Don .
  3. Received the kit today , had a close look at the wing and apart from the inboard leading edge problem , the outboard leading edge looks too bulbous . so I`ve ordered the Tamiya one from Hannants as a donor airframe , `can use the pilot and nav . figures in the cockpit too . Sod the expense , I`ll get the mark I want . Don .
  4. Thanks guys , and Elger your build of fitting the HK forward fuselage to the Tamiya airframe , although expensive , looks good ! . You`ve set me thinking ! . The only mosquitos I saw back in the early `50 s when I was in the RAF were TT 35s , I think the clear nose was just a little bit deeper , a little bit further back than is depicted in the kit , making it longer . but that`s something to look at when I receive the kit in a day or two . Don .
  5. Many thanks Jerry , that hits the nail right on the head ! .The only problem appears to be the curvature of the wing leading edge above the rad intakes , hopefully this can be " fettled " in the build . Thanks again Colin . Don .
  6. Thanks Colin , it is the difference in the kit parts I`m interested in as the pic of the BIX / XVI is not very clear , presumably shown from the box top . Don .
  7. What`s the difference between the two HK Mosquito kits apart the markings ? , can anyone tell me please . Don .
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    Welcome Paul , your figure painting is just incredible . Thanks for showing ! . Don .
  9. You could be right , but I don`t recall seeing a Military Landrover until I got back to Blighty . By then they were in widespread use . The first Champ I saw , complete with schnorkall ( ? ) , was from the RNAS Hal Far , but that was in Navy blue . Our CO. was issued with a brand new Vanguard pick-up it too was in desert scheme but somewhat darker than our sun bleached QL and MW . `Didn`t have it long though , wrote it off in a smash ! . Don .
  10. I got to Egypt in late `53 and the vehicles were all still all in desert scheme . the most predominant types ,I think were Bedford QLs and MWs . From there I was posted to Malta and the vehicles were the same there . At about the same time we saw the arrival of the then new Standard Vanguard pick -ups and Austin Champs which seemed to replace the ageing Jeeps in most cases . Don .
  11. I don`t know what state they would be in , but the Spitfire had only two flap positions , full up and full down . They weren`t used for take-off . Don .
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    Hello Andrei , and welcome ! , I get the C96 bit ,I have one with buttstock , only it`s the 1912 model . Don .
  13. I`m currently building all the parts for the working suspension . Most interesting and occupying ! . I think AFV Club must have copied the vehicle workshop manual , judging by the number of parts . Don .
  14. I built the Revel 1/32nd kit when it first came out , can`t fault it . I still have it . Fitted it with two x 1 ton " Herman " bombs and racks from MDC . If you go for this kit I would suggest the Eduard canopy masking sheet , unless you have much more steadier hands than my old paws ! Don .
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