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About DennisTheBear

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  • Birthday 11/27/1965

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    Townsville, Australia
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    Late interwar military aircraft, World War II military aircraft, especially RAAF types, early jets.

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  1. DennisTheBear

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    Do not, I plead and beg of you, use that 'C' word in front of me! Ba HUMBUG!!!! DennisThe(not so jolly)Bear
  2. Thanks @Ed Russell. If'n my local library can get a copy in (or has one for that matter) great, but alas budget considerations can stretch to can of Humrol enamel paint but no further. DennisTheBear
  3. Thanks @Ed Russell. Useful information there, I'll have to visit my local library after returning from a short break overseas next month. DennisTheBear
  4. Want to add that I love @Nick Millmansite!! Professional, knowledgable and just fascinating for those needing some guidence for Japanese aviation. DennisTheBear
  5. Thank you @Ratch, I may just do that. I'm plannung to do a series of builds focusing on the air war over Australia, as well as some that flew from the various bases in North Queensland. Any unit, colour, or marking info will eventually go into these builds. DennisTheBear
  6. Thanks @Seahawk, I was reading the Aiation of Japan website and saw that. I can stretch the budget for a tin of it, if it is in stock locally. DennisTheBear
  7. And the research continues. After actually looking for the right thing online it appears that Saburo Shindo survived the war. This is encouraging for my soon to start build, as I will assume that Lieutenant Shindo took part in the raid. Whether he flew the same aircraft as depicted on the Airfix painting guide I don't know. For the purposes of my build I am going to assume that he did, in fact, fly this aircraft unless someone can confidently contradict this. Now it is time to think about what paints to use. As I have a limited selection of mostly Humbrol paints it is time to delve more deeply into the vast collective resource that is Britmodeller, and stand (or perch cawing stridently) on the shoulder of giants to peer at the expanse of information regarding early war IJN aircraft colours. DennisTheBear
  8. Thanks for that @dalea. The markinh system of the IJN associated air arm are a mystery to me. I've read that all 4 of the carriers thay were pary of the Pearl Harbour attack took part in the first air raid on Darwin. It was, however, 2 months after Pearl Harbour so thete might have been some attrition in that time. As I'd rather not buy anymore AM decals I'm looking to either use the kit decals whole or to minimally change them to represent one of the Darwin raiders. DennisTheBear
  9. Hello all! Apologies if I or anyone else has asked the following question before (if so put it down to a senior moment). Looking to a future build after I finish off the models on my worktable. In regard to the markings supplied in the Airfix 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2 Starter Set (the new tool one), would they be appropriate to any of the Japanese fighters which took part in the first air-raid on Darwin in 1942? Thanks in advance for any replies and/or additional information! DennisTheBear
  10. I second that! It would only be about 167cms × 28cms, should be easy for you after building that outstandingly beautiful model! Hang them from your ceiling perhaps. DennisTheBear
  11. Noice! DennisTheBear
  12. Ah, another lost soul redeemed and reclaimed into the arms of the Great Mother Hobby! Welcome back from blistering hot Townsville .
  13. Over the places I've lived in in Townsville, Queensland (and yes, we have an airport here in the far North of the big blob) I've seen everything the RAAF has flown since just before the FA-18s came into service, F-16s, plus all the civvie flying thing including the Careflight helo, and even on one memorable occassion a P-51.
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