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About DennisTheBear

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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. Ooohhh, cool! I'll be watching this with interest as I have the same kit somewhere in my stash. DennisTheBear
  2. Mine arrived on Monday. I too had been trying to get a Beaufort for years but had never had the ridiculous amounts wanted for them. Will most definately be watching closely. DennisTheBear
  3. The range and depth of knowledge, and the critical thinking skills, of Britmodeller members never cease to be anything but astonishing! I find this discussion absolutely fascinating and relevant to where I live (northern Australia). Some other items not mentioned in regard to the air campaigns of WWII and for which I don't have figures for but would be fascinated to know if anyone does include: Life jackets/preservers (Mae Wests) Maintainence tools (spanners etc) Books (instruction manuals, fiction paperbacks for entertainment) Wristwat
  4. Two of Bristol's finest! The Airfix 1/72 Bristol Bulldog (to be built as an RAAF machine) came in last week. Waiting for delivery of an Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufort (new tool) on Monday. Been trying to get a Beaufort for a reasonable pricre since I came back to Oz and now I have one!!! DennisTheBear
  5. Might have been but until I see the photo again I won't know. After looking at the photos on the ADF Serials website a PLAN has formed in the back of my mind. Since I alresdy have a couple of Hawker Demons, an Avro Anson, several DH Gypsy Moths and Tiger Moths I envisage either pre-war aerial pageant or a RAAF base flightline, 1930s style. It will take time however and will need some research. DennisTheBear
  6. Thanks for the replies! Memory obviously failed me on this. I'll check the adf website now. As for the roundel I think I can get away with using the kit decals for that and I have a set of A numbers of varying sizes. Once again thank you! DennisTheBear
  7. Morning/afternnon/eveing all! I've just ordered an Airfix 1/72 Bristol Bulldog and intend to build it as an RAAF machine from the late 1930s but have a couple of questions about this aircraft in Australian service. First question regards the use of a tailwheel in place of a tailskid. I remember seeing a photograph of an RAAF Bulldog with a tailwheel, but can't remember if the caption mentioned it as an experiment or as standard. Could someone enlighten me on this or show that age plays tricks with memory? Second question is in regard to the roundel colours. I remember a discussi
  8. Truly a man who lead the way in his life, and a man whose memory should lead all of us. He let not age or pandemic stop him from doing something to help his nation, and to inspire people to do something. At the going down of the sun... DennisTheBear
  9. Ooohhhh lovely! Judt thinking about doing that camo gives me a headache. DennisTheBear
  10. 62 missions in Catalinas! I know that they wete long missions. A fitting tribute to an inspiring figure, and a nice memorial for those left. DennisTheBear
  11. Alas I don't have this in my stash but I widh I did. Beautifil rendititin of this ungainly looking aeroplane! DennisTheBear
  12. Welcome Rob! Why not go exclusively 1/72, like intetwar US Navy? 1/72 aircraft, 1/72 USS Langley...ohhh that might be a bit big.. No matter what you model you'll find someone here who can help! DennisTheBear
  13. Noice! Gives me hope that mine will turn out as nicely. DennisTheBear
  14. Just found a news story on a reel of colour film found in a QANTAS facility. Shows the Empire flying boats along with refuelling, infrastructure, and other interesting aspects in the late 1930s. Thought I'd post the link to the news story if it hasn't been done already. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-15/qantas-celebrates-centenary-with-bygone-era-flying-boat-film/12881604 DennisTheBear
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