Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

637 Excellent

1 Follower

About DennisTheBear

  • Rank
    Obsessed Member
  • Birthday 11/27/1965

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Townsville, Australia
  • Interests
    Interwar civ & mil, WWII RAAF, early coldwar jets.

Recent Profile Visitors

1,922 profile views
  1. Ahh, just want to point out it is 'HMAS' not "MHAS'. Nice build by the way, love RAN subjects. DennisTheBear
  2. I have a, I think, 1962 boxing of this kit with parts galore broken of the sprue trees. Since it is destined to be built as an RAAF aircraft I'll mooch around watvhing the build. DennisTheBear
  3. Can't see the picture, says "spacer.png". DennisTheBear
  4. Thanks for that guys! Alas I have a big house move coming up soonish and won't be able to start any new builds until July/August, but the more I can find out the better it will be when I do start. DennisTheBear
  5. Umm, the serials on the bottom of the lower wing seem to be transposed. That or my eyes have gone wonky. DennisTheBear
  6. Ooohhh, cool! I'll be watching this with interest as I have the same kit somewhere in my stash. DennisTheBear
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Ooohhhh lovely! Judt thinking about doing that camo gives me a headache. DennisTheBear
  15. 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
  • Create New...