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rossm

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  1. Thanks for your kind offer. My email is cldkrau@yahoo.com.au.

     

    Ley

  2. rossm

    Hotspur II

    I thought the coverage ended in the July issue but should have looked further just to be sure. If you want scans of all 3 instalments PM me an email address
  3. rossm

    Colour film of Fortress Mk.I

    I put a screen capture into photoshop to remove the colour cast and I think it's Dark Green / Dark Earth and PRU Blue. This laptop screen isn't the greatest but I'm 99% sure about the Dark Earth.
  4. rossm

    Hotspur II

    The only place I could think of to look in, apart from the web, was Michael Bowyers Army Air Colours series in Airfix magazine. The Hotspur is covered in June and July 1976 issues but no mention of all yellow.
  5. rossm

    Available kits of the Hampden?

    From memory the Airfix kit is the only one to give you the long flame damping exhausts.
  6. Later examples, including some Mk.1s that I've found, had the spinners. Not as many as I thought when I started looking at photos though. Pavla do a set - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PAVU72143 - but check out those butt jointed blades. If you want I'll send you mine, with blades and hubs drilled for plastic rod to hold them together. I broke my golden rule and threw money at fleabay to get the Aeroclub ones. Figured it was better than letting an expensive kit sit nearly finished for the next twenty years or so .
  7. I asked John Adams directly as I'm using some Aeroclub props and this is what he said........ "The DH licence built Hamilton Standard hollow steel bladed props were originally highly polished metal. Some props had the back of the blades painted matt black. Later the Black and yellow finish became the norm as camouflage was introduced."
  8. Found a photo showing clearly what I'm after - the colour of the prop blades in these pics of the protoype and my reference photo for the one I'm building??? INTER WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT. © IWM (ATP 9499A) IWM Non Commercial License INTER WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT. © IWM (ATP 9376E) IWM Non Commercial License INTER WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT. © IWM (ATP 9499B) IWM Non Commercial License AT the risk of offending the copyright police but strictly for educational use (my education) here is the one I'm building - props look very shiny, could they be bare metal?
  9. Interesting, appears to be the same aircraft as in LDSModellers post, but shot on a different date as there are clearly yellow tips in one and not the other. The visibility of the yellow ring suggests it's not an ortho film effect.
  10. OK, I've put links the Interwar thread directing replies here and asked mods to lock that thread. Now I'll put your reply from there on this thread.
  11. Now that's interesting, checking photos it seems yellow tips were optional on Sunderlands, I found a Sunderland III in the white scheme without them, but it's also possible to find some with them. In photos of silver ones they are often, but not always, lighter. They are in motion in the pic of the one I'm building but appear pale. Hijacking my own thread I think the aerials on the nose and wing root mean that's one of the very few Sunderlands equipped with ASV Mk.I, the pic appears as a double page spread in "Sunderland at War".
  12. I'm in the process of finishing my Sunderland in pre-war silver and have started painting the props with black blades and yellow tips. Then I was checking my reference photo (L5802 taking off in the Air Britain book Ocean Sentinel) and the props don't look to be black. Checking other pre-war photos shows other a/c with props that aren't black. When did the black/yellow combination come in? What was used before - specifically on Sunderlands? Also posted in the WWII forum - it's on the cusp which is why I put it there as well. Please post all replies on the WWII thread - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235051056-yellow-tips-and-black-blades-on-props-what-date-from/
  13. I'm in the process of finishing my Sunderland in pre-war silver and have started painting the props with black blades and yellow tips. Then I was checking my reference photo (L5802 taking off in the Air Britain book Ocean Sentinel) and the props don't look to be black. Checking other pre-war photos shows other a/c with props that aren't black. When did the black/yellow combination come in? What was used before - specifically on Sunderlands? Should I also post this in the Inter-War forum? - it's on the cusp which is why I put it here first.
  14. rossm

    Any ideas for a Seafury to Fury conversion?

    Could well have been, I did sell a Ventura conversion a while back. As for the Griffon Fury I have a bag of bits containing a Shack engine and a 3+3 blade contra prop in the same plastic so I thought from the Frog Shack. In the same bag is a Lincoln engine which has the right intake/radiator setup. So when the time is right one will appear. There was a 6 page article on the Fury in Air Enthusiast 86 - if you want a pdf drop me a PM.
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