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  1. Is there enough length at the joining end to drill into whatever they fix to and just push them in 2 or 3 mm?
  2. That's light flare in a photo which has not reproduced very well. It is not good enough to draw conclusions from. I agree, I don't think the photo quality is good enough to draw firm conclusions. That said I can convince myself I can see a slight reflection on the fin flash on the top of the tailplane which would support the "highly polished" note on the Almark sheet. Given that PRU Blue is given on the Almark sheet which was researched by Les Whitehouse and produced by ED Models, both well respected, I would go with PRU Blue. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/almark-decals-a36-pr-markings-europe--965349 Also produced in 1/48 as sheet A48-24
  3. The Blenheim, per the photo from @Dave Fleming, was V5376 - shot down by Me109s on 14th April 1941. According to the Almark decal sheet for PR Markings it was highly polished overall PRU Blue with the serial overpainted. Research was by Les Whitehouse who was well respected back in the day. @Graham Boak - my guess is that "champagne" could be an early version of Sky - I'm not sure if Pol Roger (Churchill's favourite) ever produced a pink champagne A last note - the Almark sheet notes overall Light Slate Grey Hudsons existed but I'd send back any champagne that was that dark
  4. Give me a few days to search the likely places.....................................in the meantime you might just be able to consume enough alcohol to be up to tackling a Merlin kit
  5. For the racers you can search for photos of well known pilots - Edgar Percival, Alex Henshaw, Arthur Clouston etc...... Percival famously always wore his hat, I think the others had overalls and I'd have to re-read their books to check on parachutes. I don't know if they flew high enough for one to be much use? All the pilots were individuals so I don't think you'll find a generic "uniform".
  6. It's a future release but there's this https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ARACA7311
  7. The Revell 2 seater was the old Frog kit, I think Revell may have reissued the Dragon single seater as well.
  8. I know it's been a long time but I just found that decal sheet if you still need the info.
  9. Mine go in the loft and only come out if they fit a display my club is putting on.
  10. @Corsairfoxfouruncle Are you going to try to create a list of who's doing what to see if we can cover all marks including prototypes like the Trent Meteor and prone pilot one? I'm assuming covering all operators might be a big ask for tracking as well as building. Having just made it over the line in the Matchbox 50th Anniversary GB I'm starting to get excited about this one. I've loads of Meteor kits so if my proposed F(TT)8 is duplicated by someone else I could probably build a variant that's not otherwise being covered.
  11. My HMS Duke of York snuck in a couple of hours before the deadline if you want to change the status to complete please. Thanks for all your work on this GB.
  12. Thanks, Pat @JOCKNEY for getting the two week extension and to you and @Rabbit Leader for running the GB, HMS Duke of York just steamed past the finishing post.
  13. PK352 HMS Duke of York straight from the box. Build thread https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235107082-pk-352-hms-duke-of-york/
  14. The fiddly bits are done and it's going in the gallery ASAP. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235104470-matchbox-50th-anniversary-gallery/&do=findComment&comment=4430728 A few notes............ 1) My first warship since the days when I used to pull the bits off the sprue and tube cement them together 2) Straight from the box, just a few horizontal join lines on the superstructure filled. It would have been good to have some impression of the bridge windows but nothing is provided. 3) A colour scheme from late 1941 rather than the camo worn during fitting out shown on the box, wood decks Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan, main colour Tamiya XF-75, metal decks XF-24, both greys probably a bit light to be exact matches but chosen for scale effect. 4) Helpful to have some reference photos as the instructions are a bit vague about placement of some parts
  15. Finally all the deck detail is painted, funnels are on and it's starting to look like a ship...........
  16. And thank you @JOCKNEY for getting us a two week extension, as you can see it is definitely needed but completion is coming closer.........
  17. More has been done, going slowly cos I don't know what I'm doing with ships, will update Friday.
  18. Ah, now there could be a problem......... I have yet to use my home printed decals but my understanding is that for the colour to render correctly you need to put decals printed on clear decal paper onto a white background. Where you go onto silver areas you may find they look darker than you expect. IIRC commercial decals usually print white under everything except possibly black.
  19. Another airbrush session after more filling and sanding of joint lines than I expected. Hand painting all the deck stowage, ventilators and other clutter is fiddly too. It's getting tight to finish on time but there's still a chance.
  20. I had the same issue, to the point where I folded one decal when trying to move it and couldn't unfold it. If you know of the issue it can be overcome and they are thin and settle into panel lines well so results are very good. I have bought more sheets of theirs since that experience but not yet used them - I expect good results when I do.
  21. One in which my interest is growing as I get older - don't know why.
  22. The ORB gives the serial as V6548 but I couldn't find a code in the ORBs or combat reports - maybe @Troy Smith can help?
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