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  1. Two Bobs did a sheet for early Phantom Weasels in both 1/72 & 1/48, with great instructions on mods - https://www.scalemates.com/kits/twobobs-aviation-graphics-48-114-f-4c--245379
  2. Here's an old look on Swanny's, lots of pics are dead due to age - http://www.swannysmodels.com/B26B.html The B/C had the same wingspan, but the boxing here is a B/G (same as Revell's 04525, below) which isn't doable, the F/G had a higher wing incidence (+3.5º) than the B/C, for a total angle of incidence of 7% https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-04525-b-26-b-g-marauder--111945
  3. At an airshow in Bendigo Victoria as a youngin in Nov 1984, the announcer let us know the Sabre (A94-983) was inbound. We all craned our necks from the stands, nada. "BOOM!!!", he went straight over the stands from behind, scared the bejesus out of everyone, pure gold! Halfway through the excellent routine the announcer said, "The Sabre won't be landing here, our runway is too short!" Moments later a second, "BOOM!!!", accompanied by a gout of black smoke from the tailpipe as the Avon died and he dead-sticked her in and ran off the end! https://aviationmuseum.com.au/raaf-ca-27-sabre/ "In November 1984, the aircraft carried out a forced landing and over-run at Bendigo, Victoria" Saw her again a few years back at Temora NSW, all safe and fully functional this time!
  4. DDGboy

    Sherman I or III?

    Excellent, thank you SO much, EXACTLY what I was after! I'm an ex-Sailor (RAN, 23+ years) who mainly builds winged-things but occasionally dabbles in armour, so my foo in the latter is extremely weak! I actually have the Tamiya 1/35 M4 Sherman Early Production and found what I posted above while searching for a possible Brit version, seems to be naff all out there about Mark I's though, and pretty sure my kit lacks most of what's needed feature-wise anyway, hence getting a tad excited over the Osprey pic! Thanks again, Jamie in Oz
  5. This may still be avail? https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/dragon/dr6266.htm https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32532880131.html&ved=2ahUKEwjopYvru53mAhW04HMBHdblBWI4ChAWMAh6BAgIEAE&usg=AOvVaw1_spqSWP2ClHTH4ShIuiM0 If not this is coming soon - https://www.hlj.com/1-35-scale-wwii-ussr-t-34-85-bedspring-armor-berlin-offensive-version-2-for-all-vympea085
  6. DDGboy

    Sherman I or III?

    https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10206702 Dragon's 1/35 M4 Sherman III DV Early Production (6573) has an option stated to be from A Sqn, 26th Armoured Brigade in Tunisia, 1943 (bottom one) - https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10206702/60/2 But Osprey's Vanguard 15 (Page 9) has this vehicle as a Sherman I - https://ibb.co/dmRXRcp Clearly the same vehicle, markings are identical, and unlike the Dragon profile the caption states the clearly visible obvious - missing a LOT of standard bits! So who is right, is it a I or a III? This looks like the same unit (Dragon even includes the second "4" along as an alternative), captioned as "Sherman tanks on parade during a visit by the Turkish Military Mission, 28 Mar 1943. IWM photo NA 1574" -
  7. In my PayPal this morning was this US$30 refund, so I'd say this project is dead but they are 101% men of their word re refunds. Thanks chaps! https://ibb.co/mvrnm02
  8. Air Enthusiast 2007-04, "Cloak and Dagger" by R.Clarke, Havoc I AW399 MA-Z in PRU Blue
  9. Have the Reifra Tu-154 in the stash, soft white plastic and the decals are the same artwork as the orignal but MUCH better quality. https://www.avito.ru/moskva/kollektsionirovanie/model_samoleta_tu-154_ex-plasticart_gdr_tu-154_49986941
  10. https://outoftheboxmodels.com/products/crowdfunding-1-72-737-100?variant=8590888566845
  11. Kiddlyland - https://www.modelingmadness.com/review/mod/previews/mcintyreat3p.htm
  12. For anyone interested I am working on decals for this (assuming it won't come with any?), will be able to properly size and print after I get the kit as this has just been guesstimated. https://ibb.co/kSkypo Oldmodels Decals in NZ already does a set too, OMD0100 Ansett NZ B737-100-200 1/72 - http://www.oldmodelsdecals.com/B737-A320-BAe146.html
  13. DDGboy

    Last bombs on Berlin

    Just reading in September's Flypast about Mosquito B.XVI PF407/A of 105 Squadron that dropped the last bombs on Berlin at 2.26am (GMT) on 21/4/45, rather than the long-credited B.XVI MM929 of 109 Squadron which dropped at 2.14am. Adding the historical significance (105 Sqn also undertook the first Mossie bombing sortie against Pont-à-Vendin on 29/8/42) to the fact that she had a Kiwi pilot and an Aussie nav means my Airfix 1/48 kit will now get a change of identity, but not that much out there on 105 Sqn in the last days of the War. HKM show this B.IX in May 45 with just the aircraft code in Dull Red with black serials, would the B.XVI's have been the same or full GB-A codes, and if so in what colour? TIA, Jamie
  14. I THINK the boxart of the Harrier GR.3 is supposed to depict HMS Hermes in the background, trouble is they've used the recent (since decommissioned) INS Viraat version of her! Boxart - Hermes 1985 - Viraat 2016 -
  15. Wow, thanks SO much Simon, those details are EXACTLY what I was after, to use an Aussie Term - "Yer blood is worth bottlin'!"
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