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    Typhoons, I like typhoons...

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  1. Interior green I believe (or at least that's what I've done with all the mosquito's I've built).
  2. you're a braver man than me - twice I've had this kit and both times chickened out. Original kit (same tooling as your kit) is 1964. I gave up very quickly as in all turrets etc have to be installed when fitting the fuselage halves together. Mind you - that's probably me just being lazy. Seen some great builds of this kit. Good luck!
  3. Personally I really like the old Monogram kit but nowadays there are better (and a cheaper!!) alternatives. Hobbyboss do a fairly wide range of 262's (which can be had for well under 20 quid) which are pretty nice. Tamiya do one (possibly more) but they are more expensive.......and as you'd expect the usual Tamiya quality.... Both Tamiya (I think) and Hobbyboss come with a metal nose gear bay which avoids the need for any additional nose weight. I'm not overly bothered by COMPLETE accuracy so someone more knowledgeable will able to advise better than me
  4. I see Lidl's have the revell 1/700 1/1200 set for 20 quid. Might go for that.....
  5. the aircraft that came after that was based on this looks even stranger....... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.39B_Libellula
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    B17 assembly ships

    yeah that's the photo I saw that gave me the idea!
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    B17 assembly ships

    Folks, picked up a 1/48 revell Memphis belle for £10 off Facebook marketplace- had basically been built and is now in bits and as such nearly all the kit guns are broken which led me to the possibility of a formation ship (no guns). a few questions. would an f have survived long enough (or indeed be used) to become a formation ship? pics I’ve seen show all armament removed with the exception for the top turret? Tia! ian
  8. I built one a few years back and was surprised how well it turned out. Undercarriage didn’t look quite right mind you. had the ju87 too but stupidly sold it…..
  9. Folks, since I was a nipper I’ve always had a fascination with the Titanic (wife says I might have been on it in a previous life…). built a 1/350 (cannot remember kit maker) years ago and have a hankering to do another. I know there’s a fair few kits in various scales but I’m looking at one of the 1/400 ones. As far as I can tell they are all the same mould? I know there’s the Uber 1/200 but it’s a lot of money and to be fair I’d have nowhere to put it. anyone built the 1/400 and if so any major pitfalls I should be aware of? tia! ian
  10. I'd have said N1 and N2 are oil tank level indicators (might be wrong - happens a lot!) however on pictures of war time airframes then don't really appear to be visible.....
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    137 squadron

    thanks for that @Troy Smith ! I ended up doing the machine as SF-J (as I had spares to do that code) with a "fictional" serial number..... BTW I've finally got all your bits together - will try and get them off to you this week.
  12. Lawzer

    137 squadron

    I may get lucky if I can find what some of the actual serials for 137 squadron were as I have a fair few serials that just maybe I can cobble the right one together
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    137 squadron

    I don’t have the luxury of different tail planes. Tbh I’ve never actually looked to see if the monogram kit has the larger or small ones...... I have a 4 blade prop that’s currently on an FR ib so more believable that an “unarmed” (sort of) aircraft would have a 3 blade prop and one that had to lug around ordnance would have a 4 blade?
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    137 squadron

    So, I’ll be able to mash together the squadron codes from my spares. next question(s): spinner colour. There’s a few photos which appear to show a black spinner but the hasegawa (and if memory serves correct) I *think* the old 1/72 airfix kit had SF codes but they would have you do the spinner in sky..... and 3 or 4 blade prop? I’m aiming for an airframe around the time of bodenplatte (there’s a photo of a partially burned out aircraft (sf-z). I’m in the happy position I have both a 3 and 4 blade prop. I’m not overly concerned about the serial number - no one’s ever going to see it but me
  15. There’s a photo on Flickr originally titled as the creep 42-5560 but someone commented it should have been 42-5550. Guess that doesn’t help too much!
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