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  1. Its a good solution but for some reason, I had to do so sanding and altering to get the thing to fit.
  2. Thanks Chris it is the long pole type aerial at the rear that I am looking at. I have filled the Rebecca aerial holes in, one because they were a 1945 addition as I understand it and two the Revell representations are a bit agricultural.
  3. Yes DV232 is the one I am building, 3/4 quarters submerged in the Trent near RAF Syerston.
  4. Thanks Chris it is the long pole type aerial at the rear that I am looking at. I have filled the Rebecca aerial holes in, one because they were a 1945 addition as I understand it and two the Revell representations are a bit agricultural.
  5. I am trying to do a simple build of the Revell 1/72 Lancaster basically OOB (it seemed a good idea, but the little errors and lack of some expected details is denting my enthusiasm). I making a Lancaster that landed in the River Trent in 1943. Could anyone let me know please if 1943 vintage Lancasters would have the Blind Approach Aerial, I am hoping it was a later fit so I don't have to drill out some holes and attach it!
  6. I have built the new Tamiya Spitfire Mk I and it is a generally nice kit. It did not fall together as the old 1990s? kit did and there was a little bit of fiddlyness at times. The undercart fit caused me problems - but that may have been down to me. It has a slight nose 'error' explained at http://soyuyo.main.jp/spit1/spit1e-1.html. I have also built the Airfix kit and the build issues around needing precise fit and careful putting together are well recorded on this site. Again there is an excellent build at the above Japanese website which again explains some detail errors. It might have the overall best shape. I have the Eduard version which looks very good and is probably the best to build, but lacks the hydraulic undercart selector for later built Spitfire Mk Is.
  7. The Mk 18 is priced at some £3 plus more than the current MkXIV (and some £9 more if you buy from Amazon).
  8. Decision Made - PK116 Mosquito The old 1970s Fury box just looks too redolent of memories to be built (and I can't do rigging). So it will be the NF30 Mosquito which I have done some time ago out of the box. I am not sure when it might start and if I will use different markings. I could use the new Airfix kit as a reference, apart from the target tug bits!.
  9. Greg I have just found out that I have the same kit as retrieved from the loft, I might do the fighter version...
  10. No worries, it will depend on if the Mosquito is a Revell boxing or the original. I know that the Fury is an original boxing, but then I am rubbish at rigging!
  11. Spitfire Vc of 249 Squadron - Malta Overall dark blue finish from Brian Cauchi's Malta Spitfire Vs-1942. No debate on this one! Built over three days with a total of 9 hours spent.
  12. Finished - Spitfire Vc of 249 Squadron - Malta The Airfix kit open canopy is egregiously bad, so I used a spare canopy, which was still over-large, but not as bad.
  13. Day 3 Most of the last bits get put on I started earlier today for the last push. Today's watch is a copy of an old 1963 Chinese watch built for Chinese Airforce aircrew now know as the Seagull 1963. It is a column wheel chronograph and the Chinese company that originally built them bought the mechanism from the Swiss in the 1960s. Mine is a copy bought from Ali Express in China and took 6 days from ordering to delivery to the UK. And two hours later... Unfortunately, I made a mistake with the closed canopy and didn't remove the necessary extra cockpit sides needed. It took some of the two hours used today for me to work this out by referring to the instructions! Now I have to dig out the open canopy parts and try to pain them and then affix them.
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