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About Grizly

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  1. The Tamiya kit presented absolutely no problems and the Aviaeology decals went on without any silvering. Conversely, some silvering was encountered with the Tamiya stencils . As for the Brassin engine, the detail is exceptional but the build/instructions are somewhat demanding. Various specific gauges of wire are also required for the Brassin engine which, unfortunately, are not included.
  2. It's the Tamiya 1/32 kit with the Eduard Brassin port engine, Xtracolor paints and Aviaeology decals. The aircraft represents one flown by Squadron Leader Vic Cherry, a Texan who flew with the RCAF's 418 Squadron.
  3. As indicated, it's the Airfix 1/24 scale kit with the Yahu instrument panel, mostly Xtracolor paints and Aviaeology decals. The kit instruction offer three build options wrt the engine compartment. I adopted a fourth and enclosed only the radiator while exposing the rest of the engine compartment.
  4. Part C-26 it will be. Thank you both for your response and info. Greatly appreciated.
  5. From what I understand, the Monica fairing was indeed located aft of the tail wheel but in my references there is no indication of an opening such as provided by the Tamiya part.
  6. With respect to the aircraft's lower tail cone (behind the tail wheel), Tamiya provides two parts, C-26 which has a bulged opening and C-27 which doesn't. The instructions specify using C-26 which has the opening. Conversely, Airfix in their 1/24 kit represent that area without an opening. While the majority of images that I have found do not show said opening, I did find one of Mosquito HR405 which does (Model Data File, The De Havilland Mosquito A Comprehensive Guide For The Modeller. Page 31) and the Aviaeology instruction sheet illustration (I'm building SZ976 that flew with 418 Squadron in1945) also implies one should use C-26 (with opening). Anybody care to comment on that particular area of the 'wooden wonder'?
  7. I'm working on Airfix's 1/24 Typhoon. The kit instructions indicate the rear spar visible when the flaps are down should be interior grey/green while the rest of the interior of the flap surfaces should be painted medium sea grey, the same as the underside camouflage. I find this strange that the camouflage colour would be applied inside the flaps. Are the instructions correct and my doubts misplaced?
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    Mosquito Flap Question

    Based on the images provided, it would appear the leading edge of the flaps were camouflaged and so will those of my Tamiya model. Many thanx, Grizly aka Iain
  9. Regarding the area of the upper forward edge of the flaps that is visible when the flaps are extended/down, what colour would that area be on your typical Medium Sea Grey/Dark Green scheme?
  10. I'm building Tamiya's 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI as one flown by 418 Squadron in Belgium in April '45. In the Tamiya kit, two radio configurations are offered: the European options with the R1155 receiver and Gee receiver and a South Pacific option with the R1155 receiver and T1154 transmitter. Conversely, the Airfix 1/24 kit only provides the latter configuration. For a Continent based 'tactical' aircraft, the installation of Gee doesn't seem logical and am wondering if the R1155/T1154 combination is more appropriate. Would anyone care to add their thoughts?
  11. Grizly

    Long (ish) Jokes.

    Last Summer, a group of HELLS ANGELS, South Carolina bikers were riding east on 378 when they saw a girl about to jump off the Pee Dee River Bridge. So they stopped. George, their leader, a big burly man of 53, gets off his Harley, walks through a group of gawkers, past the State Trooper who was trying to talk her down off the railing, and says, "Hey Baby . . . whatcha doin' up there on that railin'?" She says tearfully, "I'm going to commit suicide!!" While he didn't want to appear "sensitive," George also didn't want to miss this "be-a-legend" opportunity either so he asked . . . "Well, before you jump, Honey-Babe . . . why don't you give ol' George here your best last kiss?" So, with no hesitation at all, she leaned back over the railing and did just that . . . and it was a long, deep, lingering kiss followed immediately by another even better one. After they breathlessly finished, George gets a big thumbs-up approval from his biker-buddies, the onlookers, and even the State Trooper, and then says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had! That's a real talent you're wasting there, Sugar Shorts. You could be famous if you rode with me. Why are you committing suicide?" "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl." It's still unclear whether she jumped or was pushed.
  12. Grizly

    Long (ish) Jokes.

    It was Friday entertainment night at the seniors' home. It was a special night and all one hundred and fifty residents were in attendance. After the community sing-along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show - Claude the Hypnotist who'd come all the way from Montreal! Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time," said Claude. The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew, from his waistcoat pocket, a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain. "I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see. "It's a very special and valuable watch made by a renowned watchmaker in Paris and has been in my family for six generations," said Claude. He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch --- watch the watch ---- watch the watch" The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth. The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces. A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were all hypnotized. And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!! The beautiful watch fell to the floor and burst apart on impact. "S&!T," shouted Claude. Yup, one hundred and fifty bowel movements all in unison. It took them three days to completely clean up the lounge and Claude was never invited back again.
  13. I appreciate the help. The upper colour it is. Grizly
  14. I'm building Revell's 1/32 Tornado as a 617 Squadron aircraft with the Paragon extended flaps and Xtradecals sheet X006-32 in the two grey scheme. The upper flaps appear to have three shades of grey - that portion of the trailing edge which would normally be exposed when the flaps are retracted in Dark Sea Grey, a portion of the upper inboard flap and a (middle) strip running the length of the flaps the lighter grey as applied to the portion of the wing that slides into the fuselage glove and the remainder of the flap that is normally concealed when the flaps are retracted in yet another shade of grey that is lighter than the upper Dark Sea Grey but darker than the middle grey strip. See attached. I hope I haven't created mass confusion. Anyway, does anyone know what grey the latter shade is? Is it the lower Dark Camouflage Grey?
  15. I'm painting my 1/32 GR-1 the two grey scheme as found on 617 Squadron's aircraft in 1998. It has Dark Sea Grey on the upper surfaces and Dark Camouflage grey on the lower. My question pertains to the part of the wing that slides inside the pivot glove and portions of the flaps (I have added the Paragon extended flaps to my model). The instructions and photos show those areas to be a lighter grey. Were those areas Dark Camouflage Grey or some other shade?
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