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tonyot

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  1. G'day Tony,

    In response to your comment in that K'hawk thread, I am alive and kicking. Trying to ignore the physical problems. Still modelling, researching and writing.

    I'm currently trying to build Airfix's 1/48 Seafire FR.47 kit. I've just recently built a couple each of their Hurricane and Tomahawk kits and had forgotten how bad those earlier offering like the FR.47 could be!

    In my research I came across an article you did, 'Seafires ahoy', in Model Aircraft Monthly April2009. The photos have proven to be quite helpful. I have two problems:

    1) Trying to find some decent info on the wingfold. The Airfix attempt is basic, to put it mildly.

    2) I plan to fit the rocket pylons to the folded wings. I know that the wings were power folded, but did the RN arm their aircraft and then fold the wings like the USN, or was armament only fitted after the wings had been unfolded?

    Can you help?

    Trust all is well with you,

    Cheers,

    Peter

     

    feropete@3bbmail.com

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      tonyot

      Hiya Peter,..... sounds like we are in the same boat physically,..... glad you are still writing, researching and modelling,.... I`m hoping to get back to it after surgery this year. 

      The old Airfix Seafire 47 is still probably one of Airfix`s better offerings but it is basic an a lot of ways, like you say the wing fold isn`t great but the worst error is the sliding canopy section which cannot be mounted properly in the slid back position,..... you`ll need a vacuformed sliding hood if you want to portray it opened as the kit item sits well proud on top of the fuselage. It can be dragged down and superglued into position,....but it ends up crazing the plastic. 

      The wing fold isn`t a well photographed area and it always seems to have been painted darkly (EDSG?) but this attachment may help,..... it is a review of the Grand Phoenix update set for the kit including resin wing inserts;

      http://kits.kitreview.com/seafire4647reviewbg_1.htm

       

      I don`t recall seeing any photo`s of the Seafire 47 carrying rockets with their wings folded and don`t know whether they would be fitted below decks or on the roof? Are you still on the feropete e mail? If so I will e mail you some pics.

       

      All the best mate and keep up the good work,

      Cheers

                Tony

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  2. Hiya Andy,...... thanks for the kind words regarding the Dakota mate.

     

    What was your friends daughter called again,.... the one doing Chemistry at York?

     

    Also,...... I was given a set of Kiwi Vampire decals by Dee,...... she said that the instructions were in an edition of Kiwi Wings magazine,...... but I have not received a copy on line for ages,..... tbh I thought that you had stopped doing it.  Do you have a copy of the instructions please?

     

    All the best wishes mate,

    Cheers

              Tony

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      tonyot

      Cheers Andy,....... I thought she was called Rachel Brown but couldn`t remember for sure! My lad Rob knows her well, they are friends and he did a project with her last year,......small world eh!!

       

      My e mail address is;

      Tonyalirob.otoole@talktalk.net

       

      Cheers,..... I must have just fallen off the list,......maybe because I`m not in the IPMS anymore?

       

      I will google the Aircam book,...no worries,

       

      All the best mate,

                                   Tony  

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  3. Hello Sir, 

     

    Fellow Britmodellers inform me that you are an expert on the Lockheed Ventura.

     

    I was wondering if you knew of the RAF Iraq Communications Flight—I am researching the Iraq Communications Flight, 1945-49 and haven’t located a source of information. Do you know if the silver Ventura’s of this unit had green or black nacelles?  Were they used for agent insertion and/or reconnaissance work? Thank you very much and any reference to unit history and/or photos appreciated. 

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      tonyot

      No worries,....The few pics that I have seen look quite dull silver,..... it could be painted silver or just weathered bare metal.

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  4. Hello Sir, 

     

    Fellow Britmodellers inform me that you are an expert on the Lockheed Ventura.

     

    I was wondering if you knew of the RAF Iraq Communications Flight—I am researching the Iraq Communications Flight, 1945-49 and haven’t located a source of information. Do you know if the silver Ventura’s of this unit had green or black nacelles?  Were they used for agent insertion and/or reconnaissance work? Thank you very much and any reference to unit history and/or photos appreciated. 

    1. tonyot

      tonyot

      Hello,.... I wouldn`t call myself an expert,.... but I am aware of the Iraq Comms Flt Ventura`s. I know of two that were finished in overall bare metal and the nacelles do look dark green to me. I don`t think that they were used for agent insertion,.... simply for VIP and comms work.

      Cheers

                Tony

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  5. Hiya Simon,

                     Thanks for the offer of the Valom clear parts from your binned kit,..... if you are really sure then I would love them please,..... but only if you are sure that you won`t build it later. No pressure,.... if you decide that it is redeemable,..... please dont feel pressurised or anything.

    My address is;

    Tony O`Toole

    220 Harbour Lane

    Milnrow

    Rochdale

    Lancashire

    OL16 4EL

     

    Thanks again mate,

    Cheers

             Tony

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      tonyot

      Thanks Simon,.....you are a real star,......much appreciated mate,

      Cheers

                Tony

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  6. Hiya Lee,.......hope you are keeping well mate?

    Could I ask a favour please? Have you any 1/72nd resin B-17 100 Group style flame dampers,.....those box like things fitted under the cowlings of the RAF Fortress and Libeator that I could please blag from you?

    I have one set for my current model but could do with a couple more sets at least for two more Forts,.......the old Paragon sets are like rocking horse poo-poo!

    If you are casting any time soon I could send you one of the flame dampers for my model,

    Sorry for coming on the scroung matey, but if you can help that would be great,

     

    Cheers mate

                         Tony 

    1. tonyot

      tonyot

      Cheers mate,......they are only small. What is your address mate, thought I had it in my address book but cannot seem to find it?

      All the best mucker,

                                    Tony

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  7. Hello,Tony - Hoping this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and spirit.I wanted to thank you for such a kind reply you posted on my 'Dagger'RFI.Coming from your Goodself that was most appreciated and respected.Guess what? Whilst trying to learn my way around the new Forum,this Computer Numpty accidentally deleted the topic!:crying:I've got to grips with things a little and managed to redo it with a couple of photos of her with 'Voodoo'.Thank goodness I didn't delete the models!?:yikes:

    As always,

    Paul & Pam.x.

    1. tonyot

      tonyot

      Hey Paul,......credit where credit is due mate,.....it really is a lovely model and one to be proud of. 

       

      Hope yourself and Pam are OK,...... and please say hello to John from me when you see him,

       

      All the very best,

                               Tony

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