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  1. I concur with those dimensions and verified them by measuring a unit at our local museum. You might find my scratch build of the Gee set-up in my project below useful as a reference.
  2. Yes, both are linked and the step is spring loaded. There's a release in the cockpit that the pilot controls to retract the step and close the hand hold.
  3. Hi Jack. Try this link for 443 Squadron ORBs. The link starts at March 45: https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c12320/1396?r=0&s=1 Andy PS: No Spit IXs shown for April.
  4. Any updates Richard on this one-year anniversary (almost)?
  5. The dimensions are generally per the panel lines representing the access panels to the radiators. I can see them on your model pics. That said, the excellent decal sheet for RCAF Mosquitoes produced by Aviaeology carries two sizes: a large one fitting to the edges of the panel and a smaller one that is within the fastener lines. Knowing how much research Terry Higgins puts into his sheets, I'm pretty sure that the two sizes are factual. I used the smaller ones on my recent build.
  6. John Kim in this thread has done a beautful job on his and notes his tribulations and fixes. He's now written a book about building this very kit.
  7. Thanks very much for your valued input gentlemen. I take away from all this that, though the carriers themselves may have been the same, for some reason the fairings were indeed different for the 1000lb bomb installation as confirmed by Chris. From photos I make them out to be slightly deeper and wider than the 250/500 lb fairings that are included in the kit and so I'll take a look at how to modify the the kit part or use something from the spares box.
  8. The lenses provided the colour. The lights were type 5c/557 which you can google. Samples here: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ww2-lancaster-etc-air-ministry-parts-481121892
  9. Interesting shots indeed Troy. I'm not sure but I think the venturi might have something to do with the camera installation whereby vacuum was used to keep the film flat on the platen. Something like that.
  10. Hi guys. I'm currently in the throes of building Hasegawa's 1/48 bubble top Tiffie and want to portray it as I8oP of 440 Squadron RCAF with provision for 1000 lb bombs. Having read every post on the Typhoon here by Chris Thomas and others, I'm aware of the fact that the carriers were placed slightly outboard of the position used to mount the 250/500 lb. carriers. However, what I'm not sure of is the visual difference between the two types of carriers. Hasegawa provides what appears to be the smaller bomb carrier but, in looking closely at period photos, it looks to me as though the fairings fo
  11. This article explains it quite well under the General Paint Dynamics heading: http://www.swannysmodels.com/Alclad.html
  12. Beware putting lacquers over acrylics if that's what you are doing. Normally not recommended but given your coat is thin you might be ok.
  13. The discovery of this stash of drawings was announced over three years ago and The Peoples' Mosquito group still have them.
  14. Pre-ordered my copy a few months back and looking forward to receipt soon.
  15. Good find. It never ceases to amaze me how big those things are.
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