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  1. He'll see it. He visits here quite regularly. Chris
  2. Info from @Carl V: Photo 1. This rear aspect of a Bolingbroke I gives a good view of the extended rear port engine nacelle with the dinghy hatch clearly outlined. It also gives a good impression of the asymmetrical appearance of the nacelles. Photo 2. This is a zoom showing the rear port nacelle on a Bolingbroke IV. Not only is the outline of the dinghy hatch clearly defined but also visible is the lanyard extending from the rear of the nacelle down to the trailing edge and then led inboard along it to the fuselage. When it was needed to deploy the dinghy, when the lanyard was pulled the dinghy would inflate and, hopefully, push open the dinghy hatch. Also the lanyard would tether the dinghy and allow it to be pulled into the aircraft. While this might seem unduly contrived, it had to be far better than that of the Blenheim where the dinghy valise had to be manhandled from inside the fuselage of the ditched aircraft out through a hatch before the dinghy could be deployed. Photo 3. This Bolingbroke IV undergoing salvage gives a good view of the tank of the revised oil system which necessitated the bulge in the starboard upper nacelle. The photo also gives a good view of the small circular wireless operators window on the starboard fuselage which is often omitted by modellers who are unfamiliar with the Bolingbroke. It is easy to forget that the Bolingbroke was a four-place maritime reconnaissance aircraft and not three-place as the Blenheim bomber. Chris, for Carl
  3. Okay, here's Air Ministry's drawing: And here's an edited version I did to remove un-needed areas of the original: Chris
  4. I've just messaged you my email address. Sent me the image and I'll post it here. Chris
  5. My eldest daughter ordered this from EBay for me a couple years ago. It can be run on batteries but it also came with an adapter and cord to plug it in. The few times I've used it, it works great! Look around the makeup section of any store that carries nail polish stuff and you may find one or something similar. Chris
  6. Yeah, you're right! I didn't notice that at first glance. Chris
  7. Looks good, but those oil coolers look huge. I think ICM blew that detail. Chris
  8. Just delivered! Eleven days from eastern England to the Backside of Beyond. Now that's service. Chris
  9. What about a gloss or semi-gloss paint with a flat black wash? Chris
  10. When it left Canada, KB700 may not have been fitted with the ventral turret, but after arrival in Britian it was. If you look at your 3rd photo, on the lower right side, you can see the guns. I've circled that in red. You can see it better in this photo from the IWM. Chris
  11. So, these are Wright R-2600's for a B-25: This is a P&W R-1830 on a C-47: And apparently, so is this: This is a Bristol Mercury: A Bristol Hercules. All Bristol engines were basically the same, Chris
  12. I think I have this photo or another similar one in an old National Geographic magazine. I'll look later. Chris
  13. Also, whose engines? American, British, German, Japanese? Different countries did different things at different times. Chris
  14. So, Jerry, did you move closer to the mountains or the sea? Chris
  15. After I move a couple of packing boxes, I'll have look through my collection of Aeroplane Monthly mags for that one. Chris
  16. Can I get one of those, please? Chris
  17. Remember! Always check every counter/display in every kind of store/shop. Why pay higher hobbystore prices for material with some kit-maker name on it when there are plenty of cheap products out there that will do the job just as well. Also, if you live somewhere that's a long distance from a hobby-shop, like me, you may find something that will work for you. Chris
  18. When my daughters were young and there was the usual supply of various off-the-shelf cold medications in the house, I would wash out and save the small clear plastic measuring cups that came with the meds. I now have a bunch of those that are useful for paint mixing. I also have one small glass cup that I found in a box of stuff the wife told me to throw in the trash. Of course, I kept it. As the father of three adult daughters, there has been a large volume of various makeup products flow through my house. I've found a few various bit and pieces that serve as mixing cups. I also have a good collection of 35mm film containers, from my pre-digital days. Chris
  19. I don't know if this will be useful, but I have this A. Granger drawing: Chris
  20. Pre-WW2, wartime or post-war? Civilian use or military? Chris
  21. I've heard back from @Carl V, but unfortunately, he doesn't have much info on Canadian Mustang use during WW2, especially for the late Merlin-powered versions. He does have a few NMF Mustang photos that are posted below. Chris, for Carl
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