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  1. This is what I have: I may have a few other paints, but my room is being used for extra storage during rec-room renos and I cant get at them. Chris
  2. Not meaning to be dickish regarding your work, but I do have a question, about the paint flaking/scraping in the above image. As the Mosquito was mostly made of wood, other than the engine nacelles and other bits, would the cockpit internals, like the floor and other partitions have been metal or plywood? Chris
  3. Did the Kate have any compressed air systems? Could those bottles be for that? Chris
  4. Edward, considering the small size of the cockpit opening and the cockpit framing, I don't think you will need to add much detail because as you've said, the Tamiya 'pit is so nicely done. I pulled my unfinished bomber and took some close-ups with my phone. Other than photos you may take, to post here, who, besides you will ever get their eye close enough to see that detail? Chris
  5. A question! what intakes under the cowling? Wait! I've looked around and seen a small intake there. Any idea what it's for? Chris
  6. I've got at least 40 Dylan albums, many more than any other artist/group. Some are life-long favourites. Some suck rats testicles! I have all of them on my IPod. Chris
  7. Greetings from western Canada. Chris
  8. What the others have said, Edward. Hang in there, Bud! And, hey, mediocrity ain't so bad. I've been doing it for decades. It was my goal in life and I think I've attained it. Now I'm just the ol' bugger who lives on the corner and hangs out here all the time, where I've met some great folks, including you. Chris
  9. I bought this Maintracks kit back in the late 80's/early 90's, from some mail-order place in the UK. Chris
  10. For myself, I'd paint the inner ring the same as the outer exhaust ring and paint the struts gunmetal. In most photos, the struts are a light colour. Now, sometimes the outer rings was over-painted with a black stove enamel type paint, to cover the glow of hot metal, on aircraft that operated at night or in low-light conditions. Some Coastal Command aircraft that were mostly white, a white stove enamel paint was used. In either case, the inside ring would be heat-stained steel. This may help explain it: As for the engine gear casing colour, all Bristol built engines from the early 1930's to sometime post-WW2, were always that semi-gloss black. A link: Chris
  11. Some stuff: http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Markings/bombs/fab50/ http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Research/Ordnance/FAB5000/ Chris
  12. Is there a particular reason why you deviated from the instructions and painted the engine's central gear casings grey? They should be same-gloss ( satin ) black. Chris
  13. Testing: https://flic.kr/p/2kTPaPh That didn’t work! This time it did! I do have a Pro account with Flickr, so maybe that helps. My first time using my IPhone. I have used my iPad a few times but most always use my PC. Chris
  14. Butt cheeks firmly planted on the chair, cuppa coffee at hand. I'm ready for another interesting Hedgehog show! Chris
  15. I had a similar effect with the AML masks on my Airfix Hurc. Chris
  16. Greetings from western Canada. Chris
  17. Those are not " cannon " blisters. They are covers over .303 machine guns. The A-20 came with 2 machine guns fixed into the nose. The blisters covered an added pair, giving 4 nose guns. Any cannons added to the aircraft were in a ventral tray fitted under the bomb-bay. Chris
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