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About Tweener

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  1. Tweener

    Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

    Having one of these nearing completion, I definitely agree it is a great kit. I'll need to see to picking up at least one more for the sake of building a night fighter as well. I'll be watching - Tweener
  2. You really are making a gem out of this one Moa. It is very refreshing to see an LVG conversion such as this compared to the more usual de Haviland conversions of similar birds. I'm now quite tempted to see if I can't toss together a Lithuanian LVG, but I think the markings would do me under quite quick. Perhaps in time. Until then, I'll be watching this one to completion - best of luck.
  3. Tweener

    Arado 196 help required

    Romanian Aircraft would tend to have been painted in a single topside color, so I would say you are making the right choice. Just remember that the bottom of the wing tips (and possibly the engine cowling) would be yellow, and that there would be a yellow band around the rear fuselage as well. As for Bulgarian Colors, I don't know much, but Carmel Attard at Modelling Madness has finished a huge number of Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Romanian aircraft and would know better than anyone I can think of. I don't know how easily he can be reached, but he may have commented on the colors in one of his many articles. Best of luck!
  4. Tweener

    Arado 196 help required

    I'll go pull out my book on Romanian Aircraft of WW2, but I believe it would be 72/73/65. Edit: 72/73/65 is indeed the way to go. It might be worth noting that only 2 of the order of 30 aircraft were removed from their crates before the Soviet occupation began.
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    Interwar USAAC Question ?

    Now that I actually use my brain, I can see that when it was 1-2 % pure aluminum, it is referring to an outer layer as opposed to an amount within the overall alloy.
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    Converting Airfix C-47 skytrain to DC-2

    I'm still working out how to do a C-49 myself. The joys of buying decal sheets without knowing what the decals will go on! I really should stop doing that.
  7. Tweener

    Interwar USAAC Question ?

    So the book doesn't have as much information as I remembered it having, but @Roger Holden seems to be correct. The only difference I could find was that the Alclad layers weren't pure aluminum, but vastly closer to pure than the airframe itself.
  8. I don't quite know what about this captures me so well, but this is certainly one of the more interesting builds I have seen on BM so far. Whereas I have seen builds before that inspired me to go and pick up a kit, or try a new scheme, I quite honestly want two or three of these! I really do love the thought of these little planes taking on Mig-17s and the like, very much like a Po-2 versus F-86 in Korea. You've certainly done a nice job of a kit that I have previously seen to be a bit of a challenge as well. Looking forward to more, Tweener
  9. The undercarriage definitely is a pain, I thought I had mine on well, and then it decided to come undone as painting was coming to a finish. Hopefully mine will look as nice as this! The British F4F's always looked a fair deal better than any of the American ones.
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    WW2 military aircraft decals

    Having been to just about every model shop in NH, ME, VT, and MA, I can confirm I have yet to see any sort of Superscale or Microscale sheets other than a few on very common subjects, and all had seen better days.
  11. Tweener

    Arado Ar 95w Floatplane

    I must say, the sprues look a lot better than I would have expected. I may just have to pick up on of these now...
  12. Tweener

    WW2 military aircraft decals

    What I would do is create sheets of various sized USAAC roundels, alongside squadron badges and tail codes. This would allow for a massive number of interwar USAAC aircraft to be modeled from just two or 3 sheets.
  13. Tweener

    Academy versus Frog

    Academy also 'improved' a number of Heller kits, most successfully their T-6G.
  14. Tweener

    Best PRU Blue Paint?

    Personally I think 71.109 looks pretty nice. I also use it for blue on US Navy Wildcats, Hellcats, etc, even though I understand it is a little bit too bright.
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    Target Drone Questions

    I recently came across this photo of some variety of target drone, that I assume is some variant of the Douglas O-2 or O-25. Does anyone know what the proper designation would be or where I could get more photos of these aircraft? Thanks, Tweener