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    Do 17z camo

    I've just completed a RLM 70/70/65 paint scheme on the Airfix Dornier using Xtracrylic paints. I know the 70/71 tints didn't sgow much contrast, which is why I abandoned the Humbrol colours I used to use, but my word! These acrylic tints are almost indistinguishable - if they are anything like correct it makes you wonder why rhe Germans bothered doing the camo ar all!
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    Best sd.kfz 222

    Thanks for the info
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    Best sd.kfz 222

    Which is the best offering of the sd.kfz 222 in 1/35?
  4. Yes the Merlin engined varient is the one I was thinking of - thanks
  5. I'm aware that Revell's Halifax has some wing and egine issues. What's the problems and can they be cured?
  6. Given the Revell/Italeri F3 in 1/72 is hard to come by has the Airfix kit got any merits and is there milage in taking the fuselage sections you need from it to convert a Revell GR1?
  7. l have an unopened Hasagawa RAF Mitchell III that I picked up from a friend's sale recently. What I really wanted was a US version that I could do in natural metal finish. Does anyone know if this RAF boxing can be built as a US aircraft with just a decal sheet being needed, or are different parts required - in which case I'll try to sell/swap to get what I'm after (so I'd rather not break into the packaging)?
  8. Can anyone tell me a good paint match to the red cheat line flash and roundel colour used on French fighter aircraft in the 1960s please?
  9. Thanks for this help guys.
  10. I couldn't follow the link in this conversation but I have a similar question on the Do17z. If the cockpit was rlm66 and elsewhere the aircraft interior was rlm 02, where does the demarcation fall - does cockpit mean the whole of the front end, including the gondola back to the start of the bomb bay?
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    Hawker Typhoon

    Are there any problems with the Airfix offering?
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    Hawker Typhoon

    Which is the better 1/72 scale kit to start with, Airfix or Academy?
  13. So is there a MIG 19 in 72nd scale worth the effort?
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    A bit late for WW2 perhaps, but was the F8F-1 version of the Bearcat equipped to carry HVARs?
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    Best 109E in 1/72

    Currently, which of the Bf109e models in 1/72 is the one to go for?
  16. Here are a few views of my recently completed Airfix Swift. Out of the box with the addition of a pull chord at the top of the seat. Straight forward build once all the internal ejector pin pads had been sanded down.
  17. Do any of you have trouble with acrylic paints not adhering to the canopy plastic very well with a tendency to peel, particularly when you remove masking?
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    PB4 Privateer

    Thanks for all this info. It changes my plans completely! Now what to do with the Academy B24J given I've just got a Hasegawa B24D and I've just not enough room for all three!
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    PB4 Privateer

    Is the idea of converting an Academy B24J Liberator to a Privateer by using parts of the old Matchbox kit a silly non-starter?
  20. Wow! A whole lotta seats - thanks.
  21. Thanks - that makes some of the photos more understandable! Andy
  22. The instructions for the Airfix Swift give, what I think, is an unlikely shade of blue for the seat harness. Looking at the various seats of aircraft to be found in museums has left me wondering when and where the strap material became blue as there seems to be lots of seat with kaki green or brown shades of harness. Any pointers on RAF harness colours?
  23. The fuse at least scales to 1/72 although the nosewheel bay requires lengthening a bit at the front according to plans supplied by Antti (thanks). I didn't have plans for the wing. The ones contained in Warpaint were clearly wrong ( but aligned well with the old Airfix kit). It was boxed as Italeri but was also identified as being Bilek. I think the Trumpeter one is much the same. The parts looked quite promising untill you started trying to put them together
  24. Some pics of an Il28 I completed recently. Possibly the worst fit of parts I've ever encountered and persevered to completion! Even the panel lines on the 2 fuselage halves didn't line up needing a full rescribe. I added an Pavel interior up front. Still got there in the end with the help of you-all!
  25. Thank you Antti. You've been very helpful to me in (almost) completing what I'd expected to be a sraight foward build of the Italeri 1/72 version of the Beagle. Andy
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