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About nsmekanik

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  1. nsmekanik

    Revell 1:72 Ju 88 A-4 BoLa removal

    Maybe this will help, Asisbiz.com
  2. nsmekanik

    Bf 109 E: canopy frame colour?

    It's more likely a standard factory issue 70/71/65 paint job, rather than an over paint, that hasn't had the mottle treatment applied. My understanding is as the 109 was manufactured in subassemblies that were prepainted, and as the canopy was one such item it was most likely delivered in RLM66 and bolted on to a prepainted fuselage without bothering with going through all the time and rigermoral to mask and paint as it would blend in well enough with the camo as is.
  3. nsmekanik

    He111h-6 colours

    Here in the Large Scale Planes Forum He 111 P-2 Thread you should be able to get most of the answers to your questions, this is the plane that Revell based their 1/32 scale kit on. While it is an earlier version then the H-6, I consider that paint wise it will be representative of the H-6 as well.
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    A couple of Wellington questions

    Thanks for that, according to the serial that would be VR*F which served with 419 from Jan 2 1942. interesting that the codes are grey and the serials are red, which is why it's nice to have a pic. These would be the parts I'm trying to find out what the colors would be, Trumpeter would have you paint them orange but I would like to be sure any input will be most appreciated
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    A couple of Wellington questions

    At the moment I'm slugging away at the Trumpy version of the 1c wellington and I have to say I was a bit disappointed when all the decals came out for the Wellington after Airfix brought out their kit that there wasn't a single RCAF plane in the lot. Having stumbled across this site, Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RAF owned aircraft, while searching for RCAF Wellington MK 1c's, it would appear that 419 moose squadron was the only operator of the 1c from what I can find, although the list is not complete. As the kit decals are basically crap in my view I'll be looking to replace those, although at the moment I'm not sure with what, so I thought I'd check to see what the sizes of roundels, codes, and serials would be on the Wellington, and is there a way of telling what the camouflage pattern would be? Alternatively I'm looking at maybe getting some Montex masks mainly for the roundels so I am also wondering which paints would best match the roundel and fin flashes? I'm assuming that Humbrol may have the better matches, although I do have access to other brands, I am wondering how the acrylics range rate, just in case I am unable to get the enamels. Also I am wondering about the flare shut and flares, did all 1c's have the shut, if not is there anyway to tell which ones did or did not, and what colors were the flares? Any assistance would be most appreciated thanks, Tim
  6. nsmekanik

    The Moosejawed bomber, AW Whitley Mk V

    Use a hair dryer to heat up the masks and they will lay down nice. I would also suggest first spraying on some clear-coat before spraying them with the desired color so as to seal things to prevent any bleed through. I usually use a Matt This is really coming together nicely, good thing about the spare canopy. Just another case of when mucking things up brings a better result
  7. nsmekanik

    Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

    Oh nasty, I'll have a look under my desk as it may have landed there, it's amazing what I find under there that I have no idea where it came from when i can't find what I'm looking for........ I think you could carry on with your build no worries as at least its one of those bits that can be added long after it's finished with only a minor touch up to the paint. You my be slow but at least you finish which is a much greater track record then mine at the moment. Looks really well done so far
  8. nsmekanik

    A Good Hampden?

    Yes it does
  9. nsmekanik

    Best ju87

    Having built both the Academy and Fujimi Stukas I'd say they both have their niggles , but they both look good and like Stukas when built. The Advantages of the Academy kit is it's fairly cheap, here anyway, it builds easily, well the wheel spats are a bit annoying, and if you are so inclined quickboost makes a prop , wheels with spats, and a replacement rudder for it. The interior is more then adequate for the scale only requiring a set of belts if that's what you'd like. A gentleman on 72 scale aircraft forums did a very good Academy/Fujimi Stuka comparison
  10. nsmekanik

    A Good Hampden?

    Graham, AZ sells the clear bits as single sprue, Hampden Clear parts
  11. nsmekanik

    Stuka Interior Colours

    I would suggest strongly that the cockpit would be RLM 66 as Junkers seemed to have gone with that before it was incorporated in the regs. with the JU88 A-1.
  12. Awesome work, really enjoying this build. Looks like you have some good reference pics but just in case here are some I took of the one in Nanton which you may find useful, Nanton Mosquito , it is a Canadian built one used post war.
  13. nsmekanik

    Need Help with missing part

    Much easier then using pics, glad it all worked out for you. Tim
  14. nsmekanik

    Need Help with missing part

    Depending on your preferred form of measurement, I hope this is of some use. 20180102_193606 by nsmekanik, on Flickr 20180102_193630 by nsmekanik, on Flickr 20180102_193840 by nsmekanik, on Flickr 20180102_193940 by nsmekanik, on Flickr
  15. nsmekanik

    IBG's 1/72 Bedford QLB Camo question

    Thanks John, I was afraid of that, but one can always hope. Tim