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  1. Considering the amount of badgering they've been subjected to ever since commissioning the boxart for the FAA FG.1... I would not be surprised if they did that one soon(ish).
  2. Claiming a spot. I'll be doing the classic/ancient/old (you decide) Minicraft Ventura Mk.II, with help from the DK Decal Ventura sheet. And the subject as the title says: Leonard Trent's AJ209 on the ill-fated Ramrod 16 raid.
  3. Those days aren't going to come back.
  4. Humbrol used to have a Concrete in the range (Rail range I think). I have seen that mentioned, alternatively Hemp may get close.
  5. AFAIK there is not a match between tac and numberplates, but I could be wrong. On more recent vehicles like the PRTL they have black patches where tac numbers can be painted over when needed. Numberplate sequence depends on when the vehicles were registered with the RDW (DMV equivalent). KA, KL to KZ & LM, LO, LU, MC, DM regs are reserved for Armed Forces vehicles that are allowed/on public roads, as they're not exempt in the Dutch Wegenverkeerswet / Traffic laws. Nowadays, they also follow the sidecode sequences introduced in 2004. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederlands_kenteken
  6. Something in here maybe? https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/search/&q=dakota italeri&quick=1&type=forums_topic&nodes=52&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&search_and_or=and
  7. HLJ & PlazaJapan delivery: I'd say I'm well covered as far as 60/70ies missiles go with two FM sets and a Hasegawa. Two more FM 'tooms and Hasegawa's Skyhawk for a bit of colour in the cabinet. And a Sweet A6M Zero box, because why not if they're only a tenner over there...
  8. The type of raised detail seems more like Heller to me when comparing it to what they used on the Mk.V Spit (now still sold by SMER). And Heller also used black boxes in the 1980s. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/heller-265-mitsubishi-a6m5-zero--135575
  9. - that said, Griffons aplenty. The XII, XIV, upcoming XVIII, the PR.XIX and Mk.22/24 Considering they haven't had a Mk.IX in the line-up in any scale for at least a decade (the last being that 1/72 one), not actually surprised they picked that version.
  10. Something different, though related to QA: I believe Airfix might want to look into switching to different (harder) plastics instead of the soft stuff they're still using. They're close to the point where it's actually keeping them back from being really good when you look at the amount of detail they obviously can and do implement in their designs...
  11. Careful John these recent Spit boxings from KP can be addictive Over the last year, they also released 3 Seafire boxings, and a couple of Mk.VB & Cs including Aboukir airfilters.
  12. My go-to is Vallejo Model Air 71.323 with very thin modulation using 71.029 (older Dark Earth in the range). Good to see the Mk.IV back. Need one more of those.
  13. I've scrounged up a simple USB cofffee mug warmer for that. Does zip-all to keep the coffee warm but works wonders in keeping decal water tepid
  14. Ok, I have my eyes set on an MLD Sea Fury.
  15. Falcon sets are very nice indeed. But they are 14-16 quid ex postage, and a single Pavla, Rob or Squadron may suffice for just the one kit
  16. Not only that but the dihedral on these Heller/Smer Mk.V's tends to be minimal at best. Great for nostalgic modelling though, make everything fit nicely and don't bother too much about correcting issues would be my advice.
  17. The vaguaries of internet translations... Taking the abovementioned blog entry in Czech and translated with Google does this (period use!) It's kind of a run-on paragraph, but with this translation, nowhere does it specifically mention a scale for the Hudson. The build-up of the paragraph however would suggest 1/72 to me, as we do know the Siebel is 1/48 and everything after that is known to be 1/48.
  18. If it is any help: the moulds are Heller's Mk.V spit, and the clear parts were.... let's keep it at bank vault level thickness. So maybe it's not all that bad... Squadron and Pavla both have spit canopies for Mk.V that would be a lot more palatable at a few quid.
  19. There are several other F5-E shots in the collection that do show the rest better, just not Lanakila. Unfortunately, the AAM website is now down for maintenance but the following resource IDs may help FRE_005360 7PRG_MtFarm_F5E - downsized pic from my personal storage: AnF-5Lightningofthe13thPhotographicReconnaissanceSquadron7thPhotographicReconnaissanceGrouptaxyingatMountFarmImagebyRobertAstrella7thPhoto Again: downsized pic
  20. That's the same image as the large size downloadable one from IWM : http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/2337
  21. It is on the AAM site if I recall. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/18517 http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/2337
  22. I wouldn't read too much into that.
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