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  1. Hi Jan, I just wanted to say thank you for making so many Curtiss Hawk models. I fell in love with this plane recently and bought your H75 French Aces kit. I am waiting for the Marabu PE set. I will be super detailing the engine bay area. Also. When I start this project I'll be placing an order for one of you cyclone powered Mohawks.
  2. I hope everyone is getting lots of modelling done and are healthy. After reading Opsrey Aircraft of the Aces #86 P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2. I saw a few schemes that appealed to me and I think will look very good on my AZ Models 1/72 Curtiss H75A-1build. I have googled and researched and have not found anything for what I am looking for.But I feel I am probably missing out on some not so well known decal manufacturers. Hopefully somone can help. Here's the following schemes. I am not posting pics, I find the picture feature on this site akward, so I am just going to post the captions of the planes I am interested in taken from the aforementioned book: Hawk 75A-1 N⁰14 (X813) '7' of GC l/5 2nd escadrille, flown Sgt Chef Jérémie Bressieux, Suippes and St-Dizier, May 1940 Hawk 75A-1 N⁰5 (X804 '9' GC ll/5 3rd escadrille, flown by Sgt Edouard Salès, Toul Croix-de-Netz, November 1939 Hawk 75A-1 N⁰69 (X868) '1' of GC ll/4 3rd escadrille, flown by Lt Régis Guieu, Xaffévillers, autumn 1939 If I can't find decals, is there a how to for printing your own decals? I am pretty good on illustrator and photoshop. So I just need the decal film to print on. Be safe and keep modelling, Tim
  3. Hi Tim, are you still up on your offer for decals?
  4. I recently purchased, the 1/72 CMK USN WW2 pilots set. They are beautiful intricate molded figures and I am so excited to paint them all. I only need one for my wildcat build. Here's my question the first two pilots make sense, but the third pilots kit is different. I got the figures because I thought I could use them in my planned diroam of my wildcat. I wanted to do a Marine Bird at Henderson. So I know the early marine aviators basically had the same kit as the navy pilots. Anyhow just a lil background about the pilots would be helpful
  5. I recently purchased, the 1/72 CMK USN WW2 pilots set. They are beautiful intricate molded figures and I am so excited to paint them all. I only need one for my wildcat build. Here's my question the first two pilots make sense, but the third pilots kit is different. I got the figures because I thought I could use them in my planned diroam of my wildcat. I wanted to do a Marine Bird at Henderson. So I know the early marine aviators basically had the same kit as the navy pilots. Anyhow just a lil background about the pilots would be helpful
  6. Armoured Sprue, beautiful work! Thanks to everyone who has given advice. I appreciate it so very much that people take the time to respond and help.
  7. No not my first. Just getting back into modeling. Nothing to expensive. I have read H&S are good and I had an Iwata in school. Way back when. Also you made a good point..a compressor. I live in a small apartment so I need something that's quiet.
  8. I am wondering what a good airbrush for 1/72 Aicraft is. I also may use it for 1/72 figures and dioramas. Thanks!
  9. I was wondering if there's is a wire contour gauge for fine detail work?
  10. Does anyone have an info on interior colour or what these armoured seats and plating looked like? The exterior has been discussed quite a lot. I think if anyone could get info on Burtonwood and their info on the Chesapeake that would resolve a lot of these questions.
  11. Hey nsmekanik, I too am curious about these things. Info on the Chesapeake is really hard to find. I have the Special Hobby 1/72 kit. I am doing a few builds before it to get warmed up. It has some nice stuff and then not such nice stuff. But it's a beautiful canvas for creativity. I have Steve Ginter and Joe Westhers, Jr. Naval Fighters Number 106 Vought SB2U Vindicator book. The Section for the Chesapeake is disappointing and leaves more questions than answers. The following is my synopsis of the two paragraph entry about the chesapeak 50 aircraft were redirected from a french cancelled order The,reverse throttle and finger drive brakes were removed A 125 gallon internal center wing tank similar to the Marine SB2U-3 was installed 4 .303 with 500 rounds each(2 per side)were installed in the wings( the same wings as the SB2U-3 were on the Chesapeak) The rear gunner had a single .303 in the special hobby release it's a resin Vickers Lewis gun....I dunno how accurate that is, but it is a .303 caliber weapon..... Heavy armor was added in the form of a full torso and head armored seat. A gunner's armoured seat bucket and additional bulkhead armor as well as armor for the back and bottom of the main fuel tank. There is no mention of the colour of the cockpit and I have yet to find pictures of the armored cockpit. Some photos show the armored head plate others do not. I have a feeling once the British realized what a dud it was after it got weighed down they may have removed the armoured head plate as some late pics show it without. The aircraft were assembled at Burtonwood Aircraft Repair Depot. This may be helpful as I am sure the FAA museum or other museum may have some documents about Burtonwood. Or some one out there does. I would even hazard a guess the inside might be interior green? But with so little concrete information no one seems to know even what reflector gunsight was used. I believe if you google Chespeake Cockpit there's an excellent line drawing floating around which also has the mirror. I think I read somewhere they used Hawker Hurricane armored seats. But I have not found any concrete or empirical data to confirm this. Sadly it's a unique subject but information is scarce. ¹
  12. I should have come here first. Better late than never. First, thank you to all who share info. Helping others helps the hobby and keeps the fun factor up I just bought the large eduard set for my Airfix 1/72 F4F wildcat build. It has all the bells and whistles. I am a lil' sceptical of their cockpit parts. I'm OCD and they dont match up to my photos I have. It's not completely wrong, but it's not 100% correct either. Plus there's a few bits I am sure the could of done but didn't. Anyhow, my question is. I guess I could spray the parts with a matt varnish but. I just feel the enamel, which I believe is screen printed on. Is kinda glopopy and thick to me. Also the colours of my cockpit, dont quite match up to thier colours. I prefer my colours. How to I remove the enamel from the part?
  13. So I bought an eduard PE set and am not a fan of their pre painted stuff. How do i remove this enamel from the PE? I would prefer to paint it myself.
  14. Was wondering if anyone could steer me to any good articles, YouTube videos, that deal with painting markings on 1/72 scale aircraft. Cheers! Tim
  15. Well that's not really anything special. To me. A lil more detail and a dinghy. It really doesn't do much to be honest. The floor is still not quite right certain areas of the cockpit are still neglected/ just redone. The Yahu instrument panel is by far the best option. What really is needed is a engine mount, oil tank, intercoolers for the turbo. That wheel well has a lot of stuff going on. I am in the middle of detailing mine and it is no small task. Someone wants to be clever bring out a schematic of the fire wall and engine area showing where all the wires and pipes start and finish. Get a bunch of copper wire and plastic rod and tubing in different sizes, bag it and tag it for about 15 bucks. A gun bay for the airfix kit. I am not sure, but, the one for the hasegawa kit probably would work with some finessing? Maybe also a tail wheel correction for the carrier/navy wildcats? Anyhow not trying to hate on this CMK release but it's kinda not that awesome. That's just my opinion. The seats nice.
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