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Dave Fleming

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  1. One of the things tested on the early nuclear tests was white as a protective paint for aircraft, as well as their suceptibility to blast damage - this was done using redundant Supermarine Swifts
  2. The discovery that a bright light in the nose 'hid' an approaching aircraft Interesting, the matt anti-flash paint used on V bombers etc had a very slight pinkish tinge too
  3. Interesting thread, I hadn;t realised there were three noses. One alternative to Milliput is Mr Hobby P120 two part epoxy, it adheres to the plastic much more than Milliput and can be sanded and feathered. I'm planning to use it to make a radar nose for my S&M S.800, using an oyumaru mould and the radar nose from the F-Rsin kit. MIght not be 100% accurate but it should look better
  4. I'm of the opinion that a lot of the early 'PRU Pink Spitfires we see illustrated are actually Sky (Camotint). A weathered Sky could look light grey in some circumstances. Equally, it could be a weathered PRU Blue
  5. I think the P-38 should be left where it is. The listing gives it another layer of protection above what the existing protection of military remains legislation gives it. It's spent 70 years in a shallow salty enviromennt, corrosion protection would take so much time and money. It's not a significant airframe, and there are other P-38s in the World (Unlike the RAFM Do17)
  6. Just a few that came through major servicing in 1966/7ish This one is the last major at Tengah This one was Coltishall, 1966. Note the tanks and pylons in HSS
  7. One other thing that is indicative, albeit not definitive, is that if the leading edge wraps round it's in LAG but if the demarcation is on the leading edge it's Silver. All these things tended to happen around the same time, but one does not neccessarily mean the others
  8. The timelines tend to match, but I've yet to find a copy of the AMO/DSI that replaces white serials with black ones. The LACG tended to be done at next major servicing and repaint. It happened quickly - a few of the Javelins in the Far east had light grey undersides (Ned to check their serial colour)
  9. It is. If it fits the old kit, casting up a few might be in order!
  10. There was a Contrail Vac of the Warwick, but I suspect it looks too much like a Wellington for an IM kit
  11. Vickers Valentia In terms of combat aircraft, the Beaufort and Tempest would seem to be the two most numerous British types not kitted by Airfix (They released the Smer Fulmar) - there is probably a decent market for new kits of either of those, but I'd also like them to redo the Fairey Battle
  12. The problem with the Nimrod was a lot of retailers were expecting TSR2 levels of interest (with it being a limited run) and over ordered
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