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Jay Gee

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    WW2 Aircraft, Australian Rules Football.

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  1. I read somewhere that the RNZAF was supplied by Lend Lease from US Navy stocks. Turns out the RNZAF attached under the USN Pacific Command and I guess the Avenger was the logical replacement for the Dauntless. Buy British was the only way at the beginning, but when things stepped up a bit the US was the main supplier in our part of the world and has been ever since. Did a quick bit of digging and came across this thread about Kiwi Corsairs. Which reminds me, I should hunt down some Kiwi decals for that Corsair and a CAC Boomerang. https://rnzaf.proboards.com/thr
  2. Very nice build Tony. Had one a few years ago when I first got back into the hobby but the skills weren't up to scratch. Making me think I should get one again. On No.1 blade (identified by the prop assembly serial number) is the Beta Feedback gear which tells the Prop Valve Housing which angle the blades are at. To prevent this gear getting gummed up by any leaking hyd oil we would "dress" the props with No.1 blade at either 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock position keeping it up out of the way but also letting us get the engine bungs in and out.
  3. For more info on the RAAF side of things (some of who flew in the RAF) here is a presentation given at the AWM during NAIDOC week about indigenous Australian aircrew. Hope this link works, first time I've posted one.
  4. Thanks @Rabbit Leader I'm happy how the collector ring turned out. Next time i might mist the white on a little lighter. Here is a link to a picture of UB-E in action on the fantastic ADF Serials site. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/455-Beaufighter/IWM_MH_5117 I've been looking forward to a good chicken parmi and beer!
  5. Thanks for the kind words people. @woody37 I think I've learnt the fine balancing act to stop weathering when it almost looks like it needs more. @Aces High I admit my photography skills do need some work. Plus weather has been strange for the last few days, cold, wet and wintery in the "dry" season.
  6. Hello all, Here is my recent completion, a 1/72 Airfix Beaufighter using DK Decals to show a 455SQN RAAF machine. I didn't lash out on this one, just masking tape for the seat belts and EZ line for the antennae. I also learnt that it is very difficult to mask and airbrush straight lines. I've only done this once on a 1/72 Typhoon which I did a few years ago, but with a bigger aircraft comes more paint (and finger prints). Also here is a handy tip. If you airbrush yellow paint make sure the airbrush is super super clean before your spray your gloss cote, even if you hav
  7. Thanks. I looked at the interior decals and decided against it. I used Eduard masks, painted the canopy interior green, primed, then painted exterior colours on top of that.
  8. Thanks for the kind words. @Roman Schilhart I have thought about spraying at a later time, but I've usually had one too many beers by that stage so I don't think it is a safe option. I've worked out lowering the pressure and getting closer is the way to go.
  9. Hello all, Here is my Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito FB VI mostly OOB but using Xtradecal RAF Sky Code letters and Ventura Decals 8" serial numbers to get the aircraft I was after. It was a simple job of cutting off the kit SQN codes and serial number, then applying the ones I wanted. There is some footage available on the 'tube which shows SB-U MM410 scooting low across the channel on its way to the raid. What I'm happy with: the way the SQN codes and A/C serial number turned out, for the last couple of builds I've become a fan of black basing (although it doesn't
  10. Hey mate, I do look through the group build pages however with life in general getting in the way my production rate is slow at the best of times. I'll keep an eye out for the Corsair though.
  11. G'day Chris and Dennis. Just a few test pictures of some 1/72 Eduard kits. I have a Tamiya F4U-1D in the stash so I know who to ask now!
  12. G'day busnproplinerfan. I think you're right, no need to ask any questions. Every question I could ever imagine has already been covered in here.
  13. Hey everyone. I've been stalking this site for a few years now and finally decided to join in. For the interests of time and space, I'm mainly interested in 1/72 WW2 aircraft and 1/72 cold war jets (back when you knew who the bad guys were). I've learnt a lot off this site so it's time to give back, once I've learnt how to load pictures.
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