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George W.

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    Halifax, Canada
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    Anything Canadian, particularly RCN & RCAF
  1. Thank you Jamie I will be printing this out so I can use it for future reference and knowledge. Thanks again George
  2. Thank you Jamie & Dickrd Jamie I have Colourcoats B55 (the greenish shade), is that the one. Darren Scannell wrote at MW that there was an earlier, light grey version of B55, I saw an RN colour chip (not yours) page at Steel Navy and the lighter grey version was not listed there. Dickrd Thanks for your additional information and again for your information provided at MW. I do not think I saw that site provided above so I will spend some time there. Thanks again George
  3. Thank you Jamie No, I do not have CB.3098(R) 1943, I'm not familiar with that those. You did mention a reverse scheme and I did notice that HMS/HMCS Ribble may have had the reverse of Annan based on the photograph in a MacPherson book, particularly the white area midships is in the darker colour. I will check my Canadian references again to see if I have something that looks like the reverse of what I'm looking for. Thanks again George
  4. My next project will be building the WWII Starling 1/350 River Class Frigate model HMS Nadder as HMCS Annan and have questions about the colour scheme used for Annan, there are not very many photographs available for Annan. The best one is produced here (if my OneDrive host works as I have not used it for this before, otherwise see my note below) with some questions about the use of off white and a darker colour, perhaps B55, which was common at the time (1944) and recommended as the darker colour for Nadder, along with off white as the light colour. So my questions are what the p
  5. Thanks Graham There was a logical explanation behind my rather general comment in any case. George
  6. Thanks Dave, I did not know that. I just glanced at my Vincent photos again and noticed that the fin flash evolved from full vert stabilizer covering (as I used), to a smaller one slightly cropped by the leading edge (various variations on this), to a much smaller one that fits well within the vert fin, and then one that has a much narrower white bar. George
  7. Thanks Chris That is one that I used. For me, it certainly clarified the type of fin flash and the lack of the the sky fuselage band. My copy was in Carl Vincent's magazine (High Flight, Sept/Oct 1982, pg.176) that he published for awhile in the early 1980s. He did a history of RCAF sqd 1/401 over a number of issues. I was a subscriber and there was a lot of good Canadian content in them. The Arma kit has a large number of stencils but they have not been evident on the early Hurricanes based on my review of photographs so far. I nay case, they would show up well on the bot
  8. Thank you JackG for this link Thank you all for this wonderful discussion and for the photos and drawing particularly provided by Chris. I'm clarifying my mind on where I'm taking these two Arma models. I have delayed my decision on the identity on the earliest one until I can go through all the information and photos provided here. I have settled on the identity of the second one, it is Battle of Britain YO-N (V6605) used by RCAF 1 squadron. There is no particular reason for this aircraft except I have some clear photographs of it and the availability of decals in my collectio
  9. Thank you very much, Chris, for the information and this diagram. I was not familiar with Iliad Decals so I book marked it. I'm sorting through my decals to see what may be suitable. George
  10. Thanks Chris These photos are very useful particularly for the placement and size of the under wing numbers. Some aircraft had the number under both wings but in opposing directions and other aircraft may have the numbers only under one wing or they are not visible for other reasons I'm getting close to the end and trying to decide on the most appropriate aircraft numbers as well as final detailing. Do you know the colour of the forward part of the spinner? I was thinking it was red but I do not know where I got that idea. Also, I lived in Halifax since I left school an
  11. Chris I just checked the CWH site and there is a link to the original, the one that you are using. I remember a number of years ago there was an explanation somewhere of Walker's death and that CWH would be hosting it. Here is the current CWH link and explanation. https://www.warplane.com/aircraft/serial-numbers-database.aspx Apparently, it seems, they have made no updates so far based on the 2013 date stamp on the home page. In any case, I'm glad to know that it is still available. George
  12. Thanks Chris Thank you for that link. It has been a while since I visited Walker's page and realized it would be worth a visit for this project I understand that a number of years ago he died and it was taken over by the Canadian War Bird group in Hamilton.. Thank you again. George
  13. Chris, thank you that was quick. I remember seeing your name else where in this topic. That clarifies that, I saw at least one of those photos in Canada's Wings High Flight but did not know if was white, sky, or silver but it certainly was not black! Thank you again. George
  14. Did early RCAF Hurricanes, that is the pre-war ones, have the black and light (silver, sky, or white) on the bottom. I believe that they did but I have not seen any proof of it. If black was used, was the alternate colour silver, sky, or white? I know that black and silver was used on the Grumman Goblins. I’m doing 2 1/72 Arma Hurricanes, one in early colours of RCAF squadron 1 (the subject of my question above) and the second one is going to be done after squadron 1 became 401 in the UK with the YO markings, etc. I would like to maximize the contrast between the two models, hen
  15. Paint Colours for the Bottom of Early RCAF Hurricanes Did early RCAF Hurricanes, that is the pre-war ones, have the black and light (silver, sky, or white) on the bottom. I believe that they did but I have not seen any proof of it. If black was used, was the alternate colour aluminum (silver), sky, or white? I know that black and silver was used on the RCAF Grumman Goblins. I’m doing 2 1/72 Arma Hurricanes, one in early colours of RCAF squadron 1 (the subject of my question) and the second one is going to be done after squadron 1 became 401 in the UK with
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