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About Wez

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    I could be wrong... ...I could be right!
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  1. Wez

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Cooking Paella (a dish containing chicken, chorizo, rice, chillies and garlic although there's nothing to be scared of as it also has peas in it so it's OK, it can't be a heathen dish if it's got peas in it), listening to a Spotify playlist, specially created for me based on my listening preferences, these three have reared their lovely heads... No hippy progness there!
  2. Wez

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    We were camping at a site in West Sussex that is very near the sea this weekend, whilst dozing in the wee small hours all I could hear was the gentle lapping of the waves against the pebbled shore - it was very soothing!
  3. Wez

    What have you purchased / been gifted

    Roden 1/32 Bird Dog which will be done in French markings. 1:1 Monkey Boots.
  4. Wez

    D-Day: 75th Anniversary of Normandy Landings

    As this GB should fall during my out of study period and as I'd previously failed to finish during the previous two D-Day GB's, I'd like to make amends. Please add my name to the list.
  5. Back home now from my self propelled home on wheels tour of the New Forest, the Cotswalds and West Sussex, during this week I've seen: FRA/Cobham Falcon Hercules C-17 Atlas (damned noisy buggers these) Apache Harvard Spitfire Not a bad week all in all!
  6. Wez

    Meteor NF engine nacelle size

    Julien, Very helpful link, it looks like the seat is metal and is definitely black. Thanks also for the explanation on the intake construction, Dennis had confirmed they were wood but it's interesting to find out just how they were made up. Also interesting that in the brave new world of the jet age there was still a place for old fashioned techniques and materials.
  7. Wez

    Meteor NF engine nacelle size

    I'm away from my references right now but from memory but I'd use silver for the intake interior. The cockpit is black, black as night, black as coal... ...paint it black (or whatever you use for black in 1/72nd). Seat harnesses are very likely to be blue as that was the standard colour by then and de-rigueur for GFE. Not sure about the seats, were they GFE and made from the same phenolic/paper mix as used on the Spitfire/Vampire etc... ...dunno, hopefully others will chip in, if they were, they'd be a dark red-brown. If they're metal they'd be black too.
  8. It was actually the first thing I looked for when I got the book.
  9. I decided I needed it to and I've added it to the library too, you're right, lots of useful details within. I agree with James @71chally The transparency would have a nylon reinforcing strip around the edges, I would expect the transparency to come with pilot holes drilled in the approximate location, final location and holes drilling out t final size and location on installation. This would allow for differences in tolerance between the transparency and structure (and there you were thinking these things were made on a jig)! My approach would be to use a mask that included the outline. Use the full mask and paint the interior colour. Peel off the section for the reinforcement, paint that, remove the full mask. Seal the whole lot with Klear, apply a full mask for the transparency area then apply the exterior colour. Would that work?
  10. Wez

    Airfix 2019

    I think the confusion is that it was boxed as an NF.XIX & J.30, the latter being an export version for Sweden, basically a Mk.XIX with four bladed props.
  11. Wez

    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    We have a family WhatsApp chat. The kids fired one up today and it soon ended up with the usual sniping etc. I played them this YouTube clip and they stopped, in the family chat at least! They're 25 & 21 respectively but carry on like they were 11 & 7, makes me smile
  12. Wez

    Meteor NF engine nacelle size

    I too did the same, they thanked me for information and assured me they'd corrected the length of the fuselage, time will tell but they seem to be decent coves so I'm confident they'll get it right.
  13. Wez

    Revell 1/72 Vampire F.3 out

    Clipped wing tips, seldom seen with underwing tanks, many had the extended starboard intake fairing introduced on FB9's which contained a cold air unit for use in hot and sweaty climates! Otherwise they're the same in appearance. Should be possible from the kit.
  14. Wez

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Working from home so listening to some New York punk rock, so far I've had... Marquee Moon - Television Plastic Letters - Blondie Currently listening to the Ramones first album, next up Talking Heads