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  1. I thought it was, I've a similar plan that will be based on one of my father's RAF Dak's from Arnhem. I'll certainly spend some time perusing your build. Where did you get the paratroopers?
  2. Ben It looks fabulous, but what is the scale? Hutch
  3. I'm actually able to make it to the show this year as I have a free pass from Mrs Hutch, AND I'm not able to attend our local Remembrance Service with my CCF unit. It's been about 20 years since my last visit so was wondering what the parking is like? Both my son and I are IPMS members, so will be aiming to get there before the 9am 'rush'. Hutch
  4. In a follow up to the excellent thread 'Refuelling and rearming - a cliché?', I'm wondering if anyone has any information reguarding how the RAF dealt with their 25/60lb rockets? I know its all down to choice, but I find it strange that some dioramas have a fully 'bombed' up Typhoon still with the cowls off and the gun bays open, and with groundcrew and pilots in abundance. I've an idea for my 1:24th Typhoon but feel that the rockets must have been transported to the aircraft in a special way, and not rolling loose on the back of a truck. I've seen a photo (not too detailed) showing the RAF dealing with rockets on a trolley, but there was a Hunter in the background so it certainly wasn't '44...... Any help, as well as photosdrawings etc. would be most welcome. TIA Hutch
  5. Does anyone know if there is a CHEAP kit that contains two canopies? My future son-in-law (who has just got into modelling!!!!!!) has an Italeri 1:72 Harrier GR3 almost finished but has lost/misplaced/hidden the canopy and a replacement sprue from Italeri is 12Euro's which is rediculous as the kit was less than £20... We are only looking for a Harrier canopy so he can finish it, so not looking for it to be hyper accurate. And he could even build a second one from the kit 🙂 Cheers everyone!!! Hutch
  6. Cheers TPS.... Blast, blast and double blast!!!!!! I have super-detailed the cockpit..... Damn, damn and tripple damn!!!!!! I might have to try and find a new clear sprue from somewhere... I'll let you know how it goes. 😬 Hutch
  7. Hi everyone I've recently pulled an old partial-build (1:35 AH-1W) from the stash with plans to actually finish something. My problem is that I masked the canopy with Maskol back in 2010 and am wondering if I've left it a tad too long to be successfully removed.... The bottle says only 3 days max...!!!!! Has anyone managed to do this successfully, and/or what would be your solutions? Cheers Hutch
  8. And following up my earlier post, I'm also definitely up for a set, in probably both 48th and 72nd scales.
  9. I don't want to put a spanner in the works but I think the fuselage band is the wrong colour on S1474. Red is for HMS Furious, whilst S1474 was with 824/825sqn on HMS Eagle (black band) after serving on HMS Hermes in 440 Flight (white band until 1933, green from 1934); I don't believe it was ever on HMS Furious. This aircraft has always been a part of my family history as it was the one my father worked on whilst he was on a two year tour of the Far East on HMS Eagle during 1933-35. I still have his photo album from the time and have a few of '74', including most of those taken during the 'pirate' hostage incident on 20 june 1934 (as published in 'The Fleet Air Arm in Camera 1912-1996 by Roger Hayward pages 50 - 53)... So, my belief (and please correct me) is that the band should be black for option E. I'm not sure about the blue colour of the float rudders but there is certainly a different 'tone' in the photos. However, I'm happy to stand corrected 🙂 Hutch
  10. I'm saying nothing about the Mac.... 😉 I'm currently using an old cardboard house-moving box and as I am just reorganising my garage/workshop, feel it's time to take the plunge and find something I can vent outside. Hutch Cheers Colin It's always best to check and not rely on onscreen data. Hutch
  11. Many Thanks Colin Like you I'm a little concerned with the size, and the ads on Amazon don't seem to be consistant with their dimensions. Some say 48cm wide and 42cm deep, and others are 42cm wide and 48cm deep. I build 1:48 so would tend towards the slightly larger one if I can guarentee the blurb. Hutch Or even two at £70 and clip them together as you have done.... Just need to check how much space I have....
  12. Mornin' all I'm about to buy a spray booth and need some advice. When looking on the site named after a large river I can see that there are several collapsible booths at a range of different prices (£70 - £200) BUT they all look the same. Does anyone have any suggestions why, and which would be the best/most value for money? I don't have the budget for much above £140. Any other suggestions for booths and/or places to buy would be appreciated. Ta muchly..... Hutch
  13. Hi Nigel Try www.myminifactory.com I use it a lot at the school I teach in. It has some excellent pieces and they seem to guarantee that they will print, unlike those on thingiverse...... Hutch
  14. If you put 'modelling explosions' into Pinterest' you get images like these. Do they help? There are some amazing ones out there, including U-boat, Star Wars vehicles etc.... http://warzone40k.com/explosion-imitation http://www.forocoches.com/foro/showthread.php?t=1381513&page=46 Hutch
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