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  1. And please do drop me a PM if you need stuff. Jonners
  2. Gambrinus, and of course you can ask me too. Sorry just seen this. I probably have more images of the conversion, and the mag articles are by definition slightly condensed to fit the space we have available, but I can happily witter on for ages here. Cheers and Im looking forward to seeing it. Jonners
  3. Hi James- yes- they are still available. You can email me at marmadukepress@gmail.com cheers Jonners
  4. Hi Julian, Mod 1092 - the sprung double flush aileron was introduced because the Meteor was found to not be a very stable platform for firing RPs from. Meteors were cleared for use with RPs in December 1952, so I guess the mod was introduced around then, but I've never been able to find an actual 'date'. It certainly seems as though it was intended to retrofit the entire fleet with them, but I never managed to ascertain how fast that happened. The problem I encountered is that its often difficult in old photos to see which aileron is fitted( from the angle the pic is taken), but as a rule of thumb, using the December 1952 date one could conclude safely that pre-then they were all 'single tabbers' As Matt rightly assumes in his OP, there's no link to intake diameter or canopy type- and with the latter- the clear vision canopy (Mod 1516) was only introduced in mid-1953- so one could assume that meteors with a clear vision canopy might all have been retrofitted with the new ailerons too, but that doesn't seem to be the case either! Sorry to be of limited use Jonners
  5. Hi David, proofing nowadays is done on screen using press-ready PDFs and has been for years. Most artwork goes straight to plate when it's time to print, so colour-separated film doesn't exist anymore. Our designers are always happy to make layout and typo changes, and indeed do - all the the time. But sometimes, as Gary says, we make mistakes and they get through. It's annoying (and believe me we don't like it when we make them) but we will always apologise and make good. cheers Jonners Assistant Editor, SAM.
  6. You can specify how many Smiths you want your magazine to go into. It costs more to have them in more outlets, of course. WHSmiths have 540-ish 'high street' UK stores, and to the best of my knowledge PAM/PSM isn't even in half them, which will explain why a lot of stores won't have them in stock. cheers Jonners
  7. HI- there's a little work to do as the Mk V and Mk II kits use a different wing tooling from each other in terms of how it fits to the fuselage, but its not tricky. cheers Jonners
  8. Thank everyone- I'm glad you like her. I'll try and post a few more things too, but time and deadlines mean it's just difficult sometimes (oft-times)! Holzhamer- the main difference between the V and 6 was the engine was uprated to a new more powerful versions which necessitated moving thew car intakes ot the own roots, to give greater cooling area for the radiator. When the RAF decided to use the F.6 in the Middle East, it was found that the additional oil cooling was also needed (the oil cooler having been moved to behind the radiator on the 6) so an extra oil cooler was installed in the starboard wing leading edge ( effectively giving the same wing as the radial engines Mk II). This means the radiator front on the 6 is 'flat' without the characteristic circular central oil cooler and carb intake that the Typhoon and Tempest V used – and that changes the look quite a lot I think. A desert survival kit was also installed- hence the two water bottles behind the headrest. The Mk 6 was also the only Tempest to be cleared to use the MK VIII 'zero length' RP launchers too, and also, was often seen with an additional air filter mounted centreline behind the radiator (as on mine) to filter sandy air when taxing and ground running. It cut off automatically when the undercarriage was raised, and returned air ingress to the wing root intakes. Effectively thats it. cheers Jonners
  9. Hi chaps, Just finished this, and it will appear in Scale Aircraft Modelling in the next issue. This is Eduard's Mk V kit converted to the F.6 version using their Mk II Overtrees kit. Decals are from the Mk V kit, plus Aeromaster's old Storms in the Sky part VI sheet. It's NX204 of 6 Sqn, based at RAF Deversoir, Egypt 1949, flown by Sqn. Ldr. Denis Crowley-Milling ( Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling, KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar, AE to give him his full final title!). MRP and Mr Color paints on the main, and 90 gallon ferry tanks from an Airfix Sea Fury. Hope you like her! Cheers Jonners
  10. Hi chaps- please do let us know if your subscription copies haven't arrived. We can feed this back to ensure it doesn't repeat. We did indeed change our fulfilment company for subscribers as we felt that in the long run it would provide a far more efficient level of service- especially to Europe. I'm sorry if there's been the odd hiccup as the first issue has gone out with them, but it should settle down now. I suspect that the long long Easter weekend just beforehand may also have just added its own twist too. I'm also glad the tribute to Valeriy was well received too. War always takes the kindest and best first. cheers Jonners
  11. HI, please can you edit your post and make clear you that mean the Scale Aviation Modelling International ( aka 'SAMI') Facebook page. SAM - Scale Aircraft Modelling is owned, and successfully run and published, by an entirely separate company - Guidelines Publications Ltd. We are no way linked to SAMI. cheers Jon Tabinor
  12. I'm obviously slightly biased here, but I would say that there seems to be space for both 'online' and 'onpaper' still. The diversions and byways that online build threads can meander down are, of course, part of the charm, and can be entertaining and informative too. They can however also add length and often some amount of tedium to proceedings, especially if things boil over or become so totally off topic as to confuse. There is also the issue of potentially interesting threads that go on at a pace for a while and then simply die because the OP has lost interest in the build or just can't be bothered to post (and it can be arduous to try and maintain a constant flow of updates). The print magazine still presents the reader with a complete, self contained article, that's hopefully edited well to make it germain and engrossing. At SAM we prefer articles that have as much work-in-progress as possible because we are aware that online can often be a better place to post large numbers of pictures of the finished model, and we'd rather use the space we have to tell a more balanced story. The quality of the article can only ever be as good as what's submitted, although (and I speak from experience) while it's impossible to make a better model for them, it's perfectly possible to polish a contributors words. If the modelling is good then the text can always be made to match. That's kind of what the editors job is - along with selecting the articles too - it's to ensure that a contribution is displayed to the readers in the best way. People often say they are no good at writing and that's what puts them off submitting items to a magazine: but if you think about it - that should put people off posting online too. You shouldn't let it though - we always say 'just tell us what you did and why'. We can then make that into an article. At Guideline Publications we always pay, and pay on time. And we always publish, and publish on time. That's why we have a queue of people that want to write for us, and what we print is interesting. I'd say it's better to have modelling available over a range of media than try and limit it to a few. Each has its advantages and each has its limits. Don't let a few rotten apples put you off either- you also get them online anyway just as you do in the real world. cheers Jonners
  13. Hi all - thanks for the info - so this is what I've gone for. Cheers Jonners
  14. Hi chaps, editing Model Truck World means I'm late to reply here, so my apologies. I've asked the question as posed by @Nobby Clarke and Gary, the Editor, says that the Vallejo colours quoted are selected by the profile artist. They come from Vallejo's catalogue and in the artist's opinion represent best the subject he's illustrating. What essentially the endorsement is saying is that 'if you use Vallejo paints, as many do, these are the colours available in their range that our artist recommends based on his research for the subject in hand.’ Advertising revenue is an important part of keeping affordable print on the newsstands, and we value our connections with the many companies we work with. Author, Paul Lucas, has no input or connection with the paints quoted. As mentioned previously, his research is based solely on source documentation and any colours he quotes are from the RAF's Vocabulary of Stores. I hope that answers the question. Paul, you can still get the article in the PDF download version of the magazine: https://pocketmags.com/scale-aircraft-modelling-magazine/december-2021 cheers Jonners
  15. That's lovely. I'll drop you a line about buying some. Have you contacted SAM about reviewing them? cheers Jonners [edit- I just bought some via your ebay shop! ]
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