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    My allotment and now, model aircraft.

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  1. As a beginner, heartily agree about panel lines. The very, very best in these pages don’t overdo them. But, it’s all a matter of perception. Stand 20’ away from a Tornado and you’ll be hard pressed to see any panel lines, just equipment bay doors maybe. On different side of the marshalling front, show me a liney who hasn’t flipped a know-it-all pilot the finger and chucked the bats into the long grass!
  2. I have kits for a Martinet (1/72) and a Master Mk1 (1/48). I can scan the instructions for these if they would help?
  3. That’ll do for me! Just thought it looked “modern” - as in, I used much the same stuff in the 70/80/90 years. I suppose if it works, why change it? Still a cracking little scene.
  4. Lovely looking tableau. One query, though - is the maintenance staging right for the period?
  5. Aaaaaahhhhhhh - Houchins, the liney’s friend. Spent many a cold winter day huddled round one trying to keep warm. Used to start them up just to use as heaters.
  6. I will be building a 17Sqn TT Mk10. It will have Silver over Yellow/Black. Sources are: The Long Drag by Don Evans, Warpaint Series 1, Beaufighter, by Alan Hall and a b/w photo of RD751, UT*10 in Aviation News, Vol22 No9. Good enough for me!
  7. There is a build of one on here somewhere that I found. I’ll be (one day) building 4 TT types - Beaufighter, Oxford, Harvard and Martinet.
  8. Try EINSA 140KvA Model EAR. Bet the ground crew still call them Houchins!
  9. Possibly an EINSA 140KvA?
  10. I found that but when I tried to open it all I got was a website selling the AAP and a view of the cover! This is exactly what I need. Many thanks, Edge.
  11. I don’t suppose anyone has a copy of AP1721L-VOL1? This shows the specific changes for a Target Tug. I’m really only after a few images showing the detail of the cable guard around the tailplanes/fin area and maybe a bit of internals by the winch mechanism so scans would be fine.
  12. I concur with Doccur. (See what I did there?) When I did my Electrician Tornado course way back in 1979 () we were told that the gold sheen was the canopy deicing system and had been lifted directly from TSR2.
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    Beaufighter TT 10

    I’m just getting my ducks in a row - won’t start for a few days yet
  14. BillF67

    Beaufighter TT 10

    Thanks, Rossi. There are 2 shown in-line on the centre line. The third is slightly forward of these and offset to starboard. I would assume the 2 in-line are the ones you identify?
  15. BillF67

    Beaufighter TT 10

    I’m about to start a 1/72 Beaufighter TT10. The instructions show 3 downward/signal lights on the lower rear fuselage. Should these be clear or, if not, can anyone help me with colours for these? VMT Bill
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