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  1. You've probably seen these: https://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2005/03/stuff_eng_detail_tiger_moth_01.htm Clearly both open (3rd pic down), but do both have the foot-step? I'm about to start a DH60M in 1/72 and will likely use these colours.
  2. That is a fine looking pair, indeed. I made an Italeri CR42 a couple of months ago. It was my second biplane (I was hooked) and it went together quite easily. However, I'd used a North African paint job and only later discovered that the Regia Aeronautica scheme in Eritrea was a two-colour scheme, not three. Hmm, come to think of it, I probably should have done the struts in dark colours, not light. The Eritrea ones interest me most as I've been working on the RAF Sudan aircraft of the period. I'd love to find a Caproni 133 in 1/72, but in the meantime I've bought another Falco.
  3. That sounds good, Troy - and Tamaya have a 1/72. Thanks !!
  4. This is a cast and machined solid brass Mosquito, which I believe was made by RAF apprentices at either Northolt or the Uxbridge School of Education where my dad was CO around 1950. It's 205x163mm and weighs 560g. IMGP9449a by Sandeha Lynch, on Flickr What's your considered opinion - is it a generic Mossie model, or are there any indications to suggest it's most likely to be 'x' version rather than 'y'? IMGP9448a by Sandeha Lynch, on Flickr
  5. Cheers to you both. The only number that is super clear is the '70', and the numbers higher to the right are three figures but still difficult to read in the enlarged negative. Presumably then, you'd discount the DH.82 Tiger Moth, and it would have to be one of the DH.60 types. Quite a few differences between the X and the M, so I'll probably have to take a chance on whatever I can find. Edit: An 'Amodel' DH.60M was easy to find.
  6. The image is now in its correct orientation. I presume the two little blisters visible under leading edge of the top wing are for trim controls. I see that some of the larger or later Moths had them - this may help identify which version I should look for.
  7. Aye, and I see you have good reason ... same tips on the struts, squarer wing ends, (and, gulp, I had the negative reversed). I didn't come across any of the Moth series when searching earlier, and perhaps my assumptions about 47 Squadron were getting in my way. It's frustrating that this is the only shot of the aircraft, a loose 6.3x4cm negative on its own. But I'll look into what use 24 and 173 Squadrons made of them in Egypt. Ironically, my dad may have seen one of these just before he left in April 1942, rather than just after he arrived. And a new one for me to bu
  8. Hi there I bought the Kora Fairey Gordon Mk1 from LFModels a couple of months ago and I just wanted to say - it was difficult. IMGP0106a by Sandeha Lynch, on Flickr Somewhere on the box it says it's for experienced modellers and not for children, and at 68 I'm likely halfway between the two. It's an attractive enough biplane, and as a kit it fit together very well, including the unusual mode of selecting two out of the three body halves, chopping the end off one of them and gluing a new half-nose in its place - basically an object lesson in up
  9. Superb model of an excellent plane. I did one in 1/72 earlier this year and want to redo it in the East African colour scheme.
  10. I've just been reading the East Africa section of 'Dust Clouds in the Middle East: The Air War for East Africa, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Madagascar 1940-42' by Christopher Shores. There is the sense that RAF personnel in Sudan didn't know what was about to hit them in 1939, but it all became deeply real very quickly. The photo printing is not great (is it ever?) but the day by day accounts are excellent. I also read 'Under Their Own Flag - A History of 47 Squadron 1916 - 1946' by Owen Clark, which is also very good though on a more restricted subject area.
  11. I'm currently working on a Kora Fairey Gordon where they say it's all aluminium for the cockpit interiors. Period's the same-ish, so unless there were manufacturer differences, maybe that's the answer for the Gloster Gladiator?
  12. It was that one, yes, though on a different site.
  13. All of the negatives with Selassie are 35mm Panatomic X.
  14. I'd spotted a painting with red lettering, which is why I mentioned it, though yes it's wholly different from the roundel. I suspect the darkening below the midline is down to less sunlight being reflected towards the lens.
  15. Do you have an idea of the exact colour they used for lettering? In this and in others it seems a grey, but in some it seems quite bright. Could it be a red? neg000 by Sandeha Lynch, on Flickr
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