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  1. I also visited Uxbridge to see the Battle of Britain Bunker. My `Einkels` may have been depicted in this `Sep 15th` raid? "Yes I confirm Stanmore, no IFF"
  2. Trying to work out the actual colours for the film `Einkels` is not easy as there seems to be little actual photographic evidence of the upper surfaces. Looking at the film doesn't help much either. The models seem to be in a two tone grey colour while the film is more a olive green, dark green colour? So I decided to make my own colours using film stills which seem good to my eyes. Enamel Humbrol and Revell using a random selection of grey, green and yellow. I like it. Others may not. Unless someone can come up with the actual colour mix I'm happy with it.
  3. Yes they used twin seater Buchons painted as Spitfires for filming and single seaters for filling in. I guess the Buchon looked more like a Hurricane than a Spitfire? You can also see the remnants of Spanish markings on some of the Einkels and one still has it's underslung target winch. I've also seen orange life jackets stowed in the nose of one but not sure if that made it on screen?
  4. That's the one. The blue I am told is incorrect. It should be dull and matt but I like it.
  5. This is my cap fully inserted as far as possible? Worth an email to Iwata? The brush is brand new.
  6. I've been busy in the garden. No bomb craters but someone did give me the bloody shovel! Finally got some paint on the Einkels and I don't think they look too bad considering (my lack of skill). I do like these new Tamiya Lacquers and Mr Color Aqueous Paints (after failing yet again to apply Vallejo Metal) . They lay down rather nicely. Lacquer thinned with levelling thinner and some thinner and retarder (Daler and Rowney) added to the acrylic. I find it prevents clogging to retard a little. I sprayed several coats of Mr Color Gloss and then a coat of Humbrol Gloss (I do like Humbrol gloss). I rather like her in this striking Silver Blue and feel the Merlins look okay to my wonky eyes. Makes a striking comparison to the German Heinkel.
  7. Another quick question. The lid on my eclipse is a poor fit and was poor from new. Is that a fault or are they all like that? It fits but never sits correctly? Always wonky? Thanks for all the replies. 10 years with an airbrush and still learning.
  8. Bingo. Penny two dropping. Never knew you could adjust the spring tension. Always assumed it was screwed fully in always. Thanks.
  9. Bingo. The sound of penny dropping. "The hole in the cover is to allow you to manually pull the needle fully back by tugging on the knurled knob." Never thought to do that but never experienced the problem either. I use a retarder when using acrylics. Useful to know. Thank you.
  10. Thanks for all the replies. I nabbed a copy of the book oh and I'm building in 1/72.
  11. Ahh yes, you are correct. Closer inspection of this model taken today shows the faired intakes and single exhaust.
  12. Just visited the Mossie aircraft museum in Earls Colney and fancy building a model of the prototype. Are there any good books specifically on the prototype that include the differences between this and the production aircraft?
  13. The Iwata Eclipse has a cut out on the rear section and a knurled knob. My revolution has the same knob. It's for stripping down and cleaning. It locks the needle in place. But the Eclipse has a cut out so you can get to the knob without taking the rear section off. What's the point? I still have to take the rear section off anyway to clean and remove the needle. Is the cut out just a way to make parts common to more advanced airbrushes? Or am I missing something here? It's not mentioned in the instructions? My H&S has a fine adjustment knob so the cut-out makes sense. But not the Iwata,
  14. Very nice article. Thanks Steve. That helps a lot.
  15. Does anyone have pictures of the process of marking with a pen and sanding? It's kind of hard to visualise what the OP is talking about. I am about to have a crack at a particularly rare Rareplanes vacform and don't want to naff it up.
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