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  1. Scale is lost due to trying to fit the page. Lots of RC babble which flies noisily over my head but there's some good general info here. Click image to get a better size. best wishes.
  2. Omsk District Soviet boss O. O. Smiglo was dismissed for his decadent anti-revolutionary liveries, in 1938. If I ever do a Sh again, well, this must be a contender. Souped up, baby. Rawr. Adrian, the RWDs are gems. They all have this cottage industry charm about them, before the storm loomed on the horizon. Chorozy make expensive ones, Plastyk make £2.99 ones, to the same overall satisfaction. Have a good day. Edit: The bayonet exhausts are too long on my boat. Always missing details like this. And yes, the prop clears the hull by a fraction of a parsec. o7
  3. Oho! Seek and ye shall find... sur l'abomination Ebay terrible. Pour €6. On the same subject... "After a series of little holes, I wanted to escape, like the average lilac punch. Without jokes there couldn't be pre-drilled their binoculars." -- Google translate (French). Contains a humungous RC plan (curiously, only the fuselage though) of exactly what was required but on a seperate page, wonderful scale drawings and info galore. On first glance 72nd scale, or close to it. The Hanriot - Pagny is a single rudder craft and it really won't take a year of effort to sculpt it from the Nie. IV, given enough determination and lack of sheer unmitigated laziness. Quite chuffed, mes amis! I'll scan the 3 view plan at soon as I remember to.
  4. Marvellous stuff. An excellent project. Now, about the ICM's chunky ailerons... I had nothing but trouble with them. You will probably do better, and it is a dead smart kit when all is said and done. Best wishes.
  5. Thank you, STAVKA. Since its all grey primers of varying descriptions atm, I shall gratefully accept your recommendation. Any tips for the prop? Grey or silver, or to liven it up, a spot of 'protective green' or similar? Best wishes.
  6. Oho. So I finally did some work on the wingless soviet bird. What a weird year. For example, on ebay luck was on my side with an Airco d.H.2 (in heretic scale), a vac Sopwith-ish Mitsubishi IMF 1, a vac UFAG C.1 (with full Blue Rider decals), a vac Avia BH-3 on the positive scoreboard. An Edward Sopwith Baby minus its PE fret (my fault; I didn't read the description) on the negative. ________ Worse, far worse was my wife almost getting caught up in the Plymouth gun massacre. By 4 to 5 minutes, we think. She went shopping exactly the same time as the swine was coming from the opposite direction towards the shopping complex, about 30 secs? after the Police arrived. She saw some of the victims' families. Man, what a terrible sick thing. I shouldn't really bring this here but, well. There are no words. ________ Yes, that's a genuine White Ensign Models tin of 'IMUP primer' still usable from 2010 or so in the first image. Learstang will remember the kerfuffles.The filler cap on the hull is a punched piece of card attached with humbrol gloss. The last items to attend to are the tiny wooden tailskid, the weathervane, attaching the floats with bungees and tying up the feathers at rear. CCCP L737 she shall be. The model is primed here and there with Halfords, at present. Skiis do not match the photo but they are staying, L737 is out there illustrated with them. Que sera. Thanks for your patience! At rear are languishing RWDs 5 bis and 8 PWS, and a strutless Italian Nie. 24. Lazy, lazy, lazy.
  7. Double post, please incinerate.
  8. Hello Chief. As a curious aside, are you using the semi-mythical Humbrol 155 as your PC10 for your Camel? These Sopwiths look very beautiful already, it has to be said. o7 Just finished "Pure Luck", Sir T.O.M. Sopwith's biography. Did you know that of all his WW1 designs the Strutter was his favourite? This particular Belgian babe is on my todo list. Note duck's bottom so typical of the design, but the fin looks wonky here. Duck's ... bottom. Ok. lol.
  9. Well, it doesn't need to be 72nd. Some of your links will send Her Indoors into a frenzy. Long story. They're nicely done, clearly. Very evocative. Reminds me somehow of the WW1 tribute to Tommy Atkins made in modern Railway stations a few years ago, with period uniforms and a haunting song, sung at volume: "We're here because we're here because we're here because we're here. We're here because we're here because we're here because we're here". Sung to "Auld Lang's Syne". Very emotionally powerful I can assure you. Thank you!
  10. Beautiful. N6455 in a stunning photograph that answers a lot of questionsand reveals much, in fact it will form the basis of the scene-to-be. Thanks, I owe you one, Our Ned.
  11. Mr Roden, nee Toko, gives useful detail in their Sopwith 2F.1 Ship's Camel boxart. This gives a glimpse of better detail. If it's accurate? The search continues. Learning about modern ships as an aside. Its all fine.
  12. Brilliant. Truro is sort of nearby too. Thank you for your timely help!
  13. Hello. I do not know a thing about trains except Mr Michael Portillo lives wildly in them with his coral pink and peppermint green dinner jackets and that they sell revoltingly inedible snacks for a tenner per joule. Fig. 1. Michael used to make the Spanish trains run on time. My wife does love the whole train thing though. She finds the early 20thC trains almost spellbinding, with their association with the Great War and whatnot and frequently breaks out into Helena Bonham-Carter Edwardian mode. Question is, where to look to start building her a nice small replica train and carriage? Presumably suitable WW1 era steam train models are out there. Scale 1/72nd or so? I wouldnt know OHOO gauge things from Yoko Ono, if that makes any sense. It should. Oh, Yo-oh-oh-Ko. Fig. 2. Yoko in happier times. What is a nice WW1 train kit to build, plastic probably? Thanks for looking. If this is the wrong forum section, apologies. Seemed like a good choice at the time.
  14. The business end of H.M.S. Bloody Big Guns. Presumably a typical stowage option. Looking at this, the ramp was moved into place directly where they stowed the a/c? Or permanent structure elsewhere? What is the calibre of the gun, please? Thanks for all of your likes and input.
  15. N6453. Thanks. That'll be the main Pup in the diorama. Sorted. : ) Edit: So a colourised photo from one of Mr Bruce's books. Cabbage green aicraft notwithstanding, this is unlike many others in that there are specific, different, 'sections' to the ramp.
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