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  1. Worth noting that the Stirling is a Mk III as opposed to the Mk I / Mk IV previously released Would I....possibly John
  2. Aluminium for the turret mechanism although the inside of the cupola is black. We made a mistake when we restored our turret and painted the mechanism black...doh! Short of taking it all apart again it will remain black John
  3. I don't know where Italeri got the idea that there's a galley, on a Stirling; maybe on a MkV but not on any of the bomber variants John
  4. Nice to see a Stirling in work. Probably a bit late now but here's a pic of our Flightdeck in it's current form. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stirling+project+flightdeck&sxsrf=AOaemvJzjl-HuI8zzx_V20aSi5vyZyentg:1641721706457&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj8lIj5saT1AhWyoFwKHexOA_0Q_AUoAXoECAIQAw&biw=1280&bih=577&dpr=1.5#imgrc=f8JJGkqDBzx6ZM Early on Stirlings where Cockpit Green from the nose through to the Navigators bulkhead at Frame 9, some were hand painted black in the BA compartment though although I believe that this was pretty rare. We have parts from the nose of Mk IIIs/IVs which are still painted green though. If you need any help, please feel free to ask John
  5. Hi Hornchurch welcome aboard. Seeing as you're in E Anglia. you're probably not too far from us in the Stirling Project. You're welcome to visit for some up to date progress John
  6. No idea about other aircraft types, but the Stirling landing lamps were adjusted by a teleflex cable and handle located on the RH side of the Throttle Box. On the MkIII, another lever lowered the landing light pneumatically through yet another lever also mounted on the throttle box; the Stirling cockpit is an ergonomic slum which you needed to have octopus arms to operate all of the various controls cheers John
  7. Hi all Mark Is had a recessed landing lamp in the L/E, whereas later marks had retractable ones. In all cases you could alter the angle of the dangle but I suspect that in the Mk 1 the angle would be more limited. More likely it's that Shorts thought they'd like to make things even more complicated than they needed to be LOL John
  8. As I'm hoping that Father Christmas is bringing me one of these (I've been a good boy this year), I'm watching with interest John
  9. On a previous edition of Aerodrome they had an indepth visit to the school at Cosford with a heavy leaning towards the Jags, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one John
  10. Have built both and like the OP I worked hands on with the aircraft and in the MOD Engineering Authority. KH has better detail, but it's hard work and if I made another I'd get the Airfix kit with a resin cockpit etc. John
  11. Welcome aboard John (Not too far down the road from Mildenhall)
  12. Nothing bad about those. Welcome aboard! John
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