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  1. Can you PM me his contact details please ta john
  2. thanks, will point my colleague in their direction cheers John
  3. Hi A colleague of mine is taking on the daunting task of modifying a Revell 1/32 scale F4F to an FGR2 Phantom; he's pretty much got everything he needs but some assistance with sourcing Spey exhaust nozzles would be greatly appreciated. If anyone can point us in the direction of a pair of nozzles in any media format (or even a 3D CAD file) that would be great Thanks in advance John (and Scott)
  4. A lot depends on which mark of Stirling you want to build. I've built the Mk IV Italeri one and it goes together well although there are a number of anomalies in the kit (radio placement and what looks like a Galley, no such thing on a Stirling). Shape wise it's ok..ish). The Mk I is a bit of a curates egg, with windows in the wrong place, and a lack of oil coolers under the engines. I have a couple of Airfix kits in the stash, shape wise I think they look slightly better, but they are rather basic. I've got a White Ensign detail set to go to town on a Mk III which will be depicted as BK716, numerous parts of which have been referenced and incorporated into our 1:1 buildJohn
  5. Anyone in for a DH Hornet/Sea Hornet in 1/72 or 1/48? John
  6. Sea Hornet fabrication drawings do exist, how else can you do this http://warbirdsnews.com/aircraft-restoration/de-havilland-sea-hornet-airworthy-restoration-project.html
  7. Hi Neil Knowing what you started with as a basis (a Sanger kit!!), you've made a wonderful job of it and it definitely looks like a Stirling. Glad that you were able to make sense of some of my rambling advice; I'm just glad to be able to impart some of my otherwise useless knowledge built up over the years LOL. Hope to see you and the Bomber Command guys at Alconbury in 2019 to let you see how the flightdeck is progressing cheers John
  8. However, if the film was told from an Americans point of view, it would likely stand a better chance. Joe McCarthy (AJ-T) was originally a beachguard at Coney Island who joined the RCAF, a very tellable story in itself John
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    the former airfield at Bentwaters Franco
  10. Now that is a thing of beauty lovely rendition General John
  11. good start. just a quick bit of advice, the colour call out for the cockpit is incorrect, as it should be black completely. The recess aft of the airbrake bays should be the same colour as the outside airframe ie camouflage colour Revells bad methinks John
  12. Hi Woody totally missed this, great progress on the old girl. I think the crashed u/c id either in Holland or Belgium, can't recall exactly John
  13. As a builder of a 1:1 scale Stirling, I must say your rendition is an absolute cracker great job John
  14. Elliot Smock is working towards recreating a Whitley. Unfortunately, the Flypast Forum is down yet again (since it's revamp) so I can't link to his progress John
  15. I've added the black bars on the leading edges, I assume on the real thing these are de-icers? Nothing as complex as that, they're simply black neoprene tape that is an anti-erosion strip. John
  16. Thanks for the mention Elger, it's been a pleasure helping you out; you've had a real feel for the aircraft and it shows. We took some 1:1 stirling parts to the Brampton Model show today and they were warmly recieved, and also took my Mk IV and Cliffs Mk I, it's a kit that you have to beat into submission somewhat which was disappointing as we offered our assistance early on when some of the CAD renders went public. I ech what everyone else has said, best rendition of the Italeri kit I've yet seen John
  17. The profile of the leading edge of the mainplane is well off underneath the slats but these at least help to mask the issue. The pylons are totally wrong as is the weapon load out. there's some odd depictions of panel lines and I wouldn't recommend having the avionics bay door open as this looks nothing like an RAF Jag. I replaced my secondary heat exchanger fairing on the spine with a resin aftermarket one John
  18. I recall them being installed on the engine doors as part of a modification package when I was at Abingdon in the late 80s so you should be ok but check your references John
  19. A quick note guys that the 'yellow' primer doesn't extend to the rear of the airbrake recess and is confined to the bay itself if that makes sense. If you want to be really pedantic, the spurious panel lines that are within the first leading edge panels outboard of the intakes should be filled as the port one was a solid panel and the stbd one had a removable panel that looked nothing like the one in the kit. there's some good pics on the web that should show this. John
  20. Cheers Neil for the unashamed plug Glad to see the mug still survives on the workbench. Unfortunately we've run out of them but if anyone would like to see what we;re up to and donate the price of a pint (or 2 or 3 LOL), then head over to the address under my signature cheers John
  21. lovely job there Elger Can't wait to see the finished article. I missed your earlier post showing the CWG with 3 of the crew interred. Easy to forget that behind each of these models there lies a very personal story John
  22. IIRC (and it was 16 years ago) there were no Class 1 items on the aircraft, there was a couple of Class 2s and the rest were 3 - 4; a few of which were gaskets although I think mainly fuel system. We did get involved however when a sharp eyed member of the public noted on Scrap Heap Challenge that the punters were merrily using Cengar saws to cut into what appeared to be phenolic asbestos drop tanks with resulting clouds of dust etc. They weren't Jag ones though, looking more like Hunter items IMHO. John
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