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maxdecal

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  1. Hi all, It turns out that this style of prop is included (along with a different type) in the Roden Sopwith 11/2 strutter kits. If anyone is happy to part with one please let me know via PM and we can come to some arrangement. Best regards, Joe
  2. Hi all, I'm looking for a prop for an Avro 504K propeller in 1/46 scale as per the image below. The same type was used on as Sopwith 1 1/2 strutter. Does anyone make one (aeroclub?) or know where I could get one? Thanks, Joe
  3. Thanks for the feedback on this topic.it's been very helpful. Cheers, Joe
  4. Hi, Just a quick question on the major external differences between the RN Westland Whirlwind HAR9 and the RAF HAR 10. Did the RN HAR 9 have the under fuselage recess for a torpedo like the earlier HAS 7? I know the RAF HAR 10 did not have this feature. I'm planning to convert the Italeri H-19 into a HAR 9 as used in the Antarctic on HMS Protector. Any help with this question greatly appreciated. Cheers, Joe
  5. What an interesting topic! I've been interested in antarctic aviation for years and I've produced a few decal sheets with Antarctica as a theme including sheets for Beavers, Otter and LC-130 Hercules and some helicopters used in Antarctica. Most are sold out at the moment but see the Antarctic helicopter sheet at http://www.maxdecals.com/webpages/max7222.html As regards early light aircraft used in the exploration of Antarctica many are available in kit form but in some cases I'm not sure of the exact markings carried. My quick list shown below. 1928: Hubert Wilkins used a Lockheed Vega. 1929: Richard Byrd used a Ford Trimotor and a Fairchild (exact type not known to me). The Trimotor was kitted by Monogram in 1/77 scale and comes with scale sledges and huskies. The Norwegians used a Lockheed Vega and a Hansa-Brandenburg W.33 serial F-18 on their expedition that year. 1931: Douglas Mawson lead the BANZARE expedition which utilised a DH Moth on floats. Serial was VH-ULD in big letters on the upper wings. Fuselage was orange or red. Avis make a kit of this type. 1933-1935: Richard Byrd's second expedition to Antarctica used a Curtiss Condor on floats ( Glencoe models??), Also used, Kellet K-4 autogyro, a Barkley-grow seaplane and another Fokker. 1935: Lincoln Ellsworth's trans-antarctic expedition used a Northrop Gamma (available in kit form from Williams Bros). In the 1930's the BGLE (British Graham-land Expedition) used a DH Fox Moth on floats, the registration was G -ACRU with a penguin figure on the rudder. The Australians used a DH Gypsy Moth on floats in the search for Lincoln Ellsworth (he was found alive and well). Germany used two Dornier Wal flying boats to survey large tracts of the Antarctic coastline in 1939 ( Huma Model or A model make kits). 1946 saw the large scale deployment of American forces to Antarctica in Operation High Jump. Douglas R4D's , martin Mariners and helicopters were used. Other posters have mentioned DH Beavers and Otters used in Antarctica. The Australian ANARE used a DC-3, Kingfisher, Walrus and beavers and Otters for a number of years. In the 1950's the Russians deployed IL-12, Il-14 and later IL-18 aircraft. They also used the Li-2 and the An-2. There was a joint Swedish-Norwegian expedition in the late fifties where the Norwegians used a DHC Otter and the Swedes deployed a Beech 18 on skis and a Saab Safir on floats. Belgium also mounted an expedition in the late fifties or the early sixties in which they used an Alouette II helicopter and possibly a Cessna 180. Lots more besides that shown above. All very colourful and make nice modelling projects. Cheers Joe
  6. Hi Nige, Thanks for that info. It will be the left seat that will be shown as "ejected" when I get this model built. Regards, Joe
  7. Thanks Selwyn. That is very helpful. Must have been quite a bang and flash for the guy sitting next to the ejectee. Best regards, Joe
  8. Hi Steve, That's very helpful, thank you. One more question if I may. On the Vampire T.55 or any other side by side trainer do the instructors sit on the left or the right? Best regards, Joe
  9. Thanks Julien, I found a good source of info on the Marti-baker seats at http://www.martin-baker.com/_pdfs/history_development_mk1-mk10_ejection_seats.pdf On page 17 there is a photo showing a test firing of a Mk 3 from a Gloster Meteor and there is at telescopic arm sticking out of the fuselage> I'm trying to verify if the same thing would have been visible on the Vampire T.55. Best regards, Joe
  10. Hi all, I want to model a Vampire T.55 after one of the seats has been fired. The T.55's were equipped with Martin -Baker Mk 2 or mk 3 seats I think, so my question is what rail arrangement was used on the Vampire? Was it a twin metal rail or a solid post or was it a telescopic rail that extended once the seat was fired? I'm attempting to model the moment when an Irish Air Corps cadet ejected from a spinning Vampire. The change in airflow following the ejection allowed the instructor to recover from the spin and fly the aircraft back to Baldonnel. See http://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/news/military-achievement-award-for-jeremiah-30382988.html and http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Ireland.htm. Any help greatly appreciated. Regards, Joe
  11. Nice one Tony. Can I ask if you fixed the too much dihedral problem on the Academy forts and if so how did you do it? Cheers, Joe
  12. maxdecal

    Heller 707

    It's a good kit but the Nitto 1/100 scale kit is pretty good too. Very hard to find and an odd scale but is very well moulded and detailed. Comes in an AWACS boxing but can be built as a 707. cheers, Joe
  13. Hi folks. I purchased a Revell compressor complete with regulator about 9 months ago and it worked great up until the last time i used it about 3 months ago. Just attempted to use it today for the the first time in ages and the compressor switches on and fills the tank to 50 psi but there is no air at all reaching the airbrush. I thought I may have had the regulator locked but opening it fully and closing it fully has no effect. it seems to be blocking all air flow. Any ideas what may be wrong or how I can fix the regulator? Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers, Joe
  14. Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll upscale to Eduard. regards, Joe
  15. Hi all, I have an Esci Fokker D.VII which is fairly crude and I was wondering if the Revell kit is any better or are they the same mould? Best regards, Joe
  16. Hi folks, IAC Fouga Magisters did in fact use the small tip tanks most of the time. The large ones were only used for ferry flights to France when the aircraft required 600 hour inspections. Cheers, Joe
  17. Thanks for the info. Really helpful and quite amazing that the canopy couldn't be opened on the B(I)8. Must have got really hot in there! the diorama I'm planning features an Indian Af Canberra taxiing past a wrecked Katanga Fouga Magister in the Congo in Sept 1961. Cheers, Joe
  18. Hi folks, I'm planning a diorama featuring a Canberra B(I)8 being marshalled on to a parking spot on the ramp. Did pilots ever taxi the B(I)8 with the canopy open? Also, what is the resting position of the Canberra elevators assuming hydraulic pressure has bled down after a few hours? Thanks, Joe
  19. Thanks for the replies. So rudder straight but nosewheel castored left or right should be ok. Thanks, Joe
  20. Hi All, I'm planning to do a small diorama of a Canberra taxiing off the runway onto the hard stand. I want to build it with the nosewheels turned off-centre but I was Just wondering if when the nose wheels were turned off-centre was the rudder deflected as well on the real thing? Any help greatly apreciated. thanks. Joe http://www.maxdecals.com
  21. Hi All, I'm trying to find out where on the aircraft the target tug winch was attached on post war Mosquito TT.35's. I've seen a few indistinct pictures which look as if the winch was mounted on the belly centreline below the bulged bombay doors. Would that make sense? Is there a structural member running along the centreline that would allow the winch to be mounted like that and still allow the bomb bay doors to open? Any help greatly appreciated. Joe
  22. Hi All, A selection of Fouga Magister subjects have been scaled up to 1/48 scale to suit the new Kinetic/Wingman or Avant Garde kits. Max4823 is now available to order direct from max Decals at 12 euro including worldwide postage. See Max Decals shop for ordering. Cheers, Joe
  23. Hi All, The new 1/48 scale TurboPorter decal sheet is now available to order from my website via Paypal.. Price is 12 euro each including worldwide postage.Please see my webshop at http://www.maxdecals.com/Maxdecalsshop.html Cheers, Joe
  24. Hi all, I have a new decal sheet in production for the Turboporter. It should be available in 3 weeks.Price will be 12 euro including world wide postage. Subjects include Swiss, Austrian, Iranian Japanese and Dubai examples. Suitable for Roden kit 449 (the one that comes with the optional larger fin fillet and extended wing tips). The decal sheet features subjects with both the standard wingtip/fin fillet and the larger one so an earlier boxing of the Turboporter can be used as well. I'll post it on the shop when it's available. See http://www.maxdecals.com and http://www.maxdecals.com/Maxdecalsshop.html Cheers, Joe
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