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  1. lovely drawing, thank you very much for sharing it. I think we all agree (that) the prototype could not have used the same shape for the former.
  2. What I wanted to say was... not flat as a planar surface, but straight in transversal section; the width of the top line - just behind canopy - being fractionally smaller than the top flat panel of the sliding segment and then gradually decreasing and disappearing towards the fin leading edge. Overall, the transversal section of the rear fuselage top deck should have been (on the prototype) more or less trapezoidal, at least for the first 30-40% of the length; and so significantly different from the one seen on the latter airframes (which is more or less ogival). I personally consider it would have made more sense to treat the section in that way considering the geometry of the sliding hood of the prototype. Moreover, the polygonal segment that lies under the hood and links towards the pilot seat would have been a straight forward geometry. For sure, it is only my educated guess. Regards, Iulian M.
  3. Hello, For long I was wandering how the "prismatic hood" on Hurricane prototype was matching the curved (or multi faceted) transversal section of the fuselage spine. While browsing the latest issue of Aeroplane Monthly (March 2020 - Issue 563, pages 36, 37) I've noticed an in-flight photo (that I personally never seen before) of the prototype, taken from above, that seems to indicate a flat surface on top of the spine. While the S-curve of the spine (as seen from the side) is mentioned in most of the published works treating the topic, I personally never seen a remark regarding the different top spine (transversal) section. Is it only my ignorance on the matter? NB - as I do not have the rights, I cannot attach the above mentioned image to my post but I assume It will be in easy reach to fellow forum members. Best regards, Iulian M.
  4. Any green will be just fine... here enclosed a couple of images from a Romanian tank unit, spring 2000. I've captured those images while serving my mandatory military service.
  5. Things must be different down there as in my hemisphere this level of detail is impossible on the minuscule 1/144 scale. Chapeau bas monsieur!
  6. Hello, I personally hope to see a nice set of Mil Mi-1 (1:48) variants alongside your already impressive lineup of helicopters. Not to mention some in-line engine derivatives of your UT-1 kit (AIR-18, Ia-21, just to mention a couple of them...). Regards, Iulian
  7. Hard to answer... Alitalia would be the challenging option (large decals), Michele Mouton's solid blue the "easiest" one. In the end any version would work for me, apart Safari Rally (too cluttered under cages and spares) and Turbo (I totally dislike the over sized front spoiler). Any recommendations / were to buy from? Regards, Iulian
  8. Hello, Although experienced with model aeroplanes I'm a total newbie in car kits with just a couple of military soft skins under my belt. I would like to build a rally Lancia Stratos from a Hasegawa kit, but those versions are hardly available. As the regular "Lancia Strados HF Stradale" seems easier to get, I'm thinking of kitbashing the competition related components from the Italeri kit. Opinions and recommendations are welcomed as any advice regarding aftermarket details that might help this project. Best regards, Iulian
  9. No matter the price tag, I'll have one... may I dream they have a Dh 108 of similar detail level on the pipe?!
  10. Apparently my quest for a fabric winged Hurricane with late windscreen and DH prop was futile... Anyone having an early Hurricane PCM kit to sale? I'm really interested. Regards,
  11. Thank you very much for the information. Is it only my wishful thinking that wants to see a late windscreen in the 1939 photo (L1929 as OP-M)? Regards,
  12. I have the Fly Hurricane Mk. I and I'm committed to build it, or at least to start building the kit... I'm surprised by the relative small number of aftermarket products for this kit. I'm only aware of the above mentioned fabric belts and the Yahu instrument panel. I would have liked a flap set (resin or photoetched), separate ailerons (resin), 5 spoke wheels and a couple of propellers as most of the sets conceived for the PCM kit are unavailable nowadays. I there any early windscreen & canopy available? I would highly appreciate if someone can indicate me a source for such a part. As for the errors in the proposed markings, what would be the right definition for the DU-J / L1936 (wings, propeller, windscreen, wheels, radio mast, exhaust etc) Thank you,
  13. A Zmaj built Hurricane in Romanian colors was my initial intention. Failing to crash mold/ vacuum form the early windscreen and unable to locate a suitable aftermarket part made me change to a RAF "late fabric wing". I had a look at the versions proposed by the PCM kit but none of the RAF machines matches my definition (either early canopy or watts 2 blade propeller). Right? Did the late canopy coexisted with the 2 blade Watts (and fabric wings, of course) in RAF colors. If yes, that's a machine I would like to represent. Regards,
  14. Hello fellow forum members, I intend to convert a Fly 1/32 Hawker Hurricane Mk Ia kit into an earlier model with fabric covered wings. The "technical definition" I'm targeting could be summarized as follows: - fabric covered wings (with all associated modifications - different gun covers, ejector ports, relocated landing lights); - fuselage with anti-spin streak under the tail (as provided in the kit); - deHavilland 3 blade propeller (the one from the kit or a resin replacement one - any suggestions?); - 5 spoke wheels; - late type windscreen with the additional framing (I would have liked an early windscreen, but wasn't able to find a suitable one - any suggestions?); - reflex type gun sight (not the early "ring and bead type). As my knowledge on the topic is limited, my first question is if the definition above would mach an existing airframe. If answer is positive, what would be the right color scheme/ registration (I'm targeting a RAF machine). Thank you for your support and suggestions. Regards,
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