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  1. Hi Terry, I found some references to colours on the instructions to the decals. (Like an idiot, I hadn't read them properly!) There's a nore referencing the aircraft being painted 'with local paints, not following FS codes' that weathered to darker or lighter shades. They point at FS34088 for the Olive Drab and FS30118 for the Dark Earth. FS35550 is recommended for the 'wells and main gear'. Whether that means just the main wells or nose as well I don't know. I think they are probably good starting points to compare to references. Cheers, Gareth
  2. Actually, I've found some more references so I think I've sorted this. Cheers.
  3. Hi All, I'm building A-4B C-237 as it would have appeared during the Falklands War. Does anyone have any recommendations for colours? I've seen a build with FS30118 for the green and FS30117 for the brown. Looking at 30118 it appears to range from an olive like green to a brown shade, depending on manufacturer. (I'm afraid I'm hopeless at matching colours by eye, hence my request ) Cheers, Gareth
  4. Marvellous - Thanks again.
  5. Cheers Mal! I don't supoose you know of any going for sale anywhere?
  6. Hi Gang, I'm looking for a way to build the cruiser General Belgrano. I'm Googling like mad but I thought I'd ask the experts as well! Is there a kit of Belgrano, or more likely USS Phoenix in any scale? (I've not built a ship since I was about 10, so it's a new adventure for me )
  7. It is. I got in touch by accident on Twitter, and offered to build another model of 'C-407' after completing one for my collection a while ago. Almost ready to go now.
  8. This thread is very timely as I’m getting ready to ship a Dagger to Argentina (to the pilot who flew it during the Falklands / Malvinas conflict no less) and I’m starting to fret about how to get it there with as little damage as possible. Thanks!
  9. Thanks for the replies. I've got some decent results using Vallejo Model Colour 70.733. It's not perfect as win't take much handling but under a few coats of clear I think I have a solution.
  10. Hi All, I'm looking for some tips for painting flourescent orange I'm using Zero Paints' flourescent orange on a 1/12 Mazda 787. It's a perfect match for the colour, but terrible to work with. It chips easily and I've also worn down the white primer when polishing it. It's impossible to touch in with the paint itself, and spraying it back in a again is impossible. Does anyone know of a good product for touching in flourescent orange? Thanks for any help, Gareth
  11. Thanks for the generous comments everyone.
  12. Hi, thanks for the ideas. They are pretty simple shapes so should be simple recreate. I just like a short cut!
  13. Hi kids, Here's my latest completion. This is Italeri's 1/48 Wessex HAS.3, in the markings of 'Humphrey' used during the abortive SAS mission to retake South Georgia, and the subsequent rescue from Fortuna Glacier on 21st May 1982. As far as I can tell this is how the aircraft appeared over these few days, confirmed by a conversation with Chris Parry (radar operator on the said flights). He is hoping to get 'Humphrey' restored in time for the 40th anniversary in 2022 and has invited me to the FAA museum to participate. Hopefully I can get down there for a weekend. Many thanks to Scal
  14. Hi Gang, I'm working on a 54mm Gurkha, which I think is about 1/32 scale. Does anyone know of any British pattern mess tins or cooking equipment (hexi burner would be great) appropriate for the early 80s? I'm guessing 1/35 wouldn't be too far out if that's available. I've searched and searched but can't find anything. Cheers, Gareth
  15. Thank you for all the extra information. I wasn't aware that Humphrey has been largely untouched at the FAA museum so was discounting that as modellers do with restored examples. Look at that pic of the aircraft airborne I can see that the Royal Navy title has been done in black. I think the scheme was evolving so quickly at the time I might have to abandon my attepmt to tie it down to one moment in time. Thanks again, Gareth
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