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  1. Thanks Sebastian, I will check that out. Cheers, Gareth
  2. Hi All, I'm currently covnerting Hasegawa's /48 Lear Jet in to a FAA photo recon machine in this scheme. I think the stripes are standard factory applied markings, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any decals available? (Even if they are the wrong colour - I can use them to make masks.) Thanks for any help, Gareth
  3. I built the Aconcagua 1/48 resin kit a few years ago and corresponded with Juan Carlos Herida who designed it. He was very insistent that I leave the control surfaces natural metal (in a nice way. I suspect seeing models with painted control surfaces drives him bonkers!) https://brexitmodeller.com/forums/topic/1010-aconcagua-148-ia-58-pucara/?tab=comments#comment-7928
  4. Thanks all. Looks like I'l have to get the masking tape out!
  5. Hi Gang, I'm making a start on the Revell 1/700 HMS Invincible. It's a lovely kit (Dragon originally I believe) but I really don't like the raised detail on the flight deck. Does anyone know of any decals to replace them, or have any tips for a 1/700 ship novice for putting the markings on? Cheers, Gareth
  6. Really looking forward to this. I hate to be that person, but the Falklands scheme needs a correction. All the aircraft that were repainted in theatre were original natural metal, and the horizontal control surfaces were not painted in order to preserve their mass balance. References show that many simply had the 'Fuerza Area Argentina' below the cockpit masked over before painting and so should have a natural metal rectangle around them.
  7. 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
  8. Actually, I've found some more references so I think I've sorted this. Cheers.
  9. 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
  10. Cheers Mal! I don't supoose you know of any going for sale anywhere?
  11. 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 )
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
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