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    Looking at the markings link, it would seem that the kit scene most closely resembles 'black and white version 2' which I THINK implies that each black or white section extends half way round, then changes to the other one for the 2nd half. That's annoying. Thanks for everyone for your input (I didn't look carefully enough when Mike sent the link initially), but if anyone has any further thoughts I'd love to hear! The Revell scheme depicts the first successful launch in 1942. Am I right in thinking this was someone else's kit initially? Whoever it was initially made by it is beautifull
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    It's quite difficult to be sure whether the black/white scheme, which I hope to paint, divides the circumference in half or in quarters. The kit instructions just shows one view, with each section of the scheme black on one side, white on the other, but not whether it divides the fuselage into 2 or 4. Even the period videos I've seen don't really show one rotating to see how the pattern divides the fuselage. I'm beginning to think it halves it, which is annoying as I've started masking mine in quarters! It's a funny old world too when V2s have got their own website!
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    Thanks Mike, very kind.
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    A-ha! I guess this counts as 'aircraft!? I hope so. I'm presently building the Revell V2 in 1/72 scale, seems like a lovely model too. I'm hoping to paint it in the black and white check pattern (the only V2 images I'm familiar with, apart from models, is footage of various versions of this scheme). It is quite fiendish to mask and paint, for me at least, and it is surprisingly hard to find more than one view of it, namely the one in the instructions, and I'm beginning to wonder if the pattern is what I would call 'quartered', which I'd assumed, or 'halved' (white on one half, black on the ot
  5. I also came back to the hobby after many years; I went with enamels (Humbrol which I can get locally). I have tried various acrylics over 20 years but I rarely get results I'm happy with although everyone else I know, with few exceptions, uses them and love them. Vallejo seem to be favourite at the moment. I'd manage if I couldn't get enamel I suppose, it'd concentrate my mind I suppose but while it's still available I'll stick with what I know. I've not tried the Colourcoats yet but I often find the longer drying time with my Humbrols are often not THAT long and I've always got lots of other
  6. Replying to my own topic! I've just opened a really old book of fighters and there it is! Feel free to post replies telling me I'm a silly old ********. Off to drill some holes ......
  7. Sorry if this is a bit mundane but can anyone offer guidance on quite 'where' the 2 vertical antennae on each wing, top and bottom, would go? I can't find a picture that's better than 'near the end of the wing, one behind the other roughly central', if you see what I mean. Too kind...
  8. If you have a 'Works' in your town they will probably have them too, I use it all the time. Won't cut REALLY small circles but well worth having. For things like masking wheels on older kits with indistinct 'tyres' I have one of those hole punches with half a dozen different sizes, also quite handy. Usually good enough for that job. Good luck with the roundels.
  9. Think I've just answered my own question looking closer at the pictures, just ignore me.....
  10. So sorry, got distracted with clouds and things I don't really understand! I'm presently building the Hotspur, have made a little cockpit, with thanks to Aeronut for the detailed pictures which have helped greatly and removed me that I should have used the moniker BAD modelmaker! You'll see when I get 5 mins to upload pictures..... I'm about to close up the fuselage but it occurs to me there must be a spar running through, but I'm not sure I can see it in the pictures but I THINK you'll see it from the canopy, or rather NOT see it if I don't do something to represent it. There MU
  11. Thanks Aeronut, that'd be great. Any basic cockpit details would help, hopefully if not too much trouble. I'll try to do that bit justice at least. I'll post some pics of my Waco cockpit when I can remember how! Kindest regards JD
  12. 'evening chaps, I wonder if anyone has any pictures of the inside of a Hotspur cockpit? I always try to spruce up the seats particularly. There seem to be a few pics of the instrument panel and one photo I can find from LH rear showing the back of the pilot with an instructor (I presume) looking in, but not much else. Any guidance greatly appreciated, many thanks JD
  13. I've got a Waco I built some while ago.. the cockpit from the kit is just some sort of general purpose one fits all job, very poor. I'd just bought my 1st digital camera and we were going camping to Normandy! Lucky eh? If I can rescue it from my cabinet I'll re-attach the new one I made. I've got a little Novo Hotspur too that might be buildable. It looks a bit basic.......
  14. I was pondering how to make cannon blisters for a Mk II Hurricane, thank you!
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