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Troy Smith

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  1. Troy Smith

    1/48 - Fairey Albacore by Trumpeter - released

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/trumpeter-1-48-fairey-albacore-preview-t497208.html https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10538075 This is the Special Hobby wing for comparison
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    Kit Collectors - Help is at Hand

    A mate, whose place is pretty cluttered, lent me psychology paper on hoarding, and how it's different to collecting, and a crucial difference is interaction, in short collectors interact, with other collectors and people with similar interests, buy and sell, sorry I'm paraphasing from a quick read... Hoarders don't... I'm sure to those not looking closely there isn't much difference, and I'm sure our nearest and dearest don't pay attention to the meanderings that occur here, but it is interactive, and often very informative and thought provoking. There is also the point that I doubt ANYONE will come out as "normal" in these days of mental disorder classifications if tested! I'll have a read of the booklet again later. Note, I was lent this as I get told I'm a hoarder, and I do have some packrat tendancies I'll admit... There was an article in one of the Sunday supplements about hobbyness in Denmark, and how hobbies make you happier. My step daughters don't have hobbies, and two of them are on anti-depressants... I digress.... Cheers T
  3. Which made me search up this photo... As @Learstang mentioned Sex Pistols earlier I feel I should mention that the notorious (in Japan) punk band The Stalin "The name is very hated in Japan" (look up the August 1945 Soviet attack on Japan,) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stalin I have been very amused by their cove of No Fun.. I'd rate the 2nd LP, Stop Jap as their best. @Procopius I suspect you might find the film Burst City of some minor amusement https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burst_City I never did round to getting the DVD, I have bits of The Stalin footage, Sorry for the digression.... All from the pic of Uncle Joe in the build...
  4. Many/most lend-lease types had upper wing markings, as they were painted on before delivery by the British and Americans. If you look at images of Hurricane's and Spitfire's they have upper wing stars. http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/spit/index.htm Note these are at Abadan in Iran before delivery, and the RAF markings were painted out with British paint, and red stars applied, wrongly by VVS practice. Many profiles show markings painted out with VVS paint.... Cheers T
  5. Troy Smith

    P-47M 56th FG colors

    it needs to be uploaded as an image somewhere online, eg Flickr,. postimg or wherever, the just paste in the URL of the image. re copyright, it's a long OOP mag, and this would fall under fair use or fair dealing.
  6. Troy Smith

    US intermediate blue...

    HI Dave some colors have FS595 matches, some don't. I appreciate you say mean approximately. One important piece of information regarding Gloss Sea Blue, the FS15042, is the post 1947 color, the wartime one was ANA623 this from @Dana Bell from this thread https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014486-usn-hellcat-colours-an-unexpected-query/ and from this https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014486-usn-hellcat-colours-an-unexpected-query/ AFAIK the only model paints matched to the actual standards are the Colourcoats ones linked above. HTH
  7. Troy Smith

    P-47M 56th FG colors

    Stuff gets 'lost' here , as this thread is not mentioned here... this is the relevant bit HTH T
  8. Troy Smith

    Seafang Cockpit

    Basically Steve, no. the cockpits are totally different, so you wouldn't find much of use. There are pics of the Spiteful cockpit online, @mike did the Falcon vac, and the cockpit is visible here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/30701-falcon-148-supermarine-seafang/ https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://www.britmodeller.com/Mike/seafang/cockpit1.jpg&key=d7f5cfe6504882ebf50df5bfd3fdb3a01da577195a9ac4b238bd475b803eb13a the real thing, manual drawing shwoing IP in link https://modelingmadness.com/scott/korean/preview/trumpeter/02850cockpit.jpg Spiteful pit Spitfire for comparison
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    Russian Spitfire colors

    as the others said, standard RAF DFS. see also http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?topic=1683.0 I also finally noticed after years of looking at this pic that 'White 78' is the 2nd plane, the '78' is just visible better shot of the white tail this maybe of some background interest the VVS used Spitfire in PVO (Voyska protivovozdushnoy oboronystrany,) units, which were for Air Defense Forces, by the end of the war and up until 1947! IIRC Spitfire IX equipped something like 27 out of 81 PVO squadrons in 1945.. see https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/86024-what-happened-to-the-1200-soviet-spitfire-ix39s/ some usual misinformation, but this looks correct, which you might find interesting. hope of interest. One point, it was harder for Soviet correspondents and photographers to get to PVO units which were not in the frontline, and so photos are quite rare, I've only seen a handful of shots of VVS Spitfire IX's HTH T
  10. Troy Smith

    What have you purchased / been given

    Ok...i'll get my ..... I'm amazed there is no 'anorak' emoji.....
  11. Troy Smith

    Airfix 1/48 P-40B + Xtradecals questions

    Hi Larry Got me thinking, there have been threads here on Army Co-operation Tomahawks before..... I was able to remember that @Dave Fleming posted some info (makes a google search easier "britmodeller tomahawk fleming camera" is what I used) this maybe of interest if you have not seen it before? from the photo link here are to a beta IWM site but it gives the photo reference numbers. And this will give Dave a notification, and he might have some additional info as well. HTH T
  12. Troy Smith

    1/48 Spifire Mk1

    With a few tweaks you could build a Ib.... (small pedant note WW2 RAF mark numbers are Latin numerals, so Mk.I not Mk.1) In short you need markings. possibly fabric covered ailerons possibly an early type oil cooler modified underwing cannon drum bulges Possibly a De Havilland prop. hope of interest? T
  13. Troy Smith

    Single seat Il-2 just been raised from Russian lake

    No, sky reflection, but what is interesting is the white stripes, I'd not spotted that, @Learstang may have something to say, as I noted what looked like a white panel on the wing, but just wondered if it was gun panel that was made of a different material... perhaps not note the wing is standard AMT-4 Green and AMT-6 black otherwise
  14. Troy Smith

    Airfix 1/48 P-40B + Xtradecals questions

    HI Larry the RAF boxing has markings that use the camera AFAIK, the RM-D option, you might want to ask if someone has those spare https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1025407-airfix-a05133-curtiss-tomahawk-mk-iib RM-D is on this sheet https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48162 Also, I think some of the schemes on the Xtradecal sheet are from the Ducimus guide https://boxartden.com/reference/gallery/index.php/Modeling-References/Camoflage-Markings/12-Tomahawk-Airacobra these are some 26 sq pics, and you can see the camera ports, so I'd just ask if some has the RM-D decals leftover HTH T
  15. Troy Smith

    “RUN, RABBIT, ... RUN !”

    the real plane has filled panel lines. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/21362-mustang-wings-and-panel-seams/&do=findComment&comment=2612837 HTH