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  1. RAF flying clothing in the immediate post war years was little different to wartime issue; I don’t think that Meteor IVs had provision for g-suits. Overalls were generally a faded blue-grey, a slightly lightened Humbrol 96 or near equivalent might be a good place to start. Life jackets (Mae West’s) we’re generally an orange yellow colour and helmets would be wartime leather style. The finish for early RAF Meteors was High Speed Silver, an aluminium-pigmented pant; there would be very little bare metal visible anywhere apart from tailpipes and undercarriage oleos. I know it’s not
  2. The A320 is smaller than both the A300 and A310 and the original 737 is smaller than the 707 and 727.
  3. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could do a "Meteor Special" weekend with all of their Meteors parked together in a photo graphically-conducive arrangement?
  4. I hope that MikroMir are going to include the little fixed slat just inboard of The tip tanks, otherwise the kit will be fatally flawed, covered in red lines and terminally unbuild able, not necessarily in that order! That won’t stop me buying a few though, perversity is a wonderful thing.
  5. In many respects the Meteor NF. 12 and 14 are identical, the most obvious difference between the two is that the latter has a nice two-piece sliding canopy married to a new, steeper, windscreen instead of the heavily framed, sideways-hinged coffin lid of the former. I believe that Newark also has an NF. 14 so, if you can get there post-lockdown, you can compare and enjoy both (the NF. 12 was in Hangar 2 and the NF. 14 outside near the cafe the last time I was there).
  6. Either a cooling air intake or artificial feel unit feed IIRC.
  7. My copy is, I think, from RAFM Hendon in the early nineties and I can’t presently get at it to check.
  8. The illustrations look very like those in the Francis K Mason book on the Hurricane first published around 30 years ago, as does the typeface of the heading. Please be aware of copyright implications. Rather fancy the Dagger-engined version though, especially with the IIc wing.
  9. If they did it's not presently listed on their site. Try a punt for it in the "Wanted" column.
  10. Of more import perhaps is how many hours and cycles the engine has since new and since last overhaul, and whether it's subject to additional inspections due to these or unscheduled shutdowns and/or removals because of previous failures. Let's let the NTSB/FAA/Boeing/United do their jobs and find out exactly what happened. Well done to the crew for getting everyone back down to terra firma without further drama and no reported injuries.
  11. You really don't need to smother the model in "wash", operating in a maritime environment the AEW. 2s were kept clean as an anti-corrosion measure but there was always some crud from the engines and exhausts, later style exhausts notwithstanding.
  12. I also have the B-17; having bought it to convert to a 100 Group Fortress III Airfix then reissued it as such, saving me much of the work. You'll need to be careful getting the tail turret to match the diameter of the read fuselage and you might want to scribe in some of the panel lines around the nose and front fuselage but it's another enjoyable kit to build.
  13. I like the way you haven’t weathered the nuts off it, just enough emphasis on panel joints and weathering. I know some 2 Group Mitchells wound up looking like refugees from the station dump but yours is a classic “less is more” on the weathering front.
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