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  1. Ahh, there may have been a book of regulations somewhere in the cockpit!
  2. 1/9 to go with Pocher cars? (and some motor bikes)
  3. In Air cadet livery rego upper wing surface only. VH-DIN on starboard upper wing, read from aft.
  4. There's a picture of one in Burma in this thread where the interior colour looks lighter than black. There's only a tiny bit visible though. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/questions-about-the-soe-lysanders-t525240-s10.html
  5. Never realised they made it to Australia but that one clearly is - they were even called Scats I see. Although this seller is keen to note it has Deluxe written on it, not Scat. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/heywood/cars-vans-utes/1982-daihatsu-f50-manual-suv/1282661135
  6. I was being sarcastic but there is nothing "sporty" or "sportscar-like" about this generation of lumbering four-wheel drive trucks. Check out a picture of the Scat if you disagree!!!!! (nicely placed in a thread about inappropriate names)
  7. Japanese manufacturers seem to have excremental taste in naming things. Two Japanese tip-trucks are the Isuzu GIGA Light Dump and the Mazda Titan Dump. An early Japanese “SUV” (whatever that stands for) was the Daihatsu Scat.
  8. All of the above but in 1/18 and 1/288 scale to cover all tastes.
  9. Killing Hope by William Blum documents the activities of the CIA (and the US military and State Department) since WW2. The CIA seems to have morphed from an intelligence agency to an active quasi-military arm of the US Governemt with the remit of unseating foreign governments whch were inimical to US business interests. Generally governments who espoused land reform were equated to Communism and had to be removed by any means. There are about 50 instances where the CIA meddled in national politics from China, Italy, Greece. The Philippines, Albania and Germany in the 1940s and 1950s through dozens of countries in the 1970s and 80s to Afghanistan, El Salvador and Haiti in the 90s. Being handed two colossal military defeats in Vietnam and Afghanistan does not seem to have deterred them much. Blum was often dismissed as a paranoid CIA-hater but to dismiss him you have to not accept the thousands of references he quotes - newspaper articles, letters, statements by government figures etc. One of the most depressing books I have ever read.
  10. In the absence of a photograph, this is probably the most definitive answer we will get to the original query. it comes from Sqn Ldr Rana Chhina, author of the history of the Indian Air Force in WW2 and beyond - The Eagle Strikes - http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/books/reviews/806-eagle-strikes.html#gsc.tab=0 He says in an email - I'm afraid that there is no record of such an aircraft or any known photograph of it. I checked with a friend who is an air marshal and himself a keen modeller. He is aware of the query but has not seen any proof of such an aircraft. It seems the query has come up in India too with similar lack of positive outcome.
  11. Priceless - it should keep 5G and Covid away anyway!
  12. That's the one and I don't see any differences either. The air and oil coolant radiators are in the leading edge of the wing, the carburettor intake is below the nacelle and the intake for the two-stage intercooler radiator is the one referred to - the chin intake just at the front of the nacelle. Building the Airfix kit @72nd SQN opened up his intakes a little (and also modified the carb intakes). https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235099596-airfix-172-mosquito-modified-to-prxvi/ It's obviously a tricky shape but I think it's light reflections (and maybe paint colour) that make it look subtly different in many pictures.
  13. I am sure if one of them joined as an ordinary BM member they would soon see it. It's no great bother to me as a page refresh always fixes it but I reckon I get it about once per day on average - it is always the 500 error with the silly AR message. Maybe you need to do a poll of BM members to find out just how common it is and that would maybe let you know the likelihood of a Support guy getting it in an average session.
  14. Model built recently by a model club colleague. More pictures on the ModelArt facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/420186691329185
  15. I have found the Modelmaster and Colourcoats paints match the colour samples in the MAP book and are easy to use. https://www.amazon.com.au/British-Aviation-Colours-World-War/dp/0853682712 For acrylics, see posts above as I hardly ever use them.
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