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About dalea

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  1. Actually, I did rather fancy using the Valiant Wings 1,000 pdrs.. Can use the kit ones instead,
  2. I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find it. I know certain squadrons specialised in carrying bombs or rockets but what is appropriate for the original issue of the new tool Airfix kit. I've got to open the appropriate holes in the lower wing before proceeding.
  3. OK you've got me inspired. I have had the Zvezda kit for a long time now and I don't think it is as bad as it is made out to be. Anyway I've just acquired the Sutcliffe vacform which gives me the opportunity to make two kits but the clear parts can do with an upgrade. So, I've just ordered the MSD kit which I expect to be truly terrible. Hopefully with a bit of aftermarket (Decals? Torpedo?), I can do something. Not aiming at anything like as good as yours but a bit of an improvement on the original
  4. Tp79 Hugin is a C-47. An S-31 is a Spitfire PR XIX: an S-26 is a P-51D. HTH
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    Spanish Blues

    Thanks. Ivand. Sorry for confusing Porsche and Peugeot but neither is in my stash. Found my two pots of Humbrol Acrylic RC 404 once I started looking. Sad news about the Goss Green, though. And the undersides of the Merlin one are not the same, hooray!
  6. Have also got a lot of the aftermarket. Missed out on the tip tanks. though. Can anybody be more specific about just precisely what is wrong with the originals since the Fisher replacements appear to be extinct?
  7. dalea

    Spanish Blues

    Now that you mention it , I seem to remember the same thing. Could only find Garter Blue in Humbrol Acrylic, if I recall. ,
  8. dalea

    Spanish Blues

    Contemplating my Amodel Ha-1109K-1L (ie. a Bf109G-2 with a HS-12Z engine), I note that Amodel recommends Humbrol 89 Mid-Blue overall. The box-art shows something a lot darker. Most models on the Internet are also a lot darker but I suspect they are influenced by Wings Palette. "Porsche Blue" as a description is not a help; look at the used car ads. Ps.1 Would this colour be the same as the Bf 109G's used in Russia? Ps.2 Is the underside colour used on the later Buchons in Spain be the same? Paint recommendation please.
  9. Have just ordered the Mr. Color 3xpot JASDF Oceanic Camouflage set C374,375 & C376 for this kit which are presumably the right colours. Does anybody have the right NAMES for these colours?
  10. Got both. The Airfix one screamed "Build me!" The Revell /Hasegawa one didn't. Have so far resisted temptation.
  11. It's called Abenomics and it means "Strong Yen". Get Donald to fix it.
  12. Oh, since I've just ordered some Mk 1 cowlings on spec., what's the matter with them?
  13. Thanks, dogsbody. There are variations in those photographs, too. They also raise the question about the use of twin .30s v single .5s, too. Sydhuey, your reply came through as I was typing this and clears up most of the original query, thanks.
  14. Have just been comparing the underwing stores on the ancient Airfix Catalina with the modern you-beaut Eduard 672172 (intended for a Liberator). They are noticeably different. Google has not come up with photographs for airborne British Depth Charges of the WW2 era. Basically, are the Airfix ones ok, or should I replace them. or leave them off, and were they carried on the Bismarck sighting sortie anyway?
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