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    POTUS VH-3 colours

    FS14081 is apparently known also as Pullman Green. I seem to recall a Floquil Railway colour of that name.
  2. I was quite taken last year to see the then POTUS boarding a Marine Sea King. So, what sort of Green was it? FS34087, (now fs34088} or Helo Drab or something else. (Yes, it's been polished so it should begin with a 1---) While we are on the topic is the white White or Insignia White
  3. You can see the markings choices on the HLJ website
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    B.O.A.C. Lodestars

    The mmp book is apparently unobtainable here so I can't check that myself. Since the first 2 were ex-civil that figures (thanks, Geoffrey). Since Special Hobby only gives decals for G-AGIH, it's either benches or nothing. Easy choice.
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    B.O.A.C. Lodestars

    Did the B.O.A.C. registered Lodestars on the run to Stockholm have forward facing seats or sideways facing benches?
  6. Thank you, Giampiero. Question resolved.
  7. Perusing the instructions on my Sword Re 2002 I was struck by the yellow tips on the propeller. On going through the Wiki images I'll go along with this but the early 1940 vintage images of e.g Fiat G 50 do not show these. I don't think it is an individual manufacturer's foible so the question is - is there a timeline? When did the changeover from a practice similar to the U,S. to one more like that of the U,K. take place? It seems to be evident before the 1943 surrender.
  8. No cameras. I assume they are in the box.
  9. Shouldn't there be a cowling machine gun on the TBF-1? Can't see one.
  10. Both the HiPlanes (sized for Airfix in the blurb) and the AML one are certainly smaller in span
  11. Yes, thank you. Was aware of the port inner.
  12. Is there any noticeable difference between the engine nacelles of these 2 marks? Thinking of tinkering with the Airfix MK. III. Got lots of aftermarket for the Italeri Mk. I.
  13. Not saying anything till see the price. I remember all those people who were enthusiastic about the Kalinin K-7. Still Vaclav appears confident with 5 boxings spread out over the years.
  14. Don't tell me it's supposed to be Boffer or Buffer.
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    Mosquito J 30?

    Reason I asked is that I unearthed the old Airfix 1/72 mk.xix /j.30 (part assembled) recently. Give or take a canopy I can't see much difference in the fuselages of the Airfix xix and the Tamiya xvii (both Bullnose}
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    Mosquito J 30?

    If I take a Tamiya Mosquito NF XIII/XVII fuselage and wings and replace the three blade props with Maestro four-bladers will I have a Swedish J 30? Apologies for not placing this in Cold War.
  17. Think I'll go humbrol 147. Thanks all.
  18. Title says it all. While I'm waiting to see if my Beaufort will arrive, I'll make a start on the Micromir Fokker G_! 1/72. Unfortunately, Micromir includes no instruction whatsoever on the interior colours. Light Grey is the best guess at the moment. I know some of you have built the 1/48 one and there is a replica in the Netherlands so any advice is welcome.
  19. I repeat go to "Pacific Wrecks" site. Read the chronology first. On the 13/14 October Japanese battleships shelled Henderson Field; repeated by cruisers 14/15. Japanese Army reinforcements followed. (The main body, at least, of the 347 FG was still in Tonga on this date) Go to the ' Aircraft" section. read the loss of Ki-46-II of Captain Kurita Hideo of the 76 Dokuritsu Dai Shijugo Chutai, on 25 October which closely follows Ferguson's account. Presumably. Kurita was trying to find out where the Japanese Army had got to. Incidentally, Guadalcanal is not the end of the Earth. Henderson Field is the site of the international airport of the Solomon Islands. The area is not as well researched as the Somme battlefields but at least adequately. Any crashed aircraft in the area described will have been found and documented by now. Suggest the date 13 October is the result of mis-reading or mis-remembering,
  20. "Pacific Wrecks" site has a Ki-46-II shot down over Henderson Field on October 25, 1942.
  21. Says 'flying out of our warehouse" which may be true. Release can't be far away'
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