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  1. Both the HiPlanes (sized for Airfix in the blurb) and the AML one are certainly smaller in span
  2. Yes, thank you. Was aware of the port inner.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  8. Think I'll go humbrol 147. Thanks all.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 Eart
  11. "Pacific Wrecks" site has a Ki-46-II shot down over Henderson Field on October 25, 1942.
  12. Says 'flying out of our warehouse" which may be true. Release can't be far away'
  13. I suspect that to the average Englishman,,German or Dutchman (to use the contemporary language) tropical meant anywhere South of Biscay or East of Brindisi, i.e. any where a pith helmet was appropriate.
  14. Colourcoats do. I'm aware that they are not readily available in the sub-arctic regions
  15. Just got around to examining the AZ Hornet correction set. Most of it is aelf-explanatory but what's the single hollow circle bit for, please?
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    RLM 24

    Unfortunately, Xtracolors are not available here
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    RLM 24

    Just as a change from Azure Blue,, PRU Blue and USN blues does anybody have a favourite match for RLM 24?
  18. No landing light in lower wing in this or Sabrekits
  19. 3 exhausts with flame dampers. one without. Will check again tomorrow
  20. Just had a look inside my MPM Wellington IV. Yes there are 8 props, only 3 sets of engines, though. R-1830s , as advertised, quite decent representations and some, I presume. Hercules for their Mk.10. Cowlings look alright. The 4 engine exhausts are not identical. Three of them look like the starboard outer in the photo above, but their port outer is different. (Hangover from the MK.I ?). Also one of their decal options, Z1392/UV-G is supposed to have spinners, which makes the Curtiss Electric props question moot.
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    POTUS helicopter?

    Anybody tried the Whirlybirds conversion?
  22. Not many aftermarket decals for 2 stage Merlin Mosquitos. Can't possibly sell well.
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    POTUS helicopter?

    Is POTUS/ U.S.Marines still using the SH-3? Surely they can afford a newer one?
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