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  1. Hi Guy, If you really want to go down the rabbit hole when it comes to getting a model of Mikasa right, check out the Mikasa Preservation Society's blog. It's a mine of information on small details. If you're adding all that etched detail it would be jolly to know what it represents! http://blog.livedoor.jp/studio120/ Will
  2. Just musing Could I graft the 'PF' radar nose from an ancient 1/72 Smer Mig-17 kit on to the new Airfix Mig-17 kit to create a more detailed model of this type? Other than the nose (and attendant radar scope in the cockpit) are there other changes I should consider? Will
  3. Nice pictures! Thanks all. Interesting scheme, it looks for all the world like someone was trying to emulate the WWII era US Navy tri-tone scheme. I'm guessing the USAF or USN at Da Nang wouldn't have access to those WWII era ANA606/608 colours though? Anyone care to speculate on what likely paints they would likely have used?
  4. Hi all, I have seen a few colour profiles of a grey/white HU-16 operating out of Da Nang during the Vietnam War that was crewed by Pan Am pilots in the USAF reserve. Does anyone know of any images of the actual aircraft? Would anyone care to speculate on the likely paint colours? Here's what we're talking about by the way. Will
  5. Thanks both for your suggestions. Sean, that Intrepid kit does indeed look very nice. It's not a question of the model not fitting in my cabinets (it probably would), rather the issue is that I can't conceal something so large from my wife, and (more importantly) I don't know what I would be able to tell her when she inevitably spots it and asks how much I spent on it... Will
  6. Hi all, I don't do many floaty things, but I have an itch I would like to scratch. My modelling focus for the last few years has been Vietnam war aircraft in 1/72. I've done a few naval aviation subjects, and it got me wondering whether a Vietnam era Aircraft Carrier might make an interesting addition to the cabinet to complement my display of aircraft. Are there any kits available of US Aircraft Carriers that (more or less) out of the box would depict a Vietnam era fit/ aircraft complement? I would be looking at 1/700 scale simply because of available cabinet space, but could be convinced to go bigger if necessary. I could also consider buying an appropriate aircraft complement separately from the aftermarket if that's the only route. Thanks! Will
  7. Thanks all for your suggestions. I will go with the Mk.82s. I know the 'G' had only a minor part to play given it's smaller bomb capacity, but the SIOP camo scheme is an interesting contrast to the more familiar SEA scheme. What everyone really wants is a modern tooling of a 'tall tail' B-52. I was disappointed by the Modelcollect B-52G/H kits, and their supposedly pending tall tail version seems to have been indefinitely postponed now anyway. Looks like I'll be dragging my Monogram B-52D kit out of the stash afterall! Will
  8. Hi all, Currently building a Modelcollect B-52G as a "Linebacker II" era machine. (I got it very cheap from someone who took one look at it and decided it wasn't worth the effort!) It's not their Vietnam era boxing, but most of the correct parts are there. Could I ask what the typical bomb load of a B-52G would have been during those Linebacker II raids? I'm guessing sticks of MK.82s? This is going to be a wheels-up, bomb-bay-open build so I want to make the bomb bay a bit of a focal point. Thanks Will
  9. The chances of me getting that huge multi-part canopy fixed without a tiny amount of glue bleeding through a join somewhere is practically zero. So I better buy two, just as insurance...
  10. Had this ever gone in to production you could guarantee it would have been affectionately referred to in the service as the "Snoopy". Will
  11. I would if I could! The R4D boxing seems as rare as hen's teeth! I was just going to build up a new nose on mine using Milliput over a plasticard former.
  12. Hi all, Currently building a Highplanes models RAAF Canberra B.20. The decals are odd because they have carrier film ABOVE the decal, as well as below it. Apparently you apply the decal, let it dry and then peel off the carrier film with a toothpick. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me! Does anyone have any experience applying these decals? Any tips or hints? Will
  13. Hi all, Currently building a Highplanes models RAAF Canberra B.20. The decals are odd because they have carrier film ABOVE the decal, as well as below it. Apparently you apply the decal, let it dry and then peel off the carrier film with a toothpick. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me! Does anyone have any experience applying these decals? Any tips or hints? Will
  14. Hi all, I've been wanting to build a Vietnam-era EC-47 for quite a while, and I wondered whether anyone has any views on the relative merits of the two most modern 1/72 C-47 kits on the market- Airfix (for which there is a lot of information available online), and Hobbyboss (for which there isn't). Any views on accuracy, buildability, or indeed the suitability as a basis for conversion to a EC-47? Will
  15. Interesting underwater hull shape! Just googled it and it appears this might be due to the fact that the ships were designed to be built using pre-fabricated sections in order to eliminate the need for complex shaped steel parts?
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