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  1. If I remember well Magna Models produced a conversion set, including decals. I don't know who acquired Magna assets, and if they are still available - but I would be interested to know! Carlos
  2. Hi Paul, My fault. My issue of "British Aeroplanes 1914-18" by J.M. Bruce was closer than the Datafile and the photo at the top is not representative of a Mk.I. My LHS just received the kit and I acquired the Russians box. The comparison with the drawings on the WD (and with the photos, particularly #33 of a turned over Mk.II) is not very favourable to the kit. The fuselage underside. where the wings attach, seems to be parallel. However, photo #R/14 shows a Mk.I wing panel that seems to be similar to the ones in the kit. May be Mk.I and Mk.II fuselages are different near the lower wing attachment points after all... The worst, and not correctable without ruining the lacing, are the fuselage halves are not symmetric, showing different curvatures in plan view. Anyone nostalgic of Merlin Models? Carlos
  3. You could convert an RS Envoy...
  4. Hi Rob, It certainly can be made! In fact, I started ages ago an Hawk Major from one of my several Eastern Express Magisters that I acquired for cheap in a web store from Ukraine. You may see some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/70648695@N03/sets/72157719317223746. A Sparrowhawk and a Falcon are also planned. I also started a Gull using a Frog Proctor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/70648695@N03/albums/72157719324221337. Drawings of Miles aircraft can be found in the Gallery pages in the Museum of Berkshire Aviation site: https://museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/ Carlos
  5. I simulated an acquisition in Mr Kit's site, and sending just that decal sheet to Portugal is more than the €16 it costs - €16,50 to be precise. So my offer to help you (Italy to Portugal and Portugal to the UK) will be too expensive. Anyway, if you are interested, from Portugal to the UK (registered) is €5,50 at most. There's another option, I'll send you a PM. Carlos
  6. Converting a B-24 to round engines is not very difficult job. It is however tedious. Here is my attempt on the Airfix kit, still unfinished: My plan for the nacelles is to saw the originals in half and reduce their width trying to make them round. Then to use some B-25 engines. There are some walk arounds of "Diamond Lil" that may assist on the conversion. Carlos
  7. Do you already have the Air Enthusiast article? I may help if not. Carlos
  8. I think this is a "if you can't do it right leave it alone" case... In 1/48, masks cut with a plotter (Silhouette, Cricut, etc) and the ring suggested with paint would be my choice. But I would like to read others opinions. Carlos
  9. I taped together the Heller DC-6 and the Revell DC-4. The difference is a lot bigger than that shown in the article, so is the DC-4 also a little off in the other way? Anyone has access to any drawings quoting the distance from the elevator to lower line of the fuselage? Anyway, assuming that Revell is right, correting the DC-6 can be done making a cut as marked in the photo bellow and rotating a little the lower back portion. Easier than adding filler, in my opinion. Thoughs?
  10. J-W, what I mean is that the fuselage top is higher in front of the wing. The following drawing shows it very clearly. After noticing it, it's very obvious from many photos, including the one with the fuselage only. By the way, the same happens with another A.W. design, the Atalanta.
  11. Here's what I'm able to access on the Ensign at the moment: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AiKWrkV41BwSMg9yktE-F-WEgzEKKfwZ?usp=sharing I also would be interested in the answer!
  12. Hi J-W, Be careful, as the drawings in your link seems to suffer from the same mistake as in the 3d produced kit: the top of the fuselage *is not* a continuous line from the leading to the trailing edge of the wing! This detail alone put me away from buying the kit, as it is pretty obvious in many photograps, including the one above. If the producer missed that... I would try to find the Execuform kit, even if it will be difficult. Or scratchbuilt one, you certainly have the skills for it. Cheers, Carlos
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