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About Seawinder

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  1. Why on earth would they use yellow for the anti-glare panel?
  2. There's a slew of listings for the Tamiya kit(s) on ebay. Not cheap, but not outrageous either IMHO.
  3. I use invisible mending thread (nylon monofilament available at fabric/sewing stores), I think it's around .002 inch diameter. I paint it a dark metallic using something like Alclad Steel applied with a microbrush before I cut it off the spool.
  4. I now realize I misread tempestfan's post #3 in which he mentioned the narrow white rings: he was referring to the inner ones as type B's became type C's on the wings.
  5. Thanks, Giorgio. When and where, then, would one find the wing type C roundels with a white outer ring?
  6. Wasn't yellow also used for the narrow outer ring? Some AM decal sheets certainly render it that way.
  7. Judging from the photos BS_w posted above, it'd be pretty easy to cut a small triangle of black decal to add to the M. A couple of aftermarket decal sheets have the U.S. ARMY marking with the M done per the photo. Probably the easiest to obtain would be BarracudaCal (Barracuda Studios) 48006, which is actually for P-40Es. Eagle Strike 48147 and SuperScale 48-18 also have it, but are probably pretty hard to find.
  8. Isn't US ARMY on the bottom of the wings? Speaking only for myself, I don't make a habit of displaying my models upside down.
  9. I think Dull Dark Green would be quite unlikely for the cockpit of an F4U-1D. It was apparently found on at least some "birdcage" -1s, but Interior Green (or tinted Zinc Chromate) was standard by or during so-called -1A production.
  10. This might have some useful information for you: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/viewtopic.php?f=149674&t=226920&p=2243805&hilit=revell+eurofighter#p2243805 There are also discussions of the kit to be found at Britmodeller. Nobody seems to mention anything large/glaring in the way of shape accuracy, but there are quite a few comments about soft detail and some building issues.
  11. That's really helpful, thanks! Sounds as though it'll be a choice between Sky Blue and Azure Blue, although the former looks more likely based on the photo JackG posted. Tony, your rendition is quite persuasive (and nicely done); I agree about reversing the colors and mirroring the scheme.
  12. Being mostly a prop modeler, I've called this my year of the jet with four builds. Bigger projects meant smaller production numbers -- only eight for the year. Just as an aside, I can't believe the sheer numbers of fine models completed by some of the Britmodellers. Anyway, in the order of completion: AMT 1:48 Kittyhawk Mk. Ia in South African markings Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk. XVI (early) Tamiya 1:48 Gloster Meteor Mk. I Tamiya 1:48 A6M5 Zero Hasegawa 1:48 F-15C Eagle Tamiya 1:48 Beaufighter Mk. VIF Revell Germany 1:48 Tornado GR.4 Monogram/Revell F-105F Wild Weasel Season's greetings to everyone. Pip
  13. Right you are -- I didn't read carefully enough: the pilot is given as RCAF, not the squadron.
  14. One of the kit options in the recent Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb is a plane from RCAF 249 Sqn. on Malta, 1942. Upper surface call-outs are for Sea Grey and Dark Earth, which lines up with what I've read, although the Grey may be Extra Dark Sea Grey either straight up or tweaked with some blue. What puzzles me is the lower surface call-out of Sky: I should have thought that, being originally Desert scheme, the color should be Azure Blue. Can anybody shed any light on this? Thanks!
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