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About Seawinder

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  1. You're probably right. I think what I was remembering was the Blue Angels planes had the Super Fox intakes, so one would have to compromise in building one of the kit markings options OOB.
  2. Yes, I built that kit. OOB it's an -E since it doesn't provide the Super Fox intakes. It does have options for hump- or non-humpback.
  3. Doesn't appear to be up at this point.
  4. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    Thanks for the info. Stainless steel it is and ever will be.
  5. There are a bunch of Hasegawa A-4s listed at ebay; they're not cheap.
  6. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    I'm not intending to beat a dead horse, but the rigging wires on the restored Bristol Bulldog at the RAF museum (lots of online photos) appear to be unquestionably black. Was this then simply a decision made by the restorers, or does it in any way reflect actual period practice?
  7. You may be able to use it as a starting point to doctor your way to a satisfactory #23.
  8. Light Blue 23 is a rather elusive color and has not, to my knowledge, been done well if at all by model paint producers. In this Hyperscale thread: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/p-26a-colors-t194612.html one poster gives FS 35193 as the closest match to Light Blue 23. Comparing that FS chip to the one for Light Blue 23 in Archer's book, it's a decent match. In the same thread, Dana Bell posts some useful information about the various versions of Light Blue. An even more lengthy discussion can be found here at Britmodeller:
  9. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    Okay, I've browsed a few threads and found one discussion at a WW1 site that seemed to support the notion that most RFC WW1 planes had natural metal wire, but some had black. I've also found photos of Bristol Bulldogs and Fairey Flycatcher biplanes with pretty clearly black rigging. Is this an accurate assessment?
  10. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    Sure, that too, but the OP was asking about RFC, which kind of implies pre-WW2 at least.
  11. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    So which, if any, WW1 RFC planes would have had black rigging wires, and was that indeed the norm between the wars?
  12. If it'll be helpful, there are photos of my build here (click on any image to enlarge): https://seawinder.smugmug.com/2020-Models/MiG-29-9-12/ Again, I used MRP Light Gray (MRP-91), AKAN Gray-Green (63093), and MRP Dark Gray (FS 36118, MRP-40).
  13. It's not unlikely that a Mk. VIII would have had the single rod IFF antenna under the starboard wing rather than the tail-to-fuselage wires since they started being installed sometime in 1943.
  14. Seawinder

    Colour of Rigging Wires

    I don't know about WW1, but it seems to be true that many, if not most interwar types had black rigging.
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