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  1. Yes like Paramedic said the Tamiya and the other kit manufacturers missed the fact that the cuffs are different on the M/N prop. Not difficult to modify the Tamiya prop, but it would take a bit of time getting all the cuffs to match. I wouldn't trying using the distributors and magneto block from the Academy kit as they are rubbish and using anything else would be better! Even the tail wheel stuck on there would look more realistic!
  2. The main difference in the wheels is the D had six spokes and the N had eight, though some warbird D have the eight spoke wheels fitted. The N style fillet is probably included in the kit because it was fitted to this specially marked up M. I recall seeing another M that looked like it had and N style fillet on as well. I'm not sure what the intermediate fillet is about.
  3. I should point out, though I modified the Ultracast wheels by filling in all the slots around the edge of the wheels, I only did this from photos that were not that clear, but I couldn't see the slots so that's what I went with. The True Details wheels have these slots also, so it may be me that is incorrect. I'm not aware of Academy decals being improved though I haven't used them for a long time.
  4. I would go with the Vector for the cockpit. I don't know if the Aires cockpit got redone but the older one I have isn't that great. You can either get the Vector prop (I think they are the only ones to do an M/N prop) or modify kit ones. I did use the Ultracast wheels on my build but I had to modify them as most of the wheels I've seen on N's were slightly differently. True Details also do a set of N wheels though they have incorrectly labeled them as D wheels (from the product pictures I've seen anyway).
  5. I guess it must have been on the right side, but I wonder how many aircraft actually used a camera there?
  6. I managed to get to my PC and pulled these of my hard drive showing the camera installations. Vertical cameras. Rear facing cameras.
  7. I'll be interested in what you dig up. I love PR aircraft and get a bit frustrated when companies like Eduard keep producing fighter version of Spitfires and ignore all the PR versions. At least they have given us an F-6D.
  8. Like you say they blanked off the side cameras position and just used the vertical one, but I didn't know there were two vertical cameras, I just though there was one on the left side just forward of the turbo as that what seem to be in the kit. Here's the left side vertical port. I'm guessing the right side camera was in the same place on the right side?
  9. Okay thanks. That wasn't clear when it translated to English.
  10. Eduard kits are generally easy to assemble, but some of their engineering choices do make you wonder why they produced a part a certain way that ends up making it more fiddly to assemble than it needs to be.
  11. I guess they are talking about lesser produced variants? That will be nice to see and would be also nice if they did that with their Spitfires.
  12. They have already said they are doing A6M2 type 11 to A6M7, including the A6M2-N and A6M2-K. From FB:
  13. Though I have a few A6M's I'll be buying in the A6M7 and maybe the A6M2-K, though I do have a 1/72nd K that I should get on and build.
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