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Tbolt last won the day on September 30 2018

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  1. I realize what was being I ask I was just referring to you statement and using it as a point about non standard serial placement and just because we've found no other Razorbacks with numbers on the rudder obviously doesn't mean one doesn't. And you do have access to the same photo archive as me - all those pictures are available on the internet, I just spend far too much time looking for them Hopefully some one can still find a photo of this aircraft. I wouldn't model this aircraft at the moment because I know if i did, once I've finished it a photo would appear proving me wrong!
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    Eduard 1/48 Tempest

    That is some bad packing as that part is obviously stronger that the cockpit tubing. Hopefully Eduard will learn from this.
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    Eduard 1/48 Tempest

    I'm not saying it's not packed badly just pointing out that it's very fragile which is because either it's too thin or Eduard plastic is too brittle for this sort of construction. Even if the tubing is to scale it poses the question is it better to make it a bit thicker so it can actually be built? Yes Eduard should have packed the kits better but maybe also put some blocking sprue around the parts like some manufacturer do with fragile parts.
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    Eduard 1/48 Tempest

    The scales got nothing to do with it, I was saying it looks thinner for the scale. You say it should be very thin for the scale but the resin one is thicker? So one on them is wrong then and if the resin one is meant to be more accurate, this would suggest the kit one is too thin ( anyone know what the tubing diameter is on the real thing? ) If you've seen Roy Sutherlands comments on it, you'll see he broke his several times while working on it so it's not just the bad packaging that's the problem. If a professional model makers struggled with it then plenty of us normal modellers will probably have problems with it as well ( especially if you have fat clumsy hands like mine! ).
  5. Excellent work, especially on the cowl painting as I never look forward to doing curved masking with pin striping.
  6. You need to look at some more photos then So many things during wartime were done non standard and like I said before why would the artist of that profile put the 4 on the rudder if it's not been taken from a photo? Yes it could be a mistake but unlikely as the artist of this profile, Don Greer, did all the other profiles in the In Action book and got the serial positioned correctly in those, then he placed that 4 on the rudder for a reason, unless maybe he was copying another, incorrect profile? This is the sort of aircraft I would stay away from modelling until I could find a picture showing if the 4 was on the rudder or not.
  7. I've got the Thunderbolts Triumphant book and unfortunately there are no photos of My Gal Sal in it.
  8. Exactly, but like you say we don't know if everything is correct on the profile, so although it most likely did have the four on the rudder, was the height position correct, did the number start too far back on the fin? Being that this D-20-RE appears to be in the first block which left the factory in camo and not NMF, the serial would have been factory applied but was there another reason for re-painting after the factory such as damage to the fin? Anyway I've been through some books and I can't find a picture of this aircraft yet, so hopefully you can come up with something.
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    Eduard 1/48 Tempest

    It doesn't help that the "tubing" seems very thin - if you compare it to the Special Hobby 1/32 kit they seem to have used a bigger diameter ( for the scale ). Not sure which is more accurate though has I don't own either kit yet.
  10. But six numbers on the fin were used long before the D-20 was in production so it shouldn't have been a problem.
  11. I’ll have a look through my pictures when I get home later to se if I’ve got anything. Reference the 4 on the rudder, being that it is non-standard, I would be surprised if there wasn’t something to it otherwise they wouldn’t of done the artwork like that.
  12. My Kit Kat was short shot. Easy enough fix with a bit of filler and basic modelling skills, though it did taste a bit funny....
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