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  1. Sort of, unless you spend hours and hours looking for something only to realise that drawing must be missing
  2. Thanks for that. That first drawing, while the earlier squarer access panel does confirm that it was access for the coolant. Since Bell designed a blank for the aperture I don't think there was a panel after the M and photos of US, French and VVS aircraft all show the same hole. I do have a set of P-39 drawings but the problem is finding the one you want out of the 11,000+ drawings! I'm just not sure what to put in there when I cut the panel out.
  3. I found this photo where it's just open into the structure, but is that just because this aircraft isn't complete?
  4. Does anyone know what the reason is for the aperture at the back and just below the air intake on the left hand side of P-39Q? Earlier P-39 versions seem to have a squarer access panel here and if the drawings in the Mushroom Model book on the P-39 are correct the change to this aperture came in on the P-39M. http://xn--80aafy5bs.xn--p1ai/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1.Istrebitel-P-39Q-1..jpg The only reference I've found to it so far is on this Bell drawing of the P-39Q, where is shows it with a cover fitted so I'm guess it's some sort of vent but I don't know what for. The coolant tank sits just below it. I haven't found anything refference it in the EMI or Pilot's manual yet. Does anyone have a close up picture of it or know what it's for?
  5. The sprues. http://armahobbynews.pl/blog/2022/09/26/pierwsze-produkcyjne-wypraski-modelu-p-39q-airacobra/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=P-39&utm_term=P-39-wypraski&utm_content=pl http://armahobbynews.pl/wp-content/uploads/wypraska-01.jpg http://armahobbynews.pl/wp-content/uploads/wypraska-02.jpg http://armahobbynews.pl/wp-content/uploads/006-1.jpg
  6. Always liked the look of this aircraft. Canopy doesn't look too brilliant but maybe that's just the lighting on the photo.
  7. I'm guessing this is the same video posted above ( I never got around to watching it the other day ) but that ones seems to have been deleted so here it is again.
  8. I managed to get to Hendon yesterday and got a few shots of the Tempest and Typhoon windscreens. Not easy to get good shots with the lenses I had with me but in this first picture the sealant is fairly obviously because of how roughly it's been done ( to get the images full size right click and open in a new tab )
  9. If they can't I don't see how they would make any profit.
  10. Sam here! I'm going to have start selling a few kits that I'm never going to get to soon to free up some room ( and cash! ).
  11. Why would any trader buy from Hannants then? If Hannants are the UK importer for Kotare then I guess they don't want to sell to anyone else.
  12. Yes it's normally seems to be around 10%. I wish MJW would get them in as they are a minmium of 15% off, but I doubt they will get this kit in.
  13. I haven't pre-ordered but hopfully SMS or eModels will do it for 10-15% off.
  14. You'd have to be crazier than Tamiya to bring out only one version of an aircraft like the F-4. It will be interesting to see what version they end up doing.
  15. I was talking about the retail price in the US, obviously you can get it cheaper from Japan. I can get some Airfix kits cheaper in Japan. Maybe the Kotare kit will be more than $109 retail in the US but I though thats what its going to be. But if Tamiya released the Spitfire today the price would be slightly higher. If you can get the Tamiya kit shipped for less than $20 then you could get it for the same price ( based on retail, obviously the Kotare kit will be available for less as well ) but here in the UK we have to add 20% to that and a £12 fee. The later Tamiya boxings retails for £135 here in the UK and as Don149 has pointed out Hannants have just added the price of £110 for the Kotare kit which is what I was expecting as a minimum but hopefully there will be a few retailers here doing some deals.
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