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Harry Lime

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  1. That cockpit really looks the business! One small point, the PJ Productions seat isn't correct for a SHAR, the type fitted to the SHAR has a noticeably different head box shape. Unfortunately, your two best options (Aeroclub and Pavla) in 1/72 are now out of production. Mark.
  2. Indeed it does! Already got a few decal options sorted and will be getting a few of these once they're released. Mark.
  3. Absolutely none, far too many differences between the F4 and the F8. Whether they plan to develop or are developing an F4 kit is probably known only to them at this moment in time. Mark.
  4. Indeed it is, see announcement here. I'll be making sure I don't miss out as I didn't get the original sheet when first released. Mark.
  5. I'd hazard a guess at them being TT.18's of 7 Sqn. Im sure @canberra kid would be able to offer up a definitive answer. Mark.
  6. Something a little different and superbly executed. Really like it! Mark.
  7. Air-Britain 'Gifts of War' p391 has BP188 named as 'Atlantic' by an un-identified donor. Mark.
  8. Utterly superb, 'nuff said! Mark.
  9. That is really rather good! I like it a lot. Mark.
  10. @Troy Smith As promised, see image below. Mark.
  11. Thanks for sharing. Interesting to see the defensive aids on the Merlins, very helpful for scratch-building. Mark.
  12. @Troy Smith Having inverted the image into a negative, the last digit of the serial would appear to be a 9 and thus tie in with Air-Britain. When I get the chance later on (and if I remember!), I'll edit in the inverted image. Regards, Mark.
  13. Hannants currently have 336 products across various scales listed from Metallic Details, would presume they'll eventually stock these too. Mark.
  14. All RAF Chipmunks had underwing serial numbers up until the mid to late 80's when they started to be dispensed with, along with a number of other RAF types. This was a gradual process, being done when an aircraft was due a repaint. Some Chipmunks retained underwing serials until the end so check your references if you find one you like. Mark.
  15. Bar Side, 'WB585' as depicted in the Airfix kit is accurate to her appearance as a preserved aircraft, her civvy reg is G-AOSY. Unfortunately (according to Air-Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 to WZ999) she was sold from RAF service way back in 1956, long before the scheme she now wears came in to use. If you've got spare decals, you could do WG348 as the actual 28 of 2 FTS back in 1972, image here. Bear in mind there were two iterations of the red/white/grey scheme used on the Chipmunk and that on 'WB585' is the first version of it, with WK590 in your selection of images showing the second version of it. Points to note include the differing split between the red and grey on the mainplanes and the all red finish of the tailplanes in the second version. There are a lot of variations, mostly small details, across the different units that used the Chipmunk and where they placed codes, badges, names etc. The best advice I can give from my own trawls through Chipmunk images is pick one and get as many images of it as you can and study the bejezus out of it! Just when you think you've got all the details pinned down, you'll spot something else. Ask me how I know..... Mark.
  16. Utterly delicious! A stunner as always. Yes it should be. Mark.
  17. Would need to check the references to be sure, but would be fairly confident putting a GPMG on a Balkan cab. Mark.
  18. Bish, 1. BS381c 632 Dark Admiralty Grey. 2. Yes, for a Falklands cab you'd need a GPMG. Mark.
  19. Pip, The 33B reference isn't a paint reference in the same way that RAL, FS or BS381c are. It is a stores reference, or a catalogue order number if you like, that enables the correctly coloured and sized tin of paint to be ordered. Someone somewhere may have the 33B listing that reveals what size of tin and, more importantly, what shade of paint is in it when cross referenced to the AM Stores Ref listed on your paint diagram. Mark.
  20. @RidgeRunner, thats a great selection of Phantom images! They offer some real modelling and diorama inspiration, thanks for sharing. Mark.
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