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Pete M.

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  • Birthday 12/08/1949

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  1. Hi Sosezi. There are a couple of massive threads here on Britmodeller covering just this subject..just do a search... is just one. Cheers, Pete M.
  2. Ooops, typo...yes should have been XX829...bloody fat fingers! Cheers, Pete M.
  3. It'll be interesting to see if you do receive one! All my messages to Kittyhawk have so far gone unanswered...
  4. I'm not usually a jet modeller, but a few years ago during one of my Telford trips to the UK I did a walkaround of the twin seater at Newark as it was right out in the open in front of their hangar and too good a chance to ignore it for others! Revisited it again in 2019 so got a few more photos. Now, what is the original base colour on that one..lots of shades to replicate as I will be doing XX289 as now displayed??? Cheers, Pete M.
  5. Hi Frank. I'm another that received one with the main canopy cracked in half. After 2 years of trying to get a replacement via both Hannant's and Kittyhawk, I found another kit just across the Tasman in OZ at a great price which has now arrived undamaged. I now have a lot of spare parts in one box, but may build a second one as being under maintenance!!! Cheers, Pete M
  6. And Monogram (Revell) also missed it on their 1:48 scale kits..needs a bit of 'fettling' to get it correct. Pete M.
  7. Hi Jim. In my humble opinion, the best RAF WWII rockets are those from the Aires Aerobonus line, but they only do the 60 lbr's, no 25's! Maybe combine the rocket tubes and fins with the Tamiya warheads??? Hannant's are only showing the 1:32 scale kits in stock, none in 1:48. Kit numbers are 480-067 and 320-064. I did a quick review of these for our club's newsletter back in 2016..a couple of quick snapshots attached below: Hope these help. I will also dig out my Revell kit to see what they are like, but I've just finished a move to a new apartment, and many kits are still sitting in large cartons in the lounge! Cheers, Pete M.
  8. Found in a batch of recently digitised photos from the Air Force Museum Of New Zealand archives. I have cropped the original and straitened it horizontally it for posting here. The original full sized image can be found here: https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/archives/5003-Search-the-Collection/Collection/2021-078.21_1.JPG.info The caption reads: Negative from the FE Fennessy personal collection. Side view of Hawker Osprey K3629, from HMS Sussex on the hard at RNZAF Station Hobsonville. HMS Sussex was visiting New Zealand between late 1934 and early 1935. Hopefully some details there for any of you building an Osprey on floats. Cheers, Pete M.
  9. Hendy. Back in the day when this kit was first released, John Adams of Aeroclub released a set of corrected intakes for the CA kits, and a new fuselage 'pod' for the FB5..luckily I got both at Telford back then. Intakes are resin and the 'Pod' is injected, and far superior to the CA effort! Well worth searching out for if doing another CA Vampire kit. Cheers, Pete M.
  10. Done under the Cooper Details brand, his older company before becoming Barracuda. Roy also does wheels and a canopy for the reasonably good CA kit. Cheers, Pete M.
  11. Glad to help out. I do have more general photos of the rest of the airframe if anyone is interested? Cheers, Pete M.
  12. New link to folder, works on my laptop without Dropbox...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dj0a210hu8yi3mb/AACcPoTwG8RjI7zmxN5GAND3a?dl=0 If not I'll have to post all the individual links or for anyone with Dropbox wanting them, give your email addy and I'll do the invite thing. Cheers, Pete M.
  13. Bugger. Thought I'd got it right! I'll re-do it Cheers, Pete M.
  14. Hi to all. Follow the attached link for my photos of the internals of several Hawker Hind rebuilds. Photos taken at the Subritzky Collection at Dairy Flat in Auckland, New Zealand. https://www.dropbox.com/home/Hawker Hind Hopefully the link should work OK. To download, select the ... icon on the r/h side. Cheers, Pete M.
  15. Hi Ley. I'll upload a file of 'Kiwi' Hind restoration photos to my Dropbox account tomorrow and pass on the links. Lot's of internal detail 'stuff'! Cheers, Pete M.
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