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Pete M.

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  1. 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 a
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Glad to help out. I do have more general photos of the rest of the airframe if anyone is interested? Cheers, Pete M.
  5. 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.
  6. Bugger. Thought I'd got it right! I'll re-do it Cheers, Pete M.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hi Mike. Unfortunately, Alan has this wrong..the white bands on the prop blades and white prop hubs WAS a identifier used by Number 3 Servicing Unit for it's charges while operating from Green Island after it's occupation by US and New Zealand troops. There is a sequence of official RNZAF photos taken both on Green Island, and after the move by No.3 S.U. to Jacquinot Bay on New Britain One or two have been posted by Alan, but I've attached a few more as follows. All photos other than the model are Air Force Museum Of New Zealand copyright. PR5250: Group of No. 3 Servic
  10. Hi Ben. Luckily both had broken off right at the pour stub, no actual damage to the struts so still usable. If I do have a problem with them then I am lucky enough to have a good supply of Aeroclub/Contrail strut material left.
  11. I have to agree 100% with europapete's summary of the kit..'bloody nice'. Other than a couple of the struts breaking off the pour stub, it also survived it's long trip to New Zealand! I will add one recommendation that anyone building this or specially the upcoming 1:32 scale version (if they don't already have a copy) is to search out the Phil Jarrett book..I found a copy on Ebay UK and it arrived yesterday. Not cheap, but more photos of IIIF's than I've ever seen before! The chapter covering the anatomy of the IIIF makes the price well worth it alone. Highly recommend
  12. Popped up on another of my Facebook feeds but too good not to pass-on! Get well soon tentacled one. Pete M.
  13. I received my kit from Ben last week, and it's a bloody beauty. Well packed, and only a couple of the struts had broken free from their molding block. Took it along to my local IPMS Auckland club meeting on Tuesday evening and much 'ooing and aahing' over it. Even the ex managing director of a certain now closed Kiwi kit producer was impressed.... I can see a couple of small detail changes needed for the Kiwi ones, but well within the capabilities of most modellers with some experience of working with resin kits. I had downloaded the two 'E' manuals and have now managed to fin
  14. Hi to all. While not answering the question on the prop size, these photos of No.11 Squadron Wapitis operating on the North West Frontier may be of use. All from the Air Force Museum Of New Zealand photo archive site. https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/ Note: I have resized these to post here, full resolution photos on the site. There are also a couple of photos of Hart's as used by No.11 as well. Image from the Geoffrey Newland Roberts personal album collection. Senior British Army officers inspecting No. 11 Squadron personnel and aircraft. Westlan
  15. Nice work Woody. Those cowlings look great so I'll have to keep an eye on the AIM's listings at the big H! Cheers, Pete M.
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