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Grey Beema

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  1. Grey Beema

    My Amigo flypast over Sheffield 22/2/19

    I'm going to bump this. Coverage is on now on BBC. Go turn the TV on. Flypast schedules for 0845.
  2. Grey Beema

    My Amigo flypast over Sheffield 22/2/19

    Going to be covered live on BBC Breakfast..
  3. Not sure if it adds anything to the debate except show some of the wear areas on the upper surfaces but here's one I took several years back at the Portrush air show. Hope it helps in some way..
  4. Well done, I think it is really good. I struggle with eyes too there is a quick tutorial from @Roger Newsome which I intend to use next time I venture into figures. It might help the eyes technique - otherwise I think it is just practice... https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235045732-painting-a-54mm-face-with-acrylics/&tab=comments#comment-3177845
  5. Grey Beema

    28mm British Union Brigade

    Those figures look really nice, You are really consistent with your great finishing. I think the majority of your North British Dragoons have oilskin covers over there bearskins whereas the other two have not hence the brass badge plate and the plumes are visible. Being a Royal Regiment the RNBD (Scots Greys) should have Dark Blue facings. Can you get some Enniskillen Dragoons to make up the rest of the Brigade?
  6. Grey Beema

    Napoleonic Reference Books.

    I have some of the Osprey books. I don't know if they are still available as mine are over 20 years old now but I thought they were quite good at the time. I have the Cavalry books which had tables of the different Collar, Cuff Flap, Cuffs and Pocket combinations. It also. Had a list of main campaigns and actions per Regiment. It is a complex area as Matt said above. The documentation of the French army was quite good. The rest, by all accounts, were hopeless.. https://ospreypublishing.com/store/military-history/period-books/napoleonic Only 196 in the series... Just remember that history is dynamic so books that I thought good 20 years ago are probably outdated by new research..
  7. Need to put some room aside in my stash to order my D-day Seafire III. Aircraft identified, model identified - I just need to get on with the ordering...
  8. Grey Beema

    Film of Royal Navy carrier in the Suez campaign - help!

    There are some stills in the Imperial War Museum online collection. Video is not available on line however.. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193077
  9. Grey Beema

    Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk1

    I love the model and I like what you are trying to do, so keep it up. I have a similar approach. I am trying to build at least one example of an aircraft that each of the top scoring Fleet Air Arm Aces flew to score one of their victories. It is really quite hard to identify the specific aircraft and often only part of the information is available, sometimes serial numbers and sometimes aircraft codes but very rarely both. At the moment I am struggling to identify Hurricane MkI 213 Sqn either AK*U on 12.08.40 or AK*W 15.08.40 flown by SLt DM Jeram. Then you have the difficulty of modelling something that decals are not available for - but thats another days work.. Anyway - great piece of modelling - and a great way to present history and the people who made it - very well done..
  10. Grey Beema

    1/48 F4U-4 Corsairs Academy and Trumpeter

    I was looking at an aftermarket Cyclone but I think I have managed the front face ok. I need to do a little work on the crankcase but it removing bits rather than adding on. Hardest part is going to be how to mount it in the fuselage as it will be well forward of where the original engine was supposed to go. I am quite lucky because I have a reasonably clear view of how I want my collection to develop. I would send you a PDF in a PM - but I can't attach the document to the PM which would explain my path better. Basically I am working my way through the list of FAA Aces trying to build an example of what they flew on specific missions - where known (highly nerdy ) it stops me from buying things I don't need (yeah right!) and I don't have much in the small stash which is not going to be part of it. As for the firebox, I think i might be able to get it done this weekend but it depends on my fluctuating mojo..
  11. Grey Beema

    1/48 F4U-4 Corsairs Academy and Trumpeter

    I had to do a bit of looking up but here you go.. It is a hooked Meteor MkIII EE337 (according to the text the MkIII had a bigger wing) with more powerful engines and the stronger undercarriage from the Meteor MKIV. It was landed on HMS Implacable on 8th June 1948 by Capt Eric 'Winkle' Brown. I have a few things to build before I get around to Post WWII. I have Lt Stott's Firefly MkI in WIP at the moment. It's about to get the weathering done. I have also started fumbling around converting an F4F-4 to a Martlet IV. To date I have taken off all the engine cylinders and rebuilt the engine as the 9 cylinder Wright Cyclone, still need to do the wiring loom but the basics are there. I have also cut down the the cowling to the right length. So just to build the aeroplane around it now. This will be the Aircraft that Lt DM Jeram used for Op. Torch. Beyond that I have a dilemma. I have an old tool Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane. I need to decide if I'm going to rework it and if so it will be either S/Lt DM Jerams 213 Sqn Hurricane I he flew during the BoB or convert to a MkI Trop of Royal Navy Fighter Flight flown by Lt F Charlton in Egypt Nov 41 (bit of a change from TSS colours) or bin it and get a new tool version. Then of course there is the Mosquito that needs conversion to an NFXIII of 29 Sqn RAF flown by Lt D Price and SLt R Armatige. All that before I start to replenish the stash, at least two Seafire IIIs required there...
  12. Not sure how nerdy you want to get but you see out on the wing by the Nav lights there is round ended rectangle engraved into the plastic. I think that is a hand hold. I have drilled mine through, I'm not sure if there is a cover over them but I have seen picture where you can see through..
  13. Grey Beema

    Italeri Grumman TBM-1C Avenger

    Great work, really nicely finished.
  14. Hi Steve, I assume it's the same on the right side is it? I have not found a picture of the right side open only the left and top. Interestingly I took a still from a film of Fireflys Operation from HMS Indefatigable in April '45 and one of the Fireflys as it catches the arrester wire appears to have the top panel open. Thanks for this image. I have already cut my canopy with a razor saw (It was a bit long anyway) and it will be posed with the left side and top open. There is obviously some furniture to be scratched up on the canopy..