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fingers

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  1. Sounds like a plan coming together. Only 3hrs to plug, strip and paint just gotta get rid of that last blemish.
  2. Blow me I've just stripped the paint (just the required panels) and plugged the holes, doomed if you do doomed if you don;t.
  3. Thanks for all the replies. Would it be fair to say that the 1960 aircraft would be around in the mid sixties by the time that Mod. 1257 would/could have been installed and Hunters were being phased into a more all round role? If so that would allow me to carry out the initial intention i.e. inner small fuel tanks outer matra. I could also just have fuel tanks and no outer ordnance by blanking the holes (don't really want to as paint is on and went ok) or having empty pylon. What other load outs would be correct for the outer pylon? Also was there ever a twelve barreled Matra pod? Dave
  4. I'm building the Academy f6 Hunter and am doing the 56 Squadron 1960 option. I was going to have a small fuel tank on the inner pylon and what I thought were Matra type 155 rocket launcher pods on the outers, are these pods accurate? Would this load out be correct? I can find little reference to a twelve barrel pod at all. Thanks in advance. Dave
  5. Unless they've done a bit of reboxing but even then they often improve/add to things,odds on to our benefit.
  6. Is that allowed, I mean seriously. Nice work by the way.
  7. That's what I concluded, I just need to find a source of one any ideas? Dave
  8. According to my googling the French tank is different from the RAF ones (chunkier, blunt nose as well as the wings) although I could easily be totally wrong and would be glad to be as it would save some aggro.
  9. Cracking pic Jari. In the kit is a British style fuel tank I wonder where I can get a French type as shown above (Rp36 I think)? Dave
  10. Thanks boys I'll blank the holes and leave them off.
  11. I'm doing the Kitty Hawk Jaguar and wish to know whether to fit the chaff/flare dispensers underneath towards the rear. The instructions do not show them being fitted as a stage but later show them on so are not really useful, box art shows none painting guide has them fitted and googling is frustratingly inconclusive. Can anyone tell me the answer?
  12. That is big and bl##dy beautiful I absolutely love it. F.M. Halifax Bolton Paul rear turret transparency with scratchbuilt internal gubbins for the Quickboost B.P. Defiant .303 machine guns. Any details on this part of the build? Dave
  13. I use the this aswell and agree with everything in this statement except cleaning, for me if it has gone off in the slightest then cellulose thinners is necessary to shift it. I also find it brushes well both wetter or as a semi dry brush technique. Best primer I've use. Dave
  14. Truly a beautiful and striking model. It's looks are very Captain Scarlet to my eye, Harmony Angel would kick bottom in that baby.
  15. Everythings a help Wafu, if I can conclude that 'no one knows better' then I can move on with my build. I personally think length would only marginally be altered, if at all, and any mod, excepting the root taper, would be subtle to make the most of, probably, computer aided aerodynamic improvements.
  16. The only place I've found anything approaching a diagram is on a picture of some resin blades made by Heritage Aviation Models, roughly scaling off that seem to suggest a chord to length ratio of 1 to 10 this is the same as the kits mouldings and accepting correctness in their work (debatable allways) would suggest introduction of a root taper would suffice. What do you gents think? Dave
  17. Thanks for those Scimitar, unfortunately they don't have the info I'm after. What I'm after is either a diagram or set of measurements which would allow me to attempt a mod on the kits rotors, everywhere says the rotors were changed but I can see nothing with dimension changes. Dave
  18. Hi, I'm building the Italeri 1/48 Chinook at the moment and was wondering if anyone has the dimensions for the later type rotor blades so i can have a go at modifying the kit ones, a drawing would be nice as well. All the best Dave.
  19. I've just had a look at the MK1 web site and they do a wooden deck for POW but no complete upgrade set, at least as far I can see, so that recommendation is no good, sorry.
  20. I've just finished a Tamiya KGV in 1/350 using the WEM set and I wasn't that impressed. Int he future I have Academies Warspite to do for which I have a set by MK1 Designs this looks head and shoulders better than the WEM set but of course I haven't buit it yet, it's also cheaper thant he Pontos one though I think not so complete/overkill I would certainly consider a set by MK1 designs.
  21. Just seen Lanc over our place (Upton on Severn) good stuff.
  22. Beggars belief why anyone would seek to do this to a 'fun' site.
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