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85sqn

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About 85sqn

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    Air war in the Mediterranean
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    Aircraft of 85 Sqn
    Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (WW2)

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  1. 85sqn

    FAA Corsair Decals

    Thats assuming that all 5's on 1841 were painted identically to 1842 and away from the standard format. The difference is that lean on the vertical strake. This is the only photo I have seen purportedly of KD658: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/147/The-royal-treatment--Our-Corsair-gets-her-colours.aspx Scroll down- hard to tell. Theres a nice article btw in this months Britain at War magazine on Hammy. Atb Nick
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    FAA Corsair Decals

    Hiya, can I recommend Maketar masks? They are customizable to any size and cost something like a pound per numeral. They do FAA/RAF font and I use them all the time now for FAA stuff. Takes about 10 days in the post. best regards Nick
  3. Looks like it on the left of the last photo?
  4. Have never seen that before, really great spot! Interesting placement of the rear view mirror.
  5. Superb, absolutely the right choice as it looks ace!
  6. Really nice. Your colours I think are spot on.
  7. 85sqn

    Tamiya 1/48 Churchill VII Crocodile

    Bravo Tamiya! One for my wish list
  8. 85sqn

    Bisley flown by WC Hugh Malcolm V.C.

    Thanks very much Nick
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    Bisley flown by WC Hugh Malcolm V.C.

    I have the CA kit and that ones been on my list to do for a while ever since I visited 18 Sqn. at Odiham where they have a history room with some information on the subject.- from what you can tell, do your photos look as you would expect 18 Sqn to look at the time?-desert scheme, red code letters, azure undersides? best regards nick
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    AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Thanks for the response Ed, I think in her most interesting guise the as a BPF aircraft the RAAF stands out well and she was flown by a RAAF Flt. Lt. whilst aboard HMS Victorious- Bruce Ada. Check out the ad hoc BPF bars added to the RAAF roundels For a time before joining the RAAF she lived at RNAS Cowdray Park in my home town of Midhurst, I will be constructing her and some others to go in a display at our local museum. Atb Nick
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    AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Hi Ed, are you doing W3085?
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    AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Yep echo that. They have W3065 as an HMS Victorious Seagull V. It should be W3085 and she's a Walrus MkII aka 'Darby'.
  13. At £45 from Hannants versus £33.80 for Special Hobbies version- I'll stick with SH. If I could get the Trump version cheaper then I would give it a go
  14. That's a 10 second job to fix the elevators. I think the kit looks pretty nice overall, I'd like to see one closer up and I'd consider getting one. Special Hobby MkI is okay but I'm not a great fan of their plastic and slightly vague instructions.
  15. Lovely stuff Phil! I like the ZYC showing through. I like your collection in the cabinet too- it’s very similar to mine, lots of EDSG and DSG!
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