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  1. This takes me back. The Alan Hall conversion in Airfix magazine from the late 1960s was the first conversion I tried and I was delighted to discover that I could indeed shape balsa wood. These were the days of clear dope and talcum powder mixture and plastic wood. Lovely model and well done.
  2. Here's my version of the Eduard 1/48 Hawker Typhoon limited edition. It represents R8893 of No 182 Squadron in about November 1942 when the RAF were still struggling with ocurrences of misidentification leading to aircraft losses due to friendly fire.
  3. Goodness, they don't come much better. Love it!
  4. Thanks to everyone that made a response. The only problem I had with the kit was the undercarriage which as many on this forum have pointed out is very fiddly and even when fitted correctly is very prone to damage. With the advent of the new Tamiya Spit I doubt if I'll bother with another Airfix Spit Mk I-V. Thanks again Mike
  5. Here's my attempt at the Airfix Mk Vb (kit AO1525) finished as a tribute to Jean Offenberg a Belgium fighter pilot who came to Briton to help fight against tyranny in WWII. His exploits are documented in a book titled Lonely Warrior. Thanks for looking.
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    Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish

    Just bought a MKI on ebay for £40.98 including Eduard FE212 and 49212, Tamiya Bracing set and includes postage. Thanks guys for the tip. Mike
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    Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish

    Thanks guys, your suggestions are certainly food for thought. Thanks again Mike
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    Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish

    Is it possible to build a MK I from the MK II kit as the later seems to be more easily available? Mike
  9. Hi Gingerbob It's all very interesting and I've put a request on the RAF Commands forum just in case someone has info or (its a long shot) photographs. Best wishes Mike
  10. Well done Gingerbob. I'm following your research with great interest. Hope you you had a good Christmas.
  11. Hi Graham Yes I see what you mean, 2 months is a long time. Mike
  12. I'm tempted to think that W3236 PR-M was still in Dk Earth / Dk Green / Sky camouflage in October 1941 but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to say one way or the other. I can't find any photographs so I think it might have to be an informed guess. Here's hoping Mike
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