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Potato Pete

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  1. Mark I'd guess the 4lb and 30lb are both incendiary ordnance Cheers Pete
  2. Potato Pete


    Just the one type. Their FB VI/NF Mk II appears to be the same Pete
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    The Tamiya 1/48 B Mk IV has the square tread Pete
  4. Codes appear to be RM which would make it 26 Squadron. The squadron moved to France in Oct '39 and served in an army co-operation role, finally withdrawing to Lympne on the 19th May 1940, after which it flew supply, bombing and reconnaissance missions. The broad tail flash points to '39 or '40 date so I'd guess the example in the picture was abandoned in the withdrawal from France. Pete
  5. Chris, I think he might be referring to Comet Miniatures which was in Lavender Hill. If so, I think it closed about five years ago. Not sure if it relocated. Cheers Pete
  6. Troy's post pretty much covers it. Not sure she ever had an all yellow tail. When she was assigned to the 44th, it would have been prior to the yellow tail markings iirc, so nmf/doped aluminium/silver all over. If you look at the pic showing the damage to the tail (4th April 1945) in Troy's last link, the rudder is still doped silver/aluminium. Whether the silver rudder is a replacement I don't know - I suspect it was left unaltered, but that's just a guess. The elevators appear to be yellow prior to the damage. There is another site with more pics showing the same incident but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Pete
  7. Both the Telegraph and the Guardian give it five stars I dunno, looks like a sign to me....
  8. Early days but the rendering of the geodetic framework looks more muted than the Trumpeter offering Pete
  9. Coming on very nicely. I have one in the stash but have always been a bit intimidated by it. You seem to be wrestling yours into submission very successfully. Inspiration indeed. Pete
  10. Gents, Thanks everyone for the info, the photo captures them really well. I had it in my head that they were introduced to cope with more powerful engines and heavier bomb loads, but it would appear not. Cheers Pete
  11. Folks, I recall reading somewhere that two-stage Merlin Mosquito bombers had larger or modified elevators than earlier versions, but cannot find the reference . Can anyone give me the low down? Cheers Pete
  12. Lovely pic there. Possibly R1333 of 99 Squadron, crashed on take off 18th December 1940? Pete
  13. That's turned out very nicely despite your troubles and some welcome inspiration for me. I'm halfway through a Mk1 and and may end up taking your route. I have just fitted the front section and am looking at it now and going hmmmmm.... BTW I like the colours, what paints did you use? Pete
  14. John Some answers - RAF fighters had black port wings until June 1940, when the undersides were to be sky. This was then amended to the black port sky starboard pattern in Nov 1940 and remained in place until April 1941. Repainting was carried out on existing airframes at unit (or station level?) so your Spit should have had a sky port wing (or at least an approximation of sky, given the shortage of sky at the time). Pete
  15. I think it's Boeing that own the trademark, and Airfix probably have to pay them for the privilege Pete
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