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  1. Hawker Nimrod, pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  2. We've recently had Demons in wacky camo, now a Hart in something fishy: From the excellent book, Portsmouth Airport by Anthony Triggs, Halsgrove, 2002. Can anyone fill in the details on this (Squadron, serial, colours, etc.)? I did a google search but could find nothing. I think my Airfix kit would look good in these colours and markings, if I could find out what they are!
  3. Build 17 This is a clone of the Minicraft mould with even worse decals! I have Minicraft's version and I thought those decals were badly out of register... Price: 84p eBay
  4. Hawker Hunter FGA-9/Mk-58 Revell 1/32 History The Hawker Hunter FGA 9 was the RAF's main close support or ground attack aircraft during the 1960s, having replaced the de Havilland Venom FB.4. The Hunter was chosen for the role after competitive evaluation trials that were carried in Aden in 1958. At first the contest was seen as being between the Hunting-Percival Jet Provost and the Folland Gnat, both in use as RAF training aircraft, but the Hunter F.6 was added to the contest, and easily outclassed its competitors. In 1958 Hawkers received an order to convert forty F.6s to the new FGA.9 standard. This was followed by five more contracts to convert a total of eighty eight aircraft, for a total of 128 aircraft. The F.G.A.9 had a stronger wing than the F.6, allowing it to carry a wider range of stores. The inner pylon could carry a 230-gallon drop tank (with an extra strut for support), but required a cut-out to be made in the flaps for clearance, two 25lb practice bombs, one 500lb or 1000lb bomb, up to 6 3in rockets or a battery carrying 24 or 37 two-inch. The outer pylon could be replaced by four Mk 12 rocket rails, each of which could carry three or four 3in rockets. In 1967 this was replaced by the 68mm SNEB rocket pod, which carried eighteen individual rockets. The FGA.9 also carried extra oxygen, improved cockpit ventilation and cooling (to cope with the high temperatures in the areas it was expected to operate in) and a tail landing parachute to help on smaller Middle Eastern airfields. The first F.G.A.9 made its maiden flight on 3 July 1959, and entered service with RAF Strike Command (the former Fighter Command) in 1960-61, joining No.8 Squadron at Khormaksar (Aden) in January 1960. No.208 received the type in March 1960 and used it from Kenya. No.43 received the FGA.9 at home then took it to Cyprus in June 1961. No.20 Squadron received the type at Singapore then used it during the Indonesian crisis of the mid 1960s. At home Nos.1 and 54 Squadrons received the FGA.9 in 1961. The FGA.9 began to be phased out towards the end of the 1960s. The last few squadrons to use it as a front line aircraft were No.1, which transferred to the Harrier from July 1969, No.54 which was disbanded then reformed as a Phantom squadron in September 1969 and No.8 Squadron, which lost its aircraft on its return from the Gulf in 1971. The aircraft was then used with a number of training units before finally retiring from that role in 1980. The FGA.9 was the basis of a large number of export versions of the Hunter, while twelve were sold directly to Rhodesia in 1963. The Swiss meanwhile had taken delivery of their FGA.9 equivalents, the Mk58 in 1963 having ordered 12 modified Mk.6 aircraft and 88 new builds. Swiss Hunters were operated as interceptors, with a secondary ground-attack role; the outboard wing pylons were modified to carry two AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. In the ground-attack role, the Swiss Air Force maintained an arsenal of conventional iron bombs, a number of compatible napalm bombs were also maintained for intended use by the Hunters. In the interceptor role, the Hunters were supplemented by a surface to air missile (SAM) defence system also procured from the United Kingdom, based on the Bristol Bloodhound. A portion of the Hunter fleet was permanently placed in reserve as "sleeper squadrons", housed in remote mountain-side hangars. It was planned that in a large-scale conflict, these aircraft would fly from adjacent highways, using them as improvised runways. By 1975, plans were laid to replace the Hunter in the air-to-air role with a more modern fighter aircraft, the Northrop F-5E Tiger II. The Hunter remained in a key role within the Swiss Air Force; like the RAF's Hunter fleet, the type transitioned to become the country's primary ground attack platform, replacing the Venom. While the Swiss Hunters already had more armament options than the RAF aircraft, being cleared to carry Oerlikon 80 mm rockets instead of the elderly 3-inch rockets used by the RAF, to carry bombs from both inner and outer pylons and to launch AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, the change to a primary air-to-ground role resulted in the Hunter 80 upgrade, adding chaff/flare dispensers, BL755 cluster bombs and the ability to carry AGM-65 Maverick missiles. The Patrouille Suisse flight demonstration team were prominent fliers of the Hawker Hunter for several decades. Squadron aircraft were fitted with smoke generators on the engine exhausts and, later on, were painted in a distinctive red-and-white livery. The group officially formed on 22 August 1964, and used the Hunter as its display aircraft until it was withdrawn from use in 1994. The Model The big Hunter FGA.9 was originally released by Revell in 1998 and whilst there are rumours on how it didn’t sell as well as was predicted, it still seems to be a popular kit, particularly since there are a number of conversion and aftermarket sets available to make other versions and improve the kit ones. Revell have kindly decided to re-release this as it was getting relatively hard to find, although I know a few stashes where quite a few are held. The kit comes in the same style of top opening box that the original did, but with a slightly different box art showing a very nice artists representation of the aircraft “flying” out of the box and a photograph of a Swiss aircraft in the bottom right hand corner. Inside, the two sets of sprues, standard hunter parts and FGA.9 specific parts, are contained in large poly bags. This at least means that any parts that come away from the sprues are safe, even if there is more likelihood of the parts being damaged. Fortunately the clear sprue is held in a separate poly bag. All told there are six quite large sprues of light grey styrene and the one of clear. The moulds still appear very fresh as there is no sign of flash or other imperfections. Although some of the details do appear a little soft, particularly in the cockpit. The external details such as panel lines and fasteners are really finely done, some may say too fine, but the Hunter was a clean looking aircraft with good fitting panels, well, certainly the GA-11’s I used to see a lot of when based down at RNAS Yeovilton were. Now while I’m sure many people know this kit intimately this review will be written as if it’s a completely new release for those who haven’t had the opportunity to see it before. The build begins with the cockpit and the ejection seat in particular. The instructions give the modeller a choice of two seats, depending on which version of the Hunter they intend to build, but in reality it looks like the only difference is in the colour scheme and stencils used. Each seat consists of the seat pan, back rest, and seat squab to which the main gun frame and head box is attached and finished off with the addition of the central seat pan firing handle. As you’d expect the instrument panels are different between variants, but since the details are quite soft they would be better replaced with something from the likes of Airscale and their excellent instrument and bezel packs. The instrument panel, rudder pedals, forward bulkhead and joystick are then assembled to the cockpit floor with the side consoles moulded integrally. The ejection gun unit is then fitted followed by the ejection seat itself, along with the rear bulkhead. The completed cockpit assembly is then sandwiched between the two nose fuselage halves. To this main assembly the cockpit coaming is attached along with the gun sight and gunsight glass. The nose wheel bay is then fitted with the nose wheel leg and its retraction jack and attached to the inside the nose wheel panel, which is then affixed to the underside of the nose assembly. Moving on, the front engine fan disk is fitted to the two halves of internal intake ducts, this assembly is then attached to the lower portion of the intakes along with the forward duct sides after which the upper intake section can be added, and for the RAF version a pair of sensor fins. The complete intake assembly is then added to the rear of the nose assembly. The nose cone can then be filled with the appropriate weight and attached to the nose. With the appropriate holes opened up in the lower wing sections the wing halves can be glued together. The optionally positioned flaps are then attached, as are the wing tips, navigation lights and leading edge dog tooth extensions. The rear fuselage also requires certain holes to be opened up if the Swiss version is to be built. The two halves can then be joined together. The engine exhaust nozzle is now assembled between the two rear tail cone halves and the upper and lower sections of the horizontal tailplanes are glued together allowing the main structures to be assembled. The nose assembly is joined to the rear fuselage assembly followed by the tail cone, tailplanes and wings. Lastly the upper fuselage spine is attached, and runs from just behind the cockpit to the spine join just in line with the wing trailing edges. The already assembled nose undercarriage leg is fitted with the nose wheel, moulded in two halves, and the completed with the fitting of the other half of the axle yoke. The rear bay door is then attached to the fuselage and joined to the nose wheel leg by two struts; the front bay door is then attached to the front of the bay. Too pose the doors closed you will need to remove the retention lugs before fitting to the bay. The main wheels are each made up of two halves, which when joined together are completed by the addition of the inner hub. This assembly is then attached to the main oleo axle along with the separate scissor link and the upper bay door, which has to be separated from the lower door as it is moulded as one piece to aid fitting if posed in the closed position. The middle outer door is then attached to the wing and connected to the oleo by two struts, then the lower bay door is attached the two legs of the middle door. The completed main legs are then fitted into their respective positions followed by the inner bay door and its associated actuator jack. Final fitting out of the model includes the attachment of the airbrake, in either open or closed position, tail bumper, windscreen and canopy, alternative aerials and sensors, depending on which version is being built, rear bullet fairing tip, and the optional types of cannon link chute fairings. Revell have provided a pair of 230gal and two 100gal drop tanks, each of which are made up of two halves, with the 100gal tanks also having two stabilising fins attached to the rear. Each pylon is also in two halves and when attached the 230 gal tanks are fitted with a support strut. The kit also has the option of having two 68mm rocket pods fitted in place of the 100 gal tanks on the outboard pylon. These are assembled again from two halves with a separate nose cone. For the Swiss version the kit provides for an extra pylon, practice bomb unit, 675ltr drop tanks, two Maverick missiles and different cannon muzzles. Decals The single large decal sheet provides a complete stencil set for each version of the aircraft plus all those required for the different tanks and weapons. The markings provided are for the following:- Hunter FGA.9 of No.1 Squadron, Royal Air Force, West Raynahm, England, September 1963. Hunter F.58, Fliegerstaffel 21, Swiss Air Force, Emmen Air Base, March 1994. Conclusion It’s very nice to see this kit re-released and it’s still a fabulous looking kit. Not being overly complex it shouldn’t take too much to make a good looking model out of it. I have heard there may be fit problems in some areas, but with a bit of care and patience I’m sure they won’t be too bad. It will certainly be an impressive model for any collection. Plus the fact that so there are so many lovely aftermarket sets available the world is truly your cuttlefish. Highly recommended. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit or
  5. Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII, pics thanks to Mark Mills. Delivered to RCAF as 5589, now marked as BE417. Delivered to RCAF as 5711, now marked as Z5140.
  6. Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV KZ321, pics thank to Mark Mills. While built as a MKIV, the current configuration is basically a MkIIC, with the 4 cannon wings and unarmoured radiator
  7. Built for the "Less than a tenner" group build. Build thread.
  8. Build 16 Having already built one of these, (in fictional night fighter colours) I've decided to build another as Stanford Tuck's V6555. The fuselage markings and underwing roundels are from Sweet's Battle of Britain Hurricane set, the upper roundels are by Mark 1 Decals (I have a few sets from them) and the rest are from the spares box. This will be a quick build and I'll be doing updates as I go... Price: £2.99 from Antics.
  9. This is the T.20 WG655 based at Duxford. First is a really great shot by our own grundylunch I shot these pics when she was pushed out of the hanger to make way for another being moved.
  10. Pics from Graham James from Old Warden
  11. Pics by Graham James from Old Warden
  12. Hawker Fury replica K1930, pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  13. Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=products_new) is to release in March 2014 two 1/72nd resin kits from the Hawker (Australian) Demon. Hawker Australian Demon Silver and Yellow Service - ref.72184 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1570 Hawker Australian Demon War Service - ref.72185 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1569 Already released in February 2014 Hawker Turret Demon RAF - "Munich crisis" - ref.72181 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1502 Hawker Turret Demon RAF - "silver wings" - ref.72182 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1501 V.P.
  14. Pics by Graham James from Old Warden
  15. Hawker Hart, all pics thanks to Mark Mills. Hawker Hart Trainer K4972 Hawker Hart J9941
  16. Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1) has released a 1/72nd Hawker Hart & Hardy resin kit family. Ref. 72173 - Hawker Hart Trainer RAF service-silver wings Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=1418 Ref. 72174 - Hawker Hart Trainer RAF service-yellow wings Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=1419 Ref. 72175 - Hawker Hart - Bristol engine Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=1448 Ref.72176 - Hawker Hart Communications Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=1420 Ref. 72177 - Hawker Hardy RAF service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=1421 V.P.
  17. All, This is probably the dumbest question to ever get asked here, however - Q. Are the canopies for the Typhoon and Tempest the same or slightly different? I have a number of publications, have looked here and on other web pages, however I cannot seem to find the answer I am looking for. I am assuming that if they are the same, then the new 1/72 Airfix Typhoon transparencies are more accurate than the 1/72 Academy Tempest clear bits. From photo's I've studied. there seems to be a more tapered end to rear of the canopy, which is captured with the Airfix Typhoon parts. The Academy Tempest has a more fatter shape towards the rear. I'm tempted to use the Airfix parts on my Academy Typhoon Tempest, however would like some expert opinion to back up my assumptions. I'll also need a new set of Typhoon parts if that's the case!! Thanks for looking / answering my dumb question. Cheers .. Dave. Edited - I wrote building an Academy Typhoon rather than Tempest.
  18. Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (Early) Airfix 1:72 If one was to asked to give the name of a British fighter that took part in the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire would undoubtedly be the most common answer. However, the aircraft that provided the backbone of the defence in that infamous battle was the Hawker Hurricane. Designed in 1935, it was quite a step forwards to the existing front line RAF fighters of that era, key features being a fully enclosed cockpit, retractable undercarriage, 8 guns, powerful V12 engine and most notably, a single cantilever wing as opposed to a biplane configuration. Despite its revolutionary look though, the design and manufacturing techniques were old school, a steel frame with fabric skinning so in reality, it was very much a progressive rather than evolutionary design. This however was to provide useful in manufacturing and in the face of battle. The Hurricane was easy to produce, repair and maintain. This is in comparison to the birth of the Spitfire which used completely new manufacturing techniques which whilst offering performance, hindered early production. Early Hurricane Mk.I’s went through a series of design enhancements. Initial aircraft had fabric wings which limited the dive speed whilst the spin characteristics were a concern for test pilots. This was remedied by the addition of a strake below the rudder that became a key characteristic of the Hurricane. The fabric wings were also changed by 1940 for new metal skinned ones which increased the dive speed by some 80mph. Other notable improvements on the Mk.I were the addition of 70lb of armour plate for the pilot, self sealing fuel tanks and a 3 blade constant speed propeller. The availability of 100 octane fuel early in 1940 gave the Merlin an additional 30% boost power available compared to the power available on 87 Octane which was a significant when one needed to open the taps as wide as they would go!. With aircraft entering service in 1938 with the RAF and a few exports, the first blood was achieved on 21st October 1939 when a squadron of Heinkel He115’s were bounced by 46 Sqn looking for ships in the North Sea. The engagement resulted in 4 aircraft downed with more being claimed by 72 Sqn Spitfires. France was to prove more challenging for the Hurricanes as opposition was encountered by the more lethal BF109E’s. What became the Battle of France was to prove a bloody battle as a result of what the Luftwaffe were able to put up. With the German forces pushing forwards, the RAF and ground forces were forced to retreat to UK soil which paved the way for the Battle of Britain where the Hurricane achieved its legendary status alongside the Spitfire. Of the 2700 victories claimed during this battle by the RAF, nearly 1600 ware at the guns of the hurricane. Whilst the Hurricane soon became outdated a front line day fighter in Europe, it went on to see considerable success in other campaigns throughout the war. With the addition of bombs and cannon, it became an effective ground attack aircraft. It has its history firmly rooted in the battles of the Mediterranean, Russia and the Pacific, not to mention early night fighting over Europe where many aces earned their status. The kit The ‘rag’ skinned Hurricane is something of a neglected chapter in scale modelling in any scale. Whilst there are some kits / conversions out there, this is a most welcome addition to the 1/72 Hurricane family. Given the quality of recent Airfix releases coupled with the competitive pricing and wide availability, I’ve do doubt this will become a classic. The kit comes packed in the stunning new red top opening box with a beautiful digital image of 111 Sqn Hurricanes. With no less than 5 grey sprues, a clear one, decal sheet, two colour instructions and a colour painting guide, this is great value for money. First impressions are very good. Some of the newer releases from Airfix have been criticised for excessive depth of panel lines. Whilst these are not as refined as perhaps a Hasegawa kit, they certainly aren’t over the top. Moulding quality is excellent with virtually no flash or sink marks present. The surface detailing on the fuselage and wings is beautifully done with realistic looking fabric areas. Shape wise, it looks very good too. The wing has the slight kink noticeable on the inner section which I believe to be 3.5 degrees. Whilst I don’t have any 1/72 drawings available, proportions on the fuselage look good too, the curves, lumps and bumps all look good. Construction starts with the wings. A detailed main gear bay is first constructed before joining the top and bottom wings up, a straight forwards affair. The cockpit is then built and assembled into one of the fuselage halves with the rudder pedals and column being fitted to the wing centre section. Two rear bulkheads are supplied in the kit, one armoured, the other not. The instructions show only the non-armoured unit being used, however if you are going to use aftermarket decals, you may want to research your aircraft before selecting the correct one. Detail for the cockpit is only provided in decal form which for some will be well received. I would have preferred some surface detail, so you may want to use an aftermarket etch set if this is an issue to you. With the fuselage quickly assembled, two rear lower fuselages are supplied. The first is the early one without a strake, the second having the more typical and charismatic spin recovery strake. As the base of the rudder is different for each, two rudders are also supplied. Again, check your references before being rushing in with the glue! If one is to be critical on the fuselage, the fabric effect on the access panels below the cockpit fade out on the panel edges much the same as the criticised Hasegawa 1/48 kit, but the effect is subtle and less noticeable in this scale so it doesn’t bother me personally. Following a recent thread on Britmodeller, there has been some discussion about the two ‘bumps in the nose immediately behind the propeller at the 4 & 8 o’clock positions. It appears that very early variants didn’t have these. If this is the case on your aircraft, they can simply be sanded off if this detail is important to you. The rudder and tailplanes have the same quality of moulding as the main fabric areas. I’m particularly impressed with the elevator moulding. The Carburettor intake under the nose is a good example of how Airfix have moved on. The intake is recessed giving good scale representation, not simply a blob of plastic as you would get on 20th century kits leaving you to drill the intake out. Two options are provided for gear position. If you prefer to have your gear raised, the parts are superbly produced with wheels & doors moulded as one. This not only looks effective, but keeps it simple for novice builders. If you want to have the gear lowered, separate legs and doors are provided with accurately shaped inner door profiles and two part legs for each side. A noticeable error is the 4 spoke wheels. Typically, the early Hurricanes had 5 spoke wheels so correcting this will need aftermarket wheels. The radiator is another key feature on the hurricane and this is well represented. Both front and rear radiator faces are provided and nicely detailed and the variable flap is moulded in a slightly open position with a very thin edge as not to look toy like. As mentioned previously, both a two speed Watts fixed pitch prop and a 3 blade DH constant speed unit are provided giving more options as to the time period of your build. There are supported by the early slotted and subsequent triple ejector type exhausts. As I suspect that these evolutions happened across various time periods, using reference material for any specific aircraft will be critical if you desire an accurate build. A pleasing feature is the inclusion of a separate canopy enabling you to have it in the open position. This is quite thin and free from distortion. Two windscreens are provided, one of which has an armoured panel protruding out. Other minor features to be aware of in determining your build is things like the venture on the side of the cockpit. At some point, these were phased out with the introduction of a vacuum pump to provide vacuum for the instruments. For more references to detailing the hurricane accurately, please see: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234949886-airfix-hurricane-mk-1/page-1 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234950986-early-hurricane-mki-details-and-a-challenge-or-two/ Decals The decals look very nice. Very sharp print quality with a matt finish and excellent register are evident. With many options being available, I suspect that we’ll see a great many more options becoming available via the aftermarket manufacturers. Scheme 1 – RAF Dark Earth / Dark Green over Black port / White starboard and Aluminium Centre L1584 of 111 Sqn RAF Northolt in pre-war livery Scheme 2 – BAF Dark Earth / Dark Green over Aluminium 2/I/2AE Sqn (Chardon) of Belgian Air Force, Scaffen Air Base, 1940 Conclusion Although there's an obvious error in the kit, notably the 4 spoke wheels, and a decision not to include surface detail to represent cockpit instrumentation, this kit is a welcome addition to the Hurricane range now being offered by mainstream manufacturers in 1/72. The quality of the moulding and shape accuracy is reflective of the recent progress Airfix have made and as such offers great value for money. Both experienced and Novice builders alike will enjoy building this kit and I've no doubt that it will become a classic. Thanks to the Britmodeller contributors in the recent threads surrounding this kit who have offered the insight contained in this review regarding some of the detail changes that occurred during the early Mk.I development. Review sample courtesy of
  19. Another completed build from myself and again (I apologise for so many of them!) its another Hurricane. Again this is another brush painted effort, my airbrushing times are a bit of a way off at the moment, but I'm enjoying the brush painting. It is a fictional effort, depicting Hurricane 'KZ335' in Russian service (this aircraft was really used in Greece according to some sources). MkIIc's seems less common in Russian service compared with the MkIIb. This was the Revell kit again, it went together really nicely again and this time I managed to get all four cannons off the sprues without breaking one, the markings here came from a Revell MiG-3 kit with all the common markings from the Revell Hurri kit. I need to find two cheap MkIs so I could do Romanian and Finnish examples. Cheers!
  20. Hello all, I just found out that the New tool Airfix Hurricane MK. I is out and I was wondering if anyone had spruce shots for those of us just starting to look into it? Also if you are building it, the flaws that are with the kit. Thanks. Included I have put the British site for the kit and the American British http://www.airfix.com/shop/aircraft/a02067-hawker-hurricane-mki-early-172 American http://hornbyamerica.com/products/hawker-hurricane-mki-early
  21. I just received a copy of the FROG Tempest, which I had never seen before. It's a surprisingly nice kit! I'm going to build it for the Obsolete Kit GB, so I thought the Sea Fury would make a great companion piece. I'm aboard!
  22. Hello BM'ers... It's with a due mix of excitement and dread that I post these pics...my very first publicly aired build. I came back to the hobby around 5 months ago, and have truly become immersed in it... I realise that there are a lot of Typhoons around at the moment, so you'll have to forgive me for choosing a common subject. Built straight out of the box, painted with Tamiya Acrylics (including the invasion stripes) and then weathered using a mix of oils, pencil and Humbrol powders. My thoughts: - I need to pay a LOT more attention to the fine detail of decal placement (leading edges, for example, compounded by knocking over a bottle of micro-sol mid-aligment) - I should take up the carpet in my study so I don't lose things like radio antennae and foot-steps to the carpet monster - I should never over-do weathering...wink wink. Like all art forms, I realise weathering is a mix of realism, subtlety and skill. Hopefully I might pick at least one of the three up with a bit more practise! I realise this is a long way from perfect, but it's the first build (of 5 so far...) that I'm actually happy with. It's a lovely kit, and heartily recommended, but watch out for leading-edge wing-root fit issues. The decals set perfectly with Microsol. I enjoyed it so much I've just picked up another one... Now - enough prevarication, on with the shots: (be kind!)
  23. Hunter T7 was XL600 bult in 1958, now G-VETA pics by Graham James
  24. Good Morning All, I'm intending to do 4 Typhoons all representing the 3 Squadrons based at RAF Holmsley South, as well as MN666 of Wing Commander Flying, Charles Green. Thanks to a link in another thread, I've now got info on a 174 Sqn machine to supplement that I've found in other sources. However, the same link has thrown up a question that I'd like answered regarding Sqn Ldr Jack Collins' MN819, MR-?. http://www.newforestww2.org/photo.php?image=241.jpg The image in the link above shows this particular machine with a possible spiral on the spinner and the old Aeromaster sheet 48-282 Storms in the Sky Part 2 also shows the spiral in the instructions. However, looking at the image, the spiral could be the result of the prop blade casting a shadow. Are there other photos or sources that confirm or otherwise Collins' use of a spiral on the spinner? I'm guessing there should be, since Aeromaster show it to be blue. I'd really like it confirmed one way or the other before I commit to plastic! Also, one last question. What harness should I be fitting to my Airfix Tiffies, Sutton or Q? Thanks in advance for any help, Mark.
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