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Hello modeller friends, FLY Models caused quite a stir when they released their 1/32 Hurricane in April 2016. By a general consensus on the modelling forums, it's the best Hurricane on the market: accurate shape, good dimensions, adequate surface detail and unbeatable bang for the buck, etc… One question remains: HOW DOES IT BUILD? Strangely there are but a very few WIP's (one on this very forum) on the internet for such a popular model. Furthermore they all stopped still after a few instalments. What happened? Is there a monster glitch out there waiting for the unwary modeller? I decided
I am planning to make AN218 "Menace", a 112 Sqn Tomahawk IIb, as a holiday project. It is from the 2012 Battle of el Alamein gift set which Airfix did for Modelzone. The painting instructions very distinctly stipulates that the spinner is to be painted white, however most references seem to say that this squadron's aircraft had red spinners. Similarly, the one picture I have been able to track down suggests to me that the spinner is darker than the underside. http://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=14121&p=albums&album=19078 Does anyone know of any definitive evidence
Rotol Equipment for Spitfire Mk VII, VIII and IX plus (X, XI & XVI) Aircraft Pictured above as photographed by Royal Air Force (RAF), Official Photographer, Flying Officer (F/O) L H Baker is an unidentified 241 Squadron (Sqn), RAF Merlin 63 powered Spitfire FIX (probably MH653, RZ-U*), being serviced by Aircraftman (AC1) Jim Birkett of B Flight and Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Wally Passmore of Maintenance Flight at Canne, Vesuvius, Italy during 27 January 1944. It Appears to be fitted with an R.3/4F5/4 type propeller featuring Hydulignum blades with Rotoloid coverings and an Armoured she