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roma847 replied to roma847's topic in Work In Progress - SF & RealSpaceThanks Kirk and Mark for looking in on me again and for your kind comments. BTW, the same tip had a modeler at ARC Forums, who said that the paint needs to be at the consistency of milk to spray through the airbrush. This might be an appropriate comparison, but what does that tell me when a Vallejo Model Air Color stands in front of me whose consistency I do not know? Unfortunately I do not have that milky feeling yet, and as one can see, even the experts' opinions are drastically different. Or another good tip: The best way to test is to put a small amount into the airbrush and try spraying it ... Okay, but this would mean a tricky trial & error approach for me, because everybody knows how fast an Airbrush nozzle clogs when using too thick paint, which is not sprayable. And then one has to clean the gun before the next attempt ... That's why I first prefer a measurable test that somehow can communicate this feeling to me, especially now I want to use a new and better airbrush equipment. That's why I have to slowly approach ... BTW, the test itself is very simple and not complicated, I think. The proof of the pudding is in the eating ...
Mustermark replied to roma847's topic in Work In Progress - SF & RealSpaceIt is a complicated test, in fact. You are right that the texture and absorbency of the paper will have a significant effect. Your thorough testing has given good results. I am used to the advice that for sprayability, the paint should be the consistecy of milk, which I find unhelpful... whole milk, 2%, skimmed? Some milk is like water! I think I have tended to use paint that is too thick and clogs or slows down quickly. I like the advice here, and I will try it next time.
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/airfix-1-48-spitfire-mkva-douglas-bader-a50030-in--t20233.html "Actually, the round oil cooler was introduced in late versions of the Mk.II and only a few early Mk.V's. From Spitfire: The History, p.107 for the Mk.II 367 fit Mk III oil cooler 11-4-41. The Mk III reference here is for the Spitfire Mk.III, which was the first Spitfire with the round oil cooler. Mk.II's were produced from June 1940 to July 1941. First flight of W3185 Mk.VA was 10 May 1941, so it would have had the round oil cooler. Only the first 23 Mk.V's had the earlier oil cooler, which caused overheating problems. These Spitfires were soon converted to the round oil cooler. From p.139 on the Mk.V The Rolls-Royce conversions were rushed into service, as they were urgently needed, and the aeroplane was soon in trouble, the first hint of which was a message to the Air Staff from the DOR dated 23 March 1941. It said - "You will remember that the proper oil cooler for the Merlin 45 Spitfire, i.e., the same type as used on the Spitfire Mk III, was not available when the first batch of 23 Spitfires were converted at Hucknall. We realised that oil cooling would probably be a little inadequate and we have had the following signal from Fighter Command - 'From Headquarters Fighter Command. Spitfire oil coolers evidence from 92 Squadron, Biggin Hill, gives excessively high oil temperatures above 150°C and low oil pressure below 45 lb per sq in [310 kPa] at high altitudes. Request immediate consideration of Mk II [sic] oil coolers retrospectively'. It is clear we should make the change as soon as possible. If you can agree can you please arrange for Fighter Command to be instructed to return their machines in suitable sized batches". Looks like the round oil cooler are parts 59 and 60 on the sprue."
Most post-war "DC-3s" (actually converted C-47s or other military variants) had the forged u/c legs, having been made with them; in Australia, at least, all pre-war DC-3s (the four ANA aircraft) were converted to the forged type during their war service and not converted back. I'd imagine that this would have happened elsewhere as well. Apart from being stronger, the forged components were easier to get, and so the question of spares was easier to address.
jrlx replied to jrlx's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftThank you Ced! The German course is in its last level and semester. I managed to pass in the C1 level exam in February and am now in the C2 level. The last exam is in late June. It doesn't get any easier and we're now using the language at a very sophisticated level. Cheers Jaime
Rabbit Leader replied to Rabbit Leader's topic in Cold WarThat's more than fine John, with all the Canberra information you've happily provided over the years, you more than deserve a second pint! Cheers and thanks for all your help (and latest pic) on this topic.. Dave
Well this is the original boxing with the VMFP-3 Decals. So i will need to find one in very good condition. Otherwise i have the Hasegawa kit as a backup. Its just that Gold colored Bear that i remember so much. https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Marines/McDonnell-RF-4B-Phantom-II/1329601 Its just been a plane I've wanted to redo since 1985. Dennis
Col. replied to Fatcawthorne's topic in 50s NATO v Warsaw Pact in Europe GBVery nice!
What if we did a Britain’s got talent Amnesty stash swap? I was thinking I remember every kit I made as a kid but I can remember one kit I didn’t make as a kid that was a Fw190 matchbox. I can remember the actual date I first saw it 26th January 1991 in a John Menzies shop after my first football match. There must be a few people out there who have this kit and will never build? Just an idea....
While there's a couple F-4 Phantoms and a Cessna O-1 Bird-dog in the stash that would do the job for this one I'm thinking to search out a something from the North side such as a MiG-17 or -21, An-2 or, if I can find out how it looked, the T-28
I have a few GBs in mind but I'm loathe to suggest them because frankly, I'm a terrible GB host. If anyone(s) would be willing to host my suggestions, I'd be happy to post them. Or if anyone wants to suggest and host them, PM me and we can chat.
Corsairfoxfouruncle replied to Ettore's topic in Trainers GBI always loved the look of these. Shes really looking good Ettore.
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