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  2. It 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.
  3. Vitaliy

    Harrier

    Add hermetic maybe some glue ...
  4. Beardie

    FOUR What it’s Worth

    doesn't hurt so much
  5. epozar

    Douglas Bader’s Spitfire Va, serial W3185

    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."
  6. Admiral Puff

    DC 3 / C47 - Best Kit 1/72

    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.
  7. Thank 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
  8. Rabbit Leader

    1/72 Model Alliance Canberra #72144 - RNZAF decal query?

    That'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
  9. ReccePhreak

    Any unslatted Greek or Turkish F-4Es?

    Thanks for that info and GREAT picture. I guess I can sell my Israeli Ophir LOROP pod, and stick with building a "stock" Turkish RF-4E. Larry
  10. NeoGothicToaster

    Some help and advice please

    Any luck with that yet Kev?
  11. ajd3530

    P-38 Lightning - 1/48 Hobby Boss

    Not to butt in, but Gerinemo II was most definatly OD over neutral gray.
  12. Panther II

    A Kit you built as a kid GB

    Well, My 1st kit. Can't remember the kit or manufacturer but I remember it was a jet, maybe U.S. navy with airbrakes. Bought it from salvation army 5 or 6 years ago.
  13. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    A Kit you built as a kid GB

    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
  14. Ed Russell

    Vildebeest bombs again

    I suppose the question is what colour does Night appear on ortho film and do Sky, Sky Grey, light grey, dark grey, Aluminium, Azure or any blue look the same. I don't think anyone would argue for red or yellow undersides.
  15. Basuroy

    Eduard - leaflet for distributors

    Is that an optical illusion or does the wing spreads out like a dog's ear ? It looks like someone swapped the left and right wing and also flipped them while assembling the kit.
  16. Valkyrie

    A Kit you built as a kid GB

    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....
  17. Col.

    Vietnam

    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
  18. JosephLalor

    A Kit you built as a kid GB

    Kingkit have one copy of F209F in stock currently, price £6.99.
  19. moviedrone

    Vietnam

    Revell 1/72 AH-1G. Not sure how good it is but it was on sale.
  20. Rob G

    2020 Groupbuild programme

    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.
  21. busnproplinerfan

    FOUR What it’s Worth

    add whiskey so it
  22. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    Fouga Magister CM.175 Zéphyr 1/72 Special Hobby kit

    I always loved the look of these. Shes really looking good Ettore.
  23. I do love the way you are so clinical Manfred. I saw something that said "about the consistency of chicken noodle soup" once and this probably explains why any airbrushing I have done has been so hit and miss. Thanks for showing that there are more rigorous ways to do things...
  24. Crayons

    RMS Carpathia, Scratchbuild, 1/500 Scale

    Secret is to eat the paper too, the fibre helps move things along and the waxy texture ensures no hang ups. Nice work on the ventilators.
  25. I bow down to your superior intel. You are correct. I didn't do a complete read of all the pages, just a quick scan and a look at photo captions. I know! Sloppy research on my part. Thank you for providing the information. Still, Revell got the look totally wrong. The outlet end of the sax should be curved, not the straight slot, slab-sided thing Revell provides. Picture is from Halifax At War, by Brian J. Napier. Published by Ian Allen. Chris
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