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About hooter

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    Century Series fighters, Esp. F-100s and F-104s, and USAFE in the 60s
  1. Love it ! Brings back happy memories of going to see the film " back in the day "😀
  2. Here's my latest build . . . the Revell 1/32 FW-190A - 8. Built oob except : Eduard instrument panel and seat harness. I used Eaglecals decals, plus the kit stencils, and painted with Humbrol enamels. All comments ( Good or bad ) welcome.
  3. Oh well, perhaps it was just me, but I found the Hasegawa kit much easier to build, plus the surface detail was superior to the Airfix kit, especially their "Doughnuts " to represent the cowling fasteners. I guess it's all down to personal choice at the end of the day.
  4. Thanks for the info, it's much appreciated.
  5. I had this kit when it was first released, and I agree with goondman . . . it is an unnecessarily over complicated kit to build, and unlrss you get everything EXACTLY lined up it won't fit. On top of that the landing gear fixing is just ridiculous, so you can guess where mine ended up ! I've been modelling for more years than I care to remember, but I've never had the hassle I had with this kit. Give me the older Hasegawa Hurricane any time. Rant over, I'll get me coat !
  6. Hi guys, I have the Tamiya 1/700 Scharnhorst kit to build, and would like to build it in it's " Channel Dash " colour scheme, with the aid of cross kitting the appropriate parts from the Gneisenau kit. My question is : What colour were the turret tops, as I've seen drawings showing a shade of blue, but also ones showing dark grey ? Looking at photos taken at the time they appear to be lighter than the rest of the turret, but that could just be the effect of light / shade. Any help would be gratefully received.
  7. What a superb model of my all - time favourite airplane . . . Thanks for sharing 👍
  8. That's a superb model of my favourite airplane, so well done to you, sir . 😍
  9. I bought this set when I built my Dragon Saturn V, and I have to say they are essential when building the kit, especially as Dragon left off so much ( Most ? ) detail from their kit.
  10. At least you know if it's a Tamiya kit it will fit together easily .
  11. The Airframe In Miniature books ( No. 5 and No. 11 ) by Valiant Wings have all the detail you could wish for on all variants of the 109, with loads of detail photos, drawings and scale plans, plus info on colour schemes and a section on scale models.
  12. This photo was taken at Wethersfield's open day on June 11th. 1966. this airplane was assigned to the 49th. TFW based at Spangdahlem in Germany.
  13. That's a superb model, and knocks the Airfix 1/24 kit into a cocked hat, with MUCH more detail ( And i bet it fits better ! )
  14. Well that's something I never knew, so thanks for that. Just proves that you should always be wary of " Standard " practices !
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