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About hooter

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    Canopy Polisher
  • Birthday 04/28/1950

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    Essex, UK
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    Century Series fighters, Esp. F-100s and F-104s, and USAFE in the 60s
  1. I agree with habu2 . . . if you're going to build a Saturn V then the David Weeks drawings are a must have. I used them when I built my Dragon 1/72 Apollo 11 Saturn V, and they were indispensable.
  2. That's an excellent F-104 you've got there, Nathant, so thanks for sharing.
  3. You may have only built two, but they were certainly worth waiting for !
  4. To me, every model I've seen of an F-105, be it Monogram or Trumpeter the upper nose profile looks too flat, without the subtle curve of the real airplane, plus f you want to do an early '60's machine there's an awful lot of sanding and re-shaping to be done as well.
  5. Superb !
  6. Very nice indeed. I always liked the Belgian colour scheme ( After the Luftwaffe, of course ) and that's a very tidy model you've made,especially for the scale, Dragan. Thanks for sharing.
  7. I've been trying to change my avatar, and have gone through the procedure ie . selecting the correct size, using only a jpg. file from my computer, but all I get is the message that I can only upload image files ! Now correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a jpeg. WAS an image file ? I'd be most grateful if anyone can help, or perhaps explain what I might be doing wrong ?
  8. I'm just about to start building this kit, and if it tuirns out as good as yours I'll be more than happy ! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
  9. Excellent film, Don . . . Great to see the Century series airplanes. Reminds me of the 1960's air shows at the 20th. TFW's home at Wethersfield ( Though not quite so many pyrotechnics ! ) Thanks for sharing with us.
  10. I have this kit in my stash, so I've just checked and yes, there are both types of prop spinner caps included. HTH
  11. I think the best solution is to build the model how YOU think it should be and be satisfied with that. After all, I don't think a P-51 expert is going to come along and say that's definitely wrong ! Unless you can find definite proof that the particular a/c you are modelling is THAT colour you're left with your best guess. However, I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this topic, after all, it's discussions like this that make our hobby so interesting ! :thumbsup:/>
  12. Hi everyone, i'm looking for a bit of advice regarding the colour for the engine bearers and wheel bay of the P-51D. According to the instructions with my Tamiya 1/32 scale P- 51D all internals are chromate green - ish, but I've seen pics of superb models where these areas are chromate yellow, so can anyone give me guidance as to which colour is more likely to be correct, or were there variations depending on which sub contractor built the airplane ? Any help would be gratefully received.
  13. I should have said that I used David Weeks' drawings . . . they were a tad expensive ( After adding postage to the UK ) but they were definitely worth it, as there's so much detail missing from the Dragon Saturn V. :)
  14. I built this kit a couple of years ago ( it was a Xmas gift ) and you're right, it IS big ! I ordered a set of drawings for it in order to add quite a lot of detail, but it will look just fine OOB. I would recommend a set of decals from the culttvman website : These are made by Space model Systems and are excellent, with LOADs of detail, and will really make your Saturn V stand out. I shall be following your build with great interest ! :)
  15. According to the SAM publication "Camouflage And markings : the Battle Of Britain " the colour is roundel blue BS381C No. 110, and the closest FS 595 colour is 15056. The book states that this is the pre - war colour, which was carried over for some a/c ( Gloster built Hurricanes, for instance, during the B of B )