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  1. According to some sources I've read the wing bars were on the same side as the rudder markings, which seems logical. The photo I have of A1 + DA shows the markings on the port side of the rudder, so that's what I've gone with.

    Anyway, it's too late now as the decals are finished, so if it turns out to be wrong I'll just have to live with it ! Anyhoo, thanks for taking the time to reply to my query .  :thumbsup:

  2. Thanks for the info . . . I've already looked at that discussion, but thanks for youe help anyway, it's much appreciated. I think I'll go with bars on the port wing only so that would match with the rudder. If I find out later they were on both wings I can always add them later.  :thumbsup:

  3. Hi guys,

    I'm decalling my 1/48 ICM Heinkel He 111H-3 at the moment, and according to their instructions the upper wing formation bars are on both wings, but I've only seen photos, pics, etc. which depict them on one wing only.

    The machine I'm modellng is A1 + DA from KG 53 during the Battle Of Britain : there is a photo of this machine which shows the vertical bars on the port side of the rudder, but unfortunately the rest of the  upper surfaces are not visible.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone has any extra info on this, and whether the kit instructions are likely to be correct ? 

  4. I built the F version of this kit some time ago and found it a pleasant build. I did buy a resin nose and a Eduard cockpit set, but otherwise it was a straightforward build. I love the F-100, and I shall follow your build with interest . . . looking good so far.  :thumbsup2:

  5. 12 minutes ago, niart17 said:

    Hi hooter, habu. I am familiar with the David Weeks drawings, and have small samples of them that were transfered for use with the decal set I bought for this kit, but I'm trying to keep the cost down and at least at this point can't justify the $60 price tag. If I start doing much more Saturn V projects I may break down and buy and set but right now just relying on googlefy images and whatever information and photos I've taken and/or collected over the years. I know it will lead to some inaccuracies but it is close enough at least for this build. Thanks and keep the suggestions coming!



    No problem , Bill. I'm following your build with interest.  :thumbsup2:


  6. 2 hours ago, habu2 said:

    Another thumbs up for the David Weeks drawings, although they will serve to highlight how horribly inaccurate Dragon’s SV is....




    You're right there, Habu2. Luckily my model was a Christmas present from my best mate, so that didn't cost me anything. Glad I bought the David weeks plans, though.:cheers:

  7. I built this model a couple of years ago, and I used David Weeks' drawing set from Real Space models ( $60.00 ) to add detail that was missing from the kit, although not to the level that you're building, Niart. Y

    ou may already have these, but if not I can recommend them wholeheartedly. As a huge fan of the Saturn V I'm following your build with great interest.  :thumbsup2:

  8. 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 ?

  9. Hey all,

    Found this old video from the early 1960's taken at Eglin AFB during an aircraft flying and firing demonstration. Pretty cool stuff being flown and demonstrated, F-84's, F-86's, F-100's and other Century Series aircraft, B-36...actually dropping bombs, B-52's, even a toss bombing demonstration for a simulated atomic bomb drop. All kinds of stuff.

    Thought I'd share it for those interested.


    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. :cheers:

  10. 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:/>

  11. 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. :cheers:

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