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  1. Does anybody out there have any experience of building the Montex 1/32 Hawker Fury kit that they'd be willing to share? Top tips on where to get the requesite second mortgage also welcomed.
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    Mossie

    Anyone heard anything about a 1/32 Mosquito by Trumpeter? Tell me I haven't just been dreaming this one!
  3. Beautiful work on a beautiful aeroplane. The red you refer to on the leading edges was the dope applied to canvas patches over the muzzles, placed there to keep out dirt on the ground and prevent the entrance of cold moist air once airborne (frozen guns being of less use than a French marriage vow ). AFAIK the yellow stripes were intended to be a warning to ground personnel that they were approaching a potentially lived armed aircraft. Kepp up the good work.
  4. jagmate

    Swordfish Colours

    Lighter colours on the lower wings of RAF and RN biplanes is correct, although in this case I don't know exactly what colours they would be. However I suspect that your assumptions are right. Good luck with the rigging
  5. Hi. Does anybody have an email address for the Eagle Strike guys, perhaps from the packaging or instruction sheet? Their website doesn't seem to show one and the email confirmation of order message (for the sheet which hasn't arrived yet!) has no return address. Thanks.
  6. Which outfit are you with Mikester? If you venture to Hong Kong I can point you in the direction of some SERIOUSLY cheap Tamiya 1/32 stuff (A6M2b about $42!)
  7. Hi F16 gurus! As a modeler of prop (we all know that prop is short for proper ) aircraft, I know very little about modern jets. Could someone please tell me which is the most accurate F16 (of any model/block) in 1/48th? I need one to fill a slot in what will eventually be 50 models to show thw development of the fighter from the Fokker EI to the F22. All help gratefully received!
  8. jagmate

    Mosquito, Mosquito...

    Hi Neil. Off topic for one; ordered Marseille decs just in time to see Marseille version of Hasegawa 109F advertised.............
  9. No; oval with a greater dimension top to bottom than from side to side.
  10. Looking good! So good in fact that I've just picked up a copy at the LHS to fiddle with whilst I'm in Hong Kong for a few months. Won't get much done beyond some preparation, but the first looksee has raised a couple of questions; perhaps you can answer them? I'm going to build MK392 as flown by Johnson. Do you know which elevators are more likely and which of the canons/overwing bulges? I'm planning to leave open at least one of the engine cowling parts which will definitely be a first for me....... I'll keep watching your thread with interest, good luck with the rest of it.
  11. There is a good set of plans in a book called 'On Silver Wings'. They are to 1/72 scale but can easily be scaled up. I have a copy at home but unfortunately I'm working abroad at the moment so I can't get at it. I think the author is F. Mason. Be wary of utilising Nimrod plans; there was some commonality between the two types but a LOT of differences. FWIW the Airfix kit's nose seems a little long and pointed and not as accurate as the Inpact/Lindberg/Pyro kit. Also, as far as I remember, the undercarriage legs are set in the 'in flight' position, ie with extended oleos. Good luck with building the world's most beautiful ac, can't wait to see the results <_<
  12. Any time between now and Monday
  13. The books are on the shelf in the study. There's a set of pilots notes for the FBVI, the 'bible', a reprint of the RAF tech manual, 'Mossie at War' and the datafile..........get crackin'!!!!!! I'll tell Mrs Miggins that you'll pop round for them at some point. Have you still got our home phone number? :)
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