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  1. The easiest way would be to measure the height of the kit decals and match to those. In 1/32: 20" = 15.9mm 24" = 19.1mm 27" = 21.4mm 48" = 38.1mm cheers, Jason
  2. http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-401770.html
  3. Stretched sprue would be the obvious choice, IF nothing is provided. Free and readily available. cheers, Jason
  4. The replica of K5054 at the Tangemere Aviation Museum is supposed to have been matched to the model mentioned above. This was in the posession, if I recall correctly, of RJ Mitchell's son. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/449825.html cheers, Jason
  5. What exactly is the point being debated? I can't quite figure out from his email what exactly he's trying to say. Is he saying that there was no tri-colour scheme after late-42, apart from South Pacific destined aircraft? (I assume therefore he's making some differentiation between So-Pac and carriers units??). As an aside, the tri-colour scheme in photo #2 looks significantly different from those in #3 and #4. The latter two look like they were done in the field. cheers, Jason
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    I thought the general opinion was that rubber mats went out with the Mk.I, or thereabouts? To my eye the feathering on later marks looks much looser than what you might expect with a hard mask. cheers, Jason
  8. Nice model. Is the intake ducting on these kits a real dog, or is there just no detail in there? I don't recall having seen with without the intake cover. cheers, Jason
  9. 'Wings of Fame' Volume 14 has an in-depth feature on the Buccaneer. There are three in-flight photos on p.48 showing the pack fitted on RN aircraft. There is a close-up on p.76 of the blister fairing viewed from the side, slightly forward. cheers, Jason
  10. Not really a filter as such, but rather an inlet particle separator. The inlet is curved; the grit and crud gets thrown to the outside of the bend and siphoned off before it reaches the engine. An illustrated example here: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/propu...t/separator.jpg
  11. The upper surface colours are RAF Dark Earth and Dark Green. Any decent colour range should have these colours by name (Tamiya excepted!) cheers, Jason
  12. Ullmann's 'Luftwaffe Colours' says that the Ar-196 was indeed painted 72/73/65 post-1939. The details are not especially clear; it seems a different sort of lacquer was used for the floats, but that the colour was the same. edit: Of the shades from the IPMS Stockholm site, the 'greener' (i.e. 34056 / 34092) shades most closely match the colour chips in Ullmann, though the chips look somewhat darker. cheers, Jason
  13. Not directed at you in particular, but it's a common description whenever the subject comes up. For your consideration. Of course, yet again they're just two cherry-picked examples, but it reinforces the dangers of trying to generalise when there was so much variety out there. I think that where one stands on this statement colours much of a person's opinons on panel lines and weathering. Personally, I've seen far too many pics of grubby aircraft to regard this as gospel. (The 262 is one good example where it's probably true.) Yes, some aircraft had short service lives. Equally, others spent many months in their units, mostly parked outside and with maintenance concentrated on airworthiness rather than cosmetic appearance. In an idle moment today, I picked up 'The Mighty Eighth: The Colour Record' by Roger Freeman, which is a wonderful collection of photographs. On page 59, there's a fine half page side-on portrait of a 78th FG P-51D. On paper, it's about the same size as a 1/48 kit. In terms of reproducing the exact finish, The following (to me) would look best in order of preference: Option 1: - Shade each panel with a different tint of metallic paint. - Panel line wash around the engine panels and rudder trim tab. - Rivet wash around wing root and fin (these are very visible) - General grunge behind exhausts, on engine cowling, and on lower part of rudder. Option 2: - Overall metallic coat - All over panel line wash - General grunge Option 3: - No wash - General grunge Of course, it's rare to find such a good photograph of any given subject (sharp, large, in focus, in colour) , so we often have to fall back on our general weathering assumptions. So I guess the short version is that (to me!) panel lining is generally better than nothing, but worse than something better! Problem is that something better often takes much more effort. cheers, Jason
  14. Falcon have a G.55 canopy in their 'WWII Fighters Part 2" set, though it's for the CA kit: http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=FNCV3748 Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be available individually. You might get lucky and find someone who has the set but isn't planning on using that particular canopy. cheers, Jason
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