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About seawinder

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  1. I'd be interested to know if anybody has actually installed the KA nozzles on the GWH kit, and if so, how it was done.
  2. How is the build going for you? I've watched a couple of YouTube build videos and will definitely consult them again if/when I acquire a copy of the kit.
  3. Yikes! Glad you had a plan B.
  4. I generally hate threads where someone asks, will XXX Co. produce a YYY? so let me put it this way: Has anyone seen or heard anything that might indicate that Kinetic will do an AV-8B series to follow their recently released AV-8A/GR.1-3? I'm not likely to build many Harriers in my lifetime. I've got a copy of the old Monogram AV-8B, but I really don't like the way they molded most of the seat integral with the cockpit tub; and the Hasegawa offering sounds like a smaller version of their F-14 in terms of engineering/fit.
  5. I think your list of parts to use in your earlier post is correct. The D-30 had compressibility flaps, so yes. For sure you want the D-style gear reduction housing (engine front), which would be B12/G15/G15. According to the blurb from an Obscureco replacement cockpit floor here -- https://www.scalemates.com/kits/obscureco-aircraft-obs72025-p-47d-30-40-flat-cockpit-floor--1296337 -- the D-30 and D-40 had the flat riveted floor, so L8.
  6. Maybe the easiest way is to compare the M instructions with the D Bubbletop instructions, which can be found here: https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/3/8/2/106382-17-instructions.pdf
  7. I'll definitely keep that in mind. Another thanks again!
  8. Thanks again, andy. I'd found the first link, but not the other two.
  9. Thanks for responding, Andy. Unless my perception is really off, the photos I've found show a color significantly lighter than Dark Admiralty Grey in the main cabin. For example: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6310934
  10. I'm embarking on the Revell 1/72 kit. The instructions call for Revell 76 Light Grey (RLM 63 given as equivalent in cross ref chart) for the base cabin color and Revell 79 Greyish Blue (RAF Dark Sea Grey given as equivalent). Does anybody know the actual colors? RAL 7035 Light Grey looks pretty close to photos of the cabin color, and AK Real Colors makes it. Any help appreciated. Pip
  11. Thanks! I'm planning to use the TwoBobs sheet for the 60 Years of NORAD scheme. It's a real eye-catcher in blue and white.
  12. Thanks tomthegrom. I'll keep your tip about thinning the windscreen in mind. I guess I'll dryfit the top fuselage assembly when I get to that point and decide then whether or not to make the cut.
  13. Thanks! That certainly doesn't look like a disaster.
  14. A number of build reviews of Kinetic's 1/48 Hornet kits suggest the possibility of cutting off the dorsal nose extension of the top fuselage piece and installing it separately. I'm going to be starting one of the kits in the near future and would appreciate hearing from anyone who actually did that procedure: How did it work, and what was the resulting modification needed at the cockpit end, if any? Thanks! Pip
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