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  1. mongo

    Seeking Do 217N-1 Image

    Greetings; I'm double-posting this message to get maximum exposure, sorry if you saw it already in Research... I am trying to finish a model of a Do 217N-1 in 1/48 using the Koster conversion applied to the Pro Modeler kit. I found some aftermarket decals (AIMSDecals 48D022) that has a suitable paint scheme. The decal instruction refer to a photo in a book: Nachtjager Vol. 1 (Williams, Classic Colours) page 73. The Do 217N-1 is coded D5+SM. Does anyone have a copy of this book? If so, can you scan the image and e-mail it to me? Thanks for any help you can offer. Mongo
  2. mongo

    Do 217 Image

    Greetings; I am trying to finish a model of a Do 217N-1 in 1/48 using hte Koster conversion applied to the Pro Modeler kit. I found some aftermarket decals (AIMSDecals 48D022) that has a suitable paint scheme. The decal instruction refer to a photo in a book: Nachtjager Vol. 1 (Williams, Classic Colours) page 73. The Do 217N-1 is coded D5+SM. Does anyone have a copy of this book? If so, can you scan the image and e-mail it to me? Thanks for any help you can offer. Mongo
  3. mongo

    P-51D Seats

    I am building a Czech Model 1/48 T-34C. The kit seats are nice but bear little resemblance to T-34 seats. The T-34 seats actually are more like P-51D/K seats (although T-34 seats have a bottom cushion and the back is bare to accommodate a back-style parachute which is the reverse of the Mustang seats..., but I digress). I need two seats from Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D/K kits. Did you replace your Hasegawa P-51 cockpit with a resin set? Are you left with a bunch of P-51 cockpit parts and nothing to do with them? I'll take the seats off your hands. Please e-mail me direct: mongo01 -at- twc.com and let's make a deal! Thanks. Mongo
  4. I am building a Czech Model 1/48 T-34C. The kit seats are nice but bear little resemblance to T-34 seats. The T-34 seats actually are more like P-51D/K seats (although T-34 seats have a bottom cushion and the back is bare to accommodate a back-style parachute which is the reverse of the Mustang seats..., but I digress). I need two seats from Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D/K kits. Did you replace your Hasegawa P-51 cockpit with a resin set? Are you left with a bunch of P-51 cockpit parts and nothing to do with them? I'll take the seats off your hands. Please e-mail me direct: mongo01 -at- twc.com and let's make a deal! Mongo
  5. mongo

    Steel Photoetched Seatbelts

    Thanks for your insight!
  6. I have noticed that the newer sets of photo-etched seatbelts released by Eduard are advertised as steel. I assume all the earlier releases were the customary brass. Is there a difference in finishing or working with steel versus brass? Is one easier to work with? Does one take a set and stay draped better that the other? Mongo
  7. mongo

    Roden Decals

    I am in the process of completing a Roden kit and am contemplating using the kit decals. Does anyone have any experience with their decals? Any problems? Do they lay down nicely? Do they respond well to solvent? Inquiring minds want to know... Mongo
  8. mongo

    Are these P40E schemes legitimate?

    I would suggest that the idea of interior green on the inside of the quarterlights is a misinterpretation of lightening of the underlying color in b&w photos from the effect of the plexiglas panel. Mongo
  9. mongo

    P-47D Questions

    1. On what model P-47D did the cockpit floor go from corrugated to flat sheet metal? I *think* I've narrowed it to the runs D-25RE & RA to the D-30RE & RA, but cannot nail it down further. 2. Were the Hamilton-Standard and Curtiss Electric props interchangeable on the later Ds. My sources indicate that the D-25RE and D-27RE blocks came came with Ham-Stan props "standard" (standard..., get it, STANDARD...? I crack myself up!). All blocks of the bubbletop D had the R-2800-59 motor that turned all three different props listed for the Ds depending on the block and plant. Were there any obscure and not-readily visible features specific to the type of prop that would have to b e installed/removed to accommodate a different prop? Thanks for any insight you can offer. Jeff "Mongo" Cramer
  10. mongo

    Fisher Model & Pattern

    Thanks all for your comments. I have never seen any of the products at shows or shops and was reluctant to pony up $150 for some resin bits of unknown quality. I think I can now proceed with some greater degree of confidence. Thanks. Mongo
  11. I found a website for Fisher Model & Pattern (fishermodels.indiemade.com) and saw some products I was interested in. The make some automotive products, aircraft kits and aftermarket conversions and odd bits. I was wondering if anybody had dealt with them or used their products. If so, can you comment about the fit and quality of casting of their products. Than ks. Mongo
  12. mongo

    Italeri 1/48 Spit 16

    Thanks!
  13. mongo

    Italeri 1/48 Spit 16

    Italeri commonly re-pops other manufacturer's molds; whose plastic is their Spit 16? TYIA. Mongo
  14. FYI- I mailed the canopy and the HS prop this morning.

  15. I have a painted Hamilton Standard prop and a closed canopy. They're yours if you want them.

    1. mongo

      mongo

      Greetings;

       

      Thanks so much for the response.  Yes, I'll happily take them!  What are you asking?

       

      My address is:

       

      2002 Woodland Meadow

      Amelia, OH  45102

       

      I can send cash, check or PayPal, whatever you prefer.

       

      Mongo

       

       

    2. gocoogs

      gocoogs

      Not necessary, just pay it forward.

       

      While going thru my stash I found that I also have a Curtis Electric symmetrical paddleblade in addition to the Hamilton Standard. (neither of which is painted).  Which would you prefer?

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