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  1. Which mark Corsair? There seems to be a lot of controversy concerning actual colors, but most of that can be attributed to various paint mfg's different ingredients applied at different times. As per many color photos, the early marks were painted with USN Blue Gray and olive drab, with Sky below, or light gray, though Sky is more likely, and born out by those same color photos. Those colors would be ANA 603 and 613 respectively and 610 or 602 below. There is the question of the actual hue of 603. Elliot's volume 2 only refers to FS 36118 which was a later color, an almost exac
  2. A bit late; that plane has been restored and modified. Their choice of engines and paint is modern, and spurious at that, and those colors bare no resemblance to any applied during the war.
  3. Propeller blades were polished on the earlier models with dark brown rear faces, then painted that dark brown all over from late '42 or early '43 on. Why dark brown and not the cowling black...?
  4. So? Let's see...do you reduce all the over-scale parts or details on a model? A small photo, especially of Japanese a/c, which might be equal to a scale as small as 1/100 or more often shows rivets, depending on light of course. Anyway, I'm not alone in the rivet thing, but thanks for your contribution!
  5. Hi All, Might I try again and ask if anyone can help with the rivet pattern for the Reppu? Like the Ryusei, all the plans I've seen online just show panels. Appreciate any help. Thanks! Jim
  6. Many thanks salomon, it indeed helps. Now just need the wing upper surface.... Thanks again!
  7. Hello All, I've seen at least one other member ask about rivet patterns, in his case the Fw-190. All I've been able to find are blueprints with no rivets. Having seen the Aichi Judy blueprints, and some photos, with numerous rivets within panels, this plane also from Aichi might as well have too many to accurately guess. So, can anyone help? Thanks!!!
  8. PRU blue is the best substitute; it's too close to USN blue grey to notice a real difference and it would spare you mixing colors.
  9. Am reposting this query after the first was lost in the recent forum issues. Not having been able to find specific info on all the earlier asv radars that didn't comprise a single dish scanner, I was puzzled by a photo of a PB4Y with those emitter poles and wires on the waist, without the receiver yagis underwing, with the ventral ball turret. The only other antennas I can see are those four small ones right under the cockpit on many PB's which I had always thought were for homing. So, now I'm confused when I only see one set of antennas without the other. A close look at a Swordfish with
  10. You are corrct Lance! Thanks for posting those pics; the VMB 611 photo I've seen but didn't notice the depot fix. The VMB 612 photo I don't recall seeing. Thanks again for sharing those.
  11. You may be right Lance, but there are photos of added guns not only in the radio compartment as you indicated, but also in the window not far from the tail. Remember that the C and D had the dorsal and ventral turrets (or radar for the USMC) almost one over the other, so waist guns there across from each other would make it pretty cramped. Hey Hem, where in Joisey are you? I'm in Middlesex County along the Arthur Kill....
  12. Thanks Tailspin, I saw that pic as I frequently peruse your blog, which I must thank you for! Even though the color, which looks off-white, matches the white of the 'Navy,' I still thought it could be some other unpainted metal alloy, like Jolly Roger thought as well. You know the pitfalls of trying to confirm colors from photos...even those photos in color.... By the way, have your book 'US Naval Air Superiority.' I recommend it highly!
  13. Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere that my search failed to reveal. Looking at F3H-1N/2N Bureau number 133522, factory number 34 painted primarily in sea blue, one can see a very light color under the horizontal tail and on the rear empennage over the steel(?) around the jet exhaust. Is it painted in a high temperature white enamel, or another unpainted alloy? Thanks!
  14. Hello All, Well, you could just leave it on its tail if there's insufficient weight in the nose! Just check this photo of an F7F night fighter of the USMC in Korea, sitting on its tail bumper. The standard single seater might also sit on its tail at times, though I've never seen a photo of one doing so. (Hope the link works!) https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--n9_KIEYZfQ/VEathQOJgNI/AAAAAAAAABE/3efj1PEpgE4/s1600/IMG_1229.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.akamat.com/2014/10/a-big-beautiful-blue-cat.html&h=669&w=1023&tbnid=gGhDkVil9CxucM:&docid=_Yx
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