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  1. Good one Sea! Jeff, that well is in shadow as it's under the wing, no? Also, nmf or aluminum painted a/c photos often appear to have high contrast between areas in sunlight and in shadow. Again, just my supposition, but an nmf Kate would more likely have no paint in its well, and I gave my reason for believing that the well in any case wouldn't be in aotake, but again, what do I know! I forgot that you'd have sign up for j-aircraft to see the posts and extensive research articles; wasn't always that way, but would be a great help to your modeling Japanese aircraft. Regards
  2. Hi Jeff, There is a clearer photo of the plane you're modeling? The photo you posted did look like an NMF a/c to me, but it could just as easily be olive grey. I've only seen one photo of what could be grey under the canopy, but that plane was on the assembly line with no wings. I still wonder why that area wasn't painted the same color as the nose like the Zero. As for dazzle, like our cars which we shine, are we bothered by glare off a shiny hood, or bonnet? Not too often, no? As the pilot had that black nose, the other crew were low down in the cockpit and might onl
  3. Hey Jeff, I see no one has helped here, and as I'm no expert, my post might be no help as well, but here goes; I agree that the plane in the photo looks to have an unpainted undersurface, though that pic is quite dark. The first B5N2s were nmf, (though some assert that a varnish or other clear coat was applied) and more than likely assigned to Akagi and Kaga first, but subsequent production a/c were painted in the olive grey color. Most assume that the fuselage skin under the canopy was painted with an interior shade, and many modelers agree with that. Ever the rogue, I h
  4. Thanks Sinister for posting those links! They're a great help.
  5. Stud, I agree with you, but did you read my opening post?
  6. Thank you goodsgt, I believe you are right. I guess close enough is good enough....
  7. Why are there so many different color callouts for various contemporary Russian jets? It seems every different Soviet/Russian squadron has a different set of colors for the same plane, aside from schemes that might be specific to a locale or clime. Just check online instructions for various models; if all those different colors are accurate, that could/would be a real life maintenance stores bad dream, no? Can anyone shed some light on all those colors? Thanks!
  8. Habu, my disappointment clouded my reason; I didn't know what I was e-saying....Thanks to my fellow Joisyite Hems for that info....So is it possible to mix, match, hash to come up with a reasonable K???
  9. Thanks Berkut, that's what I 'feared.' Oh well, have too many kits anyway....
  10. Is it possible to model a Mig 29K in 1/72 from currently available kits? Are the differences with other Mig-29 versions all that noticeable like the sturdier undercarriage in said scale? Thanks!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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...?
  14. 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!
  15. 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
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