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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada usually at CYOW, maybe VWC
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    WW2 aircraft, canadian military, anything with wings!!!

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  1. Hi all, A friend is trying to decide on colours for his fleet of cessna 150's and I commented that studies show that dark colours, (black, blue) are more visible against the bright sky. He asked if I could find the studies...and I can't. so question, any one have a link to one of the studies that prove darker colours are more visible? he painted a few yellow a few years ago, and we are thinking black to stand out against the sky, with some yellow along the top to help be seen from above against the ground. Thanks, Sean
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    Tamiya New Tool 1/48 Spitfire I?

    I like this. I have always found the Spit and the -109's weakness was the landing gear. This will be an easy way to ensure it has a nice strong connection as well as ensuring the gear sits at the proper angle. Sean
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    Two wild cats in 48th,Tamiya VS HB

    It is amazing how much the older paint scheme makes the aircraft look almost like an different aircraft. It just looks slower in that scheme than it does in the later blue scheme. Nice builds BTW! I love the weathering on them, Subtle but effective. Sean
  4. might be interested. E-mail sent Sean
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    D-Day Group Build

    So I already had a Fw-190a, a Fw-190d, a Ta-152 and an He-162 I had lined up to build next. I will check dates for my schemes, but some or all of these may be my contribution to this GB. The only scheme I am worries about is the “A” model, I think it was an early 1944 scheme and may have been shot down before D-day. Sean
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    Vintage model plane identification

    It looks a lot like the ones yo can buy at the discount home decorating stores. Homesence or winners here in Canada. It would be hard to know without seeing it in person. Sean
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    1/48 Hobby Boss Avenger

    I usually mix my own interior green, just adding black to YZC just like they did during the war. In this case, its a little bit of ir being more yellow then green cause i didnt add enough black, and the camera making it look a little more yellow then it looks in person. In hindsight, i should have made it more green, but i am still happy with how it turned out. The avenger, as far as i know, alwyas had interior green interior, with the cockpit painted bronze green. Sean
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    1/48 Eduard Lysander

    I am a little late getting these pictures up, I have been working on this for about 2 months but haven't had a chance to post any pictures before today. This is the Eduard 1/48 Lysander and I plan on building it OOB. It is a very detailed kit that includes PE and masks, but it can be a little fiddly. I found getting the cockpit in straight was a bit if a pain, and mine is crooked, which meant the wing mounts were off kilter, and to top that off, the mounts were bigger than the opening in the wing. I had to break it off (not shown in the pictures) sand down the tabs, install the side windows. then glue the wing mounts back on using the windows to keep it all level. I fell like this will cause me more issues before I get all the wings and struts glued into place. As well, the side windows had more curve to them then the fuselage, so I will need to do a bit of white glue filler to make it all look decent. Progress: Thanks for looking, Sean
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    1/48 Hobby Boss Avenger

    I am a little late getting these pictures up, I have been working on this for about 2 months but haven't had a chance to post any pictures before today. this is Hobby Boss' 1/48 Avenger. It is a beautiful kit and I have run into no issues with it yet. I plan on building it OOB with some after market decals, for the RAF Atlantic White scheme and it will be mounted on a stand. Progress: . Thanks for looking. Sean
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    1/48 italeri Typhoon

    I am a little late getting these pictures up, I have been working on this for about 2 months but haven't had a chance to post any pictures before today. This is the Italeri Hawker Typhoon and will be built OOB. No real issues so far, it has just needed a bit of work around the cock pit where the inserts fit in. Progress: Thanks for looking, Sean
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    1/48 Airfix Defiant

    I am a little late getting these pictures up, I ahve been working on this for about 2 months but havent had a chance to post any pictures before today. This is the Airfix 1/48 Defiant ( an absolute beautiful kit BTW) and will be built OOB. Some pictures: . More to follow, Sean
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    External mounted cameras on Aircraft

    You are most likely correct. I have only seen cameras mounted on warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, and the odd business jet. I am sure the stress of Military flying brings its own unique design challenges. Sean
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    External mounted cameras on Aircraft

    I have seen a number of these( mostly go-pros these days, and sadly no pics) and they are usually mounted to screws on the airframe. Some fairing that is screwed on has a few screws removed, and longer screws are used to hold down a frame that then holds a camera. I am sure it was the same back with the older style cameras, just the frame would have been larger. Sean
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    Weird question time..who owns the A-10 type certificate

    Well there you go. For the life of me i could not find that info anywhere. Thanks!
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    Rear firing missiles

    I would say they are possible, but not practical. For heatseekers, the exhaust is behind the aircraft so by the time they detonate the plane is pretty much past, and for most radar guided (if I am not mistaken) most of the data is sent from the aircraft's radar, and the missile heads in a general direction and then locks on with its own radar much closer to the target. Mounting forward facing AND rear facing radar on fighters just doesn't make sense. As well, any missiles that are mounted backwards are no good in the offensive role, to waste that much weight and space for a purely defensive purpose limits it's offensive capability. on bombers, again, its alot of wight and space for a purely defensive purpose that wouldn't get used very often. Sean
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