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  1. nope, it's just off on its measurements, it is supposed to be a Sabre 6 wing. I did this a few years ago;
  2. the Heller kit's ailerons go all the way to the wingtip, so of course it's a standard span 6-3 slatted wing of the Sabre Mk6
  3. I modified the blades to the old style, wasn't hard to do. I just tried to make them look like a Fujimi kit blade Tony
  4. Its the new Airfix yellow SAR release with some PE thrown at it and the required conversion from a Westland; with the Belcher Gulf war conversion and some scratch doing. Way better than the Fujimi it, by the way Cheers, Tony
  5. If you can't find any, PM me your address, I have enough of my two sheets of SeaKing markings to make up one, and some Arrow Graphics numbers to make up what I used. Cheers, Tony PS ignore the too-tall rotor mast on my Airfix job. 😞
  6. the Belcher set is the only one that i know of, however, when I used them, I found them to be a bit light and the markings tended to disappear into the grey. I repainted my chopper a lighter than prescribed colour and then a better contrast resulted
  7. the Airfix F-51 comes with the un-cuffed HS prop too. It comes down to price and/or availabliity. I have both kits, if all things were equal, I would go with the Airfix kit, despite the L/G leg situation and the inaccurate horizontal stabs. Cheers, Tony
  8. the effectiveness of black basing and pre-shading ultimately depends on your application of the main colour coats over it, no ? It's all user dependant and no one here can say if it is too much or little. Good luck Tony
  9. How could they ever get tired of vacationing in the South Pacific?? mind boggling
  10. Nicely done ALF. Glad to see it completed Tony
  11. Snowbird3a


    Do you know what this sub forum is for ??
  12. Aeroclub W-026, but since they're OOP, gonna be hard to find. Joe's Models has a lot of Aeroclub; http://www.joesmodels.com/AEROCLUB_144_ ACCESSORIES.htm Cheers, Tony
  13. Brad, I found a thread on Britmodeller that discussed Boeing gray and a Tamiya mix formula. The gentleman tried 4 parts XF-2 and 1 part XF-19. Give that a try, should be close Cheers, Tony
  14. Boeing Gray is a nice substitute for Voodoo Grey Tony
  15. Vapour trails have nothing to do with the speed of sound, they are a function of the humidity and lower localized air pressure. Even CT-114 Tutors can pull a wingtip vapour trail at high ‘G’. Tony ps. Nice video
  16. I had good luck using my daughter’s UV fingernail polish dryer Tony
  17. I have the FSM article, it is NorthStar specific, but a great starting reference. The C5 had a DC-6 tail group.
  18. The DC-6 is a better starting point, due to the engines used. If you use a Minicraft DC-4, there is a ton of engine conversion to do. And due to a difference in wing mounting, kit-bashing a DC-4 with a DC-6 is even harder. For a Canadair C5, start with a DC-6, full stop. Tony
  19. ALF, did you paint the speedbrake wells silver? Your own photos show them as Zinc Chromate. Just a reminder to place the wing tanks close, almost touching the landing gear(Hawk One only, mind you) can’t help commenting, ‘tis a sickness Tony
  20. ALF, if it were me, I would seriously putty and sand that ugly wingtip that you glued back on. It sticks out like a sore thumb. But it’s your model, your joy cheers, Tony
  21. The Hasegawa kit has a small scoop ahead of the airbrake door, not on the real aircraft. I saw it on a pic posted 22 July
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