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  1. The Air Ministry submitted a list of possible names to Vickers-Armstrong for the new aircraft, then known as the Type 300. One of these was the improbable Shrew. The name Spitfire was suggested by Sir Robert McLean, director of Vickers-Armstrongs at the time, who called his spirited elder daughter Annie Penrose "a little spitfire".[19] The word dates from Elizabethan times and refers to a fiery, ferocious type of person; at the time it usually meant a girl or woman of that temperament.[20] Previously the name had been used unofficially for Mitchell's earlier F7/30 Type 224 design. Mitchell is reported to have said it was "just the sort of bloody silly name they would choose".[21][22] Source - Wikipedia
  2. Sopwith Dolphin Blackburn Kangaroo DeHavilland DH-10 DeHavilland DH-5 RAF F.E.8 Armstrong-Whitworth FK.8 RAF B.E.2 (any/all) Albatros D.I/D.II/German D.III/A-H D.III (all series) SPAD 7/12/13/16 Sopwith Cuckoo Bristol Scouts (C & D) That's enough - I'll be dead before all those are available...
  3. I sent this to xsxs3525: "Other customers of yours report not receiving the item listed. Please refund my payment of $39.99US immediately." To which he responded: "Thank you for your purchased! When you bought this item, did you read the item description and shipping term? The shipping time is 15-35 days. Do you know? Shipping number: 30467898296 Tracking website: http://track.4px.com/query http://www.17track.net/en/track?nums=&fc=190094 Because the International shipping requires more complicated shipping procedures, it needs time to ship and the duration on its way to you is out of control. If you don't receive item after 35 days, just please contact us, we'll give you a satisfactory solution. Thanks!" I clarified with this: "My concern is that the item is not as represented in the eBay listing. Other customers of yours have reported receiving such things as USB cables - not the model airplane as described in the listing. I believe that your listing is false in an attempt to defraud me. If so, please refund my money now." And his answer was: "It is a mistake. I have resolve the problem. Please don't worry! You will receive the Tamiya 60327 Vought F4U-1D Corsair 1/32 scale kit. Thanks!" I guess I can stop worrying now...LOL. So endeth the entertainment for today.
  4. Book "in hand" on my computer. Thanks for the quick resolution to the (still mysterious) glitch. A quick scan of the book shows it to be a brilliant resource. Time to dust off the AEG box and get building!
  5. Mighty purty, Mike! The engine is lovely and is a gem of a model on its own. Time to clear the bench in anticipation of the Taube...
  6. My contribution to "the silly thread." Oct 19, 201709:30 am Shipment departed from airport4PXHONGKONG Oct 18, 201704:00 pm Hand over to airline4PXHONGKONG Oct 15, 201709:59 pm Shipment operation completed4PXLan Guang,Shenzhen,China Oct 15, 201709:59 pm Shipment arrived at facility and measured.4PXLan Guang,Shenzhen,China Oct 14, 201705:28 pm Shipment information received4PX
  7. Exquisite model and stunning photography. Well done!
  8. Only the top photo is the Dr.I. The two photos at the bottom (with a wooden frame) are of the Camel.
  9. Everyone is ravin' about this build! You should crow for pride! Lovely build, Mike.
  10. Busy as the proverbial beaver, eh? Keep on keepin' on, Mike - you're obviously on a roll.
  11. Hmmmm....doesn't look much like an F4U-4 but it's a lovely build nonetheless. Great job, Mike - looking forward to the lighter "end game."
  12. Stunning model and brilliant photography. The bare metal is perfectly done - looks like the real thing.
  13. That is not the listing I was looking at. There are two listings priced at $34.99 with shipping cost of $200.00.
  14. I notice on the two pre-order listings of the model for $34.99 that the shipping is $200.00 from Hong Kong. Read the small, faint print, gents.
  15. Tamiya XF-16 base coat then use a "Sharpie" fine point silver marker to do the squiggles. Easy to do and looks convincing.
  16. Thinning the oil paint with some Japan Drier will speed up the drying time significantly.
  17. Start with some practice material. Spray/brush a coat of fairly light tan/beige/sand paint (any type.) When dry, apply a THIN layer of oil paint (burnt umber or a similar brown shade) using a sponge/tissue/brush. Excess oil paint will be removed in the next step. For simulating wood grain I use a cheap water color brush with all but about 1/4" of the bristles cut off. "Scrub" a wood grain pattern wiping excess oil paint from the brush as you "scrub" the surface. The coarseness of the bristles, the pressure of your "scrubbing" and the amount of oil paint removed by this process will determine the end color and subtlety of the grain. Once the oil paint has thoroughly dried an application of gloss clear coat tinted with a touch of orange and/or yellow will give a pretty good simulation of a varnished wood surface. Again, do your experimenting on some scrap plastic or sprue remnants until you reach the effect that pleases you.
  18. You seem pretty dependable to me, Ernie and that's the unvarnished truth. Back to the thread - the prime contributor to the "color" of CDL would be the varnish (that varied widely from a yellow tint to a reddish tint plus oil, dust and dirt.) I personally do a "custom" mix of Tamiya XF-55 and/or XF-60 and use white to lighten to suit my eye (since that's the only eye I am trying to please.) I think that research done by the WNW team or Aviattic or Pheon is all knowledgeable and dependable.
  19. I believe they catalog them as PC.9, PC.9.5, PC.10 and PC. Guiness.
  20. Just being nosy, so feel free not to respond, but how many copies of a full model constitute a profitable number? I would guess 100+?
  21. the title of this thread is "New WNW Rumor" and raised the question if WNW had produced a Fokker E.V/D.VIII kit. The answer was no. The total count of posts should have been two (question and answer.) Perhaps we need a new thread titled "Nothing to do with WNW" and limit the subject matter to only opinions, misinformation, theories and downright ignorance concerning all things WNW. At least then all the drivel would be in one place instead of blooming anew every time the letters "WNW" appear in a title.
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