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Pete Roberts

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About Pete Roberts

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 01/19/1958

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Spitfires, RAAF a/c, Australian pilots and the a/c they flew

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  1. Second that - a great read. The ATA were an amazing group of people who did a wonderful job, and have received very little recognition for their work. Thanks for posting this.
  2. Agree - have a close starting point, then throw in some wear and tear, and weathering (subject depending of course). Hard to challenge that.
  3. Why not the Revell kit? How would you compare this kit to Tamiya and Trumpeter?
  4. Welcome aboard! Looking forward to your travels with this one, have a couple to build myself so appreciate you posting progress. Nice start!
  5. Looking great! What SMS and Mr Hobby greens did you use - they look the part to my eyes. Have the same subject to build so following with great interest.
  6. 1/32 Spitfire Mk I - just a bit late for the BoB Anniversary......
  7. Excellent! If you are doing YB-E, you'll need to crop those props!
  8. The 352nd used two different blues for the noses of their Mustangs. There are several discussions on this; a google of '352nd FG blue' will bring up several, including this: https://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,392648.15.html?PHPSESSID=u02sea9hpln9s7jhp5627g13s7 I think Mason's a/c would have had the later blue.
  9. Hasegawa have done a Vb in 1/32 - IMHO perhaps the best available shape wise in 1/32 for a Vb but has raised panel lines. Plenty of AM for it too including cockpit sets, etc HTH
  10. The Mk IX went through a few changes during production. You might find this site useful: http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfire-mk-ix-xi-and-xvi-variants-much-varied.html This is for the Mk IX/XI/XVI but there is a lot of useful info in other areas of the site on Spitfires in general, so worth spending a bit of time exploring. Happy researching! PR
  11. Sequins - the type stitched onto dresses etc - can also make a very good mirror face. PR
  12. I have used their decals in 1/48. Very thin and need to be used with care but very good results. The red was a little opaque - it was applied on a PRU Blue Spitfire and did darken a little, but still very acceptable. In fact, to my eye the red looked a little bright but much better on the model. I am quite happy to recommend them.
  13. Spitfire Mk I - upscaled version of their 1/48 kit, due in time for Chritsmas. Thanks Santa. Need to get my medication now......
  14. Nice detective work Thierry. One small correction - IFF was introduced late September/early October so some BoB aircraft would have been so equipped. We are seeing out winter at the moment - looking forward to 30 degrees + !
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