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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Brett M in 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" - Reluctant Dragon - VMF-213   
    A masterpiece. Straight up. 
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Miloslav, 
     
    This is a beautiful work of art; well done! 
     
    You have inspired me to build a D-11 (and D-13 of my own eventually)...and to finish my years-in-the-making D-9. 
    A couple comments: 
     
    Landing Gear
    Does anyone have reservations about using the Eduard Brassin Undercarriage legs on these Doras?
     
    I do.
     
    I purchased a set and realized that they are substantially shorter than the Hasegawa Fw-190D legs; being designed by Eduard specifically for Revell's F-8, they simulate the weight of a full payload of bombs (I am at least presuming that Eduard intended to do that). 
     
    While the D-11 incurs the extra weight of Mk 108s in the wings, it does so with Mg 131s deleted. There isn't a good reason to think it ever would have had so much of a load to sink as low as a fully-bombed F-8. 
     
    The Eduard legs probably aren't correct for Doras, beautiful as they are. Of course, Hasegawa's legs are probably slightly too unloaded being that they were made from museum pieces that had absolutely no fuel or ammunition in them. Despite my reservations, I will probably go ahead and use the Eduard legs on my upcoming Doras because of their detail and their strength. 
     
    The D-9 W. Nr. 500570 "Blue 12" clearly sits quite high on its gear and the kit legs are the most accurate to use for it. 
     
    I wonder though: why doesn't Eduard make a set that simulates less loading (a more detailed set than the G-Factors)? They could probably do so easily. 
     
    Propeller
    The photo of Fw 190D-11 W. Nr. 220 017 (or 012) from the 5 o'clock position shown on this thread suggests that D-11s had "pointed" prop blade tips (as seen on the Ta-152H and the reconstructed blades of the only D-13 in existence)  instead of completely round (as seen on the D-13 when captured). 
     
    Flaps
    If you look carefully at the same photo, a good argument could be made for wooden flaps as well. 
     
    C
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/32 P-47D-40RA Hasegawa   
    this model is BOMB. 
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from CZPetrP in 1/32 P-47D-40RA Hasegawa   
    this model is BOMB. 
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from mpk in 1/32 P-47D-40RA Hasegawa   
    this model is BOMB. 
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Dainis in Painting WW2 RAF Roundels   
    MRP paints are 7 bucks a bottle. I'm going to mix the colors myself with the Tamiya paints I already have. 
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to Wackyracer in Painting WW2 RAF Roundels   
    Ive used MRP for my builds
     

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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to dennismcc in Painting WW2 RAF Roundels   
    For my builds I use Sovereign Colourcoats, ACRN21 yellow, ACRN22 for the dull red, and ACRN31 for the blue.
    https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea-british?page=1
     
    Cheers
     
    Dennis
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to Dainis in Painting WW2 RAF Roundels   
    I've used Gunze,  AK, Tamiya for  roundels...I don't know if any is a perfect match. I like to mix paint by Mk I eyeball and dab a mix onto the decals while they are protected by the plastic bag they are sealed in. Adjust colour until it looks like...what you think it should like like, if that makes any sense. And assuming your decals are in proper colour register..And we can't get MRP in Canada for whatever reason, so no comment on that. 
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to Jennings Heilig in Spitfire Mk IX Color Question   
    Johnson's aircraft as depicted on the Tamiya box art was in RAF Dark Green, Ocean Grey, and Medium Sea Grey.  The propeller blades were black with a yellow tip.  The spinner was Sky, as was the aft fuselage band.  
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to dennismcc in Spitfire Mk IX Color Question   
    The Spitfire pictured on the box of the Tamiya kit is in the standard Day Fighter Scheme.
    Upper surfaces are Ocean Grey and Dark Green and the undersides are Medium Sea Grey.
    The spinner and tail fuselage band (18") are Sky.
    Serial is in black (night) and code letters are Sky.
    Prop blades are black with 4" yellow tips.
    And the wing leading edges are yellow, the bands were 4" wide.
     
    Cheers
     
    Dennis
     
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from CATCplSlade in 1/200 scale Titanic!   
    it could be because the superstructure is slightly concave-up, banana shaped, etc., (I.e., the two ends of the super structure decks sit slightly higher than the midsections of these decks and these angulations were necessary in order to ensure the windows remained vertically oriented despite the curvature. still seems extreme, and I lack the references to verify.  
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Tamiya Mosquito MK VI   
    loovleh jub m8
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to Miloslav1956 in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    D-13 continues.
    Weekend update.
     

     

     

     

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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in Interesting grocery store find   
    You thought it was vecuronium, and then noticed the P-61?
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from brahman104 in HK B-17 nose correction trial   
    I would totally buy; 
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from sandokan in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat   
    the skin was definitely stressed out of the factory. it's just that Airfix has overdone the effect by making it too uniform and ubiquitous. it's a great first step on their part and the kit seems excellent overall
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Gazzas in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat   
    the skin was definitely stressed out of the factory. it's just that Airfix has overdone the effect by making it too uniform and ubiquitous. it's a great first step on their part and the kit seems excellent overall
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat   
    the skin was definitely stressed out of the factory. it's just that Airfix has overdone the effect by making it too uniform and ubiquitous. it's a great first step on their part and the kit seems excellent overall
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Gisbod in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat   
    the skin was definitely stressed out of the factory. it's just that Airfix has overdone the effect by making it too uniform and ubiquitous. it's a great first step on their part and the kit seems excellent overall
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Bf 109F-4/Trop 8./JG27 - finished   
    I love your work and approach to painting!
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to Fencer-1 in HK's B-17F - 21/9 the photon steps up   
    Yes, yes! You are absolutely right. The overall shape is more important, then some true dimensions. I just found them to give some "direction" to my own mind, as I am also "lucky" owner of this kit and thinking now about my own correction. There were some kind of reflections, thinking of the topic. I'll try to draw some Rhino files to see.
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from Gazzas in #1 LSP on your Shelf of Doom - post pix and cheer on   
    My Fw 190D-9 that I started in 2008 probably belongs on here...
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    thunderbolt1988 reacted to tomprobert in HK's B-17F - 21/9 the photon steps up   
    No - windscreens and forward windows remained unchanged throughout production. The earlier 'sharkfin' tailed models had a third side window fitted and the really early ones had no upper windows, but the windscreen itself was unaltered. The only exception was the later models, when some were fitted with the small 'ice windows' as part of the windscreen. Both Sentimental Journey and Memphis Belle would have had identical cockpit glass arrangements.
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    thunderbolt1988 got a reaction from tomprobert in HK's B-17F - 21/9 the photon steps up   
    Thank you!
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