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  1. Don't forget that the Harvard has a longer rear canopy section. I don't think that it is included in the KH kit. Alleycat produced a clear rear part for the Harvard. Philippe
  2. Hello, I never said that your star was not OK. I just want to point out the way the intercooler doors are painted. I added arrows on the pictures below to show that it misses a little white and blue of the insignia bar on the intercooler door. Hope it'll help. Philippe
  3. Absolutly stunning, You should correct the star and bar on the side doors. The doors slide forward in the fuselage when they open, so in the door position you choose, the vertical front blue bar is hidden in the fuselage and the white and blue cover all the top of the door. A picture of one of my P-47 may help you to understand my bad explanations.
  4. Hello, You can go to the MAAM P-61 restoration website where you'll find a lot of pictures of their P-61B. http://www.maam.org/p61/p61_rest.htm It seems to me that cockpit color is more Bronze green than Standard zinc chromate green.
  5. Hope mine will be as beautiful when I'll built it.
  6. Hi, Here is the second one of the year. After the Tempest, I continue in the propellers but in more modern way. I added the Aerocraft metal landing gear wich are much more rigid than the kit ones. As for my P-61, I added a metal spar that covers the entire span, highly recommended because the bonding surfaces are very small between the three parts of wings and beams. Markings are painted with masks cut with the Silhouette. The armament configuration is totally invented. Hope you like it. This is my second KH kit after the Kingfisher and they are not so difficult to built if you take your time. Philippe.
  7. The first two pictures were taken between 1978 and 1983 in Cognac. The last picture with the GE313 aircraft from Aulnat AdA base was taken in May 1974.
  8. Well I need at least two kits. My father flew the Fouga in the Armée de l'Air at Cognac or Aulnat air force bases.
  9. Outer wings can be fold on the real aircraft, so no room problem. Have a look at WNW archives photos about the 0/400.
  10. Anyway, you can built it and hide the turrets under canvas covers.
  11. There were no critics about the HB B-24 in my above post. It was just information about the KitWorld decals regarding the HB kit. Sorry if some understood it in another way.
  12. It seems that the Hobby Boss Kit is not the good block version for the Dragon and his tail version. Dragon and his tail WWII aircraft is a B-24J-190-CO 44-40973. Hobby boss one seems to be a B-24J CF. Nose Turret is an A15 but the shape around it is not the same. Feel free to correct this if I'm wrong.
  13. Hello, This one should have been the last of 2018. This is the Special hobby high tech version and I added the Barracuda nose correction. Codes, serial and roundels are painted using Silhouette cutting machine for masks. This is Wing Commander Roland Beamont Tempest before D-Day invasion stripes were painted. http:// http:// http:// http:// http://
  14. A good way to adress the turrets problem: http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=18/52/cttz.jpg] Source :https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/b-24/b-24-base-spinazolla-italy-460-bg-hairless-joe-photo/
  15. Hello, Here is my last finished kit. It's the Italeri Mrage IIIC. I added the following items: -Musthave ejection seat. -Eduard wheels. -Eduard PE for interior and exterior. -Master Pitot. -Mix of Bernal decals and Italeri decals. NMF is Vallejo metal color. Philippe.
  16. The tape on the second picture is not clear tape but it's thin enough so you can see through it. It's just electrical insulation tape. You have to consider that the tape is approximately 20mm wide and the thickness less than 0.5mm It gives for 1/32 scale 0.625mm wide and 0.015mm thick. A very thin stripe of decal should be OK to represent it.
  17. Flaps are not a problem as they are separate parts for inner and outer wing sections. So you can do all the scratch building, you will just need strong link between the two wing sections as the outer part will still be heavy.
  18. Here are two pictures of our DG-400 glider, showing the wing/fuselage joint tape and the wingtip part joint tape. On this glider, the wingtips are separate parts as the wingspan can be change from 15m to 17m, using different wingtips. When peaople ask us what is the use of the tape, the joke is to say that it's use to hold the parts together...
  19. Wing parts are not puttied as it can be dismounted for transport if you land in a field. We use adhesive tape on the joint between two wing parts or where the wings joint the fuselage. Maybe the best way to represent it is to putty the joint and use a thin band of decal as a tape.
  20. Don't you paint the inside of the flaps before assembly?
  21. Hello , It' up to you not to change it, and you P-47 is gorgeous. Here is from P-47 In Detail and Scale Vol54 the way the intercooler doors work Hope it will help you to understand what I mean in my first post. Note that your and my star and Bar Insigna are painted a little lower on the fuselage than the one on the picture but nearly in the same way horizontaly.
  22. Well, I really like it but I'm gonna play the bad guy. The way you put the national insigna bar on the intercooler doors on the fuselage sides in not correct. When the door is closed, you can see all the white bar, the lower blue line and the vertical blue end line. But the doors open by sliding forward inside the fuselage, and only near the end they open outward from the fuselage. So in an open position the vertical blue line is hidden into the fuselage.
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