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Alain Gadbois

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  1. Alain Gadbois

    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    Thanks Jari! Interesting drawing! Its good to have original sources, father than guessing. Alain
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    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    I found some more photos taken in 2010. The photos inside the fuselage are taken through the hatch ahead of the turret. Alain
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Max, I think you meant light blue RLM76 and RLM 75 Grey Violet! Here is the technique I am talking about, shown on the 219 at the Smithsonian museum. A solid coat of 75 over the top surfaces, then wavy 76 lines to leave 75 spots. There are photos of wrecked new 110 with just the solid 75 upper surface. Note the original (darker) paint at the wing root on the 219. You see the style of the original painter was well respected.
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Max, Going back a few pages, did you shoot Grey Violet over the 76? In realty, the whole upper surface was painted 75, then 76 added to leave 75 spots. This is exactly how your model looks, but you did not show or mention it. Just curious, thanks! Alain
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    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    Thank you for your interest! A few years ago I took photos showing the aircraft. I will try to find them and post here. In the last photo, you can see one of the underwing compartments closed by two spring loaded doors. I wonder what they were designed for? Alain
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    Bf109E-7/Trop Jg 27 Black 3 or 8

    Hi, All I have found yet are 2 photos from the pilot notes, and not clear which type either... Alain
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    The springs are fixed on each brace of the leg at about the level of the wheel doors hinges
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    Bf109 G6 JG300 Yellow 1 Manfred Dieterle

    Hi all! The month extension is great, as I can hope to finish this project! First, more on the wheel wells. The added styrene in the wheel wells defines the area covered by the fabric lining that will be cut out from wine bottle wrap. The inside part is filled with epoxy to support the soft metal material. Other work on the control surfaces. I used a photoetch saw to separate the control surfaces from the wing and stabilizers. A small amount of work that has a big impact on the finished model. Comparing the spinners: Revell and Hasegawa. I will use the Revell part which is much more accurate. Improvements for the Hasegawa prop and Revell spinner. The corrected prop will be molded and cast in resin. The aluminum tube is for the coaxial gun. I purchased some nice figures that I will put next to the aircraft. I liked the idea of the pilots getting ready with the help of the ground crew. I hope to have more progress soon! Alain
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    I would attempt using stretched sprue, if you don't have very small diameter rod. The biggest problem seems to me to be how to attach it to the doors and undercarriage leg braces. I have the Squadron Walkaround that has a few useful photos of that area, if you're interested. Alain
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    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    That's the one! The assymetric nose section is a odd caracteristic of the MK IV. I always liked the early short nose more. Alain
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    Rules of the Road

    Max, it will be great to see you work some more on the Anson! I know all the work you have done so far, yet those parts laid out like this look deceptively like an almost unstarted kit! Just shows how much work a vacuform can be! Alain
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    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    Hi! A couple months ago I went to visit the Montreal Aviation Museum, which is situated in an old barn at the western tip of the island. They are restoring a Bolingbroke for static display. I took a few pictures of the state of progress of the project. The museum is very small but they have some nice exhibits and they are also restoring a Norseman. The Airfix kit has just come out so the following pictures might be of help, while waiting for a larger scale one...
  13. Hi! I found this interesting video on YouTube mostly about 627 Squadron. The stripes painted on the mosquito around 0:24 seem a bit odd, as the flaps and ailerons did not carry them. Also, I was surprised by the great variety of paint schemes sported by the various Mossies around! Here's the video for those curious to watch:
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    The mottling is perfect Max! Well done! Alain
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    1/24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-6 Late. Looooong term project.

    Very nice scratch built details! The pedals are fantastic, but next to invisible in the end... Alain