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    jenshb got a reaction from Alex in Minicraft 1/144 MD-80   
    How are these decals printed?  From the picture, the colour of the sample doesn't even appear to be consistent across the entire area, so that makes me think the colour on the sheet - and therefore the logo - may be off anyway.  The sample certainly doesn't appear to match the photo of the real aircraft as it looks "stonewashed".  The logos are small, so any colour difference is likely to be not very noticeable, so I would go with a colour that matches your perception of what you can see across a wide range of photos.  Having said that, if the all the aircraft Compass had were placed side by side, they might not even match eachother:)
     
    Comparing the three colours you have sprayed, I think MrColor 328 looks the closest to the photo, and isn't too far off the decal sample in terms of brightness (i.e it's not too dark or light) although the hue is more washed out on the sample.
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    jenshb reacted to Alain Gadbois in Ten Weirdest Aircraft Designs....   
    That has to be the weirdest I have ever seen,honestly and I also thought this looks like some bizarre musical instrument.
    Great find!
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    jenshb got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Minicraft 1/144 MD-80   
    How are these decals printed?  From the picture, the colour of the sample doesn't even appear to be consistent across the entire area, so that makes me think the colour on the sheet - and therefore the logo - may be off anyway.  The sample certainly doesn't appear to match the photo of the real aircraft as it looks "stonewashed".  The logos are small, so any colour difference is likely to be not very noticeable, so I would go with a colour that matches your perception of what you can see across a wide range of photos.  Having said that, if the all the aircraft Compass had were placed side by side, they might not even match eachother:)
     
    Comparing the three colours you have sprayed, I think MrColor 328 looks the closest to the photo, and isn't too far off the decal sample in terms of brightness (i.e it's not too dark or light) although the hue is more washed out on the sample.
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    jenshb got a reaction from Rainer Hoffmann in JetMads 1/32 Viggen   
    Would have thought the explosive charges for the seat would have been taken out for museum aircraft, so it doesn't matter which position the arm/disarm lever is in.
     
    Oh, and I certainly wouldn't use that aircraft as a reference for matching colours...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Derek B in JetMads 1/32 Viggen   
    Would have thought the explosive charges for the seat would have been taken out for museum aircraft, so it doesn't matter which position the arm/disarm lever is in.
     
    Oh, and I certainly wouldn't use that aircraft as a reference for matching colours...
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    jenshb got a reaction from JMcD in JetMads 1/32 Viggen   
    Would have thought the explosive charges for the seat would have been taken out for museum aircraft, so it doesn't matter which position the arm/disarm lever is in.
     
    Oh, and I certainly wouldn't use that aircraft as a reference for matching colours...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Derek B in Minicraft 1/144 MD-80   
    How are these decals printed?  From the picture, the colour of the sample doesn't even appear to be consistent across the entire area, so that makes me think the colour on the sheet - and therefore the logo - may be off anyway.  The sample certainly doesn't appear to match the photo of the real aircraft as it looks "stonewashed".  The logos are small, so any colour difference is likely to be not very noticeable, so I would go with a colour that matches your perception of what you can see across a wide range of photos.  Having said that, if the all the aircraft Compass had were placed side by side, they might not even match eachother:)
     
    Comparing the three colours you have sprayed, I think MrColor 328 looks the closest to the photo, and isn't too far off the decal sample in terms of brightness (i.e it's not too dark or light) although the hue is more washed out on the sample.
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    jenshb got a reaction from npb748r in my first Tamiya 1/32 plane build - not what I was expecting   
    From what I've read and seen, the F-15 kit will also be a challenge in terms of fit and finesse - check out Chuck's magnificent build of an aggressor Eagle.  The Eagle dates from the early 1990s, so not to the same standard of fit and finesse as the F-16, Spitfire, Corsair and Mosquito.
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    jenshb reacted to Jennings Heilig in F-35Bs at March... what a bizarre flying machine!   
    Sort of analogous to what an F-14 pilot once told me:  “If the engine says Pratt & Whitney, the seat better say Martin Baker!”
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    jenshb reacted to Jennings Heilig in More Pima News!   
    Not only is Pima about to launch a new armor museum (with both static and operational artifacts, which you’ll be able to purchase rides in!), but they’re going to be taking delivery of a significant portion of the collection from the now closed Flying Leathernecks Museum at MCAS Miramar.  Those items should be on trucks and heading east on I-8 later this coming week.  
     
    More news as it happens...
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    jenshb got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Fantastic metalwork...
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    jenshb reacted to Anthony in NZ in RAF FG.1 XV571 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    LOL, thank you
     
    Kerry just phoned me and sent through his latest Spey Can update.......these have been studied and measured to within an inch of their lives and are going to be as accurate as you will ever get.  Nearly finished now except looking for some more details at the spray ring set up deep inside., if anyone can help?
     
    We need someone who has a printer capable of doing these in 1/32 and if there is interest, 1/48.  maybe someone might want it in their product line??
     
    Anyway, enough talk

     

     

     

     
    Goodness me, 2 updates in one day!
     
    Cheers Anthony
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    jenshb got a reaction from RLWP in Something you don't see everyday   
    The pod on the left is a jammer pod, and if the jammer doesn't shut down or overpowers the radar, then the bomb surely will:)
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    jenshb got a reaction from JayW in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Fantastic metalwork...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Derek B in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Fantastic metalwork...
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    jenshb reacted to Pascal in Barnes Wallis - Apparently too Difficult to spell   
    Wait, WHAT ? There's English humour ???
     
     
    But seriously,
     
    Of course we (THE) Belgians know history a lot better. In 2014 there was the Miss Belgium pageant show, during the interview with one of the candidates the following question was asked :
     
    "How long ago did the First World War start ?"
     
    The girl answered : "10 years ago !"
     

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    jenshb reacted to MARU5137 in Barnes Wallis - Apparently too Difficult to spell   
    Well Max, if they are medical professionals,  then THEY SHOULD know  Who Sir Alexander  Fleming was ..EVEN I KNOW THAT !

     
    He was a Scottish   Physician and a Microbiolist who discovered the enzyme Lysozyme which was an antibiotic substance, which he later named Penicillin. 
     
     Alexander Graham Bell was ALSO Scottish,  an inventor engineer and a scientist, who patented the First practical Telephone ; and Founded the American  Telephone  and Telegraph  Company in the late 1800's { AT &T }.
    Mr Bell also invented Hydrofoil, metal detector, photophone,  Tetrahedral kite, Audiometre and many more inventions.
     
    And it was IAN FLEMING  who was the Author of JAMES BOND  books.(and not Alexander Fleming  as someone  suggested earlier.     ).
     
    All this was taught in MY Indian schools when being taught history, Literature and in sciences.

     
    The subjects now are SO much more different. 
    No pride in one's countries' History or famous figures in both Literature and or sciences. C'est La Vie !

     
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    jenshb got a reaction from Alex in Yakovlev-40 "Aeroflot" [1:144 AZ Model]   
    You're putting a lot of faith into the bond between the decal and the fuselage to hold the engines...;)
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    jenshb got a reaction from J.C. in Caveat Emptor   
    For peat and smoke, you should look closer at Laphroaig...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Alex in Ilyushin IL-62M "Aeroflot Moscow Olympics" [1:144 Zvezda] - DONE   
    True, the VC10 was designed initially for a very specific customer with very specific requirements, and by the time the aircraft entered service, the short runways at hot and high airports were no longer short.  So, BOAC were certainly lacking in foresight on the specs, and then tried to pull out of ordering an aircraft they had themselves specified.  Sometimes one wonders if British airlines were the worst enemy of the British aircraft industry...  However, there is more to operating cost and revenue than the fuel burn.  The VC10 had a higher structual weight proportion than the 707, as well as fuel burn, but the maintenance costs were lower, and the load factors of the VC10 were higher than for BOAC's 707 - passengers simply preferred the VC10's quieter cabin (because of the engine location) than the noiser 707, and that brought more money in the coffers.  The Super VC10 improved the situation somewhat (made the aircraft even more elegant in my view), but allowing greater passenger numbers.  For truly uncompetitiveness, the Convair 990 surely takes the biscuit.  Although a good looking aircraft too...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in Ilyushin IL-62M "Aeroflot Moscow Olympics" [1:144 Zvezda] - DONE   
    True, the VC10 was designed initially for a very specific customer with very specific requirements, and by the time the aircraft entered service, the short runways at hot and high airports were no longer short.  So, BOAC were certainly lacking in foresight on the specs, and then tried to pull out of ordering an aircraft they had themselves specified.  Sometimes one wonders if British airlines were the worst enemy of the British aircraft industry...  However, there is more to operating cost and revenue than the fuel burn.  The VC10 had a higher structual weight proportion than the 707, as well as fuel burn, but the maintenance costs were lower, and the load factors of the VC10 were higher than for BOAC's 707 - passengers simply preferred the VC10's quieter cabin (because of the engine location) than the noiser 707, and that brought more money in the coffers.  The Super VC10 improved the situation somewhat (made the aircraft even more elegant in my view), but allowing greater passenger numbers.  For truly uncompetitiveness, the Convair 990 surely takes the biscuit.  Although a good looking aircraft too...
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    jenshb got a reaction from Alex in Ilyushin IL-62M "Aeroflot Moscow Olympics" [1:144 Zvezda] - DONE   
    That white finish on the fuselage - before you clearcoated it - looks fantastically smooth.  The end result looks very nice too.  How about a Super VC10 for comparison?
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    jenshb got a reaction from MikeC in Ilyushin IL-62M "Aeroflot Moscow Olympics" [1:144 Zvezda] - DONE   
    That white finish on the fuselage - before you clearcoated it - looks fantastically smooth.  The end result looks very nice too.  How about a Super VC10 for comparison?
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    jenshb reacted to Cheetah11 in Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000C   
    Almost finished. 
    I still need to make a rear view mirror on the canopy and add  two more sensors. I also need to find a pilot. Reedoak makes French pilots but they are of a later era and the helmet type is wrong for the mid eighties. I will see what I can come up with before posting in RFI section.
    The light is a bit low the past day or two, I will maybe post a few more clear photos tomorrow. 
     

     

     

     
     

     
    Cheers
    Nick
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    jenshb got a reaction from themongoose in AGGRESSOR F-5E in Afghan Camo   
    The sharknose has a shorter pitot tube than the pointy nose, so I'd say this one requires the sharknose.
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