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About Dpgsbody55

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 03/18/1955

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  1. Dpgsbody55

    Wingnut Wings Photo - Clues?

    It seems to me that if Jackson wanted to do something to honour Kiwi pilots in WW2, the Lanc is a great start. But he could also do a great P-40 as the NZ air force had plenty of them, together with Corsairs later on. There's a gap for a really great P-40 in the 1/32 market, though of course, Tamiya have the Corsair well covered. I'd live to see WnW's take on an early Spitfire too, as many Kiwi pilots served with distinction flying Spitfires in the RAF. There's also a gap in the 1/32 market for a really good early Spitfire as well, so it makes some sense if WNW ventured into the WW2 fighter market with a P-40 and early Spitfire. Just my $0.02 worth, Michael
  2. I'd actively support a multi engine group build. Great idea Cheers, Michael
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    Can't say I had that problem on mine, but I did build it slightly differently to any other I've seen insofar as I made the door and canopy articulate. I built a hinge for the right hand door into the fuselage part that covers the instrument panel and attached the door to that. Then I glued that to the model do that I had correct spacing for the rear part of the canopy, which ensured I had no gaps. You can follow this in my build, the link to which is in my signature below. Even if you didn't want to articulate any of the canopy or doors, the principle is the same to eliminate any gaps. Here's a few pictures: And here's the finished result: Hope this helps. Cheers, Michael
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    1:32 scale SPAD XIII C.1 of Frank Luke Jnr

    That's a very impressive build. Your extra work has really lifted this kit into something very special. Looking forward to your next build. Cheers, Michael
  5. After my Spitfire, I have another project in mind which I'll start when I get back from holiday. I've made some tentative steps on it so I probably won't join another group build for a while. Once I've finished it, if there's a GB celebrating the RAF's 100th birthday, I'll probably join that. Cheers, Michael
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    It's not a bad kit and can be made up into a nice model. One other area not mentioned above is the propeller which has blades that are far too wide. Here's some pics of mine which I made about 25 years ago in the pre-internet age. My feeling is that if you're prepared to do some research and add in extra detail, as well as correct a few issues, this would build into a fine model. As for mine, I won't be rebuilding it as I have the Airfix Typhoon and I may use the engine from this in the Tempest I have in my stash. Good luck with your project, if you decide to start it. I hope you'll show us the build. Cheers, Michael
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    Spitfire MK.IIa

    If memory serves, Stanford Tuck flew MKI's and MkIa's with 65 and 92 Squadron, but sometime late in August 1940 he was shot down and spent a small amount of time in hospital. When he came out, he was immediately transferred as CO to 257 Squadron which flew Hurricanes. Initially these were MkI's then in 1941 they converted to MkIIc's. After a short period off Operations, he returned to Ops as a Wing Commander and flew early MkV's before being shot down on a "Rhubarb" in late January 1942 and spent the rest of the war as a P O W. Given these dates, It's unlikely that he was operational on MkII's for any length of time. Hope this helps, Michael
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    First WnW: Albatros D.V Komplete 11/7/18

    This will look spectacular when it's done. Cheers, Michael
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    PCM 1/32 Fw 190A-4

    I believe it was very common for Luftwaffe Russian front units to deviate from the standard Luftwaffe paint schemes. Many years ago, I built the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190 model that had a third shade of green added to the standard splinter pattern. It would be great if these variations were documented. Cheers, Michael
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    Photographer's Day at Duxford

    Great pictures. Thanks for posting, as well as the Imageshack link. Cheers, Michael
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    What’s Your Best Bargain For A New Kit?

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire for $2.00. A friend was working in a hobby store in Sydney offered me this kit with no box and they weren't sure if anything was missing, so I jumped at it. That was 1972 and the normal retail was something like $15. Nothing was missing, and I still have the model. Cheers, Michael
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    1/32 Tamiya Corsair Mk. II

    Congratulations on the award. It's a beautiful model Cheers, Michael
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    Mig-3 trumpeter 1/32 scale

    Very nice work on the cockpit. I used an Eduard etch set and scratch built much of the cockpit in mine, but your resin set is equally effective and a worthwhile addition. I wish I'd used the resin propeller too as it looks heaps better. Next time?? Cheers, Michael
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    Mig-3 trumpeter 1/32 scale

    I really like your build. The winter camo and weathering are brilliant. I built this kit a couple of years ago. It's the best Trumpeter kit I've built. Cheers, Michael
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    1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109 D-1 Eduard / Alley cat

    Nice 109. It's great to see and early example too. Cheers, Michael