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  1. If Tamiya do release a P-40 (E???), I can see one or two of them finding their way into my stash Digits crossed they do reveal of new LSP, anyway, P-40 or not. Cheers, Michael
  2. From the factory, the edges would have been hard. They were painted using heavy masks laid over the plane to obtain the required camouflage pattern, A or B. B was the inverse of pattern A. After that, what happened in the field is a case of using whatever repainting equipment was on hand. Cheers, Michael
  3. Isn't there a Vampire coming out this year?? I have to have that too Cheers, Michael
  4. As well as the Ebay sprues mentioned, you will also need to get the MkIX cockpit sprues as there are differences here in each of the MkIX and MkXVI kits. Some of this relates to the seat and rear frames in each kit, the canopy closing mechanism variations, and whether or not your high back MkXVI subject has the rear fuselage fuel tank. Hope this helps some, Michael
  5. Nice build. The car door Airfix Tiffie is one of my all time favourite kits and you've done a great job on this. Cheers, Michael
  6. Excellent info, especially for a Japanese warbird dummy like me. Thanks, Juggernaut and Vince 14. I have the Tamiya A6M5 in my stash so this will be invaluable when I get to it. I haven't built a Japanese WW2 plane in decades. Cheers, Michael
  7. A bit more progress, and it's beginning to look like something. The wings went on next, exactly as they were from my last update. Sticky tape was used to help set the dihedral properly and evenly, but mostly just to make sure there were no accidents during the glue curing process. The trailing edge of the wing also needed a little help to stay in place. The wing root gaps are almost non existent and will only need the smallest amount of tidy up, which will save a lot of time trying to re-scribe the kit detail. Next, on with the tail planes.
  8. Great build, and well displayed too. Cheers, Michael
  9. Nice. Great to see a Hurricane added to this GB. Am I right in thinking you won't be displaying the engine? Having built one of these, I won't when I eventually do the MkIIc I have in my stash as it's ridiculously small and quite inaccurate. Cheers, Michael PS. I like the MiG.
  10. I've had this a couple of times. I've found the best way to "fix" it is to sign in and the usual service is usually resumed. Cheers, Michael
  11. Another one sorely missing in 1/32: Cheers, Michael
  12. I've been tinkering with the wings on this. First thing is to add all the panels that Tamiya give you for the different variants. There's a few as the picture shows. As these parts were drying in place, I built up the elevators, tail planes and ailerons. Tamiya provide a similar pivot mechanism for these parts to the Trumpeter setup, and neither impress. It's overly fiddly and while I'm glad the parts are separate, a glued tab joint would suffice. Also added was the port and starboard nav lights that made their way to the lower wing on the MkVIII.
  13. Great work on the Spitfire. You've made a real mess of it, and I mean that in a good way Cheers, Michael
  14. Nice work. Good to see this progressing. Cheers, Michael
  15. Cool. Nice to see another Spitfire in this GB. You've chosen an interesting subject too. Cheers, Michael
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