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  1. Hi, Ive got a P-51D on the bench that flew with the 359th FG from East Wretham with the USAAF 8th AF. Problem is, I cannot find any reference as to which colour the Green was on the noses of these aircraft from this particular fighter group? Can anyone help in here please by way of a name for the shade of Green used or a colour match? Many Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi, Apart from the Packard Merlin being license built by Packard during the war, what’s the difference between the Rolls Royce and Packard engines please? Was wondering if I could buy a 1/32 Eduard Brassin Merlin engine and (If needs be) modify it to go into one of my 1/32 Tamiya P-51D’s to really spruce up the detail? Cheers.
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    Spitfire and Resin Help?

    I have a number of Revell Spit Mk 1 and Mk 9’s in the stash, but I also have a spare Eduard Brassin Merlin engine set for the Tamiya Mosquito FB IV that I didn’t end up using. Now, I wonder if the Eduard Engine Set could be used on either of the Revell Spitfires to show the power egg opened up? Thoughts? Comments? Help??
  4. I’m having a problem with the AK Xtreme Metal Paints. I’m having the same problems with all the shades of metal, no matter what primer (Tamiya, Mr Surfacer, etc) I use with it, the problem is the masking it. ive left it to dry from 30 minutes to a full 24 hours but every time I mask it (I only use Tamiya Masking Tape) the tape lifts the Metal colour away. Its now making me so angry that I just want to ditch all the bottles I have!! Can someone please help me and give me some help, advice, etc please? I really don’t want to go back to using Alclad at all. Thanks
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    361st FG P-51D Colour Confirmation!!

    Can you point me in the direction of to where it’s documented about the civilian car paint please?
  6. After doing a lot of research on a/c from the 361st FG, I have finally found confirmation whether it was Olive Drab, RAF Dark Green or even Medium Blue that was used for the topside camouflage colours. What the paint Code is, or the exact shade of ‘Medium Blue’ was, I am still working on! Please see the attached pictures. Look at the text behind the rudder of the middle P-51D
  7. Hi, Ive got 10 or so of the new Revell P-51D-5 Mustangs to build in various schemes, but, like most I suppose, I’m not happy with the kits cockpit. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket resin cockpit set for this kit or if another resin cockpit will fit this kit? Many Thanks
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    Display Bases??

    Hi, Can someone point me in the right direction of where to buy some ready made display bases that are suitable for our 1/32nd scale aircraft please? The type of bases that I am after are the following; PSP/Marsden Matting Type Dry/Airfield Grass Type Earth Type Concrete Airfield Type Ideally the size would be good for a P-51 or P-47 really. ive spent countless hours searching the web for these but not come up with anything except a company called Just Plane Stuff but it seems like they are no longer in business? I really don’t mind having to buy from abroad either. I don’t mind having to spray something but my skill set isn’t at the level where I could build something from scratch. I don’t want the ‘Printed on Card’ type of base as I personally don’t find that they are realistic. If you have any web links to anything or know of anywhere then I’d be very grateful. Thanks in advance.
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    P-51D Decal Help Please.

    Hi, I have two P-51D’s on the bench at the moment but I’m desperate to do them in specific schemes. Ive tried everywhere to find some decals for these but to no avail. I actually only need the nose art really as I have all the universal masks to use for the other bits. The schemes I want to do are; Detroit Miss (yellow nose - 361st FG) & Down For Double (355th FG). Any Help or advise please? Happy to pay for these and no problem with global postage. Thanks
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    Decal Help Please??

    Which masks and where from please Jennings?
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    Decal Help Please??

    Hi, I have searched all all over the web but can’t seem to find anywhere the decals that I’m looking for!! Im trying to get hold of the WW2 FAA/Royal Navy Roundels with Bars in various sizes. Help Please? Thanks
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    Aftermarket Help Please

    Hi, Im about to start a few projects and am wanting/needing some aftermarket bits for them, but I can’t seem to find anything. so I’m bowing to this sites greater knowledge for some help. What I’m after are the following; Generic 1/32nd Ejection Seat pull handles Anything for the Revell Beaufighter, interior/exterior, new engines, wheels, decals, etc. Any help with where I can get this stuff from or who makes it would be ideal. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi, I’m ready to start making a display base for a project that I’m doing and would like to help on the airfield hardstanding concrete slab sections please? The aircraft is going to be displayed as it’s sat on a USAFE base, so I need to know what size these concrete ‘slabs’ were if possible please? Either full size measurements or even better would be 1/32 measurements. Would the sizes also be applicable to RAF/USAAF airfields too as well as modern? I’ve trawled the web but can’t seem to find anything. Many Thanks
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    Tornado Help (Decals, Etc)

    Hi, I’m currently building the Revell 1/32 Tornado and am converting it to a GR4. The specific aircraft that I’m doing has an anniversary scheme, but there are no decals available for it in this scale, however, there are some in 1/48. So, what I would like to ask is that as I have the decals for this scheme in 1/48 scale, what is the percentage that I need to enlarge them by on a photocopier so I can use the enlarged copy as a mask to spray with? Unless thee is someone out there who can make a set of decals or masks for me in quick time as this is a birthday present on 7th May for a serving airman! I cant post an image as it won’t let me on my iPad, but the aircraft is ZA456, Black Tail with a big Green/Yellow Bat emblem on it. Thanks in advance for your help.
  15. Hi, I have one of the new Revell FW190A series kits and have always wanted to do one with its engine exposed, upper forward gun panel, wing gun panels, radio compartment, tail service panel open, any other exposed parts, etc. The thing is, is there any aftermarket stuff out there for all these sections that I want to open? All I can find is the Eduard Brassin stuff for an F Series 190, would that be a start? If someone can list the stuff I need and who makes it then I’d be most grateful. Thanks in advance.