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  1. Thanks Anthony! Your new spinner will be in the mail tomorrow (Wednesday). I hope to design wide-chord Rotol blades, too. Presently, the kind of authoritative, fully dimensioned 2D reference needed to design an accurately shaped and sized blade has not yet been found. What is needed is a drawing similar to the one below (drawing is of another propeller blade, not the Rotol wide-chord drawing needed). Any help from you Spitfire experts is hugely appreciated! If there is any interest, I am happy to offer a four-bladed spinner for the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.VI, and a corrected spinner for the Revell new-tool Mk.IXc. The Revell kit's spinner is shaped very well. The detailing is a bit off. Here's what I do know about the Rotol wide-chord propeller: overall dimensions: 160 x 26.7 x 17.1cm (63 x 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) Storage: 201.9 x 66.7 x 52.7cm (79 1/2 x 26 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.) Type: Three-Blade, Constant-Speed, Wood and Metal Diameter: 320 cm (126 in.) Chord: 26.7 cm (10.5 in.) Engine Application: Rolls-Royce Merlin
  2. For fans of the classic Hasegawa 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, a more accurate and better detailed spinner has been added to the Model Monkey catalog. It is intended as a direct replacement for 1/32 scale Hasegawa kits' spinner parts. This 3D-printed spinner features an accurate shape, raised fairings on the front edge of the propeller blade apertures, attach/detach slot-connector, and spot-weld detail.
  3. We find the occasional black widow in our garage in North Carolina. They seem to like it there. Since we have kids, the usual removal method involves a vacuum with a long hose attachment. My wife and kids are of Scottish descent. We haven't yet tried scaring the spiders away with bagpipes, but maybe we will. If that works, Scotland, you are safe. The spiders do not survive a shellelagh attack. Ireland, you are safe. We're not sure what they feed on in the garage. We can say with certainty that our entire stock of Aquavit and lutefisk goes missing just before we find a BW spider. Perhaps there is a connection. If so, Scandinavia, be warned, you are not safe. We also notice a complete absence of Sydney funnel spiders and salt water crocodiles in the garage whenever the black widows are around. Our pet emu isn't bothered by them but the ostrich doesn't like them. After a vacuum removal, our pet kiwi dances a haka and that seems to keep them away for a while. Nothing cuter than a kiwi bird shouting "Kama Te". New Zealand, you may be safe. Just may. If the haka doesn't work, no worries, just borrow Sting from Frodo (Peter Jackson should know where to find it). Samwise used Sting to good affect on a big spider. Good work, Sam.
  4. Thanks, Ray! To be released later this month: - 1/24 and 1/32 scale N-9 gunsights for P-51, P-47, etc. (two different types) - 1/32 scale Beaufighter torpedo for Revell - 1/24 P-51D/K (Mustang Mk.IV) landing gear wells for the classic Airfix kit - 1/28 scale "Spandau" LMG 08/15 machinegun for Revell Fokker Dr.I and Fokker D.VII To be released in September: - 1/32 scale Beaufighter observer's station for Revell - 1/28 scale Oberursel Ur.II motor for Revell Fokker Dr.I - 1/28 scale Le Rhône 9J Motor for Revell Sopwith Camel - 1/28 scale Le Rhône 9C Motor for Revell Sopwith Camel
  5. How did I miss that? And yes, Richard of Toms Modelworks will have a few on hand in Chattanooga at the Toms Modelworks booth. Well here you go, in 1/24 and 1/32 scales, Model Monkey is pleased to announce hollow Merlin engine exhausts for Spitfires, Seafires, Hurricanes and Sea Hurricanes have been added to the catalog. The exhausts are early Merlin engine "orange slice"-type, appropriate for Spitfire Mk. I, Mk.II, Mk.V and Mk.VI; Seafire Mk.Ib; and Hurricanes and Sea Hurricanes Mk. I, Mk. II and Mk.XII. The exhausts are 3D-printed in gray resin. Also available at Chattanooga, and online, are K-14 / Mk.18 gunsights for P-51, P-47, F6F and F4U aircraft, in 1/24 and 1/32 scales. Photos below.
  6. Going to be at the IPMS Nationals at Chattanooga? Please stop by the Toms Modelworks booth, say "hi" to Richard Harden, and see a selection of Model Monkey 3D-printed products. Yes, you can buy them from Richard! Safe travels! Model Monkey Catalog of over 2000 products for scale modelers.
  7. Just saw this, Jennings. Hang in there. Best wishes to you and yours.
  8. Brilliant! Bernard's figure painting is wonderful, too.
  9. Possibly. Designing one that will be a good fit to the complex curvature of the Revell kit's nose is high adventure. Observer's station and torpedo are in design now.
  10. Nice work, Graham! A 3D-printed 8000 lb cookie is now available in 1/48 scale (click here). Once I get through printing several orders and a set of products for sale at the IPMS nats in Chattanooga, I'll post photos of the actual product on the vendors board. Thanks to all for the help in confirming the open tail of the 8000 lb cookie.
  11. Yes, indeed, and thanks for the plug! The set is tentatively set for a mid-August release pending any "life happens" events. More 1/32 Beaufighter products coming soon, too.
  12. If only my Windows 10 updates were as smooth....
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