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  1. Aha! Thanks, Edgar! Did any real Spitfire seats have completely flat bottoms, as represented by some kit and aftermarket parts? Charles Metz
  2. I'm essentially certain that the answer is "no." Tamiya tape, in my opinion. Is that essentially the same as "Kabuki tape"? Charles Metz
  3. No one here has mentioned the fact that some Spitfire seat bottoms had a six-sided recess for a "fanny pack" parachute: [credit: http://spitfiresite....html/01__15_020 ] ... whereas others didn't: [credit: http://spitfirespare...pilotequip.html ] What rules/guidelines/trends apply to that distinction with regard to seat material and/or Spitfire Mark? Did all plastic seats and no metal seats include the six-sided recess? I used to think that the matter was that simple, but I'm no longer so sure. And which Marks' seats had (or tended to have) the six-sided recess. And did any real Spitfire seats have completely flat bottoms, as represented by some kit and aftermarket parts? Charles Metz
  4. Eduard produces excellent tape-based canopy masks for both the He 111 P and the Ar 196 A. Tape-based masks are preferable for canopies due to their flexibility, in my opinion. Charles Metz
  5. Squadron appears to have only Just Plane Stuff's 1/32 USN WW II Carrier Deck and their 1/32 Japanese Carrier Flight Deck in stock right now. Both are excellent products, by the way. Charles Metz
  6. I'm virtually certain that that's a different company. Charles Metz
  7. Brad, I read the following, which Jerry had posted earlier, as a "No": Charles Metz
  8. Excellent review. Too bad it's riddled with so many typos. Charles Metz
  9. Tamiya's jump was even bigger than that numerically but much smaller in every other way (unfortunately). Charles Metz
  10. Here's a direct link to the Skyraider test shots and, for completeness, the direct link to the Black Widow test shots that TimC posted earlier above. Charles Metz
  11. Here are the instructions for Dragon's "Early Production" P-51D kit (the one with no fin fillet) on the Hobby Search website. It's a good idea to bookmark that website, in my opinion. Charles Metz
  12. Did you receive my Personal Message? Charles Metz
  13. Perhaps you can obtain some helpful information from the Koolhoven Aeroplanes Foundation or the 1/48 Planet Models kit. Charles Metz
  14. Steve, I'd be grateful for any comments concerning: -- the shape and size of the kit's radiator fairing and cowl flaps -- particularly their lengths (chords); -- whether the hard-to-describe asymmetric depression in the forward upper part of the nose is represented correctly; and -- whether the upper sides and upper edge of the radiator opening accurately represent the B-1 or B-2: Charles Metz
  15. You're probably thinking of the P-40N: [credit: http://en.wikipedia....rtiss_P-40N.jpg ] Unfortunately, Hasegawa released only a very small number of those kits as a "Limited Edition," and they're now nearly impossible to find. Charles Metz
  16. That's the Zoukei-mura kit, whereas I thought (and still think) that Shawn's question concerned the Revell kit, for which Andreas88 had posted a link on May 19th. Charles Metz
  17. Apparently the web page with the Revell '219 test-shot photos discussed here has disappeared. Charles Metz
  18. Only the schematic in the second image that I posted. Charles Metz
  19. Lou, The second and third images below are probably those that Jerry was thinking of. I'm including the third, which shows the Ta 152 H cockpit, so you can compare it to the first two images. Ta 152 C: Ta 152 C: Ta 152 H: I'm posting these scans under the standard "Fair Use"conditions, which I trust everyone here will respect. Charles Metz
  20. Because Stephen hasn't chimed in, I'll point out that rocks, sticks and wrapping paper provide another avenue to Spitfire-Prototype bliss. Charles Metz
  21. Maybe this list will help. Charles Metz
  22. Google hasn't heard of "Wood Aehrolak." Do you meant the VVS color often called "Wood Aerolak"? If so, this list and especially the last post on this thread may help. Charles Metz
  23. Zoukei-Mura only makes a Ta 152 H kit, so that wouldn't help you much if any more than your pictures and drawings. I'll have a look through my references this evening or tomorrow. Another obvious difference is that the Ta 152 C supercharger intake was on the port (left) side of the aircraft's cowling to accommodate the Daimler-Benz, rather than Jumo, engine. Charles Metz
  24. Er, yes. I hope the links above will help in that regard. Charles Metz
  25. Make that "sold out fast"! Here are links for checking on whether the landing gear and props/crankcases have been restocked. Charles Metz
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