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williamj last won the day on September 7 2016

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    Flyfishing,Travel...Aircraft, WW2 to Post War.

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  1. williamj

    RCAF SPITFIRES.. Mk XIVe..duel build.

    New rads....still at it.
  2. williamj

    RCAF SPITFIRES.. Mk XIVe..duel build.

    Thanks for following Peter..not made for me...supplied from Alliance Modelworks sheet LW35026. philips and flat head in 32nd48th and35th...separated on an adhesive backing,no cutting.lovely. Did have a head scratcher..one that you ran across . under wing lights..Tam. calls for silver(clear) as landing lights..so looked at a number of finished builds,48th,32nd and it seems many were finished as landing lights,went looking for an answer..found this. Edgar Brooks: There is a whole series of modifications, regarding the lights, and I think the best, that I can do, is just list them in numerical order, plus the date they were incorporated into production. 11-11-40, mod 135 "To introduce station keeping lights" 22-8-41, mod 359 cancelled mod 135. 1-5-43, mod 746 "To delete red & green downward recognition lights on wings" was "included in Mk.VII & VIII D.I.S." Mod 886 "To delete upward identification lamp," was slated for the V, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII & XIII, but is listed as being on the Mk.VII only, and is also listed as D.I.S. only, with no date. Whether it happened, anyway, and the confirmatory ledger entry was missed, I can't say; it just says that it was discussed, by the Local Technical committee, 9-2-43 15-11-44 mod 988 "To introduce two additional downward identification lights (red & green,)" was entered for the Mk.VII 7-12-44 mod 989 (same wording) was entered for the VIII & XIX. If you find that little lot confusing, join the club. Does anyone know what "D.I.S." stands for; I have theories, but nothing definite. Regarding the XIV & XVIII, drawings show the fuselage lamp moved back to aft of frame 15, on the XIV, and 16, on the XVIII; can't find anything similar on any other Marks, so I'm assuming that, on the Merlin Marks, it stayed put. As far as I can tell, the light remained amber (certainly, that's the colour of the light in Rolls-Royce's XIV, being rebuilt at Bristol.) Edgar. So it seems your guess was correct(went back to see what you had done)..they were indeed Red and Green..already done mine for this build. Have a ton of work ahead.. Cheers.Bill.
  3. williamj

    Is WNW nearing the end of its run?

    Hear!Hear! Could not agree more...My first WNW kit.. it was 79.00 (I think) no shipping...when the box was opened I was like WT?..This beautiful full meal deal for 79 bucks,couldn't believe it..and now,much later after buying and selling(giving away) a good number of them I believe they are the most and best researched, accurate,and underpriced scale aircraft you can buy.sorry Mr. Tamiya.
  4. williamj

    Most Wanted Poll / Wish List 2018 (and beyond)

    "F-86 series (why someone hasn't released this yet is totally beyond me" I'm with you there John.....big WT? for me as well.
  5. williamj

    "Double Widow-Maker" (T)F104-G

    Love the subtle weathering,especially on the day glo orange..beautiful work.
  6. Gorgeous build...the pit..the engine..even the chute pack....lovely.
  7. williamj

    ZM Ki-45 Toryu (Nick)

    Really nice paint work.".Just makes it top shelf"
  8. williamj

    1/24 Royal Navy Sea Mosquito TR33

    Wow!!! Just absolutely WOW!
  9. williamj

    RCAF SPITFIRES.. Mk XIVe..duel build.

    Finally received my brass fasteners in the mail..still waiting for the late war RAF seatbelts we ordered,cockpits are ready to close up. The fasteners are about 1.12 mm..countersunk 1.15 shallow holes for them,,they will be flat pressed into place after painting,then a semi gloss over top should hold them..they're small. and yes there's a small patch there cause we slipped. cheers for now ...Bill
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    Swiss F-5E

  11. williamj

    Wingnut Wings Albatros B.II early

    Lovely job Peter..like everything about it.
  12. Great.......Now I want to build one........Thanks Martin.