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  1. Blimey there really is limited vision from the invader isn't there.
  2. Oh this is getting silly now. Could this be the most poorly designed kit ever??? There was me happily getting on assembling my kit , hoping to just ignore the innaccuracies , and then i look on this thread and realise something else is wrong! aarrggh. Oh well nevermind , scribed on inner flaps it is then. I must stop looking on here ,its making my brain starting to think about a counter invader too! Any ideas on what you will do about pylons amongst other things Iain? On the plus side , out of the box it builds really nice so far and the detail is actually OK.
  3. I was just looking through my kit. Its a bit confused isnt it. The canopy is suitable for an early B but then theres no ventral turret. The dual cockpit and control wheels appear to be a dead ringer for the B-26K. I was going to just build this straight from the box and stuff all of the inaccuracies , but now im in two minds.
  4. I sometimes put a small blob of very thinned tamiya rubber black and then blow it up close. It looks like a proper oil run.
  5. Excuse my ignorance , but what does the A and the J stand for on the jolly rogers early f-14 tail please? Ta
  6. A friend of mine said he had a kit from either Hasegawa or Revell in 1/32 that had french markings for indochina in the box. I think it may have been the oscar but i may be wrong. Anyone got any idea which kit it mayhave been please?
  7. What a coincidence this has appeared. Im building Tamiyas p-38 at the mo as miss Virginia , and i built the fuselage on my betty. That little bit of film was beautiful. Great music.
  8. Thanks guys. my mind is starting to wander back to lsps now!
  9. This lockdown situation gave me a little more time to do some modelling. I have given up on 1/32 and 1/24 i think. I keep buying them , then loads of aftermarket , starting them , getting bored with them and selling them on. Time for a change. I want to build good quality models , that actually fit on a shelf. I will not be using aftermarket if i can help it. I have been getting more into the Pacific Theatre and so have decided to go with planes from that. I will be sticking to Accurate miniatures or italeri , Tamiya and Hasegawa. I really dont have the patience for poor fitting kits anymore.
  10. They look great.I would have a hard time choosing between schemes!
  11. Excellent , thanks Jennings
  12. In an interview i read McCampbell said that he usually carried either rockets or bombs when he flew. Does this mean Minsi would have had the bomb racks fitted all the time or would they be removed if rockets were fitted? Apologies if this is a simple question , but im not that clued up on aircraft weaponary. Ta
  13. Great. Thanks for sharing.Like most of us i have a real soft spot for monogram.
  14. Duxford. Its bigger and as others have said its a live museum , theres always something going on. I still really like Hendon. We went recently and they have improved the lighting , which makes it a different place IMO , much better than it was. Shame they took the battle of Britain display away though. Having said that , all of the planes that were in that hall are now in another hall so you can see them much more clearly.Wellington is now at Cosford.
  15. Excellent , thanks Guys
  16. They always make great trailers. I really must go this year , i havent been for a couple of them.
  17. Thanks Dave , thats great.
  18. Is this the right part or am i getting confused? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GMAC3201-1-32-SCALE-P40-EXTENDED-TAIL-HASEGAWA-P40-KIT-AFTER-MARKET/223253968161?hash=item33faf93521%3Ag%3Ao74AAMXQNo5Tanoz&_trkparms=pageci%3Abf2f7395-49ce-11ea-b3d6-74dbd180b048|parentrq%3A20aec94e1700a4b7fcb5306dffe7cd00|iid%3A1
  19. How easy is it to convert the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E to an M model? Just extended tail and the 2 intakes in front of the exhausts?
  20. Has anyone fitted underwing rockets to their Tamiya Mosquito yet? If so what did you use please?
  21. Looking Fantastic. I am just building the very same kit and i was wondering if i should paint the carbs and engine bearers? Can they bee seen through the UC bays do you think?
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