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  2. NigelR32

    Hellenic A-7E

    Nice build Gus, great to see a Hellenic bird on the bench. For me they always share the same amount of interest as the russian planes in the wild opportunities you have for weathering. Also, you have reminded me.. I have the Zacto full length intake, nose correction and canopy correction set somewhere??
  3. No.. I gave information for ME699 because thats what I was asked for. I also gave infornation for ME669 because that was the sqdn code given. KM-T is correct for 699, ZN-O is correct for 669
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  5. harv

    T-34...on the move!

    ......... harv
  6. DocRob

    T-34...on the move!

    Some are really chained to a subject .
  7. DocRob

    Hellenic A-7E

    Nice grimy result Gus. The multi colored background pays off greatly. With the contrast of markings, wheels, etc. this will look great. Cheers Rob
  8. CrankyCrafstman

    HK Models 1/32 Lancaster Hints, Tweaks and Tips,

    I got those off of Wikipedia
  9. A little pause with Xtreme metal in the moment, Gus. There is a French heavyweight occupying my bench time. Today I painted the tracks, another bare metal theme, but It turned out, that I forgot to buy Gun Metal from AK, instead I had to use Tamiya stuff, but that's another story, written in another chapter. Cheers Rob
  10. Rather strange reply because you have given two lots of information for ME699 . . . KM-T and ZN-O ???????
  11. Ivan Ivanovich

    RR Spey powered RAF Phantom conversion

    Since it's gonna be an FGR.2... Phantom FGR.2 esoterics:
  12. Cranky These are the details I have for ME648 . . . examination date April 1944. Lancaster Mk.1 Bomb-aimer blister, large with the '00' in the perspex Cockpit blister both sides Paddles bladed propellers New style pitot head No Rebecca aerial and No fuselage windows H2S fitted Window chute fitted I hope this helps David
  13. CrankyCrafstman

    HK Models 1/32 Lancaster Hints, Tweaks and Tips,

    Thanks again Nige Most appreciated.
  14. I can’t answer that for sure Ron. I’m pretty sure it would have had the larger nose blister and needle props. Under belly Radar is up to you? They were fitted randomly apparently. If I were you I’d build it as per the instructions as a B.1 but with the larger nose blister. It appears that by 1944 all Lancs had the larger blister?
  15. CrankyCrafstman

    HK Models 1/32 Lancaster Hints, Tweaks and Tips,

    Thanks Nige Which parts in the kit do I use? By that I mean which nose piece? And any other parts needed to make ME669 Ron G
  16. GusMac

    Hellenic A-7E

    Evenin' all, some more progress. Got the top coat on the underside. 3 coats of highly thinned Ammo FS36622 Gray. I'm pretty happy with how the mottling in the myriad colours shows through. My gut was saying 'go another thin coat' but I stuck with my head which said 'stop now, once everything else is painted the contrast will settle out'. Glad I did as I think another coat may have lost too much of the mottling. Next job is masking this off and moving on to the upper colours. Will revisit this as I want to try and simulate some worn fibreglass effects on the rear gondola between the rear gear bays like I've seen in photos. However, I just want to get the bulk colours on first. As ever, comments and critiques welcome. Gus
  17. Hi Ron. ME699 was put into service on 15th March 1944. She was lost on 5th July 1944 at St Leo d Esserent. She was a Mk1 built by Metropolitan Vickers ltd. She flew with 44 Sqdn and carried code KM-T. Sgt NC Jackson, flight engineer was awarded the Victoria cross on 26/10/45 for action on 26/27 April 1944. He was aboard ME669. ME669 was first in service in Feb 1944. She was lost on 27 April 1944 in Schweinfurt. She carried code ZN-O. 106 Sqdn was based in Metheringham. ME669 was also built by Metropolitan Vickers and was a Mk1. Hope this helps
  18. GusMac

    T-34...on the move!

    Think that chain may chafe a bit after a while!
  19. Will be very interested to see how your experiments go with the Xtreme metals.
  20. Tamiya XF-60 with a rust brown primer, Vallejo chipping fluid.
  21. Wumm

    Soo.... What did you just get???

    "Hey, don't you already have one of those?"... Is what my Wife would ask me. Suggestions and justifications on a 6x4 postcard or in the space provided below please.
  22. [CAT]CplSlade

    Ancestry DNA... anyone else done it?

    Never did the DNA thing as I am not keen on giving corporations more than they need to know. However, paternal granddad did some digging around years ago and got that part of the family to the Virginia colony in the early 1700's, with our part branching off the part that would become the political Bushes around that time. Yes, I am related to that family. I only get back to the late 1880's on my mom's side. German, Irish, French in my background for certain.
  23. GusMac

    Ancestry DNA... anyone else done it?

    My dad set himself this project when he retired and now about 10 years later he's back to the 1760s in all 4 main branches of the family and GOD is it mostly boring!! You could bicycle round most of the locations my ancestors have stayed in an afternoon, easy! Most of them are within a 20 mile radius of my home town and were farm workers or carpenters. I'm a positive freak having gone away to Uni, worked in England for a few years and then moved back about 60 miles from our home area. The interesting bit is seeing those who've served their country as we cover both World Wars, plus Korea, Crimea and the Napoleonic era. My grandfather's brother lied about his age to join up in 1917 and died in late September 1918 aged just 17. His name is on the memorial at Thiepval. My son is the same age now and it's frightening to think of him in that situation, mainly as he's a complete goofball.
  24. Thanks Harv, pretty pleased myself.
  25. harv

    Soo.... What did you just get???

    Oh happy day ! Just got a big box from Sprue Bro. Man, am I thrilled !.......harv
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