Having sweet talked the mem I now have the 1/48 Tamiya 262 on order along with the necessary resin conversion parts for the nose camera bay assembly and cockpit. The only slight disappointment is that I couldn't get the wing slats but seeing as that particular 'upgrade' is nearly £15 I may just have to build it with the inaccuarcy.
Cant wait to get started so will either have to rush the B17 or better still put it to one side. Will post progression photos as i go.
I have read a number of articles that state that the slats deployed automatically on landing and remained 'open' on the ground. Ill have a look around but to be honest the reviews I have read so far regarding the slats is that they are more trouble than they are worth. I am sure plenting of enterprising luftwaffe ground crew 'closed' the slats on the ground to keep the innards clean.
Anyhow - cant wait to get started. Ill post phots regularly on here when I start.
Have started the 1/72nd ICM Do 215 B. Comparing wing broadness with Airfix/Frog and the old Monogram kits the wings are almost exactly as broad as on the old Monogram (which is widely acknowledged to be too broad).
I only have old Aeromodellers Plans of the Do 17 E/Z.
Has anybody other good plans in 1/72nd ( even if I usually don't heavily rely on plans ) to permit a cross-check ?
Otherwise the kit looks very nice with extremely thin injected parts - especially for undercarriage braces which are broken on the sprue already...
I have hit a bit of a brick wall with researching the 109 E5. Now I know that the 109 is probably the most written about aircraft in the world but i have come across conflicting references with regard to the camera bays.
I have an E4 kit which I wish to convert to the E5 recce variant. The references I have gleaned from various sources point to a single camera behind the cockpit with a sliding aperture in the bottom of the fuselage. A resin conversion is available although this is advertised as the conversion for the 'Gustav'. All references I have seen for the G variant all point to a twin camera configuration with two apertures in the fuselage seen as square windows.
Other general references show the sliding aperture although no specific variant is mentioned. There is also a little confusion whether the E5 had its guns removed or not. I am tempted to believe that field modified E4's were fitted with cameras but with their guns left in situ ready to revert back to E4.
As it is I intend to do the E4 with the resin insert to make it an E5. I also intend to remove the wing mounted guns but leave the cowling mounted guns as a compromise. Would you agree with my assumptions?
The guys from the Luftwaffe forum came up trumps as did I with a little more searching. I can fairly confidently say that the E5 and certain 'Gustavs' used the single camera sliding aperture set just behind the cockpit. The only mark that used the twin window configuration was the G8. Both the G4/R2 and G5/R2 used the sliding aperture.
With regard to the gun configuration the Gustavs lost their wing mounted guns but retained a single engine mounted MG 151 cannon. The Emil on the other hand has ferences to wing mounted MG 17's on one example and cowl mounted MG 17's on another.
wafu819: Can anyone please tell me colour of f4j cockpit and where I can get a decent picture of the tie down points
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jay16: can anyone help i'm after the decalpool 1/12 wayne rainey and kevin schwantz leather decals for the 1988 season
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jay16: hello i've recently returned to the hobby i mainly build motor bikes from the 60's-00's kit all 1/12th scale and would like to thank the fellow members at the harrow club for helping me improve my builds
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bannyjunior: I'm trying to find the F Parts sprue for the Tamiya 1/12 Williams FW14b. Unfortunately this is no longer available from Tamiya. Help would be very gratefully received.
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jeeves103: Hi, i’am Looking for instructions and decals for the old Revell HH-53 Or CH-53 USAF / MARINES in 1/48 Scale. Can anyone help please. Thank you in advance. Regards, Dave
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Jason: Blog updated pop on over to theaveragemodeller.com for a read,
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bannyjunior: Glad to report that I stumbled across this site: www.spotmodel.com who offer free copies of instructions for lots (all?) Tamiya kits - including my missing ones!
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stimpy60: Does anyone know the UK contact for AMP? If there is one that is. I've just had the front clear cockpit crack on the Westland Dragonfly helicopter and want to try and source replacement parts if possible.
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kfirfae: Joined recently. Been stashing kits for years. Time to start building! A few years ago I purchased several lots/old kits off ebay. Need Instructions for the following 1/72 kits; Heller Alouette III, Airfix Coursair II, Hobbycraft Beaver.
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josef: To kfirfae: Maybe late ... I have tutorials for Beaver HC and Allouette Heller
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Uncle sage: Has anybody got a spare 1/48 scale cockpit canopy for a airfix stuka dive bomber Iv built the model but the canopy fell on floor and accidently got stood on and crushed other than that the model is complete thx
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Uncle sage: Has anybody built the italia 1/72 Wellington. I am in the process I must say the assembly of the front and rear gun turrets is the hardest job iv done on a model in over 40 years I spent hours assembling just 1 turret.
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