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From memory It only really faded on the surfaces that came in to contact with sunlight for long periods of time, there was a fair amount of scouring from weather conditions and sand etc but most of the bleaching was on the upper surfaces. That colour isn't a bad match for the base colour maybe a bit lighter/pinker for the undersides and definately a lot lighter for the faded areas but you could lighten it as per the real deal.
Just my 2 cents.
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
Note that the GR.1 was different in a few key areas to the ECR. Not sure Revell give you all the necessary bits in the box Main areas of note are the tail, the underfuselage outer pylons, gun arrangement and lack of bolt on external chaff/flare buckets that the Op Granby Tonkas had. There are others, but those are the main ones. Does the ECR kit have the larger underwing "Hindenberger" drop tanks in it?
Hi all thanks for the advice, yeah i do think its a bit dark i will get some flat white in there and fade down.
I was hoping you'd weigh in Craig with you knowledge of the Tonka, and i do know the ECR version is different. i plan to make some mods to the tail and it does have the outer pylons. i have looked at after market chaff/flare but the kit comes with the BOZ107 pod.
not sure about the tanks they don't look that big maybe 350's??
Fin needs radar warning fairing added to the leading edge and VOR/ILS blade antennae added to the sides
Looks like kit has openings for both guns so that is easy. Both Mausers fitted to GR.1, but not all ECR
Underrfuselage pylons do not use sway braces on GR.1, but crutching pads. These are also in different places to the sway braces. You can see them above the bombs in your photo of Enola Kay
BOZ is included in the kit, but you'll need to find a SkyShadow. In addition to the BOZ pod, there were chaff flare dispensers scabbed on under the rear fuselage for Granby.
Antennae were different.
You also need to add the LRMTS chin pod for the GR.1
Those are the main ones. There were some cockpit differences, but probably not worth worrrying about.
Hi what size is the Hindenburg tanks? oh i see they are 2250L wow ? i have some of large tanks i think i can adapt,... any idea what the scale size in in CMs?
I did however get the sky shadow pod and some RAF paveways for the kit from DJ's
BTW i really like the advice and comments here, this is where this forum is so good!
Any way some progress and a blood sacrifice,...
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Some surgery needed to fit the Aires pit.
Fits nicely but man those razor saws go through flesh quick! there was much more blood! andi keep finding little flecks here than there.
Ok a bit of help,... i saw this in the mock-up i always do before gluing but i didn't think it would be this bad, has anybody built this kit? I've gone through the instructions a few times and not found any parts to cover the gap.
The intakes should be flush top and bottom but there is a good lip of nearly 3-4 mm depending on whether you want it top or bottom.
the only thing i can think of is card and putty - even putting bulkhead in or stretcher to widen the fuselage only reduces the gap to 2mm, i'm pretty pissed off.
You’re supposed to do the surgery on the kit not yourself. However, it fits nicely now. The detail pops out even as it is. BTW the trick with the cut is to cover it in CA straight up then you can keep modeling and sort it later. ; )
Bishop wrote: You’re supposed to do the surgery on the kit not yourself. However, it fits nicely now. The detail pops out even as it is. BTW the trick with the cut is to cover it in CA straight up then you can keep modeling and sort it later. ; )
WOW it hurt man it got deep real quick.... totally should have done a battlefield repair with the CA!
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.