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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2235 on: January 23, 2019, 08:02:43 am »
Thanks  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile had an interesting one this morning, the carpet monster took a shine to a bottle of Hataka Polish Light Khaki ! I was giving it a good shake, along with a couple of other colours, when it slipped from my grasp, bounced off two walls (by the sound of it) and then disappeared  :o Took about 5 minutes to find it.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2236 on: January 24, 2019, 06:02:20 am »
Thanks  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile had an interesting one this morning, the carpet monster took a shine to a bottle of Hataka Polish Light Khaki ! I was giving it a good shake, along with a couple of other colours, when it slipped from my grasp, bounced off two walls (by the sound of it) and then disappeared  :o Took about 5 minutes to find it.

Just be thankful the lid was tightly fastened!!

I was  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2237 on: January 24, 2019, 01:01:20 pm »
Thanks  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile had an interesting one this morning, the carpet monster took a shine to a bottle of Hataka Polish Light Khaki ! I was giving it a good shake, along with a couple of other colours, when it slipped from my grasp, bounced off two walls (by the sound of it) and then disappeared  :o Took about 5 minutes to find it.

Just be thankful the lid was tightly fastened!!

I was  ;D

Hey, you never know, could've been quite a work of art... ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2238 on: January 27, 2019, 05:20:13 am »
Well I'm feeling quite pleased with myself.   <_< Since I surfaced from my spell in the "pits" I've made a fair bit of progress on all the projects that could have been considered "in progress" and even managed to start on a new one  :thumbsup: So :-

Hs 132 - Transfers are going on so she's getting there.

PZL 42 - I've finished painting her and now she need glossing before I can get her transfers done. My she's a fiddly/fussy beast though.

Airfix Hurricane Mk Ib (twin 20mm cannon) - can enter the paint shop.

Airfix Whitley - I've decided what I'm going to do her as so she to can enter the paint shop. Going to get Middle East colours.

Special Hobby B&V 155 - This is the one I started this week and is a really well fitting kit and is going together very nicely (touching wood). I've the prototype boxing, they are just about to release the planned fighter boxing, but mine will be a P.R. aircraft anyway.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2239 on: February 03, 2019, 06:01:59 am »
Time for an update on the current batch :-

RS Hs 132 - She's finished and I'll post the pics some time this week.

IBG PZL 42 - Transfers are going on. I've used the kit's for the national markings and you could almost make a mug of tea waiting for them to come off the backing paper, seriously  :banghead: I'll be using after market for unit markings etc as the kit only comes with markings for the prototype.

Airfix Hurricane Mk Ib (twin 20mm cannon) - Painting in progress.

Airfix Whitley - No progress. Will need to wait until I return from the frozen North.

Special Hobby B&V 155 - I now have an airframe. This is a great kit which requires hardly any filler at all. Just a little PPP around the large wing mounted radiators. The wing to fuselage fit is superb, just clicks into place  :thumbsup:

I've been pondering what to start on my return from the frozen north and am looking at the new Airfix MItchell which will be a real world build and the AZ Me 109 K-14. Talking of which does anyone know what colour RLM 99 can be matched to ? Would duck egg green be suitable ?

Also been looking at the IBG 2019 catalogue via the link Hannant's sent through. They do some fantastic looking 1/72 armour, especially some of the Hungarian and Japanese stuff. Could be seriously tempted if it wasn't for the dodgy eye.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2240 on: February 03, 2019, 05:16:23 pm »
"This chart includes all known RLM colours, the colour RLM 84 is not given, since this colour did not officially exist.
Also not given is RLM 99 where 99 means shade irrelevant. RLM 00 means clear vanish."


http://www.rlm.at/download/rlmpdf_e.pdf

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2241 on: February 04, 2019, 05:58:30 am »
Thanks Jon. I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a spurious reference.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2242 on: February 04, 2019, 11:26:18 am »
There's also been thoughts, don't recall exactly at the moment, that
the elusive late-war lightyellowygreenish  ;D colour some call 99
used on undersides was actually just some sort of primer and they
didn't bother painting over it for reasons of expediency.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2243 on: February 04, 2019, 08:42:55 pm »
Make the Mitchell.....     :wub: :laugh:



Mitchell was my very first airplane model...   I've even wanted to build one myself since but haven't made time, so you can do it and I will live vicariously.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2244 on: February 05, 2019, 05:39:25 am »
There's also been thoughts, don't recall exactly at the moment, that
the elusive late-war lightyellowygreenish  ;D colour some call 99
used on undersides was actually just some sort of primer and they
didn't bother painting over it for reasons of expediency.

Certainly sounds reasonable.

The AZ boxing offers 3 "What If" markings choices, all of which look nice and all of which use "RLM 99" to some extent or the other. Think I'll use one of my Duck Egg Greens for it.

Make the Mitchell.....     :wub: :laugh:


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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2245 on: February 05, 2019, 06:23:06 am »
There's also been thoughts, don't recall exactly at the moment, that
the elusive late-war lightyellowygreenish  ;D colour some call 99
used on undersides was actually just some sort of primer and they
didn't bother painting over it for reasons of expediency.

Certainly sounds reasonable.

The AZ boxing offers 3 "What If" markings choices, all of which look nice and all of which use "RLM 99" to some extent or the other. Think I'll use one of my Duck Egg Greens for it.

Make the Mitchell.....     :wub: :laugh:


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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2246 on: February 05, 2019, 06:28:55 am »
That's an idea Dave  :thumbsup: Plus I think I have a tub of it.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2247 on: February 07, 2019, 05:58:39 am »
Right before I disappear north of Thames here's the current in progress builds.

PZL 42


Hurricane Mk Ib
This is the Airfix rag wing Mk I with the addition of the Freightdog 20mm gun pods. These were actually trialed on the rag wing Hurricane but not proceeded with. She's now had a second coat of dark earth and doesn't look quite so tatty.

I have a couple of these sets and very nice they are to. I was thinking of adding a pair to one of the Airfix Spitfire Mk I’s in the stash as a wif and then whilst looking at my Morgan and Shacklady’s “Spitfire the History” for something completely different last night noticed the piece on the proposed alternative cannon armament for the Mk I’s and saw that the fitting of these was actually proposed. Great minds or what ?


B&V 155
This is the Special Hobby kit of the prototype, they now do a what if of the proposed fighter in service, which I will be doing as a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2249 on: February 07, 2019, 07:31:33 am »
PZL 42

I may be wrong, but it seems to me that one of the national markings is incorrectly imposed.