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davenport49

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    Richard
  • LastName
    Davenport
  • IPMS Number
    48625
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    Lansing
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    Michigan
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  1. LifeColor makes a paint set labeled "Regia Aeronautica WWII Set1 Fighters". According to the box lid, AU 527 is "Verde Oliva Scuro 2", but the bottle label says "Verde Oliva Scuro 4". Does anyone know which is correct?
  2. The instruction illustration is kind of ambiguous. Can someone provide an in place photo or better illustration? I'm especially curious about the dark brown rectangle; what is that, and does it have any thickness, like a parachute pack?
  3. The confusion only deepens - using https://ipmsu28.wildapricot.org/page-18051 and typing "Michigan" into the search, I only find the West Michigan and Mid-Michigan clubs; going to https://ipmsusa.org/chapter-map?title=&region=All&state=MI I do indeed find 6 clubs. So, it looks like the other 4 clubs haven't update the wildapricot page. But thanks for the info. We'll talk over becoming a chapter next month.
  4. Thanks for the basic info, Dick. But it emphasizes the first question, why would other chapters in the state identify themselves as IPMS/USA chapters and not be listed on the national list of chapters (https://ipmsu28.wildapricot.org/page-18051)?
  5. We've started a brand new club in Lansing, MI. Several of us, myself included, are members of IPMS/USA. We've talked about becoming an official chapter of the national organization, but some questions have come up. There are several clubs across the state that say they are chapters of IPMS/USA, but aren't listed on the organization's directory of chapters; does anyone know why that is? Bigger and more important, what are the benefits to the club of becoming an IPMS/USA chapter? Can someone provide some insight? BTW, anyone living in the Lansing, MI, vicinity, the Capital Area Scale Modeling Society (C.A.M.S.) meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Capital Area District Library main branch, 401 S. Capital Ave., Lansing. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 7. Call 517-323-3312 for more information.
  6. A new scale modeling club is being organized in Lansing, MI. The Capital Area Scale Modeling Society (C.A.M.S.) meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Capital Area District Library main branch, 401 S. Capital Ave., Lansing. Our next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Everyone in the greater Lansing area is invited to come join us. Call 517-323-3312 for more information.
  7. Thanks to both; I just found these photos a few minutes ago. Both of the models show yellow rafts; is it safe to assume that's realistic?
  8. Does anyone have a photo of the Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston III life raft as stowed behind the pilot?
  9. I'm working on a 1/48th Spitfire Mk Vc representing RAF Squadron 249 BR323/S flown in Malta. I'm in desperate need of suitable decals. Can someone please point me to a source?
  10. Thanks for the leads, Gil. I think this just illustrates how frustrating this process can be. Both sheets suggest they were in basic desert schemes. However, the Special Hobby decal sheet I have suggests they had distinctly blue shades (attached). The Kits World image shows Peter Hanks' (PPH) aircraft also in basic desert colors. But Historie & Collections Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 - Mk((-MkV (Vol. !) shows the "temperate" scheme, and has the photo to support. I'll keep looking, but it feels like it's ultimately going to be "best guess." I just found this photo of Claude Weaver's BR112; it clearly is not desert camo, looks like temperate...... Richard😕
  11. I’m researching RAF Squadrons 185 & 249 as they served in Malta. Specifically, I’m looking for profiles and camouflage/color information for aircraft BR112 as flown by Sgt. Claude Weaver, and BR323 as flown by Sgt. George Beurling. I appreciate any information you might share.
  12. Does anyone know whether the Supermarine Seafire was involved in the defense of Malta, such as convoy protection? I would appreciate any information available.
  13. My plan is to build a Fiat CR.42 in the livery of Ernesto Botto while stationed in Sicily and operating over Malta. The issue is getting the squadron number "73", the group commander pennant before the cockpit and the red lightning flashes on both wheel pants..
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