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  1. Trumpeter Announces 48th Scale Hawk 81A-2

    Because the sprues are identical, even the photoetch plate has a 2004 copyright on it. Let's see by yourself: http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tru/kit_tru_2807.shtml Philippe
  2. Trumpeter Announces 48th Scale Hawk 81A-2

    Hello, So, it does not appear to be a new tool kit, but the old tooling with the shallow cockpit and all... Well, let's wait to Airfix, now. Philippe
  3. Hello, A great exercise in weathering, indeed, but completely unrealistic for my taste. Filatov's plane, like most soviet P-39, was well maintained and far for beeing that scruffy: Source: http://www.modellismopiu.it/modules/newbb_plus/print.php?forum=132&topic_id=117352 But once again, this is a matter of personal taste, and the work to obtain that finish is certainely interesting, (to depict an airplane abandoned for years in the tundra, IMHO). Philippe
  4. Hello Michael, If I'm not mistaken, the Eduard Mirage IIIC / IIICJ family shares the same plastic, only the decals and accessories (masks, photoetch ans so on) are not the same. Cheers Philippe
  5. Hello, This is a Mirage IIIS. Switzerland purchased a lone Mirage IIIC to use it as a testbed for the Falcon missile integration. See http://www.mc-one.ch/Documents/right%20stuff/dokuments/IIIC/Mirage%20IIIC%20Instructions.pdf Philippe
  6. T-28 Trojan to a Fennec in 1:48

    Hello, You'll find some infos about the interior and the weapons of the Fennec there: http://avions-de-la-guerre-d-algerie.over-blog.com/article-24140042.html Main differences with the T-28D are: No ventral airbrake on the Fennec Additional armour plates on the sides of the forward cockpit Additional air conditioning scoop (already mentioned by Russ) Anti-crash pylon behind the pilot Probably some differences in the cockpit The additional armour plates are visible on this picture: Source: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t57229-t-28-fennec-debut-peinture The Fennecs had two different canopies: Source: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t56878-sud-aviation-fennec?highlight=Fennec All operational Fennecs were silver, the camouflaged one is a modern warbird livery. Hope this helps Philippe
  7. Hello! Look at the path to the picture: www.hphmodels.cz/images/stories/galerie_modelu/Concorde-1-48/48/Concorde-reklama-samostatne5.jpg I think it is more 1:48. Still 1.28 m x 53 cm though. Philippe
  8. What Aeroplane Is That?

    Hello MS 406? Philippe
  9. P-61A/B gun turret and noses

    Nick, I agree that the three picture may not be related to each others, but at least the third picture (that shows the famous "The Spook" at Iwo Jima after her accident, april 20th 1945) clearly shows a fixed guns installation with a fairing that is not related to the regular Northrop turret. And, for me, this not an opinion, honest or not, it is a fact . There are other pictures of "The Spook" that show this fairing, and it looks a lot like the first picture provided by Sergey Kosachev on Hyperscale. So, we can assume that at least "The Spook" had a fixed gun installation with a fairing that looks a lot to the pictures provided by Sergey, and it's also my opinion (but I don't force anyone to share it) that this kind of fairng was used on several P-61 in the Pacific theatre of war. Kind Regards Philippe
  10. P-61A/B gun turret and noses

    Hello, There, you'll find pictures of the fixed guns cover usually used in south western Pacific: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1341523185/Turret It was not identical to the standard turret, in my honest opinion. HTH Philippe
  11. Aftermarket Spitfire door - 1/48

    Quickboost also does one Spitfire door, reference 48 538: Source: http://www.quickboost.net/148.htm Philippe
  12. Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib Sprue Shots

    Hello, HF-L has the small tailplanes (serial JR128). As for underwing stores, it is usually pictured with bomb pylons: Source: http://www.vicflintham.co.uk/post-war-military-aircraft/typhoon/typhoon.html Philippe
  13. Pilots...

    Hello, If you are looking for 1/32, then you could have a look at Master Details products: Master Details pilots and aircrews HTH Philippe
  14. Spitfire Mk.Vc "late" - any pics available?

    Here's a french one: Image source: WIX, can also be found on Footnote Piloted by Capt. Georges Valentin, GC II/7 (326 sqn) in 1943. And another one: Source: Histavia21 GR2/33, Dijon, 1944 Philippe
  15. Resin Spitfire Wheels

    Hello, Roy does offer the 5-spoked variety too: Barracudacast 5-spoked Spitfire wheel HTH Philippe