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  1. Good old Airfix 1/48 Ju-87R Stuka

    Sure. It's 0,080mm fishing line, fixed with the help of Bob's Buckles eyelets & turnbuckles. You can have a look here: http://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/
  2. Gaspatch Henschel Hs 123 A1 1/48th scale

    Nice to see one of these being built. Also good interpretation of early RLM 61/62/63 scheme. I will be following this thread.
  3. Good old Airfix 1/48 Ju-87R Stuka

    Thank you all for your kind words. For me, this kit was a good opportunity to reassess my view on the developments in our hobby. I do am gratefull that todays kits become in general more detailed, more accurate and better engineered. Still, I must admitt that this has come together with a higher degree of complexity and a sometimes scary amount of parts. Good as this may be, I still find myself sometimes longing for more simple constructions, searching for a kit that won't be on the bench for ages, because it does need more time to build this superdetailed cockpit, or the multi-part fuselage etc. Time is a rare commodity, and I have the bad habit to want to finish my models in a relaxed and reasonably short time. So, it is good from time to time to honour these older and more "easy" kits.
  4. Hi everybody, This is the latest addition to my collection. It's Airfix's 1/48 Ju-87 old mould. This was a pleasant and relatively trouble-free construction (bar the few rivets lost during sanding that I had to remake). Simple and straightforward, this is a kit I appreciated a lot, and I would choose it again, even over newer productions. It's almost OOP, the only things I added were Eduard belts, and micro-tube for the canons. Painted it with Gunze Mr.Color paints, a charm to spray. Being a fan of small air forces, I chose to dress it with the colours of Royal Bulgarian Air force; for this I used the relevant Kora decals. Hope you like it Dimitris
  5. 1/72 Potez XXV from Azur-Frrom

    1/48 Pleeeaaaseee ... Had to say that
  6. Your Airfix top (REALISTIC) future releases?

    Realistic releases.... I will limit myself to two very realistic wishes: 1/48 Spitfire Vc, and 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk1 fabric wings. C'mon Airfix, in both cases you have already a good basis to work with.
  7. This will be an impressive build indeed! Sure, it will take some skill, but it will be a unique addition in any collection.
  8. +1 for the early version.
  9. New photos: sprues, decals + instructions. Wow!!! I mean, wow! http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/products/henschel-hs-123-a1-1-48.html http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/products/henschel-hs-123-b1-1-48.html
  10. Great news! Was looking forward to that! Great box art too! PS : the question mark in the title is no longer needed
  11. Eduard - leaflet for distributors

    I think that Eduard should at some point - sooner rather than later - release some of its Bf-109s with foreign markings. As a fan of small airforces, I m bored with these Luftwaffe choices all the time.
  12. Captured Italian aircraft / Greece 1940-1941

    Hi 28ZComeback, AFAIK, what Jun cites is correct. There was one SM79 captured by the Greek army in Korytza. It was left behind with minimum damage, after the Italian army's hasty withdrawal, and after some minor repairs, it flew south to Athens. In case you don't have them I post below four pictures of this airplane, the first three from Korytza airfield, and the third probably in a hangar in Faliron, Athens. As you may see, Greek markings where painted over the Italian ones in six positions (fuselage, upper, lower wings). Most probably it was used very few times, due to the lack of spares. As to the two Ro37 that were also captured in Korytza, opinions are divided as to if they were ever transported to Athens, and if they were used by the Royal Hellenic Air Force in any way. Most probably they were not, since apparently there are two pictures with some months difference, showing them at the same spot. Unfortunately I have only the first one, mentioned by Jun. A long time ago, I had also read about the case of a couple of Italian confiscated hydros (but never used by RHAF), but I am too far away fro my sources unfortunately. In any case, we can be "sure" only for the SM79. Hope this helps. Dimitrios
  13. Greek Potez 633 question - link to photo

    I don't think so. Not just the Potez 633, but Greek PZL P24, Hs 126, Blenheim MkIV, and Fairey Battles also had black serial numbers (the latter also had white serial numbers under wings), as shown in all relevant pictures just before the break-up of hostilities. At some point during the 6 months war, there has been an effort for change from black to white, for better recognition. Usually there is a marked difference in the font used for white serials, as is apparent in the above pictures. Moreover, apart from what mhaselden mentioned above, as you can see in the second picture I posted, among the wrecks there is a Luftwaffe Ju-87 Stuka, bearing the yellow front and rudder recognition colors of the Balkan campaign, that appear distinctively light in the picture, so surely no orthochromatic here. Interestingly, there were also cases of Greek Avro Tutors that had black letter and white number, so use of orthochromatic in this case should be excluded.
  14. Greek Potez 633 question - link to photo

    Hi, just saw this. As said earlier, the aircraft in the photo you posted is French. As regards to the Greek Potez 633, they must had been delivered in the typical french Khaki green, Dark gray, and Brown, over Light gray scheme. The picture below is of an aircraft most probably in this camo: Certain airplanes may have kept this camo till the very end: But in general, after October 1940, the Potez 633 camouflage gradually changed to Dark Green, Light Earth uppersides and maybe Sky blue undersides. There is a couple of new photos unearthed recently together with some older ones depicting this scheme: As you can see, propellers were aluminium or black, whereas serial numbers were initially black, then gradually in certain planes changed to white. Hope this helps Dimitrios
  15. Sharkmouth Greek Spitfire Vc - 1/48 Italeri

    Oups, date corrected.