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Ed Russell

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  1. Why were Ju-88 gunners so good?

    You would have to do a lot of difficult research to show Ju88 gunners were any different to any other aircraft. A few anecdotes isn't nearly enough. Slightly off topic but I have seen this quoted before https://www.quora.com/Why-didnt-the-British-have-the-Browning-0-50-caliber-machine-gun-for-use-in-aircraft-in-WWII about why rifle calibre machine guns were common. Quite a few Ju88's had their paint more than scratched by a cone of eight of them!
  2. 72 scale He 111

    I have both and seen both built - the Airfix is excellent. Isn't the Hase one just a re-pop of the Matchbox with deeper and wider panel lines? (cue irony switch to ON) Roden kit http://s15.zetaboards.com/72nd_Aircraft/topic/807689/1/ http://s15.zetaboards.com/72nd_Aircraft/topic/10332166/1/ http://s15.zetaboards.com/72nd_Aircraft/topic/809973/1/
  3. F4U Royal New Zealand Air Force

    On anything to do with the RNZAF I would take Alan's opinion as as good as you are going to find. For completeness, it might be useful to list what is wrong and what is right about Ventura Sheet V4880.
  4. Blackburn Shark 755 Sqn FAA 1939/40

    Well I will add it to the Airfix 2021-2 thread when it starts on Rumourmonger. We need an All the Questions about Blackburn Sharks thread............ As an aide-memoire here are some useful articles...... I have a couple of Frog kits waiting to be done. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234988960-wartime-shark/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234987862-modelcraftfrog-blackburn-shark-finished/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234989334-modelcraftfrog-172-blackburn-shark-with-folded-wings/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/50677-help-modelling-172-blackburn-shark-ii/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234915076-blackburn-sharks-in-malaya/ http://s15.zetaboards.com/72nd_Aircraft/topic/812078/1/ If someone felt like making a master canopy male mould, organising some high quality canopies is possible.
  5. Fairey Battle kits

    2018 plus 3 more years = 2021............ looks right! Has internal consistency.
  6. Fairey Battle kits

    You forgot to preface it........... "In the perfect world, plans are not enough.............." Unless a maintenance or repair manual has a section on erecting the aircraft, it's not likely to have these dimensions. Some of the drawings and diagrams in manuals are quite approximate dimensionally. In the perfect world, plans are drawn from a real, unrestored, unmodified aircraft in perfect condition. When someone puts up the thread Airfix 2021 I will add the Battle to it
  7. Lapland war Finish insignia?

    Still in limited use in the Finnish military but certainly not on aircraft https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/does_finland_need_its_swastikas/9865204
  8. That's a great looking Canberra - well done Antoney!
  9. Taking the p? Maybe.

    If you mean your Corsair thread, I think it's pretty good work.
  10. Easter Egg in Airfix 1/72 Kate decal sheet

    Hi Scott - Were you not suspicious about his name? I saw a a proof for a decal once with the tiniest stencil in block font on 3 lines reading "You can't really see this/you can't really see this/you can't really see this"
  11. You have GOT to be kidding me!

    It does point out nicely some of the problems of Ebay His prices on just about everything are stupid yet he has 98.2% positive feedback About 80% of his customers leave feedback compared with Ebay average of 20-40% On page one he is in the UK - "Located in the United Kingdom" On page two he is in Australia "Based in Australia, loveourprices2 has been an eBay member since 15 Feb, 2016"
  12. For the same reasons as this one http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235033009-vought-f4u-2-corsair-midnite-cocktail/ here's a nightighter Hellcat built a few years ago. This is a Hobby Boss kit with the Owl conversion and decals. The HB kit is nothing special. In fact it is probably the least favoured one after the vintage Airfix. That said, there is nothing really wrong with it apart from the shallow wheel wells which could barely hold a tailwheel. it's OOB apart from a little invisible cockpit detail. White 10 on Guam in Aug 1944 ] ] I am working my way through this USN nightfighter decal sheet - two down, one Ventura half finished and an Avenger maybe next year!
  13. Diving teams are on duty to salvage parts of Habsburg ship sunk 100 years ago. 11.11.2017, 15:4 Fire Brigade diving units were in the Bay of Muggia at Trieste on Saturday in action to bring the remains of the battleship of the Habsburg Navy SMS Wien to the surface. The ship was torpedoed 100 years ago - on 10 December 1917 - by two Italian torpedo boats. The Wien sank in a few minutes, 46 men drowned. Remains of the wreck, which lies at a depth of about 20 metres, are to be exhibited in Trieste, local media reported. The diving units are managed by the respected Friulian marine archaeologist Rita Auriemma. Fragments of the wreck will be exhibited in an exhibition on marine archeology in the Adriatic, organized under the umbrella of the Italian, Croatian and Slovenian ministries of culture and inaugurated on 17 December in Trieste. As early as the 1950s, attempts had been made to bring to light the wreck of the Wien, which, however, had led to no results. A few years ago, the spot had been located where the wreck was now hidden by the mud of the bay. SMS Wien was launched in 1895 and used in the First World War in the Adriatic. At the end of 1917, Wien together with SMS Budapest was sent to Trieste and participated in the bombardment of Italian troops in the Gulf of Trieste. On December 10, 1917, two Italian torpedo boats managed to penetrate the port of Trieste. They fired torpedos at Budapest and Wien. Budapest was missed, but Wien received two hits and sank in five minutes in the shallow waters of the port of Trieste.
  14. Eduard 1/72 Fw 190A-5 JG1

    Mmmm... not bad!
  15. Decals for Douglas DST in 1/72?

    I have Ozark DST decals which I think came from Leading Edge Decals Here's some for a mere 40 USD...!! https://www.ebay.ie/itm/DC-3-TC-47D-DAKOTA-OZARK-USAAF-IPMS-USA-DECALS-1-48-1-72/302133263557?hash=item46588bbcc5:g:BJUAAOSwImRYIn0Z