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  1. Opinions on Airfix´s 1:48 Bf 109E-1/3/4

    Someone offered me this kit as an alternative to the more expensive Hasegawa 109E with a Galland resin body, so I wanted to know your opinions about it regarding the type of plastic, the quality of the decals, fit, and particularly the size of the sprue gates (if you had any troubles removing the parts from the sprues). Any comment is appreciated.
  2. In my effort to build the kits with as little changes as possible/effort, I´ve decided to build the A-6 as Gerhard Vivroux´s aircraft, because it doesn´t need any modifications for the lateral armour plating (White 20 was in fact an A-7 and White 1 needs to have a panel line added to the armour plating). The Fw 190A-8 will be built as the tiger striped mount of Ernst Schröder following Tamiya´s painting instructions. And last but not least, the Me 262 will be built as White 19 from Kommand Nowotny, Achmer, 1944. I´ll guide myself from a couple of black and white photos and some colour profiles found on the internet. The Me 262 will be built first because of its simplicity and smaller size, perfect for a 4-day holiday. It´ll also serve as a test bed for my seam filling and weight to use (when I added weights the first two times the plastic melted, totally my fault).
  3. Hi all I have decals for Schaufer's 110 but cannot find any images online. Any help appreciated http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/HappyBunny26/media/ME 110g_zpse2ekspni.jpg.html Thanks in anticipation
  4. I bought Revell´s Me 262A-1a, and I´m inclining to build the aircraft as the mount of Erich Mikat, but I have doubts about the camouflage. Revell´s instructions show an aircraft with high fuselage demarcation line of RLM 76 with several squiggles of RLM 81 and a splinter pattern in RLM 81/82 on top, however, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces "German Jet Aces of World War 2" show the same aircraft with a solid RLM 82 (or 83) camouflage and several RLM 76 squiggles on the fuselage. There´s one real life photo of the aircraft, but its too small to figure something out. Anything is welcome (and if I can´t convince myself, I´ll go with the second camouflage option).
  5. So I've finally decided to bite the bullet and post a WIP here. I've challenged a friend's son to a model build (we have a month), and I've decided to incorporate this aeroplane into my ongoing (so far not published) build. A while back (OK, a few years ago), I read a book by Hans-Werner Lerche (1914-1994). He was a Luftwaffe Test Pilot during WW2, and flew over 125 different aircraft types, including evaluation flights of many allied aircraft, most of them after only visual examinations of the aeroplane (so no training or handbooks!). He was the principal pilot of the Luftwaffe test site at Mecklenburg Rechlin 1945. In his book he describes his career, and lists the aircraft he flew, quite a few with enough detail to be able to depict a reasonable model. I have spent the last few years putting together as much detail as I can, and purchasing as many of the aircraft as I can in 1/48th scale. I plan to use this thread to document the builds. Rivet-counters- please close this thread now, as I don't plan to do perfect- near enough is good enough for me, especially after having had a minor stroke 9 years ago, three shoulder surgeries in the last two years, and an ulnar nerve surgery last year. My eye-hand co-ordination is not close too what it should be, but I'm doing this as therapy. I should also add that I'm old-school- brush only. So, to kick this off, here is the start of my 1st documented build in this long-term project- a 1/48th Henschel Hs 123 A-1. Unfortunately there is not much beyond the fact that he flew the Hs 123 in the book, and I have not been able to firmly identify a colour scheme, so I will be going with a generic 70/71/65 machine as per the instructions. The box cover for the 1/48th Henschel Hs-123 A-1- I picked it up at a reasonable price not long ago. The sprues of the 1/48th Henschel Hs-123 A-1.
  6. Hello Everyone, I have been building the FW190 over the last couple of weeks and originally wasn't going to submit it in RFI because I had a few issues but in the end, I decided I would. The Eduard kit is very nice, the panel line and rivet details are absolutely amazing and the fit of every piece is perfect. The problem I had was with the decals, I managed to smudge the port wing cross whilst it was drying and then just made it worse trying to fix it. I then decided to remove both decals and start again but just ended up messing up the paint! I ended up having to paint the upper wing surfaces again and as I didn't have any replacement decals I painted the crosses. Its one of those things that you wouldn't notice unless someone points it out but I know its there are it bothers me, the only upside was I really liked the painted crosses so will paint them on more often in future. Despite the issues, I enjoyed building her and I am quite pleased with the result but any constructive criticism is more than welcome.
  7. Since seeing an article in Airfix Magazine in the early 70's on converting the Airfix 1/72 Bf109G-6 into the two seater G-12 and attempting the conversion non too successfully, I've wanted to add both Luftwaffe two seater conversions of Bf109 and Fw190 to my collection. It has taken me 40 odd years to actually get these models built. I collected and stashed away the Falcon vac form conversion, the MPM Fw190S short run kit but just never got round to building them! With the introduction of the excellent Eduard 1/48 Bf109 and Fw190 series, I took a look at the other 109s and 190s in my stash, with the Hasegawa 109s being slighly inaccurate in the fuselage I decided to use a G-4 and a G-6 as donors for conversion. I also decided to use 2 Dragon Fw190s for conversion purposes. With the following results:- All the schemes shown were taken from photos in books or off the net. It is unknown which units these four machines came from! I used a lot of spare parts for these models mostly taken from the large amount of spares Eduard give us in their 109 and 190 kits. A short summary of parts used:- Bf109s :- Eduard wheels,exhausts, Fusion resin spinners/props, Aires and FCM resin interiors (front cockpits), Falcon vacform canopies and rear fairing. Fw190s :- Eduard u/c legs, 2 x cockpits, ailerons, 1 x rudder, MPM resin interior, resin spinners, rear fairings from MPM and Falcon kits. Whilst I can see a fair few flaws in these builds I at least now have fufilled my ambition to add these types to my Luftwaffe collection. Cheers Andy
  8. Phoenix - A Complete History Of the Luftwaffe 1918-1945 Volume 1 - The Phoenix is Reborn 1918-1934 ISBN : 9781910294505 Helion and Company Casemate UK The Phoenix here is referring to the rebirth of the Luftwaffe following the end of The First World War. This series of books is based on an amazing 40 years of research and covers much more than famous aircraft, battles and aces. Areas such as Training, organisation, and areas not normally researched such as Anti-Aircraft guns, signalling and medical services are also examined. This series of books will examine five major themes from the history; (A) Strategy and Command, (B) Ministerial Activity, (C) Technology and Production, (D) Infrastructure and Training, and (E) Operations. This will enable readers to look at a particular area if it suits them, and look at the relationships between, and holding these aspects together. This first volume covers a period which has not been extensively researched before. That immediately following the first world war, and the intervening secret build up of the Luftwaffe prior to its public unveiling in 1935. A great deal of development / preparatory work was done in this period not only in training, and aircraft development but in organising all the various parts. It shows how Goring and Hitler essentially inherited an air arm in waiting – a product of covert military professional endeavour over a period following the end of WWI. This volume is split into two parts. The first part deals with the years 1918 to 1932. The book calls this the period of secrecy where the emergency of the new German Armed Forces was kept secret. It follows from Germany in chaos after WWI, through the building of a new military, ordnance development, civil aviation, training of pilots, the development of the Flak Artillery; and the development of German Naval Aviation. The second part follows the rise of Hitler from 1933 to 1934 when all of the military activities came more to the fore. Conclusion This book should provide readers with a complete understanding of the early years of the Luftwaffe while is existence was still in fact a secret to many. You can see where the 40 years of research have gone to provide such an in depth look at this period. The book is hard cover slightly larger than A5 and 650 pages long. There are two sections with black & white photos. Highly Recommended. Vol I Review sample courtesy of
  9. RLM/Revell paint conversion chart

    I never saw a conversion chart for RLM/Revell colours, so I´m publishing one I made in 2015 with hopes of helping those who also paint with Revell. It can be used both with the acrylics and the enamels. The most recent colour added was 361 Satin Olive Green. RLM 01 (Silver) Revell Metallic 90 (Silver). RLM 02 (Grey) Revell Matt 45 (Light Olive). RLM 04 (Yellow) Revell Matt 15 (Yellow). RLM 21 (White) Revell Matt 05 (White). RLM 22 (Black) Revell Matt 08 (Black). RLM 23 (Red) Revell Matt 36 (Carmine Red). RLM 24 (Blue) Revell Matt 56 (Blue). RLM 25 (Light Green) Revell Matt 48 (Sea Green). RLM 65 (Light Blue) Revell Matt 49 (Light Blue). RLM 66 (Dark Grey) Revell Matt 77 (Dust Grey). RLM 70 (Black Green) Revell Matt 40 (Black Green). RLM 71 (Dark Green) Revell Matt 39 (Dark Green). RLM 72 (Green) Revell Matt 39 + Revell Matt 15. RLM 73 (Green) Revell Matt 47 + Revell Matt 45. RLM 74 (Green Grey) Revell Matt 69 (Granite Grey). RLM 75 (Violet Grey) Revell Matt 47 (Mouse Grey). RLM 76 (Light Blue Grey) Revell Matt 49 (90%) + Revell Matt 05 (10%). RLM 77 (Light Grey) Revell Matt 77 (Light Grey). RLM 78 (Light Blue) Revell Matt 49 (Light Blue). RLM 79 (Sand Yellow) Revell Matt 17 (Sand Brown). RLM 80 (Olive Green) Revell Satin 361 (Olive Green). RLM 81 (Brown Violet) Revell Matt 46 (NATO Olive). RLM 82 (Light Green) Revell Matt 65 (Bronze Green). RLM 83 (Dark Green) Revell Matt 68 (RAF Green). RLM 84 (Green Blue) Revell Matt 59 (Duck Egg Blue/RAF Sky).
  10. I thought I´d share 15 photos I took while visiting IWM Duxford when I was in London some time ago. Why doesn´t this aircraft have more markings apart from the crosses and Swastika? Was it restored?
  11. First aircraft I built after coming back to scale modelling. It was brush painted with Revell acrylics 45/39/40/49 (RLM 02/71/70/65), the pattern masked with common masking tape and the paint ridges sanded down as best as I could with a 1000 grit sandpaper. Note: I currently have four models, this one, two Fw 190A-5s, and an A-4B/P, none of them with their seams filled. I´ll try to use CA for my fifth model. Edit: I forgot to add that I had to cut and trim the tailplanes struts because they were molded too long. The Academy kit looks the same as the Hasegawa Emil kits, I don´t know if the latter has the same issue (I´ll make a topic about that later).
  12. Sat thinking the other day, I've not done a kit review and build for ages because along with a quite a few of our like, I seem to have lost a bit of Mojo! Anyway, I saw this sat on the shelf and thought, why the hell not use your semi-interesting, A-Level journalistic training and do a bloody review... so here it is! Eduard 1/48 Avia B.534 III One of the last mass-produced biplane-fighters, the first of the type flew in August 1933 and an initial order of 100 units was placed by the Czech Army Air Force with deliveries taking place in late 1935. Main users, were the Czechs, Bulgaria and the Luftwaffe and in 1939 after the German occupation of Bohemia and Moravia, large numbers of B.534s were acquired by the Slovak Air Force and used against the Russians. Powered by a 850hp Hispano Suiza HS-12Y in-line engine, it had a max speed of 245mph, a range of 360 miles and a service ceiling of 35,00ft! The Kit Standard Eduard 'Weekend Edition' of no frills, no extras and minimal marking options. This cames with 2 sets of livery and I'll be doing the Luftwaffe version totally OOB build with no extras and what could be described as a 'quick build'. Four crisp sprues of grey plastic and one transparent greet you when opening the box and still one of the things that bugs me about Eduard kits is their insistence on sticking everything in one bag! Nice, clean decal sheet and finally an A5 sized instruction/construction manual. Theres plenty to be built before you have to think about paint, so the cockpit and fuselage sides were built up before being primed and painted in Vallejo Silver. Sub assemblies of the radiator and instrument panel were primed and painted and wings were also primed to check for any flaws. It's looking far too clean so tomorrow will be an oil wash on the tub and murk it up a bit. So although I only spent an hour or so on her today, progress seemed swift but I suppose that is the idea of the Weekend series kits!
  13. I can't quite tell from the pictures that I have found, but does anyone know, of the captured Luftwaffe or Swiss P-51B Mustangs (or even other a/c types for that matter), when they were repainted, would the original english stenciling / data have been left on and in any places where they were painted over, would they have been replaced in either Country's own language?
  14. Dear fellow Britmodellers, last weekend I took a long walk at Vienna's Central Cemetery, one of the largest in Europe. It holds a number of graves of interest for aviation historics, such as that of Franz Wels (Wels-Etrich Taube) or Franz Mannsbarth (designer of the first Austro-Hungarian airship). Also, Austria's most successful fighter pilots from both World Wars have been laid to rest here. First picture is at the grave of Godwin Brumowski, the most successful fighter ace of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He was credited with 40 victories (some sources say 35). He went on to become a flight instructor with Austrian Aero Club after the war. In June 1936, he got killed when an airplane piloted by one of his students crashed at Amsterdam-Shiphol airport. This is the grave of Walter Nowotny, Carrier Of The Golden Honor Ring of the city of Vienna, youngest Major in the Luftwaffe and commander of the very first operational jet squadron in history, credited with 258 aerial victories. He died November 8th, 1944, when his Me-262 crashed near Epe, Westaflia/Germany. The inscription reads: “Carrier of Oak Leaves with Swords and Brilliants to the Knight’s Cross, Eternal is his fatal fame”. May we never forget, never repeat history! With greetings from Vienna, Roman Schilhart
  15. May I present my rendition of the new tool Eduard 1/48 Fw190A-4. This kit has been built out of the box with only the addition of Master Mg FF gun barrels, a replacement pitot tube (hypodermic needle) & a few detail additions such as brake piping, some extra detail in wheel well. This is a truly superb kit and is an easy build especially in comparison to the older tool 190s of Eduards, the kit as seems to be on a par with the new tool 109s in supplying many spare parts for future variants, which will come in useful building Eduards old tool and other manufacturers 190s. This kit has rectified the accuracy problems of the previous 190s, the tail fin is now the correct width, cowling shape more accurate & correct width wheels (2 pairs). My only uncertainty is all the recessed rivet detail - overdone??? Being a kit builder of the old school and having probably sanded off thousands of rivets off kits over the years I may be a little bit biased about them!!! Anyway here she is:- This photo shows the effect of the rivets after painting:- The rivit detail has not been specifically 'washed' although a panel wash was applied sparingly to the engraved panel lines, judge for yourself whether the rivit detail is a bit much!! I did not use the kit decals as they were matt finished & I wasn't going to risk trying them on this model, a bit of a retrograde step by Eduard? For those interested the unusual camouflage scheme came from the small b/w photo above on the right, it is of a Fw190A-4 of 4./JG 2 White 14 inTunisia 1943. I was intrigued by the camouflage scheme which appears to be the standard fighter scheme of RLM 74/75/76 however the 74 has a mottle which appears to be RLM 79? A closer scrutiny of the photo seems to show the lighter colour on the port wing matches the mottle on the RLM 74 so possibly RLM79 ?? The lighter of the colours on the starboard wing is darker than the light colour on the port wing so that colour could be the original RLM 75??? As the fuselage cross is just plain black could it be when this photograph was taken the aircraft was being repainted with tropical colours?? I have included a photo of my model in b/w to try & justify my conclusions, judge for yourselves!! I highly recommend this kit & applaud Eduard for re-tooling their series of 1/48 Fw190s. Cheers Andy
  16. This is the 4th one I've built but the first in this scheme. One of my favorite kits to put together.
  17. This is my third build since being back into the hobby and starting 1/48 and therefore the model is by no means perfect; nor was the process. The kit is very enjoyable to build with the PE parts adding nicely to the overall effect, I decided to take advantage of the nicely designed BMW 803 and having it partially visible as well as the MG's on display. Despite the kit fitting very nicely, I had real troubles with the decals; the spinner decal crumbled and the black stripe broke on one side. This meant I had to improvise using tamiya tape for both the spinner and the black stripe design (if anyone knows what this is really called let me know because I expect 'black stripe' isn't the technical term) and painted it instead; although you can notice the spinner being hand painted I am still quite pleased with the result and am more than happy with the stripe which came out a lot better than expected. PS. the antenna wire will be re- done but for now it will suffice. PPS... The tub of water is holding plants which is why it is there, I forgot to move it before taking the photos Thanks
  18. My build of the 1/72 Huma kit. Largely OOB, apart from the interior framing and outsize swastika from a Microscale sheet.
  19. Better late than never! NATO forces are being bolstered by forward deployed recon birds in W. Germany, based out of Bremgarten Air Base near Freiburg. Due to the fairly limited time, this will be a largely OoB build. At this time I will likely be building RF-4E 35+23.
  20. Hi, I am new to the forum and thought I would post my newly finished Airfix bf109. Before i show you the pictures, I would like to state that I have only just got back into the hobby after buying myself a proper air compressor. I have been ordering Mr hobby Aqueous paints as I am starting to buy more expensive models and would like to do them properly. For this model though, I used my humbrol enamel paints with some success. I am a bit dissapointed as I scratched the model quite bad from succesfully removing the paint that humbrol suggested ( it was way too dark for the underside) and also some of the parts melted a small amount too. All in all I think it went alright for my first proper airbrushing attempt although you will notice that my airbrushing needs a lot more practise and settings need more tweaking. The only extras I included was an edurd seatbelt taken from an old kit and a swastika taken from the same kit mentioned. Without rambling any longer, here is the finished kit, let me know what you think and more importantly, what you think I should do differently next time. As it will not let me post my images properly, I will add a link to imgur: http://m.imgur.com/a/zy9yK
  21. Another old fart!

    Found a couple of Airfix starter sets of Hurricane Mk1 and Spitfire Mk1a on offer in Aldi before Christmas, had a play with the Hurricane and was drawn back 40-odd years to my youth when kits were in bags and enamel paint was rather gloopy! A 25 yr career with Betty Windsor's Flying Club fixing the noise-makers took the shine off models, well that and the beer! Now settled down and have discovered that I am a very basic modeller but who cares, I am doing it for fun! Some really good instructional videos on YouTube have got me sorted with some airbrushy stuff, need reading glasses to make them these days, just looking forward to playing once the Memsa'ab is happy(ier) with the house and gives this guy a break. Started on a stash, all Airfix so far, Whitley MkV, Stirling BI/III and the VC set to give me a few kits to play with! Just need the man-cave set up and away I go, hopefully! Have recognised a couple of guys on here from my past, could be scary! 😉
  22. Let me begin by saying I'm not into the 'What If' Luft.'46 scene. I prefer to build aircraft that actually flew, even the development and prototype machines so this particular build is the exception to the rule! Having seen the builds of the S.W.S. 1/32 scale kits and the very good reviews they were given, when they down scaled some of their kits to a more acceptable 1/48 scale (personal opinion!) I had to build one. I chose the Horten Ho229, result not quite as expected!!! The ill fitting panels were the biggest problem I encountered, I was unsure how to display the 229 when I was building it, it seemed a crime to conceal all those internal details:- My decision to display was eventually to attach the underside panels permanently, after painting and the nose 'cone' and leave the upper panels loose to display the innards:- As can be seen the panels are a terrible fit probably due to my own fault whether this would have been rectified had I left all the panels transparent but glued them into place??? This kit is not an easy build, many times this aircraft nearly made it's maiden flight across the room, but for the cost I felt I had to finish the build. I have a feeling the engines were one of my problems in that they didn't fit in the frame as they should have. This resulted in not being able to fit the nose 'cone' properly and with the main top panel not fitting very well left a large gap between them. I lost count of how many times the wings fell off and eventually resorted to using wire from a paperclip to hold them permanently in place. As can be seen some of the other panels weren't a brilliant fit either. Colour scheme - as the original machine was captured by the Americans and totally repainted in spurious colours and markings, no record seems to exist of the original markings or colours. I followed the premise that as a prototype it may have been painted RLM02 Grau overall. A little research on the web turned up a research paper into the study that the Germans were attempting to make the Ho229 a stealth fighter!! It has been dismissed that, that was incorrect, but what interested me was that upon removing one of the metal panels they found a green paint on the plywood it was covering and mention was made of some of the interior being painted in the same paint. This was thought to be a fire retardant paint, so I decided to break up the overall grey scheme with some green paint on the 'tail' and also on the interior. Unfortunately the decals on the top wings silvered slightly but by this time I had had enough of this kit. I am not criticizing this kit I put most of the problems down to losing patience with the build and things not working out the way I had hoped, if you want a demanding build try this kit!!! All the best Andy
  23. Very stress-free build this. Added some Eduard syeel seat belts and some brake lines too.
  24. At the present I am unable to model (not the catwalk variety!!) due to recovering from an operation on my hand, nothing too serious I'm glad to say. The last project before this was the build of 4 Bf109s, all 1/48 (my scale), 2 x Eduard new tool, 1 x Eduard original tooling, 1 x Hasegawa and I've also included another Eduard original tooling that I built when first released. Can you identify the kits? No prizes I'm afraid ( living on a pension!!). (1) Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 (sub type unknown) Red 1 2./JG300 26/6/44 Germany This is one of the Eduard 1/48 new tool kits built with the addition of Brassin cockpit, Eduard photo etch and Eagle Editions decals. All these models were painted with the Vallejo model air paints which give a very good match to the RLM colour reference I use by Michael Ullman. This particular aircraft was painted in one of the many schemes trialed by JG300. The main upper airframe colour was a 50/50mix of RLM 74 & 75 to which was added mottle of a mixed grey in my case RLM 66 toned down with white. Undersurfaces RLM76, fuselage band I painted RLM 45 Rotbraun (primer). I do not add an awful lot of weathering to my models as their service life was probably not that long. I really found these new tool Eduard Bf109s a joy to build especially with the brassin cockpit, my only criticism being the exhausts and openings which are very slightly oversize but can be reduced with a little work. I did not make this alteration to the two new tool builds here as the exhausts are covered. (2) Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 White 7 W. Nr163269 4./JG51 June1944 Bulgaria Again the new tool Eduard kit finished with same accessories as Red 1 above. Typical RLM 74/75/76 scheme with full stencil markings, again machine in fairly clean state. (3) Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/R-6 Yellow 10 W. Nr.14800 6./JG5 April-May 1943 Russia This is the first of the Eduard original tooled 109s. This is the 109G-2 from the Royal Class boxing,as the main problems with this kit was fuselage too long, wings overspan, u/c at incorrect angle.I modified all the problems (my article over on Aeroscale a year or two ago described the methods used http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=5612 . The cockpit was detailed using the kit components plus a few extra details, the underwing gondolas were the Brassin parts that were included in the Royal boxing with barrels from a hypodermic syringe. Colour scheme for this machine was very interesting, originally intended for topical operations the paint scheme was RLM 78/79. It was however delivered to JG5 operating in a northern theatre of operations where it received a coat of washable white paint and RLM 70 mottle. However patches of the original 79 still showed through giving the aircraft a tri colour scheme. Decals were sourced from several different sheets. I note that Eduard have just released the Bf109G-2 and that one of the schemes is the aircraft that this one replaced!! (4) Messerschmitt Bf109G-5 Yellow 11 W. Nr.27119 9./JG54 Spring 1944 Germany This is the original tooling of the Eduard Bf109G-6 and the kit I modified shown over on Aeroscale. I built it as a G-5 version simply because of the scheme in the Eagle Editions decal sheet I had. Scheme is originally standard RLM74/75/76 uppersurfaces were then sprayed over with RLM 76 leaving the original colours showing through. (5) Messerschmitt Bf109G-2 White 2 4.JG/54 Autumn 1942 Russia Now for the odd one out, this is the old Hasegawa G-2 released way back and purchased when Hasegawa kits were reasonably priced and not the stupidly outrageous prices they now charge even for kits this old and way below the standards that we have come to expect from manufacturers these days.If Eduard can retool!! Mind you if Hasegawa did retool their 109 family what PRICES enough of my thoughts on 'Hasedearer' pricing. These 109s when first released were the most accurate around even though they suffered with incorrectly shaped spinners, short fuselages and incorrect profile on the rear fuselage, they were the best around. I added a fair few to my stash over the years, some I actually built I replaced the spinners with the Fusion resin replacements but attempted no other modifications other than adding Aires resin cockpits. Then recently after the first tool Eduard kit and my fix thereof, I decided to re-examine the Hasegawa offerings. I decided the incorrect rear fuselage I could live with, however I decided to add the missing 2mm of length in front of the cockpit with plastic card and sand to shape after reattaching the nose I had previously removed with a saw. I then proceeded to add detail to the kit using the large amount of spares from the Eduard kits;- I used the wheel well walls with a little surgery, the wheels (far superior to Hasegawa's) replaced the nose intake (because I could!!) spruced up the intakes rubbish on the Hasegawa kit and used the Eduard tail wheel. Then added Fusion spinner & blades and Aires G-2 resin cockpit. You see above the end result, thus modified I don't think it looks too out of place with the Eduard 109 family! The colour scheme for this machine was easy to choose as I wanted to show the varied schemes used by JG54 especially the use of the mixed browns they used, mine was mixed from the various recognition colours red,blue,yellow,green & white eventually almost coming out similar to RLM 79. other colours used were RLM 70/71/76. Decals came again from a variety of sources. Well that was my last pre-op project now waiting for my hand (right one had to be didn't it) to be able to hold a scalpel again I've been thinking about future projects. One I'm considering is bringing all my Hasegawa 109s up to standard, we shall see. Hope you enjoyed perusing my post. Regards Andy
  25. Can anyone help? I don't have an airbrush (yet) but I am getting quite good with rattle cans. I am trying to find the right colours - either from Humbrol or Tamiya cans for a typical BF109 Battle of Britain era "Splinter Scheme" - the humbrol pot list is as follows... 31 - Slate Grey 65 - Aircraft Blue 117 - US Light Green The problem is they only offer them as "tinlets" I have found this link https://www.emodels.co.uk/download/AS-chart.pdf to the Tamiya aircraft spray range but haven't got a clue which cans to go for - though some do say Luftwaffe - I am not sure what I'm doing Any help in pointing out the best matches would be greatly appreciated