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  1. 263 Sqn Gladiators in Norway

    I have an old Humbrol issue of the Heller 1/72 Gladiator Mk1/II. The box art features N5908 FoHE with blue spinner, cowling and rudder. I suspect the wheel covers when fitted would have been blue too. A trawl through Google has only thrown up photos of the restored N5641 GoHE in a museum in Norway with those markings. (Including an interesting on this forum from a while ago.) My question is did these aircraft, so hurriedly deployed to Norway, actually have the blue applied to their various bits? The 2 or 3 books on Gladdies that I have offer no clues. I'd like to do this scheme but prefer confirmation which photos of a restored museum aircraft doesnt really provide. Also whether the camo was in the 4 shades scheme or simply DG/DE and what style was the undersides...B/W, B/W/S or sky grey etc. Thanks in advance. BTW the skis will come in handy on another kit
  2. Hi, I started it last July, finished yesterday. This is Frog mould of He 115 C produced now by Revell, I converted it into He 115 N of Norway. The conversion (WIP thread) was presented here:http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006240-norwegian-he-115-in-172/. The photo of this machine, which inspired me to construct it is that one: There is also a thread in WWII part on caputred in England ex-Norwegian He-115s http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/63595-captured-heinkel-115/&page=4 where Mr. Kjetil Akra was kind to present some illustrations from his not issued yet book on He-115. I appreciete very much his great help in details of differences between Norwegian He 115 and German He 115 C. The main part of conversion was in engines and front glazing. I not exactly followed the scheme in profiles of Kjetil, since for me the at the photo above some non-regular Norwegian national insignia is overpainted hastitly on the top of fin. Moreover I see the dark green spatches on wing near fuselage and they are not present on profile. The spatches on left wing are my "licence poetica" but I think they are in logic of Norwegian patterns which you may see on Hover MF 11 as well. Here is the results: Photos are taken with bulb light, now I wil have to wait until week-end to do day light at home. When I go work in morning it is still a bit too dark, when I came back it is dark again.... Comments welcome Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. from Saturday, the 11th Feb 2017 Below are addditional, day light photos which I promised :): Thank you for watching J-W
  3. I thought I'd share this little sequence I found on Youtube depicting the Battle of Drobak Sound from the 2016 Norwegian film "Kongens Nei" (The Kings Choice): The film itself looks interesting so I'm hoping that there will be an international release. Mike.
  4. Hi, it's been announced that Norway's newly restored CF-104D will be at the Sola/Stavanger Airshow this June and I'm really itching to go there. Has anyone been to the show and has done it as a weekend trip with flights and hotel? I'm thinking about arriving Friday and leaving again either Saturday or Sunday, staying in a hotel near/next to the airport. Can everything be reached on foot? If leaving Sunday afternoon, could I still watch some of Sunday's show, either from the showground itself, or from the hotel or airport terminal? How does this work anyway with having an airshow at a "live" airport with passenger arrivals and departures? I've already heard that entry is very expensive plus of course flights and hotel, but I've never seen a 104 at an airshow and this could well be a one-off chance for me. Is the show good otherwise, compared to current UK shows? Cheers Jeffrey
  5. Aileen and I have just returned from a week in Norway. We spent three nights in Bergen, one night in Eidfjord and three nights in Oslo. We travelled between each place by car which was a novelty for me because I had never driven a left-hand drive car before and never driven abroad! I took hundreds of photos but here are a few from each location. Bergen, showing the famous fishmarket at the right and at the top of Foyen Mountain is the Fløibanen Funicular Railway stop: The view from the top of Foyen Mountain looking back to where the first photo was taken: Bryggen (Norwegian for wharf) has a row of buildings with narrow alleyways inbetween the shopfronts leading to lots of interesting wooden buildings: A quick stop to admire the view whilst on the road: Our hotel in Eidfjord where we stayed in a room on the second floor on the left: The view from our hotel and quayside was stunning: The Oslo Opera House: Helena, a fjiord sightseeing boat: Oslo Tram: Changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in Oslo: We took a boat over to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy, Oslo. A fascinating collection different buildings from all regions of Norway: The Gol Stave Church which was built in 1157–1216 and relocated from Gol a private museum in Oslo in the 19th Century. Eventually, this museum was absorbed within the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History: Nearby was the Viking Ship Museum where we saw the Oseberg viking ship. It was too big to get it fully in shot: The world famous Kon-Tiki within it's own museum: The FRAM museum in Oslo, across the road from the Kon-Tiki Museum. At the front it says that it is the best museum in Norway and I was sceptical of the claim. However, it tells the history of Norwegian polar exploration and contains two ships, the Fram and the Gjoa. Lots of information on the Norwegian explorers including, of course, Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. Captain Scott is also well represented. My only complaint is that we didn't have enough time there. To the right is the entrance to the Norwegian Maritime Museum: That's all folks! Dave
  6. This is my first and exceedingly delayed entry in the group build, an Airfix Hurricane IIb from the Operation Torch set. This will be a purely out-of-the-box build as FN-D of 331 (Norwegian) Squadron, based in Skeabrae in the autumn of 1941. I bought this kit from Mikemx and it came in a Tamiya Zero box, so here are the sprues sans box shot: The IIb wing unique to the Airfix Club boxings of the Hurricane IIc: The Vingtor decals set: The instructions call for Medium Sea Grey/Dark Green/ a very dark 'mixed grey', which they say could be as dark as Extra Dark Sea Grey. I should have the interior assembled this evening.
  7. I thought I'd move beyond my regular "plane at rest on a 6x6 tile" and see if I could expand to a "plane in flight on a 6x6 tile". I've always had an affinity for the Harrier, particularly the GR3 and GR7/9 and remember getting the GR3 as my second kit at the age of about 9 so this will be my subject of this build. Details: Airfix GR3. Eduard PE detailing. Freightdog fin replacement. Trees and base details yet to be sourced. I've done a few sketches of what I'd like this to look like but I don't think my drawing skills are up to much so I'm reluctant to share them here! I want to do a Harrier in arctic camouflage in the midst of a low level pass over the Norwegian countryside. For interest, I'd like to include a road and a mud track as well as a few trees. I was hoping that the trees could be used to hide the wire that will be supporting the aircraft in some way with the jet sitting about six inches above the base and the tallest tree being about two inches tall. The whole thing will have a fine dusting of snow too. So that's the challenge. I've got to finish my Hawk over the next month or so, so I'm still very much in the planning stage at the moment. Any pointers or suggestions would be very welcome! David
  8. Hi gents, I've just finished this - the Airfix Gloster Gladiator in the markings of an aircraft of the Norwegian Jagevingen (Fighter Flight) at Fornebu, Oslo in April 1940 - decals from the DP Casper 'Forgotten Operations - Weserübung' decal sheet DPC72015: This aircraft, flown by Sergeant Kristian Fredrik Schye of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, was engaged in combat with the Luftwaffe on 09 April 1940. Sgt Schye brought down a Bf110C of 1./ZG76 (the M8+FH flown by Unteroffizier Helmut Mütschele and gunner Gefreiter Karl Lorey) but minutes later was himself shot down by Leutnant Helmut Lent. Sergeant Schye force-landed his Gladiator, having been slightly wounded by cannon shell fragments but was released from hospital after a couple of days. A more detailed account of the action can be found here I built the Bf110 that Sergeant Schye shot down as part of the BF110 Group Build here - here is the 'Dogfight Double' shot: This is my first Airfix Gladiator and was as much as anything a test-bed for rigging, which I had not attempted before. I learned a great deal in the process and while I am not unhappy with how it turned out the experience gained in this build will make my next one better... I had no issues with the kit apart from some difficulty fitting the engine cowling which could probably have been avoided if I had been more careful. The photographs I was able to find of this aircraft were not conclusive but seem to indicate that ski landing gear was fitted at the time the aircraft was shot down, but while the skis provided with the Airfix kit are fine for the Swedish or Finnish versions they are not appropriate for the Norwegian aircraft which used a different type... in any case the skis and wheels were interchangeable, and there are pictures of Norwegian Gladiators on snow-covered ground with the wheels fitted, so that's my justification and I intend to stick to it I would thank our esteemed forum colleague Procopius for pointing me in the direction of the EZ Line with which the model was rigged, and our equally esteemed colleague Cookenbacher for putting the 'Dogfight Double' idea into my head in the first place - thank you both Cheers, Stew
  9. Hi, This is my latest build, a RNoAF F-16 MLU. I used the Eduard NATO Falcons kit, i.e. Kinetic, together with decals from Vingtor and a PJ pilot in the office. As Eduard is adding resin and PE to the Kinetic kit the build is more or less OOB, just some wiring added. I have added a decent amount of weapons from the kit and Hasegawas Weapons set to make it look like pictures that I found on the web taken at Souda Bay, Crete, during the Libya Air War. I always wanted to make a Norwegian F-16, but it is rather difficult to get all over one tone grey schemes to come alive but I gave it a try. She is painted with Gunze and Aclad II where needed. Hope you like it Cheers /Fred
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