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About obdl3945

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    WW2 Luftwaffe, although not big on the Jagdwaffe side of things.... less glamorous is sometimes more interesting.

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  1. Hi Dave... I've never built a Zvezda kit, but I've certainly got an A-Model kit in my collection - the military-version Luftwaffe Do26; certainly, it was challenging, but it is absolutely light years ahead of the old Mach2 offering, and for me, with a bit of perseverance, a lovely model when done. The other thing I like about the A-Model Tu-134 is that it's in 1/72 scale, which would certainly make it stand out in the display cabinet! Regards, Paul
  2. Ah, Interflug... takes me back to Gatwick airport, 3 August 1980... I used Interflug through the East German travel agency Berolina for my two-week package holiday to see 'the other side', as I'd already been to West Germany twice. Admittedly, it was the Tu-134 then, but the colour scheme always brings back memories :-). A-Model do the Tupolev, which isn't my area of German aviation, but I am always tempted to buy it, for posterity. There seems to have been a tri-motor version, but I think mine was the twin-engined variant. I do wish I could find out the exact version and codes
  3. Exquisite work... both are lovely and beautifully executed. Regards, Paul
  4. That's a well-executed kit. Weathering is excellent and you've got the splinter pattern absolutely perfect in its layout and presentation. I had to fight with the side windows as well on my kit but as you'll perhaps know, the trick is to insert them, sand them flat and 'revive' them before painting. My only slight criticism of Airfix with this kit is the arrangement of the nose transparencies. I still think the Italeri '111' had by far and away the best looking and easiest to build/modify nose glazing albeit needing some careful re-alignment on the underside; their re
  5. Nice work, Colin... a vey good end result. In answer to your question about why the Airfix kit has the external fuel tanks, I would guess that it may be because late-produciotn Ju87B-1s were the first to have the additional fuel lines in the wings to be able to use external fuel tanks. A small but important detail is that the exhaust pipes on late-production B-1s were the ejector variant, as later standardised on the B-2 sub-type, not the earlier 'stub' exhaust pipes, and sometimes that can cause some confusion. Regards, Paul
  6. Alan, I echo the comments of others here, and would only add that this is both a very sophisicated and elegant looking end result. 'Il Gobbo' was always one of my favourite aircraft designs and you have captured it's beautiful lines expertly. It is a real pleasure to see such a high-class finish - you're modelling skills are evidently many and manifest... superb work, utterly superb. Kindest regards, Paul
  7. Excellent work on this kit. If ever there was a very good reason to consume chocolate - is there ever a bad reason? - then this is it! A very nice finish to a rather unusual model. Well done... :-). Regards, Paul
  8. Thanks, Eamonn... much appreciated. Regards, Paul
  9. Aargh...! Jean, what a shame about your collapsed shelves and the partial destruciton of your collection. You had some really nice kits there, including the Italian aircraft. Your Dornier looks great. I built the Revell kit and also had issues with fitting the CMK engines but it looks decent. Hopefully we may see some more of your handywork in future. Regards, Paul
  10. Thanks, guys, for your comments... much appreciated :-). Regards, Paul
  11. Hi, guys... This is my last kit for 2020, and it's a refurbishment of an old favourite. I bought this kit in 1990, although I used an article in a modelling magazine from 1985 to make some basic improvements at the time. It has been repainted twice since then, this being the third and hopefully, the last. Perhaps the modelling gods will give us a more up to date kit in the coming years. Anyway, I stripped off the old camouflage and markings, right back tothe gaudy coloured plastic which this company became renowned for. I wanted to make the later version, the Do18G
  12. Dave... overdone? Who cares, that's a superb finish...! And in our part of the world, snow and wintery weather won't be too far away, I imagine... Regards, Paul
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