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  1. Floggerman

    German MiG 17F Color Scheme

    You are a funny guy, aren't you? Ok, let me answer seriously. 1. we spoke aboute camouflaged planes, so forget the silver one 2. Yes, the order is reversed. Brand new very dark, later faded and brown became greenish. 3. as long as I didn't see the "early" paint scheme, I don't believe it. 1980 it was very dark green/brown. I can remember quite well. 4. believe it or not...
  2. Floggerman

    German MiG 17F Color Scheme

    It's not three different schemes, it's three different times ! Especially the dark brown colour fade out quickly and looks greenish then. There is another terrible wrong restoring in Cottbus Museum: I'd say, the Gatow plane is much better.
  3. I'd say, nearly all larger decals are wrong in size - eighter too small or too big. The bort number looks distorted. The arrows in front of the intakes lacking the down-pitch (on left side hard to correct as it includes the markings for canopy opening). Colour mix of yellow and orange.... The 2436 is well documented, on airliners.net or other sites you'll find a lot of pictures.
  4. Got my ZA today. Funny, on the box they've invented another name: "Albator" (sounds good, doesn't it?) The first impression is not bad. The decals are complete useless, all wrong. The plastic is nice. I have an unbuild MPM kit and the general shape is more or less the same (assuming, MPM is a reference). I build the MPM kit years ago, it was a pain in the ***. I will convert this into a V (target tug). I saw her flying in the 80s during my service in East German Air Force. A beautiful plane, especially in white and yellow.
  5. On the decal sheet it's an Albatron (the lettering). You live and learn...
  6. Floggerman

    MiG-23 lower surface colours

    Wow, a scientist. Any explanation for the same on Su-22, MiG-25...?
  7. Floggerman

    MiG-23 lower surface colours

    http://elhangardetj.blogspot.com.es/2008/05/una-salida-en-mig-23ml-de-la-nva.html Typical for GDR and Czech planes. Heat resistant colour on ML.
  8. It's not a matter of hydraulics off. The reason for stabilizers drooped is very simple: It's easier to enter the cockpit when the stick is in forward position.
  9. Floggerman

    Post war Barracudas Mk. III - armed?

    Was the Barracuda flying in early 50s (EDSG/Sky w/ high demarcation line) armed with rear machine gun(s)? Did they fly with torpedoes at this time too? Or (unarmed) training missions only? Any pics?
  10. Excellent model, really impressive! Just a hint to all builders: The lower of the two aux intakes on each side of the bow should be closed when the engine is off (by gravity). This is valid for M4, not the older!
  11. Floggerman

    Sukhoi Su-17 M3/M4 Fitter-K 1:48

    with 3 underwing hardpoints and 2 guns. Want to bet?
  12. Floggerman

    New 1/48 Revell Mig-29

    I guess they will move to other product groups - this is already visible. If I would be responsible for the profit margin, I'd do the same.
  13. Floggerman

    New 1/48 Revell Mig-29

    Some month ago I had the chance to visit RoG's headquarter in Bünde/Germany (BTW: you would be disappointed to see this, it's more or less a garage company with some warehouse - no production in Germany anymore). The Technical Manager, Uli Taubert (meanwhile retired AFAIK) told us, that 1/48 does not play a role for Revell in Europe as this is a market in Far East and America. They will never come with any new MiG-29 in any scale (he said, there are so many...). The main market for RoG is UK and these guys want to have large BoB (or other WWII stuff) planes. After the 262 series in 32 they will come with "something we had in the past" (Beaufighter? Seafire? no idea). One thing is very clear - RoG is not a rich company and w/o Hobbico they had been disappeared! Their ressources to develop new kits are VERY limited (financial and human), so - of course - they have to focus on things, they can earn money. This is primarily rereleases of their old kits (Monogram and even Matchbox) - a license to print money! On the other hand, it's RC and Fantasy. Bad news for a Quarterscaler...
  14. Floggerman

    1/35 Trumpeter - BTR 60 PU

    Wiki knows:" BTR-60PU-12 (9S482) (punkt upravleniya) (1972) – BTR-60PB converted into an air defense command vehicle and used by units equipped with ZSU-23-4, SA-9 or SA-13. The turret was removed and the vehicle was fitted with the AMU telescope mast on the right side of the front hull roof and the AB1-P/30 1 kW generator on top of the blanking plate.[15] The vehicle is equipped with the 1G13 gyroscope, the KP-4 navigation apparatus and the ASPD-12 computer. Often, the PU-12 is connected to a radar and the radar image is directly visible on the vehicle's IT-45 monitor."
  15. Floggerman

    1/35 Trumpeter - BTR 60 PU

    Great build! Is it a what-if or real? Didn't know that Czech had BTR-60. You should check the insignia,should be like here on OT-64: http://www.army.cz/images/id_5001_6000/5021/02.jpg