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About Wolfgang

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    German Aviation 1914 - 1945.

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  1. Is realy RLM 83 a dark blue? Did there pop up more evidence than the one paper that M. Ullmann found? If not, RLM 83 is still a dark green for me, no matter what AK says.
  2. The Ultra and Evolution are very similar, so here are some hints how to clean. German text, but I think the pictures will help. If you have any questions, just asked. The HS Airbrushes are a little bit prone to clogging especially with water based acrylics (But this is common to a lot of ABs with a diameter of 0.2mm and below). This is due to the shape of the nozzle. So keeping it clean is essential. Never let the paints cure in the AB. The nozzle is made from nickel-silver and a little bit soft. It will probably get damaged if you try to remove a sticked needle. While spraying: Have a brush soaked with a appropriate thinner at hand to clean the needle tip from time to time.
  3. cause its wings remind me of Heinkels and I love Heinkels.
  4. I bought me a copy of ther MMP.9110, Bf 109 Late versions and crosschecked this with other references and I bought a AZ-Model Bf 109 G-6/AS. To my opinion Duncan is right with his disapointment. It is not enough to sand and putty some acces panels and use decals for new ones. The G-6/AS did not have the chin bulges that the AZ- Kit fuselages have. What you can do is buildings a G-14/AS. These had the bulges. For the G-6/AS you have at least to sand down the bulges and rescribe the area. This is not mentioned in the instructions.
  5. Wolfgang

    Revell me109g10

    It is indeed easy to fix. Just bore a hole in the sidewall of the wheel well and cut out a piece of the wheel well (red area before and green after) but do not cut into rounded area/closure. other side widen the square leg attachment points to the inside an close the original attachment points with a square piece of plastic. Close the lateral opening in the wheel well with piece of plastic. than sand everything flush Top: reworked Revell wing Lower: Original Revell wing
  6. Wolfgang

    Revell me109g10

    I am not realy convinced, regarding the ipmsstockholm walkaround. MW wrote 2 things. First: If you compare this picture with other 109 legs, it seems in the first moment, Martin Waligorski is right. But if you look closer, the legs join the wings/fuselage at the same point like other 109s. The "gaps" look to me more like missing pieces of metal sheet. 109 G-10 from IPMSstockholm Walkaround 109 G-2/4 He also wrote: But even the early 109 E had these two part wheel covers. It was a common feature and not a special design for the G-10 / K-4 Last point: If Martin Waligorski is realy right, this would mean that all other experts did miss this part. Possible, but hard to believe.
  7. Wolfgang

    Revell me109g10

    The main shortcomings of the Revell G-10 are the too wide undercarriage, a too small prop, a not so well shaped canopy. Another minor fault is the shape of the big fuselage bulges. The foward part has a curved row of engraved rivets and is slightly pronounced, which is wrong and based on a missinterpretation from some paintings. In Pre- Fine Molds or AZ-Model times, it was a good idea, to kitbash the Revell G-10 with Hellers K-4 Some years ago, I did a Erla G-10 and a G-6 /AS based on kitbashing the Revell G-10, with the loon fuselage, Academy G-6 wings and some Heller parts. Not realy perfect and German only, but some pictures may be interesting http://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=27245.0
  8. I use reading lasses with + 2.5 thats enough for the moment (age 54) Another point that is essential, is very good light. I bought me this photo bulp http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer%C2%AE-5500K-Studio-Photography-Daylight/dp/B00TAZ7OIM/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452613177&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=photo+bulp which brings an fantastic light to your desktop.
  9. As others wrote, It depends on the kind of fuel, the engine settings and the surface and paint of the plane. Especially the fuel and the engine settings can affect the staining considerable. I am running an oldtimer and I can tell you from the exhaust staining If the engines runs in a good mixture. Black stains means more fuel and less oxygen, a rich mixture. The engine will be cooler but the fuel can wash out the oilfilm at the cylinder walls. Deer brown stains means the engine runs in a perfect mode with a well balanced mixture and grey or even whitish stains means the engine runs in a lean mixture. The engine consumes less fuel but more oxygen. the engine temperature rises especially at the heads and valves and can damage the cylinder head.
  10. Wolfgang

    BoB Collection

    There is no great choice. Do 18/ Matchbox, Do 24/Italeri, He 59/Special Hobby
  11. Wolfgang

    BoB Collection

    Fw 200 in the BoB? Which role did it play? First time I hear about the Fw 200 participating in the BoB What about Sea Rescue planes like the Do 18, Do 24 or Heinkel He 59?
  12. Yes, that's allways the starting point and valid until other evidence Regarding the 109 there were a lot exeptions from the beginning. Because there is evidence that factory fresh 109 F's in common ( I dont want to point that especially to Marseilles plane(s)) were painted in non standard. Thats why I posted the link to the factory picture above. Did it? Planes went often through so called "Frontschleusen" and the factory finish was adapted/changed according to the theatre. The were also refurbished/overhauled from time to time and repainted. And as I wrote above, they sometimes left the factorys with paint on it that was not matching the RLM regulations. I totaly agree All in all, I dont want to say that Marseilles planes were not standard. I just want to point out, that there basicaly is a standard given by the RLM but there were, especially with the 109, not few exceptions. All I wanted to express ist, that one can not say that the 109 had for sure RLM 02 legs and wheel bays from the start till late war.
  13. I did not say that Marseilles Bf 109 (all or one) did not have RLM 02 legs. I just wanted to point out, that it is not certain to say that 109s had RLM02 legs up to the end of the war and it is not certain to say that Marseilles 109 had RLM 02 legs for sure. Picture taken from the 109 F production: Notice the pale legs and the RLM02 painted engine bearer or other engine parts. I am quite sure, the legs are not 02 http://www.messerschmitt-bf109.de/display.php?lang=de&auth=e&name=version_display&fotonummer=985 I am with you when you say it is not easy to judge from bw photos. But they can give you a hint. i.e. this picture: http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/reserve_22/messerschmitt-bf-109-f4-fighter-marseilles-north-africa-01_zpsdt66ouwj.png If someone references to this picture and paints the legs in 02, I would say its ok to do so. But I would also say its ok to paint them in the underside color.
  14. Like very often with the Bf 109, there is no general answer regarding the color for the wheel wells and legs of the 109. RLM regulations said, that the oleo struts and the wheel wells should be painted in RLM 02. So these parts in Marseille' s 109s could have been painted in RLM 02. But very often 109's undercarriages and wheel wells were painted in the underside color. So it could also be possible, that his machines (all, one, some) was painted in RLM 78 ( or RLM 65 if the plane was produced for the european theater and later repainted for the desert). regarding the hubs: according to the official painting guide, these had to be painted in gloss black. But depending from the enviroment and the weathering, the often looked more dark greyish. Late in the war, you can also find RLM 66 Oleo struts and unpainted hubs and wheel wells at 109's
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