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About ReccePhreak

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  1. Looking at that picture raises a question. How much is each added splice? Looking at the pictures, and the fact that I have already started on the interior of my kits makes me leaning toward the "Just ignore it" crowd. Larry
  2. Looking through this post has got me to wondering - does all this mean that the Special Hobby Seafire Mk.II & Seafire Mk.III also have an incorrect fuselage length? Both kits are in my stash, and awaiting my starting on them. Larry
  3. At 66 years old, I can sympathize with you. I have the KH recce Voodoo in my stash, but as much as I'd like to build it, I have MANY other kits in my stash that are accurate, and won't require excessive time and effort to make them. So the Voodoo will stay on my unbuilt pile for quite awhile, along with a bunch of inaccurate Kitty Hawk, Kinetic, Trumpeter & Hobby Boss kits. I am not asking for them to make PERFECT kits, just do some research and make an effort to make correct models. If scores of other model companies can do it, they should be able to, as well. Just my 2¢, which ain't going to Kitty Hawk any time soon.
  4. As long as modelers keep buying them, those companies will keep making them. There is no financial incentive for them to do quality work, IMHO. Larry
  5. Thanks for the info, Mika & Branky. Don't know if I am up to building a resin 1/72 helicopter. even if it does have the correct markings. Larry
  6. I agree. But then, I am partial to photo reconnaissance aircraft. Larry
  7. I have a Testors/Italeri 1/72 Dornier Do-217K-1 that I want to start building. I was looking for canopy masks for it, but the only 2 I see that were designed for it are discontinued (Eduard CX032 & XS183). Does anybody know if any of the other Eduard or Montex Do-217 masks will work on the Do-217K-1 kit? Larry
  8. Thanks for the info. As I mentioned in my original post, I have a Special Hobby 1/48 Nieuport 10 "Single Seater Version, not the 2 seater version. I did manage to trade for an Eduard 1/48 Nieuport Ni-11, and since I have found color profiles for both the single-seat Ni-10 AND the Ni-11 in Royal Siamese Aeronautical Service, I will keep both kits and do them in RSAS markings.
  9. Hello Jure, Thanks for that info. I guess I will get the Eduard Ni.11 and put my Special Hobby up for sale. Cheers, Larry
  10. I have a Special Hobby 1/48 Nieuport 10 "Single Seater Version", but I have aftermarket decals for a Royal Siamese Air Service Nieuport 11. I don't have any references on these planes, but I can't really see any differences between the two aircraft. Can I use my Special Hobby Ni-11 single seater version, or should I sell it and get the Eduard Ni-11 Weekend Edition instead? The only other thing I notice is the decal instruction drawings show the plane with wire spoked wheels. Does anybody make PE "spokes" for the kit, or even decals to represent the wires? Larry, in Florida
  11. I discovered those after I initially posted. Unfortunately, nobody sells them anymore. Sending you a PM.
  12. I found a Matchbox 1/72 He70F-2/He70G-1/He170A kit on a back shelf, but there are no kit decals. I looked on Hannants, but couldn't find any aftermarket decals listed. Does anybody make them? I am not picky, although Hungarian markings would be cool. Even a set of Matchbox kit decals would be okay, as long as there are enough to do one plane. Larry in Florida
  13. I have two of them for sale, but since I am in Florida, shipping would be outrageous for such a HUGE box. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/274275-kits-aftermarket-fs~ft-new-stuff-added-prices-lowered-2019-09-20/ Larry
  14. Thanks for that info. Those were the decals I was going to use, but in the 1/72 set. From what I was told on another forum, even though it was coded "F" and was a Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron, they did not install large, fixed recce cameras. but had crew members use hand-held cameras to look out the side windows. Now, if someone can prove that wrong and show me where they installed the camera(s), I would be SO HAPPY! Larry
  15. In the Schiffer Luftwaffe Profile Series No.9 - Heinkel He 111H, by Manfred Griehl, there is a color profile of a Heinkel He 111P-6, coded F.7+06 of Hungarian Long-range reconnaissance squadron 1/1, Kursk, winter 1942/43. Does anybody know if this plane was actually configured for photo-reconnaissance, and if so, where were the camera(s) located? Anybody have any more info on this particular aircraft? One final question, which is the best 1/72 He111P kit, Hasegawa or Airfix? Larry Disregard the above. I found out that the Hungarian He-111s were NOT installed with recce cameras, but just used hand held cameras by crew members. Saves me the money of buying the kit & decals, since it no longer fits into my primary build theme.
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