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  1. Absolutely. There were a few though. I have gathered a couple of more pics since last time. Mostly armed with water cooled .30.
  2. Hi y'all! In spite of my extensive research amidst my books and on the net, I've only been able to find 2 pics of armed Jeeps (carrying a .30 cal) in the PTO. Anyone here with a collection of those? Ciao Iwik
  3. Hi! Excellent work. Probably the best Hetzer I've seen. Would have liked more close up pics, but well... Great work on the figures as well. I love this kind of small dios. Gives a minimalist story, and who needs more? Ciao IWIk
  4. Hi y'all! Here is my latest. A Black Dog miniature with a replacement head from a Wing Cockpit one. I added a oh so british mustache! The aircraft is Eduard's 1/32 Spitfire MkVIII. Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  5. Hi! Maybe I should have indeed. Plenty of 57thFG and 79th (and here 324thFG) FG in North Africa retained the tail flash. I don't know if these were P40s intended for the RAF or if it was an additional mean for ID (although plenty of US P40 in NA didn't the tail flash eiter...). However, on march 13th 1943 P40F from 314FS/324FG battled with some Bf109. In the melee Major F Wortley was shot down behind ennemy lines and successfully belly-landed. He managed to walk back to his unit. There is a photo of the downed aircraft (taken by allied troops once the front line shifted) p45 in the Osprey book "P40 aces of the MTO". Ciao Iwik
  6. Hi y'all! I have a few doubt about that P61A named "moonhappy", with the woman lying on top of a big crescent moon.] According to this site http://www.skylighters.org/special/night_fighters/p61info.html with its serial "425527" it shouldn't have a dorsal turret. But so does not "Jap Batty" (25528) for exemple, which of course it does. Could that site be wrong? Now I'm wandering if that serial has not been wrongfully attributed to the wrong "Moonhappy". Crews Habermann and Mooney have shut down a plane with a P61 also named Moon Happy but with a different nose art. On the left side of that (?) aircraft they applied a victory flag. [/url Are the two moonhappy the same aircraft? Two different ones with of course different serials? Could THE Moonhappy also wear the victory mark? I'm lost. Help. Ciao Iwik
  7. Steve, I've been given a build 1/32 B-24 of which I will only use the nose for a mini scene with two wingcockpit figures. Ciao IWik
  8. Hi y'all! Decided to put this here. Spitfire MkVIII Eduard 1/32 and a DEFmodels miniature of a German pilot gloating over his latest victory. Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  9. Hi y'all! Thanks for the kind words! No dnl42, no WIP. But here are the few changes/improvements I've made on this kit: -rescribed the panel lines -thinned the propellers -differentiated the turrets (one Consolidated and one Emerson) -erased the lateral gunner positions -added break lines on the main gears -replaced the guns with copper wires -replaced the front landing gear doors -cut a good part of the ventral turret -added both pitot tubes and their supports -added armored plates on both sides of the cockpit -added (lotsa) weight in the nose -replaced observation cuppola with a big drop of cristal clear glue. That's "about" it. Ciao IWik
  10. Hi y'all! After many small improvements on this little kit, here it is done at last! It's been a while since I've done a (whole) model kit, so here it is: Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  11. Hi y'all! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement! Here he is done at last! So fed up with it and all the problems I've encountered during the whole process. Just to make it short, the cast was so terrible that I had to replace the face with a copy from a Young Miniature bust... And that was just the beginning... Quite happy with the result though. I'm glad I didn't quit on it. But....never again. On to something else! Ciao Iwik PS I'd love to hear from those of you who own that piece, wether they painted it already or not.
  12. Hi! That would have been such a lack of taste... Ciao Iwik
  13. Hi y'all! Let's use this opportunity to stay home to finish ...unfinished projects. The miniature (by Reedoak) has been painted and sitting on my desk waiting for a catastrophy to happen for at least 2 years... I've cut a Tamiya 1/48 F4U Corsair, repainted the exterior and there you are. Direct from the PTO... Hope you like it! Ciao IWik
  14. Hi y'all! I'm trying to collect all the kits I built during my childhood. When I have two sets of the same kit, I build it. I've tried to improve the kit with some scratchbuild canvas and bags, and took care to give the kit the weathering a 1/35th one would deserve. Had a lot of fun. Hope you'll enjoy it too and that it will bring memories to some of you! And with the oh so famous base! Ciao Iwik
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