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JWM last won the day on October 28 2016

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About JWM

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  • Birthday 06/11/1959

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  1. Many years ago I did conversion of Airfix Halifax to Merlin driven one and I have used spare Airfix Lancaster (~1980 mould) prop blades for both 3 and 4 blades. Spinners were resin copies of those from Matchbox. So I will suggest Lancaster props... More photos here Cheers J-W
  2. Some interesting drawings of Be-4 (likely not needed, if you see how many details are reproduced in model) are here: https://www.seawings.co.uk/Be-4(Kor-2)Plansgal.htm Cheers J-W
  3. They looks similar indeed, however I can see difference in exhaust pipe cover colour. "Yellowed takes" show it dark, from German book are light. J-W
  4. I would suggest to copy Matchbox engine in resin, just for case of any further needs....It is not as difficult as one can think about maybe. Regards J-W
  5. Hi, The small but excellent Polish company Ardpol seem to disapered from market. They had a wide range of resin kits in 1/72 (and few in 1/48) of unique machine, Among one of latest the Curtiss Condor T-32. More or less complete range of production types is here: https://www.scalemates.com/brands/ardpol--220 . In some model shops some of models are still available but they will vanish from market soon, I am affraid to say... Cheers J-W
  6. Some time ago I 've used Humbrol 27 and 155 for US camo of Boeing 307 - the result is here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235047692-boeing-c-75-model-307-maquette-172-1942/ Cheers J-W
  7. On nose there should be small red star - as it is also on MBR-2 frequently Regarding red and white or just white linnings or borders of red stars I am convienced that should be only white. lok at this PBY-6A from the same period Or Nomad: So despite the description presented in Nomad monograph by Vladimir Kotelnikov (Soviet Catalinas Part 2, ModelAircraft Monthly . March 2007) where expresis verbis it is said that style of red stars is with white and red outlines I decide to apply stars with only white outlines. Above presented photos shows that, at least for me. Regards J-W
  8. JWM

    Typhoon Tragedy?

    Both machines did not have sky band at fuselage near tail. It should tell about the moment when photo was taken - were these bands removed already after the end of war in Europe? Cheers J-W
  9. For all who do Vildebeest from SH kit (including me) you show how the gunner position of Mk III should looks like! Very nice build so far! Cheers J-W
  10. Ed, thank you. There are photos from 1945 with stars on top of Nomad wings and from 1948 with repainted.... So I will do with. But all on which bottom wing is seen with red star the stare is without any outline - on white undersurface white outline in nonsense....But no red outline as well... Cheers J-W
  11. Not exactly the prototype, the short series of some 20 was produced, majority of them were sent to France and some like 13 took part in 1940 campaign in hands of mostly Polish pilots, therfore in Poland this is not consider so rare among modellers... By the way - the use in war was without sucesses. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koolhoven_F.K.58) Hadz - very nice build, I see some aftermarket parts or scratch upgrade, am I right? The painting scheme is out of box? Cheers J-W
  12. I pressed few domes I put it on a core made of plastic tube and, painted frames: Cheers J-W
  13. One more dilema - the style of red stars. In article on Nomad in Sovoet service by Vladimir Kotelnikow it os explicite written that red stars were of 1943 style eith white and red lines around. Although on photos I see only white trim around. Here I do no see he read outside trim on PBY-6a from the same time it is rather only white (for me) Print scale for Soviet Nomad gives only white trim, on bottom invisible as white on white BTW - how it was with ither Land-Lease airplanes.? Do they follow all Soviet regulations regarding style of red stars or not? Since Nomads have also stars on top of wings, and Soviets from I think 1942 had no stars on top of wings it menas that regulations were rather not so precise. Cheers J-W
  14. Sorry, but I think not exactly like that - maybe P1101 was only inspiration in case of Yak fighters for position of engie . Yak 15 was just modifird Yak-3 (AFAIR), . Yak 15 had even tail wheel. Yak 17 was it development still having wings from piston Yak series Yak 23 was new airplane based on similar layout without swept wings similar like MiG-9 - (below) another Soviet early jet. The only existing non-finished prototype of P1101 was captured by US Army in Messerschmitt factory in Oberammergau, Soviets did not get it. However of their machines some ideas like swept wings were rather present in early Lavachin jets - for example in La-15. Below is drowing of productional machine, the prototype from 1946 had engine in belly, like P1101 or Yaks and Mi-9. . Anyway, the influeance of German ideas or even not finished projects is clear in many Soviet (and nt only theirs) designs just after the war. Cheers J-W
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