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  1. Also the fact that anything announced by Arma Hobby, Clear Prop and Finemolds is very well received. Or so it seems to me by reading this sub-forum.
  2. Excellent model! How were the Foxbat masks? From other reviews I get the impression that they stick somewhat too well ( which risks lifting the paint). Speaking of which, what paints did you use?
  3. My thought exactly! Next to it, you can apreciate what a graceful plane the F-35 is. Well done model though!
  4. All three models look awesome! It`s impressive how well you`ve managed to brush paint these. I was under the impresson that the Vallejo MetalColor comes prethined for airbrush. How was it to brush?
  5. Is this the Special Hobby kit reboxed or a brand new release?
  6. Any idea on what colour the propellers of a He-112B should be? RLM 70?
  7. The colours on IAR-80, JRS.79B and so on, were not just similar, they were actually British paints made by Cerrux. Romania imported the paints. In this case, the British two colours on the upper side scheme seems to have been adopted too, on planes made or repainted locally starting with about 1940 (the Hurricanes and Blenheims were imported from Britain starting with the end of 1939). When these run out (Romania being in the Axis by now), Ikarol paints were imported from Germany and the camouflage scheme started to be in one colour for the upperside (similar to the Romanian imported Bf 109E). Both Ikarol and Cerrux are referred to as such in documents of the time. Prior to that the paints were imported from France and Poland in parralel with the aircraft imported from there. The tri colours camo on the PZL P.11f that I posted above (it is from a crash in June 1940, but other locally produced PZL, of various versions also sport this scheme) appears in photos of Romanian planes of around 1938-40. In 1938 the first lot of Italian produced Savoia Marchetti S.79B were imported and these were painted in the Italian scheme with three colours on the upperside. It makes sense that Italian paints were imported along with the Italian bombers and possibly used on other aircraft until they were out of stock. It`s not impossible that the workers mixed some of these imported paints, but in lack of any sort of data on this, if you have to guess some colours based on a black and white photo of a Romanian machine of these years, you basically have to extrapolate from what other imported aircraft Romania was using and the paint on which looks similar and you know what it could be. The scheme on the Hurricane no.14 you`re probbaly talking about is a locally designed pattern it seems, using DE and DG. It is seen on other aircraft painted/repainted at that time.
  8. Giorgio, that was an excellent post! Thank you! Also thanks to Giampiero and everyone else who tried to help!
  9. I quoted the stormo article myself above and pointed out that it does not seem consistent. The section you’ve quoted (1938-1941) says verde 1 and marrone 3 for SIAI/S.79. Table 4 says verde 1 and marrone 2 (for S.79 in 1936 - the scheme shown there seems to be the one on the first lot of Romanian S.79b). The nect entry in Table 4 - for 1940 cammo - says verde 3 and marrone 53193. According to Table 1 though, SIAI is only listed for verde 53192. I’d like something more definitive.
  10. Thank you for your replies! Any ideas o what sort of giallo, verde and marrone would be painted on a SM.79 around 1938?
  11. Could someone recommend a water based acrylic paint that is a good representation of Grigio Mimetico? Stormo magazine equals it to FS36231 with is basically Dark Gull Grey which seems noticeably less blueish than the color chips chart posted there: https://www.stormomagazine.com/Articles/coloricmpr_1.jpg Also, is there a definitive answer on what paints the Savoia Marchetti 79 bombers used in 1938? The stormomagazine site seems to be contradicting itself in several places. If someone actually knows in what colours the first lot of Italian built Romanian S.79B bombers were painted in it would be even better. I`m considering the idea that the Romanian multicolor camouflaged PZL P.11f were actually using Italian paints. For example, no.114: http://www.cartula.ro/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=156673 Better pictures can be found in the free IBG pdf on this subject (although they reach a very different conclusion): http://www.ibgmodels.com/resources/Colour_options_IBG_72521_PZL_IAR_P.11F.pdf The photos seem to have been made on orthochromatic film since the Blue on the rudder and roundels is very ligth and the red is very dark. Two dark colours and one lighter colour can be seen on the upper side (I`m thinking they might be some of the giallo, verde and marrone mimetico), with the underside having a noticeably lighter shade than the lighter colour on the upperside. But if the upperside colour is a yellow (Giallo Mimetico 3 for example) and the underside colour is a blue-gray this would explain why they appear that way, when in fact, the underside might be slightly darker than the upperside colour or about the same shade.
  12. Wow! That camouflage is awesome! So is the weathering! What kit is this?
  13. That looks awesome! I was wondering how the SBS kit builds.
  14. For the Romanian aircraft you don`t really need to worry about the propeller cone. There is a common belief that the 12 aircraft bought from Britain had the larger Spitfire De Havilland propeller cones, but in the book I mentioned above, no.3 appears in photographs with both the larger and smaller cones and no.9 and no.10 only sport the smaller one. Maybe the smaller Hurricane De Havilland ones came later, from Yugoslav stocks, but if so, they were not restricted to the three ex-Yugoslav machines. This is probably an element that would be changed repeatedly during the service of a particular aircraft. Worth a look to see if the Finns had both types in service, in which case you could save the money for the aftermarket. Thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread!
  15. It’s awesome how much variety can be found in the international carrier of this aircraft. Great work, both on the Potuguese machine and your very cool project! By the way, Arma just announced a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib. In case you’ll decide to make a British machine after all.
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