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  1. bobmig

    Not a Bentley- it's a Blenheim!

    Perhaps a wee bit off topic, but this reminded me of an article in an issue of IPMS Canada's emailed newsletter, beaveRTales, a couple years ago.
  2. bobmig

    Douglas X-3 cockpit color

    You can find some colour photos of the cockpit – as well as other details – here: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195754/douglas-x-3-stiletto/
  3. bobmig

    Off to the printer!

    Our next two decal sheets have now gone to be printed. They are a reprint of our long sold-out 1/48 MiG-19 sheet, with a couple new schemes added; and a sheet of 1/48 MiG-21F-13s. We'll let you know when they're back, packaged, and ready to go. Bob
  4. The last IPMS Canada free (for the members, anyway) decal sheet had markings for L1090, "Canada's First Spitfire".
  5. bobmig

    New HU-16 Albatross wheels

    I think what annoys me most - aside from the general surface detail - is that they engraved the DON'T WALK stripe on the wing upper surface. Also, they didn't incorporate the leading edge camber of the 'B' model... very evident on these photos of Canadian aircraft. Bob Migliardi
  6. bobmig

    New HU-16 Albatross wheels

    Wheels are the least of your problems with this old kit!
  7. bobmig

    What would you like?

    Here’s your chance to have some input on what our next releases will be! We have art underway for a number of subjects, and we’d like to hear what you would want next. There are three sets of two subjects each: - 1/48 MiG-21F-13 paired with 1/48 MiG-19/J-6 - 1/48 Vichy MS 406s paired with 1/72 Piper L-4/J-3 - 1/48 Grumman Goose paired with 1/72 Naval T-Birds The naval T-Bird sheet is a reprint, and the MiG-19/J-6 sheet is a reprint with some new schemes. Why are they paired up this way? It’s to keep the number of colours in each print run to a minimum… e.g. both the MS 406 sheet and Piper L-4 sheet use French roundel colours. So, either post here, visit our website (www.iliad-design.com) or email us, and let us know which two-sheet pair you’d like to see next. No guarantees, but we’ll certainly take your wants into consideration. Oh… also please note that the art here is not yet finalized, and there may well be small changes in the end product. Thanks, and looking forward to your input. Bob Migliardi
  8. bobmig

    Korean War photo collection

    Great photos! I've seen the pic of Chappie James numerous times, and it has always intrigued me. It must be the only 'shark-mouth' P-51 in Korea that isn't smiling. And what's with that "eye" behind the exhaust? The red and yellow spinner is also unusual. Does anyone have any info on the rest of his aircraft's markings? Bob
  9. bobmig

    B-17F Memphis Belle

    The best reference is probably the original wartime documentary: Bob
  10. bobmig

    They're here!

    The two new decal sheets (1/48 Pre-War Hurricanes and 1/72 B-25s... see previous topic) were delivered from the printer today. They're now up on our website, so if you're interested, just head there. Bob
  11. bobmig

    Our next two sheets!

    We are now at the printing stage for our two new decal sheets! It’s been a while between sheets, as we were working on a decal project for IPMS Canada. The first is a reprint of our 1/48 Pre-War Hurricanes sheet. It includes all the schemes from the original printing plus an additional one. A very popular sheet, it quickly sold out, but will now be available again. There is also a 1/72 scale sheet of B-25s which was inspired by the recent Airfix kit. For this sheet noted B-25 enthusiast Christopher Hammerbeck assisted with loads of research and photos. I think we assembled a good assortment of schemes and markings for you. As soon as they're back from the printer we’ll make an announcement and put them up on our website.
  12. bobmig

    Blue and White, or Black and White Stearman ?

    Here are two pics of a recall aircraft that flipped over in a windstorm upon landing at MAS Bunker Hill, Indiana. Note that the struts seem to have retained their yellow finish. I would imagine that most, if not all of the training facilities had such an aircraft which could also be used for conventional training when its 'recall' role wasn't required.
  13. bobmig

    Airfix Huricane Attempted Build

    I believe this may help, Chris: http://iliad-design.com/decals/72Prehurri.html Bob
  14. bobmig

    Kits World decals, how accurate are they?

    I've thought about this before. Yes... the centre of the French roundel is blue. BUT... the Free French flag had a red Cross of Lorraine on the white! I decided that the only way to see definitive evidence would be to find a photo taken with orthochromatic film. It wasn't easy, but I found one, and the cross is definitely blue (below – compare it to the blue area of the rudder). But... we also see various designs of the cross... thick, thin, plain, with round 'things' on the ends, etc. So I'm wondering if perhaps there were no real specs for this markings, and units just added what seemed appropriate. That might explain the existence of both blue and red crosses. Just speculating. Bob