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bobmig

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  1. bobmig

    Korean War photo collection

    Thanks, Mike! Bob
  2. 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
  3. bobmig

    B-17F Memphis Belle

    The best reference is probably the original wartime documentary: Bob
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. bobmig

    Most memorable film scenes..

    It's no contest...
  8. bobmig

    Airfix Huricane Attempted Build

    I believe this may help, Chris: http://iliad-design.com/decals/72Prehurri.html Bob
  9. 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
  10. bobmig

    ANG F-51D modeling projects

    We have sone decals (in 1/48 and 1/72) that you might find useful. Bob
  11. bobmig

    Israeli F-86 Sabre colors?

    Just a shot-in-the-dark here, but surely the customer would decide what colours they want their aircraft painted. This being the case, the scheme could well be neither 'standard' nor Luftwaffe. Barring specs or a colour photo, we may never know! Bob
  12. bobmig

    Israeli F-86 Sabre colors?

    Not all of the Sabres had PRU undersides. The Luftwaffe examples were light grey. So... one more thing to puzzle over! Bob
  13. bobmig

    New decals... Schlacht Es & Beech 18s

    Thanks for the input, Sarge... if these do well I'll keep that in mind.
  14. bobmig

    New decals... Schlacht Es & Beech 18s

    Thanks, Paul... I'll keep that in mind if there's a follow-up sheet. Bob
  15. Just got our two new decal sheets back from the printer… 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E Schlacht aircraft; and 1/48 Beechcraft 18s. With all the attention given to aces’ aircraft, those operating in the close support role often get overlooked. This shows that they can be as interesting and colourful as any. The Beech 18 was a workhorse both during and after the war, filling many roles from simple trainer to VIP transport. For this sheet we’ve chosen some interesting examples which have simple overall finishes, but at the same time, colourful markings. Enjoy!
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