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  1. I hope the smiley face at the end means what I think it means.
  2. Hello Jan, any news on the 1:72 Kawasaki Ki-102 Randy? Cheers, TimTam27
  3. TimTam27

    Il-2 wing fairings.

    Hi Massimo, when Accurate Miniatures tooled up their 1:48 Sturmovik kits they seemed to be a bit confused about the variants and as a result the kit is bit of a dog's breakfast. From what I understand this particular mix of fuselage, wing and armament probably never existed. Luckily for people building the early type IL-2 the inner wing sections over the bomb bays are more or less correct for the early aircraft and require very little work. The hatches that should be missing are missing. It's not so good if you want a later type because the hatches need to be added. Cheers, Robert
  4. TimTam27

    Il-2 wing fairings.

    Hi Massimo, thanks for you post. I'm actually a member and frequent visitor to your site under a different username. The page you linked to and posts on the forum (particularly Istvan's build of aircraft No.5-2) have informed the building of the early IL-2s. My build of the very early all-metal IL-2 (No.3-6) is almost at the painting stage and incorporates all of the changes you list above. The only thing stopping me from beginning the paint job is the knowledge that there may be a change needed to a wing fairing that I have missed. Your sovietwarplanes forum would have been the natural choice to post this question but for some reason I can no longer access it. I did post this question on the altervista version of the forum but haven't had any replies. I thought I would try my luck here because I know Learstang the IL-2 guru frequents this site. Well at least he used to. Cheers, Robert
  5. TimTam27

    Il-2 wing fairings.

    Hi PFlint, I'm not really sure to what Learstang was referring. I assumed it was the wing to fuselage fairing.
  6. TimTam27

    Il-2 wing fairings.

    Hi Spitfire. I was hoping Jason would see this as he was the person who brought the existence of the different fairings to my attention in the first place. I actually posted the same question at the back-up sovietwarplanes forum but there have only been four views (two of which were me) and no replies. Might have had more success at the main forum but I wasn't able to access it. I'll have to check and see if it's working again. Cheers, Robert
  7. TimTam27

    Il-2 wing fairings.

    Hi. I'm currently working on a couple of 48 scale single-seat Il-2 models. One is a very early type with metal wings and fuselage and the other, a later version with wooden wings and a wooden fuselage. I've been told that there is a different type of wing fairing used depending on whether the wing is metal or wood but I've looked at lots of photos but have been unable see any difference. Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for? Thanks, TimTam27
  8. This is great news. It's an important aircraft and it is about time there was an accurate, well-detailed 1:48 kit. Sadly all previous attempts have been lacking. Hopefully ICM can be the first to get it right. Cheers
  9. As one of the participants I can only say what a fun comp the Waverley Interclub is. Our club has been participating for many years and the members always look forward to it. The group build is particularly enjoyable. Everyone pitches in and does their bit and though it might seem improbable at the beginning it is possible to complete quite a respectable model in just four hours. It's quite a team building exercise. Look forward to next year's event. .