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  1. Could you let me/us know the title of this book? TIA, Richard
  2. Have you read Christian-Jaques Ehrengardt, "Camouflages et Marques de l'Aviation Francaise 1939-1945"? If I understand Mr. Ehrengardt correctly, French camouflage was pretty much a free for all: "Quant a la France... eh bien! la France, c'est la France. Elle est allors majoritairement peuplee de Gallois irréductibles, râleurs et rebelles, qui n'ont du mot discipline que de vaques notions- Les schémas de camouflage...refletent parfaitement un état d'esprit ou l'exception est érigée en regle. " Richard
  3. How is the Harleyford book " Focke Wulf 190 - the Story of a Famous Fighter" by Heinz Nowarra rated? In his book on the Bf109, the caption for a photo of a Me410's port engine (wing visible aft and above the exhaust stubs) reads: "Bf109G-8 nach dem Zusammenbruch 1945 in Bardufoss/Norwegen" (Bf109G-8 after surrender 1945 at Bardufoss/Norway). This is NOT the onyl blooper.
  4. Was the recconnaissance camera installation on the Ju 88S identical to that on the Ju 88D? 10 years ago Dave Wadman sent me a scan showing recce-camera placement for the D version. Squadron Signal book shows installation for D's again. Meanwhile, my project has morphed to do an Ju 88S, and I can not find any information on where the cameras are to go. Richard
  5. as they were carrier planes, silver paint is likely, but I would like to be sure. http://www.arawasi.jp/salebook.hp/decal/fp/ka72m013.html TIA, Richard
  6. How about the planked decks? Wood or painted?
  7. Great build, Sir! An ICM I-153 is on the workbench, and from my limited sources I could not figure out the placement of the bracing wires. Your photos do help immensely! Does the SBS bracing wire set come with instructions on placement? Richard
  8. Could the "porthole" be an opening to eject spent cartridges? Part Nr. A35 looks like a hose leading from the dorsal gun (breech) to the bottom of the canopy.
  9. This is my first double-decker kit requiring bracing wires. For one, the kit instructions are, at least to my feeble mind, woefully inadequate re the wires: exactly where do they attach to fuselage and wings? Are they single or double wires? How long? etc. so, is there any wiring diagram/drawings available? Then, how to imitate these wires? Should I use stretched sprue, wires or some other material? TIA, Richard
  10. Medcalf, "Ju88, The Bomber at War Vol. 2", p. 608, has the reproduction of a Luftwaffe chart showing tactical range for various Luftwaffe bomber types. The data for the He111H-6 is 930 km, carrying a 2000kg bomb load and a mere 650km with 2800kg. The distance Rabaul - Guadalcanal is 1 064km.
  11. A Tamiya Swordfish (Williamson's "4A") and a Revell Ju188A are sitting on the bench. What color(s) do you use for the black undersides? Were the colors brushed or airbrushed on the original? Wasche Royal Navy black different from the Luftwaffe black? (as in RN blues for ships was straight blue, USN blue had purple, IIRC) TIA, Richard
  12. One iteration of the Revell He111H (1:48) decal sheet has got a "1", "B" and "H", plus a "3" that could be used as a starting point for the "O". No trace of the Wekusta-insignia, of course. Richard
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