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Jure Miljevic

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  1. Jure Miljevic

    A-26 in Pacific- decals?

    I am not certain but I believe decals in one of Italeri boxes, supposedly for MTO, are actually for one of Okinawa based aircraft. Will dig out my kit tomorrow and come back with more info. Otherwise, Mike has a point, there were plenty of new PTO Invaders with hardly any markings apart from national markings and serials. Cheers Jure
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    Sunderland into Empire

    That is the one, yes. I thought one can only scratch-build such a model, but apparently Contrail made vacuform kit of this composite aircraft. Cheers Jure
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    Sunderland into Empire

    Dennis, why not going the whole hog and convert Sunderland into Maia component, adding scratch-built Mercury component on the top of it ? Just joking, but it would make an impressive model. Cheers Jure
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    New questions Looking for a Mk.XVIII WING Panel line diagram ?

    Hello Dennis Take a look at these two threads: I have Fujimi Spitfire XIVe kit in process of conversion into Mk.18. So far I scratch-built low back part and obtained bubble canopy, separated rudder and lowered vertical fin, but I have not yet attempted to have a go at enlarged rudder. If you are not into conversions, there is (was?) a replacement resin Mk.18 rudder available, I believe by Freightdog. Cheers Jure
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    New questions Looking for a Mk.XVIII WING Panel line diagram ?

    I am not sure how many Spitfires XIV were still in service with 208 Sqn by the time new camouflage had been applied. In descriptions of both 22nd May 1948 and 7th January 1949 incidents only Spitfires 18 are mentioned. Cheers Jure
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    The Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian Air Forces

    Tweener, Blue Raider published Lithuanian air force 1918-1940, Latvian air force 1918-1940 and Estonian air force 1918-1940 booklets with decals under Insignia brand. They include plenty of interesting photos so even without decals they are worth tracking down. Cheers Jure
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    Best 1/72nd Hurricane II and Spitfires?

    I built Revell Hurricane IIb fifteen or so years ago. Apart from above mentioned issues, the kit suffers from too short wingspan, too narrow chord at the wingtip (apart from too broad chord near the fuselage that Beard already mentioned), too slim airfoil, too short fuselage, too small vertical tail and, in my opinion the worst by far, totally inaccurate display of fabric on the top of fuselage behind the cockpit (very difficult to correct). Apart from airfoil, I corrected wing issues, but figured replacing original fuselage with converted Heller Hurricane IIc one would have been easier than correcting kit parts. Built for review, the kit had been subjected to oven cleaner treatment the second I took pictures of it. Cheers Jure
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    RAF bombs and cannon in 1/72 scale

    I dug out my Hurricane IIc. Length of Revell's bomb is about 8/10 of an inch, fins and firing pistol included, but unfortunately without its rather long circular tail. My mistake, sorry. Cheers Jure
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    RAF bombs and cannon in 1/72 scale

    Bombs that come with Revell's Hurricane IIb and IIc kits look like 250lb ones to me. Unfortunately, I have no idea about Airfix Swordfish bombs nor about complete Hispano cannons. Cheers Jure
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    Korean conflict MiG-15s

    Well spotted, Sonoran! I thought only camouflaged MiG-15s lacked such insignia but, browsing through my books, I have yet to see a photo of MiG-15 with DPRKAF stars on top surfaces, silver finish or otherwise. Cheers Jure
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    Tri Motors in 1/72 or 1/48

    Tiso, I bow to your superior knowledge on the subject. Slightly OT, several books mention capture of at least one key bridge in Netherlands on 10th May 1940 by German troops, transported into action by Do 24 flying boat landing nearby. Do such claims have any basis in real events? Cheers Jure
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    Korean conflict MiG-15s

    One of the reasons that overflights over Soviet Union by U-2s had been done by CIA was to ensure US rebukes of Soviet complaints about USAF aircraft infringing into their airspace had had some basis in truth. Strictly speaking, U-2s had been owned by non-military organization and their pilots had been civilians. During Vietnam war Thailand insisted on removing USAF insignia from A-1 and A-26A aircraft stationed there. Thais also refused to allow B-26K bombers to operate from their soil, but they had had no issues when USAF changed type designation into A-26A attack aircraft. Needles to say, the aircraft in question were the same in both cases. The Republican's practice of issuing international volunteer pilots with Spanish documents during Spanish civil war even made sense as upon their return it helped to conceal their involvement from rarely sympathetic local authorities. And I believe Cubans kept bodies of US mercenaries/instructors/advisors/agents, shot down over Bay of Pigs, on ice for decades before they had been returned to the USA in exchange for some vague kind of recognition of US involvement. Also, there were pilots like Soviet MiG-17 flying instructor, who shot down Wyvern during Suez crisis and never received credit for that. Talking about victories, making ace pilots national heroes was always a double edged sword. What if they got killed? In such cases spin doctors have to perpetuate fallen hero's invincibility even into his death. Did Immelmann overstressed his Fokker or was shot down by RFC two-seater? Did Guynemer really flew too high and was unable to descent or was he shot down by German (Pfalz?) fighter? What about Albert Ball, what happened before he plunged from a cloud and dived into a ground (and, yes, I know it was not Lothar von Richthofen who shot him down)? Broadening the concept into air losses in general, I have always been amazed how many Israeli aircraft had been shot down by AA missiles and flak or suffered mechanical failures right in the middle of say, high speed chase with a couple of MiGs on their tails. The same pattern, although perhaps slightly less pronounced, appeared about Iranian aircraft losses against Arab air forces. Enough said, before I get too deep into a quick sand of international politics. Cheers Jure
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    Anyone do 1/72 decals for John McCain's A-4E Skyhawk?

    Roym, check both links in andyf117's post, those tartan colours make quite an interesting paint scheme. Also, it is not that difficult to DIY these decals in scales other than 1/32, as I prefer 1/72 for Vietnam war models. Cheers Jure
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    Tri Motors in 1/72 or 1/48

    Italeri's Do 24 kit has some rather visible inaccuracies, like its nose shape in plan view. Unfortunately, one does not have many other choices in 1/72. It can be built into a nice model, though. Cheers Jure
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    Whacky Plastic Wish List

    Originally Orkan was to have completely transparent nose. With those engines, it was probably the only way to see anything. Never made it into production. Nevertheless, I would not mind having one in plastic, either in 1/72 or 1/48. Cheers Jure
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