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  1. Following the thread, while I'm building IBG's Fw-190D-9 too. Just a note, the aircraft in the picture linked above is Wr.Nr.210129, Red 9, as recently depicted in Exito's decals sheet. There is no photograph showing Yellow 9 W.Nr. 210128 although it existed; there is instead a profile of it by Claes Sundin who apparently mistook the same photograph(s) as showing 210128 and not 210129. Ciao Stefano
  2. Sadly Eduard seems to have lost its spirit of the "1/72 revolution" and it takes them years to bring to market a new 1/72 model like the imminent avia 199
  3. It'd be time someone does a decent Mc.202/205! (Arma are you reading?) Arma showed time and again what can be achieved if the goal of your work is accuracy. Yes they are not perfect, but what they produce until now is THE best for each choosen subject (the closest match still being the Hurry Mk.I, Arma Vs Airfix). Personally I'm waiting this new kit with open arms
  4. Definitely N, the fist leg is straightsided while the second is definitely wedged, can be only N if we assume a decent paintjob! Stefano
  5. First test sprues http://armahobbynews.pl/en/blog/2022/04/04/ki-84-hayate-first-test-sprues/
  6. Wings of pegasus report on the design of this kit is at the end of this page: http://soyuyo.main.jp/ar196/ar196.html#last the analysis conducting to this shape and dimensions can be found here http://soyuyo.main.jp/ki84/ki84e-1.html and it is very interesting. I'm happy that Arma choose to base its design on Tenma work although a 3D scan of the real thing would be the last word about the real Hayate shape-Tamiya, you missed that one too!
  7. Wouldn't be nice having a state of the art F-104 in 72nd? Just dreaming, we'll possibly have a Baka...
  8. Hello! lately I had a very tiresome work period and couldn't advance that much on the Spitfire. Moreover I tend to be distracted by other projects and can't keep myself focused on the Spit: you'll recognize: IBG Fw-190D9 Cottbus: fuselage lengthened 0.3mm, tail still needs some reshaping in section at the plug and fin Brengun Typhoon (late): major adjustment of the tail (length, fin height) and recontouring of the fuselage at the cowling and cockpit area Sword Fiat G-55 serie I: wing moved forward, fin moved forward... this is a tough one! Coming back to the Spitfire, yesterday I decided it was time for a big step forward... toward the unknown: I glued the chassis legs to the wing bottom half The chassis legs need to be precisely aligned to the wing undersurface, both in rake and camber. I have built a jig using the Monforton's plans scaled to 1/72. The side view provides the two lateral elements of the jig, obtained by gluing a scaled profile to styrene sheet then cutting out the wing profile and the chassis leg profile (x2). The two elements have been glued to a central beam (carved in styrene sheet from a front view) providing the correct camber the jig is centered then glued with CA to the top surface of the lower wing through the two tabs near the leading edge. Small wedges of styrene sheet between jig and chassis well walls ensure that the jig adheres well to the lower surface of the wing. The legs are loosely held by the undersized brass trunnions (which tough are precisely spaced in gauge according to Monforton's reference) and can now be precisely aligned with the leg terminal in the slot provided by the jig- that is the raison-d-├ętre of the jig itself: provide a reference in space for the position of the wheel trunnions Everything is freezed in place by abundant CA with flour filler; the legs are fixed to the trunnions just with liquid CA. The jig is easily removed and... ...and here I am! Now the chassis legs are fixed in place, even before the topside of the wing is glued to the bottom!They have the right Spitfir-ish (Spitfir-esque?) look! It is a big risk considering how much handling the model will undergo before it's finished. Now it'is time to add details. You will notice that the radiator housings are all in place, and the panel lines and rivets have been restored to the final configuration Ciao! Stefano
  9. Hello Stonar would it be possible for you to send a PM to me too? Out of luck in finding Crandall's book at a reasonable price
  10. Hello gentlemen, I see now these recent posts and -embarassingly enough- I can't see the pictures too with my mobile's Chrome! Sorry if there is trouble with the pic hosting service- please let me know. Hope to publish something new in week or two. Thanks everybody
  11. The P-38 looks 1/72 EDIT: no 1/48 it is the same scale as the Chally 2 and Tiger in front, so possibly it is a 1/48 p-38j
  12. Thanks Laurent I save pictures and don't take notes whom they belong to.
  13. Here's a picture of the above, sorry I can't trace who published it firstly
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