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  1. Really matter which von Richthofen?
  2. That upper wing has zero dihedral. One way suggested to to fix it is to lay in a flat bottomed washbasin with a weight in the middle and pour in hot water. The lower wings do bend up. Not sure if they need more bending than they already have. The inner struts are also said to be 6mm too long. I've read builds which suggest simply cutting that much out. If you decide to use the 28 Sqn kit decals, the nose color is wrong as instructed. All other references show the fuselage as PC10 overall, including the cowling.
  3. Compare and contrast: https://modelingmadness.com/review/w1/tc/tmcpd3.htm https://modelingmadness.com/review/w1/tc/tmcpfalz.htm Same reviewer, same plane, different kits. He lays out the differences well.
  4. Apparently the bonus in the Aoshima 1/700 HMS Cornwall kit is a old S-class DD--HMS Tenedos. http://https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10633864
  5. A little background on a squandered airplane. http://www.dingeraviation.net/henley/hawker_henley.htm
  6. Charles Pears' painting--probably from life--of QE in 1918. Only one platform.
  7. And a little farther back, Mervyn Johns (R.E.8's) Bob Cratchett was Biggles:
  8. One option, but not for the faint of heart: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982308-1350-hms-storm/
  9. tomcervo

    Aoshima Norfolk

    Not all that surprising, really. More news here: http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5463:spielwarenmesse-nuernberg2019-bericht&catid=185
  10. Clear your workbench . . . https://www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-32040-gloster-gladiator-mk-1--1191383
  11. Mine arrived two days ago. The one piece hull is one of the most complex sets of shapes ever, and the molding is beautiful. The finish as well. I'd be afraid to try modding it to make a Group II. Maybe Pit Road will think of reissuing theirs--or someone else will copy it in injection. I'm so far planning on a Far East boat. Every pic I've found of them out there shows a dark overall color--any clue if it's blue or grey?
  12. And now it's in stock. https://starling-models.co.uk/gb/2_starling-models?orderby=price&orderway=desc
  13. No, it's not WNW level of detail, but as originally marketed, it was a long way below the WNW price. Even today I think a new issue would sell for less than half the WNW lowest price. It's a kit that can be built right out of the box as a fine representation. And as we see here, in the hands of a master, a masterpiece.
  14. The Hobbycraft molds for this kit seem to be in the same warehouse as the Lost Ark.
  15. That picture of Rhys Davids: Rhys Davids himself wrote, "Isn't it comic? He did me wearing my flying kit, a flying cap and burberry, sitting down in a chair and looking nowhere. I didn't think it was like me, but I'm no judge." Upon viewing it after her brother's death, Rhys Davids' sister Vivian wrote: "It certainly grows on you.Painting him like that with his cap on has made his face look so absurdly long, but I was more reconciled when I discovered that quarter smile; an expression in which he seems to be just sucking in his cheeks, so as not to laugh, and saying, 'Lord ,
  16. http:// https://airfixmodelworld.keypublishing.com/2018/05/21/royal-navy-delights-from-starling-models/ Royal Navy submarine fans are in for a treat, as the second release is the T-class Group III vessel HMS Tabard, which will be available in 1/350 as a single kit, and 1/700, the latter supplying sufficient parts for one full-hull and one waterline model. These will also be accompanied by PE and turned brass accessories and are planned for the third quarter of 2018.
  17. There's even a model: http://www.imaco.com.hk/cgi-bin/prod.pl/id/IMA01192 Pix of their Gannet here: http://www.imaco.com.hk/cgi-bin/prod.pl/id/IMA02192
  18. About the most honest and balanced assessment of the man I've read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4397566-bader-s-war
  19. It was in A Good Clean Fight (his best, I think) that DR thanked Bob Spurdle for his insights. I started out recommending it as the best Mel Gibson movie never made--now I say Tom Hardy.
  20. One of DR's sources was Bob Spurdle, who in his own memoir described (without naming) the actual Moggy. When he had a fatal crash on the runway, Spurdle mentioned the pleasure it gave him to walk through that area and think that bits of "Moggy" were still underfoot.
  21. Your wish came true. The colors are still up to debate. https://www.hobbysta.eu/se5a-night-fighter-148-p-68387.html
  22. There's also that disreputable couple that came with the Encore Blue Max Pfalz.
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