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Milos Gazdic

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  1. One thing that confuses me in my logics is that if we say that there were only two green late war greens in RLM nomenclature by new discoveries and that based on the paint production sources they varied... how do we justify the existence of the late war fighter airframes that according to outdated research spotted three colors: 81 / 82 / 83 (old research nomenclature)? Would such company making the airframe order RLM 81 & RLM 82 from one company and then additional RLM 81 from second company hoping that they can get better camouflage by using two distinctively different colors (marked with same number) or do you think that still one of these three colors (81 82 83) is still in fact one of the early war or mid war colors (70 71 74 75) being used? If yes - then we can still assume that such early / mid war fighter & bomber colors were used more often than not to replace some of the late war colors even when only two colors were utilized in the camouflage?
  2. 好! Really nice work @FlyingPigg I spoke with my buddy @fernandocouto about the modeling scene, here in China, and he pointed out your work!!! I am totally happy to see some great work! Best regards from Shanghai, Milos
  3. Hello Von Braun If you have a Photoshop or any other editing software - you can pick the middle area of 1 where the tone is the darkest - readout is 80% of Black. while cross gives - 77% of black readout. I believe that even in this shot they are the same tone (the lighter top & bottom playing the game with our eyes. this lighter part can be dust from the forced landing or reflection). But that is only the tone of the B&W photo. As Dave says there is an eyewitness who says 14 was red!
  4. I didn't have time to translate CJE's booklet that I have & I am still waiting for his last Camouflage book to arrive to Shanghai. If Jaune Sahara was really temporary, washable paint then it would be hard for 302 & 397 to be painted with it - since they looked too neatly painted and glossy. Majority of temporary paints I've seen have mat look to them - but this is my personal perception of things I have seen. Hello Phoenix. Based on info, the chart posted above Dennis' post is post-war one?
  5. Not at all! I love simple good looking kits. Tamiya... Hasegawa... and many others that build more easily without a whole interior resembling a model on its own
  6. Yes. It was reprinted as I've just realized And just ordered it from France with some magazines I wanted on another subject!
  7. For me, that single book can give enough inspiration for unlimited amount of late ware Luftwaffe aircraft if one is interested in those. I am in love with Japo publications - so I am a bit biased but this book is a must have (just like any of their books for that matter). The only book I am missing from their Czech Luftwaffe series is "Messerschmitt Me 262s of KG & KG(J) units" by Brown, Janda, Poruba.& Vladar
  8. https://www.japo.eu/preview.php?prod=21
  9. Hello Markus For some reason in my browser the photo doesn't show. But please note that there were different intakes on the sides. main differentiator was between them that ones were for high altitude boost & others for the use in dusty environments. Judging by the posts above I guess you are looking for a the first ones. Which scale do you wanna build? Does photo show which model was the aircraft in question?
  10. Hello all, I keep on trying to collect information about D.520s on many sides for last 2-3 months and keep on stumbling about the Rayak machines and info dealing with the camouflage of French Air Force... Last things I have found are: A post by someone gentlemen with the alias "Big92" on a French aviation forum saying: "Lors de la formation de l'Alsace à Rayack, Pouliquen raconte que la RAF, à part les avions qu'ils toucheront en Egypte, leur fournit tout, " des camions jusqu’au PQ" (ICARE FAFL Tome 3, page 13)" - I will have to dig for this issue of ICARE magazine but it supports the idea of "middle stone" or another RAF paint as a possible paint used on Nº302 & Nº397; and in another discussion here Britmodeler I found out about the existence of the color "Jaune Sahara (mat)" too. Could this be a color of French origin used on these two machines? What do you guys think? Best, Milos
  11. Hello Massimo Way back, 20 or so years ago on AWF, LEMB & few other forums this airframe was discussed & the conclusion was as you suggest All Alu
  12. I just saw on Hyperscale that Jerry Crandall of Eagle Editions has passed away from complications caused by Covid 19. We will all miss Jerry & his research, knowledge & willingness to help to fellow modelers. Rest in peace, Jerry! Neka ti je laka zemlja
  13. Man!!! this is incredible!!! You should publish a book, I am 1000% sure everyone who likes D.520 would buy it! If people are buying Kagero books (I still do) and know of all the small omissions & mistake they make - I am sure this would sell as crazy when people know how deep you have dived into the subject! Thank you for hard work on personal level & I guess in the name of all people interested in the most beautiful French fighter plane in WWII. Best, Milos
  14. Hello Jean! Thanks for your post & share of the images of Nº70 "Blue 5". Looks very nice. I will try to find your post here on Britmodeler & check it. It seems I have missed it, although I've thought I've checked whole Britmodeler for D.520 posts... No worries, Giampiero. Thank you very much. Somehow all the images have disappeared from that topic when I check it in my browser. Best, Milos
  15. Bok, I've stumbled upon the mention of the drawings done by Waroff but never been able to see any of them on the whole internet until your extract above. I've seen the ADdHG scans and documents but didn't still dig deep to check how to access all that info there. Hvala za info! Milos
  16. Wow! And imagine having access to that little booklet posted in the middle of your post Wouldn't that be incredible?
  17. Hello @GiampieroSilvestri INCREDIBLE build so far... I am on page #4... reading every post (even those "amazing work" posts & studying the photos. Such a pity that some of the photos are missing Do you by any chance have all of them saved from the time of posting? is Quenting maybe member of Britmodeler too? there are members with handles "Quentin" & "Quentin.neal"... would be amazing to be able to discuss things with such a modeler. Continuing to read...
  18. I have got in touch with Bob Migliardi from Iliad Design after ordering things from his website. He was kind to share some things with me, among them there was a "L'aviation française 1940-1945. Carnet des Teintes" color card. I am waiting for him for the reply but these ABT chips are similar in age (same company making them) like the ones posted by Dennis, on Monday, but they seem to contain two colors that are yellowish too. Text is not easy to read due to the super small resolution of the image but if I enlarge a bit, and sharpen in photoshop a lot, I can read under the one in 2nd column, 6th row "• jaune sahara ???". I am not 100% but it seems like that... which could further confirm the existence of such color to ignorant me. Waiting for Bob's reply on some of my questions but as I've understood this is the only image he has of these charts... so anyone out there with better scans maybe?
  19. Seems we suffer from "same fingers"
  20. Hello, I am probably looking like a major PITA with all my D.520 questions but I would love to hear the opinion of all the other people that are into Dewoitine on what is considered the best / most precise set of drawings for it? I own: _Docavia book - out of modeling scales and slightly out of date style of drawings but book is probably the most in depth researched book so far. _Books International book - 1/72 scale, like Docavia features rivets, seems a bit more modern but does not show any differences between all the different series (subtle changes that were implemented on the go), showing "earlier" version with the shutter on the bottom position for the air outpost. _DTU book - both 1/48 & 1/72. No rivet details. Slightly more modern feel to it than Docavia. No difference between production models. Shows later series with the fixed narrow air outpost on all three positions. _Squadron Signal "French Fighters in action - Not modeling scale. Not very detailed (no starboard side & combined upper & lower projections. later model. simplified. Similar to DTU. _Mushroom - 1/72 scale. Probably the most modern looking of all. Only earlier "series" with the shutter. Rivet details. _I am also awaiting the Kagero book. I expect the drawings in it to be of the technically most up to date style, and it has drawings in all three scales AFAIK, and as I've read it should show difference between early & later models but not sure if it shows those earliest machines too. _I have found, while browsing internet a set of some (unknown origin) Polish drawings, but the source is unknown to me. Again not a modeling scale as I can understand based on the scan I found. They don't seem too modern but they seem decently done, showing some details more precisely, and nose of D.520 Nº02, prop... etc. There is "50-3/2-1975" marked in the corner of one of them. Anyone knows the original source of those based on what I wrote? I am not fully able to comment on the precision of all these drawings but would love to hear an opinion from some of the experts like Waroff and similar. Are there any other drawings existing of this type that would be recommended (preferably in 1/48 scale but anything can easily be rescaled). _Waroff's Drawings - as suggested bu dragonlanceHR bellow & mentioned on few French forums too. Sadly I did not have a chance to check those up. Furthermore, to add to this question - I've read on few forums in posts dating 10 or more years ago about a CD that contained a walkaround of one of the restored machines. Does anyone has access to this CD? Is it still available for purchase? Once again, sorry for bothering with so many questions dealing with a single aircraft. Best, Milos
  21. Ćao! Amazing that you've applied them one by one! Sounds scary :)) if you ask me. It is amazing if they didn't show the carrier film & all and if they went into all panel lines well... which makes them sound like amazing decals! I recently bought the kit & will for sure give it a try in near future
  22. Hello Dennis, Two charts you have posted above are basically two different scans of the same chart published in this book: written by Christian-Jacques Ehrengardt. I will have to read through the book but I have only French version, not English so it's gonna take time for me to scan & translate it... but CJE does mention Sahara Yellow! Could that be an answer for Nº302 & Nº397 camouflage? He also seem to show Nº397 in the book in different color
  23. Hello I believe that fact you did 1/32 scale makes the demarcation created by the BluTac tech too tight. When I was building 1/72 scale such tech gave me good results. Maybe a thicker "snake" would make it softer. And yes RLM65 and even that MM2109 (which I bought long time ago while living in Cyprus) IMHO are too blue (or too saturated) for my perception of Gris Bleu Clair. Top colors look close to my imagination of those. Maybe brown a bit too saturated (redish) but not too much. But as everyone else, I am talking only from my own perception and imagination & I could be quite wrong
  24. Absolutely incredible details!! this is real modeling, not what I do Off topic: I know that Nº48 "White II" from GC I/3 looks so low contrast in the photos published (prep & take off sequence of 3-4 shots) but I sincerely doubt it was painted in only two upper surface colors (Edit - I just realized he painted the nose brown, making it a three color camo), although I have seen at a few profiles & artworks showing it from port side in two colors camo. I never seen or missed the photo showing that side, but I never dived into this airframe. Still wondering which forum would be the best for going into details of discussing the camouflage of many of the D.520s
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