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ringo

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  1. ringo

    1/48 D-day Spitfire

    Very nice plane and weathering! How did you make the weathering on the d-day stripes?
  2. ringo

    Liesendahl's Bf 109F-4 1:48

    Now i can see the pics , and what a pleasure that is!
  3. ringo

    1/48 Eduard's Tempest Series 2

    c’mon Pierre! I will become a huge fan of your work! Impressive!
  4. ringo

    FW 190A-4 Trop Eduard new mold 1:48

    One of the most beautifull FW I have ever seen! stunning!
  5. ringo

    Aussie P-51K AIRFIX 1/48

    Véry nice P-51! Congratz!
  6. ringo

    Liesendahl's Bf 109F-4 1:48

    Same problem here
  7. Hi Sprue, this is a very nice Spit, and then read that this is a model of the Spit Jean Offenberg was flying makes it very special. I am a Belgian and specially interested in the Belgians flying in the RAF during WW2 so i don't only love the model but also the story behind it... I hope i don't take over your topic but here a little more information about Offenberg found on the website of the Battle of Britain London Monument: "Jean Henri Marie Offenberg was born at Laeken on 3rd July 1916. When the Germans invaded Belgium he was a pilot in 2 Group, 4th Squadron, 2nd Regiment d'Aeronautique. He destroyed a Do17 on 10th May. After the country was overrun he flew with other pilots and their Fiat CR42s to France. At the request of the French the Belgians were put on aerodrome defence at Chartres. Offenberg and his fellow Belgian, AR Jottard, took two Caudron Simouns on 20th June and flew to Corsica, then to Phillipeville, Algeria, then to Oujda, where the Belgians had set up a training school. Finding morale there to be low the two took a train to Casablanca. Here they met some other Belgians, who were trainee pilots, and some Poles. The Poles had permission to sail that evening in a cargo boat for Gibraltar. The Belgians and some French airmen slipped aboard with them. They transferred to a British ship at Gibraltar and disembarked at Liverpool on 16th July 1940. Offenberg went to 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on the 30th and on 17th August he joined 145 Squadron at Westhampnett. He claimed a Do17 destroyed on 8th September, probably destroyed a Me109 on 27th October, destroyed a Me109 on 1st November, shared a Me109 on the 6th, damaged a Ju88 on the 9th and shared a He111 on 11th December. On 5th May 1941 Offenberg claimed a Me109 destroyed plus a He60 with another damaged. He was appointed 'B' Flight Commander on 21st May 1941 and awarded the DFC in June, the first Belgian to receive this award. On 17th June 1941 Offenberg was posted to 609 Squadron at Biggin Hill. He destroyed a Me109 on 22nd June and another on 7th July. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre (Belgian) on the 21st and became 'B' Flight Commander on the 27th. Offenberg probably destroyed Me109's on 19th July, 6th August, 27th and 29th August and damaged two more on 27th September and 13th October. Whilst training a new pilot on 22nd January 1942, Offenberg was subjected to a mock attack by a pilot of 92 Squadron. This resulted in a collision and the tail unit of Offenberg's aircraft was cut off. He was only at 1000 feet, went into a vertical dive and was killed in the crash. He was buried with full military honours on 26th January in Scopwick Church Burial Ground. As well as his five confirmed victories Offenberg was credited with five enemy aircraft probably destroyed and seven others damaged. After the war his remains were reinterred at the Pelouse d’Honneur Cemetry in Brussels at Evere."
  8. You are very modest and maybe you had to repaint it a dozen time but the result is really wonderfull! I love that Jug!
  9. ringo

    1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ

    Very nice model! Will save the pictures for the moment i will ever make a falcon so i can use yours as an example! Was also wondering about the weathering, do you use oils?
  10. Let there be no doubt, the Sabre is very beautifull and I really love the way it's made and how the weathering is applied... So I want to congratulate the artist but I was wondering if it could be possible that there were more schemes or there was a possible mistake... I want it to be correct but you have to admit that there are pictures of a grey blueish Soesterberg Sabre...
  11. Hi , thank you for your answer but i am not sure that all Sabres were in NMF, i think the Soesterberg Sabres were indeed ADC grey: l At the last picture you see the difference between the colour of the Sabre and the metal color of the gun part...
  12. Hi Rene, I love your F-86 a lot, a real beauty! I visited the Soesterberg airbase a few months ago and the F-86 on the landing strip inspired me to make the same Sabre... I love the plane and the colour pattern is completely different than the Korean ones so i immediately wanted to make one like that. I was very happy to find your F-86 as reference but now i am a bit in a doubt. I made some pictures and did some research and found out that the Soesterberg F-86 flew in a blue-grey pattern so i wanted to make one like that but now i see you made one with a bare metal finish... Did they flew with the both colours or maybe in a different period? Thanks! ( here you see one of the pictures i made during my visit )
  13. ringo

    Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk1

    When I see this, I instantly know why I love modelling so much... This is really great! Not only the Hurricanes but also the story and the magnificant diorama! Congratz!
  14. ringo

    Airfix 1/24 Stuka

    Very beautifull plane and a very nice story!
  15. What a nice 109! I did never seen that kind of camouflage but i really like it... Nicelly done, i would be very happy and proud of it! Is it in scale 1/48?
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