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  1. Dear Modeller If you intend to build this kit, so be aware that the Lozenge decals are not good at all. The quality is brisk, they brake if you leap them over. Without softener, with softener, no matter what you use. And you loose the print too, white comes through! They are wrong also. First of all the cut outs for struts are on the top of the top wing! The cut outs are not there at the bottom of the top wing. The overleap from the decals on the leading edge miss 2 or 3mm! So throw them away, do not spoil your kit. Buy aftermarket! I could cry now, all my work is nearly in vain, just will try to save whatever possible! Earlier kits from WNW had much better quality of decal material. I built 10 or 20 kits already! So be careful! Happy modelling
  2. Hallo Here we are dealing with a fatal error. The cutouts for the struts and turnbuckles on the top of the top wing. I am surprised when such a renowned company makes such nonsense. To err is human. But you should also control and check what you do. Or is it just aloofness? To get such crap delivered for the high price is just a cheek! This is a good good bye for WNW, one of the last kits! Happy modelling
  3. Think the other way round. Simple. Change a panel! Or, I do not know, add a panel if it has too much wear. Happy modelling
  4. I built ZM and my wife Tamiya P-51 D. At ZM: Tail section has an error at the assembling. Wrote to ZM and made drawings for this issue. The tail warning radar is more or less a flaw. But both issues are easy to overcome. Tamiya: Parts are weired arranged so that you may get lost what you are doing. Not an easy pray! Up to you! Can give you more infos on request. Happy modelling
  5. Here in this topic I would be careful: If you relay on Rudel a/c: He was a master with his canon only! Secondly: If we find some rare photos with any equipment we should differ between operational units and operational standard equipment in opposition to some trials and tests. Look at squadron records or individual pilots records to get a clue what really happened. This strange photos survied, for two reasons: The winner of war was intetested what else the ennemy had, and the looser was interested in the ideal wonder weapon. This are the reasons, why such subjects are far overestimated! In many cases the same photos show up at every book about this type. One example: Fw-190 with torpedo, some other weapons, nothing at all operational. Even if some equipment became standard, some were seldom used. Consider that! Happy modelling
  6. Your build is excellent. The re-arangement of the gear: How did you proceed? As the instructions telles you, or did you install the gear legs afterward? If you did it afterward, so what did you change? Can you be more detailed with your information, since I am right on to do it, in near future! Happy modelling
  7. Would suggest to get on this matter a little bit different. Take a broader timeframe and reduce it afterward. Therefore, you get a better insight. In the first days of war daylight raids were undertaken at low level over the sea and then to Germany. At the 1000 bomber raid there were also Blenheim’s on the list. In between this two timelines there are quite some sorties flown. As far as I remember from my Airlife books read some years ago. All raids, as I recollect, were brisk. You had to fly low level, without autopilot of course, and this needed a lot of concentration. Many pilots did not return due to lack of skills or engine failure. Just some losses by the enemy. If you ever had the chance to sit in a cockpit of such an early bomber or fighter, it is fearsome. The sheet metal is just 1mm and does protect you only from the wind. It is narrow, cramped and the big windows all over are reflecting the sun above and the glossy sea at the return flight, when you are tired, frozen and tired from AA fire. Maybe your aircraft is ill stricken already and you start to pray endless. Keep all this in mind, and you will find a good approach to your model. About the Wellington, there is a wonderful book from Airlife also! Happy modelling
  8. Real aircrafts were painted by big brushes and sponge like tools on big sticks. Was much faster than full paint, and on the other hand an excellent camo. To compare today with digital patterns. Why? Because the boundary of the a/c gets lost. An excellent idea. I postponed this particualar build, because of this. I have a huge stock of WNW aircraft and others from WW1 to build, so I asked my wife what to do next. She had no clue about this issue, so I had to do it. You also may have a chance in WW2 to build the Bf-109 from Wick from the BoB. This a/c has a simmilar pattern too. Happy modelling
  9. Well, some advances... Would like to hear your comments... Happy modelling
  10. Hallo This is my attempt of getting the paint scheme of the Halberstadt CL.II right done. The photos from the original in the museum in Krakow I use as a guideline. The proposal from WNW is spraying with reduced air pressure. So you create a circular pattern, instead of an irregular pattern. Since the cowling is missing, I think to do it in analogy to the Fokker E1 with aluminum coat and the pattern as shown. I am not sure, but in the web I found nothing to relay on. Archive photos and the original in Krakow are my only holdings. Anyway the model is complete with all the interior. The instruction is as usual in WNW. Some errors in numbering, corrected on their website. The steps of assembling sometimes impossible, but since I know the models and their mistakes I get along. Well so far, any suggestions? Happy modelling
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    B-17F Nose Gun

    First of all: How you like to display the Fortress? On the ground in parked position? If so, there are no guns onstalled at all! This is a prime error most modeller do. No matter which air force, all guns removed when a/c is parked. Happy modelling
  12. Hallo This was the most complicated plastic kit I have ever built. No aircraft ever had so many parts! The assembling sequence very often I had to change my thoughts! Anyway, the interior is full there. Even grenades. So enjoy to see the photos. In WIP are more. Happy modelling
  13. Hallo Now it is finished. The vertical suport colums for the platform of to the turret are to my opinion not good designed. Since the bracket in the upper ring are wierd! Of design and injection mold. Not good at all! I did hardly find the position. Dry fitt is impossible. Now it looks, as if the distance is too long and the platform sits on the lower part of the interior of the hull. Abou 0,5 mm. Well, further pictures in RFI. Happy modelling
  14. Oh, in all my modelling life, it is a wonder if one camo in all perspectives is correct. No matter who makes the kit it. Even for stenceling or decals, seldom it is correct! Sorry , but this is reality. Happy modelling
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    German Bomb Colour

    Short time ago I found pictures on Flickr of WW2 from a Stuka Staffel in the early days of war with brown bombs. The color I mentioned in a earlier thread! RAL 7027 Happy modelling
  16. No museum a/c at this time. Just shown on independenvr day. It may have been upgrated with all Netz (as the F-16 A) is called in IAF service. Happy modelling
  17. Hallo The barrels of light weapons and heavy machine guns were burnished in the German armor. This is a chemical surface treatment process. It aims to protect the surface from corrosion. Due to the effects of heat and the effects of the weather and mechanical effects, any other type of surface protection is not possible. This surface is always slightly flat. Not dull flat. The surface can also be polished and oiled. This is just a question of care. Color black with a brown tint. Depends on the age of the burnishing bath used. Same process untill today at the Austrian army. Happy modelling
  18. Hallo FF33 from Techmod 1/48. This is a excellent kit! 72 is not my field at all. Maybe this info helps. Happy modelling
  19. Today I got my resin parts plus etched parts for the cockpit. From AIMS. They are of good quality, and so I hope to create a nice correct model. Happy modelling
  20. Excellent done. What I highly recomend on your build is, the demarcation of camo. It is not sharp lined, it has an area where it changes. Quite small, but there. Wonderful!!! To improove a little bit: The surface looks too glossy: Here I recomend Gunze GX 112, GX 113 and GX 114. With this, you can create also a smooth medium flat if you like. 114 The less color you need, so better it is. Also extrem glossy. 112 Or extrem flat 113. This is for me the best way after 25 years modelling. Happy modelling
  21. I had Italeri for my Netz. At this time was no modification on board. As far as I know. Happy modelling
  22. Hallo @Bozothenutter I have all photos from this aircraft, 139 photos. So, I can give you all, but give me via message your mail adress. What else you need to know? What I can asure you, except radom and some other electronic surfaces the aircraft is worn down and flat! Happy modelling
  23. Hallo Some advances. Schürtzen are on. Not perfect. To get the side platforms above the tracks better alligned, much more attention is required. Next time. The Ausführung J is much more complex. The finish spray is not done. Together with the turret next week. Happy modelling
  24. I use Quinta. Same issue. I hope you can get it off from foil! No cutting! Quintas are on foil only. They are perfect to use. PVA glue only! Happy modelling
  25. Oh, here is one interesting part I must clarify: An aircraft gets on different areas of the complete surface supersonic first. It starts on the wing upper surface and fuselage areas. Not at all surfaces at once. So, if you say supersonic, do you mean the aircraft 100% went supersonic ore just some specific areas? Real supersonic speed means the hole aircraft flyes more than Mach 1.0 If you pass a cold air layer you may have at the entry Mach 0.95, inside the layer 1.01 and outside again 0.98. What I do not know, is, if one partial area can cause supersonic boom, without the aircraft by itself flyes supersonic. Yeager was the first who fullfilled with X-1 all criteria. Everything else is simple guessing. Speed records of the F-86 are: 1079,841 km/h / 1124,137 km/h / 1151,883 km/h That means in an temperature of -50°C -30°C -20°C is this Mach 1.0! According to the temperature is the altidued. Here we can say: In Russia it is easier to fly supersonic. Yes it is. In Alaska too! Beside this, what were the Russians doing? It is also part of the world? Happy modelling
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