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  1. If Model Color (not Model Air) is what you have locally available, I'd suggest 70.921 English Uniform for Dark Earth and 70.892 Yellow Oliva for Dark Green. Both recently measured extremely closely (dE<2.0) to the samples of those colors in my copy of the RAF Museum book. Unfortunately, Vallejo Model Air's Sky is pretty far off the mark at a dE of >7.0. The best Sky I tested was Mission Models MMP-080, at a dE of <2.0
  2. My apologies, Jerry. I was trying to go from memory, having seen your post several days ago, when I mentioned the 83-marked sample. No harm intended. I have edited my previous post to remove the reference.
  3. This summarizes what Ullmann discovered. The posting is by the man himself: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/rlm83darkbluemu_1.htm
  4. Honestly, I wouldn't exactly say "fall for" is the proper term. Without wishing to start an argument, I would like to point out that there has yet to be discovered more than that single document referring to a short-term test of a dark blue 83, to be conducted in a limited operational area. And prior to that, even Ullmann himself described 83 as green and linked it to the pre-war 6x-series colors. Finally, it must be remembered that at least two generations of modelers have come to accept "RLM 83" as shorthand for "late war dark olive green" since it was first described as such in the la
  5. I believe the Volume III is the book Graham Boak referred to in his post above...
  6. If you're looking for available and affordable, or to get your feet wet on the subject: https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/ekmps/shops/valiantwings/airframe--miniature-no3-second-edition-19-p.asp
  7. https://www.eagle-editions.com/product/eaglecals-36-the-blond-knight-erich-hartmann-s-bf-109-g-6s/ Also: https://www.eagle-editions.com/product/eaglecals-132-bf-109-g-6s/ Two different takes on "Yellow 1", probably not the same aircraft. The camo pattern from the plane depicted in EagleCals 36 appears to match the fuselage in your photo.
  8. Nick Millman specifically addresses the trainer orange-yellow in his "Painting the Early Zero" monograph, available via the website. If you're interested in the Zero, it's an excellent addition to your references...
  9. On most real aircraft (with possible exception of the STOL bush planes with huge balloon tires), noticeably bulged tires are a bad thing. That means they are underinflated and a hazard. The practice of portraying bulged tires on model aircraft, although artistically appealing, is incorrect. As alt-92 has already said, the white streaks are exhaust deposits from additives in the high-octane fuel used, probably mostly lead compounds.
  10. @MilneBay Sounds familiar. We USAF types used to say that the only difference between the USAF and the American Boy Scouts was that the Boy Scouts had adult leadership...
  11. Pretty sure I saw that one, too...
  12. Pages 9 and 10 of the Wingleader Photo Archive Number 1 have period (4 May 1939) photos of the same early Mark I of 19 Squadron that showed the hole, mainly, I believe, because it's in an area of Dark Earth and therefore stands out somewhat against the background.
  13. Boy, howdy. My junior college Fortran class back in 71 was like that. I never completed it. To my instructor, Fortran was like breathing, but she couldn't help me make the leap to understand what I needed to do. After punching card after card, waiting several days, only to see "Syntax Error" after "Syntax Error", I gave up and have never tried programming again.
  14. IIRC, the rear hole was a hand-cranking point for when there was no electrical cart available for engine start, and the forward hole had a small-diameter drain tube.
  15. You can click on the images in the article to see a zoomed-in version of the profiles included with the decals.
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