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About Luka

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    Mainly 1/72nd scale WW2 fighters

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  1. Luka

    Avis Models Bristol M.1c

    Cool, this is what I was looking for! Indeed, on the sprues it looks nice enough and well detailed. And yes; 'short-run' often translates as 'fit issues', but that's something I had taken into account. Now the next step; will I dish out the <19,- euro for it..
  2. Luka

    Fiat CR 42

    That's a real treasure trove of aircraft info. I got some Italian stuff on the bench atm and this link comes right on time. Have a virtual medal, sir.
  3. I found this, apparently a recent release of the very pretty M.1c. Available at around €18,-, I find it a bit steep for such a tiny kit. My question; does anybody know if it's any good? I could find no reviews online. Is it possibly the same as the Pegasus kit? IIRC they're both made in Ukraine..
  4. It's maybe a bit tricky for an aviation enthusiast to decide what the average person might only recognise from popular media, but here goes; WW1 - Red Fokker Dr.1; very recognisable of course WW2 - Stuka (cranked wing, sound), Spitfire, Messerschmitt (109) if it has a yellow nose (I'm obviously blaming 'Dunkirk' here; even Chris Nolan chose for easily recognisable livery although he knew it wasn't right for the period) Cold War early - F-104 Starfighter; simply because the Netherlands had these and people may remember the pointy rocket shape and the distinctive howl of the engine Cold War late - F16; also simply because we have them Modern - F-35; because we bought them and everyone has heard of the huge financial consequences of that choice
  5. Then probably Sand 49;
  6. I've built one of these P-40's and I used Sand ANA-616. Has a pink-ish hue to it.
  7. Luka

    Legit Bearcat scheme?

    I was a bit suspicious of this profile. It seems like this profile has been redone by several artists, and that the original profile was maybe done from a description or something.. Thanks all for checking btw
  8. Luka

    Legit Bearcat scheme?

    Thanks fubar, it looks like @Clave hasn't visited BM in the last 4 years. I'll see if I can find his mail address somewhere. Meanwhile, if someone else has info in this bird, please let me know! Edit; Bill/Clave could not find any photographic source.
  9. I have a question about this profile that I found online. It's a South Vietnamese F8F Bearcat, in a striking camo scheme. I thought it might be interesting as a variation to the glossy blue and all metal 'cats out there, but I wonder if there are any photo's to confirm this scheme, as all I have found was this profile (and variants thereof). Can anyone out there help me out?
  10. Luka

    FLY G50Bis Review

    Great comparison @72modeler ! I don't have the SBS kit, so I wondered how it would compare to the Fly kit. One thing I noticed on the Fly kit; the headrest bulge curves towards the fuselage before the panel line, making it look somewhat short and curvy. On photos and drawings the bulge looks more straight and reaches all the way to the rear fuselage panel line. Not shocking, but noticable.. Edit; I have added a short review video on this kit on my channel. Feel free to have a look if you don't mind the awkward Dutch accent..
  11. Sorry about that, my choice of words was more for the 'catchy aliteration' topic title, rather than an official name for this marking. That's some great info; I was still wondering a little wether this marking was used in actual operations, since the photos typically show crashed (sabotaged?) or captured AC.
  12. Agreed. It wasn't really my intention to politicise all this, but I found the appearance of the stripe marking very puzzling at the least. Let's say it piqued my curiosity. Back on topic; these posted photos are great new info for me and prove for me that the marking is legit. I think it will make a nice modeling subject. Now, which one of the three 190's in my stash am I going to use..
  13. Although punishment for attacking the Nazi top may have been harsh, quite a few high ranking officers still openly criticised Göring on his mismanagement of dwindling Luftwaffe resources. The 'Luftwaffe fighter pilots revolt' caused a lot of commotion at a time when enemy pressure peaked. Officers were relieved of their command, but as we all know this didn't solve the problem. And the pilots themselves were possibly too much needed to even consider imprisonment when the full force of the Allies was now completely focused on Germany itself. Salient detail, one of the prominent supporters of the revolt was Hannes Trautloft, former commander of III/JG54. This may give the 'anti-nsdap-theory' one more point, but we'll probably never know for sure. So to daringly put a big stripe through the official party symbol when easily another, less authority-challenging marking could have been chosen? It would be a fitting final middle finger to the party top as the Luftwaffe was about to collapse. Just my theory on this. And maybe also aliens
  14. That pic MDriskill posted blows away the censored photo theory IMO. The stripe really looks to be painted on the actual plane. As I started the post, the JG53 story did come to mind (where Hermann Meyer ordered the Pik As emblem to be overpainted with a 'red band of shame', to which some pilots reacted by overpainting the tail swatikas to 'make more room for their kill marks'). But since I was still somewhat unsure about the background history of the first two pics, I didn't want to pose a theory yet. The surrender- sabotage crash landing theory may be another thing, as the war was all but finished for the Luftwaffe at that point. The photos of crashed planes might seem to confirm this. Then again; why would Luftwaffe personnel inspect a surrendering aircraft? Also, there wasn't really a lack of abandoned German aircraft for the Allies to inspect..
  15. True that! Let's just cross our fingers that if they repaint it, it will be done by a WW2 Armee de l'Air aficionado with slight OCD and 100% colour perception.
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