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Jochen Barett

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  1. I had to google "Dupuytren's disease", giving https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuytren's_contracture and some questions remain since I read "The cause is unknown but might have a genetic component.[4] Risk factors include family history, alcoholism, smoking, +++" Get well soon!
  2. It was just a matter of "ballance", worrying about the door knobs / venting holes for the Schapp (a Schrank (in this case a cabinet, Schrank can be anything from a cabinet over a cupboard to a closet) aboard a ship) where the Steuermann (helmsman) keeps his Butterbrote (sandwiches) in the wheelhouse and having these beautiful watchmaker made 2cm Flak. Just keep going your way! I think it is safe to say "we are" enjoying it, not just "I am".
  3. They seem to be "2cm" 20mm flat "iron". 20/48 giving 0.4mm material to scratch build them - or print them and add some panel wash. But look at the(eir?) length(s): It seems they were longer in real life so that one could open the hatch all the way up to the vertical position (with a bend at the end of the guide rail(s?) to stop them).
  4. I have no idea if it will be visible in the finished boat in this scale, but it seems it might be advantageous to have those curved guidebars (curved pipe in real life?) for the lid as a seperate part and not included in the print. The sides look lile canvas, so maybe tissue with glue would improve, but you're the expert and the one doing it, I'm just the armchair-consultant. As alway: Everything said before the "but" is just a lie.
  5. Shallowness? I try to advocate to keep an eye on the big picture and not to get lost in the discussion wether the tail wheel would have had a Metzeler or a Continental brand tire in that production batch and what font Conti used until May '44 in the Hannover plant opposed to the Korbach branch or to jump to conclusions by making judgements on batches (some had Fulda tires, I heard).
  6. Naturally the aim is to get things 100% right, but who's gonna notice? 8.000.000.000 humans on our planet as of November 15th 2022. Build Marseille's last 109 and Hartmann's last 109 (in 1/48th). How many of the 8.000.000.000 will say "Oh, it's a 109" or "Oh, a Focke Wulf 110, nice model!"? Recognize Marseille's last 109 was a G2 not an F and not a Spanish built one like seen in "Der Stern von Afrika"? Know wether that G2 had the umbrella holders? White wing tips upper and or lower surface? Type of RLM 79 used? Who's gonna tell you you chose the wrong oil filler position or wrong fuel triangle on Hartmann's last 109 and who will be able to show evidence? And will that person be able to prove RLM 81/82/84/74/02 on the upper surfaces and the variant of RLM 76 used on the lower surfaces? Will that be 100 or 1000 or 10000? Will Pamela Anderson, Heidi Klum, and Michaela Schaffrath notice the difference when you show them your models? "Oh boy! You're so cute and I would have loved to spend the night with you - BUT you got the oil filler position all wrong!" Anyway, we keep trying! Let's keep an eye on the features in photographic evidence and relax a bit on typology-theories and resulting/drawn maybe true conclusions.
  7. If you can't be with the ones you love - love the ones you're with!
  8. Talking about those "rivet heads", based on the fact that the "holders" stay on the chassis when the "Kotflügel" (fender(s), literally translated "feces wings", to fend off hoses' feces in the olden days) comes off, I'd expect them to be Schloßschrauben (carriage bolts) nowadays according to DIN 603 "Flachrundschrauben mit Vierkantansatz und Mutter" More than you ever dared to ask about the German way of screwing: https://www.schrauben-lexikon.de/norm/DIN_603.asp When it comes to "traditional" speedometer cables I'd avoid sharp bends (at all cost), so maybe that is a reason for the "unusual" way it was arranged. So you intend to keep entertaining us with this build until 2026? GRRREAT!
  9. You will not get cursed, yo will be excused for being color blind Grab the photo, load it into IrfanView (or another image processing software), crop the picture to the relevant parts ((left: the soldiers (cut off the black), right: rightmost plan, top: cut away some of the sky, bottom: cut away some of the "grass"), let the software "autocorrect" the colors (check skin tones, uniforms and whites of national insignia, check color of sundried grass), rerevaluate "blue" topside camo. The individial codes "R" and "L" on the fuselages are blue (with a white outline), maybe even RLM 24. The sky is blue, as is the landscape in the distance. Aircraft undersides are "kinda blue" (light blueish grey). Topsides are? (come on!)
  10. Habit is stronger than gravity ... When you grew up with "110 Nightfighter 76 undersides, top 75 and 74 and maybe the older drop tank was 65" https://www.flugzeug-lexikon.de/RAF_Museum/Messerschmitt_Bf_110/messerschmitt_bf_110.html that's what you are used to. It doesn't neccessarily mean it is 100% accurate. And maybe all the education you (I) received in the olden days was Frog's box art ... (no pocket money to spend on books, no trips to museums far away) https://www.kitreviewsonline.de/kit-archaeologie-heute-messerschmitt-bf-110-g-4-im-massstab-172-von-revell-h-95/ And in the olden days people were used to read "the usual explanation" for 81/82/83 and so they used these codes to "identify" colors in B&W photographs - still doubtfull to say "74" or "pick one of 81/82/83 or maybe 70/71". Later a document surfaced linking RL 83 to blue (I'm not convinced, but let's exlude this hiere!). So, did the people who did the magic of determining "it is 83" in a B&W pictuer(!) (in times when everybody thought 83 is green!) mean "83 even in case it will later turn out that 83 was blue"? I just remember when the Ta 152 came into the market (Frog 1/72). I did mine in 74/75/76 (Humbrol Authentics, following the Frog instructions "zis is an order!") and just a few years later I was informed of late war greens as THE late war Luftwaffe dayfighter scheme (what a bummer!). Some people repainted their Ta 152s, I was just frustrated. A few years later "evidence" surfaced the first Ta 152s were done in the old 74/75/76 (probably just the first batch / prototypes not the one with the tactical markings I chose, who knows?). So, plastic modelling is a serious thing, maybe much more than just a matter of life and death, but unless there is convincing evidence it might pay to stay relaxed. Looks good in blue? OK. Doesn't look convincing in blue, will be redone in green or grey? OK. Some guy on the internet complains? It's OK, we're not in North Korea. Some guy on the internet applauds? Great! I like the cockpit, looking forward to see your solution for the Lichtenstein antenna.
  11. Sorry, I fear my input/contribution would turn out to be counterproductive-XXL (as of now). I'd remove the "blue" "RLM 83" and redo the job with dark green or dark grey. There are two steps in this game I doubt: - identification of the dark squiggly line color (is it grey or green? And if so, what RLM code? 74? 71? 81? 82?) - was RLM 83 blue (as one source suggstes) and any green declared to be 83 was 70/71/80/81/82 and not 83 - or was 83 green in those days and "83 = blue" was just a temporary suggestion and any darkish blue camo "observed" on Luftwaffe planes was "something else"? But I do not have a single tiny piece of evidence. So please: Do ignore me. I have no idea what color is represented in that B&W photograph and I'll get over it in case somebody builds a model that scratches my eyes like pepper and pieces of a broken mirror.
  12. "Oben" means "Top" or "this side up". ("Parta superiore" or whatever it says is probably Italian meaning the same. The other writing could be "Luftdichter Patronenkasten" ("Non rapevalgere" or whatever it says probably the Italian equivalent) is an "airtight ammo box". Where a "Patrone" is a "cartridge" (in the meaning of bullet (ball) AND cartridge (brass/propellant) together in one piece)
  13. I'd call that "the other left". How does the gearbox look on the other side? (Yes, I am confused. Under normal circumstances left and right would be "viewed in the direction of driving forward") Maybe the broken chassis is a sign sent from above to gain time to investigate this and the tilting window mechanism. (oh boy)
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