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  1. FalkeEins

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted? Part II

    Volume 5 just arrived....latest volume in the Jagdgeschwader 2 history from Erik Mombeeck at http://luftwaffe.be, 200 pages, 184 rare, mostly previously unpublished images.. With this tome Mombeeck's JG 2 series is now 1000 pages long. And virtually all there is in English on this unit is an Osprey! ( Vol I of this series is the only volume already published in English..)
  2. me too as it happens. My second one. Got the FAA boxing, squared-off wingtips on a new sprue. 'Proper' grey plastic this time which is good although the multi-part wing doesn't get any easier to assemble!
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    ....I got smacked in the head just yesterday. I was being chased down the road by this irritating man I'd just called a 'fat B..' and then I thought, if he hits me he's in real trouble, so I slowed down and he did. And so he is..
  4. ....great to see you and the Hailsham guys and some models on the telly Jim !
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    Airfix FG.1 25yrs

    looks lovely - great job - those 'old' Modeldecal sheets still work well then ?
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    The Gentlemanly Pursuit

    ... no need to get too hung up on the history, after all they certainly didn't when offering anybody and everybody associated with it new lives and careers postwar..... ...and not a swastika in sight. Looks like a neat kit and a neat piece of work Jon, perhaps a little 'odd' sitting on that tiny platform. Perhaps a figure or vehicle for scale....anyone know if Revell will be boxing the Special Armour accessories (Meillerwagon transporter, Hanomag..?)
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    What are you reading?

    ..blimey - individual book titles published on WW II according to the stats I've found number in the hundreds of thousands. There's always something 'new' to discover and new books being published...to reprise Jaime's post above it seems people just can't get enough of reading about the worst event ever in human history...if you think that's a bit of an exaggeration let me 'recommend' Jonathan Littell's " The Kindly Ones "...historical fiction that won lots of prizes and a recommendation from Anthony Beevor on the cover - a gripping but dreadful book ..
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    Was the Bf 110 ever operated against shipping...

    Z./ JG 77 was deployed on defensive duties along the coasts of Norway. The unit's 110s escorted Bismarck on 21 May 1941 as far as their range allowed. Bf 110 E-2 WNr. 3761 coded ‘M8+YE’ of Hptm. Gerhard Schaschke from Stab./ZG 76 is pictured in the latest 'Luftwaffe Gallery' with 15 rudder “kill” markings that included 3 ship silhouettes. Schaschke was KIA in August 1941 and his unit incorporated into 1.(Z)/ JG 77
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    Put a Face to your Name Mk.II

    in Postling, Kent with 'Lady', one of my Poms. A flight in the Stearman (TG Aviation) costs about £185 for 30 mins
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    1/72 Airfix FW-190 A-8 JG 300

    Hi Dermot You've done a wonderful job on that finish.....(and cheers for the plug!)
  11. ..wider track on the G-10 ? Like Steve I can't immediately recall having read that anywhere before. I wonder how this would have been feasible, given that the undercarriage legs on the 109 were fitted to the fuselage and not the wings. And if it applied to the G-10, the same must have been the case for the K-4, the G-10 being intended to supplement the K-4 production being technically as similar as possible to the K-series. Still never say never - must do some digging..
  12. ..another what ? looks like a PR 11 (or something..) to those of us who don't know our Spitfires from our elbows ...what/who's bits are those ?
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    Revell 1:72 Corsair Mk IV

    Worse, the plastic was white in its previous boxing - horrible. That appears to have changed here. The kit itself builds up nicely although the multi-part wing is a bit of a pain. I also found the cowling ring a little tricky to line up and there was no 'positive' location for the gear struts...watch out for those
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    RLM 83 Dunkelblau ?

    A number of noted colours 'experts' (Michael Ullmann and David E.Brown ) work with Claes on his books. Claes told me that the decision was made to "explore" via a couple of artworks the ''recently discovered marine camouflage incorporating RLM Dunkelblau 83.." Elements of at least five Ju 88 bomber units were stationed in Italy around the summer of 1943. Some of these were also - now famously - supplied with aircraft dispatched from Munich direct to the front line, in what was thought to have been blue 24 upper surfaces with RLM 76 Wellenmuster pattern superimposed. This image exists in the BPK archive ( ignore their caption...). BTW Claes' books have been going for small fortunes on ebay recently. They are all still available via his own Centura Publishing site . ( FWIW personally I tend to agree with Tim ...see post 25)
  15. great find Tony thanks!
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    1/48 Revell 109G-10

    discussion here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235003797-bf109g-10-132-revell-colour-instructions/ http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/2014/10/jg51-bf109g-10-at-fels-am-wagram.html
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    1/48 Revell 109G-10

    ..it's thought to have been solid green 81, with main section of the lower wing unpainted....WN.r unknown
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    Luftwaffe book pic request

    quick heads-up for this publication then, due out in the next month or two. It's in here too....along with much much more More info at luftwaffe.be
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    What's your day-job?

    .. had my 'dream' job, kind of I guess, or at least what some might imagine to be a 'dream' job - flight dispatch for a 'major' European airline, but the pay was not so good and the endless strikes (guess who I worked for ..) a bit soul-destroying, especially as I never could go on strike and had to clear the mess up every time! Took redundancy in the end. But had some great experiences - like standing a matter of metres away from Concorde as she started her takeoff roll.....Nowadays I do a lot of commuting back and forth to France, still working in the mass movement/transport field..
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    What are you reading?

    When you run out of Lee Child books check out author Tom Wood and his 'anti-hero' Victor... Victor is a rather engaging hired assassin ..he only bumps off the bad guys of course - from the blurb for " A time to die " - " From hot thriller author Tom Wood comes the latest breathtaking Victor novel - The Day of the Jackal meets Jason Bourne, with a thoroughly modern twist....a killer can be a hero! "
  21. nice... here's some neat footage of 11F Hellcats (along with plenty of 3F Helldiver action) on Arromanches off Indochine during 1953 (Arromanches was previously a British carrier built too late to see service in WWII, sold to the French in 1951)
  22. " Homebee" does it again...(.. just how does he do that ?)
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    Just to show that I do actually finish models - sometimes!

    super work, very eye-catching MiG and Lightning!
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    The Gentlemanly Pursuit

    Just discovered this thread and now following - read through all 20 pages. Amazing work and so much information. Unless I've missed it though I've yet to come across a completed build......but getting closer. I guess you are an inspiration to all of us 'modellers'....
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    jrlx's 2018 Yearbook

    ...just proves you can't rush quality...