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  1. ...four formidable (and successful) 4th innings run chases later and after two insipid years, England’s Test cricket team has erupted back into life under the stewardship of new coach Brendon McCullum and new captain Ben Stokes. ... 378 to beat India in the 4th innings! Stokes said part of him had wanted the target to be 450, just to see if England could do it. As it was, at No. 6 he did not get a bat. " Not even when riding after foxes have Englishmen ever hunted with such gusto..." said the Sydney Morning Herald. They are getting worried....
  2. ..err ...no......I don't think so. There is a 10-page pdf extract on the publisher's web site here https://www.avions-bateaux.com/uploads/attachment/produit//produit_2276_7b9a8c8d32e2b1cbabaf95c43dee4718.pdf the book is now sold out at the publisher but The Aviation Bookshop or similar would still have it ...I imagine...possibly
  3. ..its a great kit and I was thrilled to actually finish mine. I found the plastic very hard though. Never did really work out how the flaps fit either - they kind of lay across the booms. Difficult to find images of this area as well.
  4. ....although the last Inspekteur der Tagjäger Walther Dahl did get to write his memoir.....but it's never been translated into English!
  5. ....and 'laugh-out-loud' chuckles to boot. There's a sit-com in here......or at least a pilot episode....
  6. ..a bit late on this one again!.....Joachim Geier in the German-language "Jet & Prop" magazine issue 3/2003 wrote an article entitled " Die schwarze "Grüne 5" der 2./Erg.JG2 " the first to publish views of these machines. Sister ships "Grüne 6" and "Grüne 7" featured 'standard' upper surface colours with some areas of their airframes, such as the yellow lower cowl, in a cross-hatched black over-spray, while "Grüne 5" was sprayed black overall. More photos at a link near here ......
  7. it is indeed. I doubt Claes 'mistook' his rendition of 210128 - Schreiner's 'yellow 9' was a 100% loss on 29 Dec 44 as was clear from his text. But the two WNr are consecutive so they probably looked pretty similar .. Following the thread, finished my first a few weeks ago. I must say I didn't find the other forum thread much help - it over-complicated what was reasonably well illustrated in the kit instructions.
  8. ..same here. And a bright red Super Cub F-BOUK heading back out over the Channel...
  9. ..nice! I realise other makes are available ..but is that Halfords Alu? Tempted to do another one myself now
  10. wow, George, do you keep files on everything ?! It might be helpful to check out the Gran Sasso pages at the Bundesarchiv photo archive You can narrow the search down by clicking on "Erweiterte Suche" top right and adding 'DFS 230' https://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/dba/de/search/?yearfrom=1942&yearto=1943&query=Gran+Sasso&page=1
  11. Issue no 100 of the French quarterly "Air Battles" (Lela Presse) covers the combat over Kos and Leros in the eastern Aegean (Dodecanese) during September-November 1943 following the Italian change-of-sides, 100 A-4 glossy pages, 200 photos, 20 artworks, 13 euros.
  12. .. just picked one up. Tempted to do it like this too. FWIW they give red for the spinner - it should be bright green for a machine flown by the Stab
  13. ..very impressive.. the 'Balkenkreuz within the roundel' effect is spot on..
  14. ..found this after a bit of a search in a Jap 'Luftwaffe Day fighters' monograph....three Ta WNr. including 150168... and their different upper surface patterns
  15. ...just catching up with this again. That's some very neat work. Having just built a Ta 152 H as well I must admit to being a little more intrigued by the upper surface wing pattern than the lower surfaces, especially the starboard. AFAIK there wasn't an 'official' scheme for the Ta 152 H, although this one is given in the Hitchcock book.. .....doesn't seem to correspond with what can be seen on the image below as there appears to be a 'V'-shaped area of dark green where the roundel is extending down to the flap ...even allowing for perspective and over-painting this seems to be in the mid-wing position. ....and while its a long way away, here's the only port side view at Farnborough I've seen. As you'd expect the area around the exhaust appears to be more extensive .
  16. ...nice work! Having posed the question directly to Lorant and artist Richard Goyat, this machine was in fact 'white 8'
  17. That's the one Ed. It's only three pages though - a translation of Schmidt's own account of one day in his unit's hopeless attempts to hold up the Russians at the Oder.. There are a few more photos of Fw 190s with the 'struck through' Hakenkreuz. These belong to another JG - appearing in the Stipdonk/Meyer photo history of JG 51
  18. ..and a Hurricane stooging about very sedately over the cliff tops, flew a few circuits around the BoB memorial and came right over the garden. Marvelous sight and sound, so early in the year. Really looking forward to the Headcorn show! No idea where the nearest Hurricane to me is based but I don't think its there
  19. .....Spitfire after Spitfire! One in particular -could be Aerolegends- comes along the top of the cliffs and then pulls up and over the memorial in a roll and climbs back inland. Always makes the hairs stand up.. Looks like the season for flying over the BoB Memorial and along the white cliffs is well and truly underway...
  20. wow.. where to start. Gustav looks great ! Not sure about masking the inside of the canopy. I'd mask the outside framing, paint with internal colour and then do it again with external colour. Can't help with tips on airbrushing the mottle - it's always hit and miss with mine. I would say though, dial the psi right down and get in close. Stating the obvious ..the paint mix has to be just right. But then I use enamels. I always tone things down a little afterwards with a very very thin over-spray of the 76. Probably not necessary at all for the particular machine you're building though. Your 'green' grey mix looks fine to me. Here's a piece of 1944 Fw 190 stabiliser retrieved from the ground 70 years after the event - classic Luftwaffe fighter colours, Farbton 74 Graugrün, Farbton 75 Grauviolett. (note the red stencil is red and the grass is green..)
  21. or an F.86 too perhaps.....the similarities between the Pulqui and the Ta 183 are striking presented like this....it's essentially the same aircraft isn't it? from an expired ebay auction (2013), Kurt Tank on the boarding ladder
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