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  1. Excellent presentation of a 'Rocket City" F-8 Gunfighter Russ. Well done Cheers Dave
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    Hurry home hunney

    Bullseye do 1/48 decals for 44-13586, Richard Peterson's -5 (without the fin fillet) with green upper surfaces and aluminium under surfaces with D-Day stripes while Eaglecal have markings for his later -15 44-14868 in bare aluminium finish with a yellow rudder. HTH Dave
  3. Werdna, My colleague David E. Brown has extensively researched the 262s of JV44 and is also a member here on BM. It's quite possible that David may see this thread and respond but if not, you could always send him a PM with the chance that he could help out. AFAIR, the only known photos of Steinhoff's 262 are those taken following his near fatal crash. Cheers Dave
  4. Another first rate job Randy, very well done. Cheers Dave
  5. Gents, In looking through the images in the Vintage Wings article with regard to the dipole style antenna aft of the radiator, in the colourised image at beginning of article and Hurricane images 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10, the dipole is clearly visible as well as a small 'L' shaped attachment immediately forward of the tailwheel. IMHO, this is a re-positioning of the antenna mast and aerial wire from its usual position on the top of the fuselage & rudder as in the aforementioned images they are not in their usual Hurricane locations. I'm also curious as to what the small rectangular widg
  6. Hi Chris, Yes, I'm aware of the Canadian connection for 321 (L1884) but in all of my files on the slip wing project it is consistently referred to as AG321 save in one instance in a letter from the RTO at Hawkers to F.Hills & Sons on 12 March 1943 where it is identified as Hurricane Mk.1 aircraft No.321. Cheers Dave
  7. Hi Steve, The Hurri in question was AG321 that arrived for the trials with fabric wings but were exchanged for metal ones. I'll send you my complete file on the slip wing project via WeTransfer shortly. Cheers Dave
  8. Will, Briefly, all variants of the 109E could be fitted with either the ETC 50 or 500 depending on their assigned sortie(s) although the carriage of a drop tank did not become commonplace until the arrival of the E-7 (specifically ‘plumbed’ to carry a drop tank) in the late summer/early autumn of 1940. HTH Dave
  9. Very nice job indeed on 'RAYGUN 510'. For those interested in the subject of the markings, she was lost to AAA fire while attacking a railway yard at Khe Nu in Yen Bai Province on 16 March 1968. Lt.Cdr. Shuman and Lt.Cdr.Doss both ejected safely but were captured and not released until 14 March 1973. Cheers Dave
  10. Regarding those lines on the Hs 126 :- The Hs126 handbook of 1939, L.Dv. 575/2, identifies these markings as sight lines for dropping bombs and goes on to say that the pilot is to attempt to ensure that the aircraft has a ground speed of 255 kph. For dropping from a higher altitude there are lines for 1,000 and 500m at 42 and 52 degrees while for lower altitude there are lines for 100 and 50m set at 71 and 77 degrees. They were in line with the observer's cockpit because the observer was responsible for dropping the bombs. These markings were all for level bombing. The Hs 126 coul
  11. Michael, As has been said, the 1/24th Airfix kit can be turned into a stunning model but will require a lot of work and scratch building to bring it up to the level that you want. While the Eduard kit can be found for a reasonable price it is not without a number of inexplicable faults which were examined in detail some time ago on the Large Scale Planes website. IMHO, your best bet for your project would be the 1/32 E-3, E-4 or E-7 offerings from Cyber Hobby/Dragon which, while not without their few minor faults, should meet your requirements. Fairly well and accurately de
  12. Hi John, This should help with all of your rigging questions: http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/rigging.pdf Cheers Dave
  13. Hi John, Yes they are. Just be sure to follow the instructions to the letter and they work just fine. Preparation and application is time-consuming but well worth it. You might want to have a look at the forum at https://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/ lots of helpful folk and ideas there. Cheers Dave
  14. Several months ago a PDF was available with very good step by step graphics on rigging a DH2. Although geared to the WNW and Roden DH2’s it will be just as useful for rigging 1/72 and 1/48 kits. I no longer have my copy but if you check on ww1aircraftmodels or Large Scale Planes someone will likely be able to provide a link for it or perhaps Beardie or Viking here on BM will be able to help. Cheers Dave
  15. Hi Reini, Nice to see a 188 being built but one comment if I may, if I remember correctly (I’m away from my references at the moment so can’t double check)the instrument panel was not mounted to the control column but to a mounting on the inside of the cockpit framing. If it would help I will double check when I get back to my references. Cheers Dave
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    Ju.88T in Italy

    FWIW, on Ju88 and 188 aircraft powered by BMW radials exhaust staining was very apparent and markedly stained both upper and lower surfaces of the main wings as well as the upper and lower surfaces of the tail planes. An example of the extent of this staining on a 188 can be seen on page 72 in vol.2 of Aufklarer in the Classic Colours series. Cheers Dave
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    Airfix Bf 109E-3

    Martyn, Although only a late and partial answer to your initial questions, the only difference between the E-3 and the E-4 was in the wing armament; the E-3 being fitted with 20mm MG/FF cannon while the E-4 was fitted with the 20mm MG/FFM cannon; the difference only being in the ammunition used by each type. The squared off canopy style was not an indicator between an E-3 or E-4. As a quick example, the E-4 flown by Viktor Mölders when he was brought down in early October 1940 was fitted with the earlier rounded style of canopy. HTH Cheers Dave
  18. Hi Christian, Although you haven't mentioned which kit or scale your D VII is, if you go to the Wingnut Wings website and look at their D VII kit instructions at http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/modelkitsets you will find a fair amount of information in their instructions as well as suggested paint brands. If necessary, you can also download the instruction booklets in pdf format. While their D VII instructions may not feature the same marking that you have for your kit, the information they contain will provide a good starting point. HTH Dave
  19. Excellent link back to the days when Britain actually had an Air Force. Thanks for posting. Cheers Dave
  20. The colour image shown above is a reconnaissance Ju 88D of the (F)/123 in the Mediterranean theatre circa 1943 when the unit painted some of its aircraft in an overall pale blue colour for over water operations. HTH Cheers Dave
  21. Thanks Tony, So aside from the cockpits it looks as though the jet pipe set is also something to consider and as I still have two of the Echelon kits it looks like I'll be ordering two of each set. I'd already built one back just after they became available and thoroughly enjoyed it and then, after reading through John Wolstenholme's impressive build a few months ago on ARC, decided to now build the other two once my current projects are completed. Cheers Dave
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