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About DominikS

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  1. DominikS

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Graham, Thank you for the information. It's very helpful. Now I'm wondering if the famous photo of this Hurri (with winged dagger nad individual letter L) shows the plane from Malta or North Africa. The information about No 73 squadron can be found in Don Minterne's history of this unit.
  2. DominikS

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    I have a question, but I think this has been asked already. Unfortunately, uncle google doesn't co-operate with me at all (probably I'm old fashioned and modern tech doesn't like me). What squadron did Hurricane Z4189 seeved in? So far I found three answers - 73,274 and RNFS. Which is correct?
  3. DominikS

    72nd scale Tamiya Bf-109 g6 ?

    Actually Tamiya have already released F-16... There's a huge need for new Spitfires Mk.I/II and Va/b/c, Griffon Spitfires, new Mustangs B and Allison Mustangs, A6M2-N, A6M2-K, A6M5 a/b and c and P-36 though. Although I would love to see Meterors Mk.1 and 3 too (together with Tamiya's Schwalbe and Salamander). But I will be happy if this new Gustav includes both rudders and canopies. And I hope, but (unfortunaterly) it rather unlikely, they will do Friedrich too (both -2 and -4).
  4. Polish Post also has busy time and even priority letters and parcels go slower. So I assume that it may take longer than usual to deliver parcel from Poland to the UK (not to mention other countries outside the EU).
  5. DominikS

    Visual differences of Spitfire Mk. 1 vs Mk. II

    I meant that panel. I read that some Mk. IIs had such divided upper cowling, yet I have never seen it.
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    Visual differences of Spitfire Mk. 1 vs Mk. II

    After 3 years I'm refreshing old meat. New Tamiya's Spitfire has this panel to instal just aft the prop. It looks like extra engine cowling panel. It's a bit surprising as I don't remember seeing such panel on Spitfires Mk.I and Mk.II. Have I missed something?
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    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    @AICZ Remember that Eduard's models are also getting more expensive - in Czechia it isn't probably visible but outside your country it is. I remember buying Hellcat dual combo in 48th cost the same as, currently, Spitfire Mk. IX. And one more thing I don't like about Eduard's models (but it is only my opinion and others may like it very much) - they are over engineered making building Ed's models tricky to build. When you buy Tamiya's models you pay for quality of parts (less decals ) and incredible design which makes their models easy to build. And probably we will see some new models in 32nd from Tamiya, although their prices are veeeery high. @NPL We DO need more early Merlin Spitfires and late Merlin too. Howgh
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    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    AICZ Please, stop moaning. Of you don't like it just don't buy it. I AM happy that there's no riveting as the holes on the Eduard's models are not rivets, just holes. More, if you cut models into zyllions of parts, there's high possibility that you will destroy them during assembly. Eduard's Tempest has wrong spinners (but they will release resin ones), and heard/read it has incorrect wheels (brassin ones are approaching). Tamiya's kits are not overpriced. The price is so high because of taxes and duty fees. If you look at prices of Eduard's models in Japan, the situation is the same. Ed models are also more expensive in Nihon than in Czechia. Let's wait for Ed's Spitfire and then compare/criticise.
  9. I also think that they should release both incarnations of Fourteens. I also think that the idea of cutting wingtips to change into short ones is as genial as undercarriage legs in Ones and Fives. Am I happy that they are releasing Fourteens? Yes, I am, I am very much. And I hope it will be money well spent. And, if you guys in Airfix read it, please make control more strict (yup, I know, I repeat myself).
  10. The sprue testshots look very promising. I only hope that they will start making models at the level expected in the 21st century. And that they have improved their quality control. Generally they have great ideas but the final product is not so good... unfortunately.
  11. DominikS

    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    Graham, I meant Rotol used on No 54 squadron Spitfires. To my blind eyes it's the same type as used later on Spitfires Mk.II. I didn't know about any other Rotol propellers used on Mk. I. It is good to learn something new about Spits.
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    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    I only don't like that there aren't early Rotol and two-blader (Watts?) propellers and early, flat canopy. Another thing which is quite interesting is the way we should attach armour glass.
  13. DominikS

    New 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I?

    Actually I don't think there will be any problems. I believe that R&D team made it easy to build. If it were any other company I could have doubts, but not in this case. Saw many of you mentioning the price. Remember that Tamiya's main market is Japan and their prices are average. It would be same here in Europe but all this castoms and taxes made their kits expensive. But if you check how much are, for example, Eduard's kits in Japan, you'll see that Japanese modellers have the same problems. I think I'll be buying one every two months as Spitfire is my favourite plane. And I keep fingers crossed for later Marks (both short nose and long nose Merlins).
  14. DominikS

    Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Hello I have a question which probably has been asked before, yet so far I haven't found the answer. What's the fuselage length of Spitfire Mk. V, but without prop? Can be dimensions with rudder. Thank you for any help. Have a nice day Dominik
  15. DominikS

    IJN Underside gray green

    When I built an A6M5 model which presents plane made by Nakajima I used XF-12. The one in Mitsubishi camo I used XF-76. But when I build early Zeros I use the mix of RLM02 anf Hemp (1-1 ratio).