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DominikS

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  1. Sentai in the navy? Something new to me....I think someone in AZ shoul read a bit about Japanese Navy Air Force organisation...
  2. As far as I know there are no turned metal parts in A5M2b Early, only resin engine. Only metal element is PE fret. In my huble opinion plastic engine is very good and only required part which really requires replacement are exhausts. These plastic ones are moulded strangely. Now I'm looking forward to this new boxing.
  3. Ahoj Petre Te Meteory budou nove z kovovych forem nebo formy budou galvanicke? Meritku? For English speakers Hello Petr Are these Meteors from new steel forms or galvanized? Hezky vecer
  4. Say what? Overscale and mushy details? Where? When? As far as I know Tamiya's Messerschmitt 109 G-6 is the best in the market (at least in opinion of people who know a lot about Messers). I can say the same about Tamiya's Spitfire Mk.I (although they didn't include few parts which would be helpful) which builds better than Eduard's Spitfires. The only fault is that Tamiya are releasing P-38 in 48th first and 72ers will have to wait around one year for their P-38s (which is better than in other companies' cases which don't do smaller (or bigger) versions [Airfix] or waiting time is around 2-3 years [Eduard] ) Cheers
  5. As my phone goes mad with typing I couldn't reply earlier. Thank you for information. It will be helpful with my "Eights" mini project - I am planning to build as many MTO and CBI Spitfires VIII as possible. Aussies will come one day as the use of Eights Down Under is more popular than in MTO and BCI. Cheers
  6. Good evening Everybody I have a few questions about my favourite version of Supermarine Spitfire. All of them consider painting. First MTO 1. What camouflage was applied at the manufacturer (which, as I understand, was Supermarine only)? Once I read that they were painted Desert Scheme and Day Fighter. Is that correct? 2. Did all early Eights, high flyings excluded, that were sent to the MTO were painted Desert Scheme or were they repainted? 3. If they were sent to Italy and Sicily in DS did they have all "stencils" and No-Walk lines? 4. Were the DS survivors repainted DFS at some point of the campaign in Italy? If so did those information markings repainted? 5. Did High Flyers have stencils painted as per instruction? Second CBI If my brain works fine, first Eights that reached India were painted DS. Then they were repainted to TLS. Did the stencils were painted again? I know that that's a lot but my literary sources do not have such information. Thank you in advance for any help. Dominik
  7. Hello I have just one question. Does anyone know when did No 92 Squadron receive their Spitfires Mk.VIII? Was it during Sicily campaign or after moving to Italian mainland? Thanks for help. Cheers Dominik
  8. Comparing this sprues to FM's original A6M2b the older brother looks much, muuuuch better. This new one looks rather poor (interestingly no cockpit parts yet). I wonder what will it be like. But let's wait for A6M2a and see.
  9. In my humble opinion, it won't be easier but it's far too early to say anything about it. Cheaper, indeed. So let's focus on decals... Woohoo, my copy arrived just before I left to work. Beautiful...I may consider buying another one, just in case.
  10. Why? Comparing Eduard's Mk. VIII and Tamiya's Mk. I in 48th Tamiya's product is much better engineered and, IMHO, buildability is faaaar better. Of course Eduard will probably do every possible version of Mk. I and II and decals will be more user friendly. But hey, de gustibus... There'll be more Tamiya's Spits for me :P I'm impatiently waiting for my decals... Hope to have them this week.
  11. If we are talking about Eduard's Spitfires I think that their 1/72 Spitfires are worse than 1/48. I have built Eight in 48th and Nine in 72nd and parts of bigger one are crispier. In 72nd some are soapy. And I have always considered top cowling parts bad idea, especially in case of "rivets". I know that using slide moulding is more expensive but Spitfires have always been mainstream kits so people would buy them, even if few Quid/Bucks/Czech Crowns/Euros/Polish Zloty would have to be paid. But it won't be changed anyway and Eduard will earn extra for resin parts.
  12. Gentlemen (and Ladies if you read this topic) As Spitfire is my favourite warbird I am very happy to hear that Tamiya is going to release 72nd scale Spitfire Mk.I. The old one really needs replacement as it has some shape issues. But wait with any comments until we see the model (hope sooner than later - maybe some first shots will be sown in Shizuoka in the spring). I know this is wishful thinking but I'd love to see two-blader option too (not only DeHavilland). It's rather obvious there won't be any armour plates if they base on the 48th scale design. Nevertheless, we have to wait and see. I'm sure that it will be the best One available, unless they mess it up. Chaning topic. I once read that Fine Molds Messerschmitts also have some shape issues - although they are still the best Friedrichs and Gustavs available in the market. I am sure some people will compare Gustavs Six from FM and Tamiya as soon as the latter hits the shelves.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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).
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