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  1. No 72nd new tool? It seems that Tamiya has decided to abandon that scale.
  2. I don't think we'll see any new 1/72 models. Rather new versions of some earlier 1/48 plane kits and something on wheels or tracks. I'd love to see 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I and Lightning but it seems that Tamiya decided not to make any new kits in this scale.
  3. The Parcel Force is crap. At the beginning of this year, I bought a few books from a bookshop in the UK. They sent me the parcel twice but in both cases, the PF didn't generate the appropriate form (T1) so the parcel was returned twice to the sender but the second time they didn't receive the parcel (at least so I was informed in the last e-mail). I was really looking forward to these books.
  4. DK Decals and Barracuda, and Eduard AFAIK, has the badge right. Xtradecals has it wrong - it has squadron's badge. What's more. I've seen squadron's Mk.IX with the unit's badge in one decal set. However, I have never seen Mk.IX photos of this squadron with any kind of badge. And I've noticed that the badge on Mk.VIIIs disappeared when the camouflage changed. Once I saw a photo of Mk.VIII Spitfire with a camouflage which looks like Dark Green/Dark Earth instead of Desert Scheme. And as far as I remember it was not unusual in MTO, so it is possible. And there was at least one Spitfire Mk.VIII in High Altitude scheme. And it didn't have the WDAF badge either.
  5. The first photo in that topic https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/a6m2-p-103.56815/ In the photo you can see the canon panel and early air intake. BTW, it's A6M2 Reisen 21, but built before September 1941 so it has early type of wings (except folded tips)
  6. The difference was not only the folding wingtips. The air intake of cockpit "air conditioning" was oval and the panels covering cannon barrels had bigger, sqauare shaped, openings.
  7. Got the info that the winge shall be as per Reisen 21, which is wrong. What's more, until September 1941 all Reisens 21 had almost the same wings as Reisens 11. The difference was folding wingtips.
  8. It's only bourgeois-capitalist propaganda of people with weak eyesight
  9. I think Wildcat was moved to June (Midway anniversary). But I've read that Avia 199 was supposed to be released in April, around Easter.
  10. Actually, the biggest problem is quite different. All these Spitfires are in a wrong scale - they should be in 1/72
  11. My mistake. But, I remember learning "Per Aspera Ad Astra" not "Per Ardua" and was surpised when I first saw RAF crest. So maybe some air force from the Continent.
  12. I think that "Per Ardua Ad Astra" is also a phrase on the RAF crest, so it might be also something about RAF .... Battle of Britain maybe???
  13. Ray Great workshop. But Freightdog once made DH Hydromatic. And I think I have two.
  14. The title is only a title. But one who wants to buiild a Spitfire from Africa or Australia (or Malta) will have to find some aftermarket resin DeHavilland Hydromatic propellers widely used in those places.
  15. Nope. Hinomarus were dark. The are few colour photos showing that the paint used to paint national insygnia was strong enough to survive for years without mach fading. And if you look at Japanese photos taken around the Pearl, you can see that tactical markings are the same colour.
  16. The paint from the link is not good. It should be J3: AK2062, RC303, AK11892
  17. When I started my adventure with Reisens I painted them with a mixture of Hemp and RLM02 (50/50) from Mr Hobby (I used H line , called Aqueous). My last Reisen I painted with AK Interactive J3 SP. However, there is a new range of Japanese colours on the horizon - Mr Paint is going to release them.
  18. Generally the shipping cost changed after brexit. I used to buy a lot of books in the UK and the shipping cost was quite friendly. After brexit everything changed. I remember buying books and paying 10 Quid for DPD/DHL companies. From 1st January the cost rose to 25 Quid. And from 1st July even more (taxes and so on).
  19. Generally it really looks good. However the exhausts look like in Tamiya's 72nd Reisen 21. Even Fine Molds made it better. I was really expecting something like in newer Tamiya's Reisen 22 from 2010 (I think it was 2010).
  20. Tea Taster Actually I don't know where the model maker found information about cannon fairings used on Mk.IIbs. The only existing Mk.IIb is in Canada and has cannon fairings same as shown in the second photo (Mk.Vb). The ones we can see in the first photo I only saw in the famous photos of Spitfire Mk.Vb QJ-S. And that plane was built as Mk.Ib (probably without machine guns), later upgraded to Mk.Vb. If someone shows me a photo of Mk.IIb with such fairings as suggested by Eduard, then I'll believe. Unfortunately, the "undercarriage pump gate" shows that they are not always right. So I would stick to Vb wing while building Mk.IIb.
  21. @Troy I happen to have this book. Will check. @ Tony I think I'll go for white. Thank you Gentlemen for help.
  22. I would also try Mr Hobby/Gunze or Mr Paint laquers. I have used Mr Hobby/Gunze MSG and it looks good, IMHO.
  23. Morning All I have a quick question about Royal Air Force South East Asia Command two colour roundels. I know that at the end of the war they were dark blue/pale blue. But, if I remember correctly, originally they were dark blue/white. If I'm correct, can anyone tell me when the white colour changed into pale blue? I'm planning to build Weggery's "Verna June II" Spitfire Mk.Vc Trop and I'm not sure if I should paint roundels and fin flashes dark blue/white or dark blue/pale blue. Thank you for any help. Cheers Dominik
  24. IanC, you are right. Tamiya's (and Fine Molds' too) kits are getting more and more expensive. And this is the field where Eduard have huge advantage.
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