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  1. Hi, Tail-Dragon, Yep, I was considering that. The lead in would also hang loose, but would for sure drag the wire a bit. The same with the tensioner... cannot hang down more than the general slacken allows. Nice model... one of the many Trimaster moulds iterations? Fernando
  2. That's exactly what I was testing and then to my amazement the slacken was quite reduced, much like in the picture by Alex, while in most 190Ds models I have seen the wire rests squarely on the spine. Even in the famed "Yellow 10", featured in the Squadron Walkaround. That prompted me to ask the readership. Thank you m8. Fernando
  3. Hallo, gents, I am trying to finish an Eduard 190D-11 (quite a feat, the models looks as if it would detonate itself at any moment) and I was struck by the following puzzle. It is well known that the simplified bulged canopy hood in the 190Ds and Fs lacked the tensors for the aerial wire, that in the A models kept the wire taut even when moving the hood backwards. Therefore, the wire slackened when the canopy was opened. Aerial wires are universally very hard to catch in the pictures of the era. My question is: how much did the wire actually slackened? the
  4. Hi, gents, Consider that TMK "new" doctrine considers the RLM81 Braunviolett to be actually a kind of Olive Drab; that RLM82 Hellgrun a medium olive green, rather lousy (but not as that in the picture); and that RLM"83" Dunkelgrun not to exist at all (and "83" being assigned to a Dark Blue colour of which no one has found any widespread use evidence). A possible variation of 81 leaning to a Brown is apparently also accepted. Those German beaurocrats actually naming the colours seem to have been color-blind, at times. Fernando, enclosed in a box in Argentina
  5. I understand Corsairs were painted in ANA colours, and not in Dupont "equivalents", but photographic evidence is a good one. Regards
  6. Hallo, I understand they were removed on Jabo machines because they interfered with the ETC500 rack. FErnando
  7. Hi, fernandocouto, Thank you for your attention! That's the info I have, though from another source (the volume "Holding the West" from the series "Jagdwaffe", and "Focke Wulf Fw-190, The Early Years", Frontline). My "objection" to the description given, is that, just behind the main spar in line to the gun you find the case ejector chute opening. So there is hardly any space for a light. Fernando
  8. Yep, that was the thought behind the word "probably". For some reason, many sources deny the use of the obvious ANA colour, the one you mention, for undersurfaces of both Wildcat V/VI and Corsairs in favour of 601, It might be a case of a well-entrenched myth. Fernando, sixty-ined in Buenos Aires
  9. Hi, JIm, All Corsairs in TSS have it in substitute colors, those in ANA Bulletin 157. ANA613 Olive Drab, ANA603 Sea Gray and probably ANA601 Light Grey. Fernando
  10. Fernando

    Best RLM 02?

    Hallo, gentlemen, Old WEMM's 02 is a perfect "eyeball match" (as those matches go) to the "chip" in Merrick&Kiroff. I guess the new Sovereign is the same, wish I had access to that line. Just my 2 Reichsmarks... Fernando
  11. Hallo, gentlemen, While building some of Eduard's new 190As, I came across a 190A-4/U8 (the ones with the external fuel tanks under the wings) "Red 9" belonging to 2.SKG 10, which landed by mistake at RAF Manston on 20 May 1943 (Geez, seventy-seven years from YESTERDAY!) The Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report mentions an extra recognition light fitted in the central fuselage just forward the tailplanes (which was smashed together to the tailwheel in the landing) and another, Green recognition light fitted in the undersurface of the starboard wing, in line to the cannon and right behind
  12. Hi, Vlad, The colours are darker and look more saturated, but the chroma looks the same to me. Regards
  13. Hi, Vlad, Never happened to me. Xtracolor and Xtracrylixs RLM74 has always been a very neutral dark grey not unlike 36081. Cannot say what happened in that picture. The Green in the Hungaria tri-colour looks very saturated but the rest of the colours looks ok. Hadn't you say so, I would have never thought that was 74. This model of mine was painted with Xtracolour. https://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/luft/190/rolandelli190a3.htm Fernando
  14. Hi, Vlad, RLM74 is NOT green, it has been said that a slight green tinge can be discerned only at point blank range. The colour you are seeing in pictures i probably the dark green formerly known as "RLM 83", which was used in place of 74. Updating my Luftwaffe builds, I found that Xtracolour RLM76 has a greenish tinge, that Xtracrylixs lacks. The latter falls squarely into the chips in Merrick's- Regards
  15. Hello, gentlemen, I am looking for information about the camouflage and variants of Focke Wulf Fw-190As used by the Spanish Blue Squadron. I understand both A-3s and A-4s were used, probably sequentially. There are a couple of pictures in "Jagdwaffe Vol. 4 Section 3" (what a complicated nomenclature for a rather simple thing) showing a dark camouflaged A-3 (but the caption says "standard 74/75/76 camouflage) and some pictures in the internet showing A-4s in standard camouflage. At the same time, there is a small Kora decal sheet showing A-3s in typical "Dark Green" JG.51 camouflage
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