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  1. A civil Ju 52 is not necessary a civil Ju 52.... Originally designed as a civil airliner in the early 1930s, the type was extensively (?) modified to become a military transport. Most of the post war civil Ju 52s were civilized military aircraft. Revell has two very nice 1/48 scale kits of the Ju 52, both the pre war civil version and the military version. For a post war civil model, the best option might be to base the model on the military version, possibly taking the interior from the civil kit version. Nils
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    BOAC Mosquito

    Well, the aircraft was repainted from its RAF delivery scheme. I have a few photos of G-AGFV before it entered service with BOAC, and after its emergency landing in Sweden. None of these reveal any factory stencils. Please show us photos of your finished model. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them (that is, if I have the answers). Nils
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    Telford 2019

    It will be my 21st, or 22nd trip to Telford in a row. It's in my neighborhood, though, just a short flight from Norway (via London). Staying at the University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, as always, just a 20 minutes' walk away (if not driving to the international Centre). Nils
  4. A nice one, Rune. Is it Marius' decals for the registration plates? Nils
  5. Norwegian Starfighters did train with inert nukes, according to some sources. Nils
  6. I was thinking about RF724/KK-E that force landed at Torslanda on 5 April 1945. Though that is some distance from Varberg. Nils
  7. This is looking really great! Not often you see Swedes doing Norwegian subjects at this level.... There was a 333 Sqn, Mosquito seeking refuge in your area as well. Though not in this livery. Nils
  8. Among the aircraft I spotted when I visited you in 1985, Sven. I guess I have some photos in my dias archive. Nils
  9. Might be a good time for reprinting the F-104G decals as well...? Nils
  10. The Norwegian NH90s were supposed to be delivered between 2005 and 2008, for the coast guard and navy frigates. The last coast guard Sea Lynx was retired in 2014. By 2019, about half of the NH90s have been delivered, and these are not fully operational. Nils
  11. I must admit that English is not my first language either. However, when submitting articles to British magazines, I insist on proof reading and "language laundry" by people who know the language and also who know about aircraft, aviation and modelling. Better delay an article a month or three than publish with lousy language and errors. When I submit om Britmodeller, however, the proof reading is all on my own risk..... Nils
  12. Please bring on articles on colours and markings from people like Paul Lucas and Dana Bell. This is the main reason why I subscribe to SAM. There are some people on Britmodeller as well who could supply information to the same high standard. Nils
  13. Why is it that British modelling magazines use (nearly) the same name. Originally we had Scale Aircraft Modelling (SAM) started by Alan W. Hall. This sadly turned in in the 1990s, and at the same time Scale Aviation Modeller (SAM) was born. Within a few months, the original SAM was reborn, and we had two magazines abbreviated SAM - until the latter added "International" to its name, becoming SAMI. This worked well for many years. Then, earlier this year, the original SAM suddenly also added "International" to its name. No SAM magazine any more, but two SAMIs...... The latter name change was however reverted after a few months. My favorite modelling magazine for a couple of decades has been the French magazine Wing Master. Even though my French is lousy. Issued bi-monthly, this magazine has high quality modelling and aviation history articles. They also have German language editions. I would imagine that a corresponding English language magazine would be a best seller. Nils
  14. No. Only RNAF, RNoAF, and now recently RNORAF. Mind that until 21 November 1944, when there were still two services, the abbreviation RNAF stood for Royal Norwegian Air Forces (plural). Then the Army and Navy Air Services merged into the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Occationally, one can see in British (and other foreign magazines) the name Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret (KNL). This is completely inaccurate. In Norway, the official name is simply Luftforsvaret (meaning "air defence"). Nils
  15. Having edited an aviation magazine myself (published by the Norwegian national aviation museum in Bodø), I always made maximum effort in getting aircraft names, designations etc. correct. If you fail there, how can the readers trust the rest? Thus, I was not impressed by the repeatedly use of "Seaking" in the August issue. Another thing that annoyed me was the presentation of photos, removing any background. I guess this is the fashion these days..... What I would like to see in SAM (and other modelling magazines) is good conversion articles. Not just articles describing how to assemble various kits. BTW, the Norwegian Air Force was referred to as "RNAF" in the Sea King article. This abbreviation was used from 1940 until the mid 1950s, when it was changed to RNoAF - to avoid mixing up with the Netherland's service. This has been the term until recently, when new NATO rules caused the changed to RNORAF (all capital letters). Nils
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