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  1. this may help. https://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/I-17/index.html. Please understand that there where several prototypes for the I-17 with several differences between them. Please understand that Amodel has produced both major "flavors" of I-17 the TsKB-17 with outward retracting undercarriage and the TkKB-19 with inward retracting undercarriage. There were several other differences between them other than the undercarriage one of which was where the radiators where placed.
  2. There is, or was, a comparison build of both the Huma and RS Models Flettner on IPMS Deutschland the RS Models comes out the worse accuracy wise. It's to short and the fuselage is wonky because of this and the details on the RS Models come out smelling like roses. So the best line of attack is to combine the two together and make a stunning model. I found the article. http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Flugzeuge/Rummer/Flettner_FL282/Flettner_Fl282.html
  3. There are times you get addicted to an out of the way plane and you spend entirely too much time digging up research information, well for me this is it. This is one of those planes for me, I have gathered what I could find over 10 plus years. I have to say you've done a great job on a surprisingly accurate model. The main problem with the Huma model is the representation of the wings. I was going to handle it by re-skinning them a la Harry Woodman but I really like your solution. Looks like you nailed the interior, engine and cowling, my pet peeve is opening slot for the exhaust and I learned
  4. I saw that there was some discussion about ammonia destroying copper or brass on airbrushes. I think that this shows how much of a concern it should be as long as ammonia is used in moderation and being aware of the concentrations that cause problems. https://www.facebook.com/davegs.airbrush.exploration/photos/ms.c.eJw9zdENgFAIQ9GNDIUHLfsvZlDx9~_Q2dQcPI1uRctTlDySAakRrQVOwtUUhp~;A~_C~_QU~_idEpvlJ50JoJiAWGM~;E~;ANZDbB6wWMm9t~;qvbX3VqK65WCxboQtKXw~-.bps.a.2217473291691580/2217473598358216/?type=3&theater
  5. this should help a lot. http://www.aviationofjapan.com/2008/06/zero-interior-colours.html and this http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/gregspringer/wem-review/wem-review.htm
  6. An answer to the puzzle https://millaerea.es/blog/base.php?marco=./numancia/numancia.php "And our friend, the Soriana plane? What happened to her? When she was hanged at the Barajas airfield, she was confiscated by the Republican army. Being a plane of high autonomy, it became a two-seater and was assigned the license plate EG-042, being used in surveillance and liaison missions. As the national army approached Madrid, it moved to the southern bases of Cordoba or Seville."
  7. if you want a view of the wing you would be hard put to do better than this http://elhangardetj.blogspot.com/2012/03/flipando-en-colores.html second photo down.
  8. This may help a little, it's from Secret Projects forum. A break down of what appears to be all Gil-Pazo aircraft. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/gil-paz%C3%B3-paz%C3%B3-aircraft.23653/
  9. Until there is a record of RLM 01 Silber being used on Bf-109's in Spain, and then the only record there is mentions Silberweiss why doubt it. If any documentation shows up that mentions RLM 01 Silber than I will gladly say that it could be RLM 01 Silber.
  10. Mr. Johnston has done his research and quotes primary sources from contemporary times to back up his claim that they are painted in Silberweiss. Isn't it a bit presumptive to discount contemporary descriptions of colors from people who saw, touched and ordered that color paint and painted or retouched the paint on those Bf-109's. The recorded color IS Silberweiss and not Silber RLM 01. There has been many, many suppositions as to what these Bf-109's have been painted and the one that comes closest to the photographic evidence appears to be the theory that Mr. Johnston has put forth. And the d
  11. About half way down David Johnston answers that question and gives a good modern approximation of the color. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/viewtopic.php?f=149674&t=239891&p=2470572&hilit=a+little+help+from+Bf+109#p2470572
  12. This might help ..... http://universalviewer.io/uv.html?manifest=https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/iiif/objects/co8465602#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-6818%2C-407%2C19108%2C8124
  13. Could someone please dig up an old Air Enthusiast Quarterly that opened with a couple of paragraphs from an eye witness that mentioned that the SB's came off the the boats and sat on the wharf's and were in a "brown" color. I remember this stopped me in my tracks when I read this eye witness account. I can't vouch for the accuracy of his words but it is an interesting nugget if true.
  14. I'm reposting this from a previous post on this category' The Aztek double action airbrush are one of the most divisive, anger generating subjects that modelers talk about. Love it or hate it, just remember it's a tool and as such it takes practice and patience to come close to mastering the use of this tool, it also takes an understanding of the design of the tool. I don't know the design history of the Aztek line of airbrushes but I think they wanted to rethink airbrush design and did a fine job of it. I think the mindset of the designers was to design an airbrush that was easy t
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