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  1. All kits and Paint sets now 15% off UK RRP or better @ MJW Models! It's Black Friday week but these days suppliers aren't doing many special offers anymore so we've decided to lower our prices of regular kits and paint sets for our customers! There's still a home page full of special offers though, with a selection of kits, that have more than 15%, in some cases between 33 - 45% off UK RRP!

    Check them all out with the link below!
    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  2. New Eduard and Arma Hobby Kits in stock @ MJW Models!
    We've got the new Ltd Ed Eduard 1/48 + 1/72 Bf110 kits in stock - in both scales you can do one of 12 different C or D models from the Battle of Britain, including a 30mm cannon armed C-6! The New Profipack Mustang is the F-6 Photo-Recce version with fuselage mounted cameras and comes with 6 different and interesting marking options. There's also the latest MiG-21 Weekend kit plus Arma Hobby's great looking Hurricane Mk IIB/C Expert kit. The Hurricane can be built as any one of 3 different IIb's or IIc's and comes with mask and etch.

     

    All these are available to order now at discounted prices - see the website link below!
    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

     

    Don't forget we have a home page full of kits on offer - ideal projects for this lockdown period!

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  3. Eduard 1/48 + 1/72 Battle Britain Ltd Ed Bf110's coming soon to MJW Models! We're expecting these anytime over the next week or two. Both kits will include parts and decals to make one of 12 different Bf110C or D's that took part in the Battle of Britain. Also released at the same time is the F-51D/K Mustang Profipack. All will be at discounted prices, roughly around 10% off UK RRP! Any interest, please let us know

     

    Also don't forget we have a homepage full of kits on offer right now!  Also, lockdown is coming to England later in the week. We will remain open as a mail order business but obviously the lockdown could affect delivery times of item in the post to everywhere.  Hurry if you want anything for when lockdown starts!

     

    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

     

    thanks

    Mike

  4. We're now stocking the excellent 1/700 Fine Molds Nano Dread range here @ MJW Models!  We've got a few of the AA gun sets in the the WW2 Royal Navy, US Navy and IJN - mainly the AA guns, which are done badly in most kits!

     

    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/fine-molds-nano-dread-1700-plastic-parts-759-c.asp

     

    We're also stocking 1/700 Aoshima and 1/700 IBG ship kits 

     

    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/model-ship-kits-and-accessories-732-c.asp

     

    All of these are at discounted prices!

     

    thanks

    Mike

  5. News + offers @ MJW Models!

     

    We've been tiding up our website homepage a little but there's still loads of offers there! On the left side of the homepage are the categories to help you find things. under the 72nd and 48th categories, there's now a sub category for cheap Eduard masks and etch that have been reduced to clear! Check them out now! Also check our payment options at the very top of the page. On there you'll see details of a new credit/debit card processor for people who can't or don't use paypal.

     

    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

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  6. The new Eduard kits are here @ MJW Models, including the new 1/48 Spitfire Mk Ia Profipack! There's also the 1/48 MiG-19 Ltd Ed it and Ltd Ed 1/72 double kit of the Czech Z-37A Cmelak! Not to mention a load of new Zoom etch and Mask sets!

     

    Our price on the Spitfire Profipack is £26.70! Everything is at discounted prices - see the website link below for more details!
    https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

     

    thanks

    Mike

  7. On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2020 at 11:57 AM, stevehnz said:

    Hi Mike, I've been thinking of getting in touch now that mail from the UK seems to be flowing not too bad, it has been hit & miss from other areas & a huge stash being sold on our local auction site by the deceased's family has contrived to keep me poor. Stand by. :)

    Steve.

    Thanks Steve! Any problems or questions, just drop us an email and we'll sort things out!

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  8. 5 minutes ago, Graham Boak said:

    Sounds good to me - though it may be that such exist but I haven't seen them.  However I don't recall reading anything about tropicalised Heinkels either, nor encountering them on operations in North Africa other than isolated examples - at least one was used in support of the raid on Chad.

     

    PS entirely agree about only one large bomb, and probably without the large carrier on the other side.  Or two smaller carrier with smaller bombs, of course.  This is a common problem with Luftwaffe kits and large weaponry.  You did not see Do 217s with two Hs 293s or Fritz X, nor He 177s with three!

    Sounds like the model companies putting the rocket launchers in P-47 and P-51 kits, where the subject didn't use them!  I'm pretty sure some He111's did carry a couple of SC1000's for ops, they should be capable given that they lifted 2 torps but I might be wrong. Got me thinking that I should probably find a decent book on the He111 now.

     

    thanks

    Mike

  9. 33 minutes ago, G.R.Morrison said:

    1) External differences:  If choosing a particular subject for your torpedo-dropper, the first He 111H-6s with the II/KG 26 experienced problems with the broad-blade wooden propellors splitting in Mediterranean sun, and metal prop sets were flown in to swap for the wooden ones (if interested in the KG 26, Alexander Steenbeck's unit history, Die Spur des Löwen, is excellent).  Only three machines from the 6./KG 26 were equipped with the torpedo-dropping gear at first, and they were issued with but six torpedos.  Missions were usually flown at dusk, but the 'reception' was always hairy.  Kowaleski remarked about turning toward the target about two kilometers out, but any capital ships present would commence firing then, others joining in at the 1.5 km point, then every barrel not long after, and you're still not yet close-enough to drop.  The 'eels' were not set to run parallel, but on different headings.  By the summer of 1942 this unit had moved to Norway to combat the Murmansk convoys (PQ 16 and PQ 17 in particular).  Fliegerkorps X shifted units remarkable distances.

     

    2) Ordnance.  It's common to see Lw bombers with mixed ordnance, but in the case of the VERY big bombs, such as an SC1400 bound for Malta, only one of those would be carried.  It's always a balancing act, with fuel and ordnance 'weighing in' to affect range.  A harbor, and artillery positions, have differing requirements.  Most of the large Luftwaffe bombs were pale blue (RLM 65), but for the night missions often assigned in the Mediterranean, they's be roughly swabbed with black to reduce the aircraft's visibility to the searchlight crews.  The Heinkel's internal bomb bay wells were restricted to SC250s, or 4 x SC 50s in exchange for an SC250.

     

    SOME times the He 111s were used as 'bomb-transport,' with one being able to deliver to a desert field enough SC 250s to equip six Ju 87B/Rs for one mission.  It wasn't exclusively the Ju 52 crews doing all that critical work.

     

    3) The 2 cm MG-FF/M was looked on as 'offensive' rather than defensive, not every ship-target needed a bomb.  But the torpedo-droppers would likely find that big gun cumbersome in that already-crowded nose.

     

    You mentioned "Desert camou", and while I do not own the new Airfix kit, I believe the RLM 79-finished example they provide is "S7+EA" from the Stab/StG 3.  This one was used a courier and general purpose machine, not a bomber.  The ULTRA intercepts in the PRO are full of messages that a particular airframe (or three) is now 'ready for pickup' at a repair-facility / airfield in Greece.

     

    Good luck with your builds, GRM

     

    Your right on the Desert Camou one, it is that machine - might do it as a kind of 'what if' and show what a Desert camouflage ones looks like with bombs. I believe once you know how things were, you can make an informed decision about a model. If I make it with bombs, at least I can tell people this exact aircraft wasn't used as a bomber but I've chosen to depict it that way.  I actually thought there might be some use in the nose mounted cannon, for keeping AA gunner's heads down if nothing else. Thanks for the answers, they have been very helpful!

     

    thanks

    Mike

  10. 18 minutes ago, Shorty84 said:

    Hi Mike,

     

    I hope the experts chime in but here are my limited input to your questions:

     

    1) Can't help you on that as I wondered this myself quite often.

     

    2) It depends on the sub-variant used. If I understand correctly the H-4 had MG 15s installed while the H-6 and later had the MG FF at least as an option or gernerally installed in the nose and forward gondola. So best is to have a photo of the specific aircraft. If you type into your search engine of choice "He 111+torpedo" most photos show machines with the MG 15s installed and some with MG FF so I guess that was mission specific.

    He 111 torpedo bombers with MG FF

    He 111 torpedo bomber with MG 15

     

    3) Again not sure about the African theater but the assymetric bombload was quite common when heavy bombs (SC1000 and heavier) were carried externally. Reason was that one heavy bomb was already a handful for the Heinkel as the controls became heavy due to the weight and the external load created a bit of drag and cost range. Here are a few photos which proof it, most are from the eastern front but some are from then Mediterranean theater at least:

    He111_1

    He111_2

    He111_3 (assymetric rack only)

    He111_4

     

     

    Cheers

    Markus

     

    I think the large bomb is an SC1000 but I might be wrong. Airfix tell you to put two bomb racks on the model but only one bomb. I might use some modeller's licence and depict one of them with a cannon, just for an extra difference in the models.

     

    thanks

    Mike

  11. 17 minutes ago, Graham Boak said:

    I've not seen tropical filters on He 111s.  Either the intake being on top of the aircraft was thought to avoid sand ingestion (as has been claimed for the Allison engine vs the Merlin, if doubtfully) or there is a filter mounted further inside the duct.

     

    I'm not sure that any of the torpedo bombers operated from North Africa.

    Thanks Graham - That means I could use either kit for the Desert Camouflage option then.  The Torpedo bomber is one from Sicily in regular bomber camouflage but with a Black underside.

     

    thanks

    Mike

  12. I now have both the Revell (ex Hasegawa) and Airfix He111H-6. I plan to use the Airfix Decals and make one as a Torpedo Bomber and the other as the 'Desert camouflage' option, so I've got a few questions before I think about starting them.

     

    1) Was there any external differences between a regular He111H-6 and the one in Desert camou?  As I can't see any tropical filters or anything in the Airfix instructions.

    2) The Airfix kits tells you to only use 1 big bomb but there's two racks - Did the Desert Camou one ever use two large bombs or just the one like Airfix says?

    3) Defensive armament. The Revell kit has a MG FF cannon in the nose, the Airfix one just has MG 15's in all positions. Did the torpedo bombers and Desert Camou ones ever have the MG FF cannon fitted?

     

    thanks

    Mike

  13. Just a quick update to say that we are still here and still trading (well just about!). Sales have taken a dramatic slump since lockdown was eased but we're just about limping along, still sending out what orders we have as quickly as ever and everything is still discounted.

     

    We've got a new credit/debit card processing option on our website by Stripe, for those who can't or won't use Paypal. You can still of course use Paypal, send a bank transfer or request an invoice (to be paid by card).

     

    We've recently got most of the ICM 1/48 German Bombers in stock plus the latest kits from Eduard (Spitfire Story, Pacific Mustang + BoB Bf109's etc) plus new 1/72 kits like the Special Hobby Sunderland III, the new Sword Avengers and latest Arma Hobby kits and we'll be stocking future releases as and when they come out but as ever if people want anything, please contact us and let us know.

     

    Sadly the real bargains (1/3 off or more) have all but dried up but all our items are still at discounted prices and we're still despatching within 1 working day.  As Lockdown restrictions have eased, we're now able to let people collect orders from our doorstep, so you don't pay post. Anyone collecting will need to pay in advance online in the normal fashion or we can fire up the card reader for contactless payments on the doorstep. 

     

    Here's a list of what brands and scales we stock - if anything you want is not in stock, contact us!

    - Vallejo Model Air and Model Colour Flames of War (WW2 + 3) paint sets

    - Lifecolor Paint Sets

    - A selection of glues/fillers etc by Deluxe Products

    - 1/700 Ship kits by Aoshima, Fujimi and IBG (+soon Fine Molds 1/700 Nano Dread stuff!)

    - 1/56 Rubicon armour kits (mostly for wargames)

    - 1/32 Eduard kits

    - 1/48 kits by Eduard, ICM, Kinetic, Special Hobby, Hobby Boss and Sword

    - 1/72 kits by Eduard, Arma Hobby, AZ Models + KPM, Brengun, AMK, Sword, Special Hobby and ICM

    - Eduard Masks + Etch in 1/72 and 1/48, plus some masks in 1/32.

     

    Lastly, you can keep up with what new stuff and bargains we do get by liking, following or just checking out our Facebook page (it's public so anyone can see, facebook user or not) and/or by joining our facebook bargains/new stuff group.

     

    website link - https://mjwmodels.co.uk/

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  14. On ‎8‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 9:33 AM, BKirwan said:

    Lemmy has reached over from the dark side to remind you that you must make black bombers with Motorhead written on them. 

     

    Lemmy killed by death. Gone but not forgotten. 

    Nah, it's all sorted, I found Kingkit had the one with proper markings in it.

     

    thanks

    Mike

  15. Just a quick question - do all the boxes of Airfix's Motorhead He111 come with the original kit decals and painting/marking guide? I'd like to build the Tropical and Torpedo Bomber versions but obviously the regular boxing is very difficult to find.

     

    thanks

    Mike

  16. On ‎4‎/‎25‎/‎2020 at 8:18 AM, stevehnz said:

    Trying to remember where I got my Hurricane from, pretty sure it was MJW models, I've had nothing but great service from them & their postage rates are pretty good but maybe have to wait for this silliness to pass before normal service resumes. @Mikemx should be able to fill in the gaps hopefully.

    Steve.

    Thanks Steve!

     

    We'll certainly be stocking this Wildcat kit, we stock the Arma Hurricanes and Yaks and this looks like another awesome kit from Arma Hobby.

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  17. On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 2:29 AM, Procopius said:

    Fine fine fine, JUST FOR YOU, MIKE, an MPM A-20G and an Arma Hurricane IIc from MJW. The things I do for the British small businessman...

    Very much appreciated!  I don't know how the postal service and customs are over there - hopefully there won't be many delays due to the current world situation.

     

    thanks

    Mike

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  18. On ‎3‎/‎24‎/‎2020 at 4:40 PM, Procopius said:

    After my four-year-old wrecked the Dora Wings Lysander I've been working on for three months, I ordered another from an ebay seller in California. I also bought a large bundle of DK Decals from Hannants, but at this point it's anyone's guess if they'll make it out of the country to me anytime soon.

    Airmails appear to be working more or less as normal from the UK.

     

    thanks

    Mike

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