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tank152

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  1. Apologies if this has already been posted. I remember watching it first time round, enjoy. Tim.
  2. Looks a good un when built. https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=128308
  3. Yes i'm well aware who Jerry Crandall is. But as I say you're basing things now on one piece of wreckage. Crash reports are vague at best so so can be discounted when talking about exact colours. With that, i'm going to stick to my personal mantra which is "never argue with drunks and fools"! I'm sure you've got a photo of the said part for us all to have a look at. A picture is worth a 1000 words!
  4. What, on the basis of a piece of 78 years old wreckage, are you serious! Obviously you're entitled to your opinion and I respect that.
  5. As good a reason as any! Another thing I disagree with Tom Cleaver with, JG26 were using A-2s long before the channel dash, as noted in my first post Priller recieved his on the 11/12/41 and according to the JG26 War Diary Hptm. M├╝ncheberg scored 2 victories, both 441 Sqd Spitfires on the 16/12/41 in his recently received A-2. The first loss recorded of a JG26 A-2 W.Nr 217,I have is on the 22/12/41 which was lost in a flying accident. You'll love building yours, they're great little kits, i'm on my 3rd one now!
  6. Got to disagree with you there, the only RLM65 visible in those shots, is where the chevron and Priller's personal emblem has been over painted. I'd also say it is clearly finished in the standard 74/75 colours. The aircraft in question carried the Werknr. 20206 and first appeared in Priller's log book on 11/12/41 The pilot in first photo is Ofw. Walter Gr├╝nlinger, Priller's wingman. KIA 4/9/43 after amassing 12 victories. (Information from Luftwaffe im Focus Spezial No1, where those photos were first published.) People seem to not realise that RLM74had a distinctive green hue to it and was not a dark grey as most model paint companies would have you believe. I'd never trust fully the colours stated in crashed aircraft reports and the like. Faber's aircraft may have received a misting of RLM02 to the sides to tone the 76 down, not an entirely un common practice,but I doubt very much it left the factory in anything but 74/75/76 I've a few Eduard A-2's to build and have no problem with Eduard's colour call outs. The middle Fw109 with the flat wing root cowl in your first post is a A-1, and can't be built out of the Royal Class boxing so I don't know where Tom Cleaver got that information from. You get 2 or 4 gun wing options that is all and both feature the cowling with the bulge.
  7. Exactly what I thought! The way he got the saddle tank to over hang towards the rear was useful. I've seen 4 built up now on forums and no one has got that correct up to now, they've all been fit flush along the full length. So now you've got no excuse to build your 2nd kit with the saddle tank fit correctly!
  8. Another clip, this time with a couple of fixes. I see this time he hasn't fixed in the cockpit sides first
  9. Most people I believe would class a defective part as something for example, that as been short shot. Another regular occurrence with Airfix kits. Like I said very different to missing parts. Yes the end result is the same but for 2 different reasons. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/defect https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/missing As for for having to pay, no that isn't right but that isn't in the scope of this thread.
  10. Defects and missing parts are 2 completely different things. At least you got your missing parts cost or no cost, Airfix couldn't even provide those for the OP's defective ones.
  11. This post from a guy who goes as totalfailure over on Hyperscale made me smile. We here at Hornby want to thank our many supporters, customers, and White Knights! It's you that enable our mediocrity, poor quality control, and design errors to continue! Without your help, we might actually have to put some effort into our kits and pay attention to what we're doing. We wouldn't want that to happen, right? So no matter how lazy and sloppy we get, keep on buying! - Thanks, your pals at Airfix! Many a true word said in jest!
  12. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/airfix-quality-control-or-lack-thereof-major-short-t506516.html&share_tid=506516&share_fid=2031166&share_type=t Definitely a hatchet job on those cockpit side walls!
  13. Same here! I've come to the conclusion that "being an American and binning the instructions" is the cause of the problems. What looked a good idea to glue the cockpit tub sides to the fuselage a d then pulling the 2 halfs together has distorted things plus pulled the fuselage sides in to much hence the large gaps. I've glued the wing spars in and taped everything together and ended up with this. Which I can live with, i've had a lot worse. You'd loose those gaps when you applied glue. Just follow the instructions!
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