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  1. Cheshire's Mustang!!! Great!!! We are watching! Unfortunately things like this happen sometimes, even if we carefuly examine all parts before packing into box. Sorry for that. We replace any and every damaged part free of charge, just fill the form here: https://www.armahobby.com/webpage/support-faq.html#claims Best regards! Grzegorz from Arma Hobby
  2. In the end of the Battle of Britain, November 1940, again one of the wing's undersurfaces of RAF fighters were painted in black. What about stencils on these black surfaces? Have been repainted? Tamiya gives white stencil decals in their Spitfire 1/72 kit. Is that correct?
  3. Good job! The whole Arma Hobby team is watching this thread with interest!
  4. GrzeM

    HMS Daring (H16)

    Fine work! Congratulations! Speaking about CA glue - there is a method to manage it. Just do not apply the glue from the tube, but put a big drop on some surface (I use microscope piece of glass, some use old CDs), let it dry a bit, then put smaller drop in the middle of the first one - and then forget about the tube and use this pool as a supply depot for CA. Applicate glue from this drop to the model parts using really thin needle. It works. Certain Polish master-modeller wrote an article about it: Article about CA glueing PE parts on 1/700 ships It is in Polish, but there are lots of useful photos there. And the text you can translate with the google translator. Best!
  5. It is so interesting! The Norway campaign fascinates me a lot. Poles (Navy and ground forces) were deeply involved. I hope to build "Norwegian" Ark Royal some day. Pity there is no Glorious or Furious plastic model available. BTW, is it possibile to estimate that Warspite Swordfish marking and camouflage (one which in the 2nd Battle of Narvik sunk a U-Boot and spotted artillery)? Good luck with this project!
  6. I must make a confession here (though Edward I hope already knows it) - as a father of three (a bit older than Edward's) I have not much time to write long comments here, but... I follow this thread carefully, enjoy it, and support Procopius both in challenges of parenting and modelling. Amen.
  7. Very cool find, that photo with bombs. I think both photo show the same plane, at the same time. Light is similar and the bombs too. Is the second Gamma in Spain confirmed?
  8. Well, even in 1/350 this model would be outstanding!
  9. So cool! Some armoured trains in Britain were manned by Polish crews. Here are some photos: https://historia.interia.pl/polska-walczaca/news-polskie-pociagi-pancerne-w-wielkiej-brytanii,nId,1359352#embed
  10. Stunning! Even for 1/35 it would be lovely!
  11. Well done! Great model and very cool diorama! Enjoy your vision and appreciate it, as it may get worse in some years!
  12. What can I add? The PZL factory (producing all-metal airplanes) used up to three different shades of "Polish khaki" in various periods of '30s. Two of them are confirmed by the Kraków Museum research (report from '80s examinations gives precise shades of two khaki paint layers, factory fresh and from 1938 or 1939 overhaul) and the third one by other research, mostly by Marek Rogusz, author of the 1939 section of the Polish Fighter Colours by MMP Books/Stratus, who is active aviation archeologist and researcher and has examined lots of artifacts - preserved parts of the original airplanes. These colours are described here [note that photo of P.11c from Muzeum shows the plane in wrong colours, before final renovation]: http://armahobbynews.pl/en/blog/2017/06/19/pzl-p-7a-colours-and-markings/ And here (text below includes resume of the Museum report from P.11c examination): http://armahobbynews.pl/en/blog/2018/06/21/p-11c-pzl-elevens-of-cracow-part-ii-painting-schemes/ The bottom of the Museum P.11c was painted in two layers too (both before or in 1939, I don't mention later modifications). First colour, 'factory fresh' was light blueish-grey, while later shade was less blue and darker. Similar colours are known from airplane parts from archeological excavations on the 1939 crash sites found by Marek Rogusz, some photos are published in Polish Fighter Colours books. Some later produced PZL planes (mostly PZL 37 Łoś bombers) had undersides in greyish-alluminium colour without any hint of blue. Also flap from PZL 23 Karaś in Polish Air Force Muzeum in Dęblin has greyish-alluminium undersides.
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