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  1. In September 2023, Airfix researchers visited Flysamlingen at Gardermoen (at Oslo airport) for another scanning session. Previous visits have resulted in kits like Heinkel He 111P (1:72); F-86F and Vampire Mk.III (both in 1:48). I don`t know what aircraft they scanned - and the ones who know won`t tell. Personally, I would really like to see a Ju 52/3m done by the current Airfix team. On display are: https://flysamlingen.no/utstillingen/flyene/ Rumpler Taube Farman F.46 BE. 2f - can use parts from Airfix BE 2c Auster J/1 Autocrat Fairchild M-62 (PT-19 and PT-26B) Interstate S.1A Cadet Northrop N-3PB kitted by MPM Noorduyn Norseman Mk.IV coming from Ukraine Lockheed C-60A Lodestar kitted by MPM Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Dakota) recently kitted by Airfix. Junkers Ju 88A-1 is still undergoing restoration and not assembled. Junkers Ju 52/3m missing a decent Ju 52/3m, the aircraft in Flysamlingen is an original German built example. Heinkel He 111P-2 scanned and kitted by Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR XI - easily available to scan in England. Piper L-18C Super Cub SAAB 91B-2 Safir Cessna O-1A Birddog De Havilland Vampire F.3 scanned and kitted by Airfix De Havilland Vampire T.55 getting kitted by Pilot Replicas Lockheed T-33A Republic F-84G Thunderjet Republic RF-84F Thunderflash North American F-86F Sabre scanned and kitted by Airfix North American F-86K Sabre Canadair CF-104 Starfighter Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter Northrop F-5A(G) Freedom Fighter Northrop RF-5A(G) Freedom Fighter Northrop F-5B(G) Freedom Fighter General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 AM De Havilland of Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Lockheed C-130H Hercules also available at Cosford. Bell 47D-1 Sikorsky H-19D-4 Chickasaw Bell UH-1B Iroquois Westland Lynx Mk. 86 Westland Sea King Mk.43 recently done by Airfix in 1:48 & 1:72.
  2. Westland Seaking Mk.43 as used by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, pictures thanks to Mark (Tiger331)
  3. Spitfire Mk. IXe | 1/72 | Eduard flown by W/Cdr Rolf Arne Berg, CO of No. 132 Wing, Twente AB, the Netherlands, winter 1944 – 1945 I finished this on October 20, 2019. It is the Spitfire Mk. IXe from Eduard's "The longest day" dual combo with decals from Eduard's royal boxing of the Mk. IX kindly provided by @Procopius. Since I am roughly half Norwegian, I've wanted to make a collection of all the fighters the Royal Norwegian Air Force has flown. While Rolf Berg was a Norwegian in the RAF, I figured it was a good one to start my collection with because of the prominent Norwegian pre-war markings on the tail and wings. When I first saw Berg's spitfire a couple of years ago, I knew I had to make a model of it! From the instructions: "This aircraft was flown by the CO of No.132 (Norwegian) Wing W/Cdr Rolf Arne Berg. Berg ordered ground personel of his unit to paint the pre-war Norwegian national insignia on the wings and rudder in the fall of 1944 and asked RAF Supreme Command for permission to carry this marking. RAF Command deemed the marking as forbidden and Berg was forced to remove it in January 1945. Berg met his fate on February 3, 1945. At the very end of his combat tour he decided to fly one more combat mission. His Spitfire PV181 was hit by AA-fire over Eelde, the Netherlands. Wing damage led to a crash and Berg's death. He scored 5 3⁄4 confirmed and 1 1⁄2 probable kills with 3 damaged." The instructions say he was killed "...at the end of his tour...", but the great article here (https://www.norwegianspitfire.com/rolf-arne-berg-the-legend/) said it was on the very day he was leaving service and that the mission was voluntary! Very sad, indeed. He sounded like a great pilot, and a gentleman. I built this at the same time as an Eduard Mk. XVI. WIP is here Finishing: Seams filled with CA (superglue) Paints: Mr. Surfacer 1500 black primer > Hataka Ocean Gray/Dark Green/Light Sea Gray/Sky > Mr. Surfacer 1500 black spray and Mr. Color Aircraft Gray for invasion stripes Decals: Eduard Royal Class boxing decals Weathering/Wear: Selected panel lines highlighted with 0.2 mm pencil > Tamiya weathering pastels (black) > sun fading with white oil paint > oil staining and dirt streaks with Black and Burnt Umber watercolor Paints > Chips with Testors Chrome enamel applied with a spotter brush Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy. Constructive criticism, comments and questions welcome!
  4. Hi all, I'm just about to start building a Kinetic Harrier T4 for the Hawker Siddeley GB and want to build it as an aircraft deployed to Norway with the corresponding winter camo. I have found some pictures of 4 Sqn birds with partial winter camo but would really like to an a/c with the full wrap around where the green is replaced by white. I know that some were painted in that way as I have found pictures online which show single seaters nice and clearly and teasingly show just the extended tail portions of a 2 seater, typical! So if any of you can help with pictures or even supply the codes and sqn number of Harrier T birds in that scheme I would be extremely grateful. Thanks in advance. Craig.
  5. Hi, No 3 finished this year: Norwegian Fokker CVD with Armstrong Siddeley Panther engine, winter camo from April 1940. This is a LF Models short run injection kit which is nice to build, with some weak point of course as for short run one can expact. For examle the resin nose is of different witdth than fuelage and one have to trim it a bit to fit. I based camo on photos presented in this book, which I've got as a gift from my friends some years ago (Magda and Andrzej - many thanks again! ) : Fokker CVD is a unique biplane - no riging only control cables. The white zig-zags were in original chalk paint fileld work. OK, here she is: This is my fourth one Norwegian finished during a year (He-115, Douglas DT-2C, Hoever MF 11) and fifth in collection (including old scratch conversion of Caproni 310). Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  6. Hi, Norwegian recce and light bomber hydroplane, Høver MF 11. After German attack on 9th April 1940 Norwegian airplanes, which survived, were all camouflaged. There are some photos showing those schemes like here: On left there is also He-115. The machine which stands behind it, with partially overpainted number (only "8" left) was subject of my model. I know two kits of MF 11, I did it from vacu kit by Broplan (second is resin one by Choroszy Modelbau) Here she is: This was my third build within float planes and flying boats GB. Remaining two were Blackburn Riopon in Finish colours (Broplan vacu) and Douglas DT 2 C in Norwegian livery (both were on RFI some weeks ago). Here are all three: Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  7. Hi, I started it last July, finished yesterday. This is Frog mould of He 115 C produced now by Revell, I converted it into He 115 N of Norway. The conversion (WIP thread) was presented here:http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006240-norwegian-he-115-in-172/. The photo of this machine, which inspired me to construct it is that one: There is also a thread in WWII part on caputred in England ex-Norwegian He-115s http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/63595-captured-heinkel-115/&page=4 where Mr. Kjetil Akra was kind to present some illustrations from his not issued yet book on He-115. I appreciete very much his great help in details of differences between Norwegian He 115 and German He 115 C. The main part of conversion was in engines and front glazing. I not exactly followed the scheme in profiles of Kjetil, since for me the at the photo above some non-regular Norwegian national insignia is overpainted hastitly on the top of fin. Moreover I see the dark green spatches on wing near fuselage and they are not present on profile. The spatches on left wing are my "licence poetica" but I think they are in logic of Norwegian patterns which you may see on Hover MF 11 as well. Here is the results: Photos are taken with bulb light, now I wil have to wait until week-end to do day light at home. When I go work in morning it is still a bit too dark, when I came back it is dark again.... Comments welcome Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. from Saturday, the 11th Feb 2017 Below are addditional, day light photos which I promised :): Thank you for watching J-W
  8. I have an old Humbrol issue of the Heller 1/72 Gladiator Mk1/II. The box art features N5908 FoHE with blue spinner, cowling and rudder. I suspect the wheel covers when fitted would have been blue too. A trawl through Google has only thrown up photos of the restored N5641 GoHE in a museum in Norway with those markings. (Including an interesting on this forum from a while ago.) My question is did these aircraft, so hurriedly deployed to Norway, actually have the blue applied to their various bits? The 2 or 3 books on Gladdies that I have offer no clues. I'd like to do this scheme but prefer confirmation which photos of a restored museum aircraft doesnt really provide. Also whether the camo was in the 4 shades scheme or simply DG/DE and what style was the undersides...B/W, B/W/S or sky grey etc. Thanks in advance. BTW the skis will come in handy on another kit
  9. Hi, it's been announced that Norway's newly restored CF-104D will be at the Sola/Stavanger Airshow this June and I'm really itching to go there. Has anyone been to the show and has done it as a weekend trip with flights and hotel? I'm thinking about arriving Friday and leaving again either Saturday or Sunday, staying in a hotel near/next to the airport. Can everything be reached on foot? If leaving Sunday afternoon, could I still watch some of Sunday's show, either from the showground itself, or from the hotel or airport terminal? How does this work anyway with having an airshow at a "live" airport with passenger arrivals and departures? I've already heard that entry is very expensive plus of course flights and hotel, but I've never seen a 104 at an airshow and this could well be a one-off chance for me. Is the show good otherwise, compared to current UK shows? Cheers Jeffrey
  10. This is my first and exceedingly delayed entry in the group build, an Airfix Hurricane IIb from the Operation Torch set. This will be a purely out-of-the-box build as FN-D of 331 (Norwegian) Squadron, based in Skeabrae in the autumn of 1941. I bought this kit from Mikemx and it came in a Tamiya Zero box, so here are the sprues sans box shot: The IIb wing unique to the Airfix Club boxings of the Hurricane IIc: The Vingtor decals set: The instructions call for Medium Sea Grey/Dark Green/ a very dark 'mixed grey', which they say could be as dark as Extra Dark Sea Grey. I should have the interior assembled this evening.
  11. I thought I'd move beyond my regular "plane at rest on a 6x6 tile" and see if I could expand to a "plane in flight on a 6x6 tile". I've always had an affinity for the Harrier, particularly the GR3 and GR7/9 and remember getting the GR3 as my second kit at the age of about 9 so this will be my subject of this build. Details: Airfix GR3. Eduard PE detailing. Freightdog fin replacement. Trees and base details yet to be sourced. I've done a few sketches of what I'd like this to look like but I don't think my drawing skills are up to much so I'm reluctant to share them here! I want to do a Harrier in arctic camouflage in the midst of a low level pass over the Norwegian countryside. For interest, I'd like to include a road and a mud track as well as a few trees. I was hoping that the trees could be used to hide the wire that will be supporting the aircraft in some way with the jet sitting about six inches above the base and the tallest tree being about two inches tall. The whole thing will have a fine dusting of snow too. So that's the challenge. I've got to finish my Hawk over the next month or so, so I'm still very much in the planning stage at the moment. Any pointers or suggestions would be very welcome! David
  12. Hi gents, I've just finished this - the Airfix Gloster Gladiator in the markings of an aircraft of the Norwegian Jagevingen (Fighter Flight) at Fornebu, Oslo in April 1940 - decals from the DP Casper 'Forgotten Operations - Weserübung' decal sheet DPC72015: This aircraft, flown by Sergeant Kristian Fredrik Schye of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, was engaged in combat with the Luftwaffe on 09 April 1940. Sgt Schye brought down a Bf110C of 1./ZG76 (the M8+FH flown by Unteroffizier Helmut Mütschele and gunner Gefreiter Karl Lorey) but minutes later was himself shot down by Leutnant Helmut Lent. Sergeant Schye force-landed his Gladiator, having been slightly wounded by cannon shell fragments but was released from hospital after a couple of days. A more detailed account of the action can be found here I built the Bf110 that Sergeant Schye shot down as part of the BF110 Group Build here - here is the 'Dogfight Double' shot: This is my first Airfix Gladiator and was as much as anything a test-bed for rigging, which I had not attempted before. I learned a great deal in the process and while I am not unhappy with how it turned out the experience gained in this build will make my next one better... I had no issues with the kit apart from some difficulty fitting the engine cowling which could probably have been avoided if I had been more careful. The photographs I was able to find of this aircraft were not conclusive but seem to indicate that ski landing gear was fitted at the time the aircraft was shot down, but while the skis provided with the Airfix kit are fine for the Swedish or Finnish versions they are not appropriate for the Norwegian aircraft which used a different type... in any case the skis and wheels were interchangeable, and there are pictures of Norwegian Gladiators on snow-covered ground with the wheels fitted, so that's my justification and I intend to stick to it I would thank our esteemed forum colleague Procopius for pointing me in the direction of the EZ Line with which the model was rigged, and our equally esteemed colleague Cookenbacher for putting the 'Dogfight Double' idea into my head in the first place - thank you both Cheers, Stew
  13. Hi, This is my latest build, a RNoAF F-16 MLU. I used the Eduard NATO Falcons kit, i.e. Kinetic, together with decals from Vingtor and a PJ pilot in the office. As Eduard is adding resin and PE to the Kinetic kit the build is more or less OOB, just some wiring added. I have added a decent amount of weapons from the kit and Hasegawas Weapons set to make it look like pictures that I found on the web taken at Souda Bay, Crete, during the Libya Air War. I always wanted to make a Norwegian F-16, but it is rather difficult to get all over one tone grey schemes to come alive but I gave it a try. She is painted with Gunze and Aclad II where needed. Hope you like it Cheers /Fred
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