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  1. Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 1:48 Eduard ProfiPACK The Messerschmidt Bf 109 is one of the iconic aircraft of WWII. The F-4 would use the 1332hp DB601E engine which would be fitted with a broader balded propeller for improved altitude performance. The aircraft would carry the new Mauser MG151 20mm cannon with 200 rounds per gun. Production of the F-4 would start in May 1941 and last a year with 1841 examples being built, 576 of these being the tropicalised version. The Kit This kit traces its roots back to the E-1 issued in 2012 and comes with new parts for the F-4. Construction starts shockingly enough with the cockpit. Various control wheels and the main control column is added along with the armoured seat back. Following this the seat pan and rudder pedals are added. A full set of photo-etched belts is provided for the pilots seat. Following this side panels and parts are added into the fuselage sides, including some photo-etched panels. The instrument panel is made up using the supplied photo-etched parts. Once all of these sub-assemblies are made up they can be placed inside the fuselage and this closed up. As well as the cockpit the tail wheel and exhausts need to be added before the closure takes place. One of the decal options uses different exhaust parts and this is not mentioned on the instructions so the modeller will need to check the profiles. Once the main fuselage is together the intake needs to be added on the side. For the tropical version this will need the additional filter adding as well. Construction then moves to the rear of the main fuselage with the tail planes and rudder being added. All of the control surfaces are separate so can be posed as needed by the modeller. Next up are the wings. The lower is one part with left and right uppers. The wheel well detail needs to be added into the lower wing and then the uppers can be added on. Once complete the wing assembly is mated with the main fuselage. Next up the leading edge slats and ailerons can be added. On the underside of the wing the left and right radiators are assembled and added to the wing. The flaps can then be added making sure to get the radiator flaps at the correct angle. Moving towards finishing the model the main landing gear units are completed and added to the model. The wheels are a single part with a left and right hub. The gear leg is attached as is the door. The canopy parts can then be added not forgetting the pilots head rest & armour in the main centre part. Last but not least for the main kit the propeller and spinner are added. If needed a centre line bomb and rack are included. The bomb fins and sway braces are photo-etched parts which will look more in scale. Decals Decals are in house from Eduard and should pose no issues. There is a main sheet and a supplemental sheet for the stencils, markings are provided for 6 examples; W.Nr 7183 Flown by Hptm Hans "Assi" Hahn, III/JG.2, St. Pol, France 1941. W.Nr 7243 Flown by Oblt Otto Kath, Stab/JG.54 Staraya Russa, Soviet Union Dec 1941. W.Nr 13324 Flown by Oblt Viktor Bauer, 9./JG.3 Shchigry, Soviet Union June 1942. Flown by Uffz Hans Dobrich, 6./JG.5, Petsamo, Finland Sept 1942. W.Nr 7629 Flown by Oblt Frank Liesendahl, 10 (Jabo)/JG.2, France June 1942. W.Nr 8693 Flown by Lt Hans-Joachim Marseille, 3./JG.27, North Africa Feb 1942. Conclusion This is a welcome new F-4 release from Eduard. Not only is it available as the ProfiPACK kit but over trees and LEPT photo-etch sets are available if you wish to build more than one of the excellent decal options. Highly recommended. ProfiPACK Kit Overtrees LEPET1 Etch Review sample courtesy of
  2. This is my stab at AZ Models excellent little Bf 109 G-2 in late war Romanian guise. It depicts a machine post Romania joining the Allies in 1945, and built for the Great Patriotic War GB. The kit is very nice, with excellent detail straight out of the box, while requiring a little more care than a mainstream kit. The instructions are a little vague in places, particularly with regard things like wheels and aerial masts which varies between early and late model G-2s, so apologies if mine aren't quite right. I won't tell if you won't. Paints are my usual mix of Gunze & Tamiya acrylics, thinned with cellulose thinners,xand applied with my trusty Badger 100S. Thanks for looking. Karl
  3. One day I will start building here a Revegawa 1:72 He 111 H-6. I have two decal options almost from the box, a KG 26 Arctic torpedo bomber (I have the Hase torps thanks to Bil here at BM ) or Kurt Kuhlmeys' transporter. Those torps would look cool under a Ju 88 too... And Kuhlmey's plane doesn't need the Hermanns either. Decisions, decisions again! Nope! See below...
  4. Time to throw my hat in the ring and actually start building something. Having looked through my miniscule stash, there was nothing suitable, so went looking for inspiration for a subject for this GB. A quick mooch through the Bordfunker library I found a profile of a Romanian Bf 109 which sent me a Googling and thence onto the AZ kit. And taking me back to my youth a painting guide on the back of the box. A number of interesting options to choose from, though I'm not sure which one yet. Nice colourful decals, far more appealing than Balkankreuz and Hakenkreuz! The sprues are nice and full with very nice detail and no flash. And an extra sprue in brown plastic which looks to specific to this boxing. The resin wheels I found in the spares box so might think about using them. Many of the parts on the sprues don't get used in this build as per the pics below. A bit emptier now! The wings as supplied are molded with the small wheel bump common to many Gustav's, however not appropriate to this build, so had to be removed. This is the after and before shot. And both done. I've started building the pit, but I'll post some pics tomorrow now. Edit : for some reason FB refuses to display my photos correctly! Karl
  5. 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 line as part of the Eduard 1/72 revolution Bf 109F-2/F-4/G-2/G-4 versions confirmed - in 3D construction source: http://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=11559 post 26531) 26.06.2015-13:08 S.199 is confirmed as a future release for later time with the 1/72 MiG-21 line
  6. Hello again, this is my follow up to the "Jagerbomber" I posted up a few weeks ago. The mask set came with two versions so I decided to use the second on another iconic German vehicle. Great kit to build and no issues with the fit. Thanks for looking, Siffo.
  7. Hello! Here is my latest completed build. This is the limited edition boxing of the 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109 G-10. I had wanted a 109 in the markings of "Rita" of 2./JG300 for a long, long time. I owe my mate Frank big time for finding this kit for me! The model has been helped along with some etched brass and some home made details, but its mostly Hasegawa and I must say this kit was a real pleasure to work with. WIP posts more details and photo's can be found on my blog. For now I'll shut up and show you some photo's! Here is "Rita" as she was in 1944: Here is my model! As always, comments good or bad are welcome.
  8. EDIT: this thread started as an entry to the BoB GB. Since I didn't manage to finish in time, it was moved to the KUTA GB. ----------------------------------------------- Dear All, this is my third and last entry in the BoB GB: Helmut Wick's Messerschmitt Bf 109 E4, as flown on October 1940. Wick was the most successful German fighter pilot at the time, as he reached 56 confirmed victories in 168 combat missions, before being himself shot down over the sea, near Britain, on 28 November 1940, at the age of 25. During his career he was awarded several important military awards, including the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub. The aircraft I'm building was the following one: As can be seen, painting this camouflage will be quite a challenge... The kit itself is the one from Tamiya and comes with the correct markings for the above profile. The picture shows the box, sprues, decals and the PE fret from Eduard I'll be using for better detailing the cockpit (mainly). The kit itself has a good amount of detail but I want to take it to the next level. I've already planned the build in some detail and hope to be able to finish it relatively quickly. This is important because I'm also building Airfix's Defiant (WIP here) and Do 17z (WIP here) for this GB. It's quite ambitious for me, especially because I'll be using a lot of PE, which will be a first... Anyway, as said in my other posts, I'm still finishing three British Phantoms for the Phantom GB, which ends on the 26th, so I don't think I'll be able to start the BoB builds before that. Thanks for looking. Cheers Jaime
  9. Here is the first of my two entries to the Group Build. 1/48 Airfix Bf 109 in the markings of Gerhard Schopfel Caffiers August 1940. I'll be using the Altmark AM decal set, and a canopy masking set but other than that it will be straight out of the box. 9 Staffel wore the "Hollenhund" badge beneath the cockpit, which translates to the Hound from Hell, which is quite apt for the 109 I think. I chose these markings as it doesn't have mottle or the all yellow nose, and consequently looks quite clean for a change. Anyway, there it is, i'm ready for the off..."Horrido" as the Luftwaffe chaps might say!!
  10. My first model and diorama made some time last year after over 20 year break. I've made it as a kind of exercise to test the materials and techniques that I wasn't even aware of when assembling kits as a kid (pre/post shading, weathering etc.). Brush painted (haven't had a airbrush yet) with Mr Hobby paints and weathered with pastels. I've done some photoshop work on two first pictures to blend the diorama with the background to look like an old photo. I haven't touched the model or diorama itself.
  11. Hi all, I am new on this forum and this diorama is my biggest work, so far. The basic kits were the Hasegawa's old bf 109E and the Tamiya reissued Opel Blitz. During the building I used a lot of PE and detail sets, such as Eduard, Part, Hauler, SBS Model! Hope you like it! Thanks or watching! Cheers, Matyi from Hungary
  12. Dear Fellow Modellers, I've started this model back in November 2014 and I'm nearly finishing it. However, since it is still a WIP, I thought I could post the main building steps here. The kit is the Revell Bf 109 G10 in 1/72. This is the box and contents - just two gray sprues, one clear sprue and decals for two aircraft. 37 parts in total: My main objective when I bought this kit was to try to properly paint a mottled camouflage. As you'll see later on, I tried a few other techniques, namely some scratch buiiding, in order to correct some lack of detail / errors. I chose the option of the IV. Gruppe/JG 27, early 1945, Berlin aircraft, with yellow underside wing tips. I didn't find any information on the individual aircraft portrayed by Revell, but found several sources about Bf 109 G10 aircraft (109 lair, barracuda decals Part I and Part II), which I used to correct the painting instructions and other details. I was also inspired by the excellent build of this kit made by Rato Marczak, though for a different individual aircraft. This virtual view of a Bf 109 G10 cockpit was also useful. My first step was to cut out the main parts (fuselage, wings, cockpit components) and make a dry-fit test, to check potential fit and seam problems: There was nothing specially problematic. Next I cut out the canopy, gave it a bath of Alclad Aqua Gloss, which I found to be a superb product to bring out the transparency of clear parts, and let it dry overnight: When dry, I masked it with Tamiya masking tape. Here are a few steps of the masking process: Then, I proceeded to the cockpit. Luftwaffe aircraft of this period had their cockpits painted RLM 66 Schwarzgrau (Black Gray). The instrument panel was given some color according to pictures of the real thing. The backs of the dials were painted black and the rims of some of them were dry-brushed with yellow and red. A dry-brush with silver was applied to provide a worn off look. A flat coat of varnish (Micro Flat) was then applied and, in the end, the dials were covered with a drop of Alclad Aqua Gloss, applied with a toothpick, to simulate the dials' glass covers: The cockpit base, seat and control column were also painted RLM 66, dry brushed with silver, and washed with a Vallejo brown acrylic wash. Finish is Micro Flat. The cockpit sides were subjected to the same treatment: At this point in the build I intended to display the aircraft with a closed canopy, so I considered the existing cockpit detail to be good enough. Here is the cockpit base, seat and instrument panel already glued together: And now glued to the fuselage: Well, I guess this is enough for the first post of this WIP. Hope you found it interesting. Thanks for looking. Jaime
  13. All done! many thanks to the many people who helped guide me in the right direction (especially with the colour matches) (tank152) and (Greased Lightning). The last photo shows an incomplete pic of the build. It is there to show the underside's weathering Cheers, John [/url] [/url]
  14. Bf 109E-7 Trop Eduard 1:48 Weekend Edition If you have not heard of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 then were have you been? The E-7 variant incorporated the developments of the E-4 with Armour and structural improvements, the change from MG FF cannons to the MG FF/M and the "square" canopy. In addition it introduced provision for an optional 300L drop tank, the first time the 109 would carry a drop tank. Alternatively a bomb could be fitted. The E-7 entered combat at the end of August 1940. A total of 438 E-7s would be built. The Kit On opening the box for this weekend edition the modeller is greeted with four sprues of grey plastic, a clear sprue, and a set of Eduard's super fabric seat belts. The moulding is top quality and there is no sign of any issues. Construction starts in the cockpit area, with the first order of business being to add some detail to the cockpit sidewalls. We briefly move away from the cockpit to construct the intake area on the underside of the engine. Once this is done we resume the cockpit proper and get onto the main area for the pilot. The control column is added along with the pilots seat, rudder pedals, lower instrument panel and landing gear controls. Then engine bulkhead is then complete along with main instrument panel and the gun sight. The next step is construction of the engine, and the armament which sits on top of it. If you are going to build the model with the engine cowl closed then most of the engine parts and the guns can be left off. It would be shame to do this however as there is a lot of good detail in this area. Once the engine is complete in either the fully constructed or basic form, it along with the cockpit and tail wheel are placed into the main fuselage and it is closed up. The next major construction step is the wings. These are a conventional lower one part main wing with left & right uppers. The wheel wells need to be placed inside the wings before they are closed up. Fully positionable flaps and slats are provided if the modeller wishes to pose them up or down. The underwing radiators are also added at this point. Once the wing assembly is complete it is mated up with the main fuselage. The next step is to attach the tail-planes and the rudder. The tail-planes are one part but the rudder can be positioned as needed. The main undercarriage is the next item to be constructed and added. These consist of a tyre with a left and right hub. A one part main gear leg is added with a separate main brake line which is a nice touch. These are then attached to the main gear door and installed onto the airframe. The external tank is also made and attached at this point if you are going to be using it. The last construction steps are to add the cowlings to engine if you are using them. The head armour needs to be attached to the main canopy, and all the clear parts assembled. Canopy The canopy from Eduard is very clear, and a crisp moulding. It should pose no problems. Decals The decals in Eduard's weekend options are certainly improving. Not only do you now get two options, but they have included some stencil data which was previously missing from the weekend kits. The decals are The options are; 2./JG 27, Ain El Gazala Airfield. Libya 1941. 1./JG 27, Ain El Gazala Airfield. Libya July 1941. Flown by The Co Oblt Karl-Wolfgang Redlich. . Conclusion This is another great boxing in their 109 series from Eduard. With the inclusion of two decal options, stencils; and a set of seat belts this Weekend Boxing is great value for money. Overall Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  15. Here's Hasegawa kit, built OOB and painted using Xtracrylics colors. The plane depicts Herman Grafs a/c while serving with JG 52 at Deutsche Brod in 1945.
  16. Here's Hasegawa kit, built OOB and painted using Xtracrylics colors. The plane depicts Herman Grafs a/c while serving with JG 52 at Deutsche Brod in 1945.
  17. First of all, thanks for all the positive comments for my recent first upload. This one is my effort at Airfix's Bf 109E in 1/48 (the 2010 new tool), which I built in 2013. This was a pleasure to build, with good fit and detail all the way. It was airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics (other than the antenna mast, which was lost to the shagpile), and was my second attempt at Luftwaffe mottling (the first one won't be making any public appearances). I had a rare dip into the aftermarket after reading that the decals (particularly the crosses) for this kit were a bit thick, so I bought some Aeromaster Battle of Britain ones, which went on a treat, although I can't remember any details of whose plane these markings depict. I gave it a panel wash with Flory Models' dark dirt and exhaust and cannon stains were airbrushed with a very thin off black mix of acrylics. Thanks for looking Adam
  18. Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 4101, ex-GH + DX, ex-6./JG 52 "Yellow 8", ex-2/JG51 "Black 12", ex-RAF DG200, ex-No. 1426 Flight RAF, used in Battle of Britain film, Black 12. At RAF Hendon, pics are mine.
  19. There are some new and interesting 109 builds here on Britmodeller, so i thought its a good idea to post and share one of my Gustavs. Its the Hasegawa kit in 1/32 scale, maybe not the most accurate 109 on the market but if you are looking for a relaxing build go with this kit, it builds nearly for itself. The markings are for a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, 4./JG 51 “Mölders” flown by Obfw. Elias Kühlein. I hope you like it Bernd
  20. Hey guys, this is my last finished kit, built for the D-Day group build here on BM - just to have some of the bad guys there too It was built OOB, i did only cut the wings control surfaces and added some wires here and there. The camo option is based on drawing provided by "Cpt_Farrel" (thank you once again ). There were few problems during the build, mainly in the painting phase as i still do not have any big experiences with painting the mottling scheme. For smoke trails i wanted to use tamiya smoke, but the result was not good (+ it was shinning like dog´s balls.. ladies forgive me.. ), so i went over with much thinned mix of tamiya brown-red and nato black. That was working a lot better, but i had to cover the previous layers of smoke, so the final trail is quite huge. Though, there are images showing smoke trails big like that sometimes The full WIP if anyone is interested (nothing special there though ) http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234966356-2x-bf-109g-6-172-jg3-and-raf-captured-jg3-finished-new-close-shots/ Here are few shots then The first serie of shots was taken inside, it still has slight shine on the smoke trail.. And by the way, the base is not homemade, i bought that online for my future project. One day i ll learn to make one myself, but untill then, this ll do the job for me The following images shows some closer shots outside on day light (also the smoke trails were oversprayed with matt varnish mixed with darker brown and in the end i took some black and brown pigments to it, to bring down the shine a bit). Thanks for watching guys It is not my best kit for sure, but i did practice something new tome again . Aaaand next time i wont paint the antena wire (made from the fishing line) with black, some grey shade would do better job i guess
  21. The other day, I realised that I only have a year or so before I celebrate 50 years of gluing plastic together. A sobering thought, of course, when you think of what good you could have brought to the world if only you had invested your time more wisely. Thankfully, thoughts like that quickly dissipate, and are replaced with more meaningful queries. Have I built every mark of Spitfire yet? Just what colour were the spaghetti swirls on those Hurricanes? Is RLM83 really dark blue? And speaking of the Luftwaffe, have I built every mark of 109 yet? OMG. Not only haven't I built every mark of 109 yet - I haven't made even one single model of the bloomin' 109. Not one in almost 50 years! How can I call myself a modeller? Oh, the shame if this gets out at a club meeting. I'll be banished from the IPMS - International Plastic Messerschmitt Society. But wait! I have this sweet little Airfix kit in the stash, and I can build this up quick, OOB, put it in my display case, and no one will be the wiser. Heck, it's even on top of the stash because the box is so small. Let's do it! Here's what was in the box: Oh crap, there's Eduard stuff in the box! So much for the OOB idea. Well, I decided to do it anyway. For starters, I added the nice photoetch rudder pedals. Next, I added the bracket that will hold the seat adjustment lever. Typical small photoetch part that you have to fold into a U shape, providing you can even see it. Eduard have you make the lever itself out of plastic rod. Remind me to do that at some point. Next up I painted the cockpit with some Gunze H70 RLM02, and the instrument panel with Gunze H416 RLM66. Eduard provide some very nice pre-painted instrument panels, and I just had to have a look at them through a magnifying glass. Yes, you can actually read the instrument dials. In 1:72 scale! Aye carumba. At this point, I switched over to the wings, where that nice Mr. Ed has designed some improvements to the wheel wells. Airfix has some nice detailing in the roof of the wheel well, but when the upper and lower wing sections are put together, the walls of the wheel well have a nasty seam running right down the middle. Eduard has photoetch to cover that up, but it looks tricky. Here is what we start with: I removed the Airfix detail from the roof of the well with a sharp no.11 blade. I then added the photoetch roof, which bends into a nice concave shape when you press it against the wing: Next, it's time to glue the wing sections together. Here I discovered something a little odd. If I aligned the top and bottom wings using the pegs and holes moulded by Airfix, the leading edge of the wing is not aligned - to fix this I had to cut off the pegs and line everything up by eye and then glue it. It was like building a short run kit. But at least everything is lined up, and I can add the photoetch walls. Once that was done, here's what I had: (You can see the nasty seam in the other wheel well.) It looks like an improvement, so I followed the same procedure for the other side. Oddly, I had to cut the pegs off of this side, too, in order to get everything lined up. Here is an in-process shot that shows how I tackled the wheel well wall. I took the flat piece of photoetch, and formed it around a wooden dowel, so that it was a smaller diameter than the wheel well. I applied some CA glue to the area where there is a notch for the landing gear strut, and then I worked my way around the wall, using very small amounts of CA. Lastly, I added the separate piece of PE that is glued into the indentation for the landing gear strut. Eventually, both sides were finished. Too bad the real wheel wells weren't brass, I wouldn't have to paint them. Then I went back to the cockpit, and added the PE harnesses to the seat. I also added the gun sight to the instrument panel. Next, I added a lot of PE detail to the cockpit sidewalls. The cockpit also got a light wash of burnt umber something or other. (I forgot what's in the bottle!) I didn't bother to fix the large ejector pin mark on the rear cockpit shelf, as there will be some PE covering that up later on. Some shots of how it will go together: You may have noticed that the edges of the cockpit and instrument panel have been sanded. I found this was necessary to get things to fit together properly, especially the fit of the wing assembly onto the fuselage. Without sanding down the edges of the cockpit, the fuselage is too wide, and when the wings were added there was no dihedral. I just kept sanding away at the cockpit until everything fit together with no difficulty. It wasn't much to remove really, and once I got to that point, everything fit together very well. Now it was time to address the fatal flaw of the kit, the one that makes it unbuildable. Of course, this is the infamous starboard wing root moulding flaw. On the wing root there is what looks like a strengthening strip of some kind, and this is reproduced nicely on the port side. The other side well, not so good. There is something there, but it hasn't been fully moulded. Airfix have fixed this in later versions of this kit, so I figured if they can do it so can I. First, I made a pencil rubbing of the good side. I used this as a template to cut out a thin strip of 0.010" styrene, which has a slight curve to it. Here it is just sitting on the starboard fuselage half: Next I used liquid cement to attach it to the fuselage: So far so good, but the strip is too thick (even at 0.010")! I sanded it down until it seemed to be the same thickness as the strip on the good side. At this point, I also glued the fuselage halves together. The strip on the good side has small holes evenly spaced along its length. To duplicate that, I need to mark off where the holes need to be and then add them. I measured the good side, and found the spacing was 1.5mm. I marked that off with a sharp pencil, nothing fancy. Next, I used a 0.016" drill bit to make the holes. I used my fingers as the drill; I rotated the drill bit between my fingers, finding it quite easy to remove the soft styrene. It's not perfect, but I think it will get the job done. I plan on sanding this down some more, and I think that it will look OK under a few coats of paint. To give you an idea of the scale, here is the model, the drill bit, my set of drill bits, and a euro buck: That last photo is not magnified as much as the others, so it looks more "real life." Anyway, that's where I am for now. I'll be taking a couple days off as my youngest daughter is graduating from university this weekend and you know what that means - no more tuition!! Woo hoo!! Cheers, Bill
  22. Hi mates, Can anyone direct me to an on-line reference for placing the stencils on a Bf 109E-4? I'm finishing up that lovely little new tool 1:72 kit from Airfix, who seemed to have provided the stencils, but no instructions on where to put them. Cheers, Bill
  23. Well its now finished. Although the scheme is based on the airfix Von Werra scheme, I have used a bit of artistic license, and done a side camo scheme too. I am very pleased with the end result, despite the obvious areas for improvement, though please remember this is only my fourth model. Link to work in progress thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234933782-airfix-172-messerschmitt-bf-109e-4-link-to-ready-for-inspection-on-page-2/ So here are the pictures:
  24. Hello. Please see my finished Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 from AZmodel in 1/72 scale. Photos:
  25. Dear Britmodellers, Kagero Publishing is proud to announce five new books which will be ready for shipping after the 25th November 2013. We would also like to inform that we’re going to start a contest for all modellers who use decals included in our publications. The competition will start in January 2014. We’re going to give away dozens of prizes, so if you’re going to start building a kit soon, please consider using our decals. More details will soon be announced. We are also having a Christmas sale in our webshop http://shop.kagero.pl/lang/en currently. The discount prices can be viewed after logging in to one’s account in our shop. MONOGRAPHS SPECIAL EDITION No. 02 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. The Blitzkrieg Fighter Marek J. Murawski, Jakub Plewka The latest addition to the ‘Monographs Special Edition’ series is devoted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This new book gives not only a thorough insight into the development, variants, technical features and camouflage of the ‘Emil’, but also an excellent overview of the aircraft’s service with the Luftwaffe. Packed with period photos, colour profiles and scale drawings, this title is a perfect guide for aviation modellers. A4 size, 188 pages, English text, 212 archive photos, colour profiles of 44 aircraft, 31 sheets of 1/48 and 1/72 scale drawings, 1 folded A2 sheet of 1/32 scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/messerschmitt-bf-109-e-the-blitzkrieg-fighter.html MONOGRAPHS No. 53 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Leszek A. Wieliczko The monograph on the WW2 Japanese fighter plane Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate discusses its origins and development (including subsequent modifications and variants: Ki-106, Ki-113, Ki-116, Ki-84R, Ki-84P and Ki-84N), camouflage and markings, and operational history since its combat debut over China in the summer of 1944 till the end of the WW2. Each version is specified and described. The author uncovers the fates of Ki-84s captured by the Americans and presents an evaluation of the aircraft. The book includes a comprehensive technical description, technical data, a glossary of some Japanese terms and names, and lists of the IJAAF units equipped with Ki-84s and the IJAAF ranks. A4 size, 92 pages, English text, colour profiles of 8 aircraft, 1 double A2 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/53-nakajima-ki-84-hayate.html PHOTOSNIPER No. 8 Jagdpanther Łukasz Gładysiak, Adam Rejmak, Krzysztof Mucha Self-propelled tank destroyers constituted an essential component of the Third Reich’s armoured arm. Vehicles, which were especially useful in defensive warfare, in which the German army found itself after losing strategic initiative on the Eastern Front in the summer 1943 and following the Allied landing in Italy and France, with time began to effectively compete in armoured sub-units with classic tanks. One of the largest vehicles of that type was Sd.Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther, based on the chassis of the famous Panther tank.. 108 pages, English text, 17 b&w archive photos, 71 colour walkaround photos, colour profiles of 8 vehicles, 39 colour 3D renders. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/08-jagdpanzer-v-jagdpantther-self-propelled-tank-destroyer-based-on-the-chassis-of-the-p-z-kfw-v.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 24 The Japanese Destroyer Kagero Waldemar Góralski The Japanese destroyers truly made their mark during the war in the Pacific. Fast, heavily armed and manned by well-trained crews, they took part in some of the most memorable surface and air-sea battles of the Pacific War, but also in hundreds of lesser known actions. Those workhorses of the Imperial Navy were employed in a wide variety of roles – from direct action against enemy fleet to escort duties and even pure transport tasks. Commander Hara Tameichi rightly observes that it was the destroyers that bore the brunt of the fighting at sea, and very few among them were as good as the Kagero class warships. A4 size, 68 pages, 134 colour 3D renders, 1 double A2 sheet of scale drawings, 1 double B2 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/23-the-battlecruiser-hms-hood.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 25 The Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen Waldemar Góralski Following the defeat in the World War I, the Treaty of Versailles limited the tonnage of the German Navy to 144 thousand tons. Moreover, the treaty stipulated that new warships could only be built to replace the decommissioned ones. In 1921 a new law was enacted which brought about the creation of the Reichsmarine. The few warships that Germany was allowed to keep were modernized and new ones were being built to replace the obsolete ones. Construction of light cruisers was a priority and the first of those, built to replace the Niobe launched in the 19th century, was the Emden. In 1927, during the disarmament conference in Geneva, Germany demanded equal right as far as the expansion of the navy was concerned. Those demands were rejected, therefore, the Reichsmarine drew up the “expansion plan”. It stipulated construction of new warships within the coming years, including submarines, which were forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles… A4 size, 96 pages, 176 colour 3D renders, 16 3D anaglyphs, 1 double A1 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/the-heavy-cruiser-prinz-eugen-735.html All books will soon be available from our distributors Casemate Publishing and MMD Squadron, as well as from other retailers around the world. Our full offer may be browsed on our site http://books.kagero.pl (login: books, password: kagero).
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