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  1. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 KORA Focke Wulf Fw-190 F9 "Panzerblitz". The kit features Eduard's plastic sprues for an A-8 (some modification on the lower wings is required), a bag of resin bombs and rockets, three small photo-etch frets and a decal sheet. The bombs and rockets are not better than the plastic parts from the Eduard F8 kit. I had a left-over weapons sprue from a F8, so they were duly replaced. A small photo-etch frame supplies seat belts and pedals, but no instrument panel. Instrument panels are provided as black/white paper print-outs only. The second frame holds the ventilators - both 12 and 14 blade are provided. The rocket rails are supplied as a photo-etch assembly on the third frame. I struggled to get everything folded straight and in line, so the rails were substituted with the Eduard plastic part as well. In the end I only used the photo-etch part for the small fairing just ahead of the rocket racks. The four decal options are very interesting, the decals themselves of very good quality. They are printed on a continuous carrier film and have to be cut out individually. I noticed that this kit was not very well received within the BM community (have a look here): I understand that the price tags of some distributors may put some modelers off. I had the chance to grab a couple of the KORA boxings at Eastern European model shows, directly from the manufacturer, sold for a price marginally above the regular Eduard kit. If you really want to have a Fw-190 F9 (and can't wait until Eduard release their version) this is the only game in town. The only other contender is the Hasegawa kit, which is already hard to find. According to my research, only a few Schlachtgeschwader used Panzerblitz weapon systems operationally in spring 1945: SG 1, SG 3, SG.10 and SG 77. My model represents a machine of one of those units. I painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics and weathered with artist's oils. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thanks for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  2. Because Doozer wanted to see more ;-) here´s a second and last model for today in an unusual rare scheme that you may find interesting. The Model shows an a/c that flew with 1/2 Szturmowi Orliak in September 1944. At this time Bulgaria had already changed sides and fought with the Soviets against the Germans. Not 100% sure about the white ID markings but they seem plausible. The ususal yellow IDs for this area where most probably overpainted to avoid being mistaken for a Luftwaffe a/c and being shot down by the Russians. Used a Hasegawa kit. The decals are a mixture of Kagero, Kora and LF Model. The last two ones aren´t the best but workable. The missing pilot headrest was done with a part from the spares box, the raised wing walkways were done with plastic stripes. The add-on armour on the pilot fuselage sides were done with plastic sheet. The inner canopy frames were done with grey isolation/electrical tape. Also added some plastic sheet to the lower frame of the pilo´ts sliding canopy so that it overlaps the fuselage and looks more like the original, the Hasegawa canopy isn´t completely correct. Painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ-Line was used for the antenna wire. Kagero´s Ju87 Vol.III book was used as reference. Hope you like it, cheers, Reinhard and Franz
  3. Kora Models has just released a 1/72nd Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden Type II Kó kits - ref.72016 - Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden Type II Kó (First Operation) Aoshima kit with resin replacement cowling and weels and new decals Source: https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2348&zenid=56lk5f17ssm86s4aj36k7tvfi2 Box art - ref.72017 - Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden Type II Kó Aoshima kit with resin replacement Interior and weels, p/e parts and new decals Source: https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2349&zenid=56lk5f17ssm86s4aj36k7tvfi2 Box art V.P.
  4. I've long wanted to do a recce version of the Bf109 with two tanks under the wing, but have lacked knowledge of various details. When I saw the new Kora release of the AZ Bf109G I noticed that the boxart showed a pipe going back from the rear of the engine running underneath the centre-section. OK, I thought, this guy has done his research, I'll buy the kit. It arrived today (good service Hannants) but the instructions and parts show no sign of this pipe. So where does it go to, and is there another on the other side? What does it look like at the other end? I'm guessing that it could be water to clean the lens of the camera, but I'm not convinced.
  5. Kora has just released a 1/72nd Messerschmitt Bf.109G family - in fact reboxing from the AZmodel Bf.109G kits (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234948834-172-messerschmitt-bf109g-k-families-by-azmodel-released-g-1g-2tropg-6trop-release-january-2016/) + bonus. Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6/R-3/R-6 "JG 300 Wilde Sau" - ref.KPK7210 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2254 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6/R-3/R-6 "JG 301/2 Night defenders" - ref.KPK7211 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2255 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-4/R-1 & G-6/R-1 Jagdbomber 1x250 - ref. KPK7212 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2256 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2/Trop "Over Sahara" - ref.KPK7213 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2257 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2/Trop & G-4/Trop "Over Sahara" - ref.KPK7214 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2258 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2/R-1 & G-6/R-1 Jagdbomber 4x50 - ref.KPK7215 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_73&products_id=2259 V.P.
  6. Kora model has just released 1/72nd Bene-Mráz Be.501 & Be.502 Bibi resin kits. - ref.72223 - Benes-Mraz Be.501 Bibi - Czechoslovak racer planes Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2182 - ref.72224 - Benes-Mraz Be.502 Bibi - Czechoslovak racer planes Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2183 - ref.72225 - Benes-Mraz Be.501 Bibi - German service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2184 Source: https://www.modelimex.com/1-72-be-501-bibi-czechoslovak-racer V.P.
  7. Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_5) is to release a family of 1/72nd Focke-Wulf Ta-152V-3/V-5/H-0 & H-1 injected plastic kits with resin set, decals and injected canopy. Box art Ref.KPK7201 - Focke-Wulf Ta-152V-3/V-5 with Kompensierscheibe Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1787 Ref. KPK7202 - Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-0 "JG 301" Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1788 Ref. KPK7203 - Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1 "JG 301" Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1789 V.P.
  8. Kora is to release a 1/72nd Siebel Si-204A-1 on skis (ex-?) - ref.KPK7206 Complete plastic kit with decals, photo-etched parts and injected canopy and resin upgrade. Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2200 box art V.P.
  9. Kora Models is to release in February 2016 1/72nd Junkers Ju-488 resin kits. - ref.72229 - Junkers Ju-488A-1 strategic bomber/Ju-488V-403 prototype Complete resin kit with decals, photo-etched parts, canopy and Hanomag SS55N and 4pcs of SC1000 bombs including sledges Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=2204 - ref.72230 - Junkers Ju-488A-5 atomic bomber with two German A-bombs Complete resin kit with decals, photo-etched parts, canopy and Hanomag SS100LN and 2pcs of German A-bombs Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5_15&products_id=2205 V.P.
  10. Kora model has just released 1/72nd Bene-Mráz Be-50 Beta-Minor resin kits. - ref.72216 - Benes-Mraz Be.50 Beta Minor Racer prototypes - 2 kits Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2175 - ref.72217 - Benes-Mraz Be.50 Beta Minor Czech.sport.plane Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2176 - ref.72218 - Benes-Mraz Be.50 & Be.51 Slovakian service - 2 kits Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2177 - ref.72226 - Benes-Mraz Be.50 Beta Minor - German service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2185 Source: https://www.modelimex.com/1-72-be-50-beta-minor-czechosl-sporting-aircraft V.P.
  11. Kora model has just released a 1/72nd Bloch MB.700C.1 resin kit. - ref.72222 - Bloch MB.700C.1 - Prototype of French light fighter Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2181 Source: https://www.modelimex.com/1-72-bloch-m-b-700-french-prototype V.P.
  12. Kora model has just released 1/72nd Bene-Mráz Be.150 Beta Junior resin kits. - ref.72219 - Benes-Mraz Be.150 Beta Junior - Czech & Slovak Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2178 - ref.72227 - Benes-Mraz Be.150 Beta Junior - German service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2186 Source: https://www.modelimex.com/1-72-be-150-beta-junior-czechosl-slovak-service V.P.
  13. Kora model has just released 1/72nd Bene-Mráz Be.250 Beta Major resin kits. - ref.72220 - Benes-Mraz Be.250 Beta Major - Czech.sport.plane Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2179 - ref.7221 - Benes-Mraz Be.250 Beta Major - Slovakian service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2180 - ref.72228 - Benes-Mraz Be.250 Beta Major - German service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2187 Source: https://www.modelimex.com/1-72-be-250-beta-major-german-service V.P.
  14. Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=products_new) is to release in March 2014 two 1/72nd resin kits from the Swiss a/c EFW C.3605. EFW C.3605 Zielschlepp in Service - ref.72182 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1567 EFW C.3605 in Civil Service - ref.72183 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1568 V.P.
  15. New Kora Models resin kit is a 1/72nd EKW C-35. - ref. 72203 - EKW C.35 4.International Aviation Meeting Zurich 1937 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2034 - ref.72204 - EKW C.35 Prewar service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2035 - ref.72205 - EKW C.35-1 Early WWII service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2036boxart - ref.72206 - EKW C.35-1 WW II service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2037 - ref.72207 - EKW C.35-1 Night attack service Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2038 V.P.
  16. New Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/) combi is a 1/72nd Siebel Mistel glider bomb in resin combined with a Focke-Wulf Ta-152H-1 injected kit ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968117-172-focke-wulf-ta-152v-3v-5h-0-h-1-by-kora-models-released/?p=1748374 & http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1789 ). - ref. 72200 - Siebel Mistel Halle with Ta-152H-1 Plastic Ta 152H-1 + resin Siebel mistel glider bomb with photo-ethed parts and decals Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1884 Box art V.P.
  17. New Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/) is a 1/72nd VEF Irbitis I-16 resin kit. - ref. 72201 - VEF Irbitis I-16 Latvian Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1885 Box art - ref. 72202 - VEF Irbitis I-16 German/Soviet Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1886 Box art V.P.
  18. Hannant's new releases include a superb range of parts and transfers from Kora for the Airfix Tiger Moth. Many different markings, with resin wheels, floats, rudder, fuselages and even a choice of slatless and Australian wings - though I'd have thought the conversion was easy enough. Ed? The wings will presumably work with the slightly less accurate AZ kit too. I thought that the Queen Bee had straight sides - maybe this is mentioned in the instructions? I've no link to either company, just impressed by the choice.
  19. Well Gents, I got my latest stash-mates in the mail today; they include the CMR Westland Welkin, a Special Hobby A-35 to be painted up as a Navy TBV Georgia, and of course the Kora Vickers 432 high altitude interceptor (amongst others ) After careful reading on wiki I understand that only two aircraft were considered, and in 1944 the test flight plane was scrapped. If this beauty had gone into service, what sort of camo would it wear over the skies of Great Britain? If you have any suggestions as to which other roles it might take on, I would be happy to hear those too. Please do throw in your suggestions, the P scheme with yellow undersides does not agree with me.
  20. Kora Models is to release a 1/72 Macchi MC.200bis Saetta fighter prototype resin kit - ref.72191 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1709 Box art V.P.
  21. LF Models and Kora Models are to release a 1/72nd Macchi MC.201 Italian fighter prototype resin kit - ref.72102 & 72192. Box arts Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1711 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1710 V.P.
  22. Graham Boak

    Macchi C201

    IN their new arrivals, Hannants have a Kora Macchi C201, which according to them is an MC200 with an enclosed canopy as on the MC202 Folgore. I understood the MC201 to be an MC200 airframe with a Daimler Benz engine. Comments anyone?
  23. Kora Models new 1/72nd resin kit is a Swedish FFVS J 22 WWII fighter. two boxing: Ref. 72189 - FFVS J 22A Swedish fighter Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1652 Ref. 72190 - FFVS J 22B Swedish fighter Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1653 V.P.
  24. Kora Models new 1/72nd resin kit is a Heinkel He-5t/S 5B "Hansa" floatplane. Three boxing: Ref. 72186 - Swedish recce floatplane Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1649 Ref. 72187 - Swedish ambulance float Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1650 Ref. 72188 - Swedish recce floatplane Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1651 V.P.
  25. In February 2014, Kora Models (http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=products_new&disp_order=6&page=8) released two Manshū Ki-71 "Edna" 1/72nd resin kits. Manshū Ki-71 "Edna" Foreign service - ref.72179 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1500 Manshū Ki-71 "Edna" Japanese service - ref.72178 Source: http://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1499 V.P.
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