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  1. DominikS

    Abukir filters

    Dear Forumites I'm almost 100% sure that similar question has occured before but UG hasn't help me with it. That's why I decided to ask it here as there are lots of people who have huge knowledge about Spitfires. I have a question about famous "custom" dust filters made by MU in Abou Kir/Abukir. Are there any existing drawings or detail photos? Until recently I thought that there was only one type but my friend, who is currently working on I.R. Gleed's Spitfire Mk.Vb from Africa has told me that there's something "wrong" with Gleed's Spit filter. I've looked at the photos take
  2. Heinkel He.111H-6 North Africa (48265) 1:48 ICM via Hannants The He.111 was originated in secrecy, disguised as a civilian transport in the mid-30s, but once Nazi Germany came out of the closet and disregarded the Versailles agreement, it immediately became clear that they were rearming in a major way. The early civilian and military variants had a more traditional stepped canopy, and there is a famous piece of film that is used and reused in documentaries showing a D or "Dora" variant dropping bombs during the Spanish Civil War as part of the Condor Legion, whic
  3. Kit - Tamiya 1:48 Paint - Tamiya acrylic & AK Xtreme Metals Decals - Superscale 48-1176 & 455 Extras - Eduard etch placard set & Zoom Set, Ultracast resin seat. NA P-51D-5 Mustang Assigned to Capt. Freddie Ohr 2nd FS, 52nd FG Italy late 1944 Just completed for a Group Build on another forum. Straightforward and effortless kit from Tamiya, been a while since I built a 'D', but as ever it was a joy. Feel free to make
  4. KRK4m

    MTO P-38J in OD/NG

    There is a photo http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/4075 showing the P-38J-10-LO serial 42-67959 factory painted in OD over NG and sporting individual code S on the tailboom. At this very moment the aircraft belonged to the 20th FG in the UK. Then it was passed to the 82nd FG in Italy and finally lost over Munich in January 1945 (the pilot, J.A. Garmon, was KIA). Do you think that this particular a/c retained her OD/NG camo when flying in the 15th AF in 1944 or was she stripped off the paint to the NM finish? Are there any photos known of the 12th and 15th AF "bearded" P-38J/Ls in OD
  5. One of the few (and perhaps best known) Hudson units operating over the MTO was Australian-manned No.459 Squadron. These Hudsons (Cyclone-engined Mk.III and Mk.IIIA as well as TwinWasp-engined Mk.V and Mk.VI) had RAF serials, of which some 80-90 are known. Last pictures of these a/c, taken in early 1944, show most of them in high-demarcation anti-submarine RAF Coastal Command scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and Dark Slate Grey (Temperate Sea scheme) over White. But in the web there are also photos from earlier period, showing the a/c in low-demarcation scheme. I would like to know your opinion,
  6. When the Bf One-ten is done, I'll start building a Sword Seafire IIc here. I'm either doing one of the kit supplied decal schemes or, if I can get myself convinced to buy a set for an HMS Formidable based bird, I'll do that. No big difference in paint schemes, though! V-P EDIT: Will do just the Frankeseafire 1b in this GB and the IIc in the MTO GB
  7. So these are my completed entry's for the MTO GB, a thoroughly enjoyable group build full of fantastic and inspiring builds.... pop along and have a look! This was supposed to be a triple build, however life got a little in the way so my time was shortened.... I really wanted to post a topic on Christmas day called "we three twins" witty arn't I! Any way I digress.... here is a link to the wip for more info So first up for your festive perusal is a SAAF b-26 marauder that flew from Italy with no 2 squadron. The transfers are from the Xtradecals sheet "med
  8. On July 9th, 1943 Allied transports took off from Tunisia with 144 assault gliders in tow in the opening move of Operation Husky, the invasion Sicily. The assault gliders, 136 Waco CG-4/Hadrians and 8 Horsas, were to deliver 2075 troops of the British 1st Airlanding Brigade in a daring night time assault to secure the Ponte Grande Bridge. The story of the assault can be seen here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ladbroke but the 1st Airlanding Brigade would run afoul of bad weather, friendly fire, poor nighttime navigation and a lack of communication between the gliders and their tug
  9. Just laying my place marker for this group build. With my Hurricane Mk.IId all but done, I just need to clear a few smaller builds and I can get stuck in. Perhaps unsurprisingly this will include a pair of P-40's, one Brit and one South African, and an Italian based P-51. It was also going to include an SAAF Marauder, unfortunately when I tried to remove the tissue paper from the decals they acted more like rub on transfers than water-slide . I may still manage to sort something out but I think I may be out of luck...
  10. And at last it's time for this much awaited group build. My contribution will be a SAAF 16 Squadron Martin Maryland based at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia in mid 1941, which isn't exactly North Africa, but I got approval to build it. I'm 99% sure I'll be building a Maryland with serial 1604 for which I have a nice color profile as well as b/w photo (along with a/c log details and plenty "stories") in Graeme Gibson's excellent book Path of Duty about 16 Squadron's journey from 1939 to 1943. Off course I cannot post the profile and photo because of copyright. There were two Marylands active with 16
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