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barkhorn last won the day on June 13 2012

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  1. Said poster designs decals for HK, so he knows what he's working on Although in the case of Phantoms he'll probably leave the job to someone else.
  2. Indeed, I specialize in WW2 subjects. My magnum opus: https://ak-interactive.com/product/real-colors-of-wwii-aircraft/
  3. Nothing. I could live barely anywhere where good internet connection and room for my reference collection are available.
  4. Don't worry, this will happen. The decal design phase for the newly tooled kit will start on Sunday night, as tonight I'm finishing decals for another anticipated kit, and the test sprues of the newly tooled one are still on their way from China, so it will take a few days until I have something to test-fit the design. The box shown at Nats is of a new B-25J 'Glass Nose' boxing - the initial one is sold out.
  5. Another option is that the bidder is just adding something more to the already paid package with goods from the same seller. When I buy books from one of British ebay book seller, they put them on a pile and ship one parcel with a dozen or more books each few months. In result, shipping costs me £1-2 per book regardless of its size, instead of £8-17 (depending on weight) if I bought just a single book, so sometimes it is actually reasonable for me to place a theoritically unreasonable bid, as I will save on shipping anyway.
  6. Although David Johnston's book is very good in general and revolutionary in some areas (mainly the information on the Jumo-engined machines, especially the earliest ones) in comparison to older publications, the 'Emils' (and other lately delivered aircraft - the author doesn't recognize the fact that 6-95 to 6-98 were Jumo-engined Bf 109s) did not get a lot of interest from the author and some facts are unfortunately mistaken. In the July issue of Eduard Info you will find my article on the Bf 109 E in Legion Condor, which summarizes the known facts and brings some previously unpublished information (and photo) as well: https://www.eduard.com/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2019/info-eduard-2019-07en.pdf As some identifications I've made do differ from what have been said in the past, I've included several footnotes (many of them directing to the photos available online, mainly those which were sold on Ebay in the recent years and not published anywhere, nor are their owners known), which allows the reader to confront my statements with the facts, i.e. the photographs. As for the subject of serials itself, you will not find a lot: 6-92 is WNr. 715, 6-99 and 6-101 are most likely also from the 7xx range (the photos are unfortunately unclear and do not allow to decipher the numbers stamped on the tarpaulin covers), 6-106 is said to be WNr. 790, although the history of this aircraft (now preserved in a museum) is complicated (large parts were taken from different aircraft), so I don't treat this as certainty.
  7. Vallejo has no connection with AK-Interactive aside from that the last name of both brands bosses is Vallejo - but they have no family connection, it is just a popular name in Spain. misha71, it is a sample of the AK paint. Can you post a photo of your bottle and a painted sample?
  8. Does not look olive to me....
  9. I'm looking for someone who has these decals in his possesion - I'd like to ask about one detail.
  10. A few sample pages from the JG 5 Special: The book can be ordered by sending an email to: hoves@telenet.be More info on our web site: www.luftwaffe.be
  11. A hint was posted on LSP a few days ago https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3326 BTW, Anders' profiles already appeared in Revi magazine (in a series of articles on Jürgen Harder) and some e-articles from Air War Publications: https://airwarpublications.com/earticles/biographies/
  12. Anders has limited time for profile work and during last months he had been working on profiles for a book, that is why nothing new appeared on the blog for a while.
  13. SAM MDF book p.140: "Upper wing roundels were 102in diameter Type B". 84in roundels are for Manchester and Lincoln.
  14. Dear friends and fellow enthusiasts, It is with very great pleasure that we are writing to inform you of the imminent publication - within 2-3 weeks - of the fourth volume in the Lufwaffe Gallery 'special' series. This new volume is devoted to JG 5 'FIGHTERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN'. Nothing predestined young German fighter pilots to fly and fight among the grandiose landscapes of Norway, Finland or Lapland with their hostile climates. Many of them would find their last resting places in the storm-tossed icy waters of the Arctic Sea or the snow-covered plains of the tundra. Who even now knows that the defeat of the Wehrmacht was precipitated by the failure to conquer Europe’s northern-most small territory? This latest Luftwaffe Gallery ‘special issue’ highlights the story of this fighter Geschwader and its numerous aces through rare and newly translated first person accounts, many previously unpublished photos and specially commissioned artworks. If you have any interest in acquiring this volume, drop us a message and let us know and we'll get in touch as soon as the books arrive from the printer - no need to send any payment yet. Email to: hoves@telenet.be More infos and sample pages on our web site: www.luftwaffe.be Like our previous volumes dedicated to JG 77 ('Fighting on every front'), JG 54 ('The Green Hearts') and JG 26 ('The Abbeville Boys') - which sold out in a matter of months and has now been revised and reissued - our latest book features 96 landscape A-4 pages and is illustrated with 32 superb artworks and some 240 photos, many previously unpublished. The text includes detailed photo captions and many specially translated first person accounts from Geschwader veterans. Published at the same time is volume 5 of the day-by-day chronicle of JG 2: "Dans le Ciel de France - Histoire de la JG 2 "Richthofen". This latest volume covers in detail the history of the "Richthofen" from 1 January 1944 until its definitive withdrawal from French territory in late August. This period was marked by heavy, bitter and deadly combat as the Allies softened up the defenders ahead of the landings in Normandy. Heavily outnumbered, the tenacity of the Luftwaffe pilots was no longer sufficient to defend the skies of occupied France. Losses on both sides were considerable - none more so than in JG 2. In the space of just a few months the Geschwader lost two Kommodoren and two Kommandeure, who together had posted combined victory claims around the 400 mark. The chapter covering JG 2's defensive battles on the D-Day landing front reveals that the "Richthofen" were particularly active there from 6 June 1944. 200 pages, 184 photos, most of them previously unpublished
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