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  1. mozart

    Nachtjagd Combat Archive books

    Agreed Phil, incredibly brave men on both sides flying at night against each other. When the Nachtjagd War Diaries was launched in 2008 I was privileged to be there and to meet not only Theo and Rod, the authors but also Peter Spoden and Rolf Ebhardt, both Nachjager with notable wartime victories. Both had some wonderful stories to recount.
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    Nachtjagd Combat Archive books

    Just to whet appetites perhaps, the front cover of the most recent and, for me, most fascinating so far.
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Yes, not looking forward to the PE Revi mount and sight Andy. Part of the dilemma for me is when to paint things, I think you did pretty much the whole assembly first didn't you? I feel the need to get painting soon! The resin canopy is "clearly" (pun intended) easier to work with than the vac ones, clarity is ok but more distortion on some areas. Mine's going to be open so not too much of a problem.
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    HK Lancaster B Mk. 1 Cockpit

    Yes Peter, most definitely! You're also doing the engineers' panel too, that would be a real bonus?!
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Ain't that the truth! Lots of small carefully considered steps right now!
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Spent a somewhat frustrating couple of hours this afternoon checking references and photographs; I decided that I had positioned the framework slightly too far forward because pictures show bunches of blue cabling coming up in front of it from, presumably the backs of the Bordfunker's displays. So out with the fine razor saw, a bit of judicious surgery and the frame stuck in its proper place. I also made a small anonymous box which sits in front of the frame but behind the pilot's seat. Progress but not a lot!
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    Nachtjagd Combat Archive books

    Shawn, I received my copy of the latest volume this morning, there are some fantastic pictures of 110s in there, I'd like to post some here but I don't want to breach copyright nor steal Theo's thunder. He asked me to write a review of the books for the RAF Commands website which i was very happy to do, then adapted it slightly for here!
  8. mozart

    Nachtjagd Combat Archive books

    Yes Kev, I'll send you copies of both the NJWD covers and also the four published to date of the Nachtjagd Combat Archives. Tomorrow!
  9. Some of us will have in our libraries the two volumes which comprise the "Nachtjagd War Diaries" written by Theo Boiten and Rod Mackenzie, published in 2008. This work attempted to reconcile Bomber Command losses with Nachtjagd claims and as such was the most thoroughly researched and reliable reference on the matter. Move forward ten years and the follow-up series is being published, again by Red Kite but in a different format. Such was the appeal of the original books that a great deal of extra information and photographs have become available to Theo and Rod over the intervening years - Theo estimates the final content will be in the region of 1.3 million words and 1400 photographs! So the books, probably 12 to 15 in number, are issued in "bite-sized chunks", A4 size with soft covers produced on top quality paper. Currently four have been published, the most recent one hot off the press is "The Early Years Part 1, 1939 - 12 July 1941". Preceding that issue was 1943 Part 1 (1 January - 22 June), Part 2 (23 June - 22 September) and Part 3 (23 September - 31 December). Each volume has 128 pages of fascinating data, photographs (very many previously unpublished) and colour maps analysing specific operations showing the target, the bombers' route, positions of known RAF losses and also those for the Luftwaffe. The maps are a welcome innovation for this series, the written text follows the same format as the NJWD of dates of operations, a description of the bomber force and the Nachtjagd's response. Each volume costs £20.00, available from www.wingleader.co.uk Disclaimer: As a researcher and modeller I can't recommend these books highly enough, the quality of the photographs alone is worth the outlay. Apart from providing Theo with some photographs of a particular Lancaster crew and related research data regarding their loss I have no commercial connection with Red Kite et al.
  10. mozart

    MH-47G 160th SOAR Nightstalkers

    Love all the work you're doing David, and the landing gear looks very effective. Is black a colour, heck yes, especially when toned down a bit to a bluey-grey!
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    You'll go far my boy!! Progress at both ends of the office. With great trepidation, having received the resin canopy from John, I drilled the holes for the SM, having first checked my references for shape and position. All went well fortunately, the width of the opening is quite tight so I may open them up just a smidgeon. At the front end I've been progressing the roll bar etc. Rather than add small fillets for the roll bar uprights to drop through I decided to cut a new piece of "decking" to stick onto the existing plastic from thin card, worked alright. This whole area as can be seen is immensely fiddly and patience-testing but I'm getting there.....
  12. mozart

    WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!

    Well said Pharty!
  13. The nacelles are difficult enough to build just using Dragon's original bits of plastic, mixing in some AIMS resin just compounds the puzzle! It's the area I decided to start with Shawn on my build, confront the beast as it were..... You're doing a good job there Chrish, keep plugging away!
  14. mozart

    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Try doing it without it!! (Written by an ex-technical author! )
  15. mozart

    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Thanks Andy, as you say a tricky but enjoyable area to tackle. One thing I've discovered this evening is that the way John builds on his pdf instructions is different in some respects to what's shown in his progress shots in other areas of the cd, the latter being much clearer and answering some of my earlier problems. Ah well, better to learn now than never!
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