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  1. Exceptional in every respect, your work inspires me!
  2. Fourth Quarter 2022, lots of cool schemes for those that dabble in 1/48 scale.
  3. Marines don't wear hats, hats are for ladies...
  4. https://www.kitreviewsonline.de/revell-neuheiten-januar-bis-mai-2022/
  5. The F had a bonanza of camo schemes while the G-6 is, for the most part, is limited to RLM grays 74, 75, and 76 or winter white.
  6. The spacing of the gun troughs on the real G-6 is wider than on the F. The Revell troughs are incorrectly spaced for a G-6 but, somewhat ironically, correct for a F. The F trough shape is the same as the G-1 thru G-4, but significantly different from the later Gs.
  7. Chek, if you can wait a bit Revell is releasing an early G next spring, it should have the correct gun troughs for the F series. If you can can get a E canopy the conversion is really not that involved... Converting Revell G-6 to an F Fuselage: 1. Remove cooling scoops on each side of forward fuselage. 2. Rework gun troughs and locate slightly forward of their present position or use Revell early G instead of G-6 kit. 3.The kit will require extensive modification to the kit canopy, Dragons Bf 109 E-4 canopy will work in lieu of reworking the Revell item. 4. Scribe fuel filler below cockpit. 5. Remove kit's fuel filler on fuselage spine. 6. Reduce width and diameter of tail wheel. 7. Modify kit oil cooler to a more shallow configuration for F-2 and early F-4. Size is OK for late F-4s and Trop machines, but shape is poor. 8. Remove access hatch on left fuselage immediately forward of tail assembly. 9. Remove MW filler point on right fuselage. 10. Remove primer filler point on fuselage. 11. Reduce width of prop blades, kit blade can suffice for F-4Z. 12. Add reinforcing plates at junction of fuselage and tail assembly. Check photos, these were present on most aircraft, even late delivery F-4 featured these. 13. F-2 and early F-4 supercharger intake needs to be modified to a thinner and slightly longer configuration. Kit intake is OK for late F-4. Wings/ landing gear: 1. Remove kidney shaped bulges on upper wing and corresponding recess in wheel wells. 2. Most F-4 had circular wheel wells, F-2 wells usually as on G series. 3. Replace main wheels with spoke type and reduce tire width, Revell pending early G should have the spoked hub.
  8. The Revell P-51 is really an excellent kit, much better in my estimation than either of Revell's Spitfires, which have some issues. Tamiya's P-51 and Spitfire are really exceptional.
  9. Check out Falcon's Messerschmitt Bf 109 Hanger https://me109.info/ There is a toggle for English or German at the bottom. It has a very great search function that includes W. Nr. as well as tactical markings, units, type, pilot, etc. You can also set the search function to show a photo of the search subject (when available) from the site's photo archive.
  10. Converting Revell G-6 to an F Fuselage: 1. Remove cooling scoops on each side of forward fuselage. 2. Rework gun troughs and locate slightly forward of their present position. 3.The kit will require extensive modification to the kit canopy, Dragons Bf 109 E-4 canopy will work in lieu of reworking the Revell item. 4. Scribe fuel filler below cockpit. 5. Remove kit's fuel filler on fuselage spine. 6. Reduce width and diameter of tail wheel. 7. Modify kit oil cooler to a more shallow configuration for F-2 and early F-4. Size is OK for late F-4s and Trop machines, but shape is poor. 8. Remove access hatch on left fuselage immediately forward of tail assembly. 9. Remove MW filler point on right fuselage. 10. Remove primer filler point on fuselage. 11. Reduce width of prop blades, kit blade can suffice for F-4Z. 12. Add reinforcing plates at junction of fuselage and tail assembly. Check photos, these were present on most aircraft, even late delivery F-4 featured these. 13. F-2 and early F-4 supercharger intake needs to be modified to a thinner and slightly longer configuration. Kit intake is OK for late F-4. Wings/ landing gear: 1. Remove kidney shaped bulges on upper wing and corresponding recess in wheel wells. 2. Most F-4 had circular wheel wells, F-2 wells usually as on G series. 3. Replace main wheels with spoke type and reduce tire width. I'm sure I have forgot something, but this should give you an idea of what is involved.
  11. I will agree that the new Revell Mark II has its share of errors, but rivet placement is not one of them. The rivets are pretty much exactly where they should be. They should stand proud on the rear fuselage, but their location is correct...
  12. Excellent video! Here are a couple of screen shots showing some interesting features on the Bf 109 G in in film. The aircraft has red landing gear legs indicating the requirement for C3 fuel. The aircraft also has the late large wheel fairing on the upper wing, in combination with the early G tail feathers. Also note that the port wing tip light cover is made of a red translucent material rather than the clear material most commonly seen.
  13. Hasegawa did it in 1/48 scale 25 years ago, so maybe Revell could pull it of in 1/32...
  14. I am happy to see Revell continue to support 1/32 scale with the new Hurricane and the early Bf 109 G. I wonder if the Hurricane will be designed to give us a Mark I release at some time in the future? All of their recent /32 scale kits have been been designed to accommodate different versions...
  15. Congratulations on your award! Those are some great photos, very well composed. Also, thanks for including some of the smaller scales and categories other than aircraft.
  16. I like it, maybe we will see a Wildcat series in the future!
  17. The black and white spiral spinner markings were to assist in the identification of German fighters. The spiral was to be painted black and white, turning in the same direction as the spinner. The directive was officially introduced on February 10, 1944 for all fighter aircraft of Luftflotte 3 and Luftflotte Reich. Subsequently it was to employed on all fighters, ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft in the 'Western Area' on 20th July 1944. Excerpt follows... "With effect from today the recognition markings of our own aircraft in the Western Area (Germany, France and Italy) will be changed as follows. 1 (a) Fighters, including twin engine fighters, ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft are to have a black and white spiral painted on their spinners. 1 (b) All other operational aircraft, no special recognition markings.2 (a) Captured aircraft, if flown operationally, to be marked as 1(a) above."
  18. Well hopefully your novel will be an international best seller, and later a blockbuster movie. The profits can be used to launch a company devoted to the production of aircraft in 1/32 scale...
  19. A few years prior to Revell's 1/32 Bf 109, Airfix released their 1/72 Bf 109 G-6, which also had the mottled blue gray fuselage and the two greens on the upper wings..
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