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  1. Hi all, has anyone some detail info on how the 2-part-canopy was hinged on the real thning? Also where there retaining cables to secure the canopy in the open position? I also look for infos on the radio antenna wires ... any input is highly appreciated! :-) TIA Bernd.
  2. Yes, both pictures show the same a/c. I think the pictures show the a/c a few days after its crash. In the meanwhile more snow has fallen. Check out the areas underneath the wings which show considerably less snow.
  3. Hi, hmm, have to check the references for sub-type determination. It has the external re-inforcement strips at the tail unit... so that points to a F-2. I have the Hasegawa F-4 kit and an "old" Aires resin set that actually looks quite nice!
  4. Hi, with the 262 nearly finished it´s time to think about a new project. It will be a crash landed Friedrich. Here are 2 photos of it: http://www.history.jp/images/Pi122-Me109-2L.jpg http://www.history.jp/images/Pi122-Me109L.jpg Some first questions arise and I am interesed to hear your ideas :-) Antenna mast missing due to nthe impact or was it dismounted earlier? Are there 1/32 scale Wehrmacht figures or Luftwaffe pilots available? Have a nice evening, Bernd.
  5. Talking about Hurricanes in finnish livery: Nice video At approx. 11:45 the Hurricane pilots gets really excited about flying a real Hurricane
  6. Hi Vincent, a finnish 109 is on my list, as well as a finnish Hurricane :-) Best wishes, Bernd.
  7. Hi, some progress in assembling and weathering the 262 ... time for dinner now :-)
  8. This kit requires to obey all the basic modeling rules, especially dry fitting. Make sure to do so with parts C48 and C52! Feel free to ask questions
  9. Scuffs can be done with a scalpel, wooden sticks, curled aluminumfoil etc. I airbrushed different green shades of solvent based arcrylic resin paints and after drying sprayed a coat of hairspray and let that stay for 30 secs. Then rinsed with clear water. The alcs. and solvents in the hairspray attacks the paintjob. Paints I used were Tamiya acrylics, ZERO Paints and Weinert from Germany. Have to test GUNZE solvent based paints. You have to do tests to predicts the outcome as it can be from both extremes (paint work is destroyed and can be rubbed-off or not affected at all). You want something
  10. Right. I was surprised to see cracks in the cockpit sill. First time I had this problem. I had to sand the aerea abit which of course reduced the thickness ... next time I will apply some sheet to strenghen such areas. Thanks!
  11. Pete, I made the same experiences!! Worst kit in a long time, although it looks nice now. Actually, I had to buy a spare kit! Fuselage assembly was no problem, although I experiened tension cracks in the forward cockpit deck underneath the windshield after 1 week of the assembly. I solved this issue with Tamiya extra thin cement. So fit is a problem that results in tensions. Careful dry fitting is required. The plastic of the kit seems mediocre, too. Wing assembly. Even worse although I should have dry fitted the engine nacelles before assembly, because ... I built the engines acco
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