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  1. Slightly off topic lads but I just had to get involved regarding the difference in detail AND moulding quality in ROG's output. I've purchased a number of their more recent models and the one thing which has struck me is the HUGE difference in quality of moulding and detail between their German related kits and those of other nationalities. Take, for instance, the FW 200 Condor and the Lancaster---the Condor is an absolute gem of a 1/72 kit. Masses of detail, superb production, no obvious errors. The Lancaster---wrong dihedral, no engineers fold-up seat, cockpit generally lacking in detail, wrong shape and size of main tyres--the list goes on. I also had a clear sprue full of bubbles which it took me over a month to get replaced. The same is happening now with the Typhoon II and the new Hawk as against the vastly superior detailing on the new Heinkel 111. It's really a pity that ROG is so parochial when it comes to the different standards it applies to German used aircraft as against other nations types. (And yes, I know Germany flies the Typhoon II). Edit for soor ppelling!
  2. A great deal of thanks to you again Guttorm. Exactly the sort of info we need! And the stuff about the Ju 88 ain't bad either mate
  3. Guttorm. Many thanks for the I. panel pics showing the cabling. Now THAT looks like it's going to be fun!! Can I possibly ask you for one more thing regarding the wiring. Could you, if possible, let us see a pics showing where the cables end at the cockpit sides? You've done us all proud so far my friend. I don't think I have seen such a comprehensive series of shots before. Well done again. Oh, and a very Happy New Year to you and all LSP'ers. Gordon
  4. Well, I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and have sobered up by now!! I got my Ju 88 from Santa and after I'd wiped the drool of the box I opened it to reveal a large amount of lovely, plastic bits!! On 1st (and 2nd) inspections I can't find any real faults-just minor stuff, easily remedied. Now. A question for Guttorm.----- Sir, could you please, if possible, post a picture of the REAR of the instrument panel? I'd like to get a good idea of the cabling there, as I feel it would add a bit of 'busyness' to this area. Many thanks in advance, Gordon
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    Right away I'm going to say I'm not 'nit picking' but why did Revell produce such a wonderful, 1/32 model and not provide instruments, either moulded or as decals, seems a bit odd really. Almost as if they intended there to be decals but somehow they weren't printed. And lets face it lads, a dive bomber with no bombs? Odd.
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    Thanks for the excellent pics James! I'm waiting for mine from Wonderland. (Ordered by 'she who must be obeyed' for my Xmas) REALLY lookin' forward to this one! Any chance you could post a piccie of the decal sheet? I'd be very interested to know if there are any instrument decals on it. Cheers
  7. Right people! The definitive reason I have been given for the delay, was that Revell received the tooling for inspection and promptly sent it back to the moulding company for correction. I don't know about you but I'm quite happy with that as it ensures we will get a model up to the standards we are hoping for. Just remember--this is not Revell of Germany's fault. It shows they have very high standards which works for our benefit.
  8. Junkers88. I'd just like to add my personal thanks for putting this information in the forum. I'm sure that many, including myself, will find it all tremendously helpful when we get our, (hot & sticky), hands on Revell's new offering. Just one more thing, regarding the corrosion protection you mentioned. The process is called an 'Alchromate Dip' and is a chemical, chromate conversion process which involves dipping, (or in certain cases brushing), the part in a dilute solution. This leaves a protective film with the characteristic golden hue. Still used widely today in aircraft. Thanks again and keep them coming!
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