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David E Brown

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About David E Brown

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday 01/14/1956

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    Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Late-war German aircraft camouflage and markings.
    Me 262, Fw 190-series, Ju 88-series, Hs 129.
    Late-war german armour, U-boats.

    Profession: Retired Petroleum Geologist

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  1. Thanks Mike. Mind you, while the description might somewhat be apt, I still have my teeth (minus the one knocked out from ice hockey - Canadian badge of honour...).
  2. Thanks Damian, I am now a senior citizen and old fart (officially that is...). Cheers, David
  3. Gents, The "large book" could be in reference to Jens Muhlig's planned publication as described on his History Colors website: https://www.historycolors.de/english/ It will cover all the colours used by the German armed forces in WW2 based on original samples, period RAL colour standard cards, documents, etc., etc. He has been working on this project for a number of years with many people assisting. It was to be published in 2020, but as Jens states on both sites the pandemic has delayed it. A later release date is planned. His Facebook page is also well worth visiting: https://www
  4. Indeed. “Red 4” and “Red 2”, being members of a very small group of D-11 aircraft, would have nearly identical camouflage and national markings. It is just the inscription and Werknummer we do not know. Again, some searching on Luftwaffe discussion boards will turn up the information you need. David
  5. Alan, I agree that there are no ‘proper’ images on the aircraft that exist for the other four. The photos of “Red 2” as discovered on EBay photo offerings are distant, fragmentary and/or poor quality. Some of the Luftwaffe discussion boards have this information. But enough information is available to create a reasonable representation of the machine, though it’s inscription and Werknummer remain unknown. David
  6. The five known aircraft of the JV 44 Sachsenberg Schwarm are: · Fw 190 D-9 "Red 1", WNr.600424,. Flown by Leutnant Heinz Sachsenberg: "Verkaaft's mei Gwand, I foahr in himmel!". Found at München-Riem. · Fw 190 D-9 "Red 13", WNr.211??4. Flown by Oberleutnant Klaus Faber: "Rein Muss er, und wenn wir beide weinen!". Found at Ainring. · Fw 190 D-11 “Red 2”, WNr.2200??. Pilot unknown (reserve aircraft?). Previously coded “White <??” with Verband Flugzeugführerschule General der Jagdflieger (VFS-GdJ) at Bad Worishofen. Found at Bad Aibling. ·
  7. HLJ is having a sale on 1/32 scale Hasegawa Bf 109s. What does Scott know that we don’t? Tamiya G-6 anyone? D.
  8. Gents, Sounds like Roy, Radu, Crandall or other aftermarket firm should consider releasing a replacement cowling and beltless seat for the Cyber-Hobby Emil. I’d buy both in a heartbeat. Cheers, David
  9. Hi John, Thanks for sharing your work-arounds and tweaks for the resin upgrades. Hi Dashotgun, There are couple of scrappy views of fragments of its upper surfaces taken from various positions around the aircraft standing on other machines, including from the back of the adjacent Ju 290. In all, no splinter pattern on the wings is observed. Cheers, David
  10. Hi Thunnus, I am looking forward to your interpretation of this most fascinating aircraft. My colleague Dave Wadman and I first reported on "Yellow 3+I" way back in 1997 in one of our Experten Decals books. I offer below a few comments for your consideration. Based on continuing research by Dan O'Connell, this Me 262 was probably WNr.170305, a machine originally assigned to I.KG(J) 54 in the autumn of 1944. Sometime in mid February 1945 it was transferred to III./KG(J) 54, specifically its 9. Staffel. Last year a new photo of it turned up on Ebay that revealed its full code "B3+AT",
  11. Gents , I studied this machine some time ago, and think it possible that the outline of the numbers and gruppebalkan could be red instead of yellow. As a rule - though there were obvious departures - aircraft from a gruppe's second staffel had their numbers painted black or red, or a combination of these colours: red with black outline and vice versa. As well, they could be outlined in white. Up to early 1944 Jagdgeschadern gruppen had three staffeln: 2., 5., 8., 11., etc. When the fourth staffeln were added, the number of the staffeln within the II., III. and IV. gruppe changed but
  12. Outstanding work per usual, Tony, especially given the constraints on your time from family and career… Regarding its camouflage, I would suggest that the machine's colours were confirmed by an eye-witness account of the aircraft at the Hyde Park display. From Rob de Bie's excellent website http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/ye11.htm : A rather unique 1945 report about the camouflage of this particular Komet was found in an article titled 'German Aircraft at Farnborough October-November 1945' by Michael Young. It was published in the 25 January - 7 February 1985 issue of Aviation News,
  13. Hi Boris, I strongly suspect that the spray guns were manufactured by Krautzberger, who are still in business after 110 years. You should be able to find examples on ebay.de. Cheers, David
  14. Try here: http://www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl/index.php/digitalizacja/katalog/1090 There are also editions from 1939 and 1944 out there for sale from time to time, and presumably the intervening years. David
  15. Very nice build - beautifully weathered. I might add a few comments about this aircraft: 1. The rudder and tail assembly were experimental wooden versions and were painted in RLM 76 and 70 (Schwarzgrün). There are colour photos of other related aircarft that confirm the colours. As they were build by a subcontractor, they tended to be better finished and so were less affected by weathering, and, had a slightly glossier appearance. 2. The painted-out fuslage strip was originally a yellow stripe that was worn by aircraft from III./KG(J) 54 (the III. gruppe colour). A white sash was appli
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