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    dutik got a reaction from Kagemusha in B-26 or B-26?   
    But there were two B-17 bombers at the same time during WW2...
     
     
     
    Boeing and Saab
     
    Duck and cover
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to Helmsman in ResKit stuff with photos.   
    1/32 RBK-250-275 AO-1 Cluster Bomb
    The set I received was missing fuses, but they're the same as with OFAB-100 bombs.
     

     

     
     
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    dutik reacted to LSP_Kevin in New Kit: AT32008 Savoia Marchetti S65   
    I'm just posting the information below on behalf of John from Marsh Models (Aerotech).
     
     

     

     

     
    Kev
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    dutik reacted to Mirek O in Infinity Models SB2C-4 Helldiver update   
    Our web is still in progress, will also be in English and will have e-shop. Please be patient. 
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    dutik reacted to LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    My roommate knows that I'm an amateur astronomer (totally amateur), as well as the fact that I enjoy word play, so he snatched a couple of these for me as a birthday gift. I think they're just too cool.
     

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    dutik got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    Recieved today PanzerShops brand new kit of the AH-IV-Hb tankette. "Hb" indicates "Abyssinia" in Czech, which is nowadays Ethiopia. These family of Czech tankettes were made before the war and sold to Romania (participating in WW2 at the Eastern front), Sweden and Persia (nowadays Iran). After WW2 (and the Italian invasion before) the Ethiopians felt the urgent to modernize their armed forces. The Negus Haile Selaisse resisted the urge to buy medium tanks and followed the advice of his Swedish army advisers to buy Czech tankettes to start with the establishment of Ethiopian tank forces. This was a wise advise - the Ethiopian crews had a hard time to get used to tanks. some even were convinced that tanks were cursed things... But they got it right and overwhelmed the elite Imperial Ethiopian Cavalry corps during a large maneuver. From that time on they were used as a lever (a reliable one) to collect taxes from reluctant desert tribes... Thats my story, and I stick to it.
     
    OK, for the record: The nucleus of the Imperial Ethiopian Aviation was formed in 1924, officially organized into the IEA on August 18th 1929, and the first female student pilot in Africa was Mulu-Embet Imru, who participated in the very first flying course in Ethiopia in 1930.
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    Recieved today PanzerShops brand new kit of the AH-IV-Hb tankette. "Hb" indicates "Abyssinia" in Czech, which is nowadays Ethiopia. These family of Czech tankettes were made before the war and sold to Romania (participating in WW2 at the Eastern front), Sweden and Persia (nowadays Iran). After WW2 (and the Italian invasion before) the Ethiopians felt the urgent to modernize their armed forces. The Negus Haile Selaisse resisted the urge to buy medium tanks and followed the advice of his Swedish army advisers to buy Czech tankettes to start with the establishment of Ethiopian tank forces. This was a wise advise - the Ethiopian crews had a hard time to get used to tanks. some even were convinced that tanks were cursed things... But they got it right and overwhelmed the elite Imperial Ethiopian Cavalry corps during a large maneuver. From that time on they were used as a lever (a reliable one) to collect taxes from reluctant desert tribes... Thats my story, and I stick to it.
     
    OK, for the record: The nucleus of the Imperial Ethiopian Aviation was formed in 1924, officially organized into the IEA on August 18th 1929, and the first female student pilot in Africa was Mulu-Embet Imru, who participated in the very first flying course in Ethiopia in 1930.
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Recieved today PanzerShops brand new kit of the AH-IV-Hb tankette. "Hb" indicates "Abyssinia" in Czech, which is nowadays Ethiopia. These family of Czech tankettes were made before the war and sold to Romania (participating in WW2 at the Eastern front), Sweden and Persia (nowadays Iran). After WW2 (and the Italian invasion before) the Ethiopians felt the urgent to modernize their armed forces. The Negus Haile Selaisse resisted the urge to buy medium tanks and followed the advice of his Swedish army advisers to buy Czech tankettes to start with the establishment of Ethiopian tank forces. This was a wise advise - the Ethiopian crews had a hard time to get used to tanks. some even were convinced that tanks were cursed things... But they got it right and overwhelmed the elite Imperial Ethiopian Cavalry corps during a large maneuver. From that time on they were used as a lever (a reliable one) to collect taxes from reluctant desert tribes... Thats my story, and I stick to it.
     
    OK, for the record: The nucleus of the Imperial Ethiopian Aviation was formed in 1924, officially organized into the IEA on August 18th 1929, and the first female student pilot in Africa was Mulu-Embet Imru, who participated in the very first flying course in Ethiopia in 1930.
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Make the others jealous   
    Recieved today PanzerShops brand new kit of the AH-IV-Hb tankette. "Hb" indicates "Abyssinia" in Czech, which is nowadays Ethiopia. These family of Czech tankettes were made before the war and sold to Romania (participating in WW2 at the Eastern front), Sweden and Persia (nowadays Iran). After WW2 (and the Italian invasion before) the Ethiopians felt the urgent to modernize their armed forces. The Negus Haile Selaisse resisted the urge to buy medium tanks and followed the advice of his Swedish army advisers to buy Czech tankettes to start with the establishment of Ethiopian tank forces. This was a wise advise - the Ethiopian crews had a hard time to get used to tanks. some even were convinced that tanks were cursed things... But they got it right and overwhelmed the elite Imperial Ethiopian Cavalry corps during a large maneuver. From that time on they were used as a lever (a reliable one) to collect taxes from reluctant desert tribes... Thats my story, and I stick to it.
     
    OK, for the record: The nucleus of the Imperial Ethiopian Aviation was formed in 1924, officially organized into the IEA on August 18th 1929, and the first female student pilot in Africa was Mulu-Embet Imru, who participated in the very first flying course in Ethiopia in 1930.
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Daniel Leduc in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    Well, if you go with the lower fuselage as is and rebuild just the upper half and the cockpit greenhouse where the wrong shape is most visible?
    It's not the real McCoy, but maybe good enough to fit most needs?
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to Troy Molitor in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    I certainly agree.  Great pictures Dutik.   Many thanks.  
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    dutik got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Last batch of Fw-189 photos:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    That was the Fw-189 replica. Next images: He-162 and mixed WW2 stuff.
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to dennismcc in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Thanks Dutik, it's nice of you to take the time to post these.
     
    Cheers
     
    Dennis
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    dutik got a reaction from dennismcc in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Fw-189 mock up pics.
     
    From the left side:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    From the right side:
     

     

     

     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to ringleheim in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    A very nice car!  I went for a spirited test drive in one a while back.
     
    Normal aspiration, rear drive, relatively light by modern standards, very well balanced.  A lot to like!
     
    By the way, thanks for all the aircraft photos.  I'm enjoying them.
     
     
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    dutik got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Some more Do-335 images before we switch to the FW-189 cockpit:
     

     
    Please remember: The original Do-335 front undercarriage had only ONE fork. The replica has two. Maybe this is was to maintain longtime rigidity of the UC.
     

     
    The bomb bay doors are salvaged parts:
     

     
    One more original part of the replica:
     

     

     
    Check the skin segment at the top: Another original part. Also the main fuel tank. This is another one, not the tank shown above in the exhibition rooms.
     
    And now for something completly different:
     

     
    Do you recognise the distinctive shape?
     
    Almost all museums show you the finished aircraft, or its remains, but not the production process. Here we have a set of original molds to shape sheet metal into intake scoops for the 335. These molds were salvaged from a production site. During the late war Germany had a shortage of specialized tools and machines for aircraft production, so they developed a number of substitutes like these concrete molds replacing die press tools. Dornier and the subcontractors used a good number of these devices, not only for the intakes, but the whole wing skin and other parts. These molds were salvaged from the former Heinkel factory area at Oranienburg near Berlin.
     

     

     

     
     
    OK, now you have the molds. Somebody up here to make his own lifesize 335? Maybe in flying condition?
     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
     
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    dutik got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Do-335 B replica using original parts:
     

     

     
    Left wing landing light:
     

     
    Main fuel tank:
     

     

     

     

     
    All bare metal parts are original parts salvaged from elsewhere. There are two details that are of an A instead of the B variant: The canopy lacks the side blisters abd the front wheel has a double- instead of a singlesided fork.
     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Been there, done this. Twice
     

     
    A whole new lot of Rechlin photos incoming  More 335, more 109, more 162, added on request Fw-189 cockpit photos (replica) and put on top some Mig-21 internals.
     
    How I managed this? Just had a field day driving my pony car through the prairie
     

     
    Jepp, this is an ordinary road here in Mecklenburg/Germany. Just pray there is no oncoming bus... (he did, some miles down the road ) The navigation system told me this was an official road and shortcut on the way to Rechlin
     
    Stay tuned!
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    An aircraft that wasn't: Gotha Go-60.C
     

     
    One of the German latewar projects and paperplanes. Someone with enough money in his wallet had this project build as a lifesize replica. Neat
    Now it's here at Rechlin to enjoy us. To be honest: I've been totally flashed when I saw it That's really something special you would never expect to see
     
    Call it 1:1 scale modelling
     

     

     

     
    There are crew stations for the navigator and the radar operator build into the wingroots. Odd chois but it helped to keep cross section of the fuselage as small as possible.
     

     

     

     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    BTW, did I show this before?
     

     
    Me-109 G-14, airworthy, from "Hangar 10" museum at Usedom island/Germany. Not sure if I posted photos from there before. There are also other airworthy warbirds like a G-12, Mustang, Spitfire, Yak-3 and more wonderful stuff...
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from Starfighter in Lockheed S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt   
    Your build made it into the German "ModellFan" magazine this month (September 2020 issue)
     
    First I thought: "Oh, another one ", then I had a deja-vu and realized that it was yours
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik got a reaction from BradG in KT-03 aerial tow target   
    Inside the sturdy box are:
    - two bags of resin parts for the trolley and the core of the KT-03
    - two bags of metal and styren rods, some string ans a decal sheet
    - four massive PE frets
    - instructions (not at the photo)
     
    The first task is to build up the inner framework from resin parts, then to clad them with large PE parts that also need to be bent somewhat... Interesting times
     
    Regards
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to Pete Fleischmann in Quinta Studio - 3D printed interior for Su-25, F-16C NEW   
    I ordered 2 sets for the F-16. I think they look pretty cool. I noticed one or two things missing that I’ll have to scratch, depending on which block I am doing.
    They’ll sell a bunch of these I bet.
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
     
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    dutik got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Visiting Rechlin Luftwaffe testcenter - Fw-189 (replica) images   
    Do-335 B replica using original parts:
     

     

     
    Left wing landing light:
     

     
    Main fuel tank:
     

     

     

     

     
    All bare metal parts are original parts salvaged from elsewhere. There are two details that are of an A instead of the B variant: The canopy lacks the side blisters abd the front wheel has a double- instead of a singlesided fork.
     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
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    dutik reacted to Archer Fine Transfers in Q: How to seal open cockpits for painting?   
    Old school wet facial tissue is very delicate. Seal the edges with tape and liquid mask. When ready to remove, wet it again.
     

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