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Think the cockpit, with all that PE, is the place to begin....so that's what the next update will probably be? Dunno, kinda pumped to hack into those engine nacelles too. hmmmm.
More pics as things start rolling! Later, Russ
Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:23 PM
Cool idea, most nightfighters were based at Leeuwarden, in the North of Holland, about a two hour drive from the place I live. Aces enough there. The units based there were II./NJG2 later IV/NJGI
Oblt Heinz Schnaufer shot down 32 British bombers when he was based in Leeuwarden, grand total of 121 kills
Maj. Helmut Lent shot down 65 British bombers when he was based in Leeuwarden, grand total 110 of kills
Oblt. Rudolf Schoenert shot down 21 British bombers when he was based in Leeuwarden, grand total of 64 kills
Ofw Heinz Vinke shot down 54 British bombers when based in Leeuwarden, those were all his kills
Oblt Martin Drewes shot down 9 British bombers when he was based in Leeuwarden, grand total of 52 kills
Oblt Zur Lippe-Weissenfelt shot down 36 British bombers when he was based in Leeuwarden, grand total of 51 kills
Those are the aces with over 50 confirmed kills.
Some names of other aces
Oblt Hans-Joanchim Jabs 50 kills
Oblt Hermann Greiner 50 kills
Oblt Paul Gildner 48 kills
Oblt Ludwig Becker 44 kills
Oblt Leopold Fellerer 41 kills
Obfw Karl-Heinz Scherfing 33 kills
Oblt Lothar Linke 28 kills
Oblt Rudolf Sigmund 28 kills
Lt Heinz Grimm 27 kills
Lt Kurt Matzak 18 kills
Lt Georg Fengler 16 kills
Lt Heinz Rolland 15 kills
Uffz Georg Kraft 14 kills
Ofw Siegfried Ney 11 kills
Ofw Karl-Georg Pfeiffer 11 kills
Lt Hans-Eugen von Gienanth 10 kills
Ofw Hans Berschwinger 10 kills
Lt Robert Denzel 9 kills
Ofw Hans Rasper 8 kills
Lt Friedrich Potthast 8 kills
Oblt Wolfgang Kuthe 7 kills
Lt Oskar Kóstler 6 kills
Lt Erich Gollasch 5 kills
Thought I give ya a list so you can pick one out. Most of these pilots were KIA, I know Martin Drewes, Hans Joanchim Jabs and Karl Pfeiffer survived.
Squadron code would be G9 in small letters ( which were on all the nightfighters of NJG 1 ) , then the Balkenkreuz and then in big two letters which I believe are individual and squadron aircraft codes, but I am far from certain of that. There are lots of people around here who know more about Luftwaffe codes I guess.
A cool link
Will do for now? if you need more info let me know
PS could you spare me those drawnings?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:18 PM
By the way, happy new year to you all chaps
Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:30 PM
very cool 110, gona be quite a task with the schräge musik visible in the canopy, russ. but you gonna pull that one off nicely (and quick) i know for sure
back after 20 years
Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:37 PM
Whew, that's pretty scary Rick! There's a sub-division not too far from here that was an artillery range in WWII. They're still digging up mortar rounds after it rains. Hey dude, I have an extra set of plans for ya so PM me with an address! Thanks for all the info on the aces, looks like I won't have any probs finding a scheme I like....just deciding which one!
Thanks for following along Loic and BB, sheesh.....double trouble! Heh heh, I figured a build like this would bring you out from underground Loic,.....where ya been? We sure have missed you my friend, really glad to see your 'crazy-chicken' avatar again. Stop in often and say howdy OK?
OK, as mentioned.....I actually got started on this last night and was having a ball. Began with the pilots position first. Didn't use any PE in this area, cuz the kit stuff was more accurate and complete. This kit is GORGEOUS! I have a couple of walk-around and detail books on this AC, and I was hard pressed to find anything Dragon left out. BUT! This is a 'G', and the first mod I had to do was the roll bar. Tricky business here, as it's also the seat mount and has brackets that attach to the upper rear canopy. So it has to be the perfect height, width (so it will be wider than the seat, but still fit between cockpit side rails), AND not interfere with the back of the radio bulkhead! Whew! Here's the pilot positioned with the stick going up to stub in his hand, feet on the rudder pedals, and the correct height. Ya'll can just barely make out how I adapted the new rollbar to the kit seat attachments. I now have all the other bars and brackets attached to this frame now that I made sure it fit OK. More pics of this area as things progress later. Check it out!
Here is a close-up of the area behind the seat that I'm currently working on, and a view of all the brackets and such. Lots going on in this spot.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:46 PM
Another critical fit is the 'shrage-musik' installation. This is a tight cockpit, and I'm going to have three guys in it with varying poses....so I needed a way to get the right height, width, and angle to have them come outta the rear canopy perfectly between the correct frames. There IS no extra room in this thing. Here's how I'm getting it zeroed in.
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