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  1. Hi guys Another tidbit regarding Fw 190 A-series camouflage and markings: Fw 190 A-8 fighters of the 380 Werknummer block built by Mimetall Erfurt had RLM 74/75/76 camouflage with a high demarcation line and no mottling. The national markings consisted of the late war outline type and were were applied in the same style, size and position on all aircraft. A distinctive feature of this series is that the Werknummer was painted in a heavy, blocky style on both sides of the tail fin and in contrary to normal practice in a lower position above the tailplane. Horrido! Leo
  2. Hi Ken As mentioned above the two volumes by Jerry Crandall on the Fw 190 D-9 fit what you are looking for. Unfortunately, as far as I am aware of there is no similar references for the BMW 801 powered types. The main factories for these included Focke-Wulf, Arado, AGO, Fieseler and NDW so it would be great if eventually something appears. According to Kagero Fw 190 at War Part I, Fieseler built Fw 190 A-8/R2 fighters exhibited a standard scheme of RLM 74/75/76 with heavy mottling of RLM 74/75 on the fuselage, white fuselage crosses filled with RLM 74 and black and white with black outline underwing crosses. Horrido! Leo
  3. Hi guys I am wondering if any of the 1/48 scale aftermarket exhaust sets offered by Quickboost - Bf 110E exhaust for the Eduard kit (48-155), Bf 110C exhaust for the Eduard kit (48-163) or Bf 110 C/D exhaust for the Fujimi kit (48-167) would fit the Cyber-Hobby 1/48 scale Bf 110 D-3. I have read that the exhaust for the Bf 110 C/D/E was the same regardless of model type but has anyone tried using any of the above sets on the Cyber-Hobby kit? I would think that any of the above would work fine but would like to make sure. Horrido! Leo
  4. Hi guys Here is a link with more information on this particular aircraft: http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2014/08/bf-109-g-6as-or-g-14as-wnr-unknown.html I hope that you find this useful and interesting. Horrido! Leo
  5. Hi guys My home computer which is running Windows 7 also has Office 2007 installed. Like Joel said it works for me and as far as I am concerned that is what counts. I use it for writing documents and occasionally spreadsheets so there is no need for anything more advanced or expensive. The laptop with Windows 10 has the 64-bit version of LibreOffice installed. It is basically compatible with Office in every way and so far I have never had any trouble importing or exporting Word or Excel files. The only let down is that the interface is pretty much stuck in the Office 2003 era without the ribbon but some people appear to prefer that. Microsoft will continue to offer security updates for Windows 7 until January 14, 2020 and for Windows 10 until October 14, 2025 and for me that is a very good reason to upgrade to the latest operating system while there is no cost involved. Horrido! Leo
  6. Hi guys I certainly would upgrade to Windows 10 especially since it is still free for those running Windows 7 and 8. I upgraded my Toshiba Satellite C55B laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 in August and aside of taking forever (about two hours to install) it went smoothly. I downloaded and installed the latest update for Windows 10 which is another three gigabyte download just like the Windows 10 upgrade itself yesterday and again aside of taking another couple of hours to install it went smoothly. I have used pretty much all Windows versions except for Vista and for what I use my computer for which is normal web browsing, e-mail, working with documents, images and webpages, they have all worked fine. About a month ago I got a "new" home computer to replace my old one which was running Windows XP and this one is running Windows 7. So far I really like it and it is aggravating that one is forced to abandon decent operating systems due to planned obsolescence. I was not able to use the most recent versions of many programs such as Acrobat Reader and WinZip with Windows XP simply because these could not run with the older operating system so that alone justifies upgrading to the most recent operating system and especially since it is for free until the middle of next year. I should point out that there are some decent free alternatives to expensive market leaders such as Office and Photoshop for those on a budget these being LibreOffice and GIMP. Neither is as polished but they get the job done and you can not argue about the price! Horrido! Leo
  7. Hello Eduard makes several photo-etched sets for the D and G: Ju 87 D Interior (32594) Ju 87 D Exterior (32167) Ju 87 D Big Ed (3254) Ju 87 G Interior (32561) Ju 87 G Exterior (32155) Ju 87 G Big Ed (3241) Aires offers: Ju 87 D/G Cockpit Set (2068) Ju 87 D/G Wheels (2048) Quickboost has available the following: Ju 87 D/G Late Exhausts (32015) Ju 87 D Gun Barrels (32046) Ju 87 D/G Loop Antenna (32047) Ju 87 D/G Prop Blades (32063) Ju 87 D/G Early Exhausts (32076) Ju 87 D/G Control Columns (32081) Ju 87 D/G Gun Barrels (32085) Master offers Flak 18 barrels in brass as well (32014) So as you can see there are a number of aftermarket sets available for these kits. I hope this helps. Horrido! Leo
  8. Hello I think that it would depend on which version you are wanting to model. Hasegawa offers the late Ju 87 D (08076) and G (08075) versions while Trumpeter offers the early Ju 87 A (03213) and B (03214) versions in 1/32 scale. I have never read anything bad about the Hasegawa kits but it is my understanding that the Trumpeter kits suffer from an undersized nose as well as a few other problems. However, there is a correction set available for the Ju 87 B that addresses most of the problems: http://www.fawcettmodelsandpatterns.co.uk/1-32-junkers-ju-87-b2-r2-correction-set If you are looking for an out of the box build I personally would go with one of the Hasegawa kits but it all depends on the version you are interested in. I hope this helps. Horrido! Leo
  9. Hi Marvin It is my understanding that all Gustavs, including the Bf 109 G-2/Trop that you are interested in, had the yellow fuel line with a clear section so that the pilot could visually check the fuel flow mounted along the starboard side. I hope this helps. Horrido! Leo
  10. Hi guys New built-up photos posted now: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Flugzeuge/Wiegmann/Rev_Fw190F-8_32/Rev_Fw190F-8_32.html I just wonder what will the price of this kit be in the USA? Horrido! Leo
  11. Hi guys Some new images of the Revell 1/32 scale Fw 190 F-8 have appeared: http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-gebaut-die-neue-focke-wulf-fw-190-f-8-von-revell-im-massstab-132/2014/ I have to say that the kit looks very nice from what can be seen and that I am quite surprised that it will include a complete engine as well which is a wonderful bonus. I do have to say that the gun cowl bulges appear to be rather exaggerated, though, much like the Hasegawa kit. http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/testshots-gebaut-die-neue-focke-wulf-fw-190-f-8-von-revell-im-massstab-132/2014/ Horrido! Leo
  12. Hi catfan You might want to look at the various resin detail sets on offer at Grey Matter Figures that were recently released for this particular kit: http://www.greymatterfigures.com/index.php?p=1&cat=65 I hope this helps. Horrido! Leo
  13. Hi guys Good question why in my opening post the name of the company was censored. I have written it before and nothing similar happened; possibly a technical glitch of some sort? Horrido! Leo
  14. Hi guys I was reading that it appears that Revell will be releasing a new tool 1/32 scale Fw 190 F-8 in March 2015. It will be interesting to see how this kit will compare to the existing Hasgawa kits and the upcoming Zoukei-**** kits. I would assume there will be other versions released as well. Horrido! Leo
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    Stuka help

    Hi I did a quick check and found the following aftermarket for the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Ju 87 G: Eduard Interior: http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Ju-87G-2-Stuka-interior-1-32.html?cur=2&force_sid=e13125cc3719212717493f1c7bffae5a&listtype=search&searchparam=32561 Eduard Exterior: http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Ju-87G-2-Stuka-exterior-1-32.html?cur=2&listtype=search&searchparam=32155 Eduard Big Ed: http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Ju-87G-2-STUKA-1-32.html?cur=2 Aires Cockpit Set: http://www.aires.cz/en/product/ju-87d-g-stuka-cockpit-set/0-719/ Aires Wheel Set: http://www.aires.cz/en/product/ju-87g-wheels-paint-mask/20-2005/ Quickboost Exhausts: http://www.aires.cz/en/product/ju-87g-exhausts/0-2134/ Quickboost Loop Antenna: http://www.aires.cz/en/product/junkers-ju-87d-d-f-loop-antenna-late/0-2164/ Quickboost VS 111 Propeller Blades: http://www.aires.cz/en/product/junkers-ju-87-d-g-stuka-vs-111/0-2180/ Master Flak 18 Barrels: http://www.master-model.pl/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=garden_flypage.tpl&product_id=127&category_id=2&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56 Master MG 81Z Barrels: http://master-model.pl/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=garden_flypage.tpl&product_id=184&category_id=2&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56 I hope this helps somewhat in your search. Horrido! Leo
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