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Leo Etgen

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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!
  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
  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 ribb
  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
  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 (3
  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
  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/ Ho
  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:
  16. Hi guys I have just read that apparently these kits will begin appearing sometime in 2016. Horrido! Leo
  17. Hi guys It seems as if Zoukei-Mura will be releasing the Fw 190 A-3 and A-5/6/7 kits in their new Basic Series and the Fw 190 A-4, A-8 and D-9 kits in the Super Wing Series in 1/32 scale. Unfortunately, I have not seen any mention of a possible date when these new projects might appear on the market. Horrido! Leo
  18. Hi guys It looks like Zoukei-Mura has confirmed that they will be releasing a radial engined 1/32 scale Fw 190 in the future. Some are thinking that this means that they will be doing the versions with the short engine mount (A-1 through A-4) but I haven't really seen anything to confirm this. If they do, I hope that they include the relevant details such as the correct cockpit instrument panel and consoles and the early type main landing gear legs. I have to say that this is the first subject which they will release that I am interested in and it will be interesting to see how it compares to
  19. Leo Etgen

    Bf-109 Question

    Hello John The Bf 109 K-4 handbook includes a schematic drawing of the navigational, rescue and safety equipment that depicts the bracket tube for the flare gun so it can be inferred that the last production model of the fighter was intended to have this as standard equipment. Perhaps the reason why on some aircraft this appears sealed is that the opening was doped with fabric or tape for a variety of reasons? Hopefully others can add to this. Horrido! Leo
  20. Hi guys Actually I have the impression that I./JG 1 was using white (Fw 190 A-4 "White 8" W.Nr. 611), checkered (Fw 190 A-4 "White 4" W.Nr. 601) and striped (Fw 190 A-4 "Black <I" W.Nr. 581) engine cowls at around the same time period in the early summer of 1943. Regarding the checkered engine cowls on one hand we have August Michalski who was a mechanic with 1./JG 1 at the time and Falk Boersch who is the nephew of Feldwebel Bernhard Kunze both stating that the only color combination used was black and white while on the other hand the black and white photograph posted here almost certain
  21. Hi guys I should mention that Claes Sundin who is one of the most respected profile artists that focuses on Luftwaffe subjects has depicted this particular aircraft with a black and red checkered engine cowl as well as a yellow and red spinner in More Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile. I doubt he would not have done so without good evidence that this was the case through careful research and photo analysis. Horrido! Leo
  22. Hello Zak I have read some remarks that the Aires cockpit set is the same one for the Hasegawa kit only reboxed and if this were true considering that the older kit has an inaccurate cross-section its no wonder the fit was somewhat difficult. Aires stuff is generally quite well detailed but a real pain to install (their wheel wells such as for the Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 and P-47 fighters require sanding until almost translucent to fit correctly). Horrido! Leo
  23. Hi John For what I have read the earliest Erla built Bf 109 G-10 fighters were fitted with the 660x160 mm main wheels. Later production examples were fitted with the 660x190 mm main wheels and thus the larger wheel well bulges. Fortunately, the kit includes both sizes of main wheels and they are quite nice. From the photos that I have seen the kit includes a separate upper engine cowling but thankfully that is the only part (no three piece forward fuselage like on the G-6). Horrido! Leo
  24. Hi Guys I just saw that AlleyCat has released a new correction set similar to their one for the Revell 1/32 scale Bf 109 G-6 but this time for the Bf 109 G-10 Erla. This one includes a corrected gun deck with the MG 131 troughs at the correct spacing, new propeller blades, radiator and supercharger intake. AlleyCat has also released another set which includes the smaller wing bulges for those aircraft fitted with the 660x160 mm main wheels such as Hartmann's fighter had. The correction set is about $25.00 and the small wheel well bulges about $9.00 which is quite reasonable in my opinion. ht
  25. Hello Maurice That is an excellent looking build of the Revell kit and I especially like that it is of a JG 51 aircraft as that is my favorite unit and you do not see too many of them. Great work! Horrido! Leo
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