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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 05:11 AM UTC
It's masking tape over swastikas in competions, I presume?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember reading somewhere that the symbol was illegal in Germany except for circumstances "educational and historical".
But the reality is that mostly likely scale models fall to the same category as toys in the eyes of the majority...
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 04:36 AM UTC
Same for competitions. If it is public it is forbidden.
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Well, we have ceratain laws here in Germany that must be obeyed. I like to make my models as real as I(!) can. Thus I put the swastika on it. But when I want to publish it on my website I have to censor it .. I am sorry but thats the way it works here in "good ol' Germany" and I know there are a few more countries ...

Steffen


I thought it would be some kind of swastika, but had never seen such square. If I understood it right you can have swastika on your model if you dont publish it. how about competitions?

It would be awesome if Neil could post that picture!

Tuomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 03:08 AM UTC

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What is that wierd mark on your planes tail? Your cencored swastika? :?



Well, we have certain laws here in Germany that must be obeyed. I like to make my models as real as I(!) can. Thus I put the swastika on it. But when I want to publish it on my website I have to censor it .. I am sorry but thats the way it works here in "good ol' Germany" and I know there are a few more countries ...

Neil could you provide a pic of the black cowl machine for Tuomas' campaing entry? If I understand the rules right, it is necessary that Wilhelm Moritz is on the pic too.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:34 AM UTC

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..you could use more of the kit decals as Steffen suggests by doing Sturmbock flown by Wilhelm Moritz as photographed in July 1944 in full IV./JG 3 markings





Whoa, well you turned my head . It will be easier to make one with decals instead of handpainted.
I know I am bit stubborn, but thanks for helping me out !
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:32 AM UTC
..you could use more of the kit decals as Steffen suggests by doing the Sturmbock flown by Wilhelm Moritz as photographed in July 1944 in full IV./JG 3 markings.....on second thoughts that might not qualify either...



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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:16 AM UTC
Hey,
Thanks for this all info, but I would really like to build one of JG Udet planes.(yep i like their insignia ^^). I also like this Hans Weiks's black nose aircraft, so I think I'll stay in my line and trying to replicate White 7 + ~ as it is in Neils nice pictures. I will think about wheels, once my model arrives here in North

P.S What is that wierd mark on your planes tail? Your cencored swastika? :?
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 11:54 PM UTC
Hi Tuomas

The tamiya kit is o.k. too .. you get Wilhelm Moritz and Klaus Bretschreider with the kit and so you can do an ace OOB .. both aircraft are well documented ... read the rules again: either it should have kill markings or it should show the a/c with pilot

Bretschneider can be found in Rodecke "Fw 190 Jagdflugzeug" pg.363 and Moritz pg. 345 (Weiks mount is on 343). Of course the two vol. JG 300 history from Lorant/Goyat has also a bunch of pix.

I built the Moritz markings from the Tamiya kit .. BTW get replacement wheels for the tamiya model .. they are much too small



all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 11:29 PM UTC
Yes, I chose first the Werner Gerths plane, But it didnt have any kills marked to plane so it was against the rules. I deleted those posts as they were useless and misleading.


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The nice part on black 13 is, that it is included in eduards Sturmbock


click img

cheers

Steffen


Yea but it kinda sucks because I got tamiyas focke already coming. What you say about this painting scheme: basic rlm 74/75 upper side with "blueblack" nose and rlm 76 belly?
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 10:51 PM UTC
Hi Neil

Tuomas originally chose "black 13" of Werner Gerth .. I do not know why he removed that post ... I cannot remember seeing a photo of that one and thats why I suggesting another a/c. The nice part on black 13 is, that it is included in eduards Sturmbock


click img

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 10:32 PM UTC
Hi Tuomas

....blimey, that's some ancient artwork you've found there !

Here's the original photo I used - which was published in the Rodeike Jagdflugzeug book ....Rodeike said it was 'White 1' but in correspondence Hans said he never flew 'white 1', always 'white 7'....I'm assuming this was the a/c he was flying on 18 July 1944 when he led his 10. Staffel against a force of 15th USAAF Flying Forts and Liberators raiding targets in southern Germany from Italy. He claimed a B-17 at 10:50 hrs for his 36th victory but was hit and wounded by return fire from the bombers as he was going through the formation..he managed to land safely but didn't return from convalescence until March 45....sadly passed away a few years ago..

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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 04:42 AM UTC
Okey, now found one that will even match the rules;

"White 7" Hauptmann Hans Weik, 36 kills (Marked on tail! ) 10./JG3.
I'm afraid I have to paint those sevens by hand, because I'm not gonna buy a expensive decal sheet for few such easy numbers.

And thanks for Neil for these awesome pictures!
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 04:31 AM UTC
Crap. I must have missed that part of the rules. I will check for some other plane, maybe one of those you mentioned.
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 04:05 AM UTC
Nice choice Tuomas!

If you have questions about that Sturmbock ..just ask ..Neil is on this board too .... I am not sure if you find Fotos to support your choice ... See rules:


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Your finished plane must display "5 plus" or more "kill markings" to qualify. Aircraft of future aces will not qualify. ( for example, a Spitfire of top scoring ace Johnnie Johnson with 3 kill markings wouldnt be eligible for a ribbon.
The exception to the "5 killmarkings rule" will be where there is documentary proof ( hence the reason for the photo of the real aircraft, apart from encouraging research) that the Ace in question did not choose to decorate the aircraft with kill markings.



Maybe rather chose Hans Weiks "white 7" .. there is a pic and it has kill markings on the tail (rather seldom for late war and Sturmjaeger) .. decals are available from Eagle cals ... Also Willi Maximowitz' "black 8" is very well known .. also 27 victories, but no KC for him .. also possible is Wilhelm Moritz (no tally but some pix) ... and many more

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 12:27 AM UTC
JP:
Sorry to here about the paint redo. I hate when that happens, and I hate oven cleaner. I can't wait to see it finished. I love a good tough build gone good story At least you are at the painting stage. I'm not even close.
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:31 PM UTC
Three steps back. Wasn't happy with the paint finish so scrubbed the whole fuselage with oven cleaner which took off all the enamel and acrylic paint no problem, and spent the evening re scribing the rather faint panel lines, first time i've done this, will sand it all smooth tomorrow, and do any fixups, but so far so good.
I've also ordered a Rivet-R from radub, I'll practice on some stock first but I think I'll add some rivet detail too, I'll see how it goes. The thought of a cool one at the aces bar spurs me on.
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:10 PM UTC
At long last I've got things moving with molders 109 dora, the stumbling block was the vac formed canopy. It was too small in all dimensions, I got the canopy for a tamiya 109e and tried crash molding a new one. The tamiya canopy is too small too. At a last resort I cut out the spare vac formed canopy provided with the kit and what do you know it fits. I guess that is why two are supplied.
Spent two hours masking it with tiny strips of tape, threw some rlm 02 at it, and will follow that up with the exterior light grey.
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hi fellas (and ladies),

My build is the Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V of Jasta 15 (1917) Oliver Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay.

I hope I will not get bounced out of the GB, as I am unable to find a wartime photo of this plane... he had 25 confirmed victories at the time of his death, and was, I believe, the youngest recipient of the Blue Max at age 20.

Rob
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 11:47 AM UTC
Looking good Steffen!
As we move into the Autumn of The Aces High Campaign the potential number of Aces has crept up to 53!
Im poised to start logging Aces in the Official Aces Combat Record.(My "word" document )
Great work so far everybody, theres lots of room in the Officers Club. Some of the earlier Aces are looking decidedly the worse for wear now
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 02:02 AM UTC
Hi All

very good entries so far. I especially like the La-5FN ... wish I had not ruined the paint job of mine ....

Yes, I am really building on my entry .. slowly, but I think I can finish it in time.

Here are a few pix of the Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat. I will build it in the markings of Alex Vraciu (white 19 -oob) .. if anyone has a pic of that .. the Kagero only has "white 99" (though on the pic you can only see the last "9"). The cockpit is surely not as good as e.g. Rowans, but it will do in a closed up canopy. I shortened the main gear legs as advised at HS forum .. I do not know if this is really necassary, but I like the "sit" of my model. I also added the rim around the belly tank. The legs will get Ultracast wheels ... as soon as I have them.











more to come later this year

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 01:04 AM UTC
Summer holidays are over,kids back at school and the nights are starting to draw in here in the UK.
Still 12 weeks to go in Aces High though. Plenty of time to get your entries in and join the rest of the Aces in the Officers Club bar
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 07:00 AM UTC
La-5FN progress report.

Thanks guys for the preshading explanations.
I think I won't bother with it in the future.



Things are going well. Decals are done, Futuring is done too. Weathering is next.







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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:30 PM UTC
Molders 109 slowly progresses. All the control surfaces freed, an a quick coat of thin primer to show up the imperfections.

Molders, bf109DMolders, bf109DMolders, bf109D
Molders, bf109DMolders, bf109DMolders, bf109D

Advice, critique welcome.