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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:42 pm

    Nice work!!
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    Post  Joseph on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:14 pm

    Excellent work! well done.
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    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:35 pm

    Looking good Wayne Twisted Evil
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    Post  Wayne on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:00 am

    Thanks guys!


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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:31 pm

    You are on the right path Wayne.... cheers


    And this is mine what it's going to looks like...

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    Post  Wayne on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:54 pm

    Nice scheme marco tongue


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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:33 pm

    Ejja Marco let's see it done!!!!
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    Post  Wayne on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:02 pm

    So,

    As Marco suggested, the red stripes on the eagle wings look out of place for this aircraft as they are usually white or yellow:

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    After foraging around for some info I came across a forum where someone was asking the same question:http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-requests/some-sturmbock-questions-10689.html

    Here's what someone replied:

    "# 4 Schwarze 8 had the red trim over the Adlerflugel, the yellow stripe on the spinner prop. highly unusual and mixed up really, and no I do know the reason as I wish I did.....as I said in the first posting the colours were then modified and then used for all the a/c. this black 8 later had white stripe on the spinner and a white stripe on the Adlerflugel, also had the Scheuklappen added to the canopy."

    So it seems that it did get white stripes later on after all (as well as the canopy armor it seems).

    I just hope that this aircraft was in fact an R8 and not an R2 version because that's what I'm building study


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    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:31 am

    The red stripe is more sexy I love you
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    Post  clioguy on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:32 am

    not an expert on german planes... but I like the red stripe!
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    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:58 am

    clioguy wrote:not an expert on german planes... but I like the red stripe!

    From your point of view it is obvious Dunc Laughing

    Red/White = Juve Evil or Very Mad
    Red/Black = Milan Twisted Evil
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    Post  alexbb on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:47 am

    Ray wrote:
    clioguy wrote:not an expert on german planes... but I like the red stripe!

    From your point of view it is obvious Dunc Laughing

    Red/White = Juve Evil or Very Mad
    Red/Black = Milan Twisted Evil

    you also forgot ray
    red black MAN UTD
    white black newcastle

    both these clubs existed long before any italian club, you have to remember that most if not all italian team shirts are "borrowed" from english clubs including milan and juve shirts
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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:18 pm

    Noooo Wayne don't let these football maniac's , mix up your tread .. what has or have to do football with german aircraft colours Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad ... Grrrr get out of here..... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:34 pm

    Wayne I have already answered you about this , in an early tread ...

    from the photo if the spinner is yellow and black , the eagle motif outline looks dark that may be red as the drawings...

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:36 pm

    Another thing Wayne , from the photo the wings outer armament are the 30mm cannons , so thats make it the R2 version, but this aircraft was a field mod...and have the sides armour so that makes it the R8 version ....

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:39 pm

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:34 pm

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    Post  Guest on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:37 pm

    alex GIMLI wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    clioguy wrote:not an expert on german planes... but I like the red stripe!

    From your point of view it is obvious Dunc Laughing

    Red/White = Juve Evil or Very Mad
    Red/Black = Milan Twisted Evil

    you also forgot ray
    red black MAN UTD
    white black newcastle

    both these clubs existed long before any italian club, you have to remember that most if not all italian team shirts are "borrowed" from english clubs including milan and juve shirts

    oh really - white/black could also be a zebra cross, prison clothes, chess board - shall I go on Suspect . Of all things why you guys thought about football Razz

    p.s - Wayne, do not let them hi-jack this thread Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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    Post  clioguy on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:25 pm

    I only said I preferred the red band... because it breaks the colours and gives it a bit of a vivid look......

    It was RAY who assumed I was talking football!!

    (PS at least it does not have blue/black....it would have been a LOSER!! -- fejn hu Oliver??)
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    Post  Wayne on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:52 pm

    I was rummaging through some old aviation mags I had stashed and found these interesting Fw190 schemes, (pity none is an A8-R8)

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    The Fw190 in black looks really menacing... maybe I'll build one in 1/32 someday Twisted Evil


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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:32 am

    No Wayne there is no black , that is A standard Fw190 F8 with grey colours and whiter scribble...

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    Post  Wayne on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:51 pm

    What about the A5 U-8 used in sneak attacks? What colour was that? Even the markings where painted over.


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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:32 pm

    Wayne A5 U8 is for bomber version, later G2.. and that scheme is for night intruders....

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:40 pm

    Wayne this is the indicator I was talking about...

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    Post  Wayne on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:44 pm

    Great pic marco.

    What was the status of the indicator? I assume it was only 'up' when the landing gear was down and was recessed during flight to reduce drag.

    Also, about the night intruder version, where they still standard colours or were they painted over in black/gray? I've never seen a model of one before and I think an 'intruder' would make a very interesting and unusual subject don't you think?


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