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Yep, makes perfect sense, thanks Thomas. [smile]
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Everyone would've been issued one, getting shot down and surviving the plane crash only to be gassed on the ground wouldn't have been fun.
I've done NBC warfare training. Worst day of my life.

Did they do atmospheric gassing? Back then even?

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Looking great Simon Nice progress!
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Looking great Simon Nice progress!


Thanks Neil, day off today as I'm driving around the State moving my daughter.

@Brundledonk, many thanks for the eBay link for those pilots Pete, I won that and the 1:48 Dragon JU88 from the same bloke for $65au. Bit of a bargain that I reckon. [smile]

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Yeah that's a gas mask container. They still issued them as they thought the allies would use gas artillery shells in pay back for WWI. No body ever used gas attacks in WWII however.

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Ahh thanks Mike, but we continued gas training into the 80's? And probably still do? They were just torturing us for fun, buztards! [smile]
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Oh, a suggestion after this youtube link. Have a look at this fellas, anyone building in the GB, or anyone lurking that loves bombers. It covers heaps of bombers on both sides, but for the blokes building the JU88, it's gold. Have a look for the squiggly camo one, you'll know what I mean when you see it. I challenge you! haha!
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Ok, the suggestion. I really wanted to start a GB reference thread to put this link to, but didn't have anywhere to start it. I've also thought it would be nice to have a bit of a social area general thread-type thing, where we can all hang-out (and maybe give Pete some breathing space on his thread! [wink]) lol
So maybe a "GB lounge and library section"? Or something like that? Add a bit of a different flavour to this sites GB's to other sites. And also reflect the comradeship of the forum?
Your thoughts fellas? And Bobby?

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I like the idea of a general thread, not build specific.  I think we are all finding great references and ideas that would be nice to share in one thread. 


Great work so far, love the cockpit. Only problem is you've set the bar pretty high, pity the reset of us! [smile]

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Superb work on the cockpit, well done mate[thumb]
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I like the idea of a general thread, not build specific.  I think we are all finding great references and ideas that would be nice to share in one thread. 


Great work so far, love the cockpit. Only problem is you've set the bar pretty high, pity the reset of us! [smile]

Seth


Cheers for the vote of support on the thread Seth. But I'm not in agreement on me setting the bar anywhere at the minute. lol I'm seeing some very nice cockpits going together and having mild heart flutters as it happens. Didn't get any bench time yesterday, 15 hours on the road was enough of a day for me. Including one breakdown that had me in a mild rage. (sorry girls).

I did manage, while the girls were doing Filipino stuff at the consulate, to check my emails and see that I won those kits with one bid each. So I paid for them and they are now in the post as we speak. So pilots here very soon. Looking forward to painting them up. That was a nice piece of progress.

The thing I find interesting coming out of (modern day) documentaries about the German war machine was just how good they were. Their military know how and equipment was very obviously seized ASAP so that the Allies could check out the latest from Berlin. I guess it happened the other way too, but I get the feeling we imitated the German models, more than the other way around.
The enthusiasm, and importance, of that Romanian JU88 pilot defecting with a pristine example was fascinating. (in the video). And I almost think I've overdone the chipping as it appears they were fastidious with their equipment. But it's there, it can stay. [smile]

I guess, as a fan of German cars, having owned a couple of beemers and a Merc, that I shouldn't be surprised at the level of quality of their war equipment. I also get the feeling, with all the little uprisings by those annoying Islamists (yes it is about religion you liberalist gits!), that we should step aside and let Germany be Germany again. I think we need the real Germany to stand up and sort out the mess in Europe at the minute. By any means they want to. Anyway, that's for another forum perhaps. (morning coffee ramble time over!)

Today I'll finish the rest of that coloured PE and hopefully give it a wash. I may have to leave it apart until the pilots get here, we'll see. [smile]


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Superb work on the cockpit, well done mate[thumb]


Thanks Ed! [thumb]

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I almost think I've overdone the chipping as it appears they were fastidious with their equipment. But it's there, it can stay.


This is true, but really depends [biggrin]

Aircraft in North Africa should more weathering than say ones in France, and it would be a different type of weathering. A lot of these aircraft (in France) stayed at permanent bases and were kept under cover. They were also washed (some pilots even reported waxing) to keep them streamlined.  However, aircraft in a tactical airforce, say the eastern front, that were hopping airfield to airfield wouldn't have the time/luxury to do this.   In the end you can easily justify any level of weathering, but I try to take the factors of location, time in service, type of service etc. in mind when weathering. 


For example: I recently finished a F4U-1A corsair. normally, if you look at the pictures of models people have done, they really heavily weather a corsair.  However, VF -17 (famous skull and crossbones) was only in theater for 7 months total (2 tours) and was receiving new plans throughout. I decided against heavy weathering and just did some basic chipping. Photos I've seen of VF-17 bear this out. 

I've seem to gone on a bit [crazy]

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Lol all good Seth, I know where you're coming from. I've actually started the chipping on the outside and I've decided this plane saw action over Africa with the conventional landing gear before being transferred to the Eastern Front where, at some point(s), it was changed over to skids. I was going to do a dio of the skids getting fitted in the field, as they did, but I had a better idea, hopefully. [smile]
Thanks for your input mate, it's all good at the end of the day. [smile]

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Looking great Simon. Fade the floor maybe a bit more ? (and that's where the sponge pops up [biggrin] )
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Cheers Laurent, yeah that's the effect I wanted from the chipping solution but it never happened, so I do have to break up the "sameness" of the chipping with a bit of foot traffic marks etc.
I did rub quite a lot after it was painted in those areas to get that effect and it's another reason I like AK paints, they are tough! An hour or two after spraying and it was solid as a rock. Still some ways to go with this yet, I'm still throwing ideas around in my head, and perhaps the best thing, taking a bit of time with it. [biggrin] Definitely taking your suggestion though, I hadn't thought too much about it since I knocked off a couple of days ago. Just needed to walk away a bit. [smile]

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Looking great Simon Nice progress!


Thanks Neil, day off today as I'm driving around the State moving my daughter.

@Brundledonk, many thanks for the eBay link for those pilots Pete, I won that and the 1:48 Dragon JU88 from the same bloke for $65au. Bit of a bargain that I reckon. [smile]


Glad you bagged the pilots mate, I bet the the JU-88 is a nice kit too !

Cockpit is looking great Simon, details are really beginning to come together now

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