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Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 02:25 AM UTC
A trip to London''s Motor Books if I get a lunchbreak is always a risky venture; chances are I''ll buy far more titles than I''d set off in search of! So it was no surprise when I popped in just before I went on holiday looking for He 112 refs and walked out with JaPo Publishing''s exceptionally detailed analysis of Fw 190D painting and markings...

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Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 02:39 AM UTC
It's great, isn't it!

I got that for my birthday ..... a great addition to my library





cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 02:41 AM UTC

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I went on holiday looking for He 112 refs...



Did you found something for the He 112? :-)

It seems to be a great book about the Fw 190 D. Anything new about RLM 84 in it?

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 03:23 AM UTC

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I went on holiday looking for He 112 refs...



You mean you went on holiday just to find refs, along with running through the center of London to grab a Eduard spitfire, now that is one dedicated man :-) .
Some excellent colour profiles. do they publish any more books on other aircraft.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006 - 04:05 AM UTC

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I went on holiday looking for He 112 refs...



Did you found something for the He 112? :-)

It seems to be a great book about the Fw 190 D. Anything new about RLM 84 in it?

Jean-Luc



Hi Jean-Luc

I did and I didn't! I found some info on the He 112V-6 to get ready for building Rest Models' kit, but not enough to warrant buying the book just yet. But I know where to go when I get 'round to Classic Airframes' He-112B!

The Fw 190D book prefers to go by the description Green-Blue, rather than the unofficial RLM number, and covers it's use on various sub-assemblies in depth. Interestingly, the authors trace the "new" colour's first appearance right back to Autumn 1943...

Andy - surely all modellers go on holiday looking for refs?! While I was away, I took careful note of the sights on the beach...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 01:18 AM UTC

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It's great, isn't it!

I got that for my birthday ..... a great addition to my library





cheers

Steffen



Wow Steffen!

I'm jealous! Not only of the books... only we lived nearer each other, I bet we could share some great titles over a beer... but of your shelves! Mine just can't bear the weight of my "library"! I've now tried two solutions and both have buckled under the load... I seriously need a Plan C - because, if all my collection of books collapses, someone could get hurt!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 01:48 AM UTC

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Wow Steffen!

I'm jealous! Not only of the books... only we lived nearer each other, I bet we could share some great titles over a beer... but of your shelves! Mine just can't bear the weight of my "library"! I've now tried two solutions and both have buckled under the load... I seriously need a Plan C - because, if all my collection of books collapses, someone could get hurt!

All the best

Rowan



Agreed, just come over .. I do not drink beer or other alkohol but of course I could manage to get you some of the severeal hundred beers we have in Germany :-) :-) :-)

we have such meetings every 2 weeks here .. chatting over new kits, mags and books (sadly most of them aren't mine) I only try to keep up to date with Lw books, which is hard enough with a small budget ... good there is something like birthday and christmas

as for the shelves: they are self made (28 mm wood) and barly stand the weight which must be some 100 kg (BTW I store most of my mags on another cabinet which almost breaks apart)

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 02:05 AM UTC

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I do not drink beer or other alkohol



Hi Steffen

I wish I could say the same - but you're on... next time I make it to Germany, we MUST meet for a coffee or a soft drink! And if your IPMS.De colleagues can put up with an imposter, I'd love to meet them.

Thanks for the tip on what thickness of wood I need for some proper shelving... I think a 1:1 scale project is approaching...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 01:42 PM UTC

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but you're on... next time I make it to Germany, we MUST meet for a coffee or a soft drink! And if your IPMS.De colleagues can put up with an imposter, I'd love to meet them.



Hi Rowan

you are welcome. We have a mothly meeting in Berlin. Date and place is on the mainpaige of our website (above the picture) usually the first friday in the month. Here in Schwerin we meet accordingly with a one or 2 weeks separation.

BTW another good chance is our yearly exhibition in Berlin-Gatow in the Luftwaffenmuseum on 16th and 17th september 2006 hint, hint

If anything fails stop by our table at Telford and say hello to our boss Volker and the others who can afford to go there...

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 01:03 AM UTC
Steffen,

..that looks like a full collection of Prien's Jagdfliegerverbaende series ...now I've always resisted purchasing these having most of the unit histories ..just how much duplicated photo content is there ..?

..the JAPO book is first rate incidentally .. ..in fact I was lucky enough to be able to incorporate a little of the type of material that Eric Larger presents in the book in a recent 'FW 190 Dora' article I put together for Scale Aircraft Modelling..along with some equally rare pics..check out the article before investing in the book perhaps...

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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 01:41 AM UTC

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.. I do not drink beer or other alkohol



Hi Steffan,

So I am not the only tea-tottler left in the world????

How can trinken Sie nicht in Germany, I thought it was a law :-)

Sober regards,

Fred
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 01:48 AM UTC
Hi Neil

yes .. I have all of his books. As for duplication ... I am not sure, but there is some (much?) correction between the older Geschwaderchroniken and the new JV series but I still like the first ones better because of the personal recollections (I like a lot them if nicely put into histrical context .. at the lower left are some great biographies ... especially Rall, Meimberg (missing in the pic) and Falk are first class)

I already got the JaPo as a birthday present and I like it a lot. Erich pointed me towards your SAM article, but I do not have many foreign language magazines ... too expensive. I have to ask my pal Volker if he has it and make a copy for my files ... just a few days ago I got the Bf 109 G-10 U4 booklet which is pretty good too

BTW center, lower right tray ... JG 300 vol.1 .... great book though a bit "francophile" in my opinion but waaaaaay better than everything else on Jagdgeschwader 300 not to speak of that German crap (light blue books right of the Prien and Mombeek JG books)

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 01:54 AM UTC

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Hi Steffan,

So I am not the only tea-tottler left in the world????

How can trinken Sie nicht in Germany, I thought it was a law :-)

Sober regards,

Fred



Hi Fred

Actually I like tea ... in the past I liked Earl Grey a lot .. (just as our good captain John-Luck Pic .errr Formery :-) :-) :-) ) ... but now I prefer Darjeeling

can you imagine I am in a fraternity .. really, no joke

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 02:08 AM UTC

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BTW center, lower right tray ... JG 300 vol.1 .... great book though a bit "francophile" in my opinion ..
Steffen



I was wondering where that was ......Vol II due soon ...!
..for English readers there's a translation of the Mombeek histories on the way ..( JG 4 later this year..)
However his forthcoming JG 2 history won't be published in German ..English/French only ....with plenty of new material from Meimberg...

..and in the meantime I'm trying to do a bit more modelling !!!

PS - Kagero Air Miniatures bottom right ..?

..just got my copy of their JG 27 Vol IV covering the period 1943-45..great decal sheet in three scales....(NOT recommended if you have all the Prien/Ring titles ...)

(apologies for going off topic guys...).
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006 - 02:24 AM UTC
Hi Neil

thanks for the update ... have to save money then ... Vol2 and BC RS vol 3 should also be out this year (maybe ...)

I prefer German books, not for myself but for the few survivors that give their material for the books probably do not read english very well

Any idea on JG 5 vol.3 ... Eric has sent some special offer letter with the "plea" to buy much of his titles to finance vol 3.

You are right on the Kageros ... good stuff ... (I keep the monografies in another book shelf) but as always with such "fast movers" to be taken with a grain of salt

As for Meimberg ... I would like to model his a/c when he was GrKdr. of II./JG 53 ... of course supported by a pic or two ... Well, I can dream..

I do not think it is too off topic ... it is about books, is it :-) :-)

best wishes

Steffen

Edit: I'll buy the Kagero anyway .. and if it is for the decals ... "Jäger und Sammler", you know ---- read: I am collecting the books, thats why I try to avoid new series .... or modelling subjects as recently tanks .. now i have to buy a whole lot of books on not domesticated cats ....