(Login Captoz) HyperScale Forums from IP address 18.104.22.168
Ok it's different. Here is my SNAC NC.900, Eduard's FW 190 A5 out of the box with decals from PT Decal's sheet PT4802.
The surface detail on Eduard's kit is just fantastic, the perfect canvas for my first use of the AK streaking grime.
These a/c looked unloved so the AK grime for green vehicles was used. I need some more practice with this stuff but it sure has found a place on my work bench. It's just too useful to leave it just for the armour guys.
Some say these a/c were blue, but from the pics I have seen they look like they have just had a over spray with some sort of green. Decals say RLM 70 or 71. But as a test of the AK stuff I used a light green and darkened it with the AK product.
This a/c was and A 5 so it was most likely a repaired airframe and not a new build. I am sceptical about just how much of the so called new build NC.900 were new or just recycled airframes.
Either way they were not well liked by GCIII/5 Normandie-Nieman, I wonder why! They appear not to have any antenna, either on top or the lower wing mounted moraine antenna.
Comments and opinion welcomed. Anyone have anymore pics of these ac would love to see them.
This message has been edited by Captoz from IP address 22.214.171.124 on Jul 29, 2012 2:11 AM This message has been edited by Captoz from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Jul 28, 2012 11:25 PM This message has been edited by Captoz from IP address 188.8.131.52 on Jul 28, 2012 11:16 PM
Apparently most of these planes were equipped with engines manufactured during the occupation. The hired helps' hearts were just not in their work (wonder why) and improperly heat treated components (piston rings, blocked oil passages) resulted in engines seizing up on a regular basis. So nice to see these scheme modeled, and so well.
This message has been edited by callsign from IP address 184.108.40.206 on Jul 29, 2012 1:37 AM
That's EXACTLY why the Swiss 109G's were out of service within a couple years...
July 29 2012, 10:35 AM
The old D's and E's served for 10 years with few troubles; the G's they received as payment for blowing up Wilhelm Johnen's Bf 110G-4 which landed at Dubendorf were an absolute dog's breakfast, mechanically speaking. I hadn't heard of the NC 900 troubles prior to this thread (although to be fair, I hadn't really looked)- that makes for a very interesting data point when considering the late-war effectiveness of the Luftwaffe, and the impact of difficult to catch "passive" resistance measures such as intentionally screwing up vital mechanical components during the manufacturing process.
Beautifully done model, well done on a rarely-seen variant!
"History is not 'was', it 'is'." - William Faulkner
The Swiss Government successfully sued the German Govt post war for the sub standed G's and won. Seems the airframes were ok but the engines where high time left overs that had been taken out of German service and sold to the Swiss as new!!!!!!
Jared Taylor (Login natique18) HyperScale Forums 220.127.116.11
July 29 2012, 1:15 PM
Love the scheme and the weathering itself. A comment if I may, it would be very helpfull to us all if you formated your post instead of like a sentence running on (posting pictures one, two, three) that you started a new line for each picture. for example:
The NC900 weren't new aircraft but rebuilt ones from ols A5 and A8 airframes.
There were some french factories during ww2 used by germans to build new aircraft but also to repair some damaged ones coming back from front.
These aircraft weren't very popular for various reasons. First because there weren't reliable certainly following some sabotage and then because it only served within Normandie Niemen Squadron which fight this aircraft for years and expected rather the coming Spitfires.
Hope this helps.
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