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    Luftwaffe and Allied aircraft with nose art
  1. No worries. I thought the last one may be useful, as it's the only one I know that clearly shows the commander name on the side. Are there any decals for 'Peggy Lou' available, or you'll be ordering custom-designed ones?
  2. Full starboard shot, plus a couple of others, perhaps may be useful for you.
  3. http://abload.de/img/moz3sfrk9.jpg http://abload.de/img/moz24tocy.jpg http://abload.de/img/moz12mqyl.jpg Source: Jet & Prop 6/2000.
  4. I think that Tamiya did this on purpose. The inner doors appear to be added in the Mossies with pressurized cabin, in order to help sealing the cockpit interior. BTW, the 'T9+XB' was most likely never flown by the Germans, with their markings added only for the purpose of static display during a presentation of captured Allied aircraft at Rechlin, on September 3rd, 1943. It is believed that this aircraft was a PR.IV, DZ466, of No. 540 Sqn., which failed to return from a recon sortie on February 20th, 1943.
  5. Of curiousity, does Kitsworld support their rendition of 'The Ink Squirts' with any reference? A few years ago I wanted to include this aircraft in a decal sheet, but a fellow US bomber unit researcher told me that 'Ink Squirts' is believed to be Biosatt's s/n 43-28151 from the 820th BS, though this is not confirmed. At least, it can't be s/n 43-28148, which starboard side we can see in the first photo in post #1, as this B-25J wore a horizontal stripe of the 48th BS (sligthly off topic, the researcher also mentioned that 43-28148 is thought to be 'Wolf Bait', which also had some nice nose art on), whilst 'The Ink Squirts' apparently wore a vertical tail stripe of the 820th BS: http://www.armyairforces.com/FindPost/185491
  6. Hi guys, The site of Beck Resin is here: http://www.beck-rmk.eu/o_mnie/index.html The kit itself will probably be released next month or so. Cheers, Maciej
  7. Dear LSM members and visitors, Four new books will be published by Kagero in February 2014. The following titles will be available after 25th February: UNITS 07 JG 53 "Ace of Spades" Marek J. Murawski The book presents the history and combat operations of JG 53 "Ace of Spades" - one of the Luftwaffe's most famous fighter wings. A collection of forty archive photographs is supplemented by a list of all JG 53 commanders, details of each of the wing's squadrons and flights, and a listing of the unit's equipment used during the war. Full-page, colour aircraft profiles will serve as an excellent source of documentation and a welcome addition to a set of decals included with the book. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. It contains 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings of the following planes: - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1; 'White 12' of 2./JG 53, Rennes airfield, France, August 1940, - Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2; W.Nr. 5434, 'Black 3', flown by Fw. Josef Wurmheller of 5./JG 53, Korowje-Selo airfield, Russia, mid-July 1941, - Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/B; W.Nr. 7473, 'White 3', flown by Uffz. Felix Sauer of 10.(Jabo)/JG 53, San Pietro airfield, Sicily, March 1942, - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 trop; W.Nr. 15013, 'Black 16', flown by Lt. Ulrich Seiffert of 8./JG 53, Sciacca airfield, Sicily, late April 1943. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://www.sklep.kagero.pl/en/07-jg-35-ace-of-spades.html MONOGRAPHS No. 54 - 3D EDITION Junkers Ju 87 D/G vol.I Marek J. Murawski, Marek Ryś This monograph of the most famous dive bomber of World War II focuses on the design and combat operations of the late marks of the Stuka: the Ju 87 D dive bomber and strike aircraft and the Ju 87 G tank buster. In addition to the detailed description of the design, the book covers combat operations of the Luftwaffe units equipped with the D and G models, as well as the biographies of the most prominent aircrews who flew those aircraft in combat. The text is supplemented by archive photographs and 3D drawings showing details of the design. A4 size, 112 pages, 110 archive photos, 77 3D renders, colour profiles, 4 A4 sheets of scale drawings. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://www.sklep.kagero.pl/en/54-junkers-ju-87d-g-vol-i.html PHOTOSNIPER No. 9 Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank Robert Griffin The Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank was Great Britain’s second purpose-designed Main Battle Tank and served as the spear point of the Royal Armoured Corps for nearly 20 years. The Challenger 1 proved to be an excellent combat vehicle in Operation Granby after a controversial early career in the British Army, and it continues to serve the Jordanian army to the present day. Robert Griffin tells the story of the Challenger 1’s development and service, in this first volume of a two part study for the Kagero Photosniper series. A4 size, about 80 pages, 280 photos, scale drawings. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://www.sklep.kagero.pl/en/09-challenger-1-main-battle-tank.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 26 Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao 1937-1946 Janusz Skulski, Waldemar Góralski The design of four-member Japanese Takao-class heavy cruisers built between 1927–1928 was based on earlier Myōkō-class heavy cruisers. The Takao-class was better armoured and equipped including the main artillery being modified to engage air targets. The Takao-class had a distinctive look thanks to the massive superstructure and the first chimney being inclined towards the second one which was set vertically. Only the lead ship of her class, i.e. Takao survived the war and was scrapped in 1946. The latest volume of the Super Drawings in 3D series harvests many years of Janusz Skulski's work who is considered the world's best Imperial Japanese Navy expert. Takao renders by Waldemar Góralski include the majority of adjustments made by Janusz Skulski and depict Takao in the camouflage pattern form the last days of the World War II. A4 size, 92 pages, 21 archive photos, 100 colour 3D renders, 80 drawings. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://www.sklep.kagero.pl/en/26-japanese-heavy-cruiser-takao-1937-y1943.html Our full offer may be browsed on our site http://books.kagero.pl (login: books, password: kagero).
  8. Hello guys, If you would like to order the new titles directly from Kagero, they are now readily available except the Takao book. The release date of the latter was postponed. Best regards, Maciej
  9. Thanks guys!
  10. Dear LSM members and visitors, Five new books will be published by Kagero in January 2014. The following titles will be available after 17th January: miniTOPCOLORS No. 40 Pacific Lightnings Part I Maciej Góralczyk, Andrzej Sadło Two decal sheets with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for 8 P-38 Lightnings with sexy nose art. The decal sheets were printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn 4-view colour profiles and described in the 18 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The authors selected the following aircraft: - P-38G-15-LO; s/n 43-2384, coded 'I' of 80th FS / 8th FG, Dobodura, New Guinea, autumn 1943, - P-38E-LO; s/n 41-2221, 'Spirit of 76', coded '76', flown by 2nd Lt. John S. Mackey of 54th FS / 343rd FG, Attu, Aleutian Islands, winter of 1943/1944, - P-38L-5-LO, s/n 44-27132, 'Ready Maid', coded 'M', flown by Capt. Phil McLain of 36th FS / 8th FG, San Jose, Mindoro, the Philippines, spring 1945, - P-38L-5-LO, probable s/n 44-25133, 'Peck’s Bad Girl', coded 'V', flown by 2nd Lt. Charles I. Peck of 36th FS / 8th FG, San Jose, Mindoro, the Philippines, spring 1945, - P-38L-5-LO; s/n 44-26302, 'Hazel', coded '413', flown by 1st Lt. Warren E. ‘Whip’ Whipple of 44th FS / 18th FG, the Philippines, summer 1945, - P-38L-5-LO, s/n unknown, 'Glamour Puss II', coded 'L', flown by 1st Lt. Chester L. Schachterle of 80th FS / 8th FG, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, August 1945, - P-38L-5-LO, probable s/n 44-25161, 'Wishful Thinking', coded 'N', flown by Lt. Royce H. Hendrickson of 36th FS / 8th FG, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, August 1945, - P-38L-5-LO, s/n 44-26412, 'Shady’s Lady', coded 'P', flown by 1st Lt. William R. Pruner of 80th FS / 8th FG, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, August 1945. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/pacific-lightnings-part-i.html SMI LIBRARY No. 8 B-17 Flying Fortress in Combat over Europe Tomasz Szlagor The B-17 Flying Fortress epitomized the American airpower for most of the Second World War. It was by far the most effective weapon to carry out the strategic, daylight bombing campaign in Europe. The battles fought by B-17 crews during raids on such tough targets as Schweinfurt, Berlin or Ploesti were nothing short of epic. The combined effort of the two US Army Air Forces, 8th and 15th, stationed in England and Italy respectively, eventually denied the enemy the means to wage war and sealed the fate of the European Axis powers and their allies. This 92 page book includes 130 b&w and 11 colour archive photos, colour profiles of 6 aircraft, as well as a decal sheet printed by Cartograf which contains 1:32 and 1:72 individual markings for the following planes: - B-17G-25-BO; s/n 42-31678, 'Little Patches', coded 'LL-L' of 401st BS / 91st BG, - B-17F-50-BO; s/n 42-5360, 'Old Faithful', coded 'VK-N' of 358th BS / 303rd BG. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/08-b17-flying-fortress-in-combat-over-europe.html miniTOPCOLORS No. 39 Captured Panzers. German Vehicles in Allied Service Marek Jaszczołt, Arkadiusz Wróbel A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:35 markings for no less than 16 German armored fighting vehicles captured by Allied troops and used against their former owners. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn colour profile and described in the 18 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The authors selected the following vehicles: - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F of the 1st Ranger Battalion, Tunisia, spring 1943, - Sd.Kfz. 222 of No. 2 ACC, North Africa, 1943, - Jagdpanzer 38(t) „Chwat”, Warsaw, Poland, August 1944, - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. A of 1er bataillon AS de l’Ain, Méximieux, France, September 1944, - 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz. 4/1 of 1er G.M.R., Saint-Nazaire area, France, October 1944, - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G of the 145th Regiment RAC, Italy, 1944/1945, - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G of the 4th Battalion Coldstream Guards, the Netherlands, winter 1944/1945, - Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H/J of l'Escadron Autonome de Chars Besnier, Saint-Nazaire area, France, February-March 1945, - Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. D of an unidentified U.S. Army unit, Germany, 1945, - Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G of the 366th Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment, Hungary, March 1945. - Panzerbefehlswagen Panther Ausf. G of l'Escadron Autonome de Chars Besnier, Saint-Nazaire area, France, March-May 1945, - Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. D of the 153rd Field Regiment RA, Guards Armoured Division, Germany, 1945, - Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D “Řevnice 5”, Prague area, Czech Territory, May 1945, - Sd.Kfz. 250 Ausf. A, Prague, Czech Territory, May 1945, - Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G of the 5th Independent Self-Propelled Artillery Squadron, 6th Infantry Division, Poland, May 1945, - Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J of the 5th Independent Self-Propelled Artillery Squadron, 6th Infantry Division, Poland, May 1945. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/captured-panzers-german-vehiclesin-allied-service.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 26 Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao 1937-1946 Janusz Skulski, Andrzej Sobucki, Waldemar Góralski A4 size, 92 pages, 140 colour 3D renders, 1 double A1 sheet of scale drawings. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/26-japanese-heavy-cruiser-takao-1937-y1943.html TOPDRAWINGS No. 18 The Battleship HMS Warspite Witold Koszela A4 size, scale drawings, colour profiles, double A2 sheet with colour scheme, double B2 sheet with colour scheme. Available in preorder in Kagero’s webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/the-british-battleship-hms-warspite.html Our full offer may be browsed on our site http://books.kagero.pl (login: books, password: kagero).
  11. Dear Large Scale Modellers, Kagero Publishing is proud to announce five new books which will be ready for shipping after the 25th November 2013. We would also like to inform that we’re going to start a contest for all modellers who use decals included in our publications. The competition will start in January 2014. We’re going to give away dozens of prizes, so if you’re going to start building a kit soon, please consider using our decals. More details will soon be announced. We are also having a Christmas sale in our webshop http://shop.kagero.pl/lang/en currently. The discount prices can be viewed after logging in to one’s account in our shop. MONOGRAPHS SPECIAL EDITION No. 02 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. The Blitzkrieg Fighter Marek J. Murawski, Jakub Plewka The latest addition to the ‘Monographs Special Edition’ series is devoted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This new book gives not only a thorough insight into the development, variants, technical features and camouflage of the ‘Emil’, but also an excellent overview of the aircraft’s service with the Luftwaffe. Packed with period photos, colour profiles and scale drawings, this title is a perfect guide for aviation modellers. A4 size, 188 pages, English text, 212 archive photos, colour profiles of 44 aircraft, 31 sheets of 1/48 and 1/72 scale drawings, 1 folded A2 sheet of 1/32 scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/messerschmitt-bf-109-e-the-blitzkrieg-fighter.html MONOGRAPHS No. 53 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Leszek A. Wieliczko The monograph on the WW2 Japanese fighter plane Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate discusses its origins and development (including subsequent modifications and variants: Ki-106, Ki-113, Ki-116, Ki-84R, Ki-84P and Ki-84N), camouflage and markings, and operational history since its combat debut over China in the summer of 1944 till the end of the WW2. Each version is specified and described. The author uncovers the fates of Ki-84s captured by the Americans and presents an evaluation of the aircraft. The book includes a comprehensive technical description, technical data, a glossary of some Japanese terms and names, and lists of the IJAAF units equipped with Ki-84s and the IJAAF ranks. A4 size, 92 pages, English text, colour profiles of 8 aircraft, 1 double A2 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/53-nakajima-ki-84-hayate.html PHOTOSNIPER No. 8 Jagdpanther Łukasz Gładysiak, Adam Rejmak, Krzysztof Mucha Self-propelled tank destroyers constituted an essential component of the Third Reich’s armoured arm. Vehicles, which were especially useful in defensive warfare, in which the German army found itself after losing strategic initiative on the Eastern Front in the summer 1943 and following the Allied landing in Italy and France, with time began to effectively compete in armoured sub-units with classic tanks. One of the largest vehicles of that type was Sd.Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther, based on the chassis of the famous Panther tank.. 108 pages, English text, 17 b&w archive photos, 71 colour walkaround photos, colour profiles of 8 vehicles, 39 colour 3D renders. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/08-jagdpanzer-v-jagdpantther-self-propelled-tank-destroyer-based-on-the-chassis-of-the-p-z-kfw-v.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 24 The Japanese Destroyer Kagero Waldemar Góralski The Japanese destroyers truly made their mark during the war in the Pacific. Fast, heavily armed and manned by well-trained crews, they took part in some of the most memorable surface and air-sea battles of the Pacific War, but also in hundreds of lesser known actions. Those workhorses of the Imperial Navy were employed in a wide variety of roles – from direct action against enemy fleet to escort duties and even pure transport tasks. Commander Hara Tameichi rightly observes that it was the destroyers that bore the brunt of the fighting at sea, and very few among them were as good as the Kagero class warships. A4 size, 68 pages, 134 colour 3D renders, 1 double A2 sheet of scale drawings, 1 double B2 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/23-the-battlecruiser-hms-hood.html SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D No. 25 The Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen Waldemar Góralski Following the defeat in the World War I, the Treaty of Versailles limited the tonnage of the German Navy to 144 thousand tons. Moreover, the treaty stipulated that new warships could only be built to replace the decommissioned ones. In 1921 a new law was enacted which brought about the creation of the Reichsmarine. The few warships that Germany was allowed to keep were modernized and new ones were being built to replace the obsolete ones. Construction of light cruisers was a priority and the first of those, built to replace the Niobe launched in the 19th century, was the Emden. In 1927, during the disarmament conference in Geneva, Germany demanded equal right as far as the expansion of the navy was concerned. Those demands were rejected, therefore, the Reichsmarine drew up the “expansion plan”. It stipulated construction of new warships within the coming years, including submarines, which were forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles… A4 size, 96 pages, 176 colour 3D renders, 16 3D anaglyphs, 1 double A1 sheet of scale drawings. Available in our webshop: http://shop.kagero.pl/en/the-heavy-cruiser-prinz-eugen-735.html All books will soon be available from our distributors Casemate Publishing and MMD Squadron, as well as from other retailers around the world. Our full offer may be browsed on our site http://books.kagero.pl (login: books, password: kagero).
  12. Go and get it, Erik Nick, as far as I know, the last batch was quite lately picked up by UK distributor, that is probably the reason.
  13. Yeah, Hasegawa's Fw 190 with my decals modelled by Doogs - I seriously look forward to this! Cheers, Maciej
  14. I'm happy to inform that some books from Monograph series ((including the latest titles on the Ta 154 Moskito and F4U Corsair) and Topcolors series (inc. 'Last Hope of the Luftwaffe' with decals for the Me 163 Komet, as well as other recently released volumes) are now available in Modelers Heaven shop, which is our first dealer in Belgium. If you interested in buying other titles there, you can inquire the shop's owner about these particular books and he should be able to include them in his next order from Kagero. You can find the shop under this link: http://www.modelers-heaven.be/Kagero%20Books?page=1 It is also present on modelling events in Belgium. Best regards, Maciej
  15. Thanks guys. Nick, we have plans for a Topdrawings title on the He 111, but it will take some time until will be released. Cheers, Maciej