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by steveiow
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: Italeri 1/35 SLC 200 "Maiale" by Jose Lucero
Replies: 5
Views: 754

What an excellent model! I may have to get one of these but I know it won.t turn out as good as Jose's. I wonder why it was called Pig-we have a saying in England that something is a pig to work on maybe that was the reason. And kudos to the chaps that did have to use them-they certainly frightened ...
by steveiow
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Littorio class battleships
Replies: 2
Views: 473

littorio class battleships

Vince Publisher is Seaforth Publishing and they are at www.seaforthpublishing.com a subsidiary of Pen and Sword books here in England. This is a translated version of an Italian publication,priced here at £45.00 but well worth it. I actually got it off e-bay for £31.00 from a bloke quite near to whe...
by steveiow
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Littorio class battleships
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Littorio class battleships

I have just bought this book,and whilst it is possibly a bit off topic on this site,I would advise anybody interested in WW2 and Italian Military of the era to buy it. I have not yet read it but it's one of those books that by just a quick flick through it and handling it,you know you have a winner....
by steveiow
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choroszy Modelbud
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Wow :shock: what a load of models!
Thank you both very much for your replies-I must investigate this producer more throughly.
Steve
by steveiow
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choroszy Modelbud
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Choroszy Modelbud

I have just found a source for these resin kits here in the UK.
They have SVA-5 and Ca3's amongst their range.Seems they are a Polish concern.
Anybody made one of these kits?
Happy New Year
Steve
by steveiow
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mushroom publications CR42 book
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Thanks for the reminder of Guilio's article,Vince(which I had read,but just re-read it)but again,there is no mention of flying S79's in S82's. I have also just read'Air war in East Africa 1940-41'by Pen & Sword books which again do's not refer to this method of transporting S79's. I don't know where...
by steveiow
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mushroom publications CR42 book
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

mushroom publications CR42 book

I have just finished the above book-quite good,lots of pics and detail. It makes a statement that CR42's were flown to East Africa inside S82 airplanes,which,I think,is common knowledge. It then go's on to say,in a footnote,that 45 S79 bombers were transported in the same way!!!! I have never heard ...
by steveiow
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: effectiveness of camo schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Thanks Vince-I was only idly musing about this and realised I had'nt seen anything written down or don't recall it.
Having thought about it a bit more,I can't recall seeing anything about the effectiveness of RAF schemes either.
Steve
by steveiow
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: effectiveness of camo schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

effectiveness of camo schemes

I just idly wondered,with the plethora of RA camo schemes,were some more effective than others,hence the ongoing changes? Obviously this would be affected by the area of operation-you would'nt use a desert scheme in Northern Italy and vice versa. It's something I don't recall being mentioned in book...
by steveiow
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this book any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

I've just got this book today and wilst I've not read it word for word it must be one of the most comprehensive books about the R.A.
I can't see anyone needing to buy anything else!
Steve
by steveiow
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Ali D 'Italia books
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Whilst Ian Allan may have the books,check the prices first and also their post charges. Since they took over Midland Publishing they have whacked up the postage to the Isle of Wight(where I live) to an eye-watering £7.50. I also found that Italian railway books are cheaper direct from the publisher ...
by steveiow
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supermodels Cant Z506 1/72
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Dave
A man after my own heart-I don't know exactly what he meant by dimensional errors,but the wings look allright to me.
North Somerset ,hmm say hello to Washford for me :)
Steve
by steveiow
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Mike Grant smoke ring decals
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Mike Grant smoke ring decals

I just received a 1/72 and 1/48 set of these thru' Stormo Store..........
they are excellent :P :P :P :P
Steve
by steveiow
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Camo and markings of the ANR 43-45
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Arditi1961 I can't say I've heard anything like that before about one of the co-authors. Where-ever they got their information,there is a lot of it,and perhaps we should be grateful to them for assembling it all in one accessable book. As I said,I found the layout of the book unusual to start with b...
by steveiow
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Camo and markings of the ANR 43-45
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Camo and markings of the ANR 43-45

I've just bought this book,and I have to agree it's extremely comprehensive. At first I found the layout a bit strange,but then I used a couple of bookmarks and found my way through it OK. It's a pity another one was'ent done for the R.A. years,but then as one of the authors has retired,I suppose we...