**** DONE: 1/48 MS 406 - Winter War / Eastern Front WWII

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  1. le_steph40

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    #1 le_steph40, Sep 2, 2014
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    Username: le_steph40
    First name: Stéphane
    Category: intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: AZModel
    Model Type: Morane Saulnier MS 406
    Aftermarket addons:decals AML 48022

    The kit
    ms-406 (Copier).JPG

    The project
    Capturer.JPG

    I hope to have time to finish...
     
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    Good choice Steph. Good to see something a little different.
     
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    The total number of models continues to grow as does the type of aircraft. Excellent choice.

    Cheers,

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  5. le_steph40

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    In the box...
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    The main problem is the Prestone radiator (retractable cooler). On the ground, this radiator is in down position and the kit give it in up position. :)
     
  6. Vic Balshaw

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    Good stuff Stéphane, I'll enjoy watching this one come together.
     
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    Nice one Steph...I thought about a Finnish Fokker DXXI myself....
     
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    Neat choice. Kinda looks like a flying muskrat.

    Whatever happened to the Hobbycraft kit? I'll say the one you've got looks better.
     
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    Unique subject from a company I am unfamiliar with... looking forward to this build.
     
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    Found a photo of the aircraft on the ground with the rad up...

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    Geo
     
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    Yes Geo but the engine is running. Most often, on the ground, the radiator is in down position. I'm going to try to build in down position. I don't think to correct the nose, too hard to do for me :|
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    OK, I've found 4 more which to me look like the rad is up and the engine is stopped. Also, they are Finnish machines so maybe the Finns operated differently.

    Geo
     
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    My very limited knowledge on this subject suggests the Finns operated approximately 76 Morane, of which 11 were MS 410s with fixed radiator, and 3 were converted to the LAGG-Morane configuration also with a fixed radiator. The rest were standard ex-French types.

    Most of the images ive seen of Moranes operating in the cold winter conditions are with the radiator in the up position, But in the Summer its the other way round.

    Dunno if this helps at all...
     
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    Three pictures of the MS-327 I found via the net.

    Ms-327 2LeLv28.jpg

    Ms-327 2LeLv28 1941.jpg

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    3 of the 4 photos I found with the rad up seem to agree with Michael's observation: there is snow on the ground.

    Geo
     
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    Hello,
    Michael, Geo, thank you for your help. Wojtek, yes, it's my project. Here is the same aircraft during July 1941.
    Lehtovaara U.-MS406 MS327, juillet 1941 (Copier).jpg
    I think to build it at this time (late in July), therefore without yellow nose. I have to put less victory on the tail, may be 6 or most probably 7 (like on your photo Wojtek).
    I started by reducing the diameter of the wheel wells which was too big
    DSCN1085 (Copier).JPG

    I had built this model there are 10 or 12 years ago. It was the Classic Airframes model kit with home made decals. Not very happy of my work, I sold it...
    Morane Saulnier MS406, LeLv 28, Viitana, automne 1941, Sgt Ch U. S. Lehtovaara_5 (Copier).jpg
     
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    My pleasure Stephane. Undoubtedly these two first images I found, show the plane without the yellow quick ID markings. Also the number of the victory markings is different from the one seen in the "winter" shot.
     
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