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M.S. 406 - Variations on a theme
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 02:38 AM UTC


To accompany Eetu's excellent full review of the revamped M.S. 406, here's a look at a couple of the extra options AZ Model have released - the French version and a supplementary set of decals.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
TedMamere
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 09:27 PM UTC
Hi Rowan!

Here are some pictures of the third profile you mentionned in the review.



There is also a build article of Azur's 1/32 scale model with the exact same markings on Modelstories, a french website. The author's theory about the red markings is that the plane was destined to be shipped to indochina where the Moranes carried such markings.



Hope this helps...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:44 PM UTC
Thanks Jean-Luc

That's a great help. M.S. 406s (and other aircraft) serving in French Indochina would make a really interesting subject! - a sadly neglected aspect of the Pacific War in modelling terms.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 06:29 AM UTC
It is nice to see something other than the usual suspects.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 07:37 AM UTC
All you have to do is pick up a copy of the May 2007 issue of the French mag "Le Fana de Aviation", it has a 14 page long article with photos and a few color side views. It is a good quick well done article.

Also the MS 406 in the opening post belongs to GC 1/2 1st Esc. which did not serve in Indo-China. I for one would like to see some information on the red nose and red background for the Esc. stork insignia.