I love the Indies connection. Back several years there was a KNIL-themed web-site in English but long gone I guess having tried to find it again with no luck. I think it may have been affiliated with the KNIL museum and rest home at Bronbeek (Dutch government ran, in an old country manor, an assisted living home for KNIL veterans on the museum site) but am not sure. The site talked all about the Royal Dutch Indies Air Force including some great anecdotes from bomber, seaplane, bomber, and flying boat pilots - both those interred for the war after 1942 and some who made it south to Australia. I really appreciate when people do specific aircraft for their builds and do the requisite research to make it really true-to-history. I tried to do the same with a 452nd Kokutai livery from Kiska for my last build - a 1/48th E13a sea-plane by Nichimo but numbering wasn't right without a IJN-specific paint stencil so I ended up using the stock decals which I think was from a reconnaissance Kokutai out of Yokosuka later in the war after the Aleutians were for all intents and purposes over. In any case a great job you did!
10. February, 03:07