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56th FG Zemkes Wolfpack
The Outstanding P-47 Fighter Group Of WW2.
New 56th Fighter Group book coming soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 09:39 AM UTC
Next release in the popular "Fighting Units in Colour" series from AJ Press will be

The 56th Fighter Group.
Volume 1. Kings Cliffe Kindergarten- Halesworth Heyday




Peter Randall from Little Friends and Nigel Julian from the 56th FG website have joined forces and are making their publishing debut with a highly detailed account of the history of the 56th Fighter Group.
The 56th Fighter Group Museum at Halesworth have kindly opened their archives to the authors, and a great number of the photographs featuring in the book will be appearing in print for the first time. Added to this are photographs from their own personal archives and those of 56th veterans and veterans families making it an essential purchase for anyone with even a passing interest in this highly successful unit.

Thoroughly researched and highly detailed colour profiles painted by Zbigniew Kolacha are featured throughout the book, and many of the aircraft profiled are also appearing for the first time in print. The opportunity has also been taken to show some aircraft which have previously only been profiled incorrectly.

As with previous "Fighting Units In Colour" releases,a free decal sheet will be included with 1:72, 1:48th and 1:32 scales represented. It is the intention of the authors, space permitting, that most if not all the P-47s on the decal sheet will be making their debut to modellers.

The groups history is due to be covered in three volumes, and Volume 1 should be available in a few months.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:55 AM UTC
Great book, Nigel. It looks like a must have.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:08 PM UTC
I can't find my "excited happy dance rubbing hands together in anticipation" emoticon!

Looks brilliant Nige, you guys have done a great job. There will be a copy in my hot little hands as soon as they are available.

Cheers, D.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 05:35 AM UTC
This definitely is a must have. Any word on where it may be available in the U.S.?
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 07:19 AM UTC
Thank you guys.

Zbigniew, Peter and myself are really looking forward to sharing our efforts with you all.

The book we be available from all the usual outlets, and also direct from the 56th FG Museum at Halesworth.

Only last week we had a couple of photographs arrive from a veterans family that we are able to include in volume 1.



Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:39 AM UTC
Can we expect any new pics of O'Neill's 'Lil Abner" during the July/August/september 1943 period?
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Can we expect any new pics of O'Neill's 'Lil Abner" during the July/August/september 1943 period?



Maybe

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:52 AM UTC
Do you know what type of national insignia's "Lil Abner" was sporting when the color shots of both sides of the artwork on the 200 gallon fuel tank were taken ?
I completed the model but I have doubts about my choice of insignia's.
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Do you know what type of national insignia's "Lil Abner" was sporting when the color shots of both sides of the artwork on the 200 gallon fuel tank were taken ?
I completed the model but I have doubts about my choice of insignia's.



Those were taken in August 1943 at which point the aircraft was sporting red bordered star and bar national insignia.

Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:03 PM UTC
That is how I did it, except for the fuselage insignia's.
I used the yellow bordered circle with red bordered white bars.
An interesting combination that maybe did not exist.
Thanks; I look forward to the book.
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 10:30 AM UTC
That book is a must have, I have a shelf full on the P-47, but there is always room for more.
Does members off P-47 Kit maker get a discount?
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013 - 02:11 AM UTC
Nigel,
Looking forward to your new book. Any update on when it will be available?

Thanks,
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 10:15 AM UTC
Slowly and surely getting there.
We had the latest version of the typesetting through a couple of weeks ago and it's been ammended and returned

Nige
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Things are moving swiftly now and after a long wait the book is almost done.

Tonight we have recieved proofs of the decal sheet, and while I'm not in a position to post a photograph of it just yet,( although its quite spectacular), there are 6 P-47's which will be included as 1:72,1:48th and 1:32 scale decals.

5 of these, to the best of our knowledge, have never been made available before, and 1 is appearing with the correct code letter and serial number for the first time.

They are,



P-47D-1-RE 42-7937 LM-Q "Triss" Pilot Anthony Carcione

P-47D-2-RE 42-22456 HV-N "Liberty Belle" Pilot Joseph Curtiss

P-47D-2-RE 42-7975 UN-I Artwork of a Texas state/cowboy hat. Pilot Raymond Petty

P-47D-6-RE 42-74643 UN-Hbar "Ole Puss" Pilot Carroll Wakefield

P-47D-11-RE 42-75410 HV-Mbar "Ole Cock" Pilot Donavon F Smith

P-47D-11-RE 42-75224 HV-Obar "Pengie II" Pilot Boleslaw Gladych


Watch out for further news as it becomes available.

Nige


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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 05:46 AM UTC
Is there a release date for the book yet?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:42 AM UTC
Not yet Mike,

Still some bits left to finish.
It's out of our hands now.
Everythings waiting on AJ Press.

Email them

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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
Thanks so much. I can't wait for this to come out.
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I heard the other day that the decal sheet has gone off to the printers, which is a big step closer to the book being published.

Even more good news is that we were able to squeeze another one on there.

P-47C-5-RE 41-6330 UN-Z "Moy Tavarish" Pilot Hub Zemke.

More news as I get it myself.

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:18 AM UTC
Here's the decal sheet everyone.



Very low resolution and highly compressed for the purposes of this preview but absolutely stunning at full resolution.

The decals are in 1:72, 1:48th, and 1:32 scales.

All that's left is for the last few pieces are artwork to be finished, and that is taking forever I'm afraid but it's out of mine and Peters hands.

More news as and when we get it.
Feel free to email AJ Press and register your interest. It may help speed things up.

Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Great book, Nigel. It looks like a must have.



HI, RUSS!!! Glad to see that you also take an interest in "WING THINGS!!! Do you also model aircraft as well as AFVs? I'm dedicated to the 1/48 persuasion as my scale in aircraft, 1/35 for my armor, specializing in WWII US/Allied subjects...

I literally have HUNDREDS of aircraft, but not all of them are built yet. Ditto for my armor...

I'm VERY HAPPY that there will be another book covering the 56th Fighter Group!!! COUNT ME IN!!!

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Hi, when will the new book be available ive searched online but no joy
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Hi, when will the new book be available ive searched online but no joy



Hi.
April/May according to the press release.
There's a link on that to Air Connection who have published it.

We also have "Zemkes Wolfpack.A Photographic Odyssey" published by Fighting High. Over 400 photos, many of which are previously unpublished.
It includes a foreward by Hub Zemke jnr.

Best regards,
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 12:06 AM UTC

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Hi, when will the new book be available ive searched online but no joy



AJ Press inform me that the ISBN number is 978-0-9781091-5-8

Should help your search.

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Thank you guys.

Zbigniew, Peter and myself are really looking forward to sharing our efforts with you all.

The book we be available from all the usual outlets, and also direct from the 56th FG Museum at Halesworth.

Only last week we had a couple of photographs arrive from a veterans family that we are able to include in volume 1.



Nige



May we see 1/48 decal sets of Robert S, Johnson's various "Razorback" P-47s? Gerry Johnson's? Thanks Much! LOOKING FORWARD to future 56th Fighter Group Books and Decal Sets...

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Quoted Text

Thank you guys.

Zbigniew, Peter and myself are really looking forward to sharing our efforts with you all.

The book we be available from all the usual outlets, and also direct from the 56th FG Museum at Halesworth.

Only last week we had a couple of photographs arrive from a veterans family that we are able to include in volume 1.



Nige



May we see 1/48 decal sets of Robert S, Johnson's various "Razorback" P-47s? Gerry Johnson's? Thanks Much! LOOKING FORWARD to future 56th Fighter Group Books and Decal Sets...




Hi,
Those subjects have been done frequently in the past.
We deliberately went for subjects which have either never been done or done badly in the past.
Decals included ( in 3 scales), are for 7 schemes. Great value for money in themselves