How a model I began a decade ago was rescued from overseas storage to become a JG(K)27 Bf 109G-10
The largest single-day air engagement of the war; simultaneously a tactical loss and strategic victory.
This one is a multifaceted Feature Article containing a biography of the pilot, a description of the build and a piece describing the importance of the ground attack role the “Little Friends” played in addition to the bomber escort role they are more widely known for.
“A short time later 2nd Lt. Weese reported that his engine was out and that he thought he could put his aircraft down behind friendly lines in the shallow water a little offshore Juno Beach. 1st Lt. Beaudrault reported that nothing more was heard from Wesse.”
I present my first previously unpublished Feature Article. The subject is F/O Les Clisby and his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1. This remarkable Australian fighter pilot was noted for his aggression, both in the air and on the ground… “Remarkably, Clisby landed nearby, drew his service sidearm and chased the German crewmen across the field as they tried to escape! He captured one in a rugby tackle…” I hope you enjoy the article.
While Tamiya’s new tool Spitfire gets all the attention, here’s one of the old tool version…
“In late May, 1940 the BEF was forced from continental Europe by the Germans at Dunkirk. The now famous retreat was covered in part by Spitfires of No.19 Squadron. Flight Sergeant George Unwin was already an experienced Spitfire pilot by this stage of the war…”
While it wasn’t a very glamorous job, taking on the V1’s pounding southern England almost every day was still very dangerous. Tipping could damage…
Lt. William “Bill” Whisner DSC, USAAF Only one Air Force pilot was both…
“This airman is a sound pupil, though inclined to be cautious, learns quickly and has made good progress in all departments of his flying training. Shows exceptional ability at night flying, and will develop into a sound, safe pilot.”
I decided to tackle the Dragon kit for a couple of reasons; the first that the kit looked interesting and secondly, because I wanted to have a go at a free-handed paint scheme.