In my old(er) age I’m less of a fan of building aircraft with swastikas than I used to be. But, I am a fan of taking on the challenge of replicating the intricate and varied paint schemes those aircraft often wore. What to do? Captured aircraft, that’s what.
…instead, it is modelled in the markings of one of its victors, one whose sacrifice in defeating the evil represented and defended by these aircraft and those who flew them, was without limit of effort or self-sacrifice. It is that above all else which is “cool” and we would do well to remember that.
JV44’s “Papagei” Staffel only existed as an operational unit for a couple of weeks, but they live forever (whatever one may think of that…) in plastic. Here’s mine.
This piece is an addendum to the article on S/Ldr E. M. “Imshi” Mason, DFC; Otto Shultz was Mason’s victor, along with three others.
Ever since I first saw a picture of the “crazy paving” camouflaged 109’s of JG 54 I’ve wanted to make one. After many a year of procrastination, here it is…
How a model I began a decade ago was rescued from overseas storage to become a JG(K)27 Bf 109G-10
An old model, a new set of pictures and a potentially controversial op-ed comprise this piece on Rudolf Müller’s Bf109G-2/R6.
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.
…it was because Weissenfeld had been marked for elimination, that the aircraft was destroyed over the Ardennes Forest in Belgium…