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Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-14 (Profipack kit)

By the Spring of 1944, the Bf-109G-6, which had been the primary production version of Messerschmitt’s fighter since the previous fall, was falling behind in the relentless race for performance. Beginning in the late spring, many airframes were re-engined with […]

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ProModeler (Hasegawa) 1/32 Bf-109G-4 – Regia Aeronautica

The ProModeler release of the Hasegawa kit, done some 14 years ago (unfortunately the model didn’t survive the last move, but the photos are still nice). The Gustav Series: The appearance of the Gustav series of Messerschmitt’s Bf-109 was due […]

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This will definitely put you “In The Mood”

Music to model by: Glenn Miller and the Army Air Forces Band

Music to get you “In The Mood.”

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

Another big Hasegawa Bf-109 model from January 2004, according to the site map at Modeling Madness, the 109K-4. The markings are inspired by a color photo in one of Jeff Ethell’s “WW2 in Color” books of a shot-down late-war 109, […]

Erich Hartmann’s last 109

By the Spring of 1944, the Bf-109G-6, which had been the primary production version of Messerschmitt’s fighter since the previous fall, was falling behind in the relentless race for performance. Beginning in the late spring, many airframes were re-engined with […]

Dragon 1/48 Fw-190A-7

Heinz Bär – Experte: As an air‑minded working-class teenager, Heinz Bär took up the sport of gliding and soon became a qualified powered aircraft pilot at age of 17. With hopes of eventually flying for Deutsche Lufthansa, he joined the […]

Hasegawa 1/48 Fw-190A-3

In the fall of 1941, just as the RAF was beginning to get a handle on dealing with the Messerschmitt Bf-109F in its “Non-Stop Offensive” (called by the Germans with good reason “The Nonsense Offensive”), a new player arrived on […]

John Glenn – almost a MiG ace

My entry in the Nose Art group project. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, had several incidents occur in his life that could be seen as “indicators” of his later achievement. As a Marine pilot in the […]