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Local Tip & Run Fw 190 Casualty – August 1942

by Paul Nash on August 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

As Operation Barbarossa continued to decimate both Russian and German forces on the Eastern Front, the bulk of the Luftwaffe forces that had been ranged against Britain during 1940 had been thrown into the meat grinder that typified the conflict […]

Zertsoerer day fighter swansong during Battle of Britain 1940

by Paul Nash on August 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Early on the morning of the 27th of September 1940, Austrian Gruppenkommandeur, Horst Liensberger, of V Gruppe / (Zerstoerer) Lehrgeschwader 1 led a formation of 10 Bf 110s from his unit on an escort mission for some KG 77 Ju […]

First of 3 Local BoB Bf 110 casualties

by Paul Nash on August 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Around my home town of Eastbourne during August and September 1940, no less than 3 Messerschmitt Bf 110 heavy fighters were brought down over land and probably many others were lost off the coast, unable to regain comparative safety in […]

September 1940 – Ready for the next sortie over England

by Paul Nash on July 21, 2017 in Diorama -- 9 Comments

A fit of over-enthusiasm a couple of years ago suggested it’d be a good idea to put together a diorama depicting a typical Jagdwaffe camouflaged revetment as summer came to a close in 1940 somewhere in the Calais area of […]

Monster Triplane Wit a bit of Tinkering

by Paul Nash on July 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

As threatened previously, here are some pics and the background to what started out as one of those Hachette (very expensive) part works that claimed to give you a 1/8th scale model of the Red Baron’s Fokker Triplane. An old […]

Revell 1/28 Scale Fokker Triplane

by Paul Nash on July 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Back in the mid 1960s, I developed an interest in Voss and the Triplane that he flew until his death in September 1917. This was probably when Revell brought out their series of WW1 scouts in this unusual scale, so […]

Blackadder Goes to War

by Paul Nash on July 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Away from my normal focus on the BoB, I made this 1/48 Roden kit some time back after meeting the son of William Francis Blackadder, who joined the Auxiliary air Force in 1937 and in mid November 1939 flew with […]

Airfix 1/24 Scale Bf 109 E-4/N – Duxford’s W Nr 1190

by Paul Nash on July 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I made this some years back, having seen some interesting articles about adding realistic detail to the old Airfix moulding of the 109 E. The result’s since been sold to someone who made me an offer I couldn’t refuse at […]

Airfix 1/24 Scale Ju 87B – 6 StG 1

by Paul Nash on July 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Made for an old pal, I decided that by July/Aug 1940, the Stukas that remained in service would have looked used and abused. They’d followed the advancing Wehrmacht through N Europe from field to field, then operated intensively over the […]