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Camouflage and Markings of the Messerschmitt Me 109

by Editor on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

A reprint from my editorial archives is this camouflage feature by Mr Rick Kent, originally posted at the pages of IPMS Stockholm – Ed. I believe some readers will raise their eyebrows seeing that I have captioned the most popular […]

“The One-shot Lighter” Mitsubishi G4M Betty

by Ozkan Turker on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

“The One-shot Lighter” is a one of the name given by Allied pilots for Mitsubishi G4M Betty because of their tendency to explode or catch on fire from any slight damage to the wing fuel tanks after being hit . […]

1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109G4 Trop

by Tolga ULGUR on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

A small addition to the “Attack of 109’s” .This is 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G4 in the markings of “Black 1 “ from JG 53 in Sicily .This machine was flown by Oblt. Franz Schiess in 1943. The cockpit modified […]

Attack of the 109s, Pt. 4: Hannes Trautloft (Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109F-2)

by Tom Cleaver on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

The Hasegawa limited-run Bf-109F-2 (released as Galland Bf-109F-2Z), with Eagle Cals decals to do Hannes Trautloft’s Bf-109F-2. I love the many varied unofficial camouflage schemes applied to JG 54 109s and 190s. To me, the Bf-109F is the best of […]

Attack of the 109s, Pt. 3: Hans Joachim Marseille (Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109F-4)

by Tom Cleaver on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

Two years ago, Hasegawa finally made good on their threat to do a Bf-109F, with a new (corrected) fuselage and corrected spinner. To my mind, the best of the Hasegawa 1/32 109s. Lifelike Decals to do Marseille’s second 109F, with […]

Attack of the 109s, Pt. 2: Galland’s Bf-109E-4 (Eduard 1/32)

by Tom Cleaver on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

In 1984 I had the privilege of attending the annual convention of the American Fighter Aces Association. Among the attendees were Adolf Galland, Gunther Rall (at the time the commander of the West German Air Force, though he seemed just […]

Attack of the 109s, Pt. 1: 1/32 Bf-109B-2

by Tom Cleaver on January 22, 2013 · in Aviation — 1 Comment

Eduard Weekend Bf-109E-1 kit, mated to Alley Cat’s Bf-109B-2 conversion, using the Alley Cat decals. Lots of folks (thanks to the “experts” – as my father with 150 independent patents once described an “expert”: a drip under pressure) don’t realize, […]

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

by James Kelley on January 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

As the Second World War drew to a close, the last primary operational Bf 109 fighter variant, the K-4, was introduced to the skies. The Bf 109K-4 was a pressurized-cabin, high-altitude capable fighter-interceptor that would draw to a close Messerschmitt’s […]

My favorite Five….an exciting new series….

by Bill Koppos on January 21, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

Well maybe not exciting, interesting perhaps, but maybe not, mildly amusing?….oh never mind. I was sitting the other day with nothing to do (300 plus model kits all over the place and nothing to do? hmmm. Maybe my wife is […]

1/48 “Humpin Honey” Monogram B-29 Superfortress

by Billy Smith on January 20, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

My planes just keep on getting bigger, actually I’ve always loved the b-29. As an avid fan of WWII it was a must to be a fan of the b-29 considering it was the plane that dropped the nuclear bombs […]