Messerschmitt began work in 1933 on a four passenger light “sporting aircraft” of cantilever low wing monoplane design, with retractable landing gear. The BFW M.37 was completed in the spring of 1934. Later redesignated Bf 108 Taifun (“Typhoon”), it was […]
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Hannes Trautloft and JG 54 Born March 3, 1912, Johannes “Hannes” Trautloft was among the pilots given special fighter training before the Luftwaffe was revealed. He started flight training in April 1931 at the Deutsche Verkehrfliegerschule (German Air Transport School) […]
No wind in the Valley, so it’s picture takin’ time !!. I actually finished this little gem in June, and then waited for that perfect blanket of white to photograph it. The platform is from the J2F session, enhanced with […]
As part of a review for SAM, the kit is fantastic as always. Although a re-boxing of the G kit, it is a simple and nice kit to build, with plenty of parts and six marking options in total. Nothing […]
This is “Yellow 6” Jg.54, winter, 1941. Decals are from Eagle Strike.
Here are some pictures of a model that I built several years ago. I have always liked the different colors that were used by JG 54 on the Eastern Front. I had some left over decals for some 1/32nd scale […]
If you want an accurate ‘kerbside’ representation of a Bf.109E you really can’t go far wrong with Airfix’s 1/48 scale offering released some five or six years ago. It’s not a bad kit, not as well finessed as the Eduard […]
Eduard’s 1/48th Bf109E-3 built out of the box in the colors of Oblt. Josef Priller, Staffelkapitän B 6./JG 51, France, Autumn 1940. Paint is Mr. Color, decals and photoetch are from the kit. I really enjoy Eduard’s kits. They are […]
Tonight as promised are the last two models from my “109” assembly line. These are painted as Bf-109 G’s that were flown by the all time highest scoring ace in the world……… ever. Erich Hartmann was credited with 352 kills. […]
As promised from last night here’s another one of my Bf-109’s from a Luftwaffe Experten. This time I chose the Ace Gerhard Barkhorn who amassed 301 kills. I have attached photos that I used as a reference. I found the […]