During the Winter War of 1939-40, Finland obtained 24 Brewster B-239 fighters, which were the first completely-modern fighters to equip the air force. These were U.S. Navy F2A-1s, and became the first-line fighter after the end of the war in Ma[...]
The Bf-109 V13 and V14 prototypes were the first Bf-109 airframes to utilize Daimler-Benz DB 600-series engines, which finally gave the airframe the power it had needed since it first flew. The DB 600 was effectively the prototype for the mass-[...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, with wings and f[...]
This is 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109D-1 with the markings of 2./JGr 176 in Gablingen during August 1939.
I have used Eduard Bf-109 E-1 as base kit and converted it to D-1 by using Alley cat conversion set.
Additionnaly I swapped Quickboost pilot se[...]
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[...]
This time I would like to share with you the latest sub collection done by my father.
He decided to build a couple of captured Messerschmitt 109 in British markings. After some reaserch and a lot of help from Dave Flemming the fina[...]
JG 27 In The North African Campaign:
JG 27 was formed on October 1, 1939. The insignia of I/JG 27, the lion over the map of Africa, memorialized the birth of the Gruppenkommandeur, Hauptmann Helmut Riegel, in German Southwest Africa.
JG 77 in North Africa:
From the entry of the Afrika Korps into combat in North Africa in May 1941 until August 1942, the only assigned fighter unit was JG 27. III/JG 53 moved to North Africa to reinforce the Afrika Geschwader at the end of July[...]