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Adolfo Coelho
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Diecast model aircraft 1/72 WWII

October 19, 2018 · in Photo Collections · · 20 Comments


Some years ago I did a collection of some very nice and very well done military aircraft from WWII, all nations involved included, on scale.

They do have plastic bases and supports, and some are on fly mode, others as on land (these obviously I don't necessarily have to put them on their bases and supports).
They already came painted, all I had to do was glue some minor pieces, such as the wheels and the landing gear, or the bombs/drop tanks, or the antenna, that's about it if I remember it right.

Anyway, these are some beautifully made metal aircraft, so I guess it's ok sharing the pics.

Here are some pics.


Bell P-39Q-5 Airacobra:

Brewster B-239 Buffalo:

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk:

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless:

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat:

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat:

Grumman TBF-1C:

Lockheed P-38J Lightning:

North American P-51D:

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt:

Vought F4U-1A Corsair:



20 responses

  1. A very nice collection!

  2. British:

    Blackburn Skua Mk.II:

    Bristol Beaufighter Mk VI:

    De Havilland Mosquito Fb Mk.VI:

    Defiant Nf Mk.II:

    Hawker Hurricane Mk.I:

    Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB:

    Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb:



    • Hi Robert (@roofrat)

      Yes, it's a quite nice collection.

      As I was up into the attic today, looking for parts for an automobile I'm building, and as I couldn't find them, I had to go through all the cardboxes in there, the "hospital box", and also all the other boxes, where in some of them this collection is... (sadly no place to put it here πŸ™ ) .

      I used to have them in a large display cabinet, some 10 years ago, but I don't have it anymore. So for now they remain in card boxes in the attic.
      But seeing them reminded me that I do have these pics from when I was collecting them (not sure how many total exactly, but I think there were 50 of them), so it's like a "nostalic evening"... lol...

      The display cabinet, back in 2006 (not sure if I had already finished the whole collection).



  3. Cool...they ARE pretty nice-lookin'. I've got a few of those mahogany ones from the Phillipines (or wherever they're made) in a larger scale.

  4. French:

    Bloch Mb 152:

    Dewoitine D.520:

    Morane Saulnier M.S. 406:



  5. Hey Adolfo! That IS a very nice collection! I'm happy to see you have saved them, even if they are "hiding" in your attic for now. That cabinet you used to have looks great. It's a great size for displaying treasures like you have.

    Yes, mahogany is wood ... a very nice wood. Fine furniture and other nice things from that part of the world (the Far East) is often made of mahogany.

    I've seen those airplanes like Craig has and they are usually pretty expensive, but they're worth the money. When you see a picture taken inside some aeronautical engineer or aircraft company's owner and there is an airplane on his desk, it's often made of mahogany or some other "premium" type of wood.

  6. German:

    Dornier Do335A-02:

    Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8:

    Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9:

    Heinkel He162A-2:

    Heinkel He219:

    Henschel Hs 129B-1:

    Junkers Ju 87D-5 Stuka:

    Junkers Ju 87G-1 Stuka:

    Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4:

    Messerschmitt Bf109G-10:

    Messerschmitt Bf110E-1:

    Messerschmitt Me262A-1A:



    • Hi Jeff (@mikegolf)

      Glad to see you here πŸ™‚

      Sadly at least a couple of them I had to bring them down with me, for some minor repairs πŸ™ Two Japanese and one Soviet (not yet shown, these should be the next ones, right after the Italian ones, as I'm posting them in alphabetical order, as they are on my computer πŸ™‚ ) .

      Yes, I know what mahogany is, but didn't know they made aircraft with it! Furniture, other wood made stuff, yes, but I didn't know they make aircraft too!



  7. Italian:

    Fiat G.55:

    Macchi Mc.202 Folgore:

    Macchi Mc.205 Veltro:



  8. that is an amazing collection. Congrats.

  9. Japanese:

    Aichi B7A2 Ryusekai:

    Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai:

    Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien:

    Mitsubishi A6M5C Zero:

    Mitsubishi J2M Raiden:

    Nakajima KI-43-II Hayabusa:

    Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Frank:



  10. And finally, the Soviet ones:

    Ilyushin IL-2M3 Sturmovik:

    Ilyushin IL-10:

    Lavochkin LA-7:

    Mikoyan Gurevitch Mig-3:

    Polikarpov I-16-Type24:

    Yakovlev Yak-3:

    Yakovlev Yak-9:



  11. WoW again! @dolfdylan That is quite a good collection! Are there more?

    Any idea what is written on the side of the Polikarpov I-16-Type 24, or the Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-3?

  12. On a larger scale, 1/32, also diecast metal, I have the Ace of Aces, Erich Hartmann Me109G-6 (this one is on the original box, so in excellent condition πŸ˜‰ ) :



  13. Jeff (@mikegolf)

    "That is quite a good collection! Are there more?"

    Lol... That's it πŸ™‚ I mean, didn't count them, and I'm not sure I had already finished the entire collection when I took these pics (2005-2006). Maybe there are more, I'd have to check, as if not mistaken there were 50 total for the whole collection (which if not mistaken I did entirely) .

    "Any idea what is written on the side of the Polikarpov I-16-Type 24, or the Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-3?"

    Can't remember now, but at one point I knew what was written as I asked some Russian friends. I know there are a few here on iModeler, maybe they could help with the translation πŸ˜‰

    I think on one of the sides on the "Rata" (the Polikarpov I-16), there is something like "For the Motherland".



    EDIT: If not mistaken I counted 50 posted here, so it's probably the entire collection.

  14. Absolutely outstanding collection and I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to share it with us. A really amazing set of beautiful aircraft - truly impressive. I spent ages going though the photos, enjoying each one.

    Thanks, Dolf.

  15. Thanks for the clarification, 'Dolf. Like David said, this is an outstanding collection and one to be proud of.

    That big 109 is really fine! @dolfdylan

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