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Hobby Boss 1:48 Gerhard Barkhorn’s Fw 190D-9

Rather proud of this build, the only difficulty I had with it was when joining the wings to the fuselage, because the front bulkhead was too long. ChamptionScaleModelling solved it by shaving it until the wings fitted. The JG6 ID band was hand p[...]

Hans Ulrich Rudel´s Junkers Ju 87G-2

My first proper Ju 87, it´s the Hasegawa Ju 87G-2 in 1:48. Although it´s not a proper G-2 (it has the B wings), I did enjoy building it. Care must be taken when attaching the fuselage/wings, because there´ll be a step if left untreated. The best[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 J7W1 Shinden

And my last post here for the day, the Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden. This one is finished in fictional markings for an aircraft flown by Kaneyoshi Muto, a Japanese fighter ace who´s been credited with 35 kills, 4 of them being B-29. I advice to all wh[...]

Italeri/Hasegawa 1:48 P-51D “Glamorous Glen III”

I´m a bit behind on my posting. I finished this one yesterday, the Italeri rebox of the Hasegawa P-51D. I used a 25 year old Repliscale decal sheet for Chuch Yeager´s markings, whose only fault is the lack of the second "Glamorous Glenn III" de[...]

Revell 4166 1/72 Me 262A-1a

This kit was the my first successfully done Me 262 in 72nd, the other two (also by Revell), were thrown to the garbage after I couldn´t stand seeing them with their noses melted by the glue I had use for the nose weights.

Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 1/48 Hasegawa

Painted as Ernst Schröder´s aircraft. Decals were a bit brittle, and any damage was touched up with red paint.

Eduard Bf 109G-14

Fun to build, decals were really sticky.

Revell 1:72 Horten Ho 229

My latest kit. It was fun because I was able to have a go again at the desert camouflage, this time using the correct RLM 80 Olive Green colour over the RLM 79. The canopy was the worst fitting part of the kit, leaving a huge gap at the front.

Tamiya 1:48 RAF Mustang Mk.III

I had originally planned to build the kit´s clone, ICM/Revell´s Mustang Mk.III, but after getting frustrated with the warped fuselage halves, I decided to get the real thing. The Tamiya kit was a pleasure to build, everything fitted perfectly. I[...]

Revell 1:72 Arado Ar 555

Pleasant build, which was ruined by the weights getting lose inside the aircraft. I´ll superglue them next time. The aircraft here is based in North Africa, 1948, and flies for I/KG 7 "Afrika."
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