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@tail-dragon Colin Latta

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Retired aircraft mechanic (Airlines) and former bush-pilot (Northern Canada).
Have been an IPMS member for 40+ years, and building models (and the stash!) forever

"Woody" Woodward's Hurricane Mk 1 trop., 33 Squadron, Egypt

"Woody" Vernon Crompton Woodward DFC and Bar RAF (22 December 1916 – 26 May 2000) was a Canadian fighter pilot and flying ace with the Royal Air Force during World War II. With 18 and 4 shared destroyed, 2 unconfirmed [...]

1/48 Airfix Spitfire Vb, 'Buck' McNair, 249 Squadron, Malta

I've finished the third of my triple Malta builds. "Buck" McNair's Spitfire Vb. The Airfix kit is a great build, requiring only the removal of the reinforcing strips over the wheel wells, Ultracast exhaust, entry door and [...]

1/48 Spitfire Vc, "Buzz" Beurling, 249 Squadron, Malta,1942

Beurling was recognized as "Canada's most famous hero of the Second World War", as "The Falcon of Malta" and the "Knight of Malta", having been credited with shooting down 27 Axis aircraft in just 14 days over [...]

1/48 Spitfire Vc, 249 Squadron, Malta, June/July 1942

Spitfire Mk Vc, BP966, was originally manufactured in the desert scheme, then routed to Renfrew, Scotland for shipment to Malta. While there, it was refinished in the temperate sea scheme (as per a misunderstood Malta request), and shipped [...]

Battle for France, 1/35 Dragon StuG III Ausf A

This is Dragon's StuG III Ausf A in 1/35, finished as a participant in the Blitzkrieg across France. Quite nice older kit, with some detail enhancements such as tow cables from fine solder, chains, and smoke dischargers [...]

1/48 Mustang 1, AG470, RU*M flown by F/O Hollis Hills, 414 Squadron, RCAF – first Mustang kill.

Here's some photo's of one of my latest, an Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Mustang 1a converted into a Mustang Mk 1 at the time of the Dieppe raid. It's AG470, RU*M as flown by F/O Hollis Hills (an American) flying with 414 Sqdn, RCAF when he [...]

1/48 JU-87R-2 Stuka, Hubert Polz’s desert snake, 6./St.G 2, 1941, Tmimi, Libya

This is my interpretation of Hubert Polz's JU-87R-2 Stuka while stationed at Tmimi, Libya in 1941. There are only a few (4, I believe) photo's of this aircraft, so a lot of the scheme is speculative (even the color of the snake is [...]

Greg Boyington’s ‘photo’ F4U-1a Corsair.

Here's an older build from a few years ago. Otaki's 1/48 F4U-1a. (lots newer kits out there, but, I had this one , and decided to play) I use and spare engine from a Hobbycraft Corsair, an Ultracast seat, A Falcon Vac canopy, aluminum [...]

Classic Airframes 1/48 Blenheim IV.f, 404 Squadron, RCAF 1941

This is Classic Airframes 1/48 Blenheim Mk IV, Finished as a 404 Squadron, RCAF, aircraft flown by Wing Commander Woodruff, and F/S Sims on 18 December, 1941, when they scored this units first air-to-air victory, a JU-88, operating out of [...]

1/48 Spitfire FR XIVe “Bubbletop”, 402 Squadron, RCAF, March, 1945

I've finished my Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR XIVe, completed as a 402 Squadron (RCAF) machine, March, 1945. As I understand it, 402 was one of two Squadron's to operate the "bubbletop" before the end of the war in Europe. I found [...]