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@tatzelwurm109 Erik Wade Whipple

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Age: 50, currently residing in Gloucester, Virginia.

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-2r6

The Bf109G-6 "Hartmann Edition" formed the basis for this model. Modifications included an MDC G-2/4 cockpit set, True Details wheels, decals cobbled together from Eagle Strike and Eagle Editions. Tape belts with p/e buckles from the MDC set. [...]

Eduard 1/48th Nieuport 17 in RFC Service

This is Eduard's crisp little Nieuport 17 with a some extra detailing. The kit cockpit is fairly simple, with a flat floor with a step for the seat and molded in heel boards. It looks fine once it's all closed up. However, in an attempt to val[...]

Roden 1/48th S.E.5a

In the box, this kit provides all of the classic Roden pebbly, wobbly plastic, fiddly fits, obscure attachment points, and horrific decals at no extra cost to the modeler. The scariest part was shaving down the tabs for the cabane and landing g[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-14

This short-tailed Bf109G-14 was the benificiary of a tail swap from their Hartmann 109G-6 kit. It was built to represent the mount of Lt. Heinz Ewald of 7./JG-52 while based at Veszprem, Hungary in the Fall of 1944. Ewald survived the war with[...]

Malta’s 1000th – Hasegawa 1/48th Mk.Vb/trop Conversion

Another Mk.Vb converted to 'c'. Changes and add-ons same as for the one posted earlier for Beurling's 'UF-S', only real difference is large cannon bulges and the model was painted dark grey in accordance with the recollections of Laddie Lucas i[...]

Malta Spitfire- Hasegawa 1/48th Mk.Vb/trop Conversion

This model was converted to a Mk.Vc by replacing filling, sanding, and rescribing the wings. A lot. It features Ultracast exhausts, propeller & spinner, wheels, and seat w/Sutton harness. Paints were mixed from Floquil military flats and th[...]

Hasegawa 1/48th P-40E/Kittyhawk Mk. I

This model, representing a machine flown by Sq. Ldr. Dicky Cresswell, was built alongside the USAAC P-40E that I posted earlier. I used Ultracast seat w/Sutton harness, exhausts, and wheels plus decals from the Cutting Edge PYN-Art Series. I op[...]

Hasegawa 1/48th P-40E in ‘Sand & Spinach’ scheme

I built this P-40E to serve as a general specimen to represent how so many of them began their service life, regardless of which allied nation might receive them. I've always found the P-40E in the color photograph (above) published in one of E[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190A-6

Here is Oblt. Georg Schott's "Weise 11", Staffelkapitaen of 1./JG-1 while based at Deelen, Holland in the autumn of 1943. This one also has the Eagle Editions propeller & spinner, cowl gun cover, and wheels. I also used the RB Productions p[...]

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190A-8r2 “Sturmjager”

Sturmjager flown by Hpt. Wilhelm Moritz, Kommandeur of IV(Sturm)./JG-3 while the unit was based at Memmingen in the summer of '44 and dedicated to the interception of allied daytime bombing raids. An order from Hermann Goering himself forbid the[...]