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@white4freak Paul Nash

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Enjoying 2nd modelling career after retirement. Main interests BoB and WW1 a/c but food, wine and local history rate quite highly. Published some books on the BoB which seem mildly popular.

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Werner Voss Triple Homage

For a variety of reasons over my life to date, I've developed a fascination and, dare I say it, an admiration for Leutnant der Reserve Werner Voss, a contemporary and colleague of the much more famous Baron Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen (MvR) [...]

Amusing refllection on the “Experten” amongst us

Perhaps not the appropriate place for something that amused that perverse side of what remains of my brain. It's really a comment on that side of many of us - I'm probably more guilty than most - who believe they've achieved a level of knowledge[...]

Erprobungsgruppe 210 loses first leader 15 Aug 1940

Operations against England on the 15th of August 1940 were planned by the Luftwaffe to overpower RAF Fighter Command by heavy attacks on Britain from the southwest to the northeast throughout the day. It was a hectic day of operations for all co[...]

Calais Marck Late afternoon 15 August 1940

My last post showed images of the Airfix 1:48 Scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B that I'd finished at the end of 2018. This was modelled along the lines of Yellow 3 in which Leutnant Horst Marx was shot down near Tunbridge Wells in the early eveni[...]

Airfix 1/48 Scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B

My first Airfix build for many years was a far cry from experiences with this manufacturer’s kits from years gone by. I’ve had this kit for several years now, one of two bought together in a rash of enthusiasm to produce models of all the known [...]

An F 14, but not as you know it, Jim………

During the last few months of 2017, I’d enviously followed the posts that Marc Barris presented, describing the various scratch-built, vacform models he makes in 1/32 scale. Blessed with detailed plans of the full-size models and with much skill[...]

Spitfire P9507 Crashed 17 July 1940

Some 10 years ago, almost 50 years after my first modelling experiences as a teenager, I chose to re-engage in this past-time to get a better understanding of how various aircraft looked that became casualties around my home town near Eastbourne[...]

Another version of Duxford’s Bf 109 E-4/N

Some time back, I threatened to post an article showing the results of my 3rd attempt to model the Bf 109 that came down not far away from where I live today in East Dean near Eastbourne. As many of you know, the remnants of this particular a/c [...]

Local Tip & Run Fw 190 Casualty – August 1942

As Operation Barbarossa continued to decimate both Russian and German forces on the Eastern Front, the bulk of the Luftwaffe forces that had been ranged against Britain during 1940 had been thrown into the meat grinder that typified the conflict[...]

Zertsoerer day fighter swansong during Battle of Britain 1940

Early on the morning of the 27th of September 1940, Austrian Gruppenkommandeur, Horst Liensberger, of V Gruppe / (Zerstoerer) Lehrgeschwader 1 led a formation of 10 Bf 110s from his unit on an escort mission for some KG 77 Ju 88s which were supp[...]
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