Following on from my post last week with the first of my Battle of Britain series from MAI this year, here are the next four builds which appeared in the May to August issues. The builds are:
Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter converted to a [...]
Love it or hate it, one has to agree, this airplane has a definite image problem. But you would have to also agree that no other airplane represents the onset of WW2 better. That maybe why only a handful still exist and from I understand, [...]
Here's my Stuka 3 days late.
The modifications I made to the kit are:
True Details brass set and other parts used to dress up the cockpit.
Kit canopy cut into sections, windscreen and pilot's canopy used as masters to vac-u-form new [...]
OK it's the old giant toy quarter trick. But I have to say I have never seen it done.
In the second photo the real quarter is on the left. Sorry about the photos but it is hard to hold still when you are laughing. Who says you can't have [...]
This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale rendition of the famous 'Desert Snake' Stuka flown by Leutnant Hubert Polz from Tmimi on the Libyan coast in 1941. Polz was later transferred to the Russian Front where he won the coveted Knight's Cross and [...]
And I do mean little! A friend in Japan sent me these a few years ago. They are Bandai kits in 1/100 scale, and yes, I had to assemble them, though they did come prepainted. I can't even begin to imagine the power of the magnifier the [...]
The Ju-87 will forever be linked with the Blitzkrieg campaigns of WWII. It supported the armored spearheads of the Wehrmacht with deadly accuracy -- becoming known as Flying Artillery. The whistles on the landing gear pants lent a [...]
Another nice, old kit from one of our favorite companies of years past. As with most Monogram models of that era, a fairly straight forward build yeilds a decent looking replica. These kits provide a good starting platform for [...]
Nicely detailed kit with some basic photoetch from Eduard. The hardest part was masking the canopy framing! The decals are from Aeromaster just for something different than those that were supplied in the box. This was one of my first [...]
Representing a Stuka of 2./St.G 77 based in Caen, France during August 1940
I have always been fascinated by the Stuka, especially those of the Battle of Britain period, and have wanted to build one for a long time but was never really [...]