Saturday 29 May 2010

Italeri Fw 190 D-9 and Bf 109 G-6 (72nd scale)

72nd scale EagleCals sheet 134 - Wnr. 500576 'black 4' of II./JG 301

Italeri Bf 109 G-6 flown by the Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 300 (mid-1943) in its 'wave' camo scheme - seen here after another repaint ! Finally got some decals on and finished it off. This machine, which flew 'uncontrolled' 'wilde Sau' nightfighter sorties against British bombers, mounted an Eperspacher whistle on the first exhaust stack - the characteristic sound produced served as a means of identifying the aircraft to the German flak gunners on the ground.

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Italeri Fw 190 Dora-9 refurb

..rather than build this kit again I've pulled an elderly and mostly complete Italeri Fw 190 Dora 9 out of storage to refurbish it. Added the quite prominent fuselage strengthening strips and new gear doors from card.

..using the latest EagleCals Dora sheet and Vol II of the Crandall Dora book, this will be 'black 4' of II./JG 301