Saturday 16 October 2010

new tool Airfix Spitfire Mk 1 and ICM leichte Panzerspähwagen 222

After three weeks of relative inactivity due to a change of job, time to get back to work before the colder weather prevents me from getting anything at all done..

The new Airfix Spitfire looks to be a superb model - a low parts count for the younger modeller (36) and well detailed enough for the afficionado. Couldn't resist picking up enough boxes for all the options on the Southern Expo Hornchurch vs. the Luftwaffe decal sheet

Although this is a Mk VIII cockpit it provides useful detail for the correct grey-green interior colour, the brown of the composite material from which the seat is made and the black leather seat cushion

Also opened up the neat ICM 222 today - MMI had a nice 'walkaround' of a restored example in a recent issue used as the backdrop for my pictures

More Focke Wulf 190 aces - Rowan Gough collection

A selection of beautifully built and finished Fw 190s by master modeller Rowan Gough  posted here with Rowan's permission.

Fw190 D-9, Lt. Walter Kropp 8./JG301, Finsterwalde, Germany, March 1945

Fw 190 A-8, Lt Schneider, 9/JG 5, Herdla, Norway, May 1945

Fw190 F-8, 11./KG200, Rhein-Main, Germany, March, 1945.

Fw190 D-9, Oblt. Oskar Romm, 4/JG3, Prenzlau, Germany, Spring 1945

Fw190 F-8, III,/SG3, Sweden, May 1945

Fw190 D-9, Ofw, Werner Zech, 14/JG26, Ellinghausen, Germany, 1945

Sunday 10 October 2010

Euromilitaire 2010 ( and some of the highlights from 2009 )

In the absence of anything new from me I'm sure you'd be interested in taking a look at some of the highlights of the recent Euromilitaire show held in Folkestone, Kent, England over the weekend of 18/19 September. Euromilitaire is the premier show for armour and figure modellers, although the number of competition entries seemed well down this year even if attendance overall was up by some margin. Enjoy the pics and apologies for their quality - as usual the hall was particularly dark with the models being displayed well away from the large bay windows in Folkestone's leading exhibition venue over-looking the English Channel. I'm sure much better pics of these models will be appearing in some magazine or other can click on them to move in close and/or see the full picture !


And some more of large year's entries which I haven't posted before