Hello and welcome to my blog!
An aircraft enthusiast and ex-airline dispatcher, my main interests are WW II aviation and military history -especially the Luftwaffe. And building Airfix kits. In fact on this blog I aim to build as many Airfix new tools as possible, like the 48th scale Sea Vixen above. My work has been published in Scale Aircraft Modelling, Eduard INFO, Model Aircraft and Airfix Model World.
Friday, 17 December 2010
more Luftwaffe fighters - Intech G-2 & new tool Airfix Bf 109 1/72nd scale
Putting the finishing touches to some more small scale fighters before tackling bigger projects. Here the 'new-tool' Bf 109 G-6 is finished as a Bf 109 G-2 Trop in the markings of a 2./JG77 machine as seen in Tunisia in late 1942. Note the 2. Staffel emblem aft of the fuselage cross - Kagero decals. The Airfix G-6 is back-dated to a G-2 by removing the cowl and wing bulges and replacing the solid hub main wheels with the spoked variety. Meander/squiggle camo finished using a 0.3 mm nozzle - too big I think. By way of comparison, an Intech Bf 109 G-2 also of JG77 as flown by Werner Killer (photo above), again decals from the Kagero 'Air Battles' 'Luftwaffe over Tunisia' book.