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Hello Everyone... Its been a bit since I last posted an RFI for my Priller build. I present to you his last warplane of the war. It is Fw.190D9 “Black 14”, there is some debate that Josef Priller actually flew this plane. I choose to think he did, its known that Jg.26 flew the type and he was with the unit until January 28th 1945. And a family photo of the completed builds to date. From front right Bf.109E7, Front left Fw.190A3. Rear right Fw.190A5 & left rear the Dora. Questions, comments, and or thoughts ? Dennis
Hello everyone... Ive been wanting to do this for a number of years. I have a few favorite pilots from WW2 and other era's as I'm sure we all do. My favorite Luftwaffe pilot was Josef "Pip's" Priller, not because he was German or serving the Nazi's. However he was a good pilot that seemed to care more about his men, than politics and the General's in Luftwaffe high-command. Much the same reason i admire Gregory Boyington. Recently i was helping a couple of members including @Valkyrie, who were building Prillers D-Day Focke-Wulf. I was inspired to start a thread and ask questions about Priller's Bf-109F's and his Fw Dora. This in turn inspired me to start a long term project. I will be attempting to build every major variant of aircraft that Priller flew from 1939 until 1945. This will include three Bf-109's an E1, E3, E7, two Bf-109F's an F2 & F4, and at least five versions of the Fw-190 starting with an A2 and ending with a D9. I started the build a couple of weeks ago with an 1/72 Airfix Bf-109E4 that i am converting to an E7. The project will cover both 1/72 & 1/48 scales as i have decals in both scales. These builds will not be in order but as i acquire the kits. My second build will be a Tamiya Fw-190A3. A quick look at Josef Priller's biography before moving onto the build. This is taken from his Wiki page. "Josef "Pips" Priller (German: [ˈpʁɪlɐ]; 27 July 1915 – 20 May 1961) was a German military aviator and wing commander in the Luftwaffe during World War II. As a fighter ace, all of his victories were claimed over the Western Front. "Aerial victory claims" "Priller flew 307 combat missions to claim 101 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front, and consisted of 11 USAAF heavy bombers, 68 Spitfires (the highest Luftwaffe ace's tally for this type), 11 Hurricanes, five medium bombers and five USAAF fighters. Matthews and Foreman, authors of Luftwaffe Aces — Biographies and Victory Claims, researched the German Federal Archives and found records for 100 aerial victory claims, plus three further unconfirmed claims. All of his victories were claimed on the Western Front and includes ten four-engined bombers." So in conclusion you can watch me trip and fall and look like a fool. Or if I'm lucky you can watch me build Ten aircraft over the next year or so, and enjoy the builds ? Now lets bring you up to speed on the 109E7. This Is before painting started last Friday, next to my Mexican Air force P-47D. I have modified the propeller to give it the pointed cap and added the drop tank and its mount. Over the weekend i sprayed the RLM65 Sunday i sprayed the RLM02. And today i sprayed the RLM71. Again this could be the ultimate trip and fall, or a decent success. Please feel free to join and follow along, or check in from time to time ? In conclusion let me say please feel free to ask questions, comment, or give me any info on Priller that you may have. Dennis
Hello everyone... Here is the latest build in my quest to build 10 of Josef “Pip’s” Priller’s aircraft. This is an Eduard Fw-190A5 weekend kit with decals from my spares. The drop tank and rack are from spares. The A5 he flew had an early light rack instead of the later Factory rack. Other than that its strictly out of box. And a few with all of my “Pip’s” builds to date. Im not sure which of his planes will be built next. It may be a Fw.190D9 or it maybe something else ? So if you're interested check the link for updates. Here is a link to the build thread. Questions, comments, and or thoughts ? Dennis
Hi, it´s me again. I bought this decal sheet, and because Eaglecal´s profiles don´t give me much information regarding camouflage mottling, I wanted to know if you guys had photos of: 1) Fw 190A-3 Chevron and Wavy line, attached to I/JG51, painted in the temporary white camouflage scheme (I want to know if the aircraft had the normal Fw 190 camouflage before being painted in white). 2) Fw 190A-3 Yellow 5 and horizontal bar of the same colour, attached to 6/JG1 (I want to know if the aircraft had the outer guns and the bulges under the wings, or if it was a factory release of an aircraft without the outer guns and flat panels under the wings). 3) Josef Priller´s Fw 190A-2, attached to III/JG26. I was able to find a single blurry photo of this aircraft´s left side. I hope you guys can shine some light above these three aircraft. Thanks!