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Kit: 1/48 Eduard Bf109E-4 Weekend Edition

 

Subject: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 Wr 5344 - Hauptmann Helmut Wick - Gruppenkommandeur of I. Gruppe JG 2 - Oct 1940

 

Details: Modelled as per reference pics from interweb, 

  

Misc: Mr Paint paints, Mr Color paints, Vallejo paints, Oils, Inks, Tech Mod Decals, Infini 1/48 rigging line

 

Build Thread:

 

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Kit: 1/48 Fujumi 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf110D

 

Subject: Messerschmitt Bf110D-0/B S9+HH Wr 3384 Staffel Erprobungsgruppe 210 - crewed by pilot Lt Ulrich Freiherr von de Horst a W/T Op, Ogefr Franz Ollers  killed in action, 24th Sept 1940

 

Details: Modelled as per reference pics from interweb, Bombsights Over England: History of Erprobungsgruppe 210, Luftwaffe Fighter Bomber Unit in the Battle of Britain by John J Vasco

  

Misc: Mr Paint paints, Mr Color paints, Vallejo paints, Oils, Inks, Authentic Decals, Montex mini masks, Infini 1/48 rigging line

 

Build Thread:

 

 

 

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Some time in September 1940 while the air battle rages, a new forward airfield has opened at the Flying Club in Godermersham, Kent. Pilots from a few squadrons have flown in to examine facilities at what will be a forward refuelling base for them.

 

Famous future ace P. Brothers in LGZ suffered a puncture on landing and sits awaiting repair, chatting with RR. Standford Tuck and the base office. Arther Clowes emerges from the command hut having received word of and inbound Luftwaffe flight. All three pilots would achieve Ave status and survive the war.

 

Watching his plane being rearmed, L.W Stevens was one of 'the few' who sadly never saw out the war, being killed in 1941.

 

Meanwhile the essential support work continues, I wanted to include the armourers, the repair team, as well as the WAAF Officer, chatting to the Flying Club caretaker who has maintained his Dig for Victory garden, and even the airfield catering team delivering supplies for the makeshift kitchen.

 

The scene is of course fictional but my small tribute to both The Few and also to those who supported them and were very much in the line of fire too.

 

The planes are the Sweet Hurricane Mk.1s with stock decals, lovely builds. Buildings are Metcalfe cardboard kits with some adaptation. Figures are a mix of Arrowhead Minatures RAF crew and generic model railway figures. The Hillman Tilly in (hopefully!) authentic colours (sources vary widely) is a whitemetal kit from Arrowhead, while the Starter Trolleys are Brengun brass and resin.

 

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Here is my second contribution to this GB: Airfix's 1/72 Spitfire Mk 1a in the markings of 610 Squadron. All built OOB......

 

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The build of this model was included in my Hurricane blog...

 

Many thanks for looking. 🙂

Pat

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235 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command, Blenheim IVf

Based on the 1/200 scale Zvezda kit, but with the addition of a scratch-built belly gun pack and decals from my spares box (which are not 100% accurate).

 

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Hawker Hurricane Mk1, 601 Sqn, Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

Airfix 1:24 kit with Montex markings, Yuhu instrument panel and HGW seat belts.

 

601 Sqn spent much of the Battle at RAF Tangmere in West Sussex although the only photo I have seen of this aircraft is from RAF Exeter in September of 1940.

UF*S was flown by Squadron Leader Michael Robinson who became an ace during the Battle. This will eventually go on a diorama as a tribute to ground crew but for now this will have to do:

 

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Hi everyone,

 

here are some photos of my first completed kit within a GB time frame!!!! So may I be speeding up a bit?

The kit is the 1/72 Airfix Me Bf 109 E-4. I chose to go with the kit's decals depicting the E-4 of Franz von Werra, as I thought the camo was not the usual run of the mill.

It is a great build, but my clumsiness reached highs I did not know existed!!!  So that delayed and frustrated me at times. But I have another 109 E-4 waiting for another sexy BoB paint scheme.

 

Here is the build thread if anyone is interested:

 

 

And a few photos:

 

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The decals were a mix of Xtradecal for the Balkenkreuzen and Swastikas, with Airfix for the stencils and unit markings. All performed beautifully.

 

Thanks for watching.

 

JR

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Hi all,

 

My first completed group build!  This is the 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.I "Spitfire Story" edition built using the included PE and masks, with AML camouflage masks and Xtradecal RAF letters purchased to complete this kit.  It's finished in standard Sovereign Colour Coats RAF colours, plus weathering using heavily thinned Humbrol enamels and Vallejo weathering pigments.  This aircraft, L1065, was flown by Sgt Alan Feary of 609 Sqn, when he shot down one of the three Ju88s that had just bombed the airfield at Middle Wallop on 14th August 1940. Build thread is here.

 

Many thanks to the hosts and to everyone for making this such a fun experience!

 

Matt

 

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And this is my second entry.  This is an Airfix Blenheim IV bomber, completed as T1826 "GB-B" of 105 Sqn, which flew five successful raids on the invasion barges as described in my build thread, and was flown by the inspirational Sqn Ldr Gordon Key throughout much of the Battle of Britain.  To the standard kit I've added Quickboost exhausts and Eduard PE (interior and in the wheel bays), and I used Eduard canopy masks and AML camouflage masks.  Enjoy the pictures!

 

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Finished at last.  This is a 1/144 Miles Magister, depicting T9736.  One of the machines equipped to carry bombs in the event that Mr Hitler made it across the channel.

The model is made from plastic card for the most part.  0.5mm sheet for the fuselage and 2mm for the upper decking and wings.  And yaya, the matchstick is actual size.  😛

 

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Airfix Bf109e JG51, deviated from its usual depiction thanks to a decal sheet and photo evidence wasn’t conclusive, and I fancied something different. Painted with Xtracrylix RLM70/71 and Revell Aqua RLM65, finished with Winsor and Newton Matt 

 

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The Hun in the sun

Adolf Galland's Bf.109E-3 from early summer 1940.

 

ICM 1/72 Bf.109E-3 kit.
Gunze RLM70 & 71, Vallejo RLM 65 (and a bit 76)

Handmasked, some cut tape as belts.

Decals : Techmod bf-109E-3/4 sheet, ICM kit stencils

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Heinkel He-111H3  of 9. KG.26 shot down over Aberdeen on the 12th July 1940 by the Spitfires of Yellow Section 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron. The build log, should you be in the market for a long and weary tale of the woes of airbrushing is here:

 

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Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I finished this as night was falling so had to rely on my phone's camera flash for illumination.

 

Many thanks to the organisers, and to my dear wife who has graciously accepted the role of modelling widow for the last week while I struggled to get this finished.

 

Craig.

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Just squeaking these over the finishline... 64 sqn Spitfire flown by Gus MacDonnell, with the BF110 he knocked down on the Hardest Day, 18th August 1940...

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My entry did a last channel dash to the finish in this group build.
This is a BF109E from the 9/52JG based in Coquelles which is nowadays the Eurotunnel complex in Calais
Pilot is unknown as is the aircraft’s fate..

Build thread here ...

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Heinkel He 111 P

KG 55 GREIF

Paris area september 1940

 

 

Kit: Revell

Paint: Gunze/Tamiya

decals: AIMS

extra's: PE zoom set from Eduard for the cockpit and some  gun barrels from Quickboost

 

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Cheers,

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Hampering the barges - Valom  H.P. Hampden B Mk.I  

 

WIP thread with references and background here:

 

Not for the fainthearted, but worth spending a bit of extra time on.
Probably won't go overboard on the internals next time, however ;) 


Kit roundels & fin flashes

Codes and serial from @PeterB.

Transparencies and Masking set from AZmodel (must have)

Vallejo Dark Earth 71.323 and 71.029

Tamiya XF-81 Dark Green 2

Vallejo Black & Tamiya XF-85 Tire black undersides.
 

Bits & bobs & odds & ends for the internals you can't even see :P but it was fun building.

 

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And thank you to the hosts and all participants for the encouragement. 
 

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