Fw 190 A-6 “Sturmstaffel 1” (1:48 scale) Part 1

FW190A6St_01

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a design by Kurt Tank and was a extremely versatile aircraft.  Its versions ranged in application from photo-reconnaissance and high altitude interception to close air support and bombing. The model depicted here shows an up-armored version for the role of bomber interception. Hasegawa released this model kit a few years ago as a limited edition, featuring several aircraft from Sturmstaffel 1, the unit first equipped with this Fw 190 type. Continue reading “Fw 190 A-6 “Sturmstaffel 1” (1:48 scale) Part 1″

Fw 190 A-6 “Sturmstaffel 1” (1:48 scale) Part 1

Mig-17 PFU Fresco E (1:144 scale)

mig17_PFU_10

This tiny model was my first endeavor in detailing a 1:144 aircraft model. It was built using Mark I model kit and a Brengun photo-etched set. As far as I know, the plastic parts contained in the kit were produced using the same molds as the ones  released by Attack, but the Mark I release included a exquisitely detailed resin cockpit. The Brengun photo-etched set includes a full cockpit tub and seat, that went unused as the Mark I model provides us with resin parts that are equally good. Continue reading “Mig-17 PFU Fresco E (1:144 scale)”

Mig-17 PFU Fresco E (1:144 scale)

Me 262 A-1a/U-3 (1:72 scale) Part 2

Me262_A1aU3_27

The second (and final) post regarding this model will concentrate on its painting. The chosen livery is one of the decals options included in the kit box, which features a highly elaborate camouflage that, as far as I am aware, were only seen on photographic reconnaissance version of this aircraft. This particular aircraft belonged to NAGr.1 and the one photograph I found of it was taken (as far as I am aware) in Fritzlar, during March of 1945. Continue reading “Me 262 A-1a/U-3 (1:72 scale) Part 2”

Me 262 A-1a/U-3 (1:72 scale) Part 2