While I am waiting to finish my three builds, I am posting this rendition of Eduard Bf 109G-6 flown by Franz Stigler II/Jg 27.
“You follow the rules of war for you – not for your enemy”, his commander had said. “You fight by rules to keep your humanity”.
via December 23, 1943 Special Brothers — Today in History
John wrote a comment about this post on My Forgotten Hobby…
My passion dates back to the late 1950s and early 1960s. I could never get enough reading about airplanes especially about World War II airplanes.
It was about my passion for aviation since 1958…
Here’s what I had written…
Monogram Models was the best model airplane kits back then. All these box arts are still etched in my mind.
When Monogram released the Avenger I had to build it.
Working features, figurines… the works!
What more could you ask out of life back then. I bought another Avenger in the late 1980s or 1990s, and it sat in his box for more than 25 years.
The box art was different, but the instructions were the same.
Now the comment…
Love it! Even just the instructions alone are a masterpiece of nostalgia.
A nice little feature article some years ago regarding one of its sister kit in the series, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.
He sends me this link.
While I’m at it, why not add another build while I am waiting to put a finishing touch on these…?
I had another Me 109 G in my stash bought 20 years ago.
Last year my youngest son asked me to build him a Me 109 for Christmas. I had already one built when he was a young child back in the 1980s.
I just could not wrap this one up…
So I have decided to build a new one which should be the last Me 109 I would ever build.
I had a binge painting yesterday when I found out I had the right dark green colour for the Do335 A-O.
These Polly S paint jars I had bought in the 1980s were still usable.
I had painted the Stuka and the Fw190 with Polly S Paint black green before so I could now finish up the camouflage.
I still have some touch-ups to do. I have painted a strip of Scotch tape for the canopies since the frames on all three model kits are very narrow.
That will be my next binging…
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