3 Squadron RAF was stationed at Airfield Wunstorf in Germany and operated Hawker Tempest Mk. V aircraft. They were part of the post-war RAF presence in Germany. – 1/144 super detailed scale model
Superdetailing the 1/144 scale Mark 1 Hawker Tempest Mk.V kit with Brengun and Shelf Oddity photo-etched parts, as well as a scratch-built engine.
For years F-Toys had been the sole reliable source for a good 1/144 Hawker Tempest kit, but now, Mark I has finally provided a compelling option to the Western markets.
In January 2023 I had found two photos of (what I later identified as) an AEC Mammoth Major 6 Mk.II lorry, with the Bf-109E-1 on it’s flatbed. A scene photographed in August 1940 near Margate, Kent, UK. I searched the internet for plans or more precise references but couldn’t find much.
Heavily chipped Fiat G.50bis Freccia of the °20 Gruppo are maintained in Ursel, Belgium, in November 1940 to take part in the Battle of Britain. However, with little impact – 1/144 scale vignette.
Somewhere in the UK, some day in june 1944. RAF personel paint or repaint invasion stripes on a heavily weathered Spitfire MK IX – 1/144 scale vignette
May 1944: An old P-47 Razorback armed with lifeboats and smoke markers circles above a ditched B-17 crew – the USAAF Air Sea Rescue unit detachment B of the 65th fighter wing, later known as the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron was born.
Building a 1/144th scale water vignette with a scratch built life raft for an air sea rescue P-47D diorama
Modification of 1/144 resin figures and scratchbuilding a life raft from styrene.
Painting and weathing a war-weary P-47D Razorback of 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron without decals in 1/144 scale