Top Gun pilot – 1/35 scale – Verlinden figure

I came across this partially completed figure when I was looking for some other (totally unrelated) stuff recently – it’s a common enough thing amongst us modellers; you come across a set of decals for an ongoing project (which has probably been on-hold for years) the discovery re-ignites the passion to get it restarted; you even get to the point of making a work-task list so that you can hit the ground running when you come back to it!  Then you very carefully put the various components away (so that you can find them – doh!) only for the fateful … Continue reading Top Gun pilot – 1/35 scale – Verlinden figure

SAILOR MALAN RAF – 90MM POST MILITAIRE FIGURE

A superb metal casting by Poste Militaire of the famous WWII RAF Fighter Ace “Sailor Malan.  A 90mm kit Painted in oils – Note: I added the Stove & kettle from my own “spares” box and the wooden floor is rendered from stained/sainted strips of balsa wood!  Full details on “Sailor” in the Wiki links below: Adolph Gysbert Malan DSO & Bar DFC (24 March 1910 – 17 September 1963), better known as Sailor Malan, was a famed South African World War II RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Squadron RAF during the height of the Battle of Britain. … Continue reading SAILOR MALAN RAF – 90MM POST MILITAIRE FIGURE

1/32 LUFTWAFFE PILOT FIGURE – ANDREA MINIATURES

Painted in acrylics and oils, I’ve added his German Shepherd dog – and entitled the piece “Loyal Companion” – a nice metal casting from Andrea Miniatures of Spain in 1/32 (54mm). “Wiki” links below povides more details: Luftwaffe (German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə] ( listen)) is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1946; and the current Bundeswehr air arm founded in 1956. Schweizer Luftwaffe is also the name of the Swiss Air Force in German … Continue reading 1/32 LUFTWAFFE PILOT FIGURE – ANDREA MINIATURES