This is the 1/72 Azur short run release of the Cierva C.30 Autogiro. A curious looking aircraft which is unlikely to have seen use during the war, there were a few in the Spanish Air force before the war broke out but their fate is unknown. The kit is what you would expect from Azur … More 1/72 Azur Cierva C.30, Spain 1936
The Boeing 281 was the export version of the Boeing P26 Peashooter and was most notably used in China during the late 1930’s. Not so well known is the single aircraft that featured over the skies of Spain during the Civil War and although it was only one machine it did seem to strike a … More 1/72 AZ Model Boeing 281 (P26) Peashooter
The Focke Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon) was used by the Republican air force as a trainer in the fighter school at Carmoli. Around six Fw-56’s were used here towards the end of 1937, being from a German manufacturer it is unusual to see them in Republican service. The planes were bought from the conflict … More 1/72 Heller Focke Wulf Fw 56 Stösser, Republican Air Force, Carmoli, 1937
The Polikarpov I-16 gave the Republican Air Force a well needed boost with its arrival in 1937 (type 10). The nationalist forces were causing havoc with their new shipments of Bf 109’s and the I-16 levelled the field somewhat leaving the success of air battles down to the pilots. Supplied by the Soviets the type … More 1/32 Azur Polikarpov I-16 Type 10, Super Mosca
History: Unit: Grupo 62 Aviacion Legionaria Serial: 62-9 Spain, 1939. This Z.501 arrived in Spain in November 1937. On March 6th, 1939 it was damaged by I-15 fighters and was forced to splash down on the sea. It later managed to take off and reach Formentera. I intend to finish off the rigging and add … More 1/72 Italeri Cant Z 501 Flying Boat, Spain, 1939
I entered a couple of shows this year and managed to get silver and commended on a few of the SIG builds I have done…
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, 6-123 of the 3.J/88 flown by Hans Schmoller-Haldy in Spain 1938. A wonderful kit, build log can be found here 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 E-3 Build Log Part 1 I decided to add it to a base and sourced a couple of figures from Hecker & Goros.
Kit manufacture: Italeri Scale: 1/72 Type: Fiat CR.32 Chirri Extras used: Uschi super fine rigging thread, metal wire foot hold Paints and colours used: Tamiya custom mixes for yellow, grey and brown. Green dashes xf71 cockpit green. Flory dark dirt wash and Tamiya flat clear Military Aviazione Legionaria (Italian Legionary Air Force 1936-1939) Sqn. a. … More 1/72 Italeri Fiat CR.32 Chirri, Spain 1938
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, Legion Condor 3 J/88 (Lt. Kurt Sochatzy) Spain, 1939 The Messerschmitt bf 109 became one of the most famous fighters of WW2 becoming notorious in the Battle of Britain. These successes were due (in part) to their experiences in Spain where the bf 109 was tested in its first combat role … More 1/72 ICM Bf 109 E-3, Spain 1939
Scale: 1/72 Manufacturer: Airfix Type: JU87-B1 Stuka, Condor Legion, Spain 1938 Extras: Eduard etched set, Aml camouflage masks Paints: Mr Hobby, rlm 65, rlm70, rlm 71, tamiya xf1, xf85, xf69, Tamiya flat clear, Revell aqua flat white A cracking little kit from Airfix, the kit has been enhanced by using the eduard etch metal detail … More 1/72 Airfix JU87-B1 Stuka, 1938 Condor Leigon, Spain.