1/35 Hobby Boss, Soviet Ba-6 Armored Car, Republican Forces, 1938

This is an unusual looking armored car and the mind boggles at the thought of the crew when that gun went off! This model is from Hobby Boss and comes with markings for a captured nationalist vehicle, however I have used some spare decals to show it in its original Republican use. The kits is … More 1/35 Hobby Boss, Soviet Ba-6 Armored Car, Republican Forces, 1938

1/72 Heller Focke Wulf Fw 56 Stösser, Republican Air Force, Carmoli, 1937

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

1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed Orion 3D, Spanish Republic

Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson  1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed Orion 3D, Spanish Republic     This so recently state-of-the-art air-liner was quickly superceded by safer twin-engined planes, and were soon sold on to smaller airlines, and a few ended up in Spanish airlines, where they got requisitioned. One was painted bright red so it … More 1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed Orion 3D, Spanish Republic

A-Model 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 5 Rata Spanish Republic

Words and images by Glenn Wilson A-Model 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 5 Rata Spanish Republic The arrival of this modern Soviet fighter ensured that the Republican fighter force retained air superiority – only the arrival of the Messerschmitt 109 in the later stages of the war could redress the balance. Type 5, Type 6 and … More A-Model 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 5 Rata Spanish Republic

1/72 Polikarpov I-15 Chato, Spanish Republic, Aviation Usk   

A new post of member content, words and pictures by Glenn Wilson. When the Soviets delivered a ship load of this fighter the balance of air superiority shifted to the Republic. The Spanish also built them locally so they formed the bulk of the early – mid-war Republican fighter force. I bought the Aviation Usk … More 1/72 Polikarpov I-15 Chato, Spanish Republic, Aviation Usk   

1/72 Heller, Morane-Saulnier MS.230, Spanish Republic 1938

The Morane-Saulnier MS.230 from Heller is a nice kit with trouble free assembly and it captures the overall shape very well. I used Gunze Silver 08 which I find gives a realistic metallic finish, Tamiya paints were used for the other colours. I printed my own decals for the name on the tail and used … More 1/72 Heller, Morane-Saulnier MS.230, Spanish Republic 1938