1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed 10a Electra, Spanish Nationalists

Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson   1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed 10a Electra, Spanish Nationalists    The twin-engined Electra was one of the most successful of the modern twins replacing the single-engined airliners (on safety grounds) As a general rule I am not very interested in civilian planes, but when Special Hobby brought out these two … More 1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed 10a Electra, Spanish Nationalists

1/72 Dekno (Resin) Vultee V.1A, Spanish Nationalists

Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson  1/72 Dekno (Resin) Vultee V.1A, Spanish Nationalists    The Nationalists captured four of these fast 8-seater airliners during delivery and used them as transports This Dekno kit was very badly moulded, probably having been removed from the moulds while still warm, with a lump of resin coming off and … More 1/72 Dekno (Resin) Vultee V.1A, Spanish Nationalists

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 1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed Orion 3D, Spanish Republic     This so recently state-of-the-art air-liner was quickly superceded by safer twin-engined planes, and were soon sold on to smaller airlines, and a few ended up in Spanish airlines, where they got requisitioned.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

1/72 RS Models Heinkel 112 V6 (A type) Kondor Legion 

Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson 1/72 RS Models (Resin) Heinkel 112 V6 (A type) Kondor Legion  The Heinkel 112 V6 was a prototype of the Heinkel 112A, which ultimately lost out to the Messerschmitt 109 in the competition for the next Luftwaffe fighter. Its cannon armament was hoped to be useful for tank-busting, and … More 1/72 RS Models Heinkel 112 V6 (A type) Kondor Legion 

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