Here are a selection of photos from Ian Hughes showing his build of the Pioneer 2, 1/72 Polikarpov R-5 in Spanish Republican colours. Luckily Ian had two kits because the lower wing was duplicated in the first kit he was building. The kit looks rather basic laid out on the sprue but Ian has done … More Polikarpov R-5, By Ian Hughes
Here is a nice selection of vehicles from the Spanish Civil War from Ian Hughes, mostly in 1/72 scale.
Words & Pictures by Robert Wojcik from Poland Robert’s Website Robert’s YouTube Channel Build summary I always wanted to build some models from the period of Spanish Civil War.
Words and Pictures by David Henyk If you want to have a Hawker Spanish Fury in your collection you have only one choice. Amodel offers this type in three versions, Yugoslav, Spanish and British. The kit represents typical Amodel quality, plastic parts with decent details fit well. I added a couple of details here and … More 1/72 Amodel Hawker Fury, Captured Nationalist Markings
Words and pictures by Christian Grimm from Germany. On behalf of Lufthansa and Swiss Air, Ernst Heinkel first built the Heinkel He70 as a civil aircraft in 1932. With its 362 km/h top speed it was the fastest airplane in those days, resulting in its nickname “Blitz” which is the German word for flash.Later it … More 1/72 ICM Heinkel He-70 F2
Pictures by Glenn Wilson 1/72 Italeri Cant CRDA Z501 flying Boat, Regia Aeronautica.
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
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
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Wilson 1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed Orion 3D, Spanish Republic This so recently state-of-the-art air-liner was quickly superceded by safer twin-engined planes, and were soon sold on to smaller airlines, and a few ended up in Spanish airlines, where they got requisitioned.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
Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson 1/72 Azur Vultee V.1A, Spanish Republic The fastest airliner of their time in 1934, 11 were acquired by the Republic and armed with machine-guns and fitted with internal bomb-racks for use as bombers. 4 survived the war. This Azur kit was another nice build and allowed me … More 1/72 Azur Vultee V.1A, Spanish Republic