KG26 and LG1 nearly Battle-ready

I had no idea that six coats of Tamiya white paint would be needed for the Mediterrranean theatre recognition bands on my aircraft! I’m sure the Luftwaffe only used one or two! It’s no wonder they lost the air war, they could probably barely stagger into the air under the weight of all that white paint. (Random factoid: This statement was true for the Soviet winter white laquer. It was so awful that pilots hated it and some refused to have it on their ‘planes as it knocked a few knots off their top speed). Notwithstanding, here is the progress to date:

Ju-87A5MK

This Dyna-Flites diecast Ju 87 from Stg 1 still needs a spinner and some spats, hence the carefully chosen camera angle. Author’s copyright.

JU88

Bar the addition of a serial and a hakenkreuz these Ju 88s from LG 1 are ready for battle. Author’s copyright.

HE111

My two He 111s are taking shape from KG 26 . Author’s copyright.

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