One of the most elegant aircraft ever built, the DH.88 Comet is notably famous for winning the 1934 McRobertson air race from London to Melbourne. Three Comets entered the race, which was won by Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black in G-ACSS, painted red and nicknamed “Grosvenor House”. Jim Mollison and his wife Amy (born […]
I thought I’d add a bit of colour to the site this week with a few Tiger Moths! K2579 was one of the first Tiger Moth to serve with the RAF, and did not have the horizontal stabilizer extensions or “strakes” found on later models. The Royal Dutch Navy was one of many operators of […]
I had started to work on the Fw 44 Stiegtlitz template last summer, and never showed the final result. D-EMNN is now based in the UK, and is a superbly restored aircraft.
I’m currently working on the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz for a custom order. It’s a complicated aircraft to represent: not only is it a biplane with the usual set of masts and cables, it also has a visible radial engine… Once the side view template is finished, I’ll start working on the top view and […]
Despite being something of a disappointment early in its career, some 9,000 Model 18 were built from 1937 to 1969. It has now become a classic aircraft, although some are still flying commercially. 1. Bearing the colours of the USAAC early in the war, this Beech D18S is flown by the Arizona Wing of the […]
The Piper Cub is the aircraft that made flying accessible to most and is often called the “Ford Model T” of aviation. With over 19,000 Cubs produced until 1946, it is still a very popular aircraft and copies are still being produced today, more than 70 years after its first flight. 1. This Cub, […]
The Tiger Moth is a true aviation legend. Having entered service in the early 1930s, this well-loved biplane remained the RAF’s primary trainer until 1952. Many aircraft have been preserved and still fly today. 1. This D.H.82A(T-8209) is preserved at the Polish Aviation Museum at Cracow, Poland. It carries its wartime colours of No 25 […]
1. The SV.4C was a postwar license-built version manufactured in France by the SNCAN and powered with a Renault engine. F-BCXD was a SV.4C built in Sartrouville in december 1946 and modified to SV.4A standard in 1956. Thanks to Pierre vdB, owner of this good-looking aircraft. 2. Another SV.4A, restored to its original condition and […]
I created this model for an article to appear on capturedplanes.net. Naturally I’ll make a few other birds in addition to the one originally planned and add them here. This new drawing was also a chance to test some new highlighting and shading techniques as well as new weathering renditions. I am rather happy with […]
1. This Tupolev SB 2M-103 was captured by Finland and flew with 2/LeLv 6 in autumn of 1942. 2. This Tupolev SB 2M-103 was transfered from the Soviet VVS to the Chinese AF and carried the markings of these two forces. It was later captured by Japanese troops.