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…Continue reading Polikarpov I-16 ‘Rata’
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.
The Heinkel He 51 was at best an average plane but remains the symbol of the rebirth of the Luftwaffe. It was used in Spain during the civil war by the Condor Legion, before giving way to its far more successful successor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109. 1. He 51 of JG 132 “Richtofen”, I. Gruppe,…Continue reading Heinkel He 51