These two profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No.1: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk VI by Phil Listemann. Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIb BR579 No 124 (Baroda) Squadron, Royal Air Force Pilot Officer Michael P. “Slim” Kilburn Debden (UK), Summer 1942 Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIb/Trop BS124 High Altitude Flight, No 103 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force […]
This Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk II was flown by Squadron Leader Brian Alexander Eaton of the Royal Australian Air Force’s No 3 Squadron, which flew from Cutella airbase in Italy in January 1944. This profile is one of 5 Kittyhawk profiles created for the book “Squadrons! No.18 – The Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk II” by Phil H. Listemann.
Last week I posted a profile of Clostermann’s SN222, explaining that the aircraft later received additional markings and a brighter shade of red for the roundel and fin flash. This is how “Le Grand Charles” appeared after the night of 8/9 May 1945, exactly 72 years ago. The most notable difference is of course the […]
Clostermann is arguably the most famous Tempest ace. SN222 is one of the Tempest Mk V Series 2 he flew and is represented as it looked in early May 1945. During the night of 8/9 May, the aircraft received the No 3 Squadron logo on its tail, and the Dull Red of the roundel and fin […]
Some 11 years after having created my first F4F Wildcat profiles, I’ve had the opportunity to create a brand-new template for Grumman’s very under-rated fighter. For the moment, I’ve only created the base template for the late FM-2 variant, but the more classic F4F-4 and F4F-3 should follow next. Click on the image to view it […]
With 18 aerial victories, “Ginger” Lacey was the second most successful British pilot during the Battle of Britain. A Battle of France veteran and ace, he was shot down or forced to land 9 times by the end of the Battle of Britain but scored a total of 23 victories. He was awarded the Distinguished […]
Working on a commission, I’ve almost finished the template for the legendary Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 21. Once I’m done, I’ll have to move on to other projects so I don’t know when I’ll be able to present actual finished profiles rather than this somewhat sad all-grey template. 🙁 Paints used on Japanese aircraft during World […]
This PBY-5A Catalina of VP-44 was flown by Ensign Jack Reid and his crew when the spotted the Japanese invasion fleet some 700 nautical miles west of Midway on 3 June 1942. This profile was created for Historia magazine’s special issue on great historical battles.
One of the several ongoing projects I’m working on is the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Since the Fortresses often had interesting nose art and markings, I decided to make the fuselage separately from the wings and engines so that I can show the complete nose art in case it is masked by the engines.
Well, I’ve finished the templates for two T-6 Texan variants: the AT-6D (actually the antenna post is missing) and the famous T-6G version. Profiles of these will be coming soon, but will probably have to wait after Christmas as I have a very large workload. I’ve started working on the B-17 Flying Fortress template, and […]