I’m currently improving my existing templates for early “bubbletop” P-47 Thunderbolts. A few details needed twitching: the location of the turbosupercharger exhaust doors, size of the bubbletop canopy, engine cowling details, etc.
These profiles were made for the book “Squadrons ! No 10 – The North American Mustang Mk IV in Western Europe” by Phil Listemann. A total of five Mustang profiles were created for this book, which is available in both softcover and electronic versions. North American Mustang Mk IV KH655 No 19 Squadron Flying Officer […]
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates two Hawker Hurricanes Mk IIc: LF363 and PZ865. LF363 was built at the Hawker factory at Langley near Slough. It first flew in January 1944 and is believed to be the last Hurricane to enter service with the RAF. The aircraft served with No 63 Squadron at Turnhouse, […]
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 […]