Hurricane Mk I Airfix 1/72

First build of 2020 is finished! A quick and simple build which was mostly meant as a distraction. The kit is a Hawker Hurricane Mk I from Airfix in 1/72nd scale. The aircraft itself (referencing RAF 85 Squadron in May 1940, France) is an early version, with fabric-covered wings. See https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a01010-hawker-hurricane-mki–246322 for details. Given the […]

Fokker D.VIII – Fast forward

Fokker is more or less assembled, painted, varnished- and ready for some weathering. A few notes about the build: The wheel decals are tricky to apply; I messed up and made some tears. I will hide it with some dust & mud. The wheels attachment points are rather thin and they broke immediately; I replaced […]

Fokker D.VIII – wing

In this episode, I reach an important milestone and I realize I f***ed up pretty good. This build really tries my patience. My experience when it comes to airplanes has been so far with WWII vehicles only – and those usually go rather quickly: assemble cockpit, close the fuselage, attach wings, paint, add decals, weather, […]