Saturday 25 December 2010

Most visited pages on the Luftwaffe blog during 2010

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A handy guide to the most popular pages on the Luftwaffe blog during 2010. With over 2,000 unique visitors per week, I think that it is fair to say that the majority are modellers looking for info and pictures of the latest kit releases. Which is fine by me. The Airfix new tool 48th Emil and the new tool 72nd scale Bf 110 were built here as quickly as they were anywhere else but unfortunately I've a pile of new kits that I have yet to start including the Zvesda Bf 109F and Eduard Dora!  For info and pics of the new Ta 152 (and the Zvesda Friedrich) I am grateful to my correspondent Manu Pernes since this is one kit I doubt I will attempt unless asked to review it! I am also grateful to master builders such as Rowan Gough for allowing me to post their superlative builds here. I'm looking forward to building the new Revell Arado 196 as soon as possible in the New Year - as are many others from the page stats. This may mean fewer updates during 2011 so that I can build more. I will continue to cover the latest book and reference releases. And as I have a couple of book translations underway currently, there will probably be a little more translation work here, although these types of posts are particularly time consuming to prepare.

1. Airfix Bf110 C in-box first-look review 1/72, kit build and Me 110 reference

first posted on 3 Aug 2010 1,855 page views for the year

2. Flugwerk Fw 190 ditches off Hyères (Toulon)

first posted on 16 Jun 2010 1,552 page views

3. Towards perfection ? the Focke Wulf (Tank) Ta 152 ...

first posted on 27 Apr 2010 730  page views

4. Airfix Bf109 Emil in-box kit review and build (1/48 scale)

first posted on 20 Jun 2010, 634 page views

5. Luftwaffe models at Euromilitaire 2010 - Mistel marvel...

first posted on 18 Sep 2010,  635 page views

6. new Revell Arado Ar 196 in 1/32nd scale

first posted on 16 Nov 2010, 631 page views

7. SG2 Fw190 camouflage and markings - Luftwaffe colours...

first posted on 18 Jul 2010, 519 page views

8. 1/32 Focke Wulf Ta 152 H-1 Zoukei-Mura kit

first posted 30 Oct 2010, 514  page views

9. Hermann Graf and his JGr. Ost Focke Wulf 190s

first posted on 8 Apr 2010, 463  page views

10. Arado 234 Blitz, Bf110 G, Do 335 A, He 111 P, Ju 88 photo set walkarounds to download...

first posted 23 Oct 2010,  377  page views

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