Wednesday 15 September 2021

1./JG 300 Bf 109 G-6 wilde Sau -1:72nd scale AZ Bf 109 - Luftwaffe models

" I keep going back to the 1:72nd scale AZ Bf 109s ...and then reality hits home.." - Part III

In 72nd scale from the " 500 pcs only" Limited Edition AZ JG 300 wilde Sau kit. Actually, the fit of parts on this boxing was much better than early editions of this kit. Finished in Xtracolor enamels, Farbton 74 Graugrün, Farbton 75 Grauviolett and Farbton 76 Lichtblau. Often noted as being the aircraft of Fhj.-Uffz. Otto Leisner, August 1944, Bad Wörishofen.. 


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Late- war Bf 109s - Profile artworks by " Angantyr "

".. Bf 109 G-14/AS of JG 300, photo from Borkheide, found on your blog, proved irresistible to me, so I just had to make an illustration..Anyhow, here is the finished result. As parts of the aircraft are hidden by bushes for camouflage purposes, I have exercised a minimum of artistic license...."

A line-up of JG 300 Bf 109 G-14/AS fighters including W.Nr. 16. ... "Rote 15" of 2. Staffel seen at Borkheide during October 1944....

" ..Following my urge to doodle, I have made an illustration of one of the aircraft serving with 10/JG 76, late August 1944 at Athis-Mons, later a wreck to be found at the same location. It's a standard Erla-built G-14, flown by an unknown pilot..."

" ..Have just finished my interpretation of Ofw Paul Schwerdfegers Bf 109 G-14/AS, WNr 784986 when he was KIA in operation “Bodenplatte” on January 1, 1945. Information on the aircraft itself is scarce, I have only been able to find a photo of the wreck, that doesn’t show much more than a piece of the triple band, carried by JG 6. Although, there is known the WNr, and from that, can be gathered how it probably looked..."

".. it's time again to show what I have been up to lately, this time it's a Bf 109 G-6/AS as seen in a photo of a line-up of 5 Staffel JG 27 machines shown on Marc Haldimann's Late-war Bf 109 FB page.  Admittedly, there are parts of the aircraft which are not shown, so, a modicum of artistic license has been used. Among the things that ARE clearly seen, is the "reverse" spiral on the spinner. I DID however resist the temptation to add the Staffel emblem, as at this late stage in the conflict, they were rare. As for camouflage of the Bf 109 G-6/AS it's an understatement to say that they were not standardized...."

Thursday 2 September 2021

New from Mortons "Luftwaffe fighters - Combat on all Fronts" - I./JG 77 over Malta


"New Product Alert " from Mortons/Classic Magazines - 120 pages, 200+ illustrations, 
" Luftwaffe fighters - Combat on all Fronts, Part 1 "

One of the features in Mortons new "Luftwaffe Fighters - Combat on all Fronts" relates the Malta 'campaign' of I./JG 77 during the summer of 1942. Here pilots of 3. Staffel JG 77 are seen relaxing at their dispersal in Comiso, Sicily with the Staffelhund during that period. Note the distinctive aircraft shelters in the background. A G-2 trop  (note the position of the octane triangle - thank you Jochen) finished in a mottled camouflage and covered with a tarpaulin displays the chevron bar of the Stab. The mottled camouflage is also apparent on the wing upper surface nearest the camera. Note the detail of the leading-edge slat. Wearing a cap is Oblt. Erhard Niese seated (middle) on the deckchair. Niese transferred to III./JG 77 after the Gruppe left Sicily. The ace of I./JG 77's Malta campaign Ofw. Walter Brandt of 2. Staffel appears to be seated alongside him (right). Click on the image for a full-screen view..

 Extracted from the new "Luftwaffe fighters" book-a-zine from Mortons/Classic Magazines

More info and pre-orders here