Stof's Scale Models
I've started a scale models collection a few years ago; I'm afraid I am slow as hell as I only have built four so far.
As you already know if you've come here through my Plane Info Center, my main interest is on World War 2 planes; I've chosen the 1/48th scale, it's small enough for my bad eyes, thank you. My favorites brands are Tamiya (excellent kit designs, pieces perfectly fitting together) and Hasegawa (often a bit more "finesse" in details than Tamiya).
Well, here they are, in the order I built them... If you also have a Web scale model gallery, let me know and I'll link you up.
You can click on the thumbnails to see a higher-resolution picture. All snapshots were done with my Canon Powershot Pro70 digital Camera (I had the camera for two days when I snapped them, so pictures might not be perfect :).
|Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 (Hamp)||Tamiya, 1/48|
|This Zero, or "Hamp" (nickname for the A6M3 Model 32, with squared off wings) was based at Rabaul (New England), maybe the most important Japanese air base outside of Japan.|
|Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat||Tamiya, 1/48|
|This Wildcat from U.S.Marines squad VMF-223, as seen on Guadalcanal in September 1942, is known to have been flown by ace Marion E. Carl, who ended the year with 16.5 confirmed kills.|
|Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop||Hasegawa, 1/48|
|This Spit Mk.Vb, tropicalized with an Aboukir air intake filter, was flown by Wing Commander Ian R. Gleed in Tunisia in 1943.|
|Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3||Tamiya, 1/48|
|This Fw190A-3 from JG2 was based in northern France in 1942.|
The Wildcat, FW190A-3 and Spitfire Mk Vb models have now a complete page, giving some insights about the plane in operation, including a picture of the real plane during WW2.