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) 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 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 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 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.

I hope you've enjoyed the gallery !


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