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Ironduke
29 Oct 07,, 09:27
Dear Members,

On this 7th WAB Modelers Contest, the theme is WWII Aircraft. From the Messerschmidts to the B-29 Superfortress, P-51 Mustang to the A6M Zero, and the Battle of Britain to the fall of Japan, these aircraft revolutionized warfare as we know it, introducing vital concepts such as air supremacy and strategic bombing.

Both the Allies and Axis built exceptional aircraft, such as the Spitfire, Bf 109, Fw 190, C.205 Veltro, Yak 9, and F4F Wildcat, but it was the Allies who were to rule to skies.

Members are limited to one aircraft entry, and please limit submissions to five photos apiece. The entry thread will be open for one week, it will then be closed to submissions and a voting thread will be opened where members can vote for their favorite model. The winner, as usual, will win one tin of Royal Dansk Butter Cookies. Let's see those aircraft!

geurtjalink
29 Oct 07,, 10:37
the spitfire very fine aircraft though lack range
the Mustang better

dave lukins
29 Oct 07,, 12:01
Don't forget the Hawker Hurricane and the Battle of Britain;)

temujin77
29 Oct 07,, 14:25
I'm personally waiting to see some Corsair fighters. Just love those gullwings!

Shamus
29 Oct 07,, 14:59
I'm personally waiting to see some Corsair fighters. Just love those gullwings!My favorite fighter also Pete:biggrin: .

hobogeo
29 Oct 07,, 15:01
All suggestions are excellent.Heres some more for the contest,dehaviland mosquito,P 47 Thunderbolt,P38 lightning,japanese "George",japanese"Tony" and last but not least the Stuka J87.....Just some suggestions, I have built all of these ,but an unfourtunate fire melted them into memmories. hobogeo canada

temujin77
29 Oct 07,, 16:24
My favorite fighter also Pete:biggrin: .

I actually forgot to mention the A6M Zero. Also a favorite of mine. Actually, as a kid, I think the first two fighters I was exposed (ie. the first fighter toys I had) to were P-40 Warhawk (painted Flying Tigers shark scheme) and then the Zero.

On a very remotely related topic, the first ship toy I had was a very simple model of battleship Musashi that I built in an afternoon at the age of about 10 or 11.

Yes, I've been a WW2 enthusiast since very young. I think the first WW2 book I read was something on the Second Sino-Japanese War during 3rd grade!

Pablo Cortez
29 Oct 07,, 17:20
Me262, the mother of all jets

LEANDER
29 Oct 07,, 23:12
All great aircraft that have been often modeled. Perhaps a rare one is the P-61 Black Widow nightfighter by Northrop. Especially the last model made at the end of WWII the P-61C . It was a beautiful twin boom, twin engine fighter that was faster than the P-38 and extremely agile, armed with 4ea 50.cal machine guns and 4ea 20mm cannon. This fighter was one of the two fighters that used tricycle landing gear, the other being the P-39 Aircobra

RustyBattleship
29 Oct 07,, 23:34
Ooops. Submitted under the wrong thread. Oh well, I'm just going to submit an old picture of my HO scale C-47. The C-47 was the Military version of the DC-3. She was commonly called the "Gooney Bird" though the official name was "Skytrain" as delivered from the factory. But the USN named it the R4D, airborne units named it the "Skytrooper" and the British named it the "Dakota".

Obviously this plane was not a bomber and definitely not a fighter, but she "bombed" with paratroopers from Europe to the Western Pacific. She flew supplies anywhere and everywhere including the "Hump" over Burma. So for a "non-combant" airplane, she was the most valuable plane of the war.

This model in 1:87 (HO) scale is put out by Walthers as part of their Cornerstone series of layout models besides their trains. They also have an HO scale model of (2) P-51 Mustangs (which I haven't put together yet).

I did not do much detailing of the model as my intent was for a layout of an airstrip alongside the railroad tracks with planes lined up for an air show and recruiting event. Just "home-front" semi-gloss Olive Drab, sky blue underside and the decals that came with the kit.

There is absolutely nothing special about it and I probably won't even vote for it myself. But being in HO scale is unusual enough to let other model builders know of its (and the P-51s) availability

hobogeo
30 Oct 07,, 00:47
Hi all im finally not that dumb anymore..lol I hope you all see my picture of my B29 superfort.

texasjohn
30 Oct 07,, 02:17
Are you going to complete the model?

Ironduke
30 Oct 07,, 04:17
hobogeo, if you can, you should try to retake the picture in better lighting. It's still eligible, but presentation is half of it. :)

texasjohn
30 Oct 07,, 06:19
Agreed! It is a good looking plane!!:biggrin:

hobogeo
30 Oct 07,, 14:05
Thanks Texas,Ironduke....Unfortunatly thats all the pictures remaining of that B29 .Ihad the plane finnished.Itook one more picture after I hung it from ceiling in my den,unfortunatly the plane and many more perished in the fire along with most of the pictures. It would not count in the contest as the model is from the korean war period not WW2. Thanks for the comments any how.

WhiskeyTangoFox
31 Oct 07,, 04:10
This is my 1:48 Eduard Focke-Wulf FW190A-8. It is built strictly out of the box (no aftermarket).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jkelleycrna/finishedfw190a8004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jkelleycrna/finishedfw190a8007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jkelleycrna/finishedfw190a8003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jkelleycrna/finishedfw190a8002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jkelleycrna/finishedfw190a8013.jpg

glyn
31 Oct 07,, 10:52
All great aircraft that have been often modeled. Perhaps a rare one is the P-61 Black Widow nightfighter by Northrop. Especially the last model made at the end of WWII the P-61C . It was a beautiful twin boom, twin engine fighter that was faster than the P-38 and extremely agile,

Oh no it wasn't noted for its agility, nor was it as fast as the P-38. It was massive, heavy and designed for long duration aloft.

armed with 4ea 50.cal machine guns and 4ea 20mm cannon. This fighter was one of the two fighters that used tricycle landing gear, the other being the P-39 Aircobra

Trikes in the P- series during WW2 were the P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-61 Black Widow and the P-70 Havoc.

glyn
31 Oct 07,, 10:54
This is my 1:48 Eduard Focke-Wulf FW190A-8. It is built strictly out of the box (no aftermarket).

An excellent model, well displayed and photographed.:)

temujin77
31 Oct 07,, 15:30
This is my 1:48 Eduard Focke-Wulf FW190A-8. It is built strictly out of the box (no aftermarket).

Your photography skills might be as good as your modeling ones. Good job!

Ironduke
04 Nov 07,, 22:41
Thought I'd let everybody know, deadline for submissions is in 12 hours.

texasjohn
05 Nov 07,, 03:22
Return of the slightly damaged Memphis Belle...by popular demand.:)

To compete with the slightly damaged B-29, the DC-3 and the pristine Focke-Wulf FW190A-8!!!

With the Army Air Corps song of course - which later bacame the USAF song!!!

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~capguy/afsong-v.mp3

texasjohn
05 Nov 07,, 03:30
Listen to it while viewing the legendary Memphis Belle!!!

Marketing is everything!

dalem
05 Nov 07,, 06:54
Late entry, sorry:

1/72 scale Tamiya P-47 Razorback. Fantastic model to build.

-dale

temujin77
05 Nov 07,, 13:56
Oooh two more entries... good job texasjohn and dalem.

buddho
18 Nov 07,, 03:19
OOPS...I think I am too late!

Here is a 1/72 scale Grumman Goose from Sword displayed taking off from water:

http://www.armor.se/forum/uploaded/buddho/2007930104751_goose2.JPG

http://www.armor.se/forum/uploaded/buddho/2007930104916_goose3.JPG

http://www.armor.se/forum/uploaded/buddho/2007930105124_goose4.JPG