Later This Year: Retired In Kalifornia's WWII Luftwaffe Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

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Later This Year: Retired In Kalifornia's WWII Luftwaffe Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon May 11, 2020 9:32 pm

This discussion thread is devoted to photos of current model builds in progress of favored 1/72 scale WWII Luftwaffe aircraft with emphasis on those first released after WWII prior to 1970. Those kits listed below sans the Italeri Focke-Wulf Fw 190A & Messerschmitt Me 210/410, Lindberg Heinkel He 219 & Messerschmitt Me 410 have been constructed numerous times those aforementioned for the first time, sayonaras to almost six decades of building Luftwaffe-subject models. Construction will commence later in 2020 after the Italian aircraft model builds are complete, additional model kit builds if any will be in new groups.

- > Kit Maker Aircraft Models (Original Release Year, Commentary)

Group I Focke-Wulf Fw 190s & Messerschmitt Bf 109s

- > Airfix Fw 190D-9 (1958, near toy-like molding, likely first D-9 in any scale)
- > FROG Ta 152H-0/1 (1971, generic molding, likely first 152H in any scale)
- > Heller Fw 190A-8/F-3 (late 1960s, good molding detail)
- > Heller Bf 109B-1/C-1, Bf 109E-1/4, Bf 109F-4/Trop, Bf 109G-2/5/6, Bf 109K-4 (all late 1960s some first in any scale, good moldings though dated)
- > Italaerei Fw 190D-9 (1978, good molding detail)
- > Italeri Fw 190A-8/F-8 (1989, good molding detail)

Group II July-August 1940 Battle Of Britain

- > Airfix Junkers Ju 87B-2 (1957, near toy-like molding, likely first post-WWII 1/72 scale Stuka)
- > Airfix Junkers Ju 88A-4 (1965, tad better than generic molding, back dating to A-5 version)
- > Airfix Messerschmitt Bf 110C-2/3/4,D-2 (1959, near toy-like molding, likely first post-WWII 1/72 scale Zerstörer)
- > FROG/Matchbox Dornier Do 17Z-2 (1971, tad better than generic molding)
- > FROG Heinkel He 111H-3/6 (1972, fair molding detail, likely first 1/72 scale early H-series)
- > Revell Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1/4 (1963, near toy-like molding)

Group III Heinkel He 219 Late 1960s Kits

- > FROG He 219A-0/1 (1966, generic molding, believed first Uhu in any scale)
- > Lindberg He 219A-0/1 (1967, toy-like molding, worst Uhu on market)
- > Revell Heinkel He 219A-0/1 (1967, good molding, detail decades-long stalwart)

Group IV Zerstörers und Bombers

- > FROG Messerschmitt Me 410A-1 (1967, tad better than generic molding, optional A-1/U4 variant with 50mm Bordkanone)
- > Italeri Messerschmitt Me 210A-1 (1998, good molding detail)
- > Italeri Messerschmitt Me 410A-1 (1999, good molding detail)
- > Lindberg Messerschmitt Me 410A-1 (1966, toy-like molding, first 1/72 scale Hornisse worst on market)
- > Airfix Heinkel He 177A-5 (1967, fair molding detail, decades-long stalwart)
- > Revell Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-3/U1 (1966, generic molding, first 1/72 scale Condor decades-long stalwart)
Original Art Rendered 1997

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