Focusing on Scale Models

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am starting to focus more on scale model building. This was the original goal of So Many Aircraft anyway. To that end, I will start blogging about ongoing model projects, of which I have many (my so-called “shelf of doom” is full of projects many of which are close to being finished). Some of the ongoing ones, very close to completion, are:

  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 (“Q9+AB”, W.Nr. 931666) – Hasegawa 1/72nd scale kit with a new (earlier style) canopy from Squadron, decals from Authentic Decals. The particular aircraft served with I/SG 5 and was seen at Utti in Finland in August 1944.
  • Göppingen Gö 9 (“D-EBYW”) – AML 1/72nd scale kit. This was a testbed for trying out new aerodynamics for the Dornier Do 335 -fighter.
Finnish Air Force Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, Fine Molds’ 1/72nd scale kit

You will start seeing more blog posts about my ongoing projects.

One of my goals has been to build a representative collection of aircraft of the Finnish Air Force. I have recently completed a Fokker D.XXI and a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, adding to my collection of now 13 aircraft. So I am thinking that very soon I should build maybe a couple more Fokker D.XXIs, a Fiat G.50bis, a couple of Morane Saulnier M.S.406s, and of course a few more Messerschmitts.

1/72nd scale model of a Fokker D.XXI of the Finnish Air Force
Northrop N-9M built from the Sword 1/72nd scale kit
Grunau Baby IIa glider in 1/72nd scale

Links in picture captions take you to my “build reports” of those models.

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