Black and White album
For years I have loved trying to emulate the old b/w photos of WWII. I used to do this when I worked in photography and had access to b/w darkroom facilities, but those days are long gone and I have only recently discovered the joys of Photoshop. Here are the results of quite a few hours of experimentation and luck. I have included the original colour shots at the bottom of the post.
Hasegawa 1/32 Me bf 109 G6 as flown by Lt Eric Hartman Russian front ’43.
Hasegawa 1/32 Me bf 109 G6, Eric Hartman. From the other side.
Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 D9 of JV44 as flown by Lt Heinz Sachsenburg. The slogan on the fuselage is a Bavarian saying and reads ‘Verkaaft’s mei Gwand ‘I foahr in himmel!’ (Sell my Clothes I’m going to heaven!). There were several of these D9s that flew top cover for the units Me 262s when they were in their vulnerable takeoff and landing stages. These Fw 190s had their bellies painted red with white stripes so as to be more easily identified by their own AA gunners.
Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 D9 of JV44 as flown by Lt Heinz Sachsenburg.
Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/22 Ausf. D Czechoslovakia May ’45.The 251/22 with its Pak 40 gun is a real favourite of mine. I shot this one in black and white so there is no colour original.