More from The Vault. Photos by Brett Green

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Revell 1/72 Focke Wulf FW 200 Condor w/Hs 293 Glide bombs

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The Eduard exterior P/E detail set 72 463 was used on this model. This made a big difference, especially the radar antenna!

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Hasegawa 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X of 455 Squadron R.A.A.F. while based in Scotland.

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These aircraft were mainly employed in the anti-shipping role.

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Tamiya 1/48 Dornier Do 335

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A beautiful kit with very little extra detail added.

Tamiya 1/35 Hetzer. Photos by Brett Green

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Tamiya 1/35 Hetzer. This is a vehicle from 1./Gebirgs-Panzerjager-Abteilung 95, 3 Geberirgsdivision, Tatra Mountains, Czechoslovakia, Jan ’45.

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This was my first attempt at the hairspray  method of weathering. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was doing but the result was OK.

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The VOYAGERMODEL P/E detail set was used on this model.

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The detail on the kit’s MG 34 is beautiful.

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The kit’s plastic grab-handles were replaced with brass wire bent to shape.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX. Photos by Brett Green and me.

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Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX of 453 Squadron RAAF at Hornchurch April 1943.

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This aircraft started life as a Mk V and was converted to Mk IX standard by Rolls Royce. It was flown by Wing Commander John Ratten in June 1943.

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Wing Commander Ratten was credited with 2 kills, 2 shared, 1 probable and 2 damaged before being killed in action in Feb ’45.

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Finished Rolls Royce Merlin engine fitted to the main airframe.

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Just waiting for prop and cowling panels to be fitted.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk8. Photos by Brett Green.

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Mk8 Spitfire of 457 Squadron RAAF built by Brett Green and painted, weathered and detailed by me.

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Tamiya 1/35 Marder III Ausf.M Photos by Brett Green

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Tamiya 1/35 Marder III Ausf.M Photos by Brett Green. This was a commission build I did in ’09 .

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Major components complete and waiting for paint before final assembly. Aber’s remarkable P/E set and turned aluminium barrel with brass muzzle brake were used on this model.

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This close-up shows some of the photo etch detail to which I also added some extra wiring and the canvas ammunition rack covers made from tissue paper socked in white glue.

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This vehicle was photographed after its surrender at Armsfoot in May ’45.

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Tamiya’s turned brass 7.5 cm projectile set was added to the ammo racks.

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Tamiya 1/35 Marder III Ausf.M Photos by Brett Green

From the Vault

These are some early analogue shots of 1/48 Focke Wulfs taken by Brett Green back in the 90s. All these models were commission jobs, accept for the Trimaster D-9 ‘blue 1’, which is the second, and last, D-9 from this manufacturer that I ever built for myself. The Ta 152 C was the first collaboration build by Brett and me. We split the fee 50/50.

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1/48 Dragon (Trimaster) FW 190 A-8/R2 of 9./JG 54 (III. Gruppe). Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Dragon (Trimaster) FW 190 A-8/R2 of 9./JG 54 (III. Gruppe). Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Trimaster FW 190 D-9 of IV/JG 3. This aircraft is believed to have been flown by Oblt Oscar Romm. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Trimaster FW 190 D-9 of IV/JG 3. This aircraft is believed to have been flown by Oblt Oscar Romm. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Tamiya FW 190 D-9  of 6./JG 6. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Tamiya FW 190 D-9 of 7./JG 26. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Tamiya FW 190 D-9 of 7./JG 26. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Tamiya FW 190 D-9 of 7./JG 26. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Trimaster Fw Ta 152 C. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Trimaster Fw Ta 152 C. Photo by Brett Green

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1/48 Trimaster Fw Ta 152 C. Photo by Brett Green

Hasegawa 1/32 Me Bf 109 G-10/R3. Photos by Brett Green

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Hasegawa 1/32 Me Bf 109 G-10/R3 of 10./ JG51 based in East Prussia and flown by 26 victory ace Fw. Horst Petzschler.

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Petzschler flew this aircraft to Sweden on May 4, 1945 to escape the advancing Soviet forces.

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The model has a replacement spinner and chin radiator fairing both from Eagle Parts.

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All tyres were flat spotted.

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Some extra scratch-built  detail was added to the cockpit. This included seat belts, handles and wiring.

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The chipping on the wing root was done with a silver artist’s pencil.