Sunday, August 18, 2013

Some new photos of wrecks from Warsaw (sic!)

Photos were made last year at field exposure of  Polish Army Museum at Warsaw. 
No words to describe how aircrafts are treated. Soon they'll be relicts and... wrecks (sic!).

At photos:
Mig's "alley"
and An-2

Junkers Ju 88 Volume One by Wiliam A. Medcalf

Here's photo of brand new book with my scale plans. You can find here scale plans of various Ju 88's (from prototypes till late night versions). Ju 188 (two variants). Ju 288 V 103 (plans made thanks of courtesy of Mr Peter Achs - very thanks again). Ju 388.

Have notice that here are excellent colour profiles made by my friends: Simon Schatz and Janusz Światłoń.

I would like to thanks Robert Forsyth and Eddie J. Creek.

Friday, June 14, 2013

F4U-5N USS "Princeton" Korean War

This time I present one of most interesting and beautiful paintings of US Corsair's.
F4U-5N (BuNo 124453) “Annie-Mo” Personal mount of Lt. Guy P. Bordelon, VC-3 night fighter squadron. It was served during Korean War at USS “PRINCETON”. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Few steps to finish

Another aircraft almost finished. This time section of Ju 88 A-4 trop. I've decided to add more shadow/lights effect than normally. And add perspective "fog". For few days it will be finished. 

Cross section of the wing is like real aircraft. Ventral engine's gondola is slighty saturated to add much more 3d effect.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair 1946

This time I publish one of the best US fighter - F4U-4 Corsair. This one was from US Navy VF-82.  Serial number: 82-F-24. It was served on CV-15 USS Randolph, at 1946.

USS Randolph (CV/CVA/CVS-15) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

My work at Dorking Museum

Thanks to Nick my hypothetical color reconstruction of Ju 88 A-4 is at Dorking Museum:

Here's exact link:

Below some photos courtesy to Nick - thanks a lot ;)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Il 2 of LWP (Polish Air Force)

This Il 2 was used just after war at Polish Air Force. Standard late war tricolor camouflage. Note hand painted nb. 96 and big polish sign at cowling of engine. 

Ilyushin Il-2 AM-38F Leningrad’s front. White “17”

Ilyushin Il-2 AM-38F 
Leningrad’s front. White “17”
 Aircraft were painted according to the directive n°2389/0133 of July 3, 1943. Upper surfaces were painted standard tricolor scheme: light brown (AMT-1), dark green (AMT-4), dark grey (AMT-12). Under surfaces were painted light blue (AMT-7)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ju 88 A-4 4D+FP 6./KG 30 next episode:

Here's photo of small exibition. At crash place. Soon there will be my color profile:
(I've got photo thanks to coordinator of this project: Nick Yeomans - many thanks Nick :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Soon at

Soon at: I'm starting cooperation with this site. There will be my color profiles of plenty aircrafts, drawings and sketches. The best aviation artists are here so... let's rock:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ju 88 A-4 4D+FP 6./KG 30 final view

Here's final of my reconstruction. Thanks to forum guests and Nick who ordered that profile.

Of course if there would be any new informations about that Junkers, I'll come back to this.

Ju 88 A-4 6./KG 30 - another reconstruction

After discussion at forums - LEMB, 12'o clock. I've prepared third version of hypothetical view of Ju 88 A-4 of 6./KG 30. Aircraft was built at 1942 year - so the most probably it had standard RLM 70 / RLM 71 camouflage. 
I've decided to pattern this one with wellmunster RLM 76 waves and RLM 22 waves under engine's cowlings. Bottom of aircraft is black.

Balkenkreuz and code nb are in my reconstruction repainted by any color. 
I've left code nb black and spinners at RLM 70 - we have no info about it.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ju 88 found at Baltic Sea

Very interesting news of today. 
At polish territorial waters the crew of ORP Arctowski have found wreck of aircraft.The most probably it is Ju 88:

Here's link to photos:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ju 88 A-4 VI./KG 30

This time I'm starting with new Ju 88 A-4 of KG 30. 
What is the most interesting, that we don't have any photographs. Only few parts of aircraft: 

Ju88A-4 Werke Nr. 140099 which crashed in the UK on 13/14 March 1944. The aircraft was from 6/KG30 and was coded 4D+FP. 
"The camouflage of the upper surfaces was a light blue-grey mottled dark green. The undersurfaces were spray painted black, whilst the engine cowlings were yellow with wavy lines of black."
And that's all. Maybe someone could help with it.
This profiles will be printed and exposed near to relicts of described Ju 88 A-4, so I would like to reconstruct this the most perfect I can. 

My idea of painting:
  1. Bottom parts painted black RLM 22
  2. Upper surfaces RLM 76 - a litlle bit darker variant
  3. Mottled green - RLM 70
  4. Cross - RLM 66
Any comments?

Junkers Ju88A-4
6 Sfaffel/Kampfgeschwader 30
Werke Nr. 140099
Code : 4D + FP
Crashed : 23.05 hours 14 March 1944
Location : Blackbrook, North Holmwood, Surrey, England

Pilot : Unteroffizier Gerhard Straube
Observer : Unteroffizier Alfred Schiffmann
Radio Operator : Unteroffizier Hans Sing
Gunner : Gefreiter Heinz Wende

All the crew were sadly killed. Only Straube's body could be identified.

The aircraft was shot down by a Mosquito NFXIII from 96 Squadron : pilot - F/O Norman Head, navigator F/O Arthur Andrews.

Another corelation:


Monday, February 4, 2013

Ju 88 A-4 KG 51

Ju 88 A-4; W.Nr. 1050, coded 9K+FB of Stab I./KG 51, flown by Hptm. Heinrich Hahn, Kommandeur of I./KG 54, Romania, autumn 1941.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Junkers Ju 88 A-4 trop. 2./NJG 2

Junkers Ju 88 A-4 trop; coded R4+DK of 2./NJG 2, Catania, Sicily, spring 1942.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Junkers Ju 88 A-4. KG 3.

Junkers Ju 88 A-4; W.Nr. 2240, coded 5K+CA of StabSt./KG 3, flown by Obst. Heinrich Conrady, Kommodore of KG 3, Dno, Russia, spring 1942.

Ilyushin Il-2 AM-38F white 37

Another one Ilyushin Il-2 AM-38F; white 37. Early style two tone painting (black/green). Early style red stars.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

F6F Hellcat

F6F-5 Hellcat of VF-17, CV-12 Hornet. All over aircraft were painted Gloss Sea Blue. Operation Heaven One and Ten-ichi-gō - Iwo Jima,  april 1945This aircraft took part at operation of destroying Japanese battleship Yamato.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G/K

Another Kagero book with my scale plans:

Sopwith Camel & S.E. 5a

WW I series of scale plans and color profiles. S.E. 5a and Sopwith  Camel. 

Junkers Ju 88 A-4 trop.

Junkers Ju 88 A-4 trop; W.Nr. 550396, coded B3+MH of 1./KG 54, crew: Uffz. Drago Karl Verhove (pilot), Uffz. Heinrich Schürmann (Bombenschütze), Uffz. Robert Schneider (radio operator), Ogefr. Georg Fellner (Bordschütze); Dübendorf, Switzerland, 21 October 1943.

Friday, January 25, 2013

13.(Slow.)/JG52 MMP

Color profiles of different Bf 109 G's

The story of the Slovak Air Arm’s 13th Squadron is recounted, from its formation following the break-up of Czechoslovakia, through combat on the Eastern Front as part of JG.52, to homeland defence against the USAAF and then action against its former allies, the Germans. With its history maligned and discredited under Communist rule, the true story of this very successful fighter unit can now be told. Mostly flying Bf109s of various versions, the unit also achieved the final biplane aerial victory, as late as 1944, when an Avia B.534 shot down a Ju52.


Almost all Ju 88 A versions - scale plans at 1/72

Sized A4, softcover, 48 pages, English/German text, bilingual captions, about 100 previously unreleased b/w photographs, with coloured illustrations and four-view drawings.
Author: Henry Hoppe
ISBN: 978-3-935687-41-9

Heinkel He 111 (3) AIRDOC

He 111 - scale plans H-6 to H-20

Part 3 – The late variants H-6 to H-20 and Z
Sized A4, 68 pages, softcover, about 130 b/w photographs, English/German text, coloured side profiles and four-view drawings, b/w scale drawings.
Author: Manfred Griehl
ISBN: 978-3-935687-49-2

Princes of Darkness

Base drawings made by me. Simon Schatz made his color profiles.

Princes of Darkness
The lives of Luftwaffe night fighter aces Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Egmont Prinz zu Lippe-Weissenfeld
Claire Rose Knott
Classic Publication
ISBN 978-1-903223-95-6

Seconde Guerre Mondiale

Thierry Vallet used my drawing as basing layer for his excellent Il-2 profile.

Top Drawings

Another two titles:

My works at Kagero books - Monographs

2002-2013 Kagero: