Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aircraft Mass Building

As part of my Battle of Berlin plan, I am building Bf-109 aircraft. These are the Heller kit, 1/72nd scale plastic. Did I mention I was going to build ten at a time?

These worthy volunteers have chosen a career in aviation. The Heller kit does not come with a pilot and I like pilots in my planes.

These pilots came from several walks of life, including being Kibri people. Kibri kits sometime have rather mannequin type figures.

Building ten kits at once is it's own skill. First I build one as a training exercise. Then I build another for more training and incorporating shortcuts that I came up with during the construction of the first one. Then I build a third one using all the shortcuts and making annotations to the instructions.

A photo of the practice ones along with a couple others from Matchbox and Hasagawa.


Bob G. said...

Now THAT is impressive!

Got your OWN jagdgeschwader going on.

I'd wager the Reich would have loved to be able to field aircraft as quickly as YOU do...
(glad they didn't)

At least if one gets mucked up, you've got SPARE PARTS!
(or a "crash" diorama)

Carry on.

Bunkermeister said...

Hi Bob, G' lad you liked it.

ModernKiwi said...

Hi Mike. Did the Germans even have 10 flying 109's by the stage of the Battle of Berlin?

Cool idea with the mass production anyway.


Bunkermeister said...

Hi ModernKiwi,

Yes, on the Russian Front the Germans were able to achieve limited air superority right up to the end.

When Ritter Von Griem flew into Berlin in the last days, he had over 100 aircraft as an escort.