Category Archives: Theme Build

Theme Build 5

Spitfire It seems obvious to have a Theme Build of all one type of aircraft. And there’s a few types I have many examples of. I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I have so many Mustangs I hardly … Continue reading

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Theme Build 4 – Complete

Captured! This group all represented captured fighters(ish). From very early until shortly after the War. These were all fairly simple builds, only the Do 335 got a little complicated, but that was mainly due to a more involved finish (natural … Continue reading

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Theme Build 4

Captured! What happens when an aircraft is captured by an opposing combatant? No surprise the best answer may be “it depends”. The vast majority of captured aircraft will be wreckage. Either brought down in combat or captured in a damaged … Continue reading

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Theme Build 3 – Complete

Prototypes We looked at a wide variety of prototypes, from the first of a long and famous line to highly experimental. For me this was also an opportunity to dip my toe into “limited run” model kits. I’m pretty happy … Continue reading

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Theme Build 3

Prototypes I think most often when we think of prototype aircraft its as the first example of some famous type. But of course the term actually has much broader usage. There are actually four completely different sorts of prototypes I’ll … Continue reading

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Theme Build 2 — Complete

Hypothetical I think this Theme tripled the number of “Hypothetical” builds I’ve done! The Rufe may better count as speculative, or something milder than hypothetical. But they were all ideas I’d kicked around in my little brain for a few … Continue reading

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Theme Build 2

Hypothetical I would guess the idea of “Hypothetical” builds immediately conjures thoughts of “Luftwaffe ’46” subjects for most of us. Back in the ’90s I think there were whole TV series built on this idea! Although such subjects do have … Continue reading

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Theme Build 1 – Complete

Light Aircraft (Liaison/Support/Training) That was fun, and took a little longer than I expected. I don’t think I’ll revisit this theme, but I still have another Stearman and Bf 108 that will show up some other way at a later … Continue reading

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Theme Build 1

Light Aircraft (Liaison/Support/Training) Today I started work on my first “themed build”. It will have very little impact on how this site works, it just means I’ll have a number of related completions. I’ve mentioned before a method to my … Continue reading

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