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Airplanes in a Dogfight

This project was built and submitted by a web visitor (Glen) and my thanks go out to him for this great contribution. This is a dogfight scene. It is a Dogfight doubles by Airfix of a Messerschmitt Me262A and De HAvilland Mosquito FB.V1.

Airfix makes this neat series of plane kits where you can build the two planes and it comes with the stand so you can set them up in a dogfight. Usually the kit often contains other things like paints. It's a nice way to get more than one military model and get a unique way to display them! Underneath the pictures I have included some specific links to some of these on if you want to check them out!


Here is a picture of the completed diorama!

An Airfix Doubles Diorama

And here is one of the airplanes in the process of having the glue dry. Notice how he is using rubber bands? Do you think the air force does it the same way? And if so, where do you suppose they get rubber bands that big?

Drying the model

Here is a look at the De Havilland Mosquito.

The Mosquito model completed


And here is the Messerschmidt

Plastic model Messerschmidt

Here is a look at the completed camouflage paint job on the Mosquito before the decals have been applied. I am not 100% positive but it looks like Glen followed the authentic camouflage pattern.

De Havilland Mosquito Model


Airfix doubles

Airfix A50036 1:72 Scale Dogfight Double - Messerschmitt Me110/ Supermarine Spitfire MkIX Twin Set Gift Set inc Paints Glue and Brushes

1-72 Scale. This dogfight scene between the all time classic RAF fighter and one of the Luftwaffes twin engined aircraft can be displayed using the stand included in this gift set. This set also includes 8 Humbrol Acrylic Paints, Humbrol Precision Poly and Paint Brushes.


Airfix A50068

Airfix A50068 1:72 Scale Dogfight Double - De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito/ Messerschmitt Me262 Twin Set Gift Set inc Paints Glue and Brushes

The only Luftwaffe interceptor that stood a real chance of catching and destroying the Mosquito was the first operational jet - the Me262. This dogfight can be displayed on the stand included. This set also includes 8 Humbrol Acrylic Paints, Humbrol Precision Poly and Paint Brushes.


Airfix A50038

Airfix A50038 1:72 Scale Dogfight Double - Junkers Ju-88/ Hawker Hurricane Twin Set Gift Set inc Paints Glue and Brushes

Junkers Ju-88: L278 x W199, Hawker Hurricane MkIb: L170 x W133 Over the skies of Britain in 1940 these two aircraft were often to meet in deadly combat with the Hurricane being more than a match of the intruding light bomber. Display stand included. This set also includes 6 Humbrol Acrylic Paints, Humbrol Precision Poly and Paint Brushes.


Aircraft Diorama thumb

I also have a tutorial where I make something very similar to this. Make a military diorama of aircraft battling So if you want a video and step by step instructions on how to make one of these you should check it out.


European Cafe

Glen has also built and submitted another terrific military diorama. This is a battle scene at a destroyed European Cafe. He gives us some great tips on how to make it look realistic. The European Cafe diorama

The Crashed Spitfire Diorama

Here is an excellent project with a spitfire. 1/72 scale and it shows you how much you can do with a few materials. Learn more and see more pics here The Crashed Spitfire diorama


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