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Corgi's Colorful Swallows
These colorful late war diecast add some zip to any collection, and the colors are somewhat reminiscent of the schemes found on German planes in WWI. Unfortunately, the models were all manufactured in the middle years of Corgi's diecast reign, so each has some quality issues, most notably scratches and dings and thinly applied paint. Green 1 was manufactured in 2007 for the U.S. market, and was packaged in the black box with slip cover. It was also part of the token program. Both Yellow 5 and the Nowotny came in the red-striped picture boxes; Yellow 5 was manufactured in 2005, and the Nowotny was manufactured in 2006. Of the three, I find the Nowotny most appealing, though Yellow 5 was easiest to photograph. Green 1 was a pain in the subject, and I'm still not happy with the pictures; the saturation setting was critical, because too much of same produced a really garish green.

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Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a
"Yellow 5", Unteroffizier Anton Schoppler, "World War II, The End
of the War in Europe"
Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A
"Green 1", Maj. Rudolf Sinner,
Gruppenkommandeur III./JG7,
Brandenburg-Briest, 1945
Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a
Major Walter 'Nowi' Nowotny,
Kommando Nowotny
"Birth of the Jet Engine"
Type Fighter
Corgi item AA35702
Run amt. 0419 of 3690
Type Fighter
Corgi item US35705
Run amt. 0403 of 2140
Type Fighter
Corgi item AA35706
Run amt. 2654 of 2980
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Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2013


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