|Two types of Corgi 1/72
camo schemes always seem to be at the bottom in popularity: winter
white and desert tan. Models in these colors often linger for years
on vendor's sales lists, and are often hastened off the lists by
being sold to other vendors (the greater fool theory, you know).
I'm not sure if that's how the business works, but I have noticed
models disappearing from a vendor's site only to suddenly reappear
in that same seller's inventory, and to remain there for years.
For me, the only reason I have so many desert tan and winter white
types is because I'm a Corgi junky, and can't resist buying them.
(Even my psychiatrist says I should have my head examined!)
I own several German desert-tan types, but for the life of me,
I can't say how many. With diecast boxes piled high and deep,
I have to rely on my Excel spreadsheet to determine how many Corgis
I have and what type. However, that list isn't particularly helpful
when trying to determine camo colors. (Note to self: When you
finally get that time machine, go back and tell yourself to add
a color column to Excel...and to get out of the stock market in
2007.) Ultimately, in the pile, I finally found one Ju 88A (AA36701),
two Fw 190s (AA34304 and AA34305), three Ju 87s (AA32502, AA32504,
and AA32506), and two Bf 109Es (AA32105 and US32106). The '88,
both '190s, one '87, and one '109 are painted some form of Sahara
sand (let's call it), with sky blue or light tan undersides. Two
'87s (one described here) and one '109 (also described here) have
splotches applied over the sand color. These splotch models (let's
call them) are generally the best looking, "best" being
another word for "interesting". The non-splotch '109
is a Legends model, and even though it has some serious faults
(no tropical filter, yellow painted carb intake, and mis-aligned
landing gear), the ribs on the canopy are better painted on that
cheaper model, as are the gun barrels, and the prop hub.
Anyway, here are two German diecast classics from Corgi.