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1/72 Warplanes
Corgi German

Type Single-seat fighter
Corgi item no. 49201
Production run Unlimited

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
Bf 109E, JG-3 "Udet", Hauptmann Hans Von Hahn
Aviation Archive collection. Battle of Britain, Commemorating 60 Years. I think this was my first Emil; it is definitely Corgi's first. Very nice. I wanted to get another copy because this one came with a chip of paint missing from the nose, but could never locate one.

Smoke and mirrors. For those who care, I'm back to the old "mat", which is actually the backside of a poor-quality piece of paneling I found at a big-box building-supply store. The stain applied to the front seeped through to create the splotched pattern that can be seen in these pictures. Should have bought two sheets, because I cut the first one up in so many ways that the entire 4' X 8' panel has now disappeared. The upside-down paneling is covered with an eighth-inch thick sheet of clear plastic -- which attracts dust like mad, and has to be continually cleaned. The dark backdrop is a piece of mid-priced black satin bought at a sewing-supply store, taped to a 24"-square remnant of half-inch plywood. The "sky" is a sheet of printed paper bought at a school-supply store -- my third role -- which is taped to a cardboard bi-fold. The camera is NOT a pinhole in a piece of paper, but everything else is like miniaturized Broadway stage-set fakery.

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