Saturday, 28 June 2014

WW1 aircraft

Here are a couple of shots of the first of a batch of WW1 aircraft I'm tinkering with.  On the left a Fokker Dr1 triplane (H&RGWA303) and on the right a Sopwith Camel (H&RGWA101).  The triplane is painted flat red with hand painted iron crosses,  The Camel is in khaki grey with hand painted roundels.  Both have been washed with army painter dark ink.

At last a chance to relive the stories that thrilled me as a boy, Capt W.E. Johns "Biggles" books, especially "Pioneer Air Fighter", "266" and "The Camels are coming", as well as Nordoff and Hall's "Falcons of France" and of course "Aces High".

I thought these were going to be really tricky to put together, but in the end they turned out to be surprisingly easy and look really good considering the scale.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Ah the wonders of Biggles! I've got most (possibly all) of the books somewhere! Are these to join your WW1 6mm troops? And if so have you a rules set in mind?

  2. Thanks Rick. I picked up a copy of the revised GW Spearhead, which looks quite good. I was also chatting with Will about using Black Powder with a few tweaks for the big battles of 1914, before trench warfare set in. I managed to read about 60% of the Biggles and Gimlet books, most of mine date from the late 50's and 60's so are pretty fragile now although Amazon were selling reprints a couple of years back including most of the WW1 stories.