After the Americans fell in
league with the Imperial Japanese conquest, the South Pacific fell prey to the
combined juggernaught of American and Japanese allies. The Soviet Union had
fallen prior to the war, in one of the shortest revolutions ever. Ever since,
Russia has been synonymous with Switzerland: both were neutral. The impact of
the attacks on both German and British interests were both aligned. They only
needed a solidifier. With the cease fire between Germany and Britain being
called in 1941, it was the death of Hitler, by suspicious means, and the
placement of Georing as Chancelor in his place, that lead to the formalization
of the alliance between the two powers. They combined as never before, sharing
not only philosophy on fighter design, but actual companies.
production unit was merged with a British conglomerate of well known companies.
The resulting brainstorm took a year to produce, but was greatly needed in the
pacific, and increasingly in South American and along the East Coast of the USA.
This fighter finally made its debut in mid 1942, just in time to stave off the
waves of supercharged P40 SeaHawks from the invasion of Columbia.
The kits are two RoG 1/72 WW2 fighters. One is British the other German. If you have not already guessed, they are a Hurricane and a Fw190. I had the idea to cut up these old and somewhat broken models (something I shuddered to think about ever doing before) with my new Dremel tool and seeing what I could do. Little did I think that I had NO PUTTY! AAAGH!
So anyways I rushed these for Silly Week. I have no markings, thus the bare
color. I did however have a full back story and paint scheme in mind once I
Photos and text © by Mark Miller