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109 Down!

I've been building for a while now and have finished many models as would have appeared when initially delivered for service-out of the box so to speak. While I find this fulfilling, I have started to look for ways to make my models more unique. My first efforts were to build the uncommon aircraft, prototypes, training aircraft, or one offs such as this Me 109 Two Seater pictured above.

But, I still felt there was an aspect of these aircraft I was missing in my efforts to document their past. Then, through my reading and research I started to see others touching on an intriguing aspect-downed aircraft. I saw Shep Paine's "Lady Be Good" and thought to myself, "This is something I need to try." Where to start? I didn't want to start with too big a project as it could be a total disaster (no pun). I'd always been focused toward the Luftwaffe so why not another 109 but this time showing what happens when it was used in combat.

About the Author

About Chuck Shanley (CRS)

I've been building kits since about the mid 1950's. I've built all kinds of subjects, but for the past 20 years or so I've seemed to focus mainly on 1/72 Aircraft and Armor. Why 1/72, mainly for space conservation I build alot. I build primarily for my own enjoyment, and Armorama has helped to en...


wow he did a nice job on that plane.....
AUG 12, 2003 - 11:22 AM
I like the dio, I've been thinking of doing one of maybe the Apaches that went down in Iraq, but I'm afraid i may overdue the damage, and I haven't seen any pictures of their crash sites
AUG 12, 2003 - 12:44 PM
:-) Great Job, Chuck That pilot looks like he is running for his life.
AUG 12, 2003 - 07:31 PM
Looks fantastic! Stephen
AUG 13, 2003 - 08:13 AM
i saw the article. very cool dio. i like it, i thought to make a crashed bf 110
AUG 13, 2003 - 08:18 AM
Beautiful plane, even better crash. Good job.
AUG 27, 2003 - 06:11 PM