Sunday, January 6, 2013

First Finished in 2013: CY6 Aircraft

Actually, I started these way back in 2012, but just finished them up. The intent here is to play out some Sino-Japanese air war scenario, going as early as 1937. Biplanes! Not quite WW1, which is still on the "to-do" list, but this will do for now.

The Japanese planes are Nakajima Ki-10 Perrys, which saw extensive use in the early war years against China, but were pretty much obsolete by Pearl Harbor. The Chinese have a mix of American and Russian aircraft (and pilots, but shhhh). The biplanes here are Curtiss Hawk IIs. I'd like to get some Hawk IIIs, available from PT Dockyard in 1/300. But if I order from him, I just know I'll want to order some of those lovely looking small craft (read: PT boats). And I do NOT need another period right now! But they do look nice... Both the Perrys and Hawk IIs are from Heroics & Ros.

And of course the other aircraft shown here are Russian I-16s in Chinese markings. These are Scotia minis. I have a few more to paint that might be given Russian markings, allowing for some early skirmishes against the Japanese, or for an expansion to eastern front action, and Finland...

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