**** DONE: Fiat G-50 FA-26 the Finnish Air Force - VVS/Eastern Front GB

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, Mar 19, 2011
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    VVS/Eastern Front GB - Fiat G-50 FA-26 Flown by W.O. Oiva Tuominen Finnish Air Force

    UserName / Name : Wayne Little
    Category : Non Competing – Judge
    Kit : Sector / Hasegawa Rebox 1/48 Fiat G-50
    Accessories : Seatbelts maybe? Basically a Simple Out-of-Box Quickie..!

    I am moving to the Northern sector of the Eastern Front with this build where a
    ‘little” skirmish occurred between Finland and Russia, known as the Continuation War.....

    Oiva Tuominen first flew FA-26 marked as “Blue 6” in Lentolaivue 26 during the Continuation War in 1941, he scored 13 victories, 9 of which were scored with “Blue 6”. The aircraft was initially camouflaged in Italian Colours.
    The aircraft was then repainted during a major overhaul in an overall Olive Green on it’s upper surface, it was then marked as “White 5”.
    A further 10 victories followed in 1942, 4 of these in ‘White 5” making Warrant officer Oiva Tuominen the top scorer in the Fiat G-50 with a total of 23 victories in the type.

    I will be modelling the latter “White 5” as I have already done “Blue 6”.

    “”Oiva Tuominen(1908-1976) was a Finnish fighter ace and Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. He achieved his first aerial victories in the Winter War flying Fokker D.XXI(1 1/2 victories) and then later flew Gloster Gladiator Mk.II achieving 6 and a half aerial victories, which makes him the most successful Finnish biplane pilot. In Continuation War he became the most successful Finnish Fiat G.50 pilot for scoring 23 victories with the aircraft. Later in the war he also flew Messerschmitt Bf 109 G and shot down 13 more enemy aircraft, bringing his total kill count to 44.”

    Image Sources:
    Fiat G.50 By Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman
    Finnish Fighter Aces Kalevi Keskinen, Kari Stenman and Klaus Niska.
     

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    A very interesting subject for modelling. Looking forward to the build. :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Wojtek, been wanting to get this one done for some time...want to complete a Finnish MS-406 and Hurricane too!
     
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    Look forward to your build Wayne
     
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    A very interesting subject for me too. Looking forward to the build and very impatient
     
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    Thanks Guys, this will not take long...there are not a lot of parts to deal with....
     
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    Well, didn't see this one coming. Cool subject Wayne! Looking forward to see your build.
     
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    great choice Wayne, i like those tail markings
     
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    #9 javlin, Mar 19, 2011
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    This will be a cool one Wayne :thumbleft: Now the way you did the bio on the pilot sounds like he survived the war?That always for me makes the individual alittle more interesting.

    great choice Wayne, I like those tail markingsI think that attracted the ole boy some myself?Kinda reminded me also of the JU88 which this will be a blink of the eye to that build's time frame ;)
     
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    A nice change from the 'norm' for eastern front birds. Good one mate!
     
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    Nice addition Wayne!
     
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    Excellent choice!
     
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    Nice subject!
    I like to see an Italian bird replicated, even if in Finnish colors.
    Alberto
     
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    Very nice choice Wayne and even though you say a quick build...............mmmmm..........we will see. That tail art will look stunning, do you have it as a decal or are you working from scratch?
     
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    Good choice of subject Wayne. Will be interesting to watch.
     
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    It WILL be quick....! and yes a decal for the tail art.

    Thanks for your interest fellas...! :)
     
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    Some progress.....colour applied for the cockpit, this will be real simple, bit more paint and detail, seat belts only to come, you can't see much anyway!

    ...and the cowl parts are on the go...
     

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    A nice beginning My Bro... keep working on. :D
     
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    Thanks Wojtek...
     
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    Looking good, and got to be your quickest build yet!
     
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