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Eelco Gregoire (Eelco)
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Angry bunny

C Flown by Lt. Eduard Kleinkönnig, JG 9, Kolguyev Island, 1946 (Fictional)
P-40E coded '59' was discovered by members of JG 9 preserved in ice on one of the Kolguyev Island plains. The method by which the aircraft got on the island, and under what circumstances, are a matter of speculation. Not even the locals were able to shed any light on the mystery. The assumption that the aircraft was a Kittyhawk of the Northern Fleet, who's pilot became disoriented and bellied in along the beach of the island, sucking the last of his fumes out of his empty tanks, is a good one. If the landing didn't kill him, surely the carnivorous penguins of the island did. Later, the aircraft was transported to the JG 9 airfield, and brought to airworthy status, and was used on harassment raids against said penguins. For a more effective appearance for this role, Lt. Kleinkönnig had his aircraft adorned with the skull of a rabbit and crossed carrots. The mission markings behind the cockpit, according to Kleinkönig's memoirs,denotedsuccessfulanti-penguinpatrols,theyellowmarkingsdesignatedyolky-palkyattacks,andtheredsymbolizedsuccessfulnapalm 'rings of fire'.

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1:32 P-40E (Eduard BFC034)
 

Comments

20 | 29. August, 15:32
29. August, 20:56
Rui S
Cool story and great paintjob & weathering
29. August, 22:49
Neuling
Top notch! Excellent weathering and figure painting!
30. August, 09:24
Eelco Gregoire
Thanx guys, I had big fun with this project. :)
1. September, 20:45
Roland Gunslinger
You asked for a dogfight? I think I'll wait until my ME-109 is ready :D

Thats a beautiful build I like the "extreme" weathering. This makes the rabbit appear even more aggressive!
16. September, 20:11
James C
Gorgeous!
16. September, 20:13
Daniel Klink
Beautiful and very cool scheme for that plane wow....
A real stunner Eelco Great and thanks for showing
16. September, 20:16
Eelco Gregoire
Thanx guys! Glad you liked it!
@Roland, bring on the hun!
17. September, 17:44
24. September, 12:35
Eelco Gregoire
Merci Laurent!
25. September, 19:19

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