1/48 Biplane - Gold Medal

1/48 Biplane – Gold Medal, Albatros D.V

It’s that time of the year again and the 7th straight year that I have brought some of my models to Nordic-Con Scale Model Competition. The venue shifted to a different corner of the Twin Cities, this time close to historic Fort Snelling and the international airport at the Boy Scouts of America’s Base Camp. I had brought only one aircraft this year, the Albatros D.V seen above.

There were a fair number of biplanes on display, mostly in the 1/48th scale genre.

Grumman F3F

Grumman F3F

Fokker Eindecker

Fokker Eindecker

Albatros CIII

Albatros CIII

Albatros D.IV

Albatros D.IV

Pfalz D.IIIa

Pfalz D.IIIa

Roland D.VI by Wingnuts, Best Biplane of Show

Roland D.VI by Wingnuts, Best Biplane of Show

Nieuport 25

Nieuport 25

The Luftwaffe is always very popular and well-represented at most shows. This year, there were quite a few Bf 110’s around.

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Throw in a few TA-152 and Bf109’s…..

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And the Luftwaffe always provides the most challenging paint schemes….

Ju88 with a false "cage" nose with frontal cannons to fool Allied fighters

Ju88 with a false “cage” nose with frontal cannons to fool Allied fighters

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The allies are well-represented too…

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And jets, all kinds of jets…what will modelers do without them!

Top Gun collection

Top Gun collection

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Kittyhawk's new F-35 Lightning II

Kittyhawk’s new F-35 Lightning II

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Czech MiG 29

Czech MiG 29

Awesome digital camo for MiG29

Awesome digital camo for MiG29

1/32 scale F14 Tomcat

1/32 scale F14 Tomcat

Some very lovely propeller airliners…

Pre-war Lufthansa Tante Ju

Pre-war Lufthansa Tante Ju

North Central DC3

North Central DC3

Braniff DC-7C

Braniff DC-7C

This one is not an airliner...US Navy Hawkeye

This one is not an airliner…US Navy Hawkeye

Egg-shaped Lightning

Egg-shaped Lightning

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