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That is so awesome!   I can’t wait to see some color on this one Vaugn.   You need a guy in there sporting some vintage goggles man!   

 

Kind regards,

 

Troy 

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Hey all, It's done. Been a long old haul this summer, lots going on, the finish fought me tooth and nail, but finally.. FINALLY it's done. It's also bitter sweet as you will see.... but enough talking.. Beauty shots !!

 

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Now comes the bitter sweet part... A dear friend back east, the youngest (aged 28) member of our model group was hit by cancer in November last year. I wanted to have this done for her and her name on it but she passed Sept 14th, one week before I finished.

 

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Kaitlin  Perks was an amazing modeler and a much loved club member..

 

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so in her honor and memory...

 

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I was really taken back (Kaitan ) when I read the last part of the update.   Bittersweet for sure.   What a tribute to her with the added name on the kit.  We’re only on this lovely planet for a limited amount of time but 28 is surely too soon for anyone to comprehend.   

 

Lovely efforts on this spectacular “one of a kind” kit Vaughn.  I’m sure this one will have a special place in your collection.  

 

Thank you you for sharing this epic journey with us.

 

Troy  

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On 9/29/2018 at 6:03 PM, Troy Molitor said:

I was really taken back (Kaitan ) when I read the last part of the update.   Bittersweet for sure.   What a tribute to her with the added name on the kit.  We’re only on this lovely planet for a limited amount of time but 28 is surely too soon for anyone to comprehend.   

 

Lovely efforts on this spectacular “one of a kind” kit Vaughn.  I’m sure this one will have a special place in your collection.  

 

Thank you you for sharing this epic journey with us.

 

Troy  

 

Thanks Troy.. ya, taken way too soon. It certainly grabs the eye. I had it out to the GOMBs contest here in Calgary.. didn't place but got a lot of attention.

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On 9/29/2018 at 7:46 PM, LSP_Kevin said:

Terrific build, Vaughn, and as you say, a bittersweet conclusion. 28 is way too young, but your tribute is well made.

 

Kev

 

Thanks Kev.

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Posted (edited)

I had been playing with a back story for this ship, but the way things fell out I was just too stressed and bummed out with Kaitlin's passing that I just wasn't in the mood to write till now. So......

 

With the rise of the industrial age in the late 1800's and the discovery of anti grav early in the 1900's WW I came to a very different conclusion. The Imperial powers fought themselves to a stand still and shocked by the bloodbaths of the early land battles agreed to a truce in place that developed into an uneasy peace. Germany conceded some of her land gains in France but held onto most of it. The German Imperial government stayed in power. The revolution in Russia failed and the leaders were shot, the German problems with communists in the Fatherland was dealt with violently and decisively. The rise of national socialism was just a minor fringe group that sputtered and went nowhere.

 

With everyone dissatisfied war was inevitable and in 1939 France declared war on Germany to get her land and peoples back. Russia, ever the troublemaker supported France and England with her strong Imperial ties within the royal families reluctantly  came in on the side of Germany. Much of the anti grave tech had been developed and the Fokker 109 E had become one of Germany's best fighters of the late 1930's. Women had successfully fought to get into the new Luftwaffe and this fighter, flown by Oberleutnant Eva Hartman was part of Jasta 26. Her cousin Kaitlin Perks  had been a Sgt. pilot in the RAF and had fallen early in the conflict in a wild dogfight with a French fighter. They had been close friends and had both been 'airplane crazy' sense childhood. Eva painted Kaitlin's name on her Fokker and was determined to get revenge. Germany had held onto it's African colonies and with the Russian aggression, fighter Jasta's in North Africa were staged forward through Turkey into the fight. This sun bleached, sand scoured but very nimble and dangerous fighter is soon to take to the 'killer skies'...

 

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