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Offline Logan Hartke

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Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« on: February 13, 2013, 03:05:29 PM »
This is the last entry I have planned for this GB, Squadron Leader Bobby Gibbes' Heinkel He 100D-4 Trop HK849 as it appeared in November of 1942.  Note the additional windscreen armor for the pilot.  Talos has had that done for a long while but this is the first profile where I've been able to use it.  Click on the image to view it at 100%.



In October 1942, this Heinkel He 100D-4 Trop (Werknummer unknown) was found on Martuba airfield (LG 4). It was restored to flying condition by mechanics of 3 Squadron RAAF and given the serial number HK849. The plane received standard RAF camouflage used for planes in Africa: Dark Earth and Middle Stone on upper surfaces and sides, lower surfaces were painted with Azure Blue.

This He 100 was flown on 2 November 1942 by Squadron Leader Bobby Gibbes. Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes DSO, DFC & Bar, OAM was a leading Australian fighter ace of World War II. He was officially credited with shooting down 10 enemy aircraft, although his score is often reported as 12 destroyed. Born in rural New South Wales, Gibbes worked as a jackaroo and salesman before joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in February 1940. Posted to the Middle East in May 1941, he became commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF during the North African campaign, where his leadership and fighting skills earned him the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. Besides Gibbes, 'Dora' was also flown by Flight Lieutenant Ron Watt. On 8 December 1942, HK849 was handed over to Gazala where it was piloted mainly by Pilot Officer Reg Pfeiffer.

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 03:13:40 PM »
And here's the progression of the "build" for this profile:

This one took less than a week, having started it on February 8th.  The fantastic book "Captured Me 109s" by Jackiewicz and Wawrzynski was my primary source for this profile, supplemented by Wikipedia research and the wonderful memorial site for 3 Sqn RAAF.

Here's where it stood after the first night.



I started on this before I finished the Marseille bird since I was waiting on the Trop radiator, anyway.  This is as far as I got before I was able to finish the Marseille He 100.




I was able to start again after finishing the Marseille He 100 and do a fitting of the radiator and start on the canopy armor.




Next I added the markings for the first time.  I ended up disliking the red and tweaking it some.  That even applied to Australia's flag on this one.



After some last minute revisions, I was happy to call it done.

I hope you all like it!  Let me know if there are any questions about any stage of the process.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 03:47:50 PM »
I like it very much! Very nice work! :)

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 05:55:01 PM »
 :)
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 05:30:09 AM »
Thanks, lauhof!

:)

I go out of my way to contrive an Australian He 100 complete with an Australian ace for OGL and all I get is a  :)?

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 05:47:14 AM »
Hey, I was time limited as I was waiting to board a flight...
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 05:55:36 AM »
Yeah, yeah... we'll just see when Australia comes up in the rotation next...   :P   ;)

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 06:05:09 AM »
Ooh...sounds like someone is gunning for a stint in the BTS Gulag... C:-)
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 06:07:49 AM »
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 08:41:51 AM »
Bloody peasants!!! C:-)
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 04:56:57 PM »
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 04:22:42 AM »
Good grief guys.... ;D

Nice choice on the camo Logan, it really suits that bird.  Its still my favorite desert camo scheme, something about that blue  :-*

Very nice and believable all around!
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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 03:35:39 AM »
Thanks, Cliffy B!  I was really happy with how this one turned out.

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2021, 01:34:12 AM »
This is the last entry I have planned for this GB, Squadron Leader Bobby Gibbes' Heinkel He 100D-4 Trop HK849 as it appeared in November of 1942.  Note the additional windscreen armor for the pilot.  Talos has had that done for a long while but this is the first profile where I've been able to use it.  Click on the image to view it at 100%.



In October 1942, this Heinkel He 100D-4 Trop (Werknummer unknown) was found on Martuba airfield (LG 4). It was restored to flying condition by mechanics of 3 Squadron RAAF and given the serial number HK849. The plane received standard RAF camouflage used for planes in Africa: Dark Earth and Middle Stone on upper surfaces and sides, lower surfaces were painted with Azure Blue.

This He 100 was flown on 2 November 1942 by Squadron Leader Bobby Gibbes. Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes DSO, DFC & Bar, OAM was a leading Australian fighter ace of World War II. He was officially credited with shooting down 10 enemy aircraft, although his score is often reported as 12 destroyed. Born in rural New South Wales, Gibbes worked as a jackaroo and salesman before joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in February 1940. Posted to the Middle East in May 1941, he became commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF during the North African campaign, where his leadership and fighting skills earned him the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. Besides Gibbes, 'Dora' was also flown by Flight Lieutenant Ron Watt. On 8 December 1942, HK849 was handed over to Gazala where it was piloted mainly by Pilot Officer Reg Pfeiffer.

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Logan


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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Gibbes' Australian He 100D-4 Trop Build Thread - RAAF
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2021, 04:05:56 AM »
Nope. I was never contacted about this at all. Feel free to leave a bad review of it on Amazon citing art theft. I'll reach out on my side, too. Thanks for making me aware of it!