Here is a selection of photos illustrating selected previous projects:
This project has our on-going involvement but initially was limited to the external re-painting of this historic 1944 P-51 Mustang. The work was carried out in early 2007 in close collaboration with North Weald based operater 'Hangar 11 Collection' and Jeff Rushen. A full stencilling scheme was applied using factory drawings together with carefully reproduced manufacturers placards for the landing gear struts. During the winter of 2008/09 we worked closely with Hangar 11 on the complete restoration and detailing of the engine compartment. This in-depth project was centred around the replacement of the engine but included complete strip down and re-finishing of all components from the firewall foreward and the application of authentic stencils, pipeline colour coding and various placards.
Photo credit: Hangar 11 Collection
Supermarine Spitfire IX MJ730
Our very first project, completed back in November 2002. The aircraft is owned by The Fighter Factory and currently based at Virginia beach, USA. The paint scheme is representative of the time this particular aircraft was with 32 Squadron, RAF in late 1944.
Credit: Richard Mallory Allnutt (c:) 2003
Supermarine Seafire 17 - SX336
We were delighted to be involved with the paint scheme for this unique aircraft. Our role was to specify the colours and markings and supervise the application of detailed stencils. We worked closely on this project with North weald based operator Kennett Aviation and Mick Allen Aircraft Resprays.
Photo credit: Gary Brown
Hawker Hurricane IV KZ321
This authentic 6 Squadron 'can opener' logo was applied for the then owner, The Fighter Collection. Once again we worked in collaboration with Alec Kinane. The aircraft has since been sold to Vintage Wings of Canada and is kept in immaculate flying condition.
Photo credit: M R Henniger
Orenburg Yak-3M D-FJAK p/n 0470107
During the winter of 2007/08, owner Chris Vogelgesang elected to re-finish D-FJAK into an historically authentic scheme from the Soviet Air Forces (VVS) of the Second World War. After consultation and the investigation of various options, the decision was taken to replicate Yak-3 "White 100" of the 402 IAP according to the reference photograph of the original specimen. All of the custom markings were developed directly from the project's colour profile artwork - including a full set of maintenance stencils and authentic Soviet colours of the period were supplied to complete the scheme.
D-FJAK's offical web page may be found here.
Flugwerk Fw 190 A-8/N WrkNr. 002
Our latest completed project concerns the historical finish of a full size replica Fw 190, the infamous 'Butcher Bird'. Working once again with our friends at Meier Motors, Bremgarten, Germany, the project was completed for US based collector Jerry Yagen and will shortly be joining his ever expanding Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach.
The chosen markings for this example are those of W.Nr. 550476, 'White 11', an Fw-190A-6 flown by 20 victory ace Oblt. Georg Schott, a Staffel commander with 1./JG-1, based at Deelen, Netherlands in the summer of 1943. The distinctive chequered nose was adopted by JG/1 at this time as a means of identifying their own aircraft and provides a very eye-catching appearance to the completed scheme. This is supplemented by carefully applied mottling and accurately set out Luftwaffe insignia, all applied in matt paint from our own RLM colour range together with bespoke and highly authentic RLM factory stencilling.