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Skytrex has two ranges of metal aircraft that fit well together with Wings of War / Wings of Glory: the Red Eagle 1:144th Scale WW1 range and the Action 200 1:200th Scale WW2 range. Note that the Red Eagle range has now moved from Skytrex to Red Eagle Miniatures.

Blenheim IV

The Action 200 1:200th Scale range of metal airplanes from Skytrex fits well together with the WW2 models for Wings of War/Wings Of Glory.

I built the GA345A Blenheim Mk IV for my Battle of Britain campaign. By this time the Mk IV had replaced the Mk I which had been sent to the desert.

The model was good and cast clean. There was however one problem, it was designed to be built wheels-down. This is of course not what you want for an battle, so I had to cut away the doors of the wheel bays and fill with green-stuff.

Skytrex do a range of 1/200th Scale Decals but unfortunately not for British bombers. So I used the 1/144th Scale Decals for fighters AD17 Great Britian Roundels.

As we use the altitude rules during the campaign, I added a peg to the bottom of the aircraft that fits into the Wings Of War stands.

Above: Syytrex Blemheim IV escorted by an Nexus Wings Of War Hurricane Mk I.

Above: With some help from Photoshop, three Blenheims crossing the English coast on their way to bomb German airfields in France. The map came from the Wings Of Glory Aerodrome.

Dornier Do 17 E

The Action 200 1:200th Scale range of metal airplanes from Skytrex fits well together with the WW2 models for Wings of War/Wings Of Glory.

I built the GA463 Dornier 17 for my Battle of Britain campaign. Skytrex don't say what model and I had assumed it was the Z model which was used during the battle. Unfortunately it was the earlier model without the enlarged nose (looks to me like the E-1) it was used in the Spanish Civil War and even in the Polish campaign although by that time it was outnumbered by both the P and Z variants.

I used the 1/200th Scale Decals AD06 German Aircraft Markings (Bomber).

The model was cast clean but there were a couple of problems. The twin-tail unit on one plane was bent and attempts to straighten it out failed. Like the Blenheim, the Dornier was designed to be built wheels-down: this is of course not what you want for an battle, so I had to cut away the doors of the wheel bays and tail wheel and fill with green-stuff.

As we use the altitude rules during the campaign, I added a peg to the bottom of the aircraft that fits into the Wings Of War stands.

Above: Syytrex Dornier Do 17 attacked by an Nexus Wings Of War Hurricane Mk I.

Above: With some help from Photoshop, three Dornier Do 17s crossing the Cliffs of Dover on their way to bomb targets in England. The map came from the Wings Of Glory Aerodrome.

Above: With some help from Photoshop, one dorsal machine gun isn't much to defend with against eight in the Hurricane.

A.E.G. G.IV

The Red Eagle 1:144th Scale WW1 range of metal airplanes from Skytrex fits well together with the WW1 models for Wings of War/Wings Of Glory.

I built the BM242 AEG G IV Bomber for my West Front 1917-18 campaign. The model was good and cast clean. The biplane wings were a bit tricky, but after a few dry runs went on ok. For decals I used AD23 German Crosses 1917 - 18 (Balkan Kreuz x3).

As we didn't use the altitude rules during the campaign, I made a custom terrain-covered base with piano wire.

Above: Syytrex A.E.G. G.IV attacked by an Nexus Wings Of War Sopwith Camel.

Above: A Camel's Eye view of the target.

Fokker D.VIII

The Red Eagle 1:144th Scale WW1 range of metal airplanes from Skytrex fits well together with the WW1 models for Wings of War/Wings Of Glory.

I built the BM215 Fokker EV/D VIII 1918 for my West Front 1917-18 campaign. The model was good and cast clean. The monoplane wings went on easily, although still trickier than the one-piece WW2 models. For decals I used AD23 German Crosses 1917 - 18 (Balkan Kreuz x3).

As we didn't use the altitude rules during the campaign, I made a custom terrain-covered bases with piano wire.

Above: A pair of Skytrex D.VIIIs.