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ICM 1/48: Dornier Do 17Z in Finnish service
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: December 06, 2016
KitMaker: 132 posts
AeroScale: 117 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 09:05 PM UTC
Hi mates!!!

I've had two long-term projects for some time now. On the one hand the topic "Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri)", on the other hand the topic "Finnish Air Force (Suomen Ilmavoimat)".
Today I want to show you my Finnish Dornier Do 17Z in winter camo.

For information ..... showing swastikas in public is illegal in Germany. My Pichoster is from Germany, so I had to cover the Finnish insignia ("Hakaristi") for the photos ... sorry !!!!

The Finnish swastika ("Hakaristi") has a different meaning than the Nazi one. Although Finland fought until 1944 on the side of Nazi Germany.
In 1918, the Swedish "Baron Eric von Rosen" handed over a "Thulin D" to the Finnish "White Army".
The plane was marked with the baron's personal lucky symbol, a blue swastika.
In honor of Rosen, this symbol was adopted as a national insignia for the new Finnish Air Force.

The ICM kit is pretty good. Only a few problems with the fit in the area of ​​the landing gear and engine gondolas cloud the crafting fun.

It was painted with colors from Revell and Gunze.


Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,953 posts
AeroScale: 1,902 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
That's a really nice Dornier Stefan! Finland is an interesting choice for a build theme considering that they have had very few aircraft types of their own, almost always equipping their air force with a variety of foreign types!

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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,355 posts
AeroScale: 107 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Beautifully done Stefan!