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  1. This is the old 1:32 Matchbox Bf109, finished as "White 5" - an aircraft displayed during the war in Sheffield (and seen by me Dad). The 'heavy mottling' disappeared under the wethering and varnish, and the engine detail could have been a bit crisper (but that was me being impatient and using too many layers of Klear/dark wash). I couldn't replicate the actual paint chips and scuffs - at that point I ran out of skill! Having said all that, I was still very happy with it, and I should thank Jim H for giving me the kit and modelling advice! The best bit about building this, and all the research I did, was recieving this message from the pilot's granddaughter: "During the last week we did some research in the net and stumbled upon the [build forum] page. There you posted about your project: Matchbox Bf109E-4 1:32 "White 5". In some posts you were asking about the pilot of the “Sheffield” Bf109E-4 "White 5". Pilot Uffz. Hans Georg Schulte was my grandfather. He rarely talked about his time in World War II with me. As far as I know, he was shot down two times. The first time he crashed in the British channel and was picked up by the German Marine. Shortly after that crash he went back to flying his “White 5”. He counted for himself 8 victories, from which 7 were verified. On 6th September his plane was hit while fighting again in the Battle over Britain by a Spitfire. He managed to do an emergency landing in the south of Britain. As far as I know, he was injured by a splinter on the left side of his neck, when his plane was hit. After landing in Britain he must have spent some time in a British military hospital. Later he was transported to Canada as a prisoner of war. There he spent the rest of the war and survived. After the war he returned to Germany, though I do not know the exact year. When the German Army was reinstalled in the Fifties, he became a pilot again, though he changed to flying helicopters then. He spent some time in the US (e.g. Texas) for some flight instruction courses. Back in Germany he was a helicopter pilot for the new German Army for a couple of years. Later he gave up flying. Unfortunately he never mentioned anything about technical details of his time flying or details according to the special painting of his “White 5”, the only detail I can remember is, that he was flying with the famous pilot Ernst Udet. My granddad returned to the UK later in his life to go deer hunting in the north of England and Scotland – and to taste the whiskey ;-). For hunting he returned to Canada as well in the 80ies. In December 2003 he died in the age of 85. One of the linked pictures in yourpost shows my granddad as a young man: http://www.asisbiz.c...ce-1940-01.html He is the second man counting from the left side (white shirt, hands in pockets) Unfortunately we have not found these old pictures or the Matchbox model of “his white 5” earlier. I think my granddad would have been very surprised what happend to his plane after the crash. Do you know, if there are more pictures or if the real plane exists still anywhere in Britain? Hope, that you can deal with my information given, though I can not give you more special or technical details. It is amazing, what one can find in the www though... Greets from Germany"
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