Beacon Models: Now open for pre-orders!
Beacon Models been working hard to get our new web shop built and ready for launch, and we are very happy to announce that the new website is now online and accepting orders! We have increased the number of kits that will be available in the range, and you will be able to select different variants of the kits on the product pages. For more information about pre-ordering, click the pre-order info button on the product pages.
Beacon Models are still offering bonuses and rewards with pre-orders which include:
- Various squadron and unit decals.
- Standing pilot figures.
- Art print.
- 50% off shipping for pre-orders over £130.
- Discounted prices on pre-orders over £60.
Many of you supported us on Kickstarter, and we hope that you will enjoy the new products on offer.
Thanks again, and take care!
Will & Bryan.
The different sets will have the same sprues, but come with different decals associated to the aircraft and type selected. Pre-orders you can choose an additional free 'bonus' set of decals/figures at check out for each kit purchased.
Supermarine Spitfire vs Messerschmitt Bf109
Without a doubt, it is in large part because of these stories and the men behind them that the Battle of Britain has been so fascinating to generations that came afterwards. Our Spitfire Mk.I Vs Bf109E dogfight set depicts one such story, and it was difficult indeed to choose two pilots in two aircraft that fought in an encounter during the summer of 1940.
On September 5th 1940, Pilot Officer Gerald “Stapme” Stapleton of No. 603 Squadron RAF shot down a Bf109E-4 flow by Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, Gruppe Adjutant of Staab II/JG3. Records of the event indicate that P/O Stapleton – most probably flying Spitfire N.3196 “XT-L” – shot down Von Werra flying Bf109E “Black Chevron” over Marden, Kent on the morning of the 5th.
He later wrote of the encounter: https://beacon-models.com/product/spitfire-mk-1-vs-bf109e/For the "versus" set you get
1x Spit MK.I P/O Stapleton decals,
2x Battle of France Spitfire Decals2x Battle of France bf.109 decals2x Generic Spitfire Markings2x Generic setd pf bf.109 decals decals2x Spitfire Aces decals2x bf.109 decals Aces decalsChris Freeman Box Art PrintSpitfire and bf.109 pilot figures
|Cycling through the variants|
|Cycling through the variants!|
The Bf109 served as the backbone of the Luftwaffe from the Spanish Civil War to the conclusion of WWII. The three highest scoring aces of all time flew variants of this aircraft, claiming a combined total of 928 victories.
2x Bf.109 E-3/4, plus E-3/4 decals £15
2x Bf.109 E-7, plus E-3/4 decals £15
2x Bf.109 E-7 Trop., plus E-3/4 decals £15
2x Battle of France bf.109 decals2x bf.109 decals Aces decals2x Generic sets of bf.109 decalsSpitfire and bf.109 pilot figures
2x Battle of France Spitfire Decals2x Generic Spitfire Markings2x Spitfire Aces decalsChris Freeman Box Art PrintSpitfire and bf.109 pilot figures